La Corée du Sud va allouer une aide financière de 8,5 millions de dollars américains à la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en 2015, a annoncé mercredi 17 décembre le chargé d’affaires de l’ambassade sud-coréenne, au cours d’un dîner de presse organisé à Kinshasa. Ce fonds qui a déjà été décaissé par l’Agence coréenne au développement devra servir au développement du secteur agricole congolais.
In C.A.R., more than 1.5 million people remain food in-secure, and require immediate emergency food assis-tance across the country. Recent assessments have shown that the continued violence has taken a heavy toll on livestock and agricultural production, eroding the capacity of people to secure sufficient food.
After several delays due to insecurity, schools were offi-cially open as of 20 November. WFP’s school feeding activities target over 250,000 children for the academic year.
UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights
• UNICEF will support the continued functionality of and treatment of water in water systems nationwide estimated to reach 16.55 million people through supply of chlorine and repair of water supply systems.
• Polio immunization campaigns will continue nationwide, with 3 national campaigns planned in the first semester of 2015, with further campaigns to be conducted if needed.
UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights
• The WASH programme will continue the transition from first-phase emergency services to more sustainable, and costeffective systems, and reinforcing WASH services in areas impacted by refugee influx.
• Health programmes will increase access to health care for refugee and impacted host population, including strengthening routine immunization and campaigns especially for polio which continues to threaten the region.
En 2015, l’assistance humanitaire en République Centrafricaine cible 2 millions de personnes dans le besoin, en concentrant la réponse sur les urgences, la protection et le renforcement de la résilience.
Améliorer immédiatement les conditions de vie des nouvelles personnes déplacées, en leurs assurant la protection et en leur fournissant des biens et services sociaux de base.
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 11.2 million (US$17.7 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.
SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.
From the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the contribution will be channelled through the German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
22 December 2014
The continued displacement of Palestine refugees as a result of the armed conflict in Syria has deepened their vulnerability and weakened their resilience. For many, the loss of homes, livelihoods, family members and community support has caused profound trauma, while the onset of winter deepens humanitarian needs.
(MOGADISHU, 22 December 2014) The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, has announced today that the Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate US$30 million to jump start the response to the most critical humanitarian needs in 2015.
QUEZON CITY, 21 December (PIA) - The Korean Government will provide humanitarian assistance worth US$1 million to assist in the relief and initial recovery works and strengthening of disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity of the Philippines after Typhoon ‘Ruby’ (Hagupit) lashed parts of the country early this month.
The humanitarian assistance will be provided by the Korean Embassy in the Philippines. The assistance is a testament to the strong ties between Korea and the Philippines, and sincere expression of friendship and camaraderie to the Philippines.
During his visit to Jordan, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se visited the Zaatari refugee camp operated by the UNHCR -- the UN Refugee Agency -- on December 19 to offer encouragement to Syrian refugees and to relay the willingness of the government of the Republic of Korea to assist them.
During his visit to the camp, Minister Yun delivered some one million US dollars in humanitarian assistance. Out of the fund, 900,000 US dollars will be used to buy 300 caravans, -- container houses -- with the rest to be channeled into improving school facilities on the camp.
Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone
On December 21, 2014, Chinese chartered Boeing 747 cargo airplane carrying the equipment and materials for the China-aided fixed bio-safety lab arrived at Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo and Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Dr. Samura Kamara, Deputy Health Minister Mr. Foday Sawi received the airplane. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Awoko News, Concord Times and The Exclusive Newspaper covered the event.
Preparation of the new El Redis 2 and Debat Bosin sites is expected to be completed by the 25th of December, with basic services (reception space, shelters, water and latrines) being made available. The relocation is then scheduled to take place 26th and 31st December 2014.
The Khartoum relocation (from Shagara to Bantiu site) has been delayed this week due to delivery of substandard shelter poles. Replacement possibilities are currently being explored, and movement is expected to take place immediately following resolution of this issue.
WASHINGTON, December 18, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$170.2 million for women and adolescent girls to expand their access to reproductive, child and maternal health services in five countries in Africa’s Sahel region and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS).
The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has started his visit to West Africa in Ghana.
A warehouse with supplies for the EVD operation caught fire yesterday morning at the main humanitarian logistics base in Conakry, Guinea.
In Sierra Leone, WFP has started distributing food baskets to prevent households from going to local markets during the Western Area Surge.
Contact: Erik Gustafson 202.682-0208
December 19, 2014 – Washington, DC - A flight carrying more than five tons of emergency winter aid and 1,000 soccer balls left the United States today for delivery to extremely vulnerable children and families displaced by ISIS in Iraq.
La ayuda alimentaria es fundamental en la lucha contra el Ébola en África Occidental.
Esta operación es posible gracias a la base logística humanitaria que el PMA y la Cooperación Española mantienen en el puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y que facilita el envío de ayuda humanitaria al continente africano
El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) enviará, con la colaboración de la Cooperación Española, un buque con ayuda alimentaria a los países afectados por la epidemia de Ébola en África Occidental.
· Tensions are still high in the State of Palestine. A number of assaults were reported on both Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank and Israel, with noted increase in settler violence, incidents involving youth, and the violent death of Cabinet Member Mr. Ziad Abu Ein during a confrontation with IDF in a peaceful ceremony on Human Rights Day. A number of incidents were reported in Gaza including UXO explosions and fire opened on fishermen.