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29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

28 Sep 2016 description

BAGHDAD – For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, 80 kilometres south of Mosul. Until this month, the town was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access since 2014.

Through its local partner Muslim Aid, WFP distributed a one-month supply of food for families in the Khadhraniya area of Shirqat.

28 Sep 2016 description
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Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 27, 2016

27 Sep 2016 description
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Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.

25 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN

By Andrew Connelly

“I will never forget the trauma I experienced when I crossed the border and then what happened in the detention centre. When we arrived, we thought the government would be able to help refugees who are seeking a safe place. Instead, we suffered.”

Read the full article on IRIN.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ERC O’Brien highlights depth of humanitarian crisis in Yemen at UN General Assembly event

  • GoUK, UN, and OIC announce an additional $100 million to support relief activities in Yemen

  • Violence escalates; NGO suspends operations due to increased insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Sep 2016 description

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 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 23, 2016

The United States announced today more than $41 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region, where more than 6 million people need emergency food assistance, and 2.6 million people are displaced.

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 8 September 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Highlighted below is a summary of the Zika epidemiological situation by sub-regions of the Americas.

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $6 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Libyan people. This funding will help address critical humanitarian needs, including aid for those displaced from Sirte. Today’s announcement brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Libyans to more than $121 million since FY 2012.

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

22 Sep 2016 description

MEXICO, USA – TC PAINE

• Tropical Cyclone PAINE continued moving north near the western coasts of Baja California peninsula, weakening and becoming a Post Tropical Cyclone. On 21 September at 3.00 (UTC) its centre was located approx. 140 km west of Punta Eugenia (Baja California State) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 55 km/h.

21 Sep 2016 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at today’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.

21 Sep 2016 description

27SM Niue News: 2015 SPREP Annual Report is now launched

The SPREP Annual Report for 2015 is now available online having been presented at the 27th SPREP Meeting in Niue on Day one. The Report, available in both English and French outlines the activities and project implemented with members and partners in 2015 as the region strives to achieve the SPREP vision - a Pacific environment that sustains our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures.