Anse-à-Pîtres, Haïti- June 20th 2017 -The International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened, in coordination with the Mayor of Anse-à-Pîtres and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, the first Border Resource Center (BRC). Three additional BRCs are in the process of being built at the remaining three official border sites (Malpasse, Belladère, and Ouanaminthe).
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.
- Amidst persisting political instability and the deteriorating security situation in Libya, as well as the increase in food insecurity of IDPs, returnees and refugees in need of food assistance, WFP aims to scale up from its target figure of 90,000 in June to reach 175,000 food insecure individuals during the last quarter of 2017. WFP prioritizes those most vulnerable to food insecurity, including unemployed households headed by women.
From Global Affairs Canada
The conflict in South Sudan has had a debilitating effect on the ability of communities to access basic services and meet their most basic food needs. Canada’s announced $86 million in funding will target the most vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.
Health Pooled Fund for Saving the Lives of Women and Children
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
$64.5 million over three years
Last September, 193 member states attending the UN summit on refugees and migrants in New York committed to take in more refugees through resettlement and other legal avenues. Nine months later, and with more refugees than ever in need of resettlement – 1.2 million according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR – countries have actually reduced the number of places on offer by 43 percent. While a record 125,800 refugees were resettled in 2016, only 93,200 places are expected to be made available this year.
June 16, 2017 - Miami, Florida - Global Affairs Canada
Canada is committed to improving the lives of people in Central America by working closely with our regional partners to achieve a more stable and secure hemisphere.
The World Meteorological Organization’s Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) has been extended to the Eastern Caribbean. An expert group meeting took place at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, USA, from 23 to 26 May 2017 to develop the implementation plan for the sub-project.
LILONGWE — Since June of last year, the U.N. refugee agency in Malawi has been resettling albino refugees to North America, amid continued threats to people living with albinism in the southern African country.
The agency says albino refugees in Malawi are reporting harassment, such as one refugee, now resettled to Canada, who said people kept trying to cut his hair.
As of 1 June (18:00, UTC+5:30), about 658,490 people across 15 districts have been affected by floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains which began last week. Of the affected people, it is estimated that at least 150,000 are women and girls of reproductive age, 7,600 are pregnant women and over 189,000 children are affected by the disaster.
The Government has confirmed 206 deaths, 92 people remain missing and 68,730 people are temporarily displaced to 365 safe locations.
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is constructing a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) –the northern area of Pakistan, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This will be the seventh HRF built in Pakistan as part of a strategic network of storage facilities to help the Government and humanitarian community better prepare for and respond to disasters.
The natural phenomenon of El Niño Costero in Peru has generated heavy rains since December 2016, resulting in severe flooding and landslides throughout the country. What has been called the worst storm in 30 years has affected more than 750,000 people, with approximately 810 towns and cities in a state of emergency. Many residents do not have access clean water and some public sanitation networks have collapsed.
From 03-05 April, WFP hosted a capacity enhancement training for its cooperating partners in Libya, which covered Programme, Logistics, Finance, Monitoring & Reporting, Communications and Gender.
In April, WFP reached 39,886 people out of a targeted 90,000 people in need of food assistance throughout Libya, this low figure was due to a lack of funding. In May, WFP aims to assist 90,000 people.
WFP urgently requires USD 7.7 million to continue providing food assistance through October 2017.
29.4 M required for 2017
2.5 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements
26.9 M funding gap for North America and Caribbean
All figures are displayed in USD
RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$3.6 million (CAD$4.8 million) contribution from the Government of Canada to support nearly 200,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.
Se destinarán a mejorar acceso al agua potable y condiciones en los refugios
El Gobierno de Canadá entregó al Perú una nueva contribución de 1 millón 314, 000 soles (550,000 dólares canadienses) para los damnificados de las lluvias e inundaciones provocados por el Niño costero, informó la embajada Canadá en nuestro país.
May 4, 2017, Victoria, British Colombia—Today, Development and Peace—Caritas Canada is delighted to announce the receipt of a $4 million donation from the Sisters of St. Ann of St. Joseph Province, which will be invested in a Solidarity Fund supporting the organization for many years to come. The donation is the single largest private contribution that Development and Peace has received to date.
OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement to Canada in 2016. This is the largest amount of refugees admitted in a year since the implementation of the 1976 Immigration Act and a significant contribution to UNHCR’s global appeal to increase much needed refugee solutions.