Remittances to Developing Countries Edge Up Slightly in 2015
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 – Remittances to developing countries grew only marginally in 2015, as weak oil prices and other factors strained the earnings of international migrants and their ability to send money home to their families, says the World Bank’s latest edition of the Migration and Development Brief, released today.
Appeal Target: US$ 3'554'015
Balance Requested: US$ 2'991'388
Geneva, 24 August 2016 Dear Colleagues,
Panamá, 23 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: La Jornada
Un llamado a las naciones de Centroamérica de permitir el pase de los migrantes africanos y haitianos en dirección a Estados Unidos, fue hecho por el presidente panameño, Juan Carlos Varela, quien fue claro en referirse a cualquier ciudadano del mundo.
58,453 number of Persons of Concern(POCs) in Greece as of 21 August 2016 Source of data: Governmental figures
38% of the total number of POCs who arrived in Greece (January- August 2016) are children Source of data: Partial data from Police
Shelter Needs: 778 Beds available in existing shelters and transit centres Source of data: EKKA and UNHCR Data
1,472 UAC registered on the waiting list for shelter as of 11 August Source of data: EKKA
This Document details the steps required for all partners and agencies to follow to review and add information on sector activities available for POCs and host community.
Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region
As of 31 July 2016, there were 237 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015).
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The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the WHO Director-General on 11 August 2016.
The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccinederived polioviruses (cVDPV).
kNOwVAWdata: Measuring the Prevalence of Violence against Women across Asia-Pacific
Bangkok – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a program that will help countries in the region to measure violence against women.
Bridgetown, Barbados, August 16th, 2016 – 32 participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and fire services, successfully completed four days of training in preparation for their role in providing relief and humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster. The annual training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) was held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) headquarters in Barbados from August 8th to 12th 2016.
Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.
This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.
Anna Heard and Annette N. Brown
The Italian Red Cross and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) joined forces this month to launch a search and rescue operation aboard the Responder in the Mediterranean Sea.
MOAS’s veteran rescuer John Hamilton explains his team works to save lives at sea.
How do you decide where the Responder will patrol?
Background paper: Challenges and recommendations on investigations of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers
Investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) pose repeated challenges to both organisations and investigators. The CHS Alliance aims to address this by focusing its 2016 Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) conference, 5-6 September 2016, Bangkok, on investigating allegations of SEA by aid workers.
Genève (CICR) – La vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli, a appelé les États du monde entier à mettre un terme à la fourniture d'armes et de munitions aux parties à des conflits armés qui violent le droit international humanitaire. S'exprimant à la deuxième Conférence des États parties au Traité sur le commerce des armes, à Genève, Mme Beerli a déploré « l'insuffisance des contrôles » sur les transferts d'armes classiques.
Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016
What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?
Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.
23 August 2016 – When he was 19, Mubin Shaikh, believed that “you could change the world overnight, and you could do it through violence.”
But the former-supporter of the Afghanistan-based Taliban extremist group, told UN Radio for its latest podcast, The Lid is On, that he realized a commitment to violence was a perversion of his religious faith that would be self-defeating, and he has some advice to young would-be terrorists today.
by Jazmin Burgess, Global Coordinator, Boots on the Ground, UNDP
Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are on the frontlines of climate change. With populations often heavily reliant on climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry to drive their economies, the impacts of climate change are amplified. One erratic storm or years of changing growing seasons can wipe out food and water supplies for years or decades.