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Humanitarian / Environmental

and OTHER . . .

Emergency Announcements

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Reminder:

Disasters and Emergencies Continue

to Occur Around the World

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GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations,

the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide

to improve alerts, information exchange and

coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.

Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Continues to be Needed!

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Russia's Illegal War Against 

Ukraine Continues 

with Death and 

Destruction Endangering

The Whole of Humanity!

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  UPDATES: 2023

Ukraine Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Station 

January - June 2023

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GLOBAL

HEALTH

ISSUES

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WHO: Sudan Health Emergency Situation

15 April - 14 June 2023

Report No.1

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URGENT HEALTH-HUMANITARIAN NEEDS

8 June 2023

UKRAINE

WHO Director-General

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

" . . . Ukraine, where the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam has caused widespread devastation and human suffering, leading to severe flooding, displacement of communities and significant infrastructure and environmental damage. 

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The impact on the region’s water supply, sanitation systems and public health services cannot be underestimated. 

WHO has rushed in to support the authorities and health care workers in preventive measures against waterborne diseases and to improve disease surveillance. 

Our team is in the field, continuously reviewing health needs to support those affected. 

 

In the coming days, WHO will deliver additional supplies to strengthen access to health services."

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HAITI

" . . . Haiti, where the humanitarian situation has been deteriorating. Recent torrential rain, flooding and earthquakes have added to a toxic mix of poverty, hunger, violence and disease. 

4.9 million people —almost half the population— are expected to face crisis levels of hunger this year

With armed gangs controlling large areas, insecurity in parts of the country have reached levels comparable to countries at war. 

Hundreds have been killed in the violence, and rape and other forms of sexual violence are rampant. 

Hunger and disease go hand-in-hand. The cholera outbreak, which began in October last year, continues to simmer, with more than 45 thousand cases and 700 deaths reported

Other diseases, such as TB, measles and polio, present an active risk. 

Essential health services such as routine immunization for children have been severely disrupted. In 2021, only 41% of children had been fully immunized against measles , and we expect that number to be even lower now. 

Children are particularly at risk of the deadly combination of hunger and disease. Severely malnourished children are many times more likely to die of diseases like cholera and measles. 

Due to problems of insecurity and violence, patients and health personnel have difficulty accessing hospitals and health services, while health facilities are unable to function normally due to fuel shortages. 

WHO is working to address the immediate needs of the population in areas affected by the resurgence of cholera, as well as protecting the most vulnerable groups impacted by violence, insecurity and rising poverty levels. 

WHO has asked for 37 million U.S. dollars to reach 1.8 million of those in need in 2023." 

Text - Quotes Courtesy, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA:

Malnourished Children fighting

for their lives

28 JUNE 2023

Residents of Rann, in north-east Nigeria, wade through the flooded main road, which is now

Text Courtesy, United Nations: Residents of Rann, in north-east Nigeria, wade through the flooded main road, which is now inaccessible by vehicle.  / Image, UNOCHA/Christina Powell

The UN’s top humanitarian official in the country Matthias Schmale informed that severe hunger is affecting 4.3 million people in Nigeria’s Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The number of children under five at risk of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition has doubled in one year to reach 700,000.

Describing the situation in the region, Mr. Schmale said: “I have been to Borno and the other two states several times, I’ve seen mothers fighting for lives of their malnourished children in nutrition stabilization centres.” The children he spoke to complained about being hungry for days. 

 

“Those of us who are parents must imagine what it’s like when you cannot ensure your children have enough to eat,” he emphasized.

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CANADA

A DEVASTATING ENVIRONMENTAL,

HEALTH DISASTER!

Raging Wildfires Burn Across Canada Sending Smoke Down to the U.S.

EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED!

JUNE 6; 8: 2023

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Must See Video

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Is this New York City??

YES!!

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Maps: Tracking Air Quality and Smoke

From Canada Wildfires

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UKRAINE:  DESTRUCTION OF THE

NOVA KAKHOVKA DAM

7 June 2023

6 June 2023

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“We need to save people and get them to places where they are safe and can eat, and get safe drinking water.”

Quote Courtesy: Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

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International Atomic Energy Agency

(IAEA) Director General

Rafael Mariano Grossi -

Board of Governors statement

6 June 2023

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GLOBAL WARNING:

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ATTACKS AGAINST ESSENTIAL STRUCTURES - AS THE NOVA KAKHOVKA DAM - INTENDED  FOR THE SAFETY

AND WELLBEING OF THE CIVILIAN POPULATION ARE INDEED

HEINOUS, HORRIFIC

WAR CRIMES!

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UN Chief Deeply Saddened

by Loss of Life

INDIA TRAIN DISASTER:

2 JUNE 2023

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Text Courtesy, United Nations: Passenger trains wait for people to board at the Dhanbad Junction railway station in Jharkhand, northern India. One of the busiest in the region, millions of people pass through this station every year.  /ESCAP Photo/Christian Dohrmann

Heartfelt Sorrow.  Deepest Condolences.

In a statement issued on Saturday issued by his Spokesperson, António Guterres, extended his deep condolences to the families of the victims, “as well as the people and Government of India.” 

He also wished a swift and full recovery to those injured. 

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The UN in India also tweeted heartfelt condolences, adding “our thoughts are prayers are with all affected.” 

Courtesy, United Nations

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Burkina Faso is the World’s

Most Neglected Crisis

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1 JUNE 2023

Burkina Faso is the world’s ‘most neglected crisis’ as focus remains on Ukraine 6.2.2023 N

Text Courtesy / Image Courtesy, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC): “Tell the world we have suffered. We have suffered a lot. Our neighbours have suffered. Our friends have suffered. Our relatives have suffered. We lost many. Most of them killed. I am thanking God because none of my family was left there, and we are all in safety. I do not want to return, but I am asking God for peace, for peace in this place,” says Halimata (35). Together with her family, she fled fighting in the east of Burkina Faso and sought safety in Kaya.

The annual list of neglected displacement crises is based on three criteria: lack of humanitarian funding, lack of media attention, and a lack of international political and diplomatic initiatives. The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo ranks second, having appeared first or second on the list every year since its inception seven years ago. Colombia, Sudan, and Venezuela follow in this grim ranking. 

  • Each year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) publishes a list of the ten most neglected displacement crises in the world. The purpose is to focus on the plight of people whose suffering rarely makes international headlines, who receive no or inadequate assistance, and who never become the centre of attention for international diplomacy efforts.  The report is available here

  • The neglected displacement crises list for 2022 analyses 39 displacement crises based on three criteria: lack of funding, lack of media attention, and lack of international political and diplomatic initiatives. Full details on the methodology can be found in the report.

 

  • The full list in order this year is: Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Colombia, Sudan, Venezuela, Burundi, Cameroon, Mali, El Salvador, Ethiopia. 

  • Burkina Faso has appeared on this list for the previous four years. It ranked second on last year’s report, seventh in 2020, and third in 2019.  

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Cyclone Mocha leaves ‘trail of devastation’ in Myanmar

15 MAY 2023

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Text Courtesy, United Nations-UNICEF: A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar prepares for Cyclone Mocha / Sultan Mahmud Mukut

"OCHA said an urgent injection of funds to assist recovery was “desperately needed to facilitate a full-scale response to the impact of the cyclone and subsequent flooding.” To date, the $764M Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is only 10 per cent funded.

Some IDPs are still staying in cyclone shelters near displacement camps, with some reports of injuries and needs for medical treatment. Those staying in temporary shelters, such as schools, require assistance.

Movement is challenging and debris clearance is ongoing. Heavy traffic was reported during the day due to large numbers of people returning to their Sittwe homes from inland areas, combined with debris on the roads."

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Eswatini’s Neglected Children

7 MAY 2023

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Text Courtesy, United Nations-WFP: Children at a WFP-supported Neighbourhood Care Point in Eswatini  / Image, Theresa Piorr

"In this community, many children don’t go to school or pre-school, because they don’t have food. Many others can’t afford the school fees . . . Some children suffer from a lack of parental love. We have seen neglected children left to find their own food, and at risk of sexual abuse from adults, . . . "

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UN Chief calls for bolstered efforts to end violence in Great Lakes region

6 MAY 2023

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“It is time to end the violence,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the high-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region, held in Bujumbura, Burundi.  

 

Since the resurgence of the M23 armed group in DRC in 2021, more than 500,000 people have fled the violence, he said, also raising concerns about the current “extremely worrisome” security situation in Ituri province.

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SUDAN

DIRE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION:

UN 'relief chief' heads to the region

as humanitarian crisis nears

'breaking point'

30 APRIL 2023

Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co

Text Courtesy, UN Photo/Loey Felipe: Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

The humanitarian situation in Sudan “is reaching breaking point,” Mr. Griffiths warned in a separate statement, underscoring the need to stop the fighting.

Essential goods are becoming scarce, especially in the capital, Khartoum, and families are struggling to access water, food, fuel and other critical supplies.

Furthermore, vulnerable people are unable to leave worst-hit areas as transportation costs have risen exponentially, while those injured in the violence are finding it difficult to access urgent healthcare.

The United Nations and our partners are doing our best to reboot the humanitarian response in the country," he said.

"Massive looting of the offices and warehouses of humanitarian organizations has depleted most of our supplies. We are exploring urgent ways to bring in and distribute additional supplies.”  

The UN “relief chief” said a shipment with five containers of intravenous fluids and other emergency supplies is currently docked in the city of Port Sudan, located on the Red Sea coast, awaiting clearance by the authorities. 

FLEEING SUDAN:  THE SUFFERING SURMOUNTS . . .

Women wait to be pre-registered by UNHCR staff at

the Koufroun site in the Ouaddaï region of Chad.

They all fled the town of Tindelti, a few hundred

metres across the border in Sudan

5 MAY 2023

Women wait to be pre-registered by UNHCR staff at the Koufroun site in the Ouaddaï region

Courtesy, United Nations - UN Photo/UNHCR/Colin Delfosse.

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Text Courtesy, UN Photo/Mohamed Khalil: On April 27, 2023, the Al-Imam Al-Kadhim School in Al-Geneina City, West Darfur State, which had been serving as an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) shelter, was burned to the ground amidst the ongoing crisis in Sudan.

UN Secretary-General calls for immediate ceasefire of warring parties

20 APRIL 2023

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Text Courtesy, UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe: Secretary-General António Guterres (left at table) participates in a virtual meeting on the situation in Sudan.

The AU meeting brought together the UN, the League of Arab States, the East African bloc IGAD, the European Union, and countries committed to bringing an end to the hostilities in Sudan, where rival military factions have been battling for power for nearly a week.

Hundreds have been killed in the clashes between the Sudanese armed forces and the paramilitary group, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who are at odds over the return to civilian rule.

Humanitarians have also been hampered from carrying out their lifesaving operations, due to attacks and looting.

Mr. Guterres said the cessation of hostilities must be followed by serious dialogue, allowing for the successful transition, starting with the appointment of a civilian government.