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17 Aug 2018 description

Juba – South Sudan is one of the most dangerous and challenging places in the world to be an aid worker. Thousands of South Sudanese risk their lives every day to provide lifesaving assistance in their own communities, with millions of people facing unprecedented levels of humanitarian need since the crisis broke out in December 2013.

In a country beset by conflict, one can wake up and find an emergency suddenly strike in their own village, driving individuals to provide assistance in extremely difficult and challenging conditions.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Medical staff are fleeing hospitals in Cameroon's troubled English-speaking regions after attacks this month left several nurses dead and many others wounded. Medics say they are stuck between a military that accuses them of aiding armed separatists and rebel fighters who say hospitals betray them to the army.

Elvis Ndansi, of the Cameroon trade union of nurses, says the killings and abuse provoked outrage in the medical corps.

17 Aug 2018 description

Depuis le début de l’année, la situation humanitaire connait une légère amélioration notamment dans les secteurs de l’insécurité alimentaire, la nutrition et dans une certaine mesure des déplacements de population. Le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire a diminué de 35% par rapport à l’an dernier passant de 2,6 millions en juillet 2017 à 1,7 million en avril 2018. Cette diminution est principalement due à une amélioration de la production agricole lors de la saison 2018A.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

As the global community prepares to mark World Humanitarian Day, the joint challenges of conflict and hunger are at the forefront of our minds. Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, shares five things to know about conflict and hunger, and what can be done to break the cycle.

1. Conflict is on the rise and is driving humanitarian needs

17 Aug 2018 description

By Lou Ellen L. Antonio

MARAWI CITY, August 17 (PIA TFBM ICCC) -- Dubbed “Reviving Peace with the Marawi children towards a World in Harmony,” private organizations provided aid to the displaced children of Marawi City who are currently sheltered in Biyaya ng Pagbabago Transitional Shelter Site, Barangay Sagonsongan.

The private organizations include Rotary Club Uptown Iligan-District 3870, Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrist (IPAO) – Iligan- Lanao Chapter and the Fraternal Order of Eagles – PENM region 2 - Tawan-Tawan Hills Eagles Club.

17 Aug 2018 description

Dengue update

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of July, 2018, 35014 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 35.1% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Frontier Post

THARPARKAR: Four children died on Thursday in Sindh’s Tharparkar district owing to viral infections and malnutrition, taking the total death count in the region for similar cases during recent year to 397, sources in Mithi Civil Hospital said.

The trend of infant deaths in the region seems to have carried on from January, during which 54 infants below the age of five lost their lives due to various health issues, sources said.

17 Aug 2018 description

Suite à la notification, le 1er août 2018, d’une nouvelle flambée de maladie à virus Ebola dans la province du Nord-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo, l’OMS a réalisé une évaluation formelle rapide des risques qui a démontré que le risque pour la santé publique est élevé au niveau régional. Cette évaluation tenait compte du fait qu’avec huit millions d’habitants, le Nord-Kivu est l’une des provinces les plus peuplées du pays. Le Nord-Kivu est limitrophe de quatre autres provinces (Ituri, Sud-Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo) ainsi que de l’Ouganda et du Rwanda.

17 Aug 2018 description

Le vaste réseau de volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi est mis à contribution dans la mise en œuvre du plan de contingence contre la maladie à virus d’Ebola. Ainsi,les volontaires de la Branche de Kayanza ont procédé, le 11 août 2018, à l’installation des tentes à la frontière burundo-rwandaise.

17 Aug 2018 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report is expected to be issued on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Highlights

  • The Sekaman hydro-power plant in Attapeu has released water today as river levels are rising due to continuous rain in the area.

16 Aug 2018 description

The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria

The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria amid warnings that more than 2.9 million people in Idlib and surrounding areas are at risk of deadly attacks by the Asad regime and its backers.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Government of India

A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) was held here today to ensure continued and scale up assistance to the State of Kerala in view of the prevailing floods situation.

16 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remained critical. According to the inter-agency 2018 DPRK Needs and Priorities document, up to 10.3 million people (41 per cent of total population) continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services.

16 Aug 2018 description

NEW YORK, AUGUST 16, 2018—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened an Ebola treatment center on Tuesday, August 14 in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicenter of the outbreak in North Kivu

16 Aug 2018 description

AUGUST 16, 2018—After a year of relative calm in the town of Arsal, northeastern Lebanon, many medical needs remain unmet among the local Lebanese population and the Syrian refugees in the area, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for better access to secondary care for local residents and refugees.