Le bureau pays de l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) au Burkina Faso, a remis le mardi 18 octobre 2016, un lot de matériel pour l’équipement en système d’analyse des données et des informations migratoires (MIDAS) des postes frontaliers de Dakola, Madouba et Yendéré. C’est le ministre d’Etat en charge de la sécurité intérieure, Simon Compaoré, qui a réceptionné ledit matériel, en présence de l’Ambassadeur du Japon, des premiers responsables de la Gendarmerie et de la Police nationales.
A three-day emergency response simulation tested the use of drones in support of search and rescue operations in a hypothetical country affected by a severe refugee crisis while being hit by a hurricane with subsequent flooding and landslides. The test showed that drones were of limited use in this simulation but that they have potential to become part of the emergency response toolkit for very specific tasks.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and manmade disasters.
As part of its efforts to ensure a rapid response to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID/OFDA stores emergency relief supplies, such as kitchen sets, water containers, hygiene kits, blankets, and plastic sheeting for emergency shelter, at strategically located warehouses in Pisa, Italy; Subang, Malaysia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Miami, United States.
Summary of Appeal
This Operations Update no. 4 is to report on the implementation progress of activities from 3 June – 3 September 2016 against the revised Emergency Appeal which was published in May 2016. Another revision of this appeal will follow in the coming months to take into account the current operational needs in view of the evolving situation.
The Government of Luxembourg and the Emergency Telecommunication Cluster (ETC), led by the World Food Programme (WFP), hosted a World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Business Consultation focused on the satellite industry on 9-10 June 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Luxembourg.
By: Keith Cressman, Alice Van der Elstraeten and Clare Pedrick
by Rebecca Hobble
We were among the over 300 attendees convened in Washington, D.C. for the Aid & International Development Forum’s Global Disaster Relief Summit to discuss the latest trends & lessons learned in disaster relief work worldwide. Here are our takeaways:
1. Affected communities know their own needs best.
Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.
The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.
Here are just a few of these stories.
Improving access to social services in Afghanistan
Delivering life-saving medical aid to those who need it most creates a complicated logistical challenge. Moving medicines and equipment over state lines and international borders present hurdles few organizations can overcome, even while the global need for such supplies grows.
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.
2015 was a year of transformation for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The adoption of the ETC2020 Strategy in the first half of the year, radically expanding the vision, scope and approach of the cluster, set the network on a much more impactful, but challenging, trajectory. 2015 was characterised by the adoption and commenced implementation of ETC2020 as well as the most concurrent emergencies ever responded to; and the invaluable contributions of its members and partners without which, the ETC would not exist.