UN and AU host High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa in June, garnering increased donor commitments for droughtaffected countries
Compared to the 2010/2011 drought in East Africa, FEWS NET reports the 2016/2017 drought is more widespread but less severe
More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13,000 since mid-April
Nigerian officials, relief actors coordinate to expand IDP site capacity in Borno by establishing new camps to accommodate the population influx
Rainy season exacerbates the spread of waterborne hepatitis E in bordering communities of Niger and Nigeria
ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country.
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 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.
El 15 y 16 de junio se llevó a cabo en Miami, Florida, la Conferencia sobre Seguridad y Prosperidad en Centroamérica, con la participación de líderes gubernamentales y empresariales de Estados Unidos, México, Centroamérica y otros países de la región. Los asistentes debatieron sobre los retos del crecimiento económico y las medidas de seguridad que se podrían implementar para frenar la migración desde el Triángulo del Norte de Centroamérica (TNCA).
Since the summer of 2015, more than one million migrants have passed through Serbia. With the closing of the “Balkan Route” in the fall of 2016, some 8,000 migrants have been forced to stay in Serbia for longer periods of time.
Recognizing that the migration crisis has overwhelmed municipal infrastructure and resources, USAID launched the Enhancing Local Resilience to the Migration Crisis Project. The 18-month, $1.3 million project works with Serbian municipalities most affected by the crisis to help them cope with the effects of the crisis.
By Betty Bernstein-Zabza on June 19, 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 20, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access to reliable buyers, and tens of thousands of consumers will gain access to formally processed dairy and meat products.
by Emma Batha
Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters
LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.
Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.
Tropical Storm Bret
Last September, 193 member states attending the UN summit on refugees and migrants in New York committed to take in more refugees through resettlement and other legal avenues. Nine months later, and with more refugees than ever in need of resettlement – 1.2 million according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR – countries have actually reduced the number of places on offer by 43 percent. While a record 125,800 refugees were resettled in 2016, only 93,200 places are expected to be made available this year.
Reverend Bill Bigger and the local community are coming together to help shelter refugees resettled to North Carolina.
By: Joanne Levine in Durham, North Carolina | 20 June 2017
Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April
Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger
The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports
June 15, 2017 This week in Miami, the United States and Mexico are co-hosting a high-level Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America to address some of the issues driving mass migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also known as the Northern Triangle of Central America.
On behalf of our nearly 190 member organizations, InterAction signed on to the following statement in connection to the proposed International Affairs budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
The 5th Board Meeting of the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was held at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on the 14th of June. The Board, co-chaired on behalf of the GNA by Minister of Planning designate, Dr Taher Jehaimi and on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, by Ms Maria Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UNDP Representative for Libya, reviewed progress and future opportunities for the SFL. The SFL, managed by UNDP, supports Government action to provide tangible assistance to cities affected by the crisis.
(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia,
Somalia and Kenya.
A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.