Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
Forced Return by China Could Mean Torture, Death
KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$300,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to help WFP support more than 90,000 children and pregnant and nursing women for one month.
WFP will use the contribution to purchase Super Cereal; a specialized nutritional product that helps prevent malnutrition.
689,845 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
630,176 Syrians registered by UNHCR
59,669 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR
79,138 Syrians in Zaatari Camp
26,445 Syrians in Azraq Camp
6,329 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp
CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME EXPANDED
Más de 1,000 familias que han resultado seriamente afectadas por la sequía recibirán “asistencia humanitaria emergente” gracias a una donación realizada por el Gobierno de Corea, que asciende a $100,000.
“Este fondo será canalizado a través del PMA (Programa Mundial de Alimentos) en El Salvador para su ejecución y manejo, como parte del relevante programa del PMA”, informó la sede diplomática.
On Monday, much welcome rain fell across the nation, and though the drought-ridden South Chungcheong region saw average precipitation of 24 millimeters, that was far from enough.
Following a dry spell over the past year, eight cities and counties in South Chungcheong, including Boryeong, Seosan and Dangjin, are seriously reviewing how to combat drought in the region and adjust water supplies, including taking advantage of the four-rivers restoration project.
The region has not seen adequate rainfall since the 74 millimeters of precipitation that fell Oct. 21, 2014.
Progress in reducing the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Pacific Region has been remarkable, but much more remains to be done. In May 2014, the World Health Assembly adopted the Global strategy and targets for tuberculosis prevention, care and control after 2015, with ambitious incidence and mortality targets and the goal that no affected families face catastrophic costs due to TB.
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (AM)
General Assembly President Urges Continuing Support in Absence of Solution to Palestinian Question, amid Broader Refugee Crisis
A total of 21 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2016 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials urged stable financing for the Agency against a backdrop of expanding crises in the Middle East.
Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre
Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.
Il faut agir pour offrir assistance et refuge et mettre fin au bain de sang
L’arrivée ces dernières semaines de dizaines de milliers de Syriens aux frontières de l’Europe et la mort choquante de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes lors de leur périple périlleux, secouent la communauté internationale et l’interpellent devant la tragédie qui engloutit le peuple syrien. Leur désespoir est tel que les Syriens en sont venus à prendre d’immenses risques pour eux-mêmes et leurs familles.
Action needed on aid, refuge, and to end the bloodshed
Author: Caroline Baudot, Oxfam Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Daniel Gorevan, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Manager, Syria crisis
The arrival of tens of thousands of Syrians to Europe’s borders and the shocking deaths of women, children and men on their perilous journey has been a sharp reminder to the international community of the tragedy engulfing the people of Syria. Syrians put themselves and their families at so much risk only out of sheer desperation.
Korean support for immunisation in developing countries now stands at US$ 15 million
Geneva, 6 October 2015 – The Republic of Korea today signed a new agreement with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to increase its contribution towards childhood immunisation in developing countries between 2015 and 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, Korea will provide an additional US$ 3 million per year.
On September 30th, 2015, the Republic of Korea made a second contribution of US$ 5,000,000 to the Secretary-General’s UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. H.E. Mr. Shin Dong-ik, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the contribution agreement in the presence of Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola.
IOM Shelter Operations
IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.
The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a $1 million partnership agreement, on 22 September, to support stabilization and recovery in areas liberated from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives prioritized by local authorities in liberated areas.
By Andy McElroy
INCHEON, 24 September 2015 – Korea’s advance towards a national integrated public-safety communications network is being heralded as an example of how disaster risk reduction represents a major business opportunity.
The country aims to launch its world-leading system – the so-called Long Term Evolution (LTE) public safety network – in 2017, and several commercial bids are expected from major telecommunications carriers to implement the ambitious project.
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Monday 9/21/2015 - 10:29 GMT
North Korea's use of a lottery system to allow a fraction of the families separated by the Korean War to meet is "extremely cruel", a top rights expert said Monday.
North and South Korea agreed earlier this month to hold a weekend reunion in October for separated families -- only the second to be held in five years -- with 100 people to be selected by each side to take part.
The South Korean government plans to take 30 Myanmar refugees currently in Thailand and grant them permanent settlement, in accordance with a U.N. agency program, the Yonhap News Agency reported on 21 September quoting officials.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees resettlement program transfers refugees living in temporary camps in an asylum country to another country that has agreed to admit them.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Yemen announced on Sep.11 that the Korean Government will provide financial assistance of USD 500,000 to the Yemeni people through the World Food Program (WFP). This is to help relieve the severe humanitarian situation facing the Yemeni people, in particular to assist those people who are in desperate need of food assistance.
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities