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23 Jun 2017 description

UNHCR presents new work by British artist Kate Daudy at London’s Migration Museum

By: Laura Padoan

23 Jun 2017 description

Brazzaville, 23 June 2017 – The Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Action and Solidarity, along with the Ministry of Public Health and the United Nations unveil today June 23 in Brazzaville, the alarming results of a food security and nutrition analysis among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the Pool region. The number of IDPs due to the Pool region unrest has multiplied almost six fold in less than a year going from 12 986 persons in June 2016 to 81 000 in May 2017.

23 Jun 2017 description

Déplacés du Pool : les taux de malnutrition parmi les enfants dépassent les seuils d’urgence

Une aide immédiate de 20 millions de dollars est nécessaire

23 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.

One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.

23 Jun 2017 description

Out of 2.7 million hectares of agricultural land in Nepal, only 1.3 Mha have irrigation facilities. The majority of irrigation systems are small and medium-scale. Agriculture is a mainstay of the economy of Nepal, providing about 33% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and supporting the livelihoods of most of the population. Livelihoods based on agriculture are vulnerable due to the monsoon climate and the topography.

23 Jun 2017 description

(Geneva, 23 June 2017): Over 31 million people across the world were last year uprooted and displaced - within their own countries - by conflict, violence and disasters. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not seek protection abroad like refugees and they often remain virtually forgotten on the margins of their societies. For many IDPs, this difficult situation will last years or even decades, contrary to the promises of the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 Jun 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • De nouveaux cycles des déplacés enregistrés suite au conflit Luba - Twa à Pweto

  • Le PAM vole au secours des déplacés dans le Haut-Lomami et le Haut-Katanga

  • Environ 18 400 déplacés et retournés répertoriés à Kapanga

Aperçu de la situation

23 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

It is indeed my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to this high-level panel discussion. Our task today is to explore how Member States, with the support of the humanitarian community, can better understand, prepare for, and respond to the risks and vulnerabilities of disasters and climate change. We will place special emphasis on identifying effective strategies for ensuring and make sure we offer adequate protection and assistance for those displaced by natural disasters or the effects of climate change.

23 Jun 2017 description

(Genève) Par un compromis arraché à la dernière minute, le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies a décidé aujourd’hui d’envoyer une équipe d’experts internationaux et régionaux en République Démocratique du Congo. Cette équipe devra établir les faits et circonstances des violations des droits humains perpétrées dans la région des Kasaï depuis août 2016, où les affrontements entre les milices Kamuina Nsapu et les forces gouvernementales auraient déjà fait plus de 3 000 morts.

23 Jun 2017 description

South Sudan presents one of the most logistically challenging operations for humanitarian partners to operate due to a limited road network that deteriorates significantly during the rainy season and widespread insecurity. Furthermore, as a landlocked country, WFP relies on regional ports in Tanzania, Kenya, Djibouti, and Sudan to move food supplies into the country. WFP uses all means necessary to reach populations in need—using road, river and air options where necessary.

23 Jun 2017 description

OVERVIEW

This document provides an overview of the logistics services to be made available through the Logistics Sector, how humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in Nigeria may access these services, and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.

23 Jun 2017 description

Food assistance for assets (FFA) is one of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) key initiatives aimed at addressing the most vulnerable people’s immediate food needs with cash or food transfers and improving communities’ long-term food security and resilience.

23 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country.

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2017 description

In Gaalckacyo, Mudug region, severe drought conditions have become the primary reason for migration into urban and peri-urban areas. Localised clan-related insecurity continues in Gaalckacyo, however, FSNAU reports indicate that alongside severe drought conditions there has been a decrease in major inter-clan incidents (FSNAU, May 29th, 2017). While IDP communities consider drought, insecurity, and evictions as contributing factors to displacement, 70% of the IDP communities assessed considered drought as the primary factor leading to their displacement.

23 Jun 2017 description

Galgaduud region remains at the epicentre of continued insecurity. The withdrawal of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and local troops from locations in El Bur and subsequent take-over by insurgents has sparked new waves of insecurity and displacement. In spite of these waves of insecurity, in Dhuusamareeb and Cadaado, among the 32 IDP sites covered by DTM, severe drought conditions and are considered as the primary factor leading to displacement, especially in recently established sites.