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18 Jan 2018 description

Fifteen UN and international organisations working in humanitarian relief and sustainable development are behind a Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The joint Hub is a dedicated partnership venue located at Promenade 72, Davos Platz. WEF participants and the press are invited to drop in to learn about and advance partnerships with the organizations and partners working together under the theme Leave no one behind: Partnering for impact. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 22 to 26 January.

17 Jan 2018 description

Havana, 1 December 2017 -- Switzerland government is providing 1.9 million Swiss francs (1.93 million dollars) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support Cuban families affected by Hurricane Irma. The funds will be used for housing rehabilitation and emergency food assistance for the most vulnerable groups of the population reaching about 660 thousand people.

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

26 Dec 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

21 Dec 2017 description

Bern, 21.12.2017 - The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has opened a humanitarian office in Damascus to improve access to those in need, and to monitor and coordinate projects more closely. Up to now, Switzerland mainly provided humanitarian aid to people in need through one of its representations in neighbouring countries. The humanitarian effort in connection with the Syria crisis is currently Switzerland's biggest humanitarian operation.

11 Dec 2017 description

La Cooperación Suiza (Cosude), el Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) y el Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA), firmaron este lunes un convenio de colaboración para ejecutar el proyecto "Gobernanza de Riesgo de Desastres en Centroamérica".

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land

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01 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

El gobierno de Suiza entregó ayer un donativo de 1,93 millones de dólares al Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), el cual será destinado a la rehabilitación de viviendas e industrias, así como al apoyo alimenticio en los territorios afectados por este fenómeno hidrometeorológico.

30 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

30 Oct 2017 description

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Highlights

27 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a la decisión de la Junta Asesora del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia se realizó una Ronda de Financiamiento para emergencias crónicas (3 proyectos por $150,000.00 ($450,000.00 en total con una duración por proyecto de 6 a 8 meses sin posibilidad de NCE).

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

24 Oct 2017 description

La communauté internationale s’est réunie aujourd’hui à Genève pour mobiliser des fonds en faveur des Rohingyas. Depuis le mois d’août, plus d’un demi-million d’entre eux ont dû fuir les violences au Myanmar pour se réfugier au Bangladesh. Face à cette crise humanitaire, la Suisse a décidé d’augmenter son assistance à 8 millions de francs. La Suisse réitère aussi son appel au gouvernement du Myanmar au respect du droit international et particulièrement à la protection des droits de l'homme et demande que les auteurs de violations soient jugés.

19 Oct 2017 description

Water cooperation works.
Over the past 15 years, 2.6 billion people have gained access to an improved source of drinking water and 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved sanitation. Water connects marginalised people to the mainstream economy and there is growing recognition that access to water and sanitation are of key importance to end poverty, empower women and build prosperous and sustainable societies.

18 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 5 April 2017, representatives of over 70 countries, international organisations and civil society came together in Brussels for the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference (Brussels conference) to build on momentum from the previous London and Kuwait conferences and mobilise funding to respond to the needs of the people affected by the Syria crisis. The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Nations (UN) co-chaired this fifth pledging conference for Syria and the region.