The worst floods and mudslides (huaicos) in almost 30 years are affecting over half of the country due to a sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters along the northern coast of Peru, identified as a coastal El Niño.
The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.
6,860 Refugees and migrants arrived by sea to Europe in January 2017.
257 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2017 compared to 361 in 2016.
1,393 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2017 compared to 67,415 in 2016.
4,467 Estimated sea arrivals in Italy in 2017 compared to 5,273 in 2016.
Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.
According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.
The government has responded to the appeal made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to prevent millions of people from dying of starvation in Yemen, North East Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan. ‘The UN is warning of complete catastrophe in South Sudan alone, with women and children hiding in dangerous swamps and reduced to eating the roots of swamp plants to survive,’ said development minister Lilianne Ploumen. ‘In Yemen, one child dies every 10 minutes due to violence, hunger and lack of medical assistance.
Libya – On 14 March, IOM assisted 98 stranded Guinean migrants – 96 men and 2 women – to return to Conakry from Libya by air.
The charter flight, which was coordinated with the Libyan and Guinean authorities, departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport. IOM provided pre-departure interviews, medical check-ups and material assistance, including clothes and shoes.
• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs
• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise
• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises
Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors
The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis
Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises
Key figures (Oct 2015 - 08 Feb 2017)
- 3,205 persons relocated
- 5,839 places pledged
- 39,600 target
Erbil– The Kingdom of the Netherlands is contributing nearly US$270,000 (€250,000) towards the implementation of the Economic Reform Roadmap, developed by the World Bank in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). The contribution is made under the Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER KR-I), jointly launched by the Ministry of Planning and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) late September 2016.
Author : Thomas Ruttig
Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.
According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.
European Commission - Press release
Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results
Brussels, 8 February 2017
Today, the Commission adopted its ninth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 8 December 2016.
This 3-page map is a comprehensive overview of the humanitarian situation in Syria and Iraq as a result of conflict throughout 2016, and the years prior. Page 1 highlights humanitarian access and internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout Iraq and Syria, with a timeline of key events in 2016; page 2 includes 4 inset maps of major flashpoints of conflict and displacement in 2016; and page 3 is a comprehensive summary of displacement inside Iraq/Syria and all of the surrounding refugee-hosting nations (including Europe).
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Consortium for the Integrated Stabilization and Peace of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (CISPE), comprising IOM, the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (Cordaid) and the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of the Netherlands Municipalities (VNG-International), has launched a new phase of the project, Pamoja Inawezekana (‘Together it’s possible’, in Kiswahili) for the country’s eastern provinces of North-Kivu and Ituri.
130 million people need relief aid to survive. The Dutch government has made 45 million euro available for relief organisations so that they can continue to provide relief in Yemen, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and other countries.
Dorcas is part of the DRA (Dutch Relief Alliance), founded in 2015, is a very unique cooperation between fourteen relief organisations. An external evaluation done by the ‘Overseas Development Institute – Humanitarian Policy Group’ concluded that the DRA is an effective and efficient mechanism within the international field of relief aid.