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Luxembourg Raises Contribution to the Global Fund

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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.

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Guinea + 4 others
Le Luxembourg augmente son aide en réponse à l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

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.

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Serbia + 14 others
EU assistance underway for flood victims in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

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Une nouvelle stratégie santé pour la Coopération luxembourgeoise

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.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

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.

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Le ministre Romain Schneider a participé à une réunion de haut niveau sur la situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine à Bruxelles le 20 janvier

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.

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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Turkey + 2 others
L’aide humanitaire luxembourgeoise en faveur des réfugiés syriens en Turquie

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.

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

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.

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Philippines + 1 other
Luxembourg’s humanitarian aid in the Philippines – Update from the field

The first emergency.lu Rapid deployment kit terminal is operational since 15 November in Tacloban. It was jointly set up by WFP and volunteers from the Luxembourg Civil Protection on the roof of the Tacloban Town Hall. It is now providing Internet connectivity to the humanitarian community with the technology from emergency.lu, WFP and Ericsson Response. So far, the connectivity is being used by 3 UN agencies, 12 NGOs and by the local government. Technical experts from Ericsson Response have arrived today to complete the ETC team.

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Fact sheet: Solutions for Syrian refugees

UNHCR has been working closely with states to provide resettlement or humanitarian admission as part of the broader protection response to refugees who have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries. These interventions are critical for refugees who are in urgent need of protection.

They are above all an expression of solidarity with countries in the region currently hosting more than two million Syrian refugees.

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Luxembourg’s Commitment is Very Generous, Per Capita

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The Global Fund

GENEVA - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today congratulated Luxembourg for its decision to commit EUR 7.5 million (US$10.1 million) for 2014-2016, making it one of the most generous donors on a per capita basis.

The commitment, subject to parliamentary approval, will effectively unlock an additional US$4 million in contributions from the United States and the United Kingdom, which have geared their own contributions to maximize what is donated by other countries.

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Luxembourg: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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7,6 millions d’euros d’aide humanitaire luxembourgeoise pour venir en aide aux populations affectées par la crise syrienne

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. Plus de 4 millions de personnes sont déplacées à travers le pays et près de 7 millions de personnes nécessitent de l’aide humanitaire.

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El Salvador + 1 other
Fortalecimiento Comunitario en Gestión de Riesgos y Adaptación al Cambio Climático en 17 municipios

En el marco del programa “Consolidación de la Estrategia de Atención a la Pobreza en El Salvador”, financiado por el Gran Ducado de Luxemburgo, el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el Centro de Protección para Desastres (CEPRODE), firmaron un acuerdo con el objetivo de fortalecer las capacidades de 25 asentamientos urbanos precarios en materia de gestión de riesgos y adaptación al cambio climático y como aporte al programa Comunidades Solidarias Urbanas del Gobierno de El Salvador.

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

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The EU contributes €20 million to the Palestinian Authority's April salaries and pensions

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European Union

Today the European Union has contributed approximately €20 million to the payment of salaries and pensions for March of nearly 76,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. This contribution, which is channelled through the PEGASE[1] mechanism, is funded by the European Commission (around €19.3 million) and the Government of Luxembourg (€0.7 million)

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Congo + 12 others
Evaluation de l’action de déblaiement et de dépollution des quartiers affectés par l’explosion du dépôt de munitions de Mpila à Brazzaville

Mandat

L’évaluation a été confié au Centre International de Déminage Humanitaire de Genève (CIDHG) agissant en partenariat avec le programme universitaire indépendant Small Arms Survey. Le mandat comprenait:

  • L'évaluation de l'efficacité des activités de dépollution de la zone de Mpila à Brazzaville;

  • L'évaluation des processus de coordination entre les autorités nationales, l'équipe de l’action contre les mines des Nations unies (UNMAT), les partenaires d'exécution, les bailleurs de fonds et les autres parties prenantes;

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Five Dollars Per Person: Luxembourg Is Highest Per Capita Donor To WFP Afghanistan

KABUL – With a donation of more than US$660,000 (€500,000), Luxembourg is the first country to contribute to the regular operations of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan in 2013. This donation makes Luxembourg, a landlocked country located in western Europe with a population of about 525,000, the highest per capita donor to WFP Afghanistan.