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RESUMEN DE LA CRISIS
El fenómeno del Niño Costero, desencadenado por el aumento de temperatura de la superficie del mar, ha sido la causa de lluvias constantes en el Perú en febrero y marzo, lo que ha llevado el Gobierno a declarar una emergencia nacional el 30 de marzo. Más de un millón de personas han sido afectadas por las lluvias. Según los pronósticos oficiales, estas continuarán hasta el mes de mayo con una magnitud moderada.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
The El Niño coastal phenomenon, triggered by the increase in sea surface temperature, has caused continuous rainfall in Peru in February and March and has led to the Government declaring a national emergency on 30 March. Over one million people have been affected. According to official forecasts, moderate rains will continue through May.
**The investigation relates to the use of funds intended to help people in the northeast where 4.7 million need rations to survive*:
ABUJA, April 19 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the country.
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UNICEF pone a disposición de los gestores públicos y personas interesadas un síntesis de las principales medidas financieras para el desarrollo de intervenciones en las zonas declaradas en emergencia por la ocurrencia de lluvias y peligros asociados. Al 3 de abril de 2017, el Estado Peruano ha declarado en emergencia 871 distritos de 12 departamentos y de la Provincia Constitucional de Callaro, y ha establecido medidas financieras para atender esta situación, a través de la publicación de tres Decretos de Urgencia.
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 179,493.15
Balance Requested: US$ 179,493.15
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 2,670,638 Swiss francs (increased from 690,325 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in assisting 136,666 people (an increase from 30,000 people) for 12 months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and National Society capacity building. It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population and number of activities to be implemented.
Every day, WFP and its partners work to achieve the vision of a zero hunger world. In full alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), achieving this vision by 2030 will require not just WFP but the world to make nutritious food accessible and available all year round, to eliminate stunting; increase rural economic opportunity; prevent food waste; and promote sustainable agricultural development.
11/04/2017 - Development aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 8.9% from 2015 after adjusting for exchange rates and inflation. A rise in aid spent on refugees in donor countries boosted the total – but even stripping out refugee costs aid rose 7.1%, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
New figures confirm that the European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016.
More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$5.6 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.4 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.
Drought Response in Kenya 2017 - (KEN 171)
Appeal Target: US$ 4,684,059
Balance Requested: US$ 4,541,733
II. OPERATIONAL CONTEXT
- THE CRISIS:
Kenya is facing a drought emergency confirmed by early warning information sources. Food and water scarcity has reached levels of concern and this scarcity is predicted to intensify into early 2017. Immediate causes of drought in Kenya include a late onset of 2016 short rains, which were also brief and weak.
US$ 38.3 million
Required to support 320,000 people in the North Coast (Ancash, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Piura and Tumbes.).
This document was prepared by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs with support of partners and the national government. It covers the period from April to October 2017.
Requerido para asistir a una población de 320,000 personas en la Costa Norte (Ancash, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Piura y Tumbes).
Este documento fue elaborado por la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios con el apoyo de los socios y el gobierno nacional. Cubre el periodo comprendido entre abril y octubre de 2017.
United Nations Coordinated Appeals
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This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 4,740,589 Swiss francs (increased from 3,997,679 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 50,000 people affected by the floods in northern Peru over 12 months.
By Alex Marriage
State Secretary Laila Bokhari's address at the side-event: «How to apply the Grand Bargain commitments to support Syrians» in Brussels 4 April.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me begin by thanking the ECHO for hosting this timely side event.
In order to improve delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrian crisis response, it is important to discuss how donors, humanitarian aid organizations and UN agencies can better coordinate and streamline our efforts.
This allocation paper is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF) Advisory Board and clusters, to define the priorities and modalities of the first 2017 Standard Allocation.
A total amount of USD 45 million is available for this allocation.