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13 Aug 2018 description


1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.

Over 85 per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan live below the poverty line;1 the figure is over 75 per cent in Lebanon.

621,543 individuals reached across the region in the first half of 2018, with over USD 78 million distributed.

USD 116 million urgently required for cash assistance to 87,000 Syrian refugee families (435,000 individuals) in the second half of 2018.

13 Aug 2018 description

Heavy rains and subsequent floods have had devastating consequences in several parts of the country. The Ministry of Humanitarian Action reports nearly 50 000 homeless people as a consequence of the damage or complete destruction of 3 131 houses. 22 people lost their lives, 26 344 livestock were killed and 3 900 hectares of land are devastated.

13 Aug 2018 description
report Muslim Aid


A 6.2 magnitude earthquake (aftershock) hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 9th 2018. This follows prior earthquakes of 7.0 M on August 5th 2018, and a 6.4 M quake on Sunday 29th July 2018.

13 Aug 2018 description
report The Guardian

Dramatic fall in infant deaths prompts calls for national immunisation programmes to incorporate treatment

A rotavirus vaccine introduced in rural Malawi has reduced deaths from infant diarrhoea by more than a third, proving for the first time that a major intervention in a low-income country can be highly effective.

Read more on the Guardian.

13 Aug 2018 description

Murtaza Talpur

Malnutrition is one of the foremost socio-economic problems faced by developing countries like Pakistan. It takes place owing to insufficient or imbalanced nourishment and poor sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. It results in poor health and education outcomes and impedes economic growth and human development.

13 Aug 2018 description


13 August 2018 FORECAST: Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm "'CARDING" (I.N. YAGI) (Outside PAR) will continue to bring monsoon rains over Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA).

SYNOPSIS: Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon.


Location (as of 3AM): 960 km north of Extreme Northern Luzon (29.0°N, 120.6°E) [OUTSIDE PAR] Maximum Sustained Winds: 75 KM/H
Gustiness: up to 120 KM/H
Movement: NORTHWEST AT 35 KM/H


13 Aug 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

13 Aug 2018 description

A handbook on National Dengue Management will be sent to doctors in September, said Dr. Zaw Lin, deputy director of the dengue and elephantiasis programme, operating under the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The guidelines are developed by experts and specialists from the World Health Organization. The handbook also includes guidelines on adult dengue fever.

13 Aug 2018 description


a. Series of moderate and strong earthquakes have rocked cities and regencies in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) since 29 July 2018; i.e. with the strongest shocks recorded M 7.0 (5 Aug) , M 6.4 (29 Jul), and M 6.2 (9 Aug). Although the tremors were also felt in neighboring islands, i.e. Bali and Sumba, Lombok Island is the most affected one and has declared state of calamity.

13 Aug 2018 description

BENI/BRAZZAVILLE / 12 août 2018 - Ces deux derniers jours, au cours de la visite conjointe avec les officiels du Ministère de la Santé et des autres partenaires dans les zones touchées de la maladie à virus Ebola, les hauts dirigeants de l’OMS du Siège et du Bureau régional ont constaté la complexité dans la mise en œuvre des interventions pour le contrôle de cette affection au Nord-Kivu, en République Démocratique du Congo.

13 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 12th August 2018
- Cumulative cases: 52
- Confirmed cases: 25
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 39
- Cases under investigation: 48
- Areas affected: Two provinces
- North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
- Ituri - Mambasa, Mandina
- Note: There is no suspected or confirmed case in Uganda

12 Aug 2018 description
report Save the Children

Over the past couple of days, we have seen a severe and deeply dangerous escalation on the Gaza-Israel border, with reports of dozens of casualties on both sides.

More than 180 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza have hit Israel, with 11 reported injuries including one woman with serious injuries. Gaza was hit more than 200 times throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday.

12 Aug 2018 description

BENI/BRAZZAVILLE 12 August 2018 – WHO’s global and African regional leadership saw first-hand the complexities of implementing the Ebola response in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in visits with the Ministry of Health officials to affected areas over the last two days. While this is the country’s 10th Ebola outbreak, it is the first time that the disease has struck a densely populated active conflict zone.

12 Aug 2018 description

Khartoum, 12 August 2018-- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Federal Ministries of Health, Industry, and Commerce in Sudan have met to review the findings of March 2018 assessment and develop a cost-benefit analysis on wheat flour fortification in Sudan.

WHO Representative Dr. Naeema Al Gasseer stated that the study result has demonstrated that investing $1 in wheat flour fortification has the potential to return $15 to the economy of Sudan.

12 Aug 2018 description

Disability is defined as interactions between personal and environmental factors. It is measured by the level of functioning of a person in various areas of daily activities (called “domains”) regardless of impairments, using the Washington Group tools.