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26 Aug 2016 description

Canada announces comprehensive, coordinated approach to support Canadian interests and UN peace efforts

August 26, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description

Le Canada annonce une approche globale et coordonnée pour soutenir les intérêts canadiens et les efforts de paix des Nations Unies

Le 26 août 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures concrètes pour prévenir les conflits à l’étranger et réagir à ceux-ci, ainsi que pour soutenir les opérations de paix des Nations Unies (ONU) afin de bâtir un monde plus paisible et plus prospère.

26 Aug 2016 description

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.

By: UNHCR | 26 August 2016

GENEVA – Athletes with disabilities have vied for glory at the Paralympic Games since 1960. This summer, for the first time, para-athletes who have faced the additional challenge of being displaced from their homeland will compete in Rio de Janeiro as the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

NAIROBI, Kenya, TICAD VI – “Only when women and adolescent girls have access to reproductive health care and are able to make their own choices about whether, when or how often to have children will they truly be said to be fulfilling their human rights.”

This was said by UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem today at a side event on Building Public Private Partnerships to advance Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, at TICAD VI in Nairobi.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ATHENS/GENEVA 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF. 

26 Aug 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian responders are delivering critical aid to all provinces in Libya.

  • Returnee figures are rising, with IDPs continuing to require urgent assistance.

  • The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, support to detention centres, migrants, and IDPs.

  • Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale back operations due to lack of funding.

Assistance reaches all provinces of Libya

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10,246 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)

Regional Migrant Figures Update

In 2016 (as of 21 August), 269,244 arrivals were recorded by sea to Europe. Of those, 3,164 are indicated to be dead or missing.

26 Aug 2016 description

Region-Country:: Europe and Central Asia / Greece

Greece - A group of 160 asylum seekers left Greece on Thursday (25/08) and arrived safely in France with IOM’s support under the European Union’s Relocation Programme.

The group comprised 128 Syrians, 30 Iraqis, and two stateless individuals. Of these, there were 93 men, 67 women, and 53 children under the age of 18.

IOM staff accompanied the asylum seekers on the chartered flight from Athens to Lyon, ensuring assistance throughout the journey and safe disembarkation in France.

26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

26 Aug 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Friday 8/26/2016 - 08:38 GMT

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday a second fence line will be built on the country's southern border with Serbia, capable of stopping any new wave of migrants toward the EU.

Orban said "technical plans were under way" for a "more sturdy defensive system" to reinforce the existing razorwire-topped fence it built last September along the 175-kilometre-long (110-mile) frontier.

26 Aug 2016 description

SUMMARY

The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December (OND) 2016 and the January to March (JFM) 2017. However, northernmost Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) northern Angola, southernmost of Tanzania, northern Mozambique, the islands states of Seychelles and eastern-most Madagascar are more likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall most of the season.

THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

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397 Fractional-dose inactivated poliovirus vaccination campaign, Telangana state, India, June 2016 403 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2016

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397 Campagne de vaccination par une dose fractionnée de poliovirus inactivé, État du Telangana (Inde), juin 2016 403 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2016

26 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

26 Aug 2016 description

Twenty years ago, Graça Machel’s report “Impact of armed conflict on children”, asked the international community to come together to address the plight of children affected by war.

For two years, Machel had travelled to conflict zones and met children, families, humanitarian workers and Government officials to better understand what boys and girls were going through.

26 Aug 2016 description

BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, AUGUST 25, 2016 — On August 17, while conducting search and rescue operations off the Libyan coast, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) rescue vessel the Bourbon Argos was approached and attacked by a group of armed men onboard an unidentified speedboat, MSF said today, strongly condemning the attack.