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23 May 2016 description


  • Pasado el primer mes después del terremoto de magnitud 7,8 en la escala Richter que devastó las provincias centrales y costeras de Ecuador, cientos de miles de personas continúan afectadas.

  • Naciones Unidas busca recaudar US$ 72.8 millones para asistir a unas 350,000 personas en Ecuador y aliviar así sus necesidades más inmediatas.

  • La evaluación elaborada por el equipo UNDAC en Paraguay arroja nuevos hallazgos en cuanto a consecuencias humanitarias tras las inundaciones en el país.

23 May 2016 description


  • One month after the earthquake, humanitarian needs persist in most of the affected areas, particularly in vulnerable rural communities.

  • United Nations launched an appeal for US$ 72.8 million to assist 350,000 people affected for the next three months.

  • The assessment prepared by the UNDAC team in Paraguay highlights new humanitarian needs after major floods in the country.

23 May 2016 description

(Istanbul, 23 May 2016): The use of data will be a key determinant of humanitarian effectiveness in the 21st century. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is therefore establishing a global humanitarian data centre in the Netherlands, to be operational from early 2017. The initiative is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

19 May 2016 description

The African Union (AU) and AU member states have repeatedly demonstrated their political will to respond and resolve emerging threats, crisis and insecurity on the continent by mandating peace support operations missions and deploying personnel to support these missions. This is reflected in the commitment of the African Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) and Police Contributing Countries (PCC) who have been the first responders to conflicts and crises in Africa.

18 May 2016 description

The Director’s Letter

Col. Joseph Martin, USAF

Just over a year ago a devastating earthquake struck the country of Nepal, with major aftershocks in the ensuing weeks. The international community responded across a wide range of capabilities and in many cases remains engaged today in recovery and reconstruction. This edition of the Liaison Journal is specifically set aside to capture a range of lessons learned, with each providing the unique perspective of the supporting organization and author.

16 May 2016 description

Four days of exhibits, presentations and mixing among leaders from tech, private industry, government and the development sector aims to generate new partnerships, innovations and commitments that will continue to advance progress toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

11 May 2016 description

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 …

09 May 2016 description

by Eric James and Laura James

27 Apr 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.

22 Apr 2016 description

MDR65001 Europe: Migration: coordination, response and preparedness
MDRHR002 Croatia: Population Movement
MDRMK005 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Population Movement
MDRGR001 Greece: Population Movement
MDRHU004 Hungary: Population Movement
MDRIT002 Italy: Population Movement
MDRRS011 Serbia: Population Movement

A. Situation analysis Latest developments

21 Apr 2016 description

This document provides detailed information on sites in Greece to allow for better planning and to address gaps where highlighted. The data will be updated on a weekly basis. All sites are managed by the Greek authorities. Data has been collected from different sources, i.e. UNHCR, site managers, Police etc., and indicators are measured and based on the Sphere standards as outlined below. Data was collected using key informants at the site and direct observation. Population figures are based on estimations at site level.

19 Apr 2016 description
report GAVI Alliance

Gavi’s Alan Brooks explains how the launch of a new Centre of Excellence for vaccines, immunisation and health supply chain management in Rwanda will drive the modernisation of immunisation supply chains across East Africa.

Why do immunisation supply chains need modernising?

18 Apr 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to Emergency Plan of Action:

This Emergency Plan of Action was initially launched on 20 November 2015 with the objective of coordinating support to assist National Societies in reaching 1,000,000 migrants1 . The initial Appeal was launched seeking CHF 2.2 million with a timeframe of 8 months. The main focus was on the scale-up of the response and coordination, support to advocacy and sensitization, and support for partnerships and resource mobilization.

17 Apr 2016 description

“Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics.” The sentiment is commonly held among security operations specialists, who know that a mission can quickly collapse without effective deployment and management of the processes and resources needed to support it. This theme and the priorities for strengthening the logistical capacity of the security sector in Africa were the focus of a recently completed Africa Logistics Forum hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Accra, Ghana, for 100 African security sector professionals representing 40 countries.

14 Apr 2016 description

A refugee camp was set up in the town of Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk in northern France in 2006. Located in Basroch, a plot of land earmarked for a 500-dewelling eco-neighbourhood, there were never more than a few dozen people at one time in the camp as its residents would move out to make their way illegally to the UK.

12 Apr 2016 description

TSF providing calls to migrants stranded at the gates of the Balkans

"Vulnerable and afraid", according to our teams on the ground, the 12,000 migrants currently stranded at the Greco-Macedonian border in Idomeni (Greece) require communications after weeks of silence.

12 Apr 2016 description

Welcome to the First Edition of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian CivilMilitary Coordination for Asia and the Pacific Newsletter. This Newsletter will be published every two months to provide an update on the RCG work as well as to inform the UN-CMCoord community about upcoming UN-CMCoord events in the Asia-Pacific region.

For this edition, as chair of the RCG for 2016, the Government of the Philippines would like to share with RCG members the following updates:

08 Apr 2016 description

by Alina O'Keeffe, AIDF and Dan Swann, Technology Exchange Lab

Humanitarian stakeholders face a number of interconnected current or emerging challenges, including climate change, ever-growing refugee crisis, as well as water scarcity and food insecurity. Science and technological innovations play a critical role in contributing to effective aid delivery and enabling efficient disaster response and development programmes.