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26 Nov 2014 description

Le Représentant Résident du PNUD en Centrafrique, M. Aurélien Agbenonci, accompagné du Directeur Pays, M. Aboubacar Koulibaly, a signé ce mercredi 25 novembre 2014, le document du "Projet d'Appui au Cycle Electoral en Centrafrique (PACEC)" en présence des représentants de l'Union Européenne, principal bailleur, de la France, de la MINUSCA.

Deux membres du gouvernement ont également apposé leur signature sur le document: Mme Florence Limbio, Ministre du Plan et de la Coopération Internationale et M. Walidou Chair Modibo de l'Administration du territoire.

26 Nov 2014 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region with 256,000 people, including nearly 194,000 new arrivals registered since 15 December 2013. The number of arrivals increased of late from 90 people per day to an average daily arrival rate of 100 people.

26 Nov 2014 description

AMMAN– The United States government has confirmed a contribution of an additional US$125 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed millions of Syrians in need. Confirmation of the funding has arrived at the start of winter, when the need for food and other assistance becomes more urgent than ever.

26 Nov 2014 description

L'épidémie de choléra en Haïti a touché un nombre inacceptable de personnes avec près de 712 330 cas suspects, et une estimation de 8 655 décès enregistrés par le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP), d’octobre 2010 au 31 octobre 2014. Du 1er janvier au 31 octobre 2014, 14 869 cas suspects et 132 décès ont été enregistrés par le MSPP.

26 Nov 2014 description

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has affected an unacceptable number of people with around 712,330 suspected cholera cases, and an estimated 8,655 cholera related deaths recorded by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) from October 2010 to 31 October 2014. From January to 31 October 2014, 14,869 suspected cases and 132 fatalities have been recorded by the MSPP.

26 Nov 2014 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $133-million program that will help countries in the Horn of Africa region break free from cycles of drought and famine.

This second AfDB Group Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program in the region will help Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan to increase the income of agro-pastoralists through improved livestock production and related services (animal production and health, rangeland management, marketing, etc.) and the development of irrigation schemes.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.

26 Nov 2014 description

A Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Il-76 plane carrying 26 tonnes of relief goods has taken off today from Ramenskoye airport for the city of Amman in Jordan.

Humanitarian aid is provided in line with the order of the Russian Government and the request of Palestinian authorities to supply medicines and medical equipment.

The shipment will be passed over to representatives of Palestinian embassy in Amman. There is ongoing cooperation with authorized Jordanian charity organizations to help timely deliver the aid to Palestine and distribute it among the local people.

26 Nov 2014 description
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LAKE STATES, South Sudan – The Goverment of Japan, based on its commitment to universal health and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, delivered an ambulance to health facilties to support emergency obstetric care services in Mingkaman, Lake States, where more than 100,000 internally displaced persons live.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.

  • An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.

26 Nov 2014 description

Addis Ababa November 26/2014 - The 210 health professionals, whom Ethiopia has pledged to send to Ebola-affected countries will be deployed to those countries within the coming two weeks, the Ministry of Health said.

In a press briefing held here yesterday, Public Health Emergency of Adviser to the Minister Dr. Marawi Argaw said the professionals have got adequate training that will enable them undertake their activities effectively.

The professionals will also receive additional training before they start their mission.

26 Nov 2014 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced nearly 969,000 people, including nearly 460,400 individuals to other areas in Ukraine.

  • Humanitarian agencies are scaling up winterization assistance, including distribution of cold weather shelter materials and emergency relief commodities.

  • To date, the U.S. Government (USG) has provided more than $15.3 million in humanitarian assistance to support conflict-affected populations.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- Humanitarianfunding shortfall jeopardizes aid to hundreds of thousands of Somalis in need.
- About 50,000 people have been affected by seasonal flooding while pockets of drought remain.
- Measles outbreak of great concern with over 9,000 suspected cases reported this year, doubling the number from 2013.