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20 Jul 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

As the Syria crisis extends into its seventh year, over 650,000 Syrians are registered as refugees in Jordan. The humanitarian and development community in Jordan has shifted its efforts to seeking durable solutions for Syrian refugees by focusing on enhancing livelihoods and developing economic resilience. This comes, however, against a backdrop of strained public services and rising unemployment in the host country, posing nuanced and dynamic challenges for actors across the labour market supply chain.

20 Jul 2017 description

Fifty-six year old Gabriel Gatluak Kuei was forced to flee his home in Jebel, on the outskirts of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, after fighting broke out in 2013. Since then, he has been living in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba with his wife and children under the protection of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

“I used to own a shop when I lived outside of the site and when the fighting started, I had to leave everything I owned behind,” said Gabriel. “I hope that we can have peace again so that I can return to my shop.”

20 Jul 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 19 juil. 2017 [AlterPresse] — Les opérations de reconstruction du bâtiment du Centre national de transfusion sanguine (Cnts) sont symboliquement lancées, le mardi 18 juillet 2017, apprend l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

La cérémonie de pose de la première pierre a eu lieu en présence du chef de cabinet du premier ministre, Dr Guillaume Joseph, du directeur général du ministère de la santé publique et de la population, Dr Adrien Lauré, de représentants du mouvement Croix-rouge et d’importantes personnalités du secteur médical haïtien ainsi que de la société civile.

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Usually the first questions after a disaster are “How many people are affected?” and “What’s the damage?” We want to know the hard numbers on how many people were affected and the potential impact on the economy – difficult information to ascertain in the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. Understanding the situation on the ground takes coordination, data, and time – exactly what you’re often missing during a disaster. Using catastrophe risk models before a disaster occurs can improve coordination, provide critical data, and be done without time constraints.

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank
  1. The work presented in this brief report, estimates the losses related to Cyclone Enawo to be over USD 400 million, corresponding to about 4% of annual GDP. With this amount of losses, the Government of Madagascar is likely to need increased post-disaster financing from development partners to cover some of its reconstruction and recovery needs.

19 Jul 2017 description
report United Nations

World’s least developed countries face significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

19 Jul 2017 description

Peru has recently experienced the worst floods in decades. The Andean country’s arid desert coast was inundated by torrential rains battering Peru between December and March, costing 107 lives and leaving more than 170 000 people homeless so far. Most rivers have overflowed along the 2500 kilometre Pacific coast, and 24 of the country’s 25 regions were severely affected.

19 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Lima, 18 de julio de 2017.- La reconstrucción con cambio destinará un presupuesto de 6 mil 500 millones de dólares, que serán ejecutados en dos años y medio, a fin de rehabilitar las zonas afectadas por el fenómeno de El Niño costero; sostuvo esta tarde el presidente de la República, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, durante su exposición ante empresarios de la Cámara de Comercio Americana del Perú.

19 Jul 2017 description

« En travaillant comme agriculteur, je gagnais 50 centimes par jour. Je pêche depuis mon enfance, avec une canne toute simple, parce que je ne peux pas me permettre plus. »

Charles Livingstone est président de la communauté pygmée sur l'île d'Idjwi, une terre de collines verdoyantes caressée par les eaux fraîches du lac Kivu. Ce père de sept enfants est aussi l'un des nombreux habitants de l'île qui se bat pour survivre avec des moyens modestes.

BIENVENUE À IDJWI

19 Jul 2017 description

Meet Hadeel Nimer, a 21 year–old student from Syria who now lives in Jordan. She used to feel trapped by her physical disability. Despite her physical limitations, she always tried to imagine a self-sufficient future for herself. Hadeel heard about the UNESCO-led scholarship program, funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea, at Al Quds College. She enthusiastically applied and was accepted.

19 Jul 2017 description

La cifra entregada supera los $288 millones que en su mayoría serán utilizados para montaje de negocios o mejoramiento de vivienda.

CÚCUTA

A sus 31 años Anyie Karime Soto se convertirá en modista satélite de una microempresa que confecciona ropa infantil, gracias a los recursos que hoy le entregó la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas en Cúcuta.

19 Jul 2017 description

Los documentos, que facilitan el acceso a estudio y al mundo laboral, se entregaron dentro de la estrategia ‘Con libreta en mano’, una alianza entre la Unidad para las Víctimas y el Ministerio de Defensa.

BARRANCABERMEJA

La Dirección Territorial de la Unidad para las Víctimas en Magdalena Medio y el Ejército Nacional entregaron este martes 227 libretas militares a víctimas de los municipios de Puerto Parra, Sabana de Torres y Barrancabermeja, en el marco de la estrategia denominada ‘Con libreta en mano’.

19 Jul 2017 description

Convenio entre la Unidad para las Víctimas y las alcaldías de Roldanillo, La Unión y La Victoria (Valle del Cauca) apunta a mejorar la generación de ingresos. El ente nacional realizó una inversión de $600 millones.

LA VICTORIA

Un proyecto productivo de lácteos, con el que elabora varios tipos de queso y yogurt, alentó con nuevos aires a la familia de Ana Silvia Martínez, una mujer luchadora que hoy vive en Roldanillo y que se vio obligada a desplazarse hace años del municipio de El Dovio, por cuenta de la violencia fruto del conflicto armado.

19 Jul 2017 description
report Cordaid

Resilience is the ability to anticipate risk, limit hazardous impact, and bounce back through survival and adaptability. Resilient communities are able to minimize the disaster’s disruption to everyday life by protecting their local economies. Resilient communities are not only prepared to help prevent or minimize the loss or damage to life, properties and the environment, but will have the ability to work through recovery, rehabilitation, and reinstate the essential services needed enabling day-to-day life activities.

19 Jul 2017 description

Situation Overview

The 2017 Gu (April – June) seasonal rains were poor and below normal across Somalia. Consequently, drought conditions are worsening and are now likely to continue into the coming Deyr season in October (Gu 2017 Rainfall Performance Report, FAO Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), 28 June 2017).

19 Jul 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief focusing on clearing debris, food distribution, water supplies and schools

Islamic Relief is on the ground delivering aid to support some of the 827,000 people driven from their homes since operations to retake Mosul began last year, as well as the thousands who have started to return since the city fell to Iraqi forces in mid-July.

With the level of destruction in the city far worse than expected and armed opposition groups still controlling some of the surrounding areas, the safe and dignified return of displaced people is an enormous challenge.

19 Jul 2017 description

Le 17 juillet dernier, le Bureau régional de la MINUSMA/Tombouctou a procédé à la remise officielle d’un projet de reconstitution du petit cheptel au profit de 106 femmes, membres de l’Association des Femmes Leaders du Nord pour la Paix et la Réconciliation Nationale du village Almatala, dans la région de Taoudéni. Financé à hauteur de 24.000.000CFA, à travers les projets à impact rapide.

Cette action vise à contribuer à la réinsertion socio-économique des femmes refugiées et déplacées de retour de cette localité.