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  • Thailand: Blinded by UXO blast, will young Khu Thauy ever see again?
    Article | A strange-looking object caught the attention of seven-year-old Saw Khu Thauy and his nine-year-old friend. But little did they know that what seemed like a toy was in fact an unexploded ordnance (UXO). ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Survey highlights risks faced by vulnerable Venezuelans on the move
    A survey of Venezuelans who have fled their country has found that half (50.2 per cent) of the families interviewed faced or continue to face specific risks during their journey because of their age, gender, ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Half of Venezuelans on the move face high risks in their journey to safety
    A UNHCR survey finds that half of Venezuelans who have fled are particularly vulnerable due to their age, health issues, or the choices they had to make to survive. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Vanuatu: ICRC holds first Pacific Correctional Executives round table
    Article | The ICRC Regional Delegation in the Pacific organized the first Correctional Executives round table for the Pacific in Port-Vila, Vanuatu from 9 until 11 July. The event was co-hosted by Vanuatu Correctional Services. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Save the Children Philippines calls for stronger disaster preparedness for kids
    Save the Children is calling for local governments in the Philippines to intensify the focus on children in disaster preparedness efforts. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Belgium supports FAO in controlling desert locust swarms in Yemen
    Belgium is supporting a new FAO project that will protect rural communities in Yemen from locust swarms that threaten food security in the region. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Philippines: DPWH forms earthquake resiliency office
    The Philippines' Dep. of Public Works and Highways is creating an office that will ensure the earthquake resilience of the country's infrastructure. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-07-18
  • Indian weather and climate research uplift
    A new UK and India partnership aims to reduce the risk of monsoon-related disasters in India through improved forecasting and modelling capabilities. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-07-18
  • USA: Hurricane Barry is estimated to have caused between $500 million and $900 million in flood and wind losses, CoreLogic analysis shows
    In a new analysis, CoreLogic estimates that floods and winds associated with Hurricane Barry caused residential and commercial losses of $500-900 million. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-07-18
  • UNICEF scaling up emergency response to children and families affected by monsoon rains in South Asia
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, India, NepalHeavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Nepal, India, and Bangladesh – have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk.UNICEF scaling ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-18