ACT Alliance has the privileged position of being a network of local, national and international actors committed to partnerships amongst each other. This commitment enables international and global members of ACT to enhance the capacity of local and national actors, through resources, training and/or other support, allowing for first response in the beginning of a crisis or disaster to come directly from the community itself.
The Global Appeal 2017 Update print publication presents the financial resources that will be required in 2017 for UNHCR’s programmes to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless people and others of concern. It highlights the challenges faced by the organization and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.
FAO and OIE present initial battle plan in global campaign to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants
First salvo against plague affecting sheep and goats will focus on high-risk countries, build on 2011 eradication of rinderpest
28 October 2016, Rome/ Paris - The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - a highly contagious viral animal disease that causes major losses in regions home to millions of the world's poorest people.
WHO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EMERGENCIES PROGRAMME
In order for the GPC to achieve its strategic objectives it is imperative to equip the GPC Operations Cell with skilled human resources while prioritization of field support related activities is only possible with additional resources. This is why the GPC is reaching out to donors for financial assistance to support the delivery of the GPC strategic objectives with the aim of ensuring a coherent and comprehensive approach to protection as well as encouraging innovative processes and new approaches in the field.
- While generous donor support has assisted humanitarian responders to reach millions of drought-affected people, significant funding shortages continue to impede the response. Only half of the funds for emergency food and agriculture assistance has been raised, while many other sectoral responses remain largely unfunded, including education (12 per cent funded); protection (18 per cent); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) (18 per cent); and early recovery (26 per cent).
Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.
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.
Appeal Target: US$ 3'970'715
Balance Requested: US$ 3'832'838
Geneva, 24 August 2016
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.
Given the developments after the EU-Turkey agreement and with the closure of the Western Balkans migratory route, this Revised Emergency Appeal reflects the current situation in Serbia. The Red Cross of Serbia (RCS), in addition to assisting those people that are stranded in the country, is still assisting people in the move, although now in much smaller numbers - around 200 to 300 persons per day. The budget of this Revised Emergency Appeal has been decreased to 2,775,648 Swiss francs to provide essential services to 196,000 people with an extended timeframe until 31 December 2016.
Since September 2015: when the migratory trail moved to Croatia, a total of 656,830 refugees and migrants have been registered by the Croatian authorities as entering the country.
2 October 2015: 361,559 Swiss francs were released from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to meet the immediate needs of 70,700 individuals through the provision of food and nonfood items, hygiene kits and tracing services (Restoring Family Links – RFL).
17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.
Regional Strategic Overview
Background and Context
The regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP), involving 60 partners, was launched in January 2016 following the large-scale population movements registered throughout Europe in 2015, when one million refugees and migrants undertook the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The vast majority crossed the Aegean Sea by boat from Turkey to Greece. Many lost their lives: in total, 3,771 people died or were reported missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 6,095,910 Swiss francs - a small increase from the original budget of 5,927,821 Swiss francs - to enable the IFRC to support the Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to deliver assistance and support to some 221,136 people.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 28,667,500 Swiss francs, increased from 13,172,336 Swiss francs, to enable the IFRC to support the Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 304,000 people (249,000 “transit” phase, 55,000 “stranded” phase) until 31 March 2017, with a focus on the following sectors: relief items including provision of basic food and non-food items; basic health care including health promotion, first aid and psychosocial support; water, sanitation and …
Total people to be reached in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016: 200 million
Affecting at least 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and spreading to Asia,
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 4,655,612 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the National Societies affected by population movement, to deliver coordinated assistance to some 1 million people . Due to the unstable situation relating to the migration situation in Europe, the National Societies in the region require greater support to assist the most vulnerable people and to be prepared to meet the changing humanitarian needs.
In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.