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17 Apr 2015 description

La primera dama, Rosa María Leal de Pérez, continúo sus gestiones en Estados Unidos en favor de la niñez migrante centroamericana no acompañada, al visitar un albergue en Washington establecido por autoridades de ese país. La esposa del presidente de Guatemala acudió este jueves a un albergue en la capital estadounidense, donde conoció de cerca las condiciones en que viven los menores retenidos.

16 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 48,000 Afghans have returned from Pakistan to date in 2015, reflecting a substantial rise in the daily return rate from 2014.

  • Severe weather events affect more than 8,800 Afghan households in February and March.

  • USAID/FFP provides 40,300 metric tons (MT) in emergency food assistance to Afghanistan.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Apr 2015 description

Posted by Rabab Pettitt and Katherine Sanchez

“If you refuse to take the drug, you invite disease into the community. These drugs fight the disease and stop blindness.” That’s what Madam Mary Becheyiri tells people in Asubende, Ghana, the village where she lives and works as a community drug distributor for the country’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Program.

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A USG interagency team has conducted a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) to evaluate the impact of Typhoon Maysak in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

  • PDA findings indicate destruction of more than 280 houses and public infrastructure damage in excess of $8 million.

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) for 12 months on March 26.

  • The number of displacements in North Kivu Province recently surpassed 1 million; however, recent displacements are likely temporary, as residents are returning to areas of origin as fighting moves across the region.

  • USAID/OFDA partner Medair provides additional support to three health care facilities in North Kivu’s Beni Territory.

15 Apr 2015 description

La donación consistente en $50.000 americanos, dada en el marco de las asistencias a familias afectadas por el temporal de Concepción, se realizará a la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), a través de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional y Oficina de Asistencia para Desastres en el Extranjero (USAID/OFDA), quien canalizará la misma a través de la Agencia Adventista de Desarrollo y Recursos Asistenciales (ADRA).

15 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY

 A total of 37 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week. Case incidence in Guinea increased to 28, compared with 21 confirmed cases the previous week. Sierra Leone reported 9 confirmed cases, the same total as in the previous week. Liberia reported no confirmed cases.

15 Apr 2015 description

Developments since the ninth update

As of 5 April 2015, WHO has reported 25 550 cases, including 10 587 deaths, linked to the West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) with onset in December 2013. Altogether, nine countries have reported EVD cases.

15 Apr 2015 description

USAID is partnering with the Government of Pakistan to rehabilitate the Mangla hydroelectric power station located in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir. The dam has a power generation capacity of 1,000 MW from 10 generating units. However, as a result of degraded equipment, the plant's capacity was reduced to 980 MW. By refurbishing and upgrading Units 5 and 6, along with related plant facility enhancements, the Mangla Dam Rehabilitation Project will add 90 MW to the plant's generation capacity and produce approximately 750 GWh/year of energy.

15 Apr 2015 description

The Municipal Services Program (MSP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh seeks sustained improvement in municipal service delivery to better address basic needs and build the capacity of provincial governments to manage key municipal services such as the drinking water supply, sanitation systems (including drainage and sewerage), and the solid waste management (SWM) systems within three administrative divisions (Peshawar, Malakand and Dera Ismail Khan) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and selected towns of Sindh.

15 Apr 2015 description

The USAID Economic Stabilization Program (ESP) creates jobs and improves economic opportunities in Bajaur, Mohmand and South Waziristan Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). USAID­ESP will develop farmers' and livestock holders' skills and resources to improve the quality and quantity of their produce. The project will also provide support to establish or expand small businesses, improve logistics, rehabilitate market infrastructure, and develop trade associations.

OBJECTIVES

15 Apr 2015 description

Numbers are down, but record arrivals continue. And Mexico’s crackdown is cause for concern

By Adam Isacson

In March, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 3,138 unaccompanied children on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico. Of that number, 1,070 kids were Mexican citizens. 579 were from El Salvador, 1,084 were from Guatemala, and 368 were from Honduras.

15 Apr 2015 description

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is good to welcome once again Prime Minister Abadi to the United States and to the Oval Office. Prime Minister Abadi, when he came into the office, was already facing significant challenges. And obviously the incursions of ISIL, also known as Daesh, into Iraq pose not only a humanitarian threat, but a strategic threat to the country.

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Provincial authorities launch the FATA Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy to facilitate the safe return of IDPs to FATA’s Khyber Agency, North Waziristan Agency (NWA), and South Waziristan Agency (SWA).

  • Under Government of Pakistan (GoP) leadership, humanitarian actors continue to assist drought-affected populations in Sindh Province’s Tharparkar District.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) contributes more than $36 million in FY 2015 to date to support humanitarian activities in Pakistan.

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • All contacts related to the last confirmed EVD case in Liberia graduate from observation

  • The Government of Guinea (GoG) launches its first stay-at-home campaign in Forécariah Prefecture

  • Seven of Sierra Leone’s 14 districts have exceeded 42 days with no new confirmed EVD cases

  • Treatment capacity now surpasses demand as a result of declining EVD cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of storm-affected countries and the international community continue response and early recovery efforts in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

  • Donors have contributed nearly $28 million—including $13.6 million toward the $29.9 million flash appeal for Vanuatu—for humanitarian activities in response to Tropical Cyclone Pam

13 Apr 2015 description

The African CDC will be a public health institute supporting the whole continent of Africa

Washington, DC –A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed today by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, M.B. Ch.B., chairperson of the African Union Commission, formalizes a collaboration between the African Union Commission and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in creating the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (African CDC).

13 Apr 2015 description

Le Gouvernement américain a travers le Pepfar offre 22 véhicules de type 4x4 et un lot de 368 Equipements de laboratoire pour les analyses de biochimie, d’hématologie et de compteurs de CD4. En plus 713 kits de matériels et 278 mobilier de laboratoire d'une valeur de 1 780 000 000 fr cfa pour équiper entièrement 241 formation sanitaires....

10 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Secretary-General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon reiterated concerns over the humanitarian situation and safety of response actors in CAR in an April 1 report to the UN Security Council

  • Leaders from opposing armed groups anti-Balaka and ex-Séléka signed two agreements in Kenya on April 8—a ceasefire and a transitional roadmap declaration

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Apr 2015 description

Por: Brenda Larios/Enviada Especial

Ciudad de Panamá, (AGN).- Los presidentes del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica que integran Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras, presentaron hoy al secretario general de la ONU, Ban Ki-moon, el documento final del Plan de la Alianza para la Prosperidad con el que buscan evitar la migración a Estados Unidos.