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20 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a los protocolos vigentes finalizó la fase de Atención a la Emergencia en los departamentos afectados por los eventos meteorológicos ocurridos en la madrugada del 19 de octubre durante la vigencia de la advertencia naranja emitida por INUMET, y está iniciando la fase de Recuperación. El operativo retorno se desarrolló sin inconvenientes en Cerro Largo y en Rivera y ya regresó el 80 % de las 114 personas desplazadas. Aún permanecen 23 personas evacuadas en Tacuarembó (15 mayores y 8 menores).

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description

Bogotá, 20 de octubre de 2017. La Cruz Roja Colombiana en el marco de la operación Emergencia Mocoa viene realizando diversas actividades para garantizar la recuperación de las familias afectadas por la avalancha del paso mes de abril, en las líneas de medios de vida y apoyo psicosocial. Con lo cual se ha brindado apoyo a 455 familias damnificadas aportando transferencias de efectivo por un valor de $800.000 para cada familia con el fin de restablecer sus necesidades más urgentes (arriendo, alimentación, compra de enseres, ropa, etc.).

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Titular del Minsa y director de la Autoridad para la Reconstrucción con Cambios, Pablo de la Flor, revisaron cartera de proyectos.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Última información

Piura: Ministerio de Defensa entrega ayuda humanitaria a afectados por frío y lluvias en Morropón

El Ministerio de Defensa entregó esta mañana cinco toneladas de víveres y ropa a los pobladores del distrito de Santo Domingo, provincia de Morropón, en Piura, quienes resultaron afectados recientemente por las bajas temperaturas, y antes, en el verano, por las fuertes lluvias producidas en el norte del país.

20 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 19 October 2017, (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has urged people in flooded areas to take protective measures against flood related diseases, particularly leptospirosis and conjunctivitis. 

Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, Dr. Jessada Chokdamrongsuk, has instructed officials at health centers in flooded areas to prepare measures for flood related diseased. 

Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans through cuts and abrasions of the skin, or through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth. 

19 Oct 2017 description

En la noche de ayer, durante la vigencia de la advertencia meteorológica de nivel naranja emitida por INUMET y de acuerdo a las previsiones, se produjeron lluvias, tormentas y vientos fuertes en todo el territorio nacional. Dichos fenómenos provocaron afectaciones en algunas zonas del país. Los departamentos más afectados fueron Colonia y Salto pero también se registraron daños en Artigas, Cerro Largo, Paysandú, Rivera y Tacuarembó.

19 Oct 2017 description

Managua, 19 de octubre de 2017.

En respuesta a los daños causados por la tormenta tropical Nate, la Comisión Europea ha destinado US$117,780 (100,000 euros) para atender las necesidades más urgentes de las familias nicaragüenses afectadas.

Los fondos de la Unión Europea se emplearán para dar asistencia a 432 familias (2,160 personas) en las comunidades de Ochomogo y Gil González en el municipio de Belén, departamento de Rivas.

19 Oct 2017 description

When the biggest natural disaster on record in Sierra Leone hit Freetown on 14 August, hundreds of staff and volunteers immediately joined in the response and relief efforts to assist those affected. The scale of the disaster challenged the authorities’ existing resources, particularly for search and rescue. “I played my part. Our contribution might not have made headlines in the media but it was a significant part of the process and I feel satisfied in myself to have supported these efforts,” says Dain Kay*, a volunteer grave digger in Waterloo village.

19 Oct 2017 description

The Commonwealth of Dominica is a sovereign island country, part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island lies - southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750km2, and the highest point is Morne Diablotins. The island’s vegetation is dense, a consequence of its elevation and very high rainfall, which varies from about 1800mm per year on the western coast to over 7,500mm in the mountainous interior. Dominica is a lower middle-income country and the poorest of the southeastern Caribbean islands.

19 Oct 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following the landslides and floods that hit Freetown and surrounding areas on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone continues to support national recovery.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Sustained humanitarian assistance is critical in averting famine, as forecasts point to a below- average Deyr (October- December) rainy season that will further worsen the food security situation

  • WFP requires USD 239 million in order to continue providing relief assistance and lifesaving nutrition services to the most vulnerable people in drought affected areas for the next six months (October 2017-March 2018)

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description
report Tearfund

During the flooding in Bangladesh, Bibha’s house was washed away. With her family she managed to take shelter in a neighbouring house.

Both she and her eldest daughter fell sick with a fever. With the roads destroyed around Kurigram she had no way to get to the health centre to get help.

Bibha’s husband is a labourer, but during monsoon season he doesn’t have any work and the whole family has to survive on only one meal a day. Now their circumstances had just got much worse.

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Total affected population: 1.7 million
  • Total affected children (<18 years): 680,000
  • Number of people to be reached in 2017: 400,000
  • Number of children to be reached in 2017: 160,000

Nepal

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 World Bank, GFDRR

Executive Summary

A massive landslide in the Western Area Rural of Sierra Leone on August 14, 2017, slipped into the Babadorie River Valley and exacerbated existing flooding in the Western Area Rural and Urban (Freetown), affecting about 6,000 people of which 1,141 have been declared dead or missing.