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26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 04:27 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.

As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,500, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas.

23 Mar 2015 description

En date du 14 mars, le puissant cyclone PAM de catégorie 5 a frappé l'archipel de Vanuatu dans le Pacifique causant des destructions massives. Selon les premiers rapports, 90% des habitations de la capitale seraient endommagées, 80% du réseau électrique serait affecté et les services de télécommunications ne fonctionneraient que de manière très partielle.

23 Mar 2015 description

Le matin du mercredi 18 mars, en présence des représentants du ministère de l’Éducation nationale turc, de l’Agence gouvernementale de gestion des catastrophes et de l’urgence (AFAD) ainsi que d’une foule joyeuse d’enfants et parents syriens, l’ambassadeur du Luxembourg en Turquie, Arlette Conzemius, et le représentant d’Unicef en Turquie, Philippe Duamelle, ont eu le plaisir d’inaugurer une nouvelle école à Nizip dans le Sud-Est de la Turquie qui accueille des enfants réfugiés syriens.

28 Jan 2015 description
report GAVI Alliance
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Key Outcomes Resources Assured for 2016-2020

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives

Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

12 Dec 2014 description
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A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".

For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.

04 Dec 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)

Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.

21 Nov 2014 description

In November 18th, the Project Management Unit of “Development initiatives for localities in climate change adaptation” (known as VIE/033) held a workshop to share information and improve the project implementation.

29 Sep 2014 description
report The Global Fund

NEW YORK – Luxembourg is increasing its financial commitment to the Global Fund for 2014, thereby unlocking additional contributions from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel announced at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday that Luxembourg is making an additional pledge of €500,000 for 2014, in addition to its earlier pledge of €2.5 million. Both the United States and the United Kingdom have geared their own contributions to the Global Fund in a way that maximizes donations by other countries.

11 Aug 2014 description

L’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) appelle à la mobilisation mondiale contre l’épidémie d’Ebola s’étendant dans certains pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette épidémie de fièvre hémorragique est la plus grave connue en ce qui concerne le virus Ebola. Selon les chiffres de l’OMS, depuis mars 2014, 1,711 cas de cette maladie ont été reportés (1,070 cas confirmés, 436 cas probables et 205 cas suspects) dont 932 décès (bilan de l’OMS du 4 août 2014). Les pays touchés sont la Guinée, le Libéria, la Sierra Leone et, plus récemment, le Nigéria.

18 May 2014 description

17/05/2014 - The European Union is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which has been activated upon the request of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina due to the severe flooding in the two countries. In less than a day and a half following the request, a total of 14 EU Member States offered assistance.

Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are deploying rescue boats, high capacity pumps and operational teams to Serbia.

25 Apr 2014 description

Le 25 avril 2014 la Coopération luxembourgeoise a publié une version actualisée de sa stratégie sectorielle en matière de santé. Cette publication coïncide avec la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme, ainsi qu’avec la Semaine mondiale de l’immunisation (24-30 avril) et vient peu après la Journée mondiale de la santé qui était le 7 avril.

28 Jan 2014 description

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

21 Jan 2014 description

La République centrafricaine (RCA), pays négligé par la communauté internationale au cours des dernières années, a tristement ressurgi à l’ordre du jour en 2013, suite au coup d’État et à l’effondrement complet de l’ordre public à Bangui et dans le reste du pays.

04 Dec 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11461
PAL/2169

Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary
Contributions to UNRWA
1st Meeting (AM)

Appealing to the international community to confront a $65 million cash shortfall in its 2014 budget, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today heard representatives of 17 countries pledge to provide voluntary contributions.

20 Nov 2013 description

Après plus de deux ans de conflit violent, la situation humanitaire en Syrie est désastreuse et la souffrance de la population civile se prolonge et s’aggrave. Les services de base comme les soins médicaux, l’eau potable et l’éducation ne sont plus assurés. Plus de 100 000 Syriens ont perdu leur vie depuis mars 2011. Près de 6,5 millions de personnes sont déplacées à travers le pays et près de 9,3 millions de personnes nécessitent de l’aide humanitaire.

17 Nov 2013 description

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.