Kosovo - With the rise in irregular migration of Kosovo citizens towards the European Union (EU), Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga met with IOM Kosovo Chief of Mission Jorge Baca Vaughan on Thursday (12/2) to discuss the need to engage with local and international institutions to address migration management and the return of irregular Kosovar migrants from EU countries.
UNHCR provides aid in areas not controlled by the Ukrainian government for the first time in the conflict.
UNHCR is concerned that measures on movement restrictions for people and cargo to conflict zones could worsen the dire situation for those displaced and further complicate the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Over 2,000 victims of shelling in the southern city of Mariupol received emergency assistance from UNHCR.
To empower rural communities in making a secure means of living that provides resilience against shocks and emergencies, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has conducted soft skills and vocational trainings for members of Village Saving and Loan Associations in Dehdadi District of Balkh. The livelihood pilot project has been implemented in ten villages of Dehdadi with total budget of 6,118,500 which was funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
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The top UN official for refugees called on Tuesday for the European Union to consider imposing a quota system to force its nations to more equitably handle a spike in asylum seekers.
"We are ready to support political initiatives within Europe, for instance, aiming in some situations to have forms of quota distribution," Antonio Guterres, the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), told reporters.
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.
BEIRUT, 26th January 2015 – Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Ms. Isabella Lövin announced additional assistance to Lebanon following her visit to the country. The Minister visited several humanitarian programme sites benefitting displaced Syrian children and vulnerable Lebanese children.
Two donor partners have provided funding for the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) work in support of Myanmar’s democratic reforms.
The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) has provided 30 million Swedish Kroner (USD $4.1 million) to support UNDP’ s work in local governance and democratic governance.
The United Kingdom through its Department for International Development (DFID) has provided 2 million pound sterling (USD $3.2 million) to support UNDP’s work in the area of democratic governance.
La Suède vient d’apporter la première contribution à un panier commun mis en place par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), qui servira à organiser les élections communales maliennes de 2015.
Cette contribution de US 6 millions de dollars coïncide avec la fin des travaux de recensement lancés en octobre dernier.
Beirut, 16 December 2014 (Communication and Information Unit)--
On 11 December 2014, ESCWA and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) launched of a four-year project to bolster food and water security in the Arab region. SIDA has donated USD 2.7 million while the contribution of ESCWA will amount to USD 0.8 million.
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.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has contributed nearly five million USD to UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression Section. With these funds the Organization will implement a global project to enable freedom of expression, freedom of information and press freedom, both online and off-line. The main pillars of the project will be enabling a safe working environment for journalist, improving professional and ethical standards of media professionals, and enhancing society’s media and information literacy.
Victims, the floor is yours!
With UNHCR’s help their voices are heard in the peace process
When the cylinder bomb went off, 120 men, women and children were hiding in a church in Bojayá (Chocó department).
Gaza, 03 December 2014 – The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People announced a USD 3.4 million contribution to fund cash assistance packages for non-refugees as part of their on-going support to early recovery efforts in the Gaza Strip.
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El Programa Mundial de Alimentos –PMA-, en coordinación con instituciones de Gobierno ONGs y agencias de Naciones Unidas, realizó una evaluación de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en emergencia (ESAE).
1.2 millones de personas en municipios adicionales (no contemplados en evaluación de Gobierno) afectados de las zonas de Oriente y Occidente podrían estar en inseguridad alimentaria moderada o severa según la ESAE.
• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.
• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.
• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.
• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has granted NRC an additional SEK 17.4 million to help refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq and Djibouti.
The generous additional grants are part of the Humanitarian Agreement between Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and NRC on support for refugees and internally displaced persons. Sida is one of NRCs main partners, supporting operations in 18 of the 25 countries NRC where operates. The additional emergency funds are given to projects in Iraq and Djibouti.
PHNOM PENH – Sweden granted 28,000,000 Swedish Krona (approx. US$3.8 million) on Friday to support an initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Programme to help Cambodia improve its capacity to respond to climate change impacts on its development.
Ms. Anna Maj Hultgård, Swedish Ambassador, and Ms. Setsuko Yamazaki, Country Director of UNDP in Cambodia, inked the grant agreement formally extending the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) into a second phase, which will run through 2019.
Jerusalem, 12 November 2014 – His Excellency Prime Minister Rami Al Hamdallah witnessed the signature of a USD 3.2 million agreement with the Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People to begin the removal of rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip.
H.E. Al Hamdallah highlighted that the project is a positive step that paves the way for Gaza’s reconstruction, particularly during the winter season and the harsh conditions the people are living in.