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29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

27 Apr 2016 description

Philip Hammond has arrived in Colombia

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has arrived in Colombia to highlight the UK’s support for the country’s peace process and fight against narcotics during visits to Bogota and Cartagena.

Visiting Colombia for the first time as Foreign Secretary, Mr Hammond is on the first stop of a tour of Latin America that will include Cuba and Mexico.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

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.

25 Apr 2016 description

Como parte de las acciones que viene realizando el Gobierno de Colombia por Ecuador, tras el sismo del pasado 16 de abril, el Presidente de la República Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, en compañía del Director de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres Carlos Iván Márquez Pérez, estará arribando hacia las 9:40 de la mañana en Manta, para hacer la entrega de Asistencia Humanitaria de Emergencia.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

22 Apr 2016 description

Quito (Pichincha).- El Presidente de la República, Rafael Correa, durante el Conversatorio con los Medios de Comunicación desde Bahía de Caráquez, en Manabí, indicó que se espera la llegada del presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos, quien arribaría con una carga de 25 toneladas para colaborar y abastecer las necesidades de las provincias afectadas por el terremoto.

20 Apr 2016 description

El Presidente de la República, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, por medio de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, organizó la salida de apoyos humanitarios para los ecuatorianos afectados por el sismo del pasado sábado.

​Estas Ayudas Humanitarias consisten en paquetes de alimentos de primera necesidad y de aseo, así como carpas Shelter-Box, que serán entregados al gobierno ecuatoriano para que sean entregados a los ciudadanos del país vecino que requieren de estos elementos para suplir las necesidades inmediatas.

20 Apr 2016 description

​Tras la sesión extraordinaria que tuvo esta mañana el Comité Nacional para el Manejo de Desastres, liderado por la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres –UNGRD-, y en la que participaron la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana, Armada Nacional, Defensa Civil Colombiana, Dirección Nacional de Bomberos, Cruz Roja Colombiana, Policía Nacional, Ejército Nacional y los Ministerios de Salud, Defensa y Cancillería, se tomaron las siguientes decisiones:

20 Apr 2016 description
report El Espectador

En medio de la tragedia que enfrenta el país vecino por el terremoto que se dio el sábado en la noche desde Nariño se han reunido ayudas con apoyo de la gobernación, la Armada, la Policía y el hospital departamental

La tragedia humanitaria que ha ocasionado el terremoto que tuvo lugar el sábado por la noche en Ecuador, en la zona costera de Esmeralda, generó la solidaridad en Nariño, departamento vecino de este país, donde desde la gobernación se están realizando brigadas de apoyo que han contado con el respaldo de los ciudadanos.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 11 150 000

05 Apr 2016 description
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Communiqué de presse
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Fiche d’information sur l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Press Release
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Q&A - EU supports education for children in emergencies
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Factsheet on Education in Emergencies

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 5 April 2016

EU quadruples its humanitarian financing to education in emergencies worldwide.

04 Apr 2016 description

Colombie, Afghanistan, Gaza: la Suisse soutient l’élimination des mines et des munitions non explosées

04 Apr 2016 description

Not long ago, nearly 10,000 men, women, and children died or were injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance every year. Today, as we observe UN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, we can take pride in the fact that U.S. support for conventional weapons destruction programs and our commitment to robust international partnerships are making a difference.

Due in part to these efforts, we have seen a nearly 60 percent decrease in landmine injuries. But the right number of these incidents is zero.

04 Apr 2016 description

Colombia, Afghanistan, Gaza: Switzerland supports the elimination of landmines and unexploded ordnance

03 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.

  • COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.

09 Mar 2016 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño has passed its peak but it remains strong and will continue to influence the global climate. It is expected to weaken in the coming months and fade away during the second quarter of 2016. The World Meteorological Organization states that models indicate a return to an El Niño neutral state during the second quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, strong El Niño conditions are quite likely through March-April. It is too early to predict if there will then be a swing to La Niña (the opposite of El Niño).

04 Mar 2016 description

Countries globally continue to experience the effects of El Niño, which include below average precipitation during the rainy season, more intense cyclones in the northwestern Pacific and potentially more frequent cyclones in the south Pacific over the coming weeks. Droughts in southern and eastern Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean region contribute to a declining food security, nutrition and health situation.