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24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

19 May 2016 description

19/05/2016 Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has offered to assist countries in the region as they implement a new international agreement to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU).

IUU fishing is about to become much more difficult once the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO, enters into force early next month.

30 Apr 2016 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance worth some 700,000 US dollars to Ecuador, which sustained massive damage to its people and property from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 16 and the aftershocks on April 17.

  2. On April 18, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se sent a letter to Foreign Minister Guillaume Long of Ecuador, in which he extended deep condolence and sympathy over the massive damage to the people and property and expressed hope for an early recovery from the earthquakes.

30 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) offered to provide relief goods in response to the recent Kumamoto Earthquake. Following coordination between the Government of Japan and the Government of the ROK, two ROK military transport aircraft landed at Kumamoto Airport in the afternoon of April 22, providing retort pouch rice, water and other relief goods (equivalent of approx. US$100,000).

26 Apr 2016 description

WHO report highlights health impacts of climate change

The health sector has a vital role to play in order to respond and minimize the threats that climate change poses to human health

MANILA, 26 APRIL - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has released a new report with scientific evidence of climate change affecting health and recommended actions for countries in the Region.

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).

13 Apr 2016 description

The Stabilization Facility for Libya was launched today at the Senior Officials’ Meeting in Tunis in the presence of H.E. Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning in the Libyan Government of National Accord, Mr. Rüdiger König, Director General of Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peace Building in the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UNSMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and Dr. Noura Hamladji, UNDP Libya Country Director.

01 Apr 2016 description

By Ana Christina Thorlund

Incheon, 1 April, 2015 – The popular child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to be translated into Korean after 400 children and youth met in Incheon to discuss the meaning of disaster risk reduction and how they can become agents of change in their own homes and communities.

24 Mar 2016 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth 7 million US dollars to Iraq, whose humanitarian crisis is rapidly worsening after clashes between ISIL and Iraqi government forces broke out in June 2014.

2 . Iraq is one of the countries where the United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency, “Level-3 emergency.” This year, the UN launched an appeal for 860 million US dollars in aid to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

02 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kinshasa, le 29 février 2016 – L’Agence Coréenne de Coopération Internationale (KOICA) et l’UNICEF ont signé un accord de partenariat pour un financement de plus de 6 millions de dollars des Etats Unis pour renforcer la vaccination des femmes enceintes et des jeunes enfants dans des zones particulièrement vulnérables aux épidémies en raison d’une faible couverture vaccinale.

01 Mar 2016 description

• Out of the 901 primary and secondary schools at least 103 schools (11%) are being used as evacuation centres.

• 38% of all healthcare facilities have been damaged.

• 26,125 people in the most affected areas, (7.5% of the estimated population in these areas), have been provided with WASH supplies to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.

• The Emergency Coordinator Osnat Lubrani joined Fiji's Ambassador for Climate Change Amena Yauvoli in visiting the cyclonehit islands of Koro in the Lomaiviti Group.

Situation Overview

29 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • Government priorities for immediate relief are shelter, water, health and food, as well as restoration of schools and delivery of seeds.

  • Access to fresh water remains a particular concern. Most of the 67,000 Fijians who had been targeted with water deliveries by end of January due to the El Niño-related drought, live in the corridor most affected by the cyclone.

  • 40,000 affected people (53% male, 46% female) live on small islands, largely in the Eastern Division, where damage is extensive and access is limited.

28 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

  • The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

  • The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

  • 42 people have been confirmed dead.

  • 1,177 schools and early childhood education centres (ECEs) to re-open around Fiji.

27 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

• 42 people have been confirmed dead.

• 1177 schools will re-open on Monday around Fiji.

26 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

• 42 people have been confirmed dead.

• More than 62,000 displaced people are currently sheltering in nearly 900 evacuation centres.

26 Feb 2016 description

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) earlier today, pledging US$ 447,996 in support of the UNRWA technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme in the Gaza Strip.

25 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected – 180,000 men and 170 000 women.

• 41 people have been confirmed dead.

• 131 people are injured.

24 Feb 2016 description

By Staff Sgt. Alexander Riedel

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS -- Military members from six nations joined together for a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief deployment throughout the region of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Feb. 14-18.

The deployment is part of Cope North 16, a multilateral exercise, including the U.S. Air Force and air forces from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

20 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Record high yields boost 2015 rice production

  • Cereal imports in 2015/16 forecast to increase slightly from last year’s record level

Record high yields boost 2015 rice production

16 Feb 2016 description

This February issue includes:

  • Relief assistance in Kokang, northern Shan and Wa
  • Cash based transfers in flood response
  • Humanitarian access to Sumprabum
  • Targeted relief assistance in Kachin
  • Emergency response to fire outbreak in Nam Hsan
  • Handover ceremony between Korea and WFP
  • Complaint and Feedback Mechanism.

Relief assistance in Kokang, northern Shan and Wa: