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22 Jun 2018 description

By: Ra’ed al Nims

Ahmad Yihya Awad (28) carries out voluntary work for Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of peaceful protests known as the March of Return a few months ago, Ahmad has been evacuating and assisting Palestinian casualties along Gaza’s eastern borders alongside other PRCS’ volunteers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). What Ahmad sees in the line of duty causes him great distress, as well as mixed feeling of sadness, fear, satisfaction and happiness.

21 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict continues to generate civilian casualties, displacement, and food insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin

  • PBIED attacks result in at least 31 civilian deaths in northeastern Nigeria on June 16

  • In northeastern Nigeria, Yobe State health authorities declare end of cholera outbreak, while Adamawa State officials report decline in new suspected cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jun 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

OVERALL FINDINGS

Ar-Raqqa governorate is located in northeast Syria. The Euphrates River flows through the governorate and into the Al-Thawrah Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam providing electricity in Syria, although years of conflict have limited its ability to generate electricity. Since the conflict over Ar-Raqqa city ended in October 2017, electricity services have been mostly unavailable. However, recent repairs to the Al Furosya electric station resulted in 72% of the assessed communities relying primarily on the electricity network in April.

21 Jun 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

OVERALL FINDINGS

Quneitra governorate is located in southern Syria in the Syrian Golan Heights. Situated within the Jordan River Basin in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, Quneitra receives the highest average rainfall throughout Syria. Approximately half of the assessed communities in Quneitra sourced their water from closed wells, and all communities reported having a sufficient amount of water to cover household needs. Additioinally, Key Informants (KIs) reported that water was fine to drink in all of the assessed communities.

21 Jun 2018 description

Autoridades del Gobierno Salvadoreño, recibieron en las instalaciones del Centro Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional de la Dirección General de Protección Civil, a la misión multidisciplinaria que brindó asistencia humanitaria oportuna e inmediata en apoyo a las personas afectadas por la Erupción del Volcán de Fuego en Guatemala.

21 Jun 2018 description

ECOSOC/6932
21 JUNE 2018
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 39TH & 40TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Concluding its humanitarian affairs segment, the Economic and Social Council today adopted a resolution on improving emergency response, stressing that the United Nations could better coordinate the protection of civilians, including women and children, persons with disabilities, the wounded, sick and displaced.

21 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Emergency Response Plan for North West and South West regions was launched on May 27 to assist 160,000 displaced persons in these two Anglophone regions with the total budget of $15.1 million.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, JUNE 21, 2018 --- The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) welcomes Australia as a donor to the PEF, joining Japan and Germany. Australia is contributing US$7.2 million to the PEF’s Cash Window, which was set up through an initial contribution from Germany. Australia will also now be a voting member of the PEF Steering Body.

21 Jun 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Robust health systems are not only essential to ending HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics, but they yield broader outcomes, delivering health care in a sustainable, equitable and effective way. Resilient and sustainable systems for health accelerate progress toward universal health coverage, and help countries prepare for emerging threats to global health security.

21 Jun 2018 description

Detention of children is inhumane. The United States must adopt community-based alternatives.

21 Jun 2018 description
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Sana’a, 21 June 2018 – A week after fighting began in the port city of Hodeidah, hundreds of thousands of civilians remain at serious risk. “We are deeply worried about the situation,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. “Even before the fighting began, conditions in Hodeidah were some of the worst in the country.”

21 Jun 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 21 juin 2018

La Commission a débloqué aujourd'hui une aide humanitaire de 34 millions d'euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Ouganda et au Kenya; une attention particulière sera accordée aux personnes déplacées dans ces deux pays.

21 Jun 2018 description

IOM'S RESPONSE FOCUS

  • Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) at border-crossings and in the affected province

  • POINTS OF ENTRY (POE) surveillance (health screening)

  • Infection Prevention and Control measures (hygiene promotion) at POE

  • Risk communication at POE

  • Cross-border coordination between DRC, Central African Republic (CAR), and Republic of the Congo (ROC)