In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- EU: Declaration of the High-level Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans Route
- UNHCR: 66th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda point 5(a). Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, 8 Oct 2015
- UNHCR: Interim Operational Considerations for the feeding support of Infants and Young Children under 2 years of age in refugee and migrant transit settings in Europe
Appeals & Funding
- Special Mediterranean Initiative Jun 2015 – Dec 2016, Supplementary Appeal
- UNHCR: Special Mediterranean Initiative: Plan for an enhanced operational response (Jun–Dec 2015)
- IFRC Response Plan: A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions
IFRC Population Movement Emergency Appeals/Emergency Plan of Action for European Countries Slovenia (Oct 2015); Croatia (Oct 2015); Hungary (Sep 2015); FYR of Macedonia (Sep 2015); Serbia (Sep 2015); Greece (Sep 2015); Italy (May 2015)
EARTHQUAKES: Strong earthquakes shook Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala without causing victims or major damages.
National authorities continue assessing the situation in these countries.
RAINS: The rise of the Chapare River in Bolivia has affected at least 2,000 people and damaged crops in the Chimoré municipality.
TYPHOON IN PHIPILLINES: At least 23 are dead and more than a million evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby as referred to by local authorities).
MOVIMIENTOS SÍSMICOS: Fuertes sismos sacuden Panamá, Costa Rica y Guatemala sin causar víctimas ni daños materiales de consideración. Las autoridades nacionales continúan evaluando la situación en estos países.
LLUVIAS: La crecida del río Chapare en Bolivia ha dejado al menos 2,000 personas damnificadas y cultivos dañados en el municipio de Chimoré.
TIFÓN EN FILIPINAS: Al menos 23 personas muertas y más de un millón evacuadas tras el paso del tifón Hagupit (bautizado como Ruby por las autoridades locales).
Los desastres ocurridos en el cuarto trimestre de 2013 (octubre, noviembre y diciembre) afectaron a unas 699,020 personas. La Sequía e inundaciones fueron los mayores desastres.
El Dengue en América Latina y el Caribe ha afectado a más de 2.2 millones de personas y dejado unas 1,000 muertes en 2013.
América Central, República Dominicana y Paraguay han sido gravemente impactados.
Disasters in the reporting period affected 699,020 people. Drought and flooding were the biggest disasters.
Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean affected more than 2.2 million people and killed 1,000 in 2013. Central America, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay were the most severely affected.
OCHA allocated US$2.5 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by drought in Bolivia, and $85,000 in emergency funds to assist those affected by heavy rainfall in the Lesser Antilles.
BRASILIA –Brasil ha proporcionado más de 300,000 toneladas de productos alimenticios a 35 países a través del PMA desde el 2011 y sus contribuciones han incrementado de 1 millón de dólares en 2007 a 75 millones de dólares a la fecha, haciendo de esta nación suramericana uno de los mayores donantes del PMA, según funcionarios brasileños y del PMA.
Many developing countries experience both disasters and confl ict at the same time. The interaction between the two creates and perpetuates vulnerabilities that place communities at risk, further entrenching poverty and inequality. Development trends such as climate change and unsustainable urbanization likely will make these issues worse.
Every year, more than eight million children under the age of five in developing countries die from preventable illnesses such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria; for more than half of them, malnutrition is an underlying cause of death.
Plan’s child survival programs aim to improve the survival of at-risk children in impoverished communities through sustainable, effective, and community-based solutions.
Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can have devastating consequences for children and their futures. Where children and their families are already vulnerable, for example because of low income, poor housing, or high population density, the impact of these sudden events is more severe.
ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
The women whose works are presented in this publication are teachers, trainers, resource-persons and leaders—disaster recovery and development eﬀorts should not reduce them to mere victims. disaster and development professionals, researchers, scholars and organizations partnering with grassroots women can use these case studies as examples, for ideas or for advocacy eﬀorts.
Published: 27 April 2011
This year has already witnessed enormous humanitarian challenges from the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, to the civil unrest sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa and the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Cote d’Ivoire and neighboring countries. In all of these contexts the grassroots network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is playing a pivotal role caring for the wounded, the displaced and the marginalized.