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27 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Population of UNMISS PoC site in Bentiu town, Unity State, decreases by nearly 15 percent in recent months.

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches approximately 1.5 million people with food and nutrition support in April.

Key Developments

27 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From 14-20 May, Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall due to atmospheric disturbances and the formation of Tropical Cyclone Roanu. On 15-16 May, some parts of the country received the highest rainfall for the season.

27 May 2016 description

El ministro de Agroindustria, Ricardo Buryaile, anunció la puesta en marcha de nuevas líneas de créditos por un total de $5.000 millones para productores afectados por las inundaciones que tendrán una tasa bonificada del 5% en los primeros $500.000 del préstamo.

Los créditos serán canalizados a través de la banca pública y privada.

27 May 2016 description

• Entrega Manuel Velasco recursos a productores de sorgo y ganaderos de Cintalapa • Son apoyos del Seguro Agrícola y Pecuario Catastrófico por un monto de 833 mil pesos

Cintalapa, Chiapas.- En una gira de trabajo por el municipio de Cintalapa, el gobernador Manuel Velasco Coello entregó 350 cheques de Seguro Agrícola Catastrófico a productores que fueron afectados por la sequía, para que puedan reactivar 220 hectáreas de cultivos.

27 May 2016 description

Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) desplazó a Ecuador cuatro equipos tras el terremoto de magnitud 7,8 que el pasado 16 de abril sacudió el país. Durante un mes, estos equipos trabajaron en las zonas más damnificadas de las provincias de Manabí y Esmeraldas, centrando sus esfuerzos en brindar apoyo en salud mental, realizando actividades psicosociales y distribuyendo kits de medicamentos, refugio, artículos de cocina y de higiene.

27 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The ongoing El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of two million people, including 520,000 children and a million women with shortage of water and food and now in need of humanitarian assistance in 18 most affected provinces. Reduced access to drinking water and water for other domestic uses exacerbated the prevalence of malnutrition and communicable diseases.

27 May 2016 description

5/27/2016

Tzu Chi's Cash For Relief program in Ecuador is helping Ecuadorians get their lives back on track following the recent earthquakes. Currently, the priority for the people of Canoa is not just rebuilding their own homes, but also working to revive business in the city.

27 May 2016 description

La Paz, 27 may (ABI).- El jefe de la Unidad de Contingencia Rural del Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras, Benito Mariscal, informó el viernes que el Gobierno destinó más de 8,1 millones de bolivianos para atender a las familias productoras que fueron afectadas por los desastres naturales, recursos que serán ejecutados en dos fases.

27 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | vendredi 27/05/2016 - 20:04 GMT

Une trentaine de personnes au moins ont été blessées vendredi dans des heurts entre étudiants et policiers sur un campus de Kinshasa, au lendemain d'une manifestation d'opposition contre le président congolais Joseph Kabila en République démocratique du Congo.

27 May 2016 description

CONTEXT

In the month of March 2016, 27,000 people made the journey across the Mediterranean to Greece bringing the total of arrivals in the first three months of the year to 151,400. In 2015, there were 856,000 sea arrivals. UNHCR iniKated a data collecKon and analysis exercise with support from the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) in order to beSer inform the wider community on the profile of refugees arriving to Greece, and improve immediate response and longer term planning.

27 May 2016 description

On 27 May an SMM foot patrol comprised of ten members (including a paramedic) was near “DPR”-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk) to follow up on a reported incident involving a “DPR” member injured by sniper fire. The SMM was accompanied by the Russian Federation Armed Forces Major General at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) and seven armed “DPR” members.

27 May 2016 description

At 09:28, the SMM lost all communication with its long-range unmanned aerial vehicle flying over “DPR”-controlled Ozerianivka (35km north-east of Donetsk), on the south-western outskirts of “DPR”-controlled Horlivka (39km north-east of Donetsk). Emergency procedures were activated but the UAV did not respond. Shortly before communications were lost, the UAV had spotted a multi-purpose tracked vehicle (MTLB) with a surface-to-air missile system (9K35 Strela-10, 120mm) mounted on top.

27 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 May 2016 – Addressing world leaders at an event on the side lines of the G-7 meeting currently under way in Nagoya, Japan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the gathering to remain focused on key UN and global priorities: climate change; humanitarian action, refugees and migrants; global health; and the Sustainable Development Goals.

27 May 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Ravina Shamdasani
Location:  Geneva
Date: 27 May 2016 
Subject:   The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 

We are disturbed by the severe financial crisis that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is facing. Should the Commission not receive the necessary funds in the coming weeks, the capacity of the regional human rights system to respond to victims of rights violations across the Americas may be seriously diminished.

27 May 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Strasbourg, 27.05.2016 – A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), chaired by its President Pedro Agramunt, will be travelling to Greece on 30 and 31 May to visit several refugee camps in Athens and on the island of Lesvos.

The aim is to allow members of the Assembly to better understand the challenges facing Greece, and to assess the situation of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in the country, as well as the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement of 18 March 2016.