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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.

24 Nov 2016 description

23 November 2016, LONDON – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) welcomes a move by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to add the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards to its widely-respected country analyses.

The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, with its timely, reliable and impartial research offering governments, institutions and businesses the evidence base that they need to set strategy and make critical decisions.

22 Nov 2016 description
report Chosun Ilbo

After several strong earthquakes and aftershocks this year, the nationwide disaster alert system is getting an upgrade.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Security on Monday said that the Korea Meteorological Administration will send text message alerts directly to residents when a quake with a magnitude greater than 3.0 strikes.

For quakes stronger than 5.0, the alerts will be sent in under 50 seconds.

The goal is to get the alerts out in under 25 seconds by the first half of 2017.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and WFP signed a three-year funding agreement of USD 4 million in the area of food security, nutrition and resilience.

  • In October, Kyrgyz parliamentarians and senior government officials visited WFP assisted pilot schools in Chui and Talas provinces.

  • On 10 October 2016, WFP and DFID launched online and mobile applications to enhance government capacity on disaster preparedness and response.

Operational Updates

21 Nov 2016 description

By Linda Mu

ILSAN, Republic of Korea, 21 November 2016 – Fast-paced developments in technology have the potential to help the world rein in the impact of natural and human-induced hazards, notably when it comes to tackling urban risk.

The issue of harnessing hi-tech to support disaster prevention, forecasting, response and building resilience at the community level has been in focus at the K-Safety conference, run by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Public Safety and Security.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and WFP signed a three-year agreement to roll out activities that improves food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related shocks in nine disaster-prone districts of Sri Lanka.

  • WFP is monitoring the ongoing drought in Sri Lanka that has affected 216,000 families. The Meteorological Department has expressed its concern that there will be 50 percent less rainfall than expected.

WFP Assistance

15 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • JP Morgan & Chase made a contribution of USD 400,000 for the project Nutrimos El Salvador.
    The project is designed to benefit infants on their first 1,000 days.

  • A delegation from Seoul of the International Cooperation Agency of Korea (KOIKA) visited as a follow-up mission to establish a partnership with both WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture of El Salvador. KOIKA will provide a contribution of USD 8 million to fund a climate-change adaptation and resilience project in the departments of San Miguel and Morazan.