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09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

09 Dec 2018 description

Nobel Peace Prize: Stronger efforts needed to prevent sexual violence in war

"This long overdue prize must be the beginning of a strengthened effort to protect women and men against sexual violence and abuse in wars and to ensure that those who commit what is pure war crimes are held accountable. In too many conflicts, sexual violence is being used as a barbaric weapon of war, in breach of international laws and with the victims of these crimes suffering in silence.

08 Dec 2018 description

The country hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa – more than a million

By: Sulaiman Momodu

From Africa Renewal: December 2018 - March 2019

As thousands of desperate men, women and children flee conflicts and natural disasters in search of a place of refuge, some countries are debating whether to accept or reject asylum seekers. But Uganda has opened its doors to refugees in record numbers.

08 Dec 2018 description

Sound policies and cooperation by countries are key

By: Richard Danzinger

From Africa Renewal: December 2018 - March 2019

Without a doubt, migration is a defining issue of this century. One billion people, one-seventh of the world’s population, are migrants. Some 258 million people are international migrants, 40 million are internally displaced and 24 million are refugees or asylum seekers. In 2018, there is no longer a single state that can claim to be untouched by human mobility.

08 Dec 2018 description

La riposte à la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo demeure une entreprise complexe. En utilisant des mesures de santé publique qui ont fait leurs preuves (recherche des contacts, mobilisation des communautés) ainsi que les nouveaux outils à disposition (vaccin et produits thérapeutiques), l’OMS reste persuadée que la flambée pourra être maîtrisée et close.

07 Dec 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 7 December 2018

As delivered

Secretary-General António Guterres, Excellencies and Ministers, distinguished guests,

Thank you for coming. One year ago, we had an excellent fundraising for CERF, and today we’re hoping to do even better. That’s up to all of you.

126 Member States and observers have contributed to the CERF.

This year, we have seen an unprecedented demand.

07 Dec 2018 description

by Michael R. Snyder

Last week, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached a sobering milestone by becoming the second largest Ebola outbreak in history, second only to the 2014–16 epidemic in West Africa. There were 453 total cases and 268 deaths in the affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) situation report issued December 5.

07 Dec 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 2.5 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 2.5 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 670 million

07 Dec 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Syria. It also provides recommendations for the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s update report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Myanmar.

07 Dec 2018 description

On 9 and 10 December the international community will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The creation of these landmark documents, inextricably linked in sentiment as well as time, was guided by the “never again” conviction in the aftermath of World War II.

07 Dec 2018 description
report Trócaire

Trócaire set to help 16,000 people in Ituri province thanks to $5.3 million of funding from Sida

Trócaire is delighted to announce that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will finance a Trócaire project to reach 16,000 people in the territories of Mambassa and Djugu.

The project, benefitting 11,200 women and 4,800 men, was agreed with SIDA in recent months. It will be implemented by seven Congolese NGOs - operating as partners of Trócaire - with funding of $5,328,621USD (46,679,054SEK) over four years.

07 Dec 2018 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 29,567 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (26%),
Afghanistan (26%) and Iraq (19%). More than half of the population are women (23%) and children (37%), while 40% are men.

Arrivals in November 2018, at 2,075 decreased in comparison to October, when 4,073 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during January to November 2018 are 8% higher than those of the same period in 2017.

07 Dec 2018 description

Bujumbura - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a joint training last week (26 November – 1 December) for border officials from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The training, held in the capital Bujumbura, aimed to strengthen the capacity of border officials to enhance public health preparedness and response at points of entry in both countries.

07 Dec 2018 description

Contents

661 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, October 2018 – Conclusions and recommendations

Sommaire

661 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2018 – conclusions et recommandations

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 331 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 12 countries in Southern Africa between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.