Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of USD 20 million from the Government of the United States of America for emergency food assistance for some 550,000 returnees and displaced people in Afghanistan. This emergency operation has already been running for five months and WFP has reached 200,000 people so far.
MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €700,000 contribution from the Government of Spain to support the health and nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding women in warn-torn Syria
WFP will use the Spanish contribution to improve women’s access to fresh food items in order to improve their diet. The funds will allow WFP to provide to selected women around 22,000 cash transfers, each with a monthly instalment of US$32.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides visited Belgrade, Serbia, on the 21st and 22nd January to discuss EU humanitarian support for refugees in the country. He visited a reception centre in the Belgrade area and met with EU humanitarian partners that are working to deliver aid this winter. The Commissioner held meetings both with Prime Minister Vučić and Aleksandar Vulin, Minister for Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy.
BRUSSELS, 23 January 2017 - World Vision is among 28 aid agencies urging donor countries to redouble their efforts to support refugees fleeing Syria, one year after pledges were made at a major summit in London. The call comes as a conference gets under way on Tuesday, 24th January in Helsinki to discuss long-term solutions to the Syria Crisis. The event, entitled ‘Supporting Syrians and the Region’, aims to present the objectives, contents and achievements of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).
Rohingya refugees continue to arrive at Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar, though the situation is stabilising. Verifications of the reported numbers in makeshift settlements are ongoing. The humanitarian community has access for discrete emergency assistance only, but more sustainable solutions are to be found by the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh.
23/01/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Colombo Branch today took steps to distribute cash grants to flood affected people (2016) within the Homagama Divisional Secretariat area. These cash grants are aimed at providing livelihood support to these people. SLRCS has provided these cash grants with the support from Oxfam Sri Lanka. 15,000 rupees were provided to 200 families in the initial stage.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 23 January 2017 – The Government of the Netherlands has granted USD 2.17 million to the Mekong River Commission in support of its MRC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 including the Flood Management and Mitigation Initial Studies.
UNHCR STEPS UP WINTER ASSISTANCE AS SNOW STORMS HIT SEVERAL PARTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Fuente: La Prensa
Se espera que en el primer paquete Honduras reciba unos $105 millones de los $750 aprobados. Usaid ya dispone de los recursos para emprender diversos proyectos en el país.
Antes de entregar el mando, la administración de Barack Obama comunicó oficialmente al Gobierno de Honduras que ya están disponibles los primeros desembolsos del Plan de la Alianza para la Prosperidad del Triángulo Norte, los cuales corresponden al ejercicio fiscal 2016, informó ayer a LA PRENSA una fuente del Poder Ejecutivo.
19 Jan 2017 Écrit par Niakaling SISSOKO
L’Ambassadeur du Canada au Mali a remis ce matin 19 janvier 2017 les clés de 25 ambulances médicalisées au représentant du Ministre de la santé et de l’Hygiène Publique. La cérémonie a eu lieu au Ministère de la santé et de l’Hygiène Publique en présence de plusieurs personnalités.
A ceremony to hand over aids and two schools donated by the Government of Indonesia to two communities in Maungtaw and Buthidaung in Rakhine State will be held in Sittway today.
The two schools, PKPU, an Indonesian NGO, had them built and aids will be handed over to Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi on behalf of the Indonesian Government.
Earlier today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted a ceremony at the Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture in Beirut to honour 112 young Palestine refugee graduates and awardees of university scholarships funded by the European Union (EU) in Lebanon.
For the first time since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Turkey, there are more Syrian children in school than out – as of November, over 490,000 Syrian children are currently enrolled in formal education, a 50% increase in enrolment since the end of the previous school year in June 2016.
Over 100 Temporary Education Centres (TECs) were upgraded or provided with essential furniture in December, bringing the total number of TECs supported in 2016 with this intervention to 259.
The past year was a turning point in the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children. Moreover, in 2016 the number of unaccompanied and separated children crossing the Central Mediterranean doubled compared to the previous year.
The situation in East Jerusalem remains tense. Child protection concerns continue as a result. During the fourth quarter, 220 arrests of children in East Jerusalem were documented by Wadi Hilweh Centre. UNICEF reached 195 children in conflict with the law (88.6 per cent of those identified) with legal support through the Wadi Hilweh Centre. Protection of civilians continues to be a main humanitarian concern.
According to UNOCHA, from 13-26 December, Israeli forces injured 72 Palestinians, including at least eight children.
The IR-EMOP 201021 has been finalized on 22 December, 2016.
The Country Office has presented a proposal to the Government of Korea in the framework of Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Preparedness, for 2018-2020.
WFP has finalized all activities under IR-EMOP 201021. Post Distribution Monitoring has been carried out.
A Lead Convener for the national strategic review which will inform the Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022) has been officially identified upon endorsement by the Government.
Registration of people to assist
275,095 people affected
3 districts affected
213,276 post Burundian influx
275,095 people in need of food assistance
Italy has contributed Euro 200,000 to WFP’s refugee operation in response to WFP’s funding appeal.
Refugees continue to arrive into Tanzania at the rate of over 10,000 a month.