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26 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

By Madhu Rathnayake, Save the Children’s Communications Officer in Sri Lanka

The scene reminds me of Venice. But this is no holiday. The boat we’re travelling on is carrying us along lanes and roads which were once used by cars. Heavy rain – the most severe in 25 years – has hit Sri Lanka, causing disastrous flooding in 19 districts. Over 100,000 have been forced from their homes; tragically, at least 100 have died.

It’s the end of my first day on the emergency response mission, navigating roads that have been cut off by flooding, and it’s been tough.

26 May 2016 description

MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children.

The contribution, which is worth US$528,000, will be distributed to 162,000 children in 12 municipalities of the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, Jinotega and Matagalpa for a period of 160 days through the Ministry of Education’s School Meals Programme.

26 May 2016 description

(Baghdad, 25 May 2016): Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in Fallujah in Iraq are at extreme risk. “We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can’t,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Parties to the conflict are obliged to uphold international humanitarian law and do everything possible to protect civilians and ensure they receive lifesaving assistance.”

26 May 2016 description
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Summary on the Global Action

Stepping up the global response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants

25 May 2016 - Across the world, children, women and men are on the move for different reasons - some are fleeing conflict and war, while others may be escaping serious human rights violations or poverty. Others start for that most universal human desire - the hope for a better future.

26 May 2016 description

First Pakistani Cargo flight with relief subsidiaries for the recent natural disaster victims in Sri Lanka arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake, yesterday (23rd May).

The Cargo Plane brought full load of C-130 aircraft carrying priority relief items as indicated by the Sri Lankan authorities.

The relief items such as generators, shelters, tents, and medicines were handed over to the Minister for Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa in a solemn ceremony by the High Commissioner to Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen. Syed Shakeel Hussain.

26 May 2016 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

The president and secretary general of Caritas Burundi are travelling to Tanzania to show solidarity with Burundian refugees who have fled there.

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Abbé Jean Bosco Nintunze, the secretary general of Caritas Burundi, says a delegation will visit the refugee camps of Nyarugusu and Nduta as guests of Caritas Kigoma.

26 May 2016 description

Mogadishu, 24 May, 2016 – A two-day meeting of Sector Commanders drawn from the African Union Mission in Somalia has ended in Mogadishu today.

The forum is a periodic gathering of Sector Commanders and other key security players, where matters regarding security in are discussed, especially the challenges posed by terror group Al Shabaab. It was officially opened on Monday by the AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira.

25 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Rina Chandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 23 May 2016 13:32 GMT

MUMBAI, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

25 May 2016 description

ARCS has optimally distributed relief items among affected population from natural and man-made disasters in Oruzgan, Kondoz, Badakhshan, Ghor, Takhar and Kandahar

The relief items were partially donated by UAE Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

ARCS Disaster Management Department has submitted its survey teams’ reports to ARCS authorities; subsequently, the Emergency Operation Center was tasked to supply them accordingly.

25 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 mai 2016 – L'ONU a indiqué mercredi qu'elle apportait son soutien au gouvernement haïtien dans le cadre d'une campagne de vaccination contre le choléra qui doit toucher 400.000 personnes au cours de l'année 2016.

Le Ministère haïtien de la santé publique et de la population est soutenu par l'Organisation panaméricaine de la santé/Organisation mondiale de la santé (OPS/OMS) et par le Fonds des Nations unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), a précisé la Mission des Nations Unies en Haïti (MINUSTAH) dans un communiqué de presse.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12376

7697th Meeting (PM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Majorities Still Want Talks, But Bold Leadership ‘Glaringly Absent’, He Says

Following an invitation by the President of Egypt to mediate between Palestinian factions, and ahead of a Paris meeting to reaffirm commitment to a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process today called upon both sides to “continue the historic step taken towards peace by Israel and Egypt” 37 years ago.

25 May 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Mabvuto Banda

LILONGWE, May 25 (Reuters) - More than half of Malawi's population is in need of food aid after an El Nino-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

25 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17790-AFR/3385

Secrétaire général
Communiqués de presse

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

25 May 2016 description
report El Comercio

Jama tendrá un segundo albergue la próxima semana. En nuevo recinto está junto al cementerio de la ciudad.

En el actual albergue están alojados 126 personas, de ellas 57 son niños entre 0 a 13 años.

El albergue cuenta con una zona lúdica donde los niños realizan diferentes actividades en la mañana y en la tarde.

Cerca del nuevo albergue se levantaran construcciones prefabricadas donde funcionaran aulas móviles y así evitar que los chicos no avancen en su año escolar.

25 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Amantha Perera | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 09:34 GMT

ARANAYAKE, Sri Lanka, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the first 48 hours after a huge landslide wiped out his hometown of Aranayake and buried 220 families, Prabath Wedage was on his mobile phone constantly.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

25 May 2016 description
report Oxfam

Un terremoto de 7,8 grados en la escala de Richter sacudió la región noroeste de Ecuador el sábado 16 de abril de 2016, causando más de 600 muertos y miles de heridos. Al menos 22.500 personas se han quedado sin casa. Un mes después, dos otros potentes terremotos sacudieron el país otra vez y ha habido más de 600 réplicas.

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25 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 25 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: La Tribuna

El número de niños inmigrantes no acompañados detenidos en la frontera suroeste de EE.UU. sigue aumentando y ha superado las cifras registradas en 2015, según se desprende de los datos publicados por la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CPB, por su sigla en inglés).

A falta de cuatro meses para que concluya el año fiscal 2016, que comenzó el 1 de octubre de 2015, 32.952 niños no acompañados han sido detenidos por las autoridades fronterizas, frente a los 39.970 que se registraron en todo el año fiscal anterior.

25 May 2016 description

La FAO subraya en la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial la importancia de la alerta temprana y una mejor gestión de los riesgos y las crisis

25 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 25 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: Diario La Hora

Desde enero del 2016, el Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (Conap), registra 18 mil hectáreas afectadas por incendios forestales. De esas, ocho mil se han reportado en lugares protegidos de Petén, dijo el director del Conap, Elder Figueroa.

Los referidos datos los hizo públicos Figueroa en el desarrollo de una citación en la Comisión Paz y Desminado, donde informó al diputado Edwin Maldonado que el Conap pidió una ampliación presupuestaria de Q2.9 millones a la cartera del Tesoro

25 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Costa Rica, 25 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: Prensa Latina

San José, 25 may (PL) Luego de la mayor explosión del año, el volcán tico Turrialba cesó de emanar ceniza a las 06:26 hora local, pero mantiene las exhalaciones de gases y vapor de agua, según informa hoy la Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN).

En su reporte de las 06:42 hora local, la RSN refiere que la erupción que inició de manera explosiva a las 21:45 hora local de anoche persisitió de forma sostenida hasta las 01:20 hora local de hoy.