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20 Oct 2017 description

Since September 22nd, Mt. Agung on Indonesia’s Bali island has shown increased volcanic activity, prompting the government to order the evacuation of around 75,000 people living nearby. Today, ACT Indonesia Forum members YEU (YAKKUM), ICCO-Cooperation and Lutheran World Relief are on the ground in Bali assessing the situation to identify possible gaps in the assistance said to be planned by government agencies and local churches in anticipation of further displacement.

20 Oct 2017 description

Une délégation du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies est arrivée à Bamako aujourd’hui, 19 octobre, pour une tournée officielle de quatre jours dans le Sahel. La délégation des 15 ambassadeurs des pays membres du Conseil est conduite par les Ambassadeurs François Delattre de France, Tekeda Alemu d’Ethiopie et Sebastiano Cardi d’Italie.

20 Oct 2017 description
report ChildFund Alliance

by Diana Quick

ChildFund Alliance is responding to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, where more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border to escape civil conflict in Myanmar.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Caritas

Caritas India on October 13, 2017 launched a year-long campaign with a pledge for building ‘safer homes and safer communities” as it observed International Day on Disaster Reduction (IDDR).

The campaign aims to bring awareness to as many as 24 thousand households, especially in India rural and vulnerable areas, describes a video release on this occasion. It will also build 500 resilient hosing models that withstands all major types of disasters like cyclones, earthquakes and floods.

20 Oct 2017 description

The number of Syrian refugees in the region stood at 5.16 million at the end of July 2017. There are now almost 3 million Syrian refugees registered refugees in Turkey, over 1 million in Lebanon, some 660,000 in Jordan, almost 245,000 in Iraq and above 120,000 in Egypt, indicating the generosity of host countries across the region.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.4 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. Over 3,000 individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while almost 11,500 individuals have been supported to improve nutritional practices.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

ORG/1657

En dépit de la complexité croissante du contexte de sécurité et de l’augmentation sans précédent des attaques directes contre les Nations Unies, le nombre des victimes du personnel civil de l’Organisation des Nations Unies* a diminué, selon le Secrétaire général António Guterres.

20 Oct 2017 description

As at the end of July, some 930,000 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in camps and host communities. Additionally, over 117,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education. Highlights across the region in July include: In Turkey, 3RP partners implemented a range of activities to prepare for the upcoming school year in September. Some 2,600 Syrian refugee children have enrolled in a summer language programme, the 10-week course conducted in Turkish and Arabic aims to support Syrian children's entry into the Turkish primary school system.

20 Oct 2017 description

By the end of July 2017, approximately 1.6 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 42 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 98,500 referrals were made to secondary or tertiary health care.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

The continued strategic priority for the Basic Needs Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees, based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.

20 Oct 2017 description

3RP partners’ priority regarding the Shelter Sector continues to be the provision of adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options for refugees living in host communities. For refugees in camps, 3RP partners focus on rehabilitation efforts to improve the infrastructure of the camp and upgrade shelters in order to contribute to sustainable living. During 2017, almost 13,000 households in camps have received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades, while outside of camps over 21,500 households received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, October 19, upon the request of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets and water purifiers) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Viet Nam in response to the damages caused by the recent torrential rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

LOPBURI, 19th October 2017 (NN) – Flooding continues to be reported from many areas with three districts of Khon Kaen province inundated after Ubol Ratana Dam exceeded its holding capacity and a pond burst its banks in Lopburi province. 

Authorities are urgently repairing a pond in Kaset University’s Lopburi Campus after a 15 meter stretch of its levee burst due to high pressure. They have so far been successful in closing the gap using Big Bags and wood pikes. 

20 Oct 2017 description

El Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto reiteró el llamado a las mujeres para integrar un grupo en sus propias comunidades, denominado Mujeres Vigilantes, que supervise que los recursos económicos se destinen efectivamente

El Presidente de la República, Enrique Peña Nieto, recorrió el municipio de Santo Domingo Ingenio, que resultó afectado por el sismo del pasado 7 de septiembre. Dialogó con los habitantes sobre el proceso para la reconstrucción de viviendas, escuelas, templos y vías de comunicación que resultaron dañados.

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. 

20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Significant damage to homes as a result of Hurricane Irma have been reported in areas of Ciego de Ávila Province. In Chambas, 47.4% of homes were damaged; in Bolivia, 38.4%; in Moron, 29.3%; and in Júcaro, more than 50%.

  • People remain in temporarily shelters in Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara, and Ciego de Ávila Provinces.

  • Insured agricultural entities and producers who suffered losses due to the Hurricane Irma will be compensated by the National Insurance Company.

20 Oct 2017 description

Resumen

  • En localidades de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila se reportan severos daños a las viviendas como consecuencia del Huracán Irma. En Chambas, el 47,4% del fondo habitacional fue dañado, en Bolivia, 38,4%; Morón, 29,3% y Júcaro, más del 50%.

  • Hay personas, sin número preciso, que permanecen albergadas en las Provincias de Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara y Ciego de Ávila.

  • Entidades y productores agropecuarios asegurados que sufrieron pérdidas por el paso del Huracán Irma serán indemnizados por empresa de seguros.

20 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 161494 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.88% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.