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25 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the town of Atzala, Atzala Municipality, Puebla State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 7 km West from the epicenter of the 7.1M earthquake that struck the central eastern part of Mexico on 19 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 91 potentially damaged structures from, which 78 are within the town extent. Taking in account the total 559 preevent structures in the town of Atzala, 14% of the structures seem to be damaged.

25 Sep 2017 description

Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda convened in Entebbe, Uganda, to identify and discuss opportunities to strengthen cross-border interventions for guinea worm disease eradication. Participants mapped a joint action plan for 2018 to strengthen surveillance, communication and coordination for guinea worm disease eradication. They further charted a strategy to strengthen cross-border surveillance among refugees to prevent the disease from spilling over to refugee host-communities.

25 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the towns of Ayutla and San Nicolas Tolentino, Izucar de Matamoros Municipality, Puebla State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 1.5 km West from the epicenter of the 7.1M earthquake that struck the central eastern part of Mexico on 19 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 423 potentially damaged structures, from which 240 are within San Nicolas Tolentino, 172 in Ayutla and 11 in Dulces Nombres.

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• With the completion of the rapid damage and loss assessment, UNICEF is now focusing efforts on operationalization of the recovery strategy. As part of the recovery, the installation of household hold rain water harvesting systems (RWHS) continued. It is expected to benefit 2,700 households with a complete safe water package. A total of 313 RWHS have been installed (22 in Kamayama, 42 at Jah Kingdom, 24 in Pentagon, 45 in Gbamgbayila, 80 in Kaningo and 100 in Regent).

25 Sep 2017 description

◾More than 436 000 refugees have now fled to Bangladesh. Fillipo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees currently visiting Bangladesh, stated that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now and urged international partners to step up financial and operational assistance.

25 Sep 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Sep 2017): 103,273
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Sep 2016): 131,088
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 24 Sep 2017: 4,146
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 24 Sep 2016: 16,020
Average daily arrivals in September 2017 so far: 173
Average daily arrivals in August 2017: 126
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 24 Sep): 2,561
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 24 Sep): 3,498
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096

25 Sep 2017 description

Cox's Bazar, 25 September 2017

Ridwan Khatun’s family fled Rakhine state, Myanmar six days ago. His father, mother and four older siblings arrived in Kutapalong settlement, near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, tired and weak.

Six-month-old Ridwan was particularly affected. According to his mother Johra, Ridwan can’t stop coughing, has a fever and is suffering shortness of breath. “For three days we moved with no food. He has been shivering nonstop” she says. “He also cannot urinate.”

25 Sep 2017 description
report El Espectador

Los emberas que viven en los pagadiarios de San Bernardo sienten que la paz no dialoga con ellos. Incumplimientos del Estado, falta de soluciones a su precaria situación y la violencia que persiste en sus territorios los tienen sobreviviendo en una de las zonas más deprimidas de la capital.

Indígenas emberas, desplazados de Chocó y Risaralda, que se encuentran en el barrio San Bernardo de Bogotá, no han visto materializada la promesa según la cual las víctimas serían el centro del Acuerdo de Paz con las Farc.

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13003

Security Council
8054th Meeting (AM)

Israel had moved forward with illegal settlement activity at a high rate since late June further dashing hopes for a two-State solution, the United Nations top envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council today.

25 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the TripleSat satellite on 21 September 2017, UNOSAT located 9,777 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 6.6 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 26 June 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park

  • Significant decrease (23%) in people transiting through Juba Gumbo Park respect to the previous week (1083 individuals compared to 1401). The overwhelming majority of people moving are youths between 5 and 17 years old (509 ind. - 47%).

  • Majority of people are moving from Juba (701 individuals - 65% of the total) and they are manly going to Uganda (547 ind. to Refugee Camps and 107 to Kampala). Mainly reasons for Movements are “Shortage of Food” (354 ind. – 50%) and “Insecurity” (142 ind. – 20%).

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.
Members of the working group include: B’Tselem, DCI-Palestine, OCHA, OHCHR, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Terre Des Homme – Suisse, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS, War Child Holland, WHO and World Vision.

This edition covers July, August and September 2016.

25 Sep 2017 description

Anthropologist Roberto Wright is working in Ethiopia’s Somali region to help MSF reach and be accepted by local communities.

It’s 8am in Galorgube, a small town in Doolo zone in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The sun is already strong. Until late 2016, this area was greener and less populated than it is today. But, after a series of failed rainy seasons, the ground turned orange and became dotted with hundreds of tents. They belong to the nomadic pastoralist people who were forced to settle here after the drought killed the animals on which they depend.

25 Sep 2017 description

Washington, 21 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS / OMS) – Expertos en desastres de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) están lidiando con las secuelas de dos terremotos de gran magnitud en México y dos huracanes de categoría 5 en el Caribe, enfocándose en los riesgos de salud que resultan de las emergencias.

25 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.

Members of the working group include: DCI-Palestine, B’Tselem, Médecins du Monde – Suisse, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Save the Children, War Child Holland, World Vision, OCHA, OHCHR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS and WHO.

This edition covers January, February and March 2016.

25 Sep 2017 description

En la 29ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana, que se celebra del 25 al 29 de septiembre, también se elige al Director de la OPS.

Washington, D.C., 21 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS)- Los ministros de Salud de las Américas se reunirán la semana próxima en la sede de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), para acordar las políticas de salud pública para la región que aborden los principales desafíos y orienten la cooperación técnica de la organización en cada país.

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 20 September, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that 429,000 people are estimated to have entered Bangladesh since 25 August, 2017. The total number of affected population, including the new influx, is now over 1 million. The speed and magnitude of this influx has overwhelmed the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian agencies to respond to immediate needs. As a result, UNICEF activated the Level 3 response for new influx in Bangladesh until 31 March 2018.