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28 Apr 2016 description
report El Universo

El gobierno de Israel entregó la mañana de este jueves ayuda humanitaria para los habitantes de Canoa, cantón manabita afectado por el terremoto del pasado sábado 16 de abril que azotó parte del norte de la provincia de Manabí y el sur de Esmeraldas.

El cónsul de Israel, Johny Czarninski, encabezó la ayuda humanitaria que tuvo el apoyo del coronel José Núlez, del Ejército ecuatoriano; la ayuda consistió en colchones, víveres y agua.

Israel también aporta con médicos especializados quienes arribaron el pasado 21 de abril a Canoa para atender en un campamento.

15 Apr 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for March 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

Yemen

13 Apr 2016 description

13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

18 Mar 2016 description

Israel has imposed a policy of closure towards the Gaza Strip since the early 1990s. This closure was supplemented in the mid-1990s by the construction of a fence around the perimeter of the territory. These measures have been accompanied by a range of restrictions on the movement of people and goods into, out of and within the Gaza Strip, many of which were intensified into a land, air and sea blockade, following the Hamas take-over of the Gaza Strip in June 2007.

10 Mar 2016 description

Analysis

Drought is generally considered an extended period (season, year or several years) of decient precipitation compared to the long-term average for an area that results in water shortage for some activity, group or environmental sector (National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), 2008). It is thus important to monitor precipitation levels in order to ensure a proactive response and effective early warning.

09 Mar 2016 description

by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, Rohini J. Haar, MD, MPH

In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of popular protests in which people have taken to the streets to express grievances and claim their rights. In many cases, police and security forces have responded in ways that profoundly undermine the fundamental rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, often leading to escalations in violence through unwarranted, inappropriate, or disproportionate uses of force.

02 Mar 2016 description

Papua New Guinea, suffering from severe draught, will receive the Israeli mobile desalination unit which will provide clean drinking water in remote rural locations, reflecting Israel's commitment to extending aid to friends around the globe.

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with G.A.L. Water Technologies Ltd., held a ceremony on 29 February at which a mobile desalination unit developed in Israel was donated to Papua New Guinea, which is suffering from severe drought.

02 Mar 2016 description

Eritreans have fled the country in large numbers since the 1960s as a result of war, poverty and a lack of freedom. The 30-year long Independence war produced a diaspora of over a million people, mostly based in Sudan, the Middle East, Europe and the US. Significant numbers displaced during this war returned after Independence in 1993 and throughout the remainder of the 1990s.

02 Mar 2016 description

The eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 12 February 2016. As with the seventh meeting, the Emergency Committee reviewed the data on circulating wild poliovirus as well as circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The latter is particularly important as cVDPVs reflect serious gaps in immunity to poliovirus due to weaknesses in routine immunization coverage in otherwise polio-free countries.

26 Feb 2016 description

by Julio De La Guardia

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) broke down in April 2014 after they had been re-launched by US Secretary of State John Kerry a year earlier; since then, there has been near radio silence. Just recently, a French initiative to convene an international peace conference in Paris next summer to jump-start a new round of negotiations was rejected by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of the fact that the French government said it would recognize Palestinian statehood if the conference initiative failed.

16 Feb 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amy Fallon

AMPALA, Uganda, Feb 16 2016 (IPS) - After escaping the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region during which his father and two brothers were killed and his mother and sister displaced, Adam (named changed), began a new chapter. But it was a life “in limbo”. Over a decade later, he remains trapped in a strange country where he struggles to prove his identity; cannot find work or receive financial support.

15 Feb 2016 description
report EastAfrican

By IVAN R. MUGISHA

Posted Saturday, February 13 2016 at 16:52

In Summary

•Rwanda is in negotiations with Israel over the terms for accommodating refugees from Africa who are seeking asylum in Jerusalem.

•In October last year, Israeli authorities said 3,000 asylum seekers had left Israel for a “third country,” without mentioning the country.

•But only seven registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda, all of them Eritreans, and only eight, mostly from Sudan, in Uganda, according to the BBC.

14 Feb 2016 description

El ministro de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), Joaquín Roa Burgos, recibió esta mañana en su despacho al embajador de Israel en Paraguay, Peleg Lewi, y a su comitiva, quienes comprometieron el apoyo del Gobierno israelí a la Secretaría y al Estado paraguayo en materia de gestión y reducción de riesgos de desastres en beneficio de las poblaciones más afectadas por eventos adversos.

02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Israel continued in 2015 to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights, and to build unlawful settlements in and facilitate the transfer of Israeli civilians to the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities also arbitrarily detained peaceful Palestinian demonstrators, including children.

29 Jan 2016 description

Autoridades del Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) y del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) hicieron entrega oficial, en la tarde de hoy, de tres camiones y un tractor al ministro de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), Joaquín Roa Burgos. Las empresas vendedoras de los vehículos -Sambarie S.A. (del Grupo Reimpex S.R.L.) y Automaq S.A.E.C.A.-, hicieron importantes descuentos al Banco -como donativo al Gobierno Nacional- por la situación de emergencia que atraviesan miles de familias paraguayas.

28 Jan 2016 description

Un total de 462 kits de los 500 donados por Israel el pasado miércoles 20 a la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), fueron distribuidos ayer a igual cantidad de familias albergadas en el refugio RC4 “Acá Caraya”, en Loma Pytâ. Cada kit está compuesto por artículos de limpieza e higiene para cinco personas, por lo que en total fueron 2.310 los beneficiados con esta entrega. Acompañaron la distribución representantes de la Embajada del Estado de Israel en nuestro país.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

22 Jan 2016 description

En representación de su país, el embajador extraordinario del Estado de Israel en Paraguay, Peleg Lewis, entregó días atrás al ministro de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), Joaquín Roa Burgos, la donación de 500 kits de limpieza e higiene para su distribución a las familias que abandonaron sus hogares tras la crecida del río Paraguay y sus afluentes.