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15 May 2019 description

Armed conflicts constitute main obstacles to sustainable development. They create enormous human suffering and make pathways out of poverty more difficult. OECD estimates that without action 80 % of the world’s poorest will be living in contexts affected by conflict and fragility by 2030. Total disbursement to Conflict Prevention, Peace and Security was 983 million Swedish Kronor for 2018. 54 % of all Sida support had peace and conflict as principal or significant objective.

MAIN AREAS OF SUPPORT

14 May 2019 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region2 experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

14 May 2019 description

Brussels, 13 May 2019

The European organisations and networks who have signed this statement reject the murder attempt against leaders from Afro-Colombian collectives from the Cauca department ACONC, PCN and ASOM and threats against the indigenous women’s organisation Wayúu Women’s Strength (Fuerza de Mujeres Wayúu), from the Guajira department.

14 May 2019 description

Bruselas, 13 de mayo de 2019

Las organizaciones y redes europeas e internacionales abajo firmantes condenamos el atentado frustrado contra los líderes y las lideresas de los colectivos afrocolombianos del Cauca ACONC, PCN y ASOM y las amenazas a la organización de mujeres indígenas Fuerza de Mujeres Wayúu, de la Guajira.

13 May 2019 description

The Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) has warned that 70% of the assassinations of political and social leaders since October 2018 have occurred in the municipalities where the Development Programs with Territorial Approach (PDET) are being implemented. It raised concerns for the violence that pre-candidates of local elections are already facing six months before the 27 October elections, which will mark the first time that candidates of the FARC political party run at the local level.

11 May 2019 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA, con información suministrada por socios del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC) Chocó y otros socios y contrapartes.

SITUACIÓN GENERAL

11 May 2019 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 10 May 2019

1) Colombia

We are alarmed by the strikingly high number of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, and by the fact that this terrible trend seems to be worsening. We call on the authorities to make a significant effort to confront the pattern of harassment and attacks aimed at civil society representatives and to take all necessary measures to tackle the endemic impunity around such cases.

10 May 2019 description
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10 May 2019, Geneva – Weather-related disasters triggered 1.7 million new internal displacements in the Americas last year, mostly in the US. Armed fighting and criminal violence in Central and South America gave rise to another 400,000, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

10 May 2019 description

In 2018, three countries in the Region of the Americas (Colombia, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) reported confirmed cases of diphtheria. In 2019, Haiti and Venezuela reported confirmed cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation in Haiti and Venezuela.

In Haiti, between epidemiological week (EW) 32 of 2014 and EW 16 of 2019, there were 838 probable cases 1 reported, including 108 deaths; of these, 276 were confirmed (267 by laboratory criteria and 9 by epidemiological link) (Table 1).

10 May 2019 description

KEY FINDINGS

Internal displacement is a global challenge, but it is also heavily concentrated in a few countries and triggered by few events. 28 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters across 148 countries and territories were recorded in 2018, with nine countries each accounting for more than a million.

10 May 2019 description
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En los primeros cuatro meses de este año, actores de la sociedad civil e instituciones estatales han denunciado al menos 51 asesinatos entre los que se encuentran líderes comunitarios, ambientalistas, campesinos e indígenas. La Oficina de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos pide al Gobierno colombiano redoblar sus acciones para protegerlos.

10 May 2019 description

El Observatorio Global del Desplazamiento Interno (IDMC) publica en su más reciente informe una cifra de alrededor de 5,8 millones de personas desplazadas internas (PDI), como consecuencia del conflicto armado en Colombia, a 31 de diciembre de 2018.

BOGOTÁ, D.C.›BOGOTÁ, D.C.

10 May 2019 description

De acuerdo con el Registro Único de Víctimas, gran parte de ellos ya recibieron asistencia humanitaria e indemnización

BOGOTÁ, D.C.›BOGOTÁ, D.C.

10 May 2019 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA, con apoyo de FAO y con información suministrada por socios del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC) y de la Gobernación de Nariño

SITUACIÓN GENERAL

10 May 2019 description

Bogotá – IOM Colombia supported the production of Fragmentos, el documental (Fragments, the Documentary). The short film tells the story of the creation of the memorial Fragmentos out of 37 tons of weapons voluntarily surrendered by the former guerrilla FARC-EP, in fulfillment of their commitments to the Peace Accord. The memorial was created by women victims of sexual violence.

09 May 2019 description

La Unidad para las Víctimas liderará el próximo 15 de mayo una feria de oferta de servicios en Segovia (Antioquia), con el objetivo de cumplir con el plan de reparación colectiva establecido para los tres sujetos étnicos (Afro) del municipio (El Cristo, El Cenizo y Fraguas) como parte de su reparación integral.

09 May 2019 description

An analysis of 5 case studies of utilization of CASH/Voucher Assistance are presented and analysed in the attempt of building evidence on their utilization in emergency WASH Sanitation and HP programming. Findings and recommendations are provided on Coordination, Situation and Response Analysis, Program Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation.