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20 Aug 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

NAN: The flooding situation in this northern province is still serious with three districts still inundated from heavy downpours a few days earlier, when tropical depression "Bebinca" weakened into a low pressure area over the upper North of Thailand.

In the Nan Municipality, six communities -- Suan Tan, Don Kaew, Don Si Soem, Tha Chang, Muang Len and Hua Wiang Tai Lang -- on both sides of the Nan River were 20-50 centimetres under water on Sunday morning as a result of the overflow.

20 Aug 2018 description
report Times of India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With water starting to recede in some of the flooded parts of Kerala, the Centre has decided to focus on provision of emergency supplies

  • NDRF will concentrate its rescue efforts in the still-affected areas of Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Aluva and Idukki

20 Aug 2018 description
report HOPE worldwide

On the Aug 19, 2018 , the day the world remembers as World Humanitarian Day, series of 7.0 and 6.5 Richter scale hit Lombok, including many 5.0 Richter scales.

Panic, fear, confusion looks over the island, and especially the hospital in Mataram, Lombok. Patients from ICU ward were evacuated to tents, including 2 big tents HOPE worldwide provided to support the hospital.

Relief team went to calm down the patients and comfort them. As hundreds of patients were still being cared for after the July 29th and Aug 5th deadly earthquakes.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Government of India

Posted On: 19 AUG 2018 7:15PM by PIB Delhi

The Cabinet Secretary Shri PK Sinha, during the review meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) today, has directed that focus should now be on provision of emergency supplies of food, water, medicines and restoration of essential services such as power, fuel, telecom and transport links as flood water recedes in Kerala. NCMC met for the fourth time today in four days to coordinate rescue and relief operations among the Defence Forces, NDRF, MHA and other Central Ministries and Kerala Government.

19 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION ANALYSIS

• Disrupted health systems and the destruction of health infrastructure and food shortage due to accessibility, availability and afordability, have compounded the poor nutrition situation in northern Syria among the most vulnerable population (including pregnant and lactating women as well as children U5).

19 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION ANALYSIS

• Lack of basic and social services, destruction of education and livelihoods systems and limited economic opportunities have all contributed to increasing vulnerabilities across Syria; the conflict and displacement has exacerbated pre-existing challenges for young people. It has also created and exacerbated social tensions, undermined social cohesion and exposed young people to violence, exploitation and abuse.

19 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 19 ago (AGN).- El Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA) requiere 300 millones de quetzales para atender durante tres meses a las 291.705 familias que están siendo afectadas por la canícula prolongada en Guatemala, indicó una fuente oficial.

“Nuestra propuesta es poder elevar a 300 millones de quetzales el apoyo por parte del Gobierno, para llegar a esas familias con tres raciones de alimentos. La ayuda sería durante tres meses”, manifestó Mario Méndez, titular de la cartera.

19 Aug 2018 description

Michael Kendagor | August 19, 2018

In April 2018 River Tana, the biggest river in Kenya burst its banks following heavy rains. Amina and her children, along with hundreds of others in their community lost their home. Now 35 year-old Amina Ali Dubow, her husband and their five children ages four to 12 years-old—two boys and three girls—live in a temporary camp near Minjila Center, Garsen.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Peru

98% de los alimentos que usa el programa son de origen nacional

El Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar Qali Warma del Midis distribuyó 76,322 toneladas de productos y raciones nutritivas durante el primer semestre del año, informó la directora ejecutiva del programa Sandra Cárdenas.

La funcionaria explicó que el 98% de los alimentos son de origen nacional, de los cuales 35,233 toneladas corresponden a productos ricos en proteínas de origen animal y de ellos 6,357 toneladas son productos con alto contenido en hierro.

19 Aug 2018 description

Paso Real de Macaira, 17 Ago. AVN

22 familias afectadas por el colapso de la represa El Vedero en Paso Real de Macaira, municipio José Tadeo Monagas del estado Guárico reciben atención por el Gobierno Bolivariano, informó Tania Sierra, alcaldesa del municipio José Tadeo Monagas de la referida entidad llanera.

Tras una inspección la alcaldesa constató junto a funcionarios de Protección Civil las necesidades y riesgos que pudiera correr cada familia ante la inundación que dejó a la población sin energía eléctrica.

19 Aug 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

 La cantidad de casos confirmados de sarampión a nivel regional aumenta aproximadamente un 50 por ciento entre junio y mediados de julio, según las organizaciones de salud.

 El Gobierno de Colombia anuncia su intención de otorgar permisos de trabajo y de residencia a más de 440 000 venezolanos indocumentados, que les permitirá el acceso a la salud.

19 Aug 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

  1. This Operations Update details the adjustment of the DREF budget from CHF 287,870 to CHF 417,320 due to increased case load and corresponding response activities.

  2. Since the launch of the original DREF allocation, PRC has been responding with activities for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Psychosocial Support (PSS), Non-Food Item (NFI) distributions with the main geographical focus being Pangasinan and Bataan provinces.

19 Aug 2018 description

KEY ISSUES:

• Fighting is going on in Ad Durayhimi District, south of Al Hudaydah City, with a high number of casualties.
Families are trapped by shelling and airstrikes; ambulances are unable to enter the city.

• Over 50,800 households have been displaced from Al Hudaydah Governorate, of whom 50,100 (98 per cent) have received rapid response assistance including hygiene kits, transit kits and food rations.

19 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

One year since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, WFP continues to provide life saving food assistance through in -kind distributions, e - vouchers, prevention and treatment of malnutrition while continuing essential support to vulnerable members of the host community.

19 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• In partnership with UNICEF, WFP has started a multiwallet pilot, introducing soaps through WFP’s evouchers.

• WFP urgently requires USD 110 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community.

WFP Response (July)

Food and Nutrition Assistance

19 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

More than 5,000 Laotians living in temporary camps in Attapeu province following displacement by flooding from a dam collapse last month in neighboring Champassak province have appealed to the Lao government for more food, basic necessities, and cooking utensils, saying that officials have failed to deliver on a pledge to help them.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Mercy Relief

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2018​– Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, will be deploying a disaster response team to the Indian state of Kerala where heavy rains have caused some of the region’s worst flooding in nearly a century. According to Kerala’s chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, at least 300 people have died as a result of the monsoon floods in the past two weeks.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Kerala is experiencing the largest disaster of flood and land slide after 1924.The torrential rain since 10th May in sporadic place in Kerala and continuous rain since August first week accumulate huge rain water in several dams. Finally, 10th August 22 dams were open by the Kerala government. The state government informed, electronic media, print media and public address system to all the house door to door notice regarding release the water. The river basin areas and houses were submerged with released water from the dams.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Caritas

It’s being called the flood of the century. Torrential rains & strong winds over three weeks have devastated God’s own country, Kerala. It has already received 30% more rain than its annual average; rains in the state often last till November.

34 dams are spewing water, 44 rivers are in spate. 12 of the state’s 14 districts are submerged. 36 locations are battling landslides. More than Rs 11,000 crore in damages. Such devastation was last seen in 1924, long before Indian Independence.