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26 May 2016 description


El Niño is an abnormal weather pattern caused when warm water from the western Pacific Ocean flows eastward. It results from variations in ocean temperatures in the Pacific around the equator and occurs on average every two to seven years. Cambodia is currently experiencing the effects of an El Niño event, which includes significantly less rainfall patterns, warmer weather and delayed or shorter monsoon rains. The 2015-16 El Niño is projected to be the worst on record in recent years, or of a similar scale to that of 1997-98.

25 May 2016 description

El Municipio de Quibdó, desde el Hospital Ismael Roldán, se prepara técnica y humanamente para atender a la población vulnerable que requiera los servicios de rehabilitación integral.

25 May 2016 description


The Borno PSWG Rapid Protection Assessment Report compiles information from both data collection in IDP sites around Maiduguri (Part I) as well as in recently liberated satellite camps of Damboa and Dikwa (Part II).

The assessment of displacement sites around Maiduguri Metropolis (MMC, Jere, Konduga) was conducted in order to obtain a full picture of protection issues and severity in all sites around Maiduguri in order to prioritize the most pressing issues and severe sites, for targeted rapid interventions.

25 May 2016 description
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Como Titular de la institución nacional creada constitucionalmente como garantía de cumplimiento del fin supremo de la sociedad y el Estado, que es la protección y respeto de la dignidad humana de todas y todos los habitantes, en cumplimiento de la Constitución de la República y de la Ley Orgánica del Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CONADEH) y su Reglamento: comparezco ante el honorable Congreso Nacional a presentar el informe anual 2015 sobre los derechos humanos y la acción del CONADEH para garantizar el cumplimiento, el respeto y la promoción de la dignidad humana, y las …

24 May 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On the evening of 29 October 2015, explosions were triggered by a fire at an ammunition depot in the town of Svatovo, Luhansk Region, with a population of 19,700 people and in the nearby village of Milovatka with 2,300 residents.

24 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

For the seventh decade, UNRWA Health programme continues to deliver comprehensive preventive and curative primary health care (PHC) services to Palestine refugees through a network of 143 primary health care facilities, and helps them access secondary and tertiary health care services. The total number of registered Palestine refugees has reached some 5.7 million, out of whom; about 3.5 million are served at our health centres.

24 May 2016 description

The six-year-old Syrian crisis has torn the country apart, and caused population displacement on a previously unprecedented scale. More than 4.8 million Syrians fled the country to live in neighboring countries, including some 638,000 registered in Jordan. Since 2012, Handicap International teams, with support from the European Commission (ECHO), have been assisting refugees in communities and camps. Staff members Nowar, Ansam, Noor, and Amer have focused their work on the refugees. Here is their story.

24 May 2016 description
report Malteser

Compilation of Commitments for alignment by Malteser International on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit on the basis of Core Commitments to the 7 High Level Leaders’ Roundtables as well as samples of additional Commitments laid out in WHS-Commitment documents with references to these Roundtables and last but not least Commitments and equivalents “action areas” (charters, platforms etc.) laid out with the 15 Special Sessions.

23 May 2016 description

On 21 May, around midday local time (0600 GMT), Tropical Cyclone Roanu made landfall along the southern coastal districts of Bangladesh, bringing heavy rain, winds of up to 88km/h, and storm surges of up to 2m (AFP 21/05/2016).

23 May 2016 description

GENEVA / ISTANBUL (23 May 2016) – Humanitarian action that places human rights at its center is key to ensure protection for all victims, today said a group of rights specialists from the largest body of independent experts* in the United Nations Human Rights system.

22 May 2016 description
report Medair

Lausanne/London, 23 May 2016 - In November 2013, the most powerful typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, Haiyan, struck the Philippines killing 6,000 people, and leaving four million people in need of shelter.

Within 48 hours, Medair had sent its emergency team to assess the damage and start a reconstruction project in communities which were completely destroyed around Dulag, on the island of Leyte, eastern Visayas.

21 May 2016 description

Il est temps d’approuver les lignes directrices pour une réponse humanitaire inclusive

21 May 2016 description

JENIN, northern West Bank, 21st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE's Human Appeal International, HAI, has provided diversified assistance to the people with special needs in the Palestinian territories through the establishment of a number of houses, provision of medical treatment for plenty of medical cases and other services.

20 May 2016 description

Silver Spring, MD—The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey offers hope for an often forgotten population: the millions of people with disabilities affected by humanitarian crises. From May 23-24, the world has a unique opportunity to focus representatives of NGOs, States, and funding bodies on the needs of this population, which is made acutely vulnerable during natural disasters and conflicts.