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10 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal is being revised and now seeks 5,927,821 Swiss francs in cash to be channelled multilaterally through this appeal to support the Red Cross Society of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to respond to the needs of 250,000 people over the coming twelve months. This revised appeal extends the operational timeframe until the end of September to provide longer-term support to vulnerable migrants and increases the budget to cover the extension of that support.

09 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,601,799 Swiss francs to support the Croatian Red Cross (CRC) to respond to the needs of 175,000 vulnerable migrants over the coming six months. The CRC’s operation will focus on the distribution of food and non-food items (NFIs); the distribution of hygiene items and provision of psychosocial support; protection activities, including screening and referral; restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.

05 Feb 2016 description


This document outlines the strategy of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for the enhancement of technical cooperation to Member States in light of the rapid regional dissemination of Zika virus since November 2015. This technical cooperation builds on ongoing efforts to strengthen the detection, prevention, and response to arboviral illnesses.


02 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,380,409 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the National Societies in the Americas region to deliver assistance and support to 200,000 people through direct intervention and 1 million people through indirect community engagement, with a focus on health, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and preparedness. This regional Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis pending further assessment and revision in the coming weeks.

27 Jan 2016 description
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Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016

Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.

27 Jan 2016 description
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Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2016

El número de niños atrapados en crisis humanitarias alrededor del mundo es desconcertante y desolador.

Cerca de 250 millones de niños viven en países afectados por la violencia, a menudo conflictos prolongados en el tiempo.

En 2015, millones de niños y familias tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares para huir de la violencia, persecución y miseria, demasiadas veces arriesgando sus vidas en busca de seguridad y de un futuro mejor.

27 Jan 2016 description
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Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$3,500,000

27 Jan 2016 description
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Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$6,650,000

27 Jan 2016 description
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Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000

27 Jan 2016 description
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Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,591,000

26 Jan 2016 description
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The number of children trapped in humanitarian crises around the world is both staggering and sobering.

Nearly 250 million children live in countries affected by violent, often protracted conflicts.
In 2015, millions of children and families were forced from their homes to flee violence, persecution, and hardship — all too often risking their lives in search of safety and a better future.

13 Jan 2016 description


Background and Context

One million refugees and migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean into Europe in 2015. The majority – or 850,000 – have crossed from Turkey to Greece through the Aegean and Dodecanese seas. This movement constitutes one of the largest movements of displaced people through European borders since World War Two.

07 Jan 2016 description


As recent media reports have highlighted, all three of the seriously affected countries – Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Liberia – have all now been declared free of Ebola. The IFRC is therefore now revising its Regional Emergency Appeal for Ebola Global Coordination and Preparedness.

07 Dec 2015 description
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07 Dec 2015 description

Résumé Analytique

Les perspectives sont sombres pour 2016. Des millions de civils, arrachés de chez eux par des conflits violents et prolongés, continueront à avoir désespérément besoin de protec - tion et d’assistance humanitaire.

20 Nov 2015 description

The situation and the Red Cross and Red Crescent response to date

From January 2015 onwards: over 846,000 people have reportedly tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea. For migrants arriving by boat, Italy and Greece are the most common destinations, with at least 143,500 migrants arriving in Italy and over 698,000 migrants in Greece by boat. Tragically, during the same period, at least 3,3,485 people lost their lives in the Mediterranean Basin trying to reach Europe from North Africa and Turkey.

05 Nov 2015 description

With continuing high rates of refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean, UNHCR has today appealed to donors for US$96.15 million in additional support for the winter months for Greece and affected countries in the Balkans.

30 Oct 2015 description

IOM Launches Updated Response Plan for Mediterranean and Beyond

Switzerland - IOM has released an update to its June 2015 response plan “Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean.” It includes a series of proposed interventions to be implemented through December 2016, some of which are already underway, others are still at the planning stage.