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24 Mar 2017 description

Meet two London women supporting refugee and asylum-seeking women to build skills and confidence through floristry

“The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.”

So said Rose Schneiderman, a prominent trade union leader of the early 1900s.

That’s the motto of Bread and Roses, whose founders Sneh Jani and Olivia Head believe in helping refugee women to flourish through training and employment.

24 Mar 2017 description

UNHCR Special Envoy appeals for urgent action to stabilize Somalia, and create conditions that are conducive to safe and sustainable voluntary return

NAIROBI - It is a great honor to be part of this Special Session of the IGAD Ministerial Committee on Durable Solutions for Somali refugees.

I shall start by thanking the Government of Kenya for hosting this Summit under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss the future of Somalia, with a specific focus on refugees.

24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Above-average harvest reduces food insecurity levels across Sudan

• GoS implements revised humanitarian directives to facilitate relief operations

• Humanitarian actors report improved access in Jebel Marra region

• Relief agencies coordinate to support influx of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Mar 2017 description

« Faire de l’école un lieu de paix et de cohésion sociale, propice à de bonnes études », c’est autour de ce message que l’Association des Elèves du Lycée Moderne de Bossangoa a organisé une journée culturelle au sein de l’établissement, le jeudi 23 mars 2017. Une initiative mise en œuvre avec la collaboration du Bureau de la Communication l’Information publique de la MINUSCA. A l’intention des petits participants ont été développés divers modules, relatifs à la culture de la paix et la cohésion sociale.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Global Communities

The USAID Promoting Resiliency through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program, implemented by Global Communities and Catholic Relief Services, is bringing together communities and strengthening their capacity to drive their own development through harnessing their own resources and supporting the implemention projects that address priority needs.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde 14 enero al 17 de marzo del 2017, se han registrado precipitaciones pluviales de moderadas a fuerte intensidad en las provincias del Departamento de Lima, las cuales han ocasionado inundaciones, huaycos, desbordes y deslizamientos causando afectación a y a la vida y salud de las personas, viviendas, instituciones educativas, establecimientos de salud, áreas de cultivo y vías de comunicación.

24 Mar 2017 description

Mali: MSF warns about the use of humanitarian aid for political and military interests

The incursion of military and political actors in the humanitarian field is putting the provision of humanitarian aid at risk in Mali. This is the main conclusion of a report published this week by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which analyses the continuous and harmful instrumentalisation of humanitarian aid in the country.

24 Mar 2017 description

GENEVA (24 March 2017) – Two years and more than 13,000 civilian casualties later, the conflict in Yemen continues to rage, with an intensification in hostilities over the past three months that has exacerbated the entirely man-made catastrophe, with children starving and refugees and fishermen bombed, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said today.

24 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING

24 March 2017

Council Adopts 13 Resolutions, Extends Mandates on Iran, Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, South Sudan, Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Torture and Migrants

24 Mar 2017 description

Since December 2016 more than 600 Burundian young women and men wearing t-shirts printed with the message “I commit to peace for my country” have been busy rehabilitating roads, and cleaning and constructing drainage systems in parts of the capital city Bujumbura to help build stronger community ties as a way to reinforce peace.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Perú, 24 de Marzo 2017
Fuente: Radio Programas del Perú

El Gobierno de Panamá confirmó el envío de ayuda de un cargamento de ayuda humanitaria a los afectados por las lluvias e inundaciones en nuestro país que hasta el momento han dejado 85 muertos y 111.283 damnificados.

La Cancillería panameña informó a través de su embajada en Perú el envío de la ayuda humanitaria, para enfrentar la situación de emergencia en la que se encuentran más de la mitad de distritos a nivel nacional.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Perú, 24 de Marzo 2017
Fuente: Radio Programas del Peru

A 17 se elevó el número de personas fallecidas y cuatro desaparecidas a causa de las intensas lluvias que se registran en la región de Arequipa; de acuerdo al nuevo reporte del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Regional (COER).

La última víctima se reportó en el distrito de Lomas, provincia de Caravelí, donde un poblador fue arrastrado por el río del lugar ante el incremento del caudal por las lluvias en las zonas altas.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

08:06. Chimbote, mar. 24. Superan las 20 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria que han llegado hasta Chimbote, en la provincia ancashina del Santa, y que se han distribuido para atender a los centros poblados y anexos afectados por los desbordes y lluvias intensas.

Así lo informó la alcaldesa de la provincia del Santa, Victoria Espinoza García, quien puntualizó que esta cantidad de ayuda, consistente en alimentos, frazadas, colchones y otros; fueron enviados por el Estado y también hay aporte de las empresas privadas.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• Depletion of water sources and lack of sanitation facilities have led to a sharp increase in cases of AWD/cholera in 12 of 18 regions, in particular in Bay and Bakool regions. Case fatality rates at 2.3 per cent are of serious concern.

24 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

INTRODUCTION

ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.

24 Mar 2017 description

Trinidad, 24 mar (ABI).- El gobernador del Beni, Alex Ferrier, entregó el viernes un paquete de medicamentos otorgado por el Ministerio de Salud para 1.200 familias damnificadas por la crecida de ríos en el municipio de San Ignacio de Moxos, de ese departamento.

"Se tiene los medicamentos propios para este tipo de emergencia como son los antibióticos, antimicóticos, antifúngicos para el tema de hongos y bacterias", informó.

24 Mar 2017 description

Military operations to fully retake Mosul are advancing further into the city’s densely-populated western neighborhoods, triggering a sharp increase in the rate of displacement towards emergency camps and sites primarily in southern and eastern Ninewa Governorate.

With new arrivals of civilians fleeing violence in Mosul, the Qayyarah Airstrip Emergency Site now hosts nearly 50,000 people in over 9,800 tents – making it one of the largest camps sheltering displaced Iraqis fleeing the months-long conflict.