Más de dos mil familias afectadas por la sequía que asoló la región centroamericana en 2015, serán beneficiadas con el proyecto “Respuesta a la crisis Alimentaria por el fenómeno del Niño y la Niña”.
Esta iniciativa es un esfuerzo de la Alianza ACT, que a través de sus foros en Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras, beneficiará a 2,626 familias de los citados países, para paliar las pérdidas provocadas por las pocas lluvias o falta de esta en los territorios.
1,046,600. That’s the number of refugees who applied for asylum in the European Union last year. A crisis for some. A tip of the iceberg for others – compared to the 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution, including 21 million outside their home countries. For sure, Europe is no longer impermeable to migratory pressures and it highlights all the more that displacement is a global phenomenon, which has to be tackled globally, with a global sharing of responsibilities in solidarity.
Emergency: Earthquake in North-West Tanzania
Date of Emergency: 10 September 2016
ACT Requesting Member(s): Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) and Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (TCRS)
I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
A severe earthquake with magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the North-West Tanzania on the 10th of September 2016 at 15:27 local time. The epicentre was located in close proximity to the border town of Nsunga on the Lake Victoria and nearby Bukoba municipality, a major town and the regional centre for the Kagera region. Less than 72 hours from the quake, 17 persons were reported dead and 170 hospitalized.
Geneva, 09 September 2016
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact