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26 Jan 2015 description
report Redhum

México, 25 de Enero 2015

Fuente: El Occidental

Autoridades de Protección Civil de México y del Comando Norte de Estados Unidos, se reunieron con el propósito de dar seguimiento y fortalecer el compromiso binacional de proporcionar capacitación y equipamiento adecuado a las brigadas mexicanas, que acuden en una primera instancia a atender las emergencias, a efecto de proteger su integridad y eficiente su labor en beneficio de la población.

24 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Afghanistan HCT—comprising UN, international organization, and nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives—releases Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for 2015

  • USAID supports winter preparedness and response activities

  • USAID/FFP provides 26,100 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jan 2015 description

This report is provided in response to the “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014” (P.L. 113-162) (“the Act”), which directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress no later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter through December 31, 2017, a report on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti. The requested report, prepared by the Department of State in cooperation with other U.S.

23 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian organizations respond to impacts of severe winter weather in Syria and neighboring countries.

  • UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution renewing the mandate to conduct UN cross-border and cross-line humanitarian assistance.

  • In 2014, Syrians surpass Afghans as the largest refugee population covered under the global mandate of UNHCR.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jan 2015 description
report Mail and Guardian

REX CHIKOKO

The government of impoverished Malawi has said it will need more than $65-million (R750-million) to reach out to more than 121,000 people made homeless and cut off by flooding, the worst in 24 years.

Malawi is the worst affected of the three southeast African countries hit by heavy rainstorms, which started two weeks ago. Mozambique and Madagascar have also reported damage and deaths from floods.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/FFP commits $30 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to support food assistance activities in Pakistan

  • USAID/OFDA responds to humanitarian needs in NWA through the Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced (RAPID) fund

  • Poliovirus vaccination campaigns target previously inaccessible areas of FATA

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Case incidence continues to fall in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with a halving time of 1.4 weeks in Guinea, 2.0 weeks Liberia, and 2.7 weeks in Sierra Leone. A combined total of 145 confirmed cases were reported from the 3 countries in the week to 18 January: 20 in Guinea, 8 in Liberia, and 117 in Sierra Leone.

  • Mali has been declared free of Ebola virus disease (EVD) after completing 42 days since the last case tested negative for EVD.

21 Jan 2015 description

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Research Officer, SEARP, IPCS

21 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flooding in many areas of Ethiopia prompts multi-agency humanitarian response

  • Food security mostly stable, some areas experience deterioration; malnutrition increases in areas of Somali and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 UN Commission of Inquiry determines that attacks against Muslims in CAR during 2014 qualify as ethnic cleansing.

 Government of CAR (CARG) working to relocate IDPs at M’Poko International Airport

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New EVD cases continue to decrease in Liberia, and the number of confirmed cases has declined by 43 percent between December 22 and January 5 in Sierra Leone, according to WHO. Relief agencies continue to implement life-saving activities and underscore the importance of preventative measures.

  • Since early January, USAID/OFDA partners have opened one EVD treatment unit (ETU) and four community care centers (CCCs) in Sierra Leone.

14 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM reports nearly 37,000 Iraqi IDPs newly displaced in December.

  • U.N. and Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) release immediate response plan to address humanitarian needs through March 31.

  • USG partners provide essential, seasonally appropriate assistance to IDPs.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Guinea reported its lowest weekly total of new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases since the week ending 17 August 2014. Case numbers remain low in Liberia, with no confirmed cases nationally for the final 2 days of the week ending 11 January, and the lowest weekly total of confirmed cases since the first week of June 2014. Sierra Leone has now reported a decline in case incidence for the second week running, and recorded its lowest weekly total of new confirmed cases since the week ending 31 August 2014.

14 Jan 2015 description

Donations keep citizens healthy

Jan. 2015—Julian Bejang, 40, knows all about living through droughts.

She is from Lib Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which receives on average 20 inches of rain annually. A mother of two young children, she learned to wait out lean times when water was hard to come by and how to cope until the water returned. But one year after the last drought began, the water didn’t return.

09 Jan 2015 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

The U.S. Government has contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for a new project that will improve and streamline efforts to diagnose the Ebola virus in Africa. Of the total U.S. contribution, $650,000 is provided through the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative and $350,000 through other extra-budgetary contributions to the IAEA.

09 Jan 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

08 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Debe abordar los abusos en la frontera, la detención innecesaria y las sanciones injustas

08 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Late-December caseload figures for Sierra Leone double the combined total of Liberia and Guinea during the same period; however, overall case transmission in Sierra Leone appears to slightly decline

  • USG partners open three EVD treatment units (ETUs) in Liberia

  • The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports that prolonged market and trade disruptions have resulted in below-average incomes and purchasing power for poor households in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

07 Jan 2015 description

Project code: OSRO/YEM/302/USA

Donor: United States of America

Contribution: USD 500 000

Implementation: 08/04/2013–31/03/2014

Target areas: Yemen

Objective: To ensure that affected populations receive appropriate and sufficient food security solutions in times of emergency.

Key partners: World Food Programme.

Beneficiaries reached: 46 members of the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC), including United Nations agencies, national and international Non-governmental Organizations and community-based organizations.

07 Jan 2015 description

Project code: OSRO/SUD/304/USA

Donor: United States of America

Contribution: USD 1.5 million

Implementation: 01/01/13 – 31/03/14

Target areas: South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Objective: To improve, protect and sustain food security and livelihoods of the vulnerable conflict-affected households in the target areas.

Key partners: The federal and state Ministries of Agriculture, the Ministry of Animal Resources, NGOs, local authorities and community leaders.

Beneficiaries reached: 76 339 beneficiaries.