The 2015-16 El Niño event has resulted in the worst drought in much of southern Africa in 35 years. is has had a catastrophic e ect on the food security of millions of people across the region. Beyond a food security crisis, the region has wider humanitarian needs that result from water scarcity, including impacts on access to water and sanitation, education, health services and livelihoods.
ICCO Cooperation spent €59,3 million on development programs in 39 countries in Africa, Latin Amerika and Asia in 2015. This can be found in the annual report ICCO Cooperation which shows the financial and operational results. A big part of the revenues came from the Dutch government. Other important donors were the European Union, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and IDB.
Delayed breastfeeding increases risk of newborn deaths by up to 80 per cent
NEW YORK, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them of the essential nutrients, antibodies and skin-to-skin contact with their mother that protect them from disease and death, UNICEF said.
A new Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will explore a range of different collaborative opportunities that achieve shared outcomes which will be of benefit to SPREP members.
The MOU was signed in Melbourne on 8 July by Mr Kosi Latu, Director-General of SPREP, and Dr Alex Wonhas, Executive-Director, CSIRO Environment, Energy and Resources.
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) – the IFRC’s forecasting partners – say the latest computer models show chances for the development of a La Niña phenomenon later this year “are down slightly from last month…topping out at just under 60 per cent” for the period from December to next February.
7750th Meeting (AM)
The Security Council underscored the importance of long-term institution-building as a critical part of peacebuilding in Africa, as it held an open debate today on the topic where speakers emphasized the importance of addressing the root causes of conflict, the need for predictable and sustainable financing, and closer cooperation with the African Union and subregional organizations.
As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):
50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.
Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.
Around the world, peacekeepers play a vital role in helping countries rise above conflict to work towards lasting peace. Both the United States and India have a long history of supporting international peacekeeping. Now through a new joint initiative, our countries are working together to help strengthen the capabilities of other partner nations to contribute to international peacekeeping.
Thessaloniki, Greece | AFP | Thursday 7/28/2016 - 18:26 GMT
A protest broke out in a migrant camp in northern Greece on Thursday after a young Syrian woman died from apparent heart failure, local police said.
Dozens of Syrians living at the Diavata centre joined the protest after the woman, who was in her late twenties, was found unconscious in a communal shower.
First aid was administered but the woman died before an ambulance arrived at the centre.
State agency ANA said the victim suffered from epilepsy.
Athens, Greece | AFP | Thursday 7/28/2016 - 15:06 GMT
Migrant arrivals in Greece have inched up in the past two weeks after a failed coup in neighbouring Turkey, government figures show.
The average rate has increased to 90 people a day, compared to 30 before the attempted putsch, according to the data.
"For the moment, there is no concern on our part," a Greek government source insisted on Thursday.
"We are following the situation closely and are vigilant... this could be a temporary increase," the official told AFP.
Resumen de la situación en las Américas
En 2015, tres países confirmaron la circulación del virus de la fiebre amarilla: Bolivia (epizootia), Brasil y Perú (casos humanos).
En 2016, hasta la semana epidemiológica (SE) 28, tres países notificaron casos de fiebre amarilla selvática: Brasil, Colombia y Perú.
Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 7/28/2016 - 13:33 GMT
Italy on Thursday launched a hard-hitting campaign on the internet, TV, radio and social media to warn African migrants of the many dangers they face in trying to reach Europe.
Dubbed "Aware Migrants," the 1.5-million-euro ($1.66-million) campaign is targeting 15 countries in West and North Africa which have been big sources of the migratory wave.
It features migrants recounting their suffering at the hands of ruthless smugglers or enduring the perilous Mediterranean crossing.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Since the summer of 2015 Slovenia has been witnessing an increase in the number of migrants from Croatia on the Slovenian border, due to the rapidly changing migration route in the region. The first larger groups of 278 migrants arrived at the Slovenian border with Croatia on 18 September 2015.
Au moins 109 millions de dollars nécessaires pour fournir des semences et des intrants agricoles et pour rendre de nombreux autres services.
28 juillet 2016, Rome - Avant que ne commence les préparations du sol pour la campagne principale dans quelques semaines, près de 23 millions de personnes en Afrique australe ont besoin d'une aide urgente pour produire suffisamment afin de se nourrir et d'éviter d'être dépendants de l'aide humanitaire jusqu'à la mi-2018, a indiqué aujourd'hui la FAO.
By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, United Nations, New York, 28 July 2016, 10:38 UTC
NEW YORK – The world faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. On the 65th anniversary of the United Nations refugee convention being adopted, there are now 65 million displaced people globally, the highest number since World War II. Around one-third of that number are refugees; at least half of those are children. Yet the only attempt to find an international solution to this most urgent of problems is now being gutted and delayed.
This Quarterly Update covers the activities of IDMC between 1 April and 30 June 2016.
Feature article: Global Report on Internal Displacement 2016
As widely known, conflict is a leading cause of hunger – each famine in the modern era has been characterized by conflict. Hunger can also contribute to violence, and may act as a channel through which wider socio-economic and political grievances are expressed.
At least $109 million is urgently required for the provision of seeds and other agricultural inputs and services
28 July 2016, Rome - With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves and thus avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid 2018, FAO said today.
Eirik Christophersen | Published 28. Jul 2016
They arrive in the same boats, but don’t have the same rights. Why are refugees and other migrants treated differently?
Hundreds of thousands of people have arrived to Europe by boat over the last few years. Until March 2016 most people travelled from Turkey to Greece. Now this route is largely closed due to a recent EU-Turkey deal. The central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy has become the main pathway for people trying to reach Europe without valid travel documents.
The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is an important moment to show solidarity with the many victims of human trafficking around the world and this year we can keep the issue in the spotlight when World leaders gather on 19 September in New York for the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants, writes IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.