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23 Jan 2017 description

Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of USD 20 million from the Government of the United States of America for emergency food assistance for some 550,000 returnees and displaced people in Afghanistan. This emergency operation has already been running for five months and WFP has reached 200,000 people so far.

22 Jan 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

Se espera que en el primer paquete Honduras reciba unos $105 millones de los $750 aprobados. Usaid ya dispone de los recursos para emprender diversos proyectos en el país.

Antes de entregar el mando, la administración de Barack Obama comunicó oficialmente al Gobierno de Honduras que ya están disponibles los primeros desembolsos del Plan de la Alianza para la Prosperidad del Triángulo Norte, los cuales corresponden al ejercicio fiscal 2016, informó ayer a LA PRENSA una fuente del Poder Ejecutivo.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

20 Jan 2017 description

Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.

On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.

19 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoN airstrike mistakenly hits IDP site, resulting in at least 70 civilian deaths in Borno

  • UN identifies critical humanitarian needs among more than 35,000 IDPs sheltering in Borno’s Rann town

  • WFP plans to reach 2 million beneficiaries in northeastern Nigeria per month by December 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jan 2017 description

Once seen as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste is now being eyed as an option for addressing water scarcity

19 January 2017, Berlin/Rome - With food demand and water scarcity on the uptick, it's time to stop treating wastewater like garbage and instead manage it as a resource that can be used to grow crops and help address water scarcity in agriculture.

19 Jan 2017 description

Longtemps considérées comme problématiques, les eaux usées municipales font maintenant partie des alternatives visant à lutter contre les pénuries d’eau

19 janvier 2017, Berlin/Rome- Face à une demande alimentaire croissante et des pénuries d'eau de plus en plus fréquentes, il est temps d'arrêter de considérer les eaux usées comme des déchets pour plutôt les voir comme des ressources pouvant être utilisées pour cultiver ou encore pour lutter contre les pénuries d'eau dans le secteur agricole.

17 Jan 2017 description

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
January 17, 2017

Today, the U.S. State Department is announcing that it has made an additional $500 million grant to support the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Consistent with last year’s GCF grant, this funding is provided from the fiscal year 2016 Economic Support Fund (ESF) appropriation. U.S. funding for the GCF continues U.S. government support by this and prior Administrations for climate change programs through multilateral funds.

17 Jan 2017 description

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: Press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.

17 Jan 2017 description

Huambo - Four million dollars have recently been donated by the United States of America (U.S.A) for the demining process still happening in Angola, in the ambit of the governmental programme focused on making Angola become free of landmines by 2025.

The announcement was made last Sunday by the counsellor-minister of the U.S Embassy in Angola, Constance Arvis, during a ceremony that served to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the visit to Angola of the late Princess Diana.

16 Jan 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: ANSA Latina

(ANSA) - CIUDAD DE MEXICO, 15 ENE - Tras la abolición de norma conocida como "Pies secos, pies mojados", más de mil cubanos quedaron atrapados en una suerte de "limbo" en México, una parte en el extremo norte (frontera con Estados Unidos) y otra en el sur (zona limítrofe con Guatemala).

13 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 surpassed UN projections

• Approximately 618,300 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016

• UN reports that armed clashes increased by 23 percent compared to previous year

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Jan 2017 description

Abstract

​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 8-14 January 2016 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, Zika virus and seasonal influenza.

13 Jan 2017 description

By Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova

13 Jan 2017 description
  • 1,159 arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 13 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 13 January
  • 387,487 arrivals in 2016
13 Jan 2017 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

12 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 UN highlights renewed violence and restricted humanitarian access in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states

 Airstrikes near IDP settlements in Kachin temporarily displaced residents

 2017 Burma HRP requests $150 million to meet needs of 525,000 people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP repatriation program assists more than 224,100 families to return to FATA

  • More than 370,100 registered Afghan refugees depart Pakistan in 2016

  • USAID/FFP provides an additional $10 million for emergency food assistance to conflict-affected households

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO reports more than 12,700 suspected cholera cases and nearly 100 cholera-associated deaths

  • Wheat imports increased in November; however, the ongoing deterioration of economic conditions threatens to impede imports in the coming months

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.