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27 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Embajador Jörg Ranau expresó voluntad de su país de seguir apoyando

Una importante ayuda humanitaria, valorizada en más de 1 millón de euros, comprometió Alemania al Perú para atender a la población damnificada por los desastres naturales en diversas regiones afectadas por El Niño costero, informó hoy el embajador de dicho país, Jörg Ranau.

27 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the first humanitarian hub in Gwoza.

  • The first Local ETS Working Group in Maiduguri took place on 7 April and participants from five agencies attended.

  • The ETS carried out a mission in Damaturu between 15-17 March where over 35 humanitarians were trained on radio communications procedures.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government through the Ministry of primary and basic education, in partnership with WFP Benin country office has organized the second edition of the African Schools Meals Day.

  • The third and last food deliveries for the 2016/17 school year started on 10 march 2017 for three weeks. WFP provided school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55.

Operational Updates

21 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

20 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Carsten Grün

The emergency ship "Iuventa" from the Berlin-based aid organization "Jugend rettet" was overloaded in its last deployment. The organization’s spokeswoman Pauline Schmidt spoke to DW about the incident.

DW: How are the crew members of your rescue ship "Iuventa”  faring after the last deployment?

18 Apr 2017 description

Smuggling Networks

Introduction

The Mixed Migration Monitoring Initiative (4Mi)1 in Central Asia and South West Asia (CASWA) region aims at gathering data on displaced Afghans on the move. Data is collected in Afghanistan as well as with Afghans on the move toward the East and West and trend analyses are produced on a monthly basis. The purpose is to increase knowledge about drivers of movement and protection risks faced by Afghans on the move.

14 Apr 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in 2016

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 100,264 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 33,806 (34%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC)

Greece

13 Apr 2017 description

Conclusions and options for response

A multi-country cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) involving 28 migrants has been delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS).

11 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

New figures confirm that the European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016.

10 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

In times of conflict, children’s vulnerability is particularly accentuated. In addition to the daily struggle to meet their basic needs, they have to cope with the psychological trauma that they have endured during the conflict. Further, some of them bear the additional consequences of physical injuries. It is in these difficult times that the closeness and support of family matters most.

Separation from their family is a reality for many children in conflict-affected countries

07 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

07 Apr 2017 description

NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.

With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May.

07 Apr 2017 description

East Africa has been hit by the worst drought it has seen for fifty years. Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller has pledged an additional 100 million euros for those facing hunger. At a conference on Wednesday, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel urged the international community to make available more money.

06 Apr 2017 description

To enable more Syrian refugee children to go to school, and to provide more training places for young people and more jobs for adults – that is why Germany's Development Ministry is pledging 800 million euros at an international donor conference in Brussels. These funds are to be used to support Syria and its neighbouring countries in 2017.

06 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

On 03 April 2017, UNICEF, WFP, and UN-OCHA went on a joint one-day field visit with the German Minister for Development Cooperation (BMZ) to Kebri Dahar and Waaf Duug Temporary Resettlement Site in Doolo Zone, Somali Region. The Minister was accompanied by 16 German journalists, BMZ officials, German Embassy partners, GiZ and KfW. The Somali Regional President and key regional government counterparts have also joined the field visit. The visit was part of the German Minister’s visit to Ethiopia to discuss the Marshall Plan for Africa with Ethiopian Government and AU Officials.