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27 Feb 2017 description

N’Djamena, 27 févr. 17 (HCR) – Représentant du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, le HCR, depuis décembre 2014, le Mozambicain Jose Antonio Canhandula, quitte le Tchad suite à sa nomination au même poste au Nigeria voisin, où il sera basé à Abuja.

Il a mis à profit sa dernière semaine au Tchad pour faire ses adieux au personnel du HCR au Tchad, aux autorités ainsi qu’à la communauté humanitaire, les diplomates et les bailleurs de fonds et donateurs lors de quelques cérémonies organisées à cet effet.

27 Feb 2017 description

It is one of the largest humanitarian crises of the present day: millions of displaced persons and refugees who are urgently in need of assistance are living in the Lake Chad region. Germany is making available 120 million euros in financial assistance and, as co-host of a donor conference in Oslo, mobilised additional international support on Friday (24 February).

27 Feb 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Landslides around the Chilean capital of Santiago have contaminated a major river and cut off the drinking water supply to around 4 million people. Officials have said that at least three people have died in the floods.

At least three people were killed in the rainstorms and several others were missing, authorities said on Sunday.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Bolivia, 26 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Los Tiempos

El Potosí

El gerente general de la Administración Autónoma Para Obras Sanitarias Potosí (Aapos), Rolando Montesinos, informó ayer que hace cuatro o cinco años que la cantidad de lluvia no es suficiente en esta parte del país, lo cual afecta los niveles de almacenamiento del agua en las lagunas del Kari Kari.

27 Feb 2017 description

Impoverished parents and organised gangs routinely exploit children for profit.

By Ozra Aziz

Farishta lay on the ground by a busy road junction in the centre of Herat city, begging alongside two boys the 40-year-old said were her grandsons.

The young children, dressed in flimsy clothes despite the wintry weather, seemed drowsy and unable to feel the cold.

“I give them sleeping pills every morning,” Farishta told IWPR. She said that she used to beg on the streets alone, but only managed to earn a pittance.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Bolivia, 26 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Los Tiempos

El presidente del Estado, Evo Morales, informó ayer que se destinarán 4 millones de bolivianos del Fondo Indígena, para la ejecución de proyectos de riego, en cada municipio del país.

“Con el Fondo Indígena ahora vamos a garantizar proyectos productivos, que mejor sistema de riego, sólo con Fondo Indígena por municipio vamos a garantizar 4 millones de bolivianos”, indicó.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 26 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Proceso Digital

Tegucigalpa - Autoridades del Instituto de Conservación Forestal (ICF), informaron este domingo que los incendios forestales se han incrementado en un 20 por ciento a nivel nacional en lo que va del presente año.

Por cada hectárea devastada por el fuego Honduras pierde 15 mil lempiras.

En este 2017 se han visto afectadas mil 310 hectáreas producto de los incendios forestales, indicó Misael León, titular del ICF.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 26 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Prensa Libre

El fenómeno del cambio climático representa grandes desafíos para el mundo, y en el caso de Guatemala, por su ubicación geográfica, varios riesgos, por ello se hace necesario que todos sus habitantes se adapten a sus variabilidades, afirman fuentes consultadas.

Algunas de esas fuentes señalan que ese proceso de adaptación no ha sido prioridad, y representantes del Gobierno señalan que se necesita tiempo y apoyo de todos.

27 Feb 2017 description
report El Universo

Ecuador, 26 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: El Universo

Tras una fuerte lluvia registrada esta mañana, desde las 08:00, varias comunidades de la parroquia Pueblo Nuevo de Portoviejo, ubicada en la vía Pimpiguasí-Junín, quedaron anegadas.

Adolfo Bravo, presidente de la junta parroquial de Pueblo Nuevo, señaló que al momento 14 familias fueron evacuadas esta mañana. "Nos afectó enormemente y hay al menos unas 40 familias están con pérdidas por las lluvias", explicó Bravo.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

También sufrió daños hospital de contingencia

17:09. San Martín, feb. 26. Producto de más de ocho horas continuas de lluvia y de manera esporádica también por varias horas que cayeron en la ciudad de Moyobamba, en la provincia del mismo nombre, región San Martín, un promedio de 50 familias quedaron damnificadas y otras 300 afectadas, al inundarse sus viviendas.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Para priorizar distritos beneficiarios con trabajos temporales

18:39. Chimbote, feb. 26. El director ejecutivo del programa Trabaja Perú, César Gálvez, realizó una inspección a los distritos afectados por las intensas lluvias y huaicos que se presentan en la provincia del Santa, región Áncash, se informó.

27 Feb 2017 description

27 February 2017 – Amman, Jordan: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Generation For Peace have today announced an expansion of their Social Cohesion in Host Communities Programme. The programme, funded by UNICEF and with additional support from Jordan Olympic Committee, Samsung, and Manaseer Group, works in partnership with the Ministry of Youth (MoY) and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) in youth centres and community centres in urban centres and towns (host communities) with large numbers of Syrian refugees.

27 Feb 2017 description

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

27 Feb 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

27 Feb 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 23 February 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 223,895 including 118,851 in Bentiu, 33,191 in Malakal, 38,942 in Juba UN House, 1,976 in Bor, 681 in Melut and 200 in Wau, in Western Bahr El Ghazal adjusted area 300,54.
27 Feb 2017 description

Cairo, 27 February 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening food crisis. However, the Organization urgently requires US$ 10 million as part of the United Nations appeal for the first 6 months of 2017.

27 Feb 2017 description

DANIEL DICKINSON

In a series of incidents taking place on Wednesday 22 February in Bentiu, members of the UNMISS Mongolian Battalion rescued approximately 50 internally displaced persons, IDPs, from being abducted by uniformed soldiers.

The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, has praised the “robust” response and timely interventions, which all took place near a protection of civilians, or PoC, site in Bentiu.

27 Feb 2017 description
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ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions.

27 Feb 2017 description

MOKHA: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has delivered medical supplies including medicines and equipment to Mocha hospital in Yemen.

The assistance is part of a number of urgent humanitarian works carried out by the authority in war-affected areas of the Arab Republic in various service and development domains.

The aid also included medicines for children and newborn, other food assistance, special equipment for clinical examination of pregnant women and ambulatory medical care.

27 Feb 2017 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 27 February, 2017 - The Czech Republic has fully embraced the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction following a decade or more during which public awareness of disaster risk has grown considerably.