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28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
22 Jul 2016 description

SRP 2015

  • De acuerdo al Monitoreo del SRP publicado en 2015, de los US$112.000.000 que recibió Colombia, US$68.000.000 responden al Plan de Respuesta Estratégico, lo que corresponde a un 50% del total de financiación a 2015. El Fondo Humanitario de Colombia contribuyó en un 3.1% al SRP.

  • Con relación al monto solicitado en el SRP, la financiación del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia para cada clúster representa:

21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

12 Jul 2016 description

After more than 50 years and over 340,000 lives lost, the end of the conflict between the Colombian Government and FARC guerilla forces is now in sight. The Federal Foreign Office has been engaged in Colombia for many years. 

Since the appointment of Tom Koenigs as the German Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process by Foreign Minister Steinmeier, cooperation has been extended further. This includes support for the political settlement negotiations as well as humanitarian assistance, stabilisation and postconflict peacebuilding measures.

07 Jul 2016 description
report HALO Trust

Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has today announced that it will commit CAD$12,500,000 to The HALO Trust for mine clearance in Colombia over the next five years.

The announcement follows the historic ‘End of conflict’ agreement reached last month between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP.

07 Jul 2016 description

El Marco de Asistencia de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (UNDAF por sus siglas en inglés) es el marco estratégico de programación que describe la respuesta colectiva del Sistema de Naciones Unidas frente a las prioridades de desarrollo del país. Su elaboración se ha basado en el diálogo entre las autoridades gubernamentales y los organismos de la ONU representados en Colombia. Para el período 2015- 2019 el UNDAF se concentra en la construcción de paz y el desarrollo sostenible.

06 Jul 2016 description

July 5, 2016 – Bogotá, Colombia

Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the Government of Canada’s official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with its communications policy.

I am pleased to be with you today on this historic occasion in Colombia.

For some 60 years, Canada and Colombia have maintained a rich and diverse relationship.

It is a relationship characterized by bilateral trade and major private-sector investment.

05 Jul 2016 description
report El Espectador

El apoyo económico se concentrará en cinco proyectos clave que ayudarán a las víctimas del conflicto armado y beneficiarán a mujeres y niños.

Una partida presupuestal de 57.4 millones de dólares canadienses (44 millones de dólares) anunció este martes la Ministra de Desarrollo Internacional y la Francofonía, Marie-Claude Bibeau, para ayudar en la financiación de proyectos de desarrollo tras la firma de un acuerdo final de paz con las Farc.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.

Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.

22 Jun 2016 description

En total 40.275 dólares ($118.527.347), fue el recaudo que los colombianos realizaron para apoyar las labores de respuesta y recuperación de Ecuador tras el sismo del pasado 16 de abril que afectó a la provincia de Manabí en el vecino país.

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

17 Jun 2016 description
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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

09 Jun 2016 description

The Colombian government and FARC rebels have issued a joint statement stipulating that the final agreement on ending the conflict and building sustainable and long lasting peace in Colombia is to be deposited in Switzerland. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) welcomes this statement. The FDFA has been providing specialised expertise for the negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.

07 Jun 2016 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,