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16 Feb 2017 description

Key messages

  • The SFDRR provides multiple hooks for policy and action to address displacement as a major human consequence and driver of disaster risk

  • Integrating displacement in DRR policy and measures will promote policy coherence across multiple ministry or agency mandates and other global agendas where disaster-related displacement is also recognized as a key challenge, including the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Agenda for Humanity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

16 Feb 2017 description


16 Feb 2017 description

There are no syndromes flagged this week.

Other updates:


· Solomon Islands: As of 5 February 2017 there have been 10,095 cases across all ten (10) provinces since August 2016. A total of 2,721 rapid diagnostic tests (Dengue duo Standard Diagnostics) have been conducted from Week 33, 2016 to Week 5, 2017 and 1178 (43%) were positive either NS1 or IgM.

15 Feb 2017 description

WASHINGTON, DC, ATLANTA, CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 9 de febrero de 2017 (OPS/OMS - CNLA - UNICEF) – Cartoon Network América Latina, junto a la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), lanza hoy un nuevo anuncio de interés público para educar a los niños de Latinoamérica y el Caribe sobre cómo evitar la propagación del virus del Zika, que sigue siendo una amenaza en la región.

15 Feb 2017 description

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja (FICR), a través de la Operación Zika y con el apoyo técnico del Centro de Referencia para la Preparación en Desastres (CREPD) y el Centro de Referencia para la Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres del Caribe (CADRIM), realizó una reunión regional para revisar la estrategia de formación que apoya la respuesta a la epidemia por el virus del Zika.

15 Feb 2017 description

About This Manual

What is it?

This manual provides an overview of the key issues related to gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of WFP’s operations. It seeks to guide staff and partners so they can better identify and respond to GBV risks related to hunger and nutrition and to WFP programmes.

In particular, the guidance aims to identify practical steps to ensure that WFP staff are able to:

  • Understand what GBV means;

  • Understand how GBV is relevant to WFP;

15 Feb 2017 description

Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases

15 February 2017, Harare - A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa.

15 Feb 2017 description

Zeid préconise une augmentation du financement relatif aux droits de l’homme pour soutenir la stabilité dans un monde incertain

GENÈVE (15 février 2017) – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme a lancé aujourd’hui l’appel de fonds le plus ambitieux de son histoire, exhortant les États et les bailleurs de fonds privés à soutenir sa capacité à travailler et défendre les droits de l’homme pour tous, en tout point du globe.

15 Feb 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

GENEVA, 15 February 2017 – Three cutting-edge plans to harness the power of technology and curb the threats posed by hazards such as floods and epidemics have been shortlisted for an international award that will be presented at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

15 Feb 2017 description

‘The UN Security Council decides, while Africa provides most of the troops’. Time to rethink the peace operations partnership in Africa

In anticipation of next week’s opening of the annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations in New York (C34), SIPRI publishes the final report of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II initiative, entitled ‘African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations’.

The future of peace operations is in Africa

15 Feb 2017 description

UN Human Rights Office launches USD 253M funding appeal – most ambitious to date

Zeid urges greater funding for human rights to bolster stability in an uncertain world

GENEVA (15 February 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office today launched its most ambitious funding appeal yet, urging States and private donors to bolster the Office’s ability to work and stand up for human rights for all people, everywhere.

15 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over half a million illegal border-crossings. Frontex estimates that this figure corresponds to about 382 000 migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to the 1.8 million illegal border-crossings reported in 2015, 2016 saw a significant decrease, but this figure is still higher than any annual figure for arrivals between 2010 (104 060) and 2014 (282 933).

15 Feb 2017 description

There is an increasing need for internal security expertise to plan and carry out civilian crisis management operations which aim at stabilising countries in conflict. This will be an effective way of preventing cross-border threats, such as the spread of organised crime, terrorism, human trafficking and uncontrolled migration. The future of civilian crisis management of Finland and Sweden will be discussed at an international conference to be held in Helsinki on 15 February.