African Heads of State and Partners Mobilize around Plans for Universal Health Coverage to Achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
26 August 2016
Research released today on World Humanitarian Day shows that skilled Australian volunteers play a unique and important role in responding to overseas humanitarian crises.
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following years of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. On 9 December 2013, three days before a system-wide Level 3 emergency was declared, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved an initial US$9.8 million from CERF to support relief efforts in CAR. Since then, more than $120 million has been allocated to provide assistance in CAR and neighbouring countries affected by the crisis.
Canada announces comprehensive, coordinated approach to support Canadian interests and UN peace efforts
August 26, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Government of Canada is taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.
Le Canada annonce une approche globale et coordonnée pour soutenir les intérêts canadiens et les efforts de paix des Nations Unies
Le 26 août 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada
Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures concrètes pour prévenir les conflits à l’étranger et réagir à ceux-ci, ainsi que pour soutenir les opérations de paix des Nations Unies (ONU) afin de bâtir un monde plus paisible et plus prospère.
(Bangui, 26 August 2016): On 16 August, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, released US$9 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving assistance for the people affected by persisting violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). This brings CERF support to CAR and the neighboring countries since the beginning of the crisis in 2013 to $100 million.
On 22 August 2016, representatives from MAG and the German and United States embassies officially handed over a newly built armoury for the Special Anti-Terrorist Group (GSAT) to the national authorities in N’Djamena.
In coordination with the US Embassy, MAG conducted a technical assessment of GSAT facilities in December 2015. MAG and the national authorities then developed an intervention plan to improve the security and management of GSAT weapons and ammunition storage. The specific interventions were supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
(Bangui, 23 août 2016) : Le 16 août, le Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, Stephen O'Brien a alloué la somme de 9 millions de dollars américains, du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), pour soutenir des opérations d'assistance vitale en faveur des personnes affectées par la persistance de la violence, en République centrafricaine (RCA).
Humanitarian responders are delivering critical aid to all provinces in Libya.
Returnee figures are rising, with IDPs continuing to require urgent assistance.
The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, support to detention centres, migrants, and IDPs.
Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale back operations due to lack of funding.
Assistance reaches all provinces of Libya
Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.
The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.
Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.
WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.
Des années de violence causées par le groupe Boko Haram dans le bassin du Lac Tchad ont entraîné une aggravation de la crise humanitaire, forçant 1,4 million d’enfants à fuir et prenant au piège 1 million d’autres dans des zones difficiles à atteindre, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
UK works with Sierra Leone to provide education for girls forced to leave school during Ebola crisis.