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05 Feb 2016 description

'Colombia is one of the countries in the world that is most contaminated by landmines. It will be essential to clear the mines and other unexploded ordnances in order to enable many of the over six million internally displaced people to return to their homes once a peace agreement is in place. Mine clearance is therefore a crucial task for Colombia, partner countries such as Norway and the US, and the rest of the international community,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

05 Feb 2016 description

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2016

03 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UARIV makes a balance of 2015 and gives priorities for 2016

  • Humanitarian year in review

  • El Niño impacts Colombia

  • UNGRD focuses on prevention for successful risk management

2016: strengthening local authorities for prevention and assistance to humanitarian emergencies

By Paula Gaviria, Director of the Victim’s Unit, Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a Víctimas (UARIV)

02 Feb 2016 description

Situation Overview

Colombia faces persistent humanitarian needs resulting from the impact of armed conflict and violence, combined with natural disasters in certain areas. While armed conflict continues between the government and the guerrilla groups (FARC-EP and ELN), other sources of violence such as post-demobilization armed groups (PDAGs) , pose major humanitarian and protection challenges.

31 Jan 2016 description

Editorial

Switzerland's glaciers are melting. In less than 40 years, their surface has shrunk by almost 30 percent. Linked directly to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, this relentless retreat can be observed around the globe, impacting negatively on the economy, the environment and society.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

14 Jan 2016 description

Información General:

El Grupo de Donantes Humanitarios de Colombia, se conformó oficialmente en enero de 2014 y cuenta con la participación de OCHA, ECHO, PRM , las Embajadas de Canadá, Suiza, Suecia, Noruega, España y Alemania. Los objetivos principales del Grupo de Donantes

Humanitarios son:

  1. Contribuir a la toma de decisiones estratégicas y complementarias de los fondos humanitarios de cooperación internacional.

  2. Posicionar y visibilizar los temas humanitarios y la situación humanitaria del país .

17 Dec 2015 description

Bruxelles, le 16 décembre 2015

La Commission européenne porte son budget d'aide humanitaire à un niveau record alors que les besoins dans ce domaine devraient atteindre un sommet historique à l'échelle mondiale en 2016.

16 Dec 2015 description

As global humanitarian needs are set to reach a historic high in 2016, the European Commission is stepping up its humanitarian budget to record levels.

08 Dec 2015 description

On the 10th of August 2015, NPA Colombia signed an agreement with the European Union for support to the Pilot Project on Humanitarian Demining; a historic collaboration between the Colombian Government and FARC-EP on the clearance of mines and explosives. The EU will support the project with EUR 4,000,000 and the starting day of the grant was 22nd of May 2015 and it has a duration of 18 months.

03 Dec 2015 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 2 décembre 2015. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.

L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui une contribution de 125 millions d’euros pour financer des mesures d’urgence dans les pays touchés par le phénomène météorologique extrême «El Niño» en Afrique, dans les Caraïbes, en Amérique centrale et en Amérique du Sud. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.

02 Dec 2015 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 2 December 2015

The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

25 Nov 2015 description
report El Espectador

El dinero se destinará a proyectos diversos como son iniciativas relacionadas con la desigualdad de género, el "fortalecimiento" institucional a nivel local y los temas agrícolas.

El ministro de Exteriores español, José Manuel García-Margallo, cifró ste martes en 3 millones de euros (3,1 millones de dólares) la aportación española al fondo fiduciario europeo que se destinará a distintos proyectos de la etapa del postconflicto.

23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

23 Nov 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

22 Nov 2015 description
report El Espectador

Durante 2014, Estados Unidos concedió 324,82 millones de dólares en asistencia total a Colombia, y el 70% de esa suma se dedicó a programas de paz y seguridad.

El Gobierno estadounidense está comprometido a continuar su ayuda de seguridad a Colombia para que el país pueda "consolidar su histórico proceso de paz", según informó hoy el Pentágono.

06 Nov 2015 description

Colombia faces persistent humanitarian needs resulting from the impact of armed conflict and violence, combined with natural disasters in certain areas. While armed conflict continues between the government and the guerrilla groups (FARC-EP and ELN), other sources of violence such as post-demobilization armed groups (PDAGs) , pose major humanitarian and protection challenges.