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18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

17 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can restore a sense of normalcy and safety and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

  • The Commission currently dedicates over 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid.

05 Nov 2016 description
report Carter Center

GIDAN GIMBA, NIGERIA — The health programs of The Carter Center have surpassed a major milestone: The organization on Nov. 4 celebrated assisting with the distribution of 500 million doses of donated medication to combat five neglected tropical diseases in 14 countries in Africa and Latin America.

02 Nov 2016 description

The UK government announced the new funding during the Colombia State Visit

The UK will increase its contribution to prosperity programmes in Colombia by up to £25 million, supporting economic development and opening up investment and export opportunities worth in the region of £6 billion to the UK economy.

27 Oct 2016 description

In a formal ceremony held on Tuesday October 18, the Japanese embassy in Colombia officially signed over a donation of USD $555, 567 in support of NPA’s humanitarian demining pilot project in El Orejón, Antioquia.

The donation adds another chapter to a longstanding friendship between the NPA and Japan, who have also helped to fund some of NPA’s other humanitarian demining projects in South Lebanon, Mauritania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

14 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Response Highlights

UNICEF response to ZIKV (Zika virus) continues in 32 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. From working with communities to challenge the low risk perception of ZIKV to supporting the identification of appropriate care and support activities for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome, UNICEF is working with governments and other partners across the region to implement their response strategies.

11 Oct 2016 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 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

04 Oct 2016 description

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 3, 2016

USAID Press Office

Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

02 Oct 2016 description

Following the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP on September 26, Germany has announced a contribution of EUR 2 million to the United Nations Post-conflict Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Colombia. The contribution will fund projects aimed at building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.

29 Sep 2016 description

September 26, 2016 - Cartagena, Colombia - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is proud to support Colombia’s efforts to bring the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere to a peaceful end. The agreement signed today in Colombia demonstrates the effectiveness and importance of negotiation, diplomacy, justice and institutional reform, hallmarks of Canada’s support of the Colombian people and government.

28 Sep 2016 description

En el marco de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz el 26 de septiembre, Alemania ha anunciado una contribución de 2 millones de euros al Fondo de Naciones Unidas para el Posconflicto, que servirá para financiar proyectos encaminados hacia la construcción de una paz estable y duradera en Colombia. El Fondo Multidonante de las Naciones Unidas para el Posconflicto, establecido en febrero de 2016 y anclado en la estructura de financiación “Colombia en Paz,” nace como respuesta a las necesidades de estabilización y construcción de paz en el país.

20 Sep 2016 description

September 18, 2016 – New York City, New York

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.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all the people of Canada welcome the peace agreement signed in Colombia after so many decades of suffering.

19 Sep 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 18, 2016

The following statement was released by the Governments of Norway and the United States of America following the Global Demining Initiative for Colombia Ministerial held on September 18, 2016 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York.

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18 Sep 2016 description
report El Espectador

El Gobierno prevé que la puesta en marcha de la primera fase del proyecto requerirá una inversión cercana a los US$126 millones ($360.000 millones).

El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, John Kerry –en compañía de representantes de la Unión Europea y de 22 países– ratificó este domingo desde Nueva York el respaldo al desminado humanitario en Colombia, de cara a que el territorio esté libre de estos artefactos en 2021. (Lea: Santos viaja a Nueva York a presentar en Asamblea de Naciones Unidas el acuerdo final de paz)

22 Aug 2016 description

Bogotá, agosto 19 de 2016. Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria que se celebrará mañana 19 de agosto, las organizaciones humanitarias Acción Contra el Hambre (ACH), Alianza por la Solidaridad (ApS), Consejo Noruego para los Refugiados (NRC, por sus siglas en inglés) y Federación Luterana Mundial (FLM), con el apoyo de la Iglesia Sueca, lanzan proyectos dirigidos a atender las necesidades humanitarias de poblaciones campesinas, afrodescendientes e indígenas en los departamentos de Putumayo, Valle del Cauca,

18 Aug 2016 description

Bogotá, agosto 18 de 2016. Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria que se celebrará mañana 19 de agosto, las organizaciones humanitarias Acción Contra el Hambre (ACH), Alianza por la Solidaridad (ApS), Consejo Noruego para Refugiados (NRC, por sus siglas en inglés) y Federación Luterana Mundial (FLM), en asocio con la Iglesia Sueca, lanzan proyectos dirigidos a atender las necesidades humanitarias de poblaciones campesinas, afrodescendientes e indígenas en los departamentos de Putumayo, Valle del Cauca, Nariño, Cauca, Norte de Santander …

18 Aug 2016 description

Bogotá, August 18th, 2016. As part of tomorrow’s commemoration of World Humanitarian Day on the 19th of August, a group of humanitarian organisations consisting of Action Against Hunger, Alianza por la Solidaridad, Norwegian Refugee Council and the Lutheran World Federation, are launching projects designed to attend the humanitarian needs of rural, afro-descendent and indigenous populations in the Departments of Putumayo, Valle del Cauca, Nariño, Cauca, Norte de Santander and Chocó.