Anse-à-Pîtres, Haïti- June 20th 2017 -The International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened, in coordination with the Mayor of Anse-à-Pîtres and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, the first Border Resource Center (BRC). Three additional BRCs are in the process of being built at the remaining three official border sites (Malpasse, Belladère, and Ouanaminthe).
This week, the Secretariat of the WHO EMT Initiative led the classification of 2 additional EMTs, adding to the global number of self-sufficient teams ready to be deployed to health emergencies.
The German teams, Johanniter International Assistance and Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB), are the first nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to join the directory of classified teams. Johanniter International Assistance is the first mobile EMT to be classified globally.
The EMT directory has 11 classified teams so far, and over 70 organizations working towards classification.
23 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expresses deep thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence for his generous initiative to fund cholera response activities in Yemen.
King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Saudi Arabia, has announced a donation of US $66.7 million to UNICEF, WHO and their partners to contain the outbreak of cholera in Yemen, in response to their urgent call for much needed funds.
National CCCM Cluster
Completing a cornerstone activity of 2017, the Cluster brought together 18 partners from Healthlink, Internews, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), ACTED, UNHCR and IOM with Cluster experts for a CCCM Training of Trainers, which piloted new global CCCM training materials and focused on building skills and strategies to more fully engage displaced persons and local partners in CCCM.
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with increasing violence on the line of contact in Luhansk.
Protection concerns: MPs introduced new draft legislation regarding the status of the nongovernment controlled areas.
Assistance provided: In May, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 10,100 people
Update On Achievements
"Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”
Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to this afternoon’s event on “Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”.
Date of information: 22 June 2017
1. Situation update
WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.
PRESS RELEASE No. 20170622 / CODHO France
Paris (France), 22 June 2017. The Committee of Observers for Human Rights France (CODHO France) is concerned about the situation of current insecurity and serious alleged State crimes committed against Civilians in and around Kasai-central province since July 2016.
Malnutrition and paediatric treatment underway in Galkayo North
Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started treating patients again in the country. Teams are providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital, Galkayo North, in Somalia’s Puntland region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
The individual Refugee Status Determination (RSD) exercise for Burundian asylum-seekers in Tanzania is starting mid-June 2017 in Nduta Camp, Kibondo District
Overcrowding at Lusenda Camp in the DRC has resulted in 1,757 refugees waiting for transfer in transit centers, with 1,017 refugees residing outside host structures.
A total of 537 Burundian refugee arrivals have been registered in Rwanda in May. During the month, the average number of new arrivals was 17 individuals per day.
KASAI CRISIS: FUNDING TRICKLING IN, ACTORS RAMPING UP PRESENCE
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,594
Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,320
Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 60
Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 61
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017:1.040