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03 Aug 2015 description

After more than three hours of weaving courageously across the unforgiving waves of the open sea, three banana boats land on the beautiful shores of Fenualoa Island, where 531 people of the Tuwo Community call home. Stepping onto the beach, we are greeted with flower, songs, and coconut bread – an incredibly warm island community welcome.

28 Jul 2015 description
  • El 29 de abril, fuertes lluvias en el municipio de Sayaxché provocaron el desborde de las lagunas de oxidación de una de las empresas productoras de aceite de palma africana y la muerte masiva de peces.

  • El Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) y el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) tomaron muestras de agua; estas fueron enviadas al Laboratorio Nacional de Salud (LNS).

28 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT AND FOOD SECURITY:
    Authorities activated the emergency mechanisms in Dominican Republic, while in Haiti authorities are concerned about a worsening of health issues due to lack of water.

  • FLOODS: River San Miguel in Colombia overflowed affecting about 8,000 people.
    Authorities are responding to the emergency by delivering foods and toiletry kits.

  • COLD WEATHER: In Bolivia about 9,330 families, 4,306 hectares of crops, 6,868 cattle and 207 houses are affected in 26 municipalities, in 6 departments

28 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • SEQUÍA e INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: Autoridades activaron mecanismos de emergencia en República Dominicana, mientras en Haití las autoridades muestran preocupación porque la situación de salud puede agravar debido a la falta de agua.

  • INUNDACIONES: El desbordamiento del Río San Miguel en Colombia, afectó a cerca de 8,000 personas. Las autoridades responden a la emergencia a través de la entrega de alimentos y kits de aseo.

20 Jul 2015 description

While we must continue to provide assistance to countries in crisis, fragile states and the world’s poorest, development assistance must be more than a tool to merely alleviate the effects of poverty. It must also be a tool to spur transformation. Since 2010, the United States has sharpened the focus of our global development investments to achieve sustainable development outcomes, leverage increased private capital flows, diversify the range of private sector and nongovernmental partners with whom we work, and invested in game-changing innovations.

16 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

13 juillet 2015 – A l'ouverture de la troisième Conférence internationale sur le financement du développement à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a salué lundi l'avènement d'une ère nouvelle de coopération, dont la première étape sera l'adoption dans la capitale éthiopienne d'un programme de financement capable de soutenir le développement durable et l'action climatique.

16 Jul 2015 description

Situación general

Desde 2009, las comunidades que se abastecen de los ríos Caunapí, Rosario y Mira han reportado afectaciones debido a la contaminación causada por ataques contra la infraestructura petrolera y la instalación de refinerías/válvulas ilegales en el Oleoducto Trasandino.

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

  • The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

  • At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.

Areas of Origin

  • The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

Cultural Background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

14 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: Las lluvias que han afectado a Venezuela en las últimas semanas han afectado a unas 45,000 personas. Las autoridades, junto a las organizaciones humanitarias están respondiendo a la emergencia. Mientras en Costa Rica, el número de personas en albergues se redujo a la mitad.

  • EMERGENCIA MEDIO AMBIENTAL: Se estima que unas 6,000 personas están directamente afectadas por la contaminación con pesticidas ocurrida en el Río La Pasión de Guatemala.

14 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • FLOODS AND RAINS: The rains registered in Venezuela in the last weeks have affected more than 45,000 people.
    Authorities, together with humanitarian organizations, are responding to the emergency. In Costa Rica, the number of people in shelters has halved.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: About 6,000 people are directly affected by the pesticide contamination of the La Pasion River in Guatemala.

08 Jul 2015 description
report United Nations

Les données et les analyses figurant dans le Rapport 2015 sur les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement montrent que même les pays les plus pauvres peuvent réaliser des progrès spectaculaires et sans précédent grâce à des actions ciblées, des stratégies adaptées, des ressources adéquates et une volonté politique forte. Des progrès remarquables ont été faits en vue de réaliser les OMD. La pauvreté dans le monde continue de reculer. Les enfants sont plus nombreux que jamais à être scolarisés dans l’enseignement primaire.

08 Jul 2015 description
report United Nations

Panorama general

A comienzos del nuevo milenio, los líderes mundiales se reunieron en las Naciones Unidas para dar forma a una visión amplia con el fin de combatir la pobreza en sus múltiples dimensiones. Esa visión, que fue traducida en ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), continuó siendo el marco de desarrollo predominante para el mundo en el curso de los últimos 15 años.

07 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • EMERGENCIAL AMBIENTAL: En respuesta a la emergencia por la contaminación del Río la Pasión en Guatemala, se realiza una misión liderada por cuatro expertos en medio ambiente.

  • LLUVIAS: En Venezuela, autoridades declararon estado de emergencia en el estado de Apure. De acuerdo a los medios, alrededor de 41,105 personas están afectadas por el desbordamiento de los ríos Arauca y Sarare. En Colombia más de 5,000 personas afectadas por las fuertes lluvias.

07 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: In response to the emergency caused by the contamination of River La Pasion, four environmental experts are carrying out a mission in Guatemala.

  • RAINS: In Venezuela authorities declared state of emergency in the state of Apure. According to the media, about 41,105 people affected by the over flooding of Rivers Arauca and Sarare. In Colombia more than 5,000 are affected by the heavy rains.

06 Jul 2015 description
report United Nations
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MDG success springboard for new sustainable development agenda: UN report

New York, 6 July 2015—The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

05 Jul 2015 description

The Public Health Department is coordinating with local and international multi-sectoral agencies, to address concerns at the post- Hurricane Ivan temporary hurricane debris storage and processing site, Block 55 Parcel 57, in Frank Sound.

01 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 15 June 2015 - On 15 June 2015, UNEP was part of the launch ceremony of the “Keep Juba Clean” campaign. The campaign, which is a month long event, is part of the preparations for celebration of 4th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on 9th July 2015. First organized by UNEP in 2009, Keep Juba Clean campaigns help to raise awareness of sound waste management practices. These campaigns are well aligned with UNEP’s waste management programme for South Sudan.