- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 33 | 1-31 Oct 2014
- OCHA 2014 Strategic Response Plan: Mid-Year Review (January to June 2014)
- Afghanistan beyond 2014: Aid and the Transformation Decade
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This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
United Nations increases health spending in 2013
COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.
05/28/2014 13:58 GMT
Par Marine LAOUCHEZ
CALAIS, 28 mai 2014 (AFP) - Plusieurs centaines de migrants, certains victimes d'une épidémie de gale, ont été évacués mercredi par les forces de l'ordre françaises de la zone portuaire de Calais (nord), où ils étaient installés depuis des semaines dans l'espoir de rejoindre l'Angleterre.
Au total, quelque 200 policiers et gendarmes ont été mobilisés pour évacuer trois camps abritant environ 550 migrants, selon les estimations officielles.
05/28/2014 14:13 GMT
by Marine LAOUCHEZ, Abhik CHANDA
CALAIS, May 28, 2014 (AFP) - French police on Wednesday expelled around 550 people from makeshift camps in the northern port of Calais after a scabies outbreak, drawing criticism from rights groups over the treatment of migrants hoping to reach Britain.
Some 200 policemen were deployed to evict the occupants from the camps which were then bulldozed.
Today's expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in northern France risks aggravating the health problems that the authorities say prompted the evictions, Amnesty International has said.
French police this morning encircled the makeshift settlements occupied by migrants and asylum-seekers in the Calais area and began a process of dismantling them, justifying their actions as a response to a reported outbreak of scabies in the camps.
France supports the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees in Iran, providing refugees with continued access to health, education and livelihood opportunities.
UNHCR Tehran, 08 January 2014– The continuous support of the French people to Afghan refugees in Iran once more expressed through a generous donation of over $ 388,000.
Pour répondre aux situations les plus graves, là où la vie des populations est en jeu, le ministère des Affaires étrangères mobilise l’Aide alimentaire programmée (AAP), complémentaire de l’aide d’urgence mise en œuvre par le centre de crise (CDC). La mise en œuvre de l’AAP s’inscrit dans le cadre des conclusions du Conseil de l’Union européenne (UE) du 10 mai 2010 sur l’assistance alimentaire humanitaire.
Découvrez dans cette infographie la répartition géographique et thématique, ainsi que tous les programmes d’aides de la France, pays par pays.
Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012
COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.
Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars
COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.
UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012
COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.
TEHERAN – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se félicite d’une nouvelle contribution de la part du gouvernement de la France pour soutenir son opération auprès des réfugiés dans la République islamique d’Iran.
La contribution française de 200 000 euros permettra au PAM d’acheter 400 tonnes de farine de blé et 48 tonnes d’huile végétale enrichie en vitamines et minéraux pour ensuite les distribuer auprès des réfugiés afghans et irakiens habitant dans des campements à travers l’Iran.
TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warmly welcomed a contribution from the Government of France for its refugee operation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The French donation of €200,000 will allow WFP to purchase 400 metric tons of wheat flour and 48 metric tons of vegetable oil enriched with vitamins and minerals for distribution among Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements throughout Iran.
Reference: STAT/13/96 Event Date: 18/06/2013
Asylum decisions in the EU27
EU Member States granted protection to more than 100 000 asylum seekers in 2012
The foundation stone for construction of new building of Yaseen Zayie and Farakhsha in Nejrab of Kapisa province were laid by head of education department of the province, in presence of some government officials, tribal influential, teachers and the students.
The building of Yaseen Zayie is to be built in reinforced concrete form in two stories at the cost of USD828,000 with the assistance of France in one year period, which will have 24 class rooms, 8 administrative rooms and other facilities.
Tehran, 21 January 2013– Host to the second largest refugee population in the world, the Islamic Republic of Iran holds some 890,000 registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently received close to 400,000 US Dollars as a donation from the Government of France contributing towards health, education and vocational trainings of Afghan refugees.
Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan laid foundation stone for construction of new blood bank over the ceremony with participation of France ambassador to Afghanistan and some other officials of Afghan government here in Kabul on Tuesday.
It would be the first blood bank of Afghanistan which is going to be constructed with all International standards during 12 upcoming months by $ 800,000 financial support of French government.
An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees 91.6% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. The Government of Syria, which has continuously implemented a generous policy towards the stay of Iraqi refugees, estimates that the country hosts about one million Iraqis. 64.6% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 62.4% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 35% of the 27,681 families registered are female-headed households.
Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.
The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.
Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
Government of France donates US $8.8m to support livestock, promote beekeeping, and build Ministry of Agriculture’s management and technical capacity, said Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
Addressing the ceremony for signing the three contract documents, Minister of Agriculture said, US $7.5m of the donated amount will bespent by MAIL, through the government budget, while US $1.3 will be spent by the French Cooperation Office, in coordination with MAIL.