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23 Mar 2015 description
infographic Food Security Cluster

As of March 2015, country-level Food Security Clusters/Sectors are on average only 20% funded 20% while coordination remains critical.

19 Mar 2015 description

DESTACADOS

  • Un reporte reciente analiza las perspectivas para la comunidad humanitaria internacional en un escenario posacuerdo.

  • El Comité para los derechos de los niños, expresó su preocupación por el reclutamiento por parte de GAPD.

  • Amenazas y sequía, principales causas de limitaciones de acceso.

  • ONU y Banco Mundial observan dramática situación en Buenaventura.

  • Cartagena+30: la necesidad de adaptarse a nuevos contextos

CIFRAS

17 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recent report analyzes the prospects for the international humanitarian community in a post-agreement scenario.

  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child manifests concern about PDAGs’ high level of child recruitment .

  • Threats and drought main causes of access constraints .

  • UN and WB observe the dramatic situation of Buenaventura.

  • Cartagena+30 : the need to adapt to new contexts .

FIGURES

17 Mar 2015 description

March 17, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions as well as $2.4 million in support of demining efforts, assistance to victims of explosive remnants of war and mines, and risk education. The Government of Canada will contribute:

17 Mar 2015 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Fondos de Primera Emergencia fueron aprobados para la respuesta a las emergencias en Perú y Bolivia.

  • ACTIVIDAD VOLCÁNICA: El volcán Turrialba en Costa Rica registró el pasado jueves, 12 de marzo, su mayor erupción desde 1996. Fue emitida alerta amarilla.

  • INCENDIO FORESTAL: Un incendio forestal afecta la comuna de Valparaíso.
    Autoridades reportaron Estado de Excepción Constitucional por emergencia para las comunas de Valparaíso y Viña del Mar e inició al proceso de evacuación.

17 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • HEAVY RAINS: An Emergency Cash Grant was approved to respond to the emergencies in Peru and Bolivia.

  • VOLCANIC ACTIVITY: Last Thursday,
    March, 12th, the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica registered its biggest eruption since 1996. A yellow alert is active.

  • WILD FIRE: The municipality of Valparaiso is affected by wildfire. Authorities declared a Constitutional State of Emergency for the municipalities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar and started the evacuation process.

25 Feb 2015 description

El Secretario General de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), José Miguel Insulza, y el Director General para África, Asia, América Latina y Medio Oriente del Ministerio Federal de Relaciones Exteriores de Alemania, Clemens von Goetze, anunciaron hoy que el país europeo adicionará dos millones de euros más a la contribución que entrega para la Misión de Apoyo al Proceso de Paz en Colombia (MAPP/OEA).

25 Feb 2015 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Director General for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near- and Middle East of the Foreign Office of Germany, Clemens von Goetze, announced today that the European country would add two million euros to its contribution to the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS).

11 Feb 2015 description

DESTACADOS

  • Secretario General del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados (NRC) escribe sobre su visita a Colombia.

  • Incremento en ataques contra infraestructura y amenazas preocupa a la comunidad humanitaria.

  • Limitaciones de acceso y otras consecuencias humanitarias persisten durante el cese al fuego unilateral de las FARC-EP

FONDOS

US$80.323.117 Total fondos humanitarios recibidos en 2014, a enero 30 de 2015 (FTS)

05 Feb 2015 description

Durante el 2014 el Fondo de Respuestas a Emergencias ERF ha logrado beneficiar a 52.372 personas dentro de las cuales se resalta el trabajo con afrocolombianos e indígenas. La inversión total del fondo fueron 2,9 millones de dólares destinados a dar respuesta a emergencias causadas por desastres naturales y conflicto armado. Para mayor información los invitamos a ver la infografía anual del ERF 2014 en el siguiente

03 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NRC Secretary General writes about his visit to Colombia.

  • Increase in attacks against infrastructure and threats of concern for the humanitarian community.

  • Access constraints and other humanitarian consequences persist during FARC-EP unilateral ceasefire.

FUNDING

US $80,323,117 2014 total humanitarian funding received as of 30 January 2015 (FTS)

23 Jan 2015 description

In January 2015, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$99.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief in 12 countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low. Some $77.5 million will go to six countries affected by the crisis in Syria. Another $14 million will support aid operations in three countries in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, where the long running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to have disastrous effects.

23 Jan 2015 description

(New York, 23 January 2014) – The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low.

20 Jan 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Persistence of the internal armed conflict and generalized violence. Reduced visibility of the humanitarian situation. Some regions are more impacted than others. According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview some regions have more needs and less response than others.

  • Increase in humanitarian caseload, including IDPs, civilian victims of APM, those affected by natural disasters.

08 Jan 2015 description

El Fondo Central de Respuesta a Emergencias (CERF) es un fondo de respuesta a emergencias de las Naciones Unidas, su objetivo es salvar vidas y mejorar la respuesta humanitaria, llegando a las zonas más remotas del país donde hay necesidades humanitarias a causa del conflicto armado o los desastres naturales. Por primera vez, el CERF se implementa en Guaviare, donde el conflicto armado tiene consecuencias dramáticas para la población civil.

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

18 Dec 2014 description
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SUMMARY

Strategic objectives

1. Improve the response capacity to provide effective and timely assistance to save lives (SAVE LIVES).

Complementing and supporting State response in the identified areas, with a focus on human rights and a differential approach, including gender perspective, through a more adequate analysis of the humanitarian needs of populations at risk and affected by armed conflict, other forms of violence and/or disasters.

18 Dec 2014 description

Key Messages

  • Donors have contributed/committed US$80.4 million of humanitarian funding to Colombia so far in 2014. There are no outstanding pledges for Colombia.

  • US$2.5 million was specified as being at least in part for the Department of Chocó, and almost all funding in 2014 appears to have been given in response to the conflict.

  • So far in 2014, the United States (US) is the top donor to Colombia with contributions/commitments of US$20.2 million – one quarter of all humanitarian funding to Colombia this year.