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27 Mar 2017 description

ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.

27 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

by Natalia Linou, Policy Specialist, Gender, Health and HIV, UNDP

Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe terminations, and long-term reproductive complications – are often unmet, stigmatized and under-reported.

25 Feb 2017 description

• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs

• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise

• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises

24 Feb 2017 description
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Chair’s outcome statement
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Pledging matrix
  • Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors

  • The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis

  • Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises

02 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Chile

"Chile no está solo", dijo el ministro tras recibir US$100 mil para enfrentar la emergencia. Alemania, EE.UU. y Emiratos Árabes también han hecho donaciones.

31 Jan 2017 description

The Government of Korea gives US $4 million for polio disease surveillance and outbreak response

Polio is highly infectious, and can easily fly undetected with a child from one country to another. But when anyone flies from the Republic of Korea, they are directly supporting the effort to ensure this disease never travels again at all.

25 Jan 2017 description

The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 500,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to promote safe spaces and healthy lifestyles for Palestine refugee children in Syria, benefiting approximately 45,000 boys and girls in UNRWA schools.

20 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • A Lead Convener for the national strategic review which will inform the Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022) has been officially identified upon endorsement by the Government.

  • Registration of people to assist

WFP Assistance

13 Jan 2017 description

BANJUL – The Republic of Korea has contributed more than $US300, 000 to the UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s School Meals Programme in The Gambia. This will make it possible for WFP to expand its community based cash transfer to schools and reach up to 20,000 students with daily hot meals for eight months.

The programme targets communities where markets are functional, yet access is limited by resources and food insecurity, and malnutrition and poverty rates are high.

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

23 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)
18 governorates affected
3.1 million people displaced (IOM)
2.4 million people food insecure (WFP)
227,971 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)

Highlights

  • In November, WFP reached 1.4 million Iraqis in all 18 governorates of Iraq through cash-based transfers (CBTs) and Family Food Rations (FFRs).

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

13 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP El Salvador is conducting a Multi-Purpose Cash investigation to assess the effect of assistance through cash based transfers.

  • WFP is working alongside the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock technical team to formulate a comprehensive analysis for a project to be financed by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOIKA).

  • NUTRIMOS will receive funds raised in the Puch Marathon organized by Pizza Puch.

03 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production decreased slightly in 2016

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase slightly from last year’s high level

Rice production decreased slightly in 2016

02 Dec 2016 description

Republic of Korea - The Republic of Korea has contributed USD 400,000 to IOM to provide support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other conflict-affected communities in Yemen.

Nearly two years since conflict escalated in Yemen, the situation has continued to deteriorate. Infrastructure continues to be destroyed and basic services disrupted.

In response to the increasing needs for health assistance, IOM has been providing life-saving healthcare through mobile health clinics, to IDPs and other conflict-affected communities.

27 Nov 2016 description

The Republic of Korea has contributed US$ one million dollars to assist in speedy rehabilitation projects in Libya that will improve vital basic services to the citizens.

The donation is a valuable contribution to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), an initiative of the Libyan Government of National Accord delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supported by the International Community. The Facility aims to deliver quick improvements on the ground to the infrastructure, schools, hospitals and municipalities in Benghazi, Kikla and Obari.

25 Nov 2016 description

Republic of Korea - According to the Aid Worker Security Database, over the last 10 years, more than 3,000 humanitarian workers worldwide were victims of major attacks. In 2015 alone, 287 humanitarian workers were attacked with 109 deaths logged.