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25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced nearly 969,000 people, including nearly 460,400 individuals to other areas in Ukraine.

  • Humanitarian agencies are scaling up winterization assistance, including distribution of cold weather shelter materials and emergency relief commodities.

  • To date, the U.S. Government (USG) has provided more than $15.3 million in humanitarian assistance to support conflict-affected populations.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces nearly $135 million in new humanitarian assistance, bringing total U.S. Government contribution to the Syria crisis to more than $3 billion.

  • Humanitarian actors continue providing cold weather-appropriate relief items to populations in need.

  • U.N. report details the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) violations, including restrictions on humanitarian access.

23 Nov 2014 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its intention to make available $125 million in new private sector financing for manufacturers and distributors of clean cookstoves and cooking fuels through two loan guarantee facilities. The announcement, made at the Cookstoves Future Summit hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, was part of a larger U.S. Government pledge of support of up to $200 million for clean cookstoves and fuels over the next five years.

23 Nov 2014 description

KYIV, Ukraine – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $3 million contribution to the U.N. World Food Program's (WFP) emergency operation in Ukraine to assist 120,000 Ukrainians affected by the ongoing conflict.

22 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

México, 22 de Noviembre 2014
Fuente: Noticieros Televisa

En lo que va del año, en el municipio de Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, se han atendido mil 389 menores mexicanos repatriados por esta parte de la frontera, lo que significa un incremento de 300 por ciento durante el año pasado.

En el mismo periodo pero del año 2013 fueron atendidos en promedio mensual un total de 120 a 160 jóvenes.

22 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Authorities in Dohuk Governorate relocate internally displaced persons (IDPs) from over 100 schools to camps.

  • The lack of adequate shelter remains a primary concern for many displaced people due to winter weather.

  • The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) prompts new displacement from Salah ad Din.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The situation in Bangui remains precarious, as ex-Séléka elements have issued demands to the Government of CAR (CARG) and threatened to detonate explosives.

  • U.N. Senior Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for CAR Claire Bourgeois visits northeast CAR and calls for increased humanitarian support to the area.

  • The ongoing harvest has improved food security levels in parts of CAR; however, an estimated 1 million people may require emergency food assistance by mid-2015.

21 Nov 2014 description

The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms. The United States stands with the Ukrainian people and their choice of democracy, reform, and European integration.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 15 351 reported Ebola cases in eight countries since the outbreak began, with 5459 reported deaths.

  • Transmission remains intense in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

  • A total of 6 cases, all of whom have died, have been reported in Mali.

SUMMARY

20 Nov 2014 description

La Primera Dama, Ana García de Hernández, participó hoy en el lanzamiento del programa “Retorno de la Alegría” en San Pedro Sula, que tiene como fin reducir la migración de niñas y niños hondureños, y también cuidar de los que han retornado.

Esta iniciativa la implementará el Gobierno con el apoyo del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, Unicef.

20 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

El tema de niñez migrante no acompañada y separada de su familia en Guatemala es complejo, triste y dramático. Por esta razón, UNICEF se congratula de la presente investigación que de forma gráfica, organizada y detallada explica las distintas violencias y dramas que las niñas y niños de Guatemala sufren para lograr reunirse de nuevo con sus familiares en EEUU, para encontrar oportunidades laborales y educativas o para huir de la violencia.

19 Nov 2014 description

SUMMARY

A total of 15 145 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 16 November. There have been 5420 reported deaths. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported in this outbreak.

19 Nov 2014 description

ICE will transition out of the temporary facility in Artesia, New Mexico

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be expanding its detention capacity for adults with children at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, in December. In light of this upcoming expansion, ICE is transitioning out of the temporary family residential facility at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Campus (FLETC) in Artesia, New Mexico, and returning this facility full time to FLETC operations during the month of December.

18 Nov 2014 description

FMR 48
November 2014

The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration. FMR 48 includes 36 articles on ‘Faith’ plus seven ‘general’ articles.

18 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In late October, U.N. Secretary-General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon called for international donors to increase humanitarian assistance in Somalia to counteract the deteriorating food security situation.

  • On October 22, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos briefed the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia.

18 Nov 2014 description

New developments since seventh update

Since December 2013, and as of 17 November 2014, 14 415 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 5 177 deaths, have been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in eight reporting countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Spain and the USA).

17 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

Latinoamerica y el Caribe, 16 de Noviembre 2014

Fuente: El Heraldo

17 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 15 de Noviembre 2014

Fuente: Prensa Libre

El Gobierno estadounidense permitirá a menores de nuestro país, que tengan un familiar legal en Estados Unidos, tramitar la petición de refugio o un permiso de estancia, anunció el vicepresidente norteamericano Joseph Biden, tras una reunión con los mandatarios de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador

17 Nov 2014 description

Washington D.C., November 17, 2014 – In time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop in the White House kitchen garden for the first time included orange sweet potato, a root vegetable that is rich in vitamin A. The sweet potato was chosen to highlight its role in improving the nutrition and health of millions of children and women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa by providing this essential nutrient.

17 Nov 2014 description

November 14, 2014 by Jim Stipe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Alsy Acevedo
Catholic Relief Services
410-951-7341
alsy.acevedo@crs.org

Calls for Increased Protection to Vulnerable Children