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24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

24 May 2016 description

Every year during monsoon season, the Tonle Sap River reverses course, filling a vibrant freshwater lake close to Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh with rich sediments and abundant fish. Tourists frequent the area surrounding the river to snap photos of the “floating villages,” which are communities that appear to be on stilts during the dry season and hover just above the water during the wet season. But beneath the waters of many lakes and rivers in Cambodia lie a dangerous legacy: landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from past conflicts.

23 May 2016 description

Nota de la Secretaría

La Secretaría tiene el honor de trasmitir al Consejo de Derechos Humanos el informe del Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos de los desplazados internos, Chaloka Beyani, acerca de su misión a Honduras del 23 al 27 de noviembre de 2015.

23 May 2016 description

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, on his mission to Honduras from 23 to 27 November 2015.

23 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 5.8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, the 2016 HNO reports

  • Ongoing insecurity continues to constrain access and needs verification in Jebel Marra

  • More than 4 million people will face at least Crisis levels of food insecurity between March and September 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years

ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

23 May 2016 description

When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.

23 May 2016 description

By Kimberly Flowers

20 May 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 20 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

Durante 2015, el país recibió a 52,157 salvadoreños deportados por vía aérea terrestre y aérea procedentes de Estados Unidos y México. En lo que va de este año, según la Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, más de 17 mil salvadoreños han vuelto al país en esas condiciones.

20 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 20 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: El Heraldo

Este año suman 2,430 menores interceptados en la frontera, es decir, 1,259 menores más que en 2015, en este mismo período.

El flujo ilegal de niños y niñas a Estados Unidos reporta un incremento para 2016 de más de mil infantes que han ingresado solos a ese país.

Esto de acuerdo a los registros de la embajada de Honduras en Estados Unidos.

Las cifras indican que entre los meses de enero a abril del 2016 un total de 2,430 menores cruzaron la frontera desde México a Estados Unidos.

20 May 2016 description

Hasta la fecha, 39 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 12 de mayo de 2016, Argentina se agrega a los países/territorios con transmisión autóctona (Figura 1).

20 May 2016 description
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Summary

What is already known about this topic?

Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes microcephaly and other serious brain abnormalities. However, the full range of outcomes of asymptomatic and symptomatic Zika virus infection during pregnancy are not yet well understood.

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20 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity along the contact line persists as conflict in Ukraine approaches third year

  • USAID/OFDA staff assess partner activities in Mariupol

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces more than $28 million in new humanitarian funding in response to the Ukraine complex emergency

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNVIM officially launches, begins inspecting and clearing commercial shipments to Yemeni ports

  • WFP distributes food to Al Jawf and Ad Dali’ governorates, previously unreachable due to insecurity

  • UN highlights deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen, appeals for additional resources

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 May 2016 description
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Dengue is an acute febrile illness caused by any of four dengue virus-types (DENV-1–4), which are transmitted by mosquitos of the genus Aedes and are endemic throughout the tropics and subtropics. During 2010, an estimated 390 million DENV infections and 96 million clinically apparent cases occurred worldwide. Since 2005, two reported dengue outbreaks in Mexico that spread to Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border region have been reported.

19 May 2016 description
  • As of 18 May 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

  • 46 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

  • 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

19 May 2016 description

Development Initiatives has today released figures based on new data to show that the total amount of international humanitarian assistance given last year reached a record amount of US$28bn. This is the third consecutive annual rise in funding, yet despite this record amount, shortfalls in funding requested by the United Nations via their coordinated appeals grew to an unprecedented level of 45%.

18 May 2016 description

Key Issues

  • At least 236,890 people displaced from torrential rains and corresponding flash floods since late March.

  • Major improvements in food dispatch and distribution performance have been achieved in the first months of 2016 with the transport of relief food increasing from 6,000MT per day at the start of the year up to 17,000MT per day currently.

  • The requirements for Agriculture, Education and Shelter/NFI sectors increased following the prioritization exercise early May.

18 May 2016 description
report InterAction

Submitted by Zakat Communications

Omar has spent almost 29 years of his life in search of a real home that he could call his own. As a Rohingya Muslim from western Myanmar, he had to leave his home country, where he was neither recognized as a citizen nor given basic civil rights. After three difficult, precarious decades in several countries he arrived in Chicago, where he was finally able to settle down in safety.