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24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Italy

"Responding to the appeal made by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, we have arranged, through Italian Cooperation, a package of humanitarian aid worth 10 million euros in response to the very serious food crisis that is endangering the survival of 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, including 1.4 million children under 5 with acute malnutrition problems".

24 Mar 2017 description

Bern, 24.03.2017 - What contribution is Switzerland making to prevent a whole generation from being lost to humanitarian crises? What is it doing to create new prospects for the more than 30 million children and young people worldwide who are currently refugees? These questions were the focus of the Annual Conference of Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) held at the Kursaal in Bern.

24 Mar 2017 description

By More Matshediso

Pretoria – The introduction of Delamanid, a Japanese manufactured drug, has ushered in new hope in the fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in South Africa.

Delamanid, manufactured by pharmaceutical company, Otsuka, will initially be made available to 400 patients in South Africa as part of a clinical access research project.

24 Mar 2017 description

A two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main Yemeni cargo ports of Hodeidah and Salif on the Red Sea

  • Dubai market one of Yemen's few lifelines

  • Import-dependent nation on brink of famine

  • Wooden dhows ply centuries-old trade route

  • Shipping graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2mzwp4z

By Maha El Dahan and Michael Georgy

24 Mar 2017 description

Rescuers managed to save seven people from the stricken vessel and the coast guard was searching for any other survivors

By Tuvan Gumrukcu

ANKARA, March 24 (Reuters) - Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

24 Mar 2017 description

Families streamed out of the Iraqi city in an ongoing exodus of people fleeing in their thousands each day, headed for cold, crowded camps or to stay with relatives

By Angus MacSwan and Patrick Markey

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq, March 24 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.

24 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 23 March 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud seeding operation is set to take place in the near future to save the remaining plants in the area.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 29 de diciembre 2016 al 14 de marzo de 2017, se registraron lluvias de moderada a fuerte intensidad generando, inundaciones, huaycos y deslizamientos ocasionando afectación en viviendas, áreas de cultivos y vías de comunicación en diversos distritos de las provincias de Cajamarca.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 31 de enero al 14 de marzo de 2017, se vienen registrando fuertes precipitaciones pluviales ocasionando inundaciones, huaycos, deslizamientos y desbordes que vienen afectando viviendas, vías de comunicación, instituciones educativas, locales públicos y áreas de cultivo en las provincias de Lambayeque.

24 Mar 2017 description

Este informe fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información de la Defensoría, y organizaciones del Comité Interinstitucional Humanitario Buenaventura-ELC Valle del Cauca

Flash Update No. 1: Desplazamiento masivo comunidades indígenas del resguardo Chagpien Tordó,
Litoral de San Juan (Chocó)

24 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 mars 2017 – La Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a ordonné vendredi des réparations individuelles et collectives en faveur des victimes des crimes commis par le chef de milice Germain Katanga le 24 février 2003 lors d'une attaque lancée contre le village de Bogoro dans le district de l'Ituri, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haute Kotto and Ouaka Prefectures remain areas of tension in need of assistance from the humanitarian community

  • Insecurity is hindering humanitarian action. By the end of February, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has only received 5% of the expected resources required for 2017. However, the humanitarian community remains ready to assist the areas of tension in spite of the humanitarian action's chronic under funding.

KEY NUMBERS

# displaced persons 402,240

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

El 22 de marzo de 2017, a las 08:00 horas aproximadamente, a consecuencia de intensas precipitaciones pluviales registradas en la zona se activó las quebradas de Cabo Blanco y Fernández que produjo una inundación que afectó viviendas, instituciones públicas y áreas de cultivo en el Distrito de Mancora.

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.