Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.
The United States has agreed to grant US$ 3.2 million for the development of schools in the Eastern Province.
The signing of the agreement took place under the patronage of Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando at his office Friday.
David Christine of the U.S. Embassy in Colombo and Chief Secretary of the Eastern Province Sarath Abeygunawardena signed the agreement in the presence of Representatives of the U.S. State Department.
28 AUGUST 2015, GENEVA – The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today said the true legacy of Hurricane Katrina, America’s costliest hurricane disaster, was to raise the bar for disaster risk management worldwide. In a statement issued to mark the 10th anniversary of the category 5 hurricane which claimed over 1,800 lives and inundated 80% of New Orleans, Ms. Wahlström said:
Sierra Leone discharges final Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient; no new EVD cases reported in the country for the second consecutive week
Overall weekly EVD case incidence across EVD-affected West African countries has remained at three confirmed cases for four consecutive weeks
All EVD contacts in Liberia complete 21-day monitoring period; countrywide surveillance efforts continue
Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and the American Red Cross launched a disaster response larger than ever seen before. To this day nothing has reached the magnitude of the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief operation.
Katrina’s fury caused the loss of more than 1,800 lives. The storm left behind more than $81 billion in destruction and damaged or destroyed as many as 350,000 residences from Texas to Florida.
Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.
Guatemala, 26 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: Diario de Centro America
Las niñas, niños y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados que sean deportados vía terrestre, ahora tendrán acceso a un retorno digno a Guatemala, pues contarán con un albergue amplio y renovado que permitirá agilizar su recepción, mejorar su acceso a los servicios básicos y a atención médica y psicosocial.
Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | mercredi 26/08/2015 - 22:53 GMT
Les Etats-Unis ont décidé de prolonger une nouvelle fois de 18 mois l'asile temporaire qui avait été accordé aux Haïtiens résidant illégalement dans le pays après le séisme de 2010 qui a ravagé leur pays, ont annoncé mercredi les autorités américaines.
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According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$304.4 million of humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia since the start of 2015.
The United States (US) is the largest donor to Ethiopia, contributing 50% of funding to date in 2015 (US$152.8 million).
As President Sirisena said last Saturday at a land-return ceremony in Sampur, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’s efforts has attracted support from the international community. The United States joined other international donors and will provide $1 million to support resettlement efforts in Sampur as part of its continuing commitment to strengthen Sri Lanka’s peace and development.
HURRICANE Katrina struck southern areas of the USA ten years ago this week, a devastating event in one of the most active and expensive hurricane seasons in US history. With an established presence across America, The Salvation Army was uniquely positioned to support survivors during and immediately after the storms, and for the years following. Today, The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to residents of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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PIBOR, South Sudan - The U.S. Government today announced an additional $6 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to UNICEF to provide education to children and youth affected by conflict. The additional contribution brings USAID's total grant to UNICEF for emergency education in South Sudan over two years to $23.5 million.
25 August 2015 - UNICEF has launched a campaign to increase school attendance and participation in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.
The children’s agency says the so-called “back to learning” initiative gives children, adolescents and those who have been forced to drop out of school due to poverty, gender discrimination or conflict a chance to go to school.
Pibor is one of the areas in the country that has been deprived of education due to conflict.
Contact: FAS Food Assistance Division (202) 720-4221
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today announced that six agricultural development projects supported through the Food for Progress Program in fiscal year 2015 will potentially benefit more than 1.1 million people in Benin, Ghana and the Dominican Republic.
Washington, United States | AFP | Tuesday 8/25/2015 - 00:38 GMT
The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said Monday.
State Department spokesman John Kirby also said 15,000 Syrian refugees have been referred to the US for resettlement by the UN refugee agency.
In December, Washington had said it had received 9,000 referrals from the UN.
It had also previously said it would admit between 1,000 to 2,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2015, and increase that number by a few thousand in fiscal year 2016.
Boko Haram attacks increase significantly across Lake Chad basin
New Nigerian president tasks military with defeating Boko Haram in three-months
Nearly 1.4 million people remain displaced in northeastern Nigeria
En el marco de su acción humanitaria en favor de las personas migrantes, las Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja de la región y el CICR impulsan medidas de autocuidado y hacen énfasis en la necesidad de mitigar las consecuencias humanitarias que padece dicha población.