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The UNHCR reports that between the 6th and 9th of February 2018, some 11,833 new refugees from the Democratic of the Congo (DRC) entered Uganda. With attacks on civilians, killings, and the destruction of private property, people are fleeing their homes to escape the disturbing rise in violence. Men, women, and children are crowding into boats to make the hazardous border crossing.
Aboard an overloaded canoe, the journey across Lake Albert can take up to 10 hours, while speed boats can make the crossing in four hours. There have been several incidents of boats going...
OCHA has released a report detailing the current situation in Somalia and its response to the famine that has taken hold of the nation. More than 411,000 school age children have been displaced since November 2016 due to drought and conflict, and people in crisis are in immediate need of access to food and clean water.
Humanitarian needs remain high. The number of people in IPC 4 (Emergency) has grown tenfold from 83,000 people in January 2017 to 866,000 in January 2018. Overall, more than 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 3.3 million of these require urgent...
BBC News reports that on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:18 AM, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 was recorded near Acari in the Arequipa region of southern Peru. One person is confirmed dead, dozens have been injured, and homes and roads collapsed.
The area between the South America and Nazca plates, where the tremor occurred, is prone to earthquakes, with 13 above magnitude 6.5 occurring over the past century, the US Geological Survey says.
The full report can be read by clicking the image below or on the BBC website.
Real Medicine Foundation has vast experience responding...
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The UNHCR reports that between the 17th and 19th of January 2018, some 1,161 new refugee arrivals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) crossed to Uganda via Kisoro (873), Kanungu (234), and Lake Albert (54), bringing the total number of new arrivals to 10,666 since December 18, 2017.
According to refugees arriving at Nyakabande transit centre, Kisoro district, attacks against civilians by Mai-‐Mai militia and other armed opposition groups continue unabated in North Kivu, including arbitrary killings, rape, abductions and looting.
The full report can be read by clicking the images below.
The New York Times released a documentary which details an unseen crisis developing in Puerto Rico, a crisis of mental health. Take the time to watch and hear the stories of Puerto Ricans still struggling with daily life after Hurricane Maria.
People kept telling me they couldn’t sleep. They were depressed. They were having panic attacks. And the hospitals were reporting that emergency rooms were filling up with people having suicidal thoughts.
Soon after Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage through Puerto Rico, RMF sent a team to conduct a needs assessment, bring some initial medical supplies, and form local connections...
The Washington Post created an interactive article and documentary which follows the lives of those in Puerto Rico who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. We encourage you to follow the stories to see how much everyday life has changed since Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017.
Puerto Rico’s apagón, or “super blackout,” is the longest and largest major power outage in modern U.S. history. Without electricity, there is no reliable source of clean water. School is out, indefinitely. Health care is fraught. Small businesses are faltering. The tasks of daily life are both exhausting and dangerous...
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Although the official number of deaths because of Hurricane Maria was reported as 64, the New York Times provides an analysis which says the number might be actually much higher.
A review by The New York Times of daily mortality data from Puerto Rico’s vital statistics bureau indicates a significantly higher death toll after the hurricane than the government there has acknowledged. The Times’s analysis found that in the 42 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, 1,052 more people than usual died across the island. The analysis compared the...
In response to our Hurricane Harvey Psychological Trauma Support Project, CNN Impact Your World featured RMF as a list of active non profits working in Houston.
Real Medicine Foundation is collaborating with Dr. Kevin Becker and his team at Organizational Resilience International, who we worked with during our Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.
RMF believes that disaster survivors are most drawn to, and best served, by the natural supports in their community. Thus, we will also partner with local community members and relevant local institutions. By enlisting community members themselves to work alongside us in the...
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“Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll.
The devastating floods have also destroyed or damaged 18,000 schools, meaning that about 1.8 million children cannot go to classes, Save the Children warned on Thursday.
The charity said that hundreds of thousands of children could fall permanently out of the school system if education...
“Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads Saturday, as others in Peru fled rising rivers, and millions fretted that they won’t have drinking water.
The government announced Saturday that so far this year 72 people have died as a result of heavy rains and flash floods around the country.
Peru’s geographic extremes help fuel the often deadly force of the mudslides known locally as huaycos, the indigenous Quechua word for flash flood-landslide."