For Immediate Release
Friday, September 30, 2016
USAID Press Office
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The Italian Cooperation allocated 800,000 euros in emergency aid to WFP (World Food Programme) to support the extraordinary plan the organization launched. The WFP plan faces up to the very severe humanitarian situation generated by the return of an increasing number of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and by a growing number of the internally displaced moving to areas in the country where clashes between governmental forces and insurgents are at their highest.
Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.
The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.
Here are just a few of these stories.
Improving access to social services in Afghanistan
The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure humanitarian assistance and protection for the most vulnerable among the displaced from Syria and poorest Lebanese; 2) strengthen the capacity of national and local delivery systems to expand access to and quality of basic services; and 3) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability.
GENEVA, 30th September 2016 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates has pledged to continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Yemen, to the tune of US$1.2 billion, Abdullah Fadhil Al Nuaimi, from the UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, said today.
South Africa - IOM will today sign a cooperation agreement with the Royal Dutch Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, to provide funding worth EUR11.1 million for a four-year project dealing with sexual and reproductive health in migration-affected areas of southern Africa.
GENEVA, 28th September 2016 (WAM) The United Arab Emirates has provided US$ 175.6 million in humanitarian aid to Libya since the onset of the crisis there in 2011, Rima Ibrahim Al Manai, a member of the UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva said today.
On Friday, September 30, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, etc.) to the United Republic of Tanzania, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania following the damage caused by the earthquake in the country.
Jointly organized with the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, an earthquake simulation brought together key emergency response agencies, including government officials, NGOs and United Nations agencies in Sylhet on 30 August. The simulation exercise is designed to improve logistical readiness in order to reduce the impact of a future urban disaster.
The WFP emergency operation (EMOP 200990) provided assistance to 6,651 households affected by Cyclone Roanu, while continuing to provide technical support in scaling up the Government’s social safety net scheme, Divineguma, for future use in emergencies.
Due to funding shortages, a distribution in the supply of Super Cereal Plus will force a suspension in the treatment of children aged 6-59 months who suffer moderate acute malnutrition
Following a severe flooding in the northeastern region of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has resulted in the loss of at least 133 lives with nearly 400 or more still missing, displacement of over 100,000 people, and considerable damage to buildings and critical infrastructure, the Royal Thai Government has made an emergency donation of US$30,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its ongoing humanitarian operations in the …
Families returning to newly accessible areas face immense humanitarian challenges including food shortages, X malnutrition, lack of livelihoods, and limited access to water, sanitation and health services.
To improve coordination for effective delivery of humanitarian response the President of Nigeria has appointed an inter-ministerial task force led by State Minister of Budget and National planning.
WASHINGTON-September 27, 2016 – A $224 million Program will provide access to and enhance the quality of the Lebanese public education system. One hundred thousand additional Lebanese children and Syrian refugees between ages 3-18 will be enrolled over the lifetime of the Program.