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New guide on mental health in humanitarian emergencies

mhgap report cover pageWorldwide close to 80 million people are currently impacted by humanitarian emergencies arising from natural disasters and armed conflicts, such as those in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, and more recently, Nepal. WHO estimates 5% to 10% of these people suffer from a mental health condition such as depression as a result of the emergency. Continue reading

Nepal earthquake Situation Report No. 6

The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April continues to increase as additional information becomes available from areas outside of Kathmandu. As of 29 April (11:00, UTC+5:45), the National Emergency Operations Center reported a total of 5,006 dead and 10,194 injured people (1,039 deaths in Kathmandu, 250 in Bhaktapur and 159 in Lalitpur districts). Continue reading

501 Fijian troops join UNDOF on the Israel-Syria border

UN peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) patrol the Golan Heights area between Camp Faouar and Camp Ziouani. The peacekeeping mission was established by Security Council resolution 350 (1974) of 31 May 1974 to: maintain the ceasefire between Israel and Syria; supervise the disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces; and supervise the areas of separation and limitation, as provided in the May 1974 Agreement on Disengagement. 07 April 2011 Golan Heights, SyriaAccording to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, as of 29 July, UNDOF has 1,166 troops comprised of 501 from Fiji, 193 from India, 339 from Philippines, 130 from Nepal, and three staff officers from Ireland. As for the situation in the Golan, it remains volatile; there are clashes between the Syrian Armed Forces Continue reading