6,750 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) agradece las contribuciones financieras recibidas a lo largo del primer semestre de 2017, que suman un total de 3 millones 707 mil dólares. La CIDH sigue buscando recursos para alcanzar niveles de colaboraciones voluntarias equivalentes a aquellas de años anteriores para avanzar en el cumplimiento de sus mandatos de defensa, promoción y monitoreo de los derechos humanos en el continente americano.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) appreciates the financial contributions it received during the first half of 2017, which total $3,707,000. The IACHR continues to look for funding to reach the levels of voluntary contributions of previous years and fulfill its mandates to defend, promote, and monitor human rights in the Americas.

16 Aug 2017 description

United States officials are returning to Australia's refugee detention centre on Nauru to continue vetting detainees for possible resettlement in America.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

15 Aug 2017 description

151 migrants haïtiens irréguliers ont été interceptés au large des Bahamas lors de deux opérations de la Garde côtière des États-Unis. Ils ont été transférés le 10 août 2017à Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), a appris le GARR de l'agence en ligne Haïti libre.

La première interception a été réalisée en haute mer à 56 kilomètres au Sud de Ragged Island où 78 haïtiens étaient à bord d’un bateau surchargé. Le 8 août 2017, la Garde côtière a repéré ensuite au Sud-Ouest de « Great Inagua » un bateau transportant 73 autres Haïtiens.

14 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP repatriation program assists nearly 260,000 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Recent polio vaccination campaigns reach 92 percent of targeted children countrywide

  • Flooding results in nearly 50 deaths and displaces at least 11,200 people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive ERW contamination in the city of Mosul threatens the physical security of IDPs, residents, and returnees

  • August 4 marks the three-year anniversary of the ISIS-siege of Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq

  • Humanitarian organizations distribute emergency supplies sufficient for nearly 1.9 million people since October 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Aug 2017 description

More than 200 people a day are illegally walking across the border into Quebec to seek asylum

By Anna Mehler Paperny

SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, Quebec, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Dozens of army tents dotted the Canadian border on Thursday to house hundreds of asylum seekers, many from Haiti, streaming into the country from upstate New York to file refugee claims.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

10 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Since 2012, conflict driven by political and religious tensions has disrupted livelihoods and food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), a poor, rural nation reliant on subsistence agriculture. As of June 2017, at least 2.2 million people in CAR—approximately half of the country’s population—are in urgent need of emergency assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports.

10 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Burma, a country in transition, has an estimated population of approximately 53 million comprising 135 different ethnic groups. Regional production disparities caused by local policies, high food prices, pest outbreaks, floods, limited agricultural and financial inputs, armed conflict and communal violence pose threats to nationwide food security.

10 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan reports that 11 million Iraqis are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, including 3.4 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and nearly 260,000 Syrian refugees living in northern Iraq.

  • The UN World Food Program (WFP) estimates that at least 3.2 million people require food assistance in Iraq. Multiple governorates reported that household food consumption has worsened due to the ongoing conflict and economic crisis, and households are increasing their use of negative coping strategies.

10 Aug 2017 description

ALGER - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) salue la contribution de 1 million de dollars américains des États-Unis pour le soutien des réfugiés vulnérables venus du Sahara occidental. Le PAM utilisera ces fonds pour fournir des aliments de base à des milliers de familles réfugiées dans le cadre de son programme humanitaire.

09 Aug 2017 description

SITUATION

  • The UN estimates that 13.5 million people inside Syria are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. Of those, 7 million are food-insecure, or unable to meet basic food needs, while an additional 2 million are at risk of becoming food-insecure. In neighboring countries, the UN reports that 2.7 million Syrian refugees currently require emergency food assistance.

09 Aug 2017 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the United States to support vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. WFP will use the funds to provide staple food items as part of monthly food rations for thousands of refugee families.

08 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of July 2017, more than 1.3 million people displaced from other nations are currently seeking refuge in Uganda, of whom nearly 978,000 are South Sudanese.

07 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Due to improved harvests, FEWS NET projects Minimal levels of food insecurity in Southern Africa through January 2018, with pockets of Stressed or Crisis levels in some countries

  • Relief actors provide targeted assistance to vulnerable populations to facilitate continued recovery

  • USAID/OFDA provides approximately $26 million in new funding to support cyclone- and drought-affected populations in the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access

  • UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

  • WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS