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14 Aug 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • Afghanistan is suffering from severe drought, which has placed an estimated 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP Afghanistan’s response to the drought has three phases. Phase 1, the early response was completed in June and targeted 14 provinces and reached 463,000 people. Phase 2, the enhanced response, is ongoing. Phase 3, the full-scale response, will begin in September or early October.

14 Aug 2018 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

a. 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 province of Bali, only NTB Province declared emergency response status.

14 Aug 2018 description

Background

The WFP-led Logistics Cluster was activated in Syria in January 2013, in order to facilitate access to crucial logistics services for all operations across the region, including surface transportation, contingency fuel provision and storage, cross-border transhipment services, emergency airlifts, and warehousing. In September 2014, the Whole of Syria (WoS) approach was adopted as a result of the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 2165, bringing together regional separate operations (Jordan, Syria, Turkey) into a single framework.

13 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of 28 June 2018, a total of 15,425 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were registered at Kenani transit centre in the Luapula Province of Zambia.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government of Zambia to provide life-saving services for all the refugees in Kenani transit centre and in the Mantapala permanent settlement area.

• More than half of the refugees have been relocated to Mantapala permanent settlement area.

13 Aug 2018 description

2,550 people arrived by sea and 1,500 by land this month. Arrivals this year are double those of 2017.
The Government is increasing accommodation for asylumseekers in camps but the needs surpass these efforts. Island centres remain extremely overcrowded in Lesvos, Chios and Samos where many children, pregnant women and other vulnerable people live in difficult conditions and makeshift shelter.

13 Aug 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable with the main hot spots in the governorates of As-Swieda, Deir Ez-Zor, Aleppo, and Idlib.

13 Aug 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The annual rainy season in Sudan usually lasts from June until October or November, affecting approximately 200,000 people each year. The rainy season this year started mid of July 2018, causing flash floods in the states bordering South Sudan and Ethiopia. These states include Kassala, Elgezira, Northern, West Kordofan and Sennar.

13 Aug 2018 description

Each year urban and rural populations across Bangladesh are impacted by threats posed by disasters, with the frequency and intensity of natural disasters only predicted to increase further in coming years.

Right now it’s monsoon season. From June to October each year heavy rains inundate communities, hitting up to 70 per cent of the South Asian country. But this isn’t the only threat for Bangladesh, with communities and livelihoods also vulnerable to cyclones, earthquakes and landslides.

13 Aug 2018 description

Overview

The priority funding gaps presented here are intended to inform urgently required funding decisions by donors. The priorities have been reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator a.i, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC). This latest prioritization exercise follows the exercise conducted in May 2018.

13 Aug 2018 description

QUEZON CITY, Aug 12 -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Response Cluster convenes to discuss the continuous response efforts for Habagat-affected communities.

Vice-Chair for Response and Acting Secretary for Social Welfare and Development Virginia N Orogo chaired the meeting attended by representatives of the Response Cluster member-agencies namely: DILG, DOST-PAGASA, DepEd, DOH, OCD, AFP, BFP, PNP, and PCG. Likewise, Regional DRRM Councils I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR joined the meeting via videoconference.

13 Aug 2018 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

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

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MARAWI CITY, August 13 (PIA TFBM ICCC) -- A station of People's Television Network, Inc. (PTV) will soon be constructed in Marawi City.

The establishment of the PTV station aims to create an infrastructure that will serve as an avenue for the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to disseminate information about its efforts for the recovery and rehabilitation of the displaced and returned residents of Marawi.

12 Aug 2018 description
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Welcome to the rst issue of Flying News Rumour Tracking Bulletin. The Flying News bulletin captures rumours and perceptions of the Rohingya population to eliminate information gaps between humanitarian agencies and refugees. By providing eld sta and volunteers with current rumours and basic facts to answer them, the Flying News Bulletin aims to create a better understanding of the needs of the Rohingya and helps answer rumours before they can do any harm.

12 Aug 2018 description
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Summary of RDRT Operation at effected area by devastating flash flood in Attapue province, Lao PDR