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26 Apr 2017 description

Update on the Dengue Situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 March 2017, there were 67 cases of dengue reported in China in 2017. This number is slightly lower than that reported during the same period in 2016 (91 cases) (Figure 1).

Malaysia

26 Apr 2017 description

At 28 February 2017, there were 1,383 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,119 in immigration detention on the mainland and 264 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 550 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,760 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

25 Apr 2017 description

Although China doesn't have laws recognising refugees, it grants visas to people from war-torn countries who can afford to live there

YIWU, China, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu, known as "Christmas Town", luring business-savvy Syrians, Yemeni, Libyans and Iraqis.

25 Apr 2017 description

BEIJING - The Government of China has made its largest single donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with US$34 million towards its emergency operations to support people who are at risk of famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as those affected by severe food shortages in Kenya and Chad.

Combined with earlier contributions, the Chinese government’s support for WFP totals more than US$138 million since 2005, and builds on China’s increasingly significant backing in recent years for WFP’s operations around the world.

23 Apr 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Fleeing North Koreans Require Assistance and Urgent Protection

21 Apr 2017 description

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 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

14 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall 2017 winter wheat crop conditions mostly favourable

  • Maize area and production expected to decline in 2017

  • Cereal production in 2016 decreased marginally

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to sharply decline from previous year in response to policy changes

  • Prices of rice and wheat stable in recent months

Winter wheat conditions in 2017 mostly favourable with exception of southwest region

11 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN

Joanna Chiu

LU JIA/CHINA, 11 April 2017

How do you relocate a population bigger than Russia’s and Germany’s combined? Look to China over the next decade as it plans to resettle 250 million people in a bid to fight poverty, prioritizing the first relocations for those living in areas prone to natural disasters.

10 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 01 April 2017, WFP Yemen has launched to its new Emergency Operation (EMOP 201068). The EMOP will target 9.1 million beneficiaries, including 1.9 million with nutrition support on a monthly basis. The EMOP will last one-year and has an operational cost of USD 1.2 billion (April 2017- March 2018).

10 Apr 2017 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese community residing in Kenya donated 144 tonnes of cooking oil, maize and wheat flour to boost humanitarian interventions for drought victims in nine Kenyan counties.

The Kenya-China Economic and Trade Association, in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy in Kenya and the Kenya Overseas Chinese Association, extended on Friday the donation worth 160,000 U.S. dollars in aid of Kenya's national drought relief campaign.

07 Apr 2017 description

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 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

07 Apr 2017 description

NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.

With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May.

07 Apr 2017 description

06 de Abril de 2017

Cruz Roja China dona 100 mil dólares a la Cruz Roja Colombiana para la Atención Humanitaria en Mocoa

Bogotá/Colombia 6 de abril de 2017. La Cruz Roja Colombiana recibió una donación de USD 100,000 por parte de la Cruz Roja China, quienes solidarios ante la situación de emergencia presentada el pasado 31 de marzo en la ciudad de Mocoa, escribieron al Presidente Nacional de la Cruz Roja Colombiana, Doctor Fernando José Cárdenas Guerrero ofreciendo la donación que llegó a cuentas de la institución humanitaria.

06 Apr 2017 description
report Maplecroft

The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa, according to new research from risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.

04 Apr 2017 description

Bogotá (abr. 3/17). En visita al Palacio San Carlos, el Embajador de la República Popular de China en Colombia, señor Li Nianping, hizo entrega protocolaria a la Ministra María Ángela Holguín, de la donación por valor de un millón de dólares, para apoyar las labores de atención, rescate y recuperación del municipio de Mocoa, Putumayo.

04 Apr 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

04 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 3 April 2017 – Montblanc and UNICEF today announced the continuation of their long-standing partnership to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children access education.

The partnership, formed in 2004 through a shared vision of empowering children through education, has to-date raised more than US$10 million for UNICEF’s work for children. In this next stage of the partnership, Montblanc aims to support UNICEF to improve the learning for over 5 million children.