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18 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 61,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017, however the number of returnees remains difficult to verify.

18 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 14 February, the Government of Tonga requested UN support, through the humanitarian cluster system, to respond to the severe Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gita that hit Tonga on the night of 12-13 February as a Category 4 system. In Tonga, to date, there are 108 evacuation centres for 4,500 evacuees, including 1,225 affected families in Tongatapu and 264 affected families in Eua.

18 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a annoncé vendredi l’intensification de son opération d'urgence en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour empêcher la famine dans la région du Kasaï.

Une décision qui intervient dans un contexte d’escalade de la violence, de défis logistiques impressionnants et d’insuffisance de fonds dans cette région congolaise ravagée par le conflit.

18 Feb 2018 description

CARINE TOPE Lubumbashi, le 15 Février 2018 – Le chef de bureau de la MONUSCO-Lubumbashi a officiellement remis un centre de santé au quartier Tabac Congo, dans la périphérie de Lubumbashi, aux autorités politiques et sanitaires de la Province du Haut-Katanga. Le centre de santé dénommé Masaidizi a été construit dans le cadre des Projets à Impact Rapide de la MONUSCO. Les travaux ont été exécutés par le bataillon béninois de la MONUSCO, BENBATT, pour un coût de près de 50.000 dollars américains.

18 Feb 2018 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 16 February 2018 (TAB A)

B. Current Situation

16 February 2018

18 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Since 1:00PM of January 22, 2018 to present, alert status is raised to level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) by DOST-PHIVOLCS, due to the volcano’s phreatomagmatic eruption (increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and summit explosion).

17 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 17th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has implemented the first phase of the relief, medical and logistics aid programme valued at AED 8 million, provided by the UAE to support the humanitarian situation in Angola.

17 Feb 2018 description

SHABWA, 16th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided 36,000 litres of diesel fuel to power the Urology Hospital in Azzan and dialysis centres in the cities of Ataq and Baihan in Shabwa Governorate, Yemen.

Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC Team in Shabwa, stated that providing diesel fuel is part of the UAE's long-standing tradition of humanitarian action and its assistance to the people of Yemen.

17 Feb 2018 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Between January 2016 and January 2018, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades.

17 Feb 2018 description
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February 17th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a medical team to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to conduct the 12th edition of its annual cardiac catheterization programme for poor children with congenital heart problems.

This is the first of 23 medical missions planned by QRCS for 2018, including cardiac catheterization for children, open-heart surgery, eye camps, etc. These missions would cover 13 countries in Asia and Africa.

17 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS (JANUARY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • Voluntary and dignified repatriation of over 4,500 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon

  • Farmers/ Herders clash in Numan, Demsa and Song LGAs

  • HRP for 2018

  • Epidemiological updates of diseases

  • Conducted training on Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) capacity building for partners in conjunction with OCHA

  • Cluster Coordination Program Monitoring (CCPM)

17 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Since 1:00PM of January 22, 2018 to present, alert status is raised to level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) by DOST-PHIVOLCS, due to the volcano’s phreatomagmatic eruption (increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and summit explosion).

17 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Alert status was raised to level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) on January 22 at 1:00 PM by DOST-PHIVOLCS due to the phreatomagmatic eruption (increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and summit explosion).

16 Feb 2018 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC[1] y con información suministrada por socios del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC) Chocó.

16 Feb 2018 description

Trinidad, 16 feb (ABI).- El responsable departamental de atención y desastres del Beni, Remy Lázaro, informó el viernes que las infecciones respiratorias agudas y la micosis cutánea predominan entre las familias damnificadas por la inundación que se registró en ese departamento y que se encuentran en albergues.

"Tenemos que las infecciones respiratorias agudas, están encabezando con el 25% (de 2.800 atenciones); seguidas de las micosis cutánea, luego tenemos las parasitosis", informó a los periodistas.

16 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Cusco: Coordinan entrega de ayuda humanitaria para damnificados de deslizamiento en distrito de Santo Tomás

La Dirección Desconcentrada del INDECI en la región Cusco, coordina con las autoridades locales la entrega de ayuda humanitaria para los damnificados del deslizamiento de lodo y piedras registrado ayer en la localidad de Antapunco, en el distrito de Santo Tomás, perteneciente a la provincia de Chumbivilcas, informó esa institución al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

16 Feb 2018 description

Beirut, 16 February 2018 - Achim Steiner, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), warns of pressures on Lebanon’s social services, infrastructure and jobs due to the impact of the Syria Crisis as he wrapped up his first official visit to Lebanon yesterday.

16 Feb 2018 description

Con el objetivo de evaluar los protocolos de atención y de respuesta institucional para los casos de desnutrición aguda, personal técnico de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional –SESAN-, se reunió con representantes del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social –MSPAS-; Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación –MAGA-; Ministerio de Educación –MINEDUC-; Registro Nacional de las Personas –RENAP-; Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la Esposa del Presidente –SOSEP-; y Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia –SEGEPLAN-.