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23 Jan 2015 description

In January 2015, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$99.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief in 12 countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low. Some $77.5 million will go to six countries affected by the crisis in Syria. Another $14 million will support aid operations in three countries in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, where the long running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to have disastrous effects.

23 Jan 2015 description

(New York, 23 January 2014) – The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low.

20 Jan 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Persistence of the internal 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.

08 Jan 2015 description

El Fondo Central de Respuesta a Emergencias (CERF) es un fondo de respuesta a emergencias de las Naciones Unidas, su objetivo es salvar vidas y mejorar la respuesta humanitaria, llegando a las zonas más remotas del país donde hay necesidades humanitarias a causa del conflicto armado o los desastres naturales. Por primera vez, el CERF se implementa en Guaviare, donde el conflicto armado tiene consecuencias dramáticas para la población civil.

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

18 Dec 2014 description
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SUMMARY

Strategic objectives

1. Improve the response capacity to provide effective and timely assistance to save lives (SAVE LIVES).

Complementing and supporting State response in the identified areas, with a focus on human rights and a differential approach, including gender perspective, through a more adequate analysis of the humanitarian needs of populations at risk and affected by armed conflict, other forms of violence and/or disasters.

18 Dec 2014 description

Key Messages

  • Donors have contributed/committed US$80.4 million of humanitarian funding to Colombia so far in 2014. There are no outstanding pledges for Colombia.

  • US$2.5 million was specified as being at least in part for the Department of Chocó, and almost all funding in 2014 appears to have been given in response to the conflict.

  • So far in 2014, the United States (US) is the top donor to Colombia with contributions/commitments of US$20.2 million – one quarter of all humanitarian funding to Colombia this year.

11 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

10 de diciembre, 2014 — Las contribuciones al Fondo Verde para el Clima, establecido por Naciones Unidas para asistir a los países en desarrollo a afrontar el cambio climático han alcanzado los 10.000 millones de dólares, se informó hoy en Perú.

En un comunicado Ban Ki-moon expresó satisfacción por ese importante hito logrado durante la Conferencia sobre el Clima que se celebra en Lima, Perú.

03 Dec 2014 description
report Redhum

Colombia, 02 de Diciembre 2014

Fuente: Entorno Inteligente - VE

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.

27 Nov 2014 description

Following a meeting with Colombia’s foreign minister María Ángela Holguín, foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen today announced she was making an additional €500,000 available to support the Colombian peace process.

18 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT: The drought in the dry corridor of Central America affects more than 2.5 million people and has caused the loss of 70 to 100 percent of spring crops (April to September)

  • FLOODS: At least 3,000 people are affected in Colombia by the overflowing of the Ariari River.

  • MIGRATION: The UNHCR country office reports that the number of Central American children with a potential need for international protection has increased more than threefold in Mexico since 2006.

14 Nov 2014 description
South America version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 23 000 000

1. CONTEXT

06 Nov 2014 description

• “Cuando uno asume un acuerdo, un compromiso, es difícil, pero a la larga se demuestra que vale la pena y yo creo que el Presidente (Santos) ya ha dedicado mucho tiempo a reflexionar sobre la fase posconflicto, por lo que creo que ahora hay que apostar por una solución”, afirmó la Jefe de Gobierno germana tras reunirse en Berlín con el Mandatario colombiano.

Berlín, 5 nov (SIG).

06 Nov 2014 description

La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) y el gobierno de Alemania firmaron hoy un convenio de cooperación por el que el país europeo potenciará su respaldo a las actividades de la Misión de Apoyo al Proceso de Paz en Colombia (MAPP/OEA) con un aporte de 450.000 euros.

Este aporte se suma a las notables contribuciones que el gobierno alemán ha realizado a la Misión desde el año 2008. Estos recursos estarán destinados a apoyar las labores de monitoreo y acompañamiento de la Misión a los distintos programas de construcción de paz en el territorio colombiano.

06 Nov 2014 description

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Germany today signed a cooperation agreement by which the European country will increase its support for the activities of the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS) with a contribution of 450,000 euros.

This important contribution is just the latest of several made by the German government to the Mission since 2008. These resources will go to support the tasks of monitoring and accompaniment of the Mission to the various peace building programs in Colombia.

30 Oct 2014 description

• Los proyectos, enfocados en apoyar la agenda de paz, desarrollo rural y lucha contra la desigualdad en el país, tendrán un valor de 36 mil millones de pesos.

Bogotá, 29 de octubre de 2014

El Departamento para la Prosperidad Social (DPS) y la Unión Europea anunciaron la firma de 10 contratos por 36 mil millones de pesos para realizar proyectos que apoyen la paz, el desarrollo rural y la equidad en el país.

29 Oct 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11617
7289th Meeting (AM & PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

27 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • FOOD INSECURITY: In Honduras, the Humanitarian Country Team launched an international appeal for $13.2 million, to assist 154,000 people at risk. Bolivia is also affected by drought.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Honduras and Nicaragua have activated alerts for Tropical Storm Hanna.

  • FLOODS: Rains have affected more than 60,000 people in Nicaragua and about 2,500 people in Honduras. Authorities in both countries are responding to the situation.

27 Oct 2014 description

Destacados

  • INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: En Honduras, el equipo Humanitario de País lanzó un llamamiento de ayuda internacional por valor de $13.2 millones, para asistir a unas 154,000 personas en riesgo. Bolivia también está afectada por la sequía.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La tormenta tropical Hanna tiene en alerta a Honduras y Nicaragua.

  • INUNDACIONES: Las lluvias han dejado más de 60,000 personas afectadas en Nicaragua y unas 2,500 en Honduras. Las autoridades en ambos países están respondiendo a la situación.