2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.
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The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.
For many in the Philippines, Christmas celebrations were put on hold as they dealt with the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-tak, which hit the easternmost provinces of the country on December 16, 2017.
The Category 2 storm brought heavy rains and winds gusting up to 110 km/h. At least 47 people were killed and almost 2 million were affected. In Biliran, the worst hit province, the storm affected more than 65 per cent of the population, killing 42 people.
Resettlement Figures 2005-2017
Total number of submissions: 134,379
Total number of departures: 108,053
Resettlement Progress in 2017
Total number of submissions: 2,227
Total number of departures: 2,169
IMMIGRATION AND BORDER MANAGEMENT (IBM)
41 trained on Border Management
15 trained on training facilitaঞon and teaching methodologies
2 trained on development of Immigraঞon training curricula through a study trip to Kenya School of Government (KSG) in Nairobi
From July to September 2017, programmes of IOM South Sudan MigraƟon Management Unit (MMU) mainly focused on:
NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.
Le 22 décembre 2017 - New York, New York - Affaires mondiales Canada
Le Canada apporte son aide pour répondre aux besoins essentiels de millions de personnes vulnérables en Afrique subsaharienne, y compris des femmes et des enfants qui n'ont pas accès à une quantité suffisante d'aliments sains et nutritifs pour combler leurs besoins quotidiens, en raison des graves sécheresses et des conflits.
December 22, 2017 - New York City, New York - Global Affairs Canada
Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of millions of vulnerable people across sub-Saharan Africa, including women and children suffering from a lack of access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their daily needs —the result of severe drought and conflict.
The past year saw the ongoing historic displacement of millions from conflict and persecution, and a weak response from the world’s richest nations to address the problems.
Interview by Eleanor Albert
David Miliband, Interviewee
December 22, 2017
From Global Affairs Canada
Today, Canada announced an additional $15 million in humanitarian and development assistance in Kenya. This funding, allocated to trusted partners, will help save lives and alleviate suffering in the following ways:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Multi-sectoral support for refugees living in Kenya - $5 million
December 15, 2017 - Etobicoke, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
Canada is concerned by the extremely fragile humanitarian situation in Somalia and supports international efforts to meet the basic needs of the millions of Somalis facing hunger, disease, displacement, physical insecurity and loss of livelihoods. Somalia continues to face the ongoing effects of nearly three decades of conflict and insecurity as well as the impact of chronic drought and other natural disasters.
This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.
Summary of the situation
Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.
Baghdad, 10 December 2017 - The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the Directorate of Mine Action (DMA), and the Embassy of Canada to Iraq, celebrated the signing of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention twenty years ago, through a special photo exhibit of photographs from Mosul and beyond showcasing the clearance work undertaken by mine action operators.
Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit; includes emergency responses in South Sudan and northern Nigeria
Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit from fourteen projects totaling $3.7 committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in November.
The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.
Resumen de la situación
En el periodo comprendido entre octubre de 2016 y septiembre de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 15.941 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 86% (n=13.712) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017. La mayor incidencia se registró en Rumania (252,4 casos por 1 millón de habitantes), seguido de Italia (82,4 casos por 1 millón de habitantes) y Tayikistán (77,3 casos por 1 millón de habitantes). En 2017, ocurrieron 20 defunciones por sarampión, 10 de las cuales se registraron en Rumania.
With new funds provided by the Government of Canada, WMO and its partners are stepping up efforts to support disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has allocated CAD 10 million (US$ 7.5 million) to the project entitled “Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydro-meteorological Events through Strengthening Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in SIDS and South East Asia. The grant represents Canada`s institutional support to the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.
Accra – IOM Ghana has donated document fraud detection equipment to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with funding provided by the Government of Canada. The equipment included passport reference manuals, compact magnifiers and document verification devices.
The 50 compact magnifiers will allow frontline GIS officers, in direct contact with travellers at entry/exit points to increase their document examination capacity on the ground while the document authentication and verification devices will ensure greater scrutiny in case of referrals for secondary level examination.
El Salvador – Viceministros de Relaciones Exteriores y altos funcionarios de Belice, Canadá, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana participaron en la XII Reunión Anual de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la cual se cerró ayer (11/30) en San Salvador.
Tuesday, December 5 is World Soil Day, a day set aside by the United Nations http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/about-world-soil-day/en/; to acknowledge the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. This World Soil Day, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is reflecting on the importance of continued attention to soil health as a means of ensuring global food security.