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18 Oct 2017 description


The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM) is a Technical Working Group to the Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism. (ICCM) The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data and location of displaced persons across Yemen.

As of 01 Sep 2017, the TFPM has identified, 2,014,026 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (335,671 households) who have been displaced due to conflict since March 2015, dispersed across 21 governorates.

18 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Medics who rushed to help victims of a huge bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say the country's threadbare emergency services have been pushed beyond their limit.

From a lack of ambulance drivers to break-downs of the ambulances themselves, to checkpoints blocking routes to hospitals to a shortage of blood, the chaotic response to the deadliest truck bombing in Somalia's history cost additional lives, they said.

18 Oct 2017 description


La situation de l’épidémie de la peste affecte actuellement 38 Districts, qui se répartissent dans 17 Régions de Madagascar. Généralement, 805 cas de peste ont été notifiés, dont:

  • 595 de formes pulmonaires ;
  • 210 de formes buboniques.

Le bilan fait état de 74 décès, avec un taux de létalité national de 9,2 % (c’est le rapport du nombre de décès avec le nombre total des cas notifiés).

Parmi ces cas notifiés:

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

18 Oct 2017 description

EHRAN - In his recent interview with the Tehran Times, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran has praised Iran for providing very affordable healthcare services for refugees.

“Iran has set a global precedent by opening the access of all refugees into its Salamat Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI) which provides health insurance services similar to that of Iranian nationals,” Sivanka Dhanapala notes.

The UNHCR diplomat also says the launch of UPHI coverage can ensure refugees’ “social protection” and “resilience”.

18 Oct 2017 description

17 October 2017 - WHO has delivered lifesaving blood supplies and trauma care medicines as part of its emergency response to the bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia on 14 October, in which more than 275 people were killed and more than 300 people severely injured.

Three tonnes of emergency medicines, medical and surgical supplies and 500 blood group testing kits were rapidly deployed to overwhelmed hospitals faced with increasing numbers of casualties in critical condition.

18 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

18 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two major earthquakes in Mexico and one of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history have dominated news cycles and taken up a disproportionate share of organizational activity and donor public focus.

18 Oct 2017 description

Jessica Faieta

Subsecretaria General de la ONU y Directora del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

El mundo marca dos días internacionales claves este mes: uno para la Erradicación de la Pobreza el 17 de octubre y otro para la Reducción de Desastres, cuatro días antes. No es coincidencia que estén profundamente conectados.

18 Oct 2017 description
report The Kathmandu Post


Cases of dengue and malaria, the vector-borne diseases more prevalent in the southern plains, have been reported in Baitadi, a hill district in Province 7.

A boy from Pancheshwor Rural Municipality-4, suffering from high fever and severe headache, was taken to India in August after his treatment was not possible in the local health facilities in Baitadi. The minor was diagnosed with dengue during treatment in the Indian city of Faridabad.

18 Oct 2017 description

Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought.

“We are alarmed at the massive scale of this crisis. On average, a staggering 3,500 people per day have fled their homes this year searching for food and water to stay alive,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Regional Director, Gabriella Waaijman. “We are witnessing a mass exodus from rural villages not seen since the deadly 2011–2012 famine that killed 260,000 people.”

18 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Última información

 Ayacucho: Dieciocho toneladas de ayuda humanitaria entregó Gobierno Regional a afectados por heladas y friaje

El Gobierno Regional de Ayacucho ha entregado hasta la fecha un total de 18.1 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a los pobladores afectados por la presencia de heladas y friaje que viven en zonas alto andinas de esa región y que superan los 3,500 metros sobre el nivel del mar, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI) al COEN DEFENSA.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NÔI — The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health warned yesterday that flooding and rains in central and northern provinces could trigger disease outbreaks.

According to the department, the heavy rains and floods that hit the country last week arrived at the peak time season for diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, typhoid and the flu.

Garbage and waste overflow, borne along by floodwaters, cause pollution and diseases.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

MANILA, 17 October 2017 – UNICEF Philippines and the global movement Nutrition International (NI) begin a nationwide three-year initiative to reduce risks of maternal deaths for pregnant women and protect newborn babies from life-threatening diseases.

Working with the Department of Health, the ‘Right Start Initiative’ will provide iron folic acid supplement to pregnant and post-partum mothers, promote optimum infant and young child feeding practices, and provide micronutrient powder for 91,000 pregnant women and 142,000 children 6-23 months old.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Women refugees find safe spaces to network, learn new skills and recover from the trauma of war and sexual violence in two Women Cohesion Spaces (WCS) supported by UN Women in Cameroon and funded by the Government of Japan and the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB). Many have regained their health after spending several months as hostages.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Saratu Andrawas finds safety at the WCS in Minawao refugee camp. Photo credit: Fajong Joseph, UN Women Cameroon

18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 octobre 2017 – Les récentes violences meurtrières qui ont touché la ville de Kembé, au sud-est de la République centrafricaine, ont « des implications sur le plan humanitaire », selon un rapport du Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

C'est dans ce contexte que la Coordonnatrice de l'action humanitaire dans ce pays, Najat Rochdi, s'est rendue lundi à Berne, en Suisse, car l'ONU manque de moyens financiers pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires.