Washington, DC, June 23 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – When the first case of Zika virus disease was diagnosed in Brazil in May, 2015, “The Americas had the unfortunate distinction of being a testing ground for Zika Virus infections” and the disease then became “the new villain in this region, causing fear, economic losses, and most importantly, marking the lives of children and families affected by debilitating birth defects,” according to Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne.
There were around 27 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU in May. The total number of detections in the first five months of 2017 fell 75% from the same period of last year to 84 000, although the number of migrants arriving in Italy remained above the figures from a year ago.
22/06/2017 - The annual consultation meeting between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and FAO took place on Wednesday, 21 May, at FAO Headquarters in Rome. FAO highlighted the valuable support provided by Sida and other Swedish partners to the FAO Programme of Work, particularly to the core funding, humanitarian programmes, and country-level programmes.
Bern, 23.06.2017 - Every year, more than half a million people worldwide suffer a violent death. No other weapons category causes more violent deaths than small arms. Despite international efforts – in which Switzerland plays an active role – these weapons continue to pose a threat to peace, security and development in many parts of the world. Switzerland has therefore defined the objectives and priorities for its commitment in this area for the period 2017–2020. It will continue to make a concrete contribution at the political and operational levels to protection from armed violence.
Le 3e numéro des Notes de SUD est consacré au droit à l’alimentation. En 2010, la première note de la commission Agriculture et alimentation (C2A) de Coordination SUD traitait la même thématique. Elle en retraçait les origines et en soulignait certains éléments, comme les différentes obligations pour les États attachées à ce droit. Depuis, l’institutionnalisation du droit à l’alimentation a connu des développements notables.
Although HIV testing, care and treatment coverage have been improving in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS) 2012), significant numbers of HIV-positive individuals still drop out of HIV care at various stages along the care continuum. One approach to improving HIV and AIDS services along this continuum is to integrate them with other health services.
Thank you very much to each and every one of you for your active participation this week. In particular, I thank the many panellists, moderators and participants for the intense, rich and productive discussions and their real insights and recommendations.
1.1 What is ACCRA?
by Tarcisio Gazzini
The United Nations (UN) Advisory Group of Experts considers the progress made by the Peacebuilding Commission established by the UN in 2005 to be unsatisfactory.
The UN requires a fresh look at the economic dimension of the peacebuilding process in order to reconsider the conceptual framework of the Peacebuilding Commission.
This week, the Secretariat of the WHO EMT Initiative led the classification of 2 additional EMTs, adding to the global number of self-sufficient teams ready to be deployed to health emergencies.
The German teams, Johanniter International Assistance and Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB), are the first nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to join the directory of classified teams. Johanniter International Assistance is the first mobile EMT to be classified globally.
The EMT directory has 11 classified teams so far, and over 70 organizations working towards classification.
"Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”
Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to this afternoon’s event on “Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,594
Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,320
Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 60
Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 61
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017:1.040
Libya’s Flow Monitoring component was launched in July 2016 with the objective of monitoring the flow of foreign nationals throughout the Libyan territory.
Chapter one presents DTM’s statistical baseline on the number of foreign nationals at each of Libya’s muhalla (lowest administrative level) and an analysis into the characteristics of the locations where migrants are recorded as transiting or gathering in search of employment.
Regional mixed migration summary for May 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
UNHCR presents new work by British artist Kate Daudy at London’s Migration Museum
By: Laura Padoan
A tent, which was once home to a Syrian refugee family in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, has been transformed into a dramatically different kind of canvas by British artist Kate Daudy and is now on display in London’s Migration Museum.
Daudy’s work, based on the ancient Chinese literary practice of writing on objects, explores the themes of home, identity and memory — leitmotifs that run through the words of refugees depicted in felt on the tent.
Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.
One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.