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23 Feb 2017 description

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The warning from Oxfam and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) comes as the UN, governments and donors meet in Oslo, Norway to pledge funds to tackle the crisis that wracks an area known as the Lake Chad Basin. The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to meet the emergency needs in 2017. Last year’s appeal was only 52 per cent funded.

22 Feb 2017 description

FOR MAMAN GENEVIÈVE...

and thousands of smallholder producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kwilu Province, the magic of cassava means new opportunities. By adopting improved planting, cultivation and processing techniques for her cassava crops, Maman Geneviève is making more money, creating better opportunities for her family, and finding a sustainable path to adapt to the wide-scale impacts of climate change.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12729

Security Council
7888th Meeting (PM)

Genuine political commitment to peace in Syria would be needed if 2017 was to offer any prospect other than the death and destruction of the past six years, the head of United Nations humanitarian affairs told the Security Council today.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to the Ministry of National Education, in January 499,843 refugee children (252,735 girls, 247,108 boys) were enrolled in temporary education centres and public schools across the country.

  • Almost 1,400 refugees and migrants made the dangerous sea journey to Greece in January – the lowest numbers seen since the UN and Turkish authorities began reporting on the crisis in 2015.

22 Feb 2017 description

The Rio del Loro River damaged houses, supplies, crops and livestock, leaving more than 1,800 families affected. They are being relocated to temporary shelters. A main road is completely blocked by the overflow of rivers and other debris, preventing the complete passage of vehicles towards the south of the department. Four municipalities that have been affected by the avalanches are: Algeciras, Campolegre, Rivera and Neiva. (M: CARACOL)

22 Feb 2017 description

430 schools sustain damages due to rains and landslides: 430 education institutions around the country sustained serious damage as a result of rains and landslides. The damaged schools are mostly in the regions of Piura, Lambayeque, Ica and Lima. Motor water pumps and other equipment have been deployed to support the health sector response. (M: ANDINA)

22 Feb 2017 description

More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

MAROUA, Cameroon – "My village was attacked by Boko Haram,” Sylvie Tokofi, 18, told UNFPA in Maroua, capital of the Far North Region of Cameroon. “They killed my uncle and all the men.”

After that, her village was no longer safe. “My mother, my six brothers and sisters, and I fled to the mountain," Sylvie explained. Her education was discontinued, and life in displacement cast a shadow over her future.

That was nearly three years ago.

22 Feb 2017 description

14 February 2017, Juba, South Sudan - Despite the ongoing complex humanitarian crises in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and partners are responding to the latest cholera outbreak in the former Jonglei and Lakes States. The outbreak of cholera was first detected in June 2016 and since then 5 006 cholera cases and 99 deaths (CFR 1.98%) have been reported from 12 Counties in nine states countrywide.

22 Feb 2017 description

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo was today inaugurated as the ninth president of Somalia in a colourful ceremony attended by over 1,200 people including two neighbouring presidents, a prime minister and more than 100 diplomats.

Farmaajo, who was elected on February 8, promised to restore Somalia’s dignity and bring peace and reconciliation to the country.

In a speech punctuated by cheers and clapping, the new president also promised to tackle widespread insecurity, corruption, poverty and the looming humanitarian crisis that is devastating the country.

22 Feb 2017 description

UNSOM welcomes the following joint declaration from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in response to the current drought:

MOGADISHU DECLARATION ON REGIONAL COOPERATION ON THE CURRENT DROUGHT

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

22 February 2017 – A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, the UN agency said in a news release.

“With this gift from the Japanese people, we will strengthen the axes of the fight againstcholera in the protection of the Haitian population, especially children,” said Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti, welcoming the contribution.

22 Feb 2017 description

The Members of the International Support Group (ISG) reaffirm their commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon. The current political momentum has re-activated Lebanon's institutions of state.

The ISG Members encourage all parties to arrive at an early compromise, which would present an appropriate electoral framework for Lebanon. The timely conduct of peaceful and transparent parliamentary elections are an important step to preserve Lebanon’s democratic tradition, and to meet the aspirations of the Lebanese people.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ENFANT SOLDAT- Aimé nous livre son témoignage. Aujourd’hui adulte et réinséré, Aimé est un ancien enfant soldat. Il a reconstruit sa vie, bravé les défis. Un entretien émouvant, qui rappelle l’urgence de s’engager pour qu’aucun enfant ne soit plus enrôlé dans les forces et groupes armés. Le signe aussi de l’importance d’investir dans la réinsertion. « Je n’aime pas parler de mon histoire parce qu’elle est tragique, j’ai perdu mon père à cause de ça. Mais j’espère qu’un message important passera. » Laissons ses mots parler.

22 Feb 2017 description

La MINUSCA a réitéré mercredi son appel à la coalition du FPRC et à l’UPC pour mettre fin aux hostilités dans les préfectures de la Ouaka et la Haute Kotto, moins de 24 heures après avoir obtenu le départ du leader de l’UPC, Ali Darassa, de la ville de Bambari pour prévenir une guerre qui aurait des conséquences graves pour la population civile. La Mission dénonce par ailleurs les attaques contre les Casques bleus par des éléments de la coalition du FPRC et qui ont causé quatre blessés parmi les soldats de la paix.

22 Feb 2017 description

More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months.

With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries over the coming months, the United Nations and its partners will continue to scale up humanitarian operations.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 30 de enero del 2017, se vienen registrando precipitaciones pluviales de moderadas a fuerte intensidad en las provincias de la región Piura, las cuales han ocasionado Inundaciones, huaycos, ocasionando daños a viviendas, instituciones educativas, establecimientos de salud, áreas de cultivo y vías de comunicación, en las provincias de Piura, Talara, Paita, Huancabamba, Morropón, Ayabaca y Sullana.

22 Feb 2017 description

Published under: Solberg's Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Press release | Date: 2017-02-22

22 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 31 de enero de 2017, a las 20:00 horas aproximadamente, se registró una intensa precipitación de larga duración (14 horas), produciéndose afectación por inundación en varias localidades de los distritos de Pacora, Jayanca, Illimo, Mochumi, Cayalti y Túcume.