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21 May 2018 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

10th years have passed since the 512 Wenchuan Earthquake in China. Look back to the reconstruction, the Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has already completed the construction of 43 schools, 43 health centers, and a Disabled Rehabilitation center in three provinces, seven counties and cities across Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi province. Benefits at least 1.5 million of people, and 32648 students.

21 May 2018 description

Situation Update | Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District (August to November 2017) The following Situation Update was received by KHRG in November 2017. It was written by a community member in Toungoo District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions. It is presented below translated exactly as originally written, save for minor edits for clarity and security.[1] This report was received along with other information from Toungoo District, including seven interviews, 125 photographs and 7 video clips.[2]

Introduction

21 May 2018 description
report Joint Peace Fund

Teaching children in the language they are born into, that they use with their families and their friends, is globally recognized as the most effective way for early learning to take place.[1] With this issue in mind, on 10 May, the Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center (ENAC) have launched a policy paper that explores Mother-Tongue Based – Multilingual Education,a method of providing education in more than one language, that is rooted in the mother-tongue.

21 May 2018 description
report BRAC

HIGHLIGHTS

The camps and settlements have been spared so far from the heavy rainfall which had been predicted for the region. Organisations have had more time to take measures to reduce the potential risk from disasters. Incident reporting systems have been strengthened and community structures in risky areas are being decommissioned.

21 May 2018 description

"Instead of focusing on maternal health, on nutritional status, we will spend it on trauma"

By Serena Chaudhry

LONDON, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deteriorating security is forcing Afghanistan to spend more money on trauma care, rather than investing in women and children's health, its health minister said on Thursday.

The government has come under increasing pressure over rising violence, with a string of attacks this year causing hundreds of casualties in the capital, Kabul, alone.

21 May 2018 description

Joint media release

  • The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

The Australian Government is assisting the Government of Fiji to respond to a recent meningococcal outbreak.

20 May 2018 description

On Friday, 18 May 2018, Israeli forces opened fire at unarmed Palestinian protesters along the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. By 8pm local time, at least 30 protesters were injured, including two children and two journalists—of them 15 were wounded by live ammunition. Many persons who were injured during protests during the past weeks, including on 14 May 2018, remain in critical condition threatening their lives at hospitals.

20 May 2018 description

Floods by nature are complex events caused by climate variability and a range of human activities, including inappropriate development planning. There are different ways of classifying and categorising floods according to geographic and geophysical characteristics. In Bangladesh, floods are most commonly classified as:

20 May 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: ASSAWIN PINITWONG

TAK: An 8-year-old Thai boy was killed and a 13-year-old from Myanmar badly injured after they stepped on landmines while picking wild mushrooms inside Myanmar territory on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the border area opposite Phop Phra district of the northern province of Tak. The mines are believed to have been planted by the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) in a buffer zone.

20 May 2018 description

La Croix-Rouge du Burundi, en collaboration avec le FNUAP, a assisté en kit de dignité 542 femmes et filles en âge de procréer, soit de 16 à 55 ans. 616 enfants de 6 à 15 ans ont reçu, à leur tour, des biscuits. Ces femmes, filles et enfants sont des 65 ménages survivants des récentes inondations de Butere rassemblés dans le site de Kiyange. Chaque femme ou fille recevait un seau contenant un pagne, trois savons de lessive, une boite de crème pour le corps, 3 pièces de slip et un paquet de COTEX. Chaque enfant recevait un paquet de biscuit.

20 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) s’inquiète de la nouvelle vague de déplacement de civils centrafricains vers le nord de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), où 7.000 réfugiés centrafricains sont arrivés en moins d’une semaine.

Les réfugiés, pour la plupart des femmes et des enfants, se sont rassemblés dans un village isolé de Kanzawi dans la province du Bas-Uele, au nord de la RDC. Ils ont indiqué, aux équipes du HCR, avoir fui les violences au sud-est de la République centrafricaine (RCA).

19 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian situation and needs

• 332,000 people have been displaced and 183 people killed due to extended floods across the country, according to the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC).

• Rains in Kenya have been four times above the normal average for the season. While end-May normally marks the end of the Long Rains Season, Kenya meteorological department warns that rainfalls may continue in parts of the country till August 2018. Riverine and flash floods are likely to worsen in the coming weeks.

19 May 2018 description

In Karachi, Pakistan, Rotary PolioPlus activities are building community trust.

Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, is Pakistan’s largest city, with an estimated population of more than 16 million people. It is also by far the most challenging place in Pakistan to eradicate polio. Difficulties include the large and frequent movement of people, poor water and sanitation conditions, and pockets of community resistance to vaccination.