Developments since the 11th update
As of 27 June 2015, WHO has reported 27 541 cases, including 11 235 deaths, linked to the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that began in December 2013. Ten countries reported EVD cases. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone experienced widespread and intense transmission between July 2014 and April 2015.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
USAID Press Office
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama announced $2 million to expand the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) to help Mozambique increase agricultural production, food security, and family nutrition. The investment will raise agricultural production through new science and technology and provide training for agricultural policy makers, technicians, and farmers.
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL HERVÉ LADSOUS AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC’S MINISTER OF DEFENCE INAUGURATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE KASSAI CENTRAL ARMOURY
On 27 April, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, joined the Minister of Defence of the Central African Republic, Marie-Noelle Koara, to initiate construction of the Camp Kassai Central Armoury in Bangui.
The United States is strengthening its commitment to the UXO sector in Laos by increasing its total assistance for Laos’ UXO sector to $15 million this year. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel announced the new assistance during the annual U.S.-Lao PDR Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue, which took place in Washington, D.C. on June 19. The Lao delegation to the Dialogue, led by Vice Foreign Minister Madame Sounthone Xayachak, thanked the United States for its continued, robust support to the Lao UXO Sector, including to the National Regulatory Authority and to UXO Lao.
USA – Forest Fire
• A forest fire broke out in Chelan County (Washington State) near Wenatchee on 28 June.
• According to media (as of 30 June), the fire burnt nearly 1,200 ha, destroyed 23 houses and injured three firefighters, while an evacuation order is in effect.
INDIA – Floods
• The Upper Assam districts of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji were hit by new floods on 29 June, that killed two people and affected over 5,500 people in 20 villages. A relief camp has been opened by the district authorities, sheltering 75 people.
The Government of Liberia (GoL) reports first new confirmed EVD case in Liberia since March 22
Overall EVD transmission continues to decrease in Sierra Leone since early June; renewed efforts to reach zero cases in Western Area Urban District begin
The Government of Guinea (GoG) launches a 21-day EVD case finding and social mobilization campaign across three prefectures with active transmission
WASHINGTON DC— United States, Britain and Sweden today provided 8 million dollars for the second phase of the Zimbabwe Works project which will be used for providing technical, vocational and entrepreneurships skills to 22,500 young people in the next three years.
This follows the successful completion of phase one of the project which ran from 2012 to 2014 and benefitted 8,600 young Zimbabweans. It was funded by the United States Agency for International Development or USAID.
Cameroon - Since the beginning of 2014, Northeast Nigeria has witnessed an increase in Boko Haram’s violent attacks, leading to widespread displacement in the country with a spillover effect in neighboring countries including Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.
In the Far North Region of Cameroon, an estimated 81,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 36,000 returnees have fled Boko Haram attacks.
USAID/OFDA commits an additional $9 million in FY 2015 funding to support humanitarian response activities for displaced and other conflict-affected populations throughout Iraq
Insecurity in Iraq displaces more than 3 million individuals between January 2014 and May 2015
The 2015 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) appeals for $498 million to support critical humanitarian activities through December 2015
By John Budnik
USACE - Alaska District Public Affairs
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.
Twenty three women-led civil society organizations are now able to effectively participate in policy making and analysis of gender specific legislation.
USAID Afghan Civic Engagement Program delivered a serious of trainings to 23 women-led civil society organizations across Afghanistan in the areas of research, gender integration, advocacy, communication and networking.
New Message for Afghan Women Organization (NAMWO) from Daikundi is one of the women-led organizations that participated in these trainings.
The United States today announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This announcement was made by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a White House event marking World Refugee Day. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 and over $4 billion since the fighting began in 2011.
The April 25 earthquake and aftershocks have increased the risk of monsoon-related landslides
USAID/OFDA expands support to include radio broadcasts, debris removal, and mental health services
The UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs appeals to all parties to the conflict to fully adhere to the ceasefire and ensure unhindered humanitarian access
The GoU announces revised entry and exit procedures to facilitate improved freedom of movement for civilians across contact line
To date, international donors have only funded $89 million of the $316 million requested under the revised 2015 Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan
• The USG announces an additional $360 million in humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis
• Up to 150,000 people remained displaced in Idlib Governorate as of June 11 following increased conflict that began in late March
• Attacks on medical facilities in Syria persist, resulting in the deaths of more than 600 health care personnel since the start of the conflict
Honduras, 24 de Junio 2015
Fuente: El Heraldo
El gobierno de Honduras creó un fondo de 108 millones de lempiras para atender a niños y adultos deportados de la unión americana.
Honduras reforzó medidas para frenar la migración de menores de edad hacia Estados Unidos en el último año. El gobierno de Honduras creó un fondo de 108 millones de lempiras para atender a niños y adultos deportados de la unión americana.
Además emprendió operaciones de seguridad en puntos ciegos de las fronteras hondureñas para evitar la salida irregular de infantes del país.
On June 25, 2015, Secretary Kerry announced a pledge that increases the total amount of U.S. emergency relief and early recovery assistance to Nepal to $130 million. Building upon our support to date to Nepal after the April 25, 2015 earthquake, this announcement is only the beginning of our contribution and we, with the support of our Congress, will continue to work with Nepal to support its long-term earthquake recovery needs across multiple years.
Examples of our efforts include:
U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.