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04 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rosangela Berman-Bieler

“We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”.  _Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 4.6 million people in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states are experiencing acute food insecurity

  • IOM identifies nearly 198,900 IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North Region

  • Armed actors continues to attack civilians and security forces in the Lake Chad Basin region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 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 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

01 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Violence, floods displace an estimated 19,000 people in Kaga-Bandoro

 Response agencies address needs of populations affected by Bria clashes

 Donors pledge nearly $2.3 billion for emergency and long-term activities in CAR; UN releases 2017 HNO

01 Dec 2016 description

Home » Press Room » Press Releases » 2016 » PEPFAR Is Saving Lives and Changing the Course of the Epidemic

29 Nov 2016 description

DESTACADOS

• Más de 1.4 millones de personas en necesidad de asistencia humanitaria en Cuba y Haití, tras el paso del huracán Matthew.

• 12.5 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en 2016. La sequía y los huracanes son los principales desastres.

• Seis meses después del terremoto en Ecuador, US$26.9 millones han sido financiados de los $72.8 solicitados en el Llamamiento Internacional.

29 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance in Cuba and Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

• Some 12.5 million people have been affected by disasters in 2016. Droughts and hurricanes have caused the worst impacts .

• Six months after the Ecuador earthquake, US$26.9 million has been funded of the $72.8 international appeal

• A study shows that gender equality in humanitarian action is most effective when it focuses on protecting the rights and long-term well -being of the most vulnerable people.

29 Nov 2016 description

An Australian journalist given access to Nauru says there is strong opposition to an offer from the United States to accept refugees from the island.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

28 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict displaces up to 195,000 individuals from areas of Jebel Marra since January

  • FEWS NET projects above-average harvests, reduced food insecurity in most areas of Sudan

  • Health actors record nearly 4,600 cases of AWD since late August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Nov 2016 description

Environ 200 immigrants haïtiens ont été déportés des Etats-Unis d’Amérique vers Haïti au cours des dernières semaines du mois de novembre 2016. Face à un afflux de migrants en situation irrégulière qui arrivent à la frontière sud des Etats-Unis avec le Mexique et un manque d’espace individuel en prison, le Département Américain à la Sécurité Intérieure a déclaré le 23 novembre dernier que les déportations vers Haïti vont s’intensifier dans les prochaines semaines, a rapporté Miami Herald.

25 Nov 2016 description
report IRIN

TIJUANA, 24 November 2016 - On a quiet, residential street overlooking the Tijuana River, barely two miles from the US border, Pierre Jacques Norma, a Haitian migrant who has traversed nine countries over the past three months to reach Mexico, sits in the dining area of the Casa del Migrante shelter.

24 Nov 2016 description

23 November 2016, LONDON – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) welcomes a move by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to add the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards to its widely-respected country analyses.

The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, with its timely, reliable and impartial research offering governments, institutions and businesses the evidence base that they need to set strategy and make critical decisions.

23 Nov 2016 description

The United States is pleased to announce that it is providing over $39 million to meet the extraordinary needs of Afghan refugees returning to Afghanistan. This brings the total U.S. contribution to the Afghan humanitarian response to more than $207 million since the beginning of FY 2016.

23 Nov 2016 description

El gobierno de Guatemala y la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (Acnur) iniciaron este lunes un programa para evacuar hacia Estados Unidos a decenas de personas del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica que huyen de sus países a causa de la violencia.

El plan abarcará a 400 migrantes de Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras, explicó en conferencia de prensa el ugandés George Okoth-Obbo, alto comisionado adjunto de Acnur.

22 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malnutrition screening and treatment efforts ongoing in drought-affected areas of Madagascar

  • Rainy and planting seasons commence in parts of the Southern Africa region

  • USAID/OFDA prioritizes agricultural interventions to increase access to seeds and other key inputs

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Nov 2016 description

US officials have arrived in Australia to begin assessing Canberra's refugees who Australia wants to shift to the US.

Read more on New Zealand Radio International