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UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to courageous Colombian women

A courageous Colombian women's rights network was in the spotlight on Monday as it received UNHCR's prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, Switzerland, for its outstanding work to help victims of forced displacement and sexual abuse.

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General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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1.000 millones de pesos invertirá la Cruz Roja Colombiana en programas de salud por la Temporada Seca

Bogotá, septiembre 24 de 2014. La Lotería de la Cruz Roja Colombiana invertirá cerca de 1.000 millones de pesos en los departamentos de la Guajira, Atlántico, Magdalena y Casanare, los más afectados por la Temporada Seca. En estas regiones se desarrollarán programas de salud para el Control de Epidemias a fin de disminuir la morbilidad del Dengue y Chicunguya, Nutrición y Unidades Móviles de Salud, los cuales beneficiarán a 27.000 personas, entre niños y niñas menores de 5 años, adultos mayores, mujeres gestantes/lactantes y personas en situación de discapacidad.

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In talks with arriving world leaders, UN chief spotlights climate change, Ebola, regional cooperation

Report
UN News Service

21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting arriving world leaders for one-on-one talks spotlighting key international issues.

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Colombia: Boletín Humanitario Mensual número 29 | 01 – 31 julio 2014

DESTACADOS

  • Más de 3.000 personas participaron en los Foros nacionales sobre víctimas.

  • Ataques a infraestructura, protestas masivas y lluvias, causan grave impacto humanitario en Putumayo.

  • La Defensoría del Pueblo analiza las causas estructurales de la costa pacífica caucana.

  • La comunidad internacional se moviliza para responder a la situación humanitaria en Chocó

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Colombia: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 29 | 1 – 31 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 3,000 people attend victims forums.

  • Attacks on infrastructure, mass protests and heavy rains have serious humanitarian consequences in Putumayo.

  • Ombudsman’s Office analyses structural causes of humanitarian situation along the Pacific coast of Cauca.

  • International community mobilizes to provide humanitarian response in Chocó.

FIGURES

No of IDPs in mass events July 2014 (OCHA) 380

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 16 others
OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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Venezuela dará alimentos básicos a indígenas colombianos afectados por sequía

Report
El Espectador

El anuncio fue hecho por el ministro de Minas y Energía, Amylkar Acosta, después de la reunión entre Maduro y Santos en Cartagena.

El Gobierno de Venezuela suministrará de forma indefinida alimentos básicos a hasta 180.000 miembros de la comunidad indígena Wayúu para paliar los efectos de la sequía que azota al departamento colombiano de La Guajira, fronterizo con ese país, donde esta etnia reside.

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

Report
Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Colombia: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 28 | 1 – 31 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ASG Kyung-wha Kang called for more support to people affected by the armed conflict and natural disasters in Colombia.

  • Humanitarian caseload in 2014 I semester still of concern despite unilateral ceasefire periods and peace negotiations.

  • National and international NGOs increase funding requests, 9 ERF projects funded by June 2014.

FIGURES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Colombia: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 30 June 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Persistence of the interal 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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Fondo de Respuesta a Emergencias – Informe segundo trimestre 2014 (abril-junio)

I. Contexto humanitario

La larga duración del conflicto armado en Colombia sigue causando desplazamiento forzado, confinamiento, contaminación por armas, presencia de minas, violencia sexual y reclutamiento de menores por parte de grupos armados no estatales y post desmovilización. La vulnerabilidad ante los desastres naturales se combina con eventos de violencia armada causando doble afectación en muchas poblaciones.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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OAS Receives Contribution from United States to Support the Peace Process in Colombia

The Organization of American States today received a contribution of US$420,000 from the Government of the United States of America, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), for the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS).

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Colombia: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 27 | 1 – 31 May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indigenous groups increasingly affected by armed violence, displacement and confinement.

  • Mass protests in May led to mobility restrictions and humanitarian access constraints.

  • May has been the month with the highest number of people affected by natural disasters.

FIGURES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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United States Announces New Contribution to the OAS Mission To Support the Peace Process in Colombia (OAS/MAPP)

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 6, 2014

The United States welcomes Colombia’s ongoing efforts to ensure accountability and to protect those who are working to make Colombia a more peaceful, democratic, and secure state. To this end, the United States supports the important and ongoing work of OAS/MAPP in Colombia.

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Annual Letter 2014

Before joining USAID, I never could have imagined the depth of passion that exists for our nation’s leadership in global development.

When I was sworn in, people often asked me if I was worried about the unpopularity of development. According to nearly every poll, Americans wanted to cut foreign aid. But over the last four years, I have seen how a new model of development that delivers meaningful results in a cost-effective way can inspire people from all walks of life.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean Volume 17 | January – April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Disasters in the first quarter (Jan-April) affected 1.9 million people.

 OCHA allocated $3.2 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by floods in Bolivia.

 No respite from coffee rust is expected until 2016. The rust, seasonal drought and current food shortage are exacerbating the risk of food insecurity.

 Seismic activity has increased in the region. Nicaragua and Chile were affected by earthquakes with magnitudes above 6 degrees on the Richter scale.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.