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19 Feb 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 February 2018 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, avian influenza, yellow fever and mass gathering monitoring (Olympics).

07 Feb 2018 description

Port-au-Prince, le 24 janvier 2018 -  Le Directeur pays de l'Agence Coréenne de Coopération Internationale (KOICA), M. Youngsun Jung et la Directrice pays du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), Mme Yvonne Helle, ont signé, ce mercredi 24 janvier 2018, deux accords de financement totalisant près de 7 millions de dollars américains pour la mise en œuvre de deux nouvelles initiatives.

07 Feb 2018 description

Ce jeudi 18 janvier a eu lieu le lancement du projet « _Renforcer la gouvernance et les capacités des fonctionnaires pour accélérer la mise en œuvre du New Deal en RDC_ ». Cet évènement s’est tenu en présence du Ministre du Plan, du Directeur Pays Adjoint de la KOICA et du Directeur Pays ad intérim du PNUD.

02 Feb 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of new conflict in Somaliland, Afghanistan and Syria. CrisisWatch also notes that February's winter Olympics on the Korean Peninsula represent a chance for peace against a great background risk of war.

30 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

22 Jan 2018 description

The Republic of Korea has stepped up its long-running support for UNFPA’s response to gender-based violence (GBV) in Afghanistan with a recent contribution of $5.4 million.

These funds will help sustain UNFPA’s projects, established through the national government as well as local governments, to prevent and respond to GBV through the end of 2020. These projects are currently active in 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, and will expand over the next year to reach 24 provinces.  

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

17 Jan 2018 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Sudanese Ministry of International Cooperation and Ministry of Youth and Sports have concluded an agreement on supporting Youth Volunteers programme in Darfur.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

28 Dec 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will offer an additional 2.6 million US dollars in human assistance to a large number of Rohingya people who moved to Bangladesh after the armed clashes in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on August 25, as well as in emergency food assistance to those remaining in that part of Myanmar.
  • So far, a total of 655,000 Rohingya people have moved to Bangladesh since the armed clashes in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

21 Dec 2017 description

Vienna, Geneva - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) has concluded in Vienna, Austria, recording success in stockpile destruction with Belarus announcing it had destroyed over three million stockpiled landmines bringing to 159 the number of States that no longer have destruction obligations under the Convention. With Belarus' stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 51 million landmines.

18 Dec 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 17 December 2017 – The Government of the Republic of Korea has committed US$ 500,000 to assist UNFPA Bangladesh with its crucial response to the unique sexual reproductive health and protection needs of women and girls affected by the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

13 Dec 2017 description

Ha Noi, 12 December 2017 – Poor and near-poor families affected by Typhoon Damrey in will get help to rebuild their homes thanks to a contribution of nearly 1 million USD from the Republic of Korea.

30 Nov 2017 description

Financiamiento beneficiará a más de 262 mil hogares con mejoras en el servicio de agua potable

29 Nov 2017 description

One of the key humanitarian concerns for many migrants in the Asia Pacific region is the ability to live and work in safe and healthy conditions and to enjoy access to health services and expect health outcomes similar to those of the rest of the population.

28 Nov 2017 description

The Government of the Republic of Korea has contributed US$ 500,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help ensure the continuity of the Agency’s educational and health services to Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. An agreement was jointly signed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Jordan, Ambassador Lee Bom-yon, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on 15 November in Amman.

21 Nov 2017 description

Seoul – With an estimated 65 million people forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflicts and natural disasters, humanitarian workers from the Republic of Korea (ROK) are increasingly being deployed for the first time to work in emergencies overseas.

“Today, there are now about 900 Korean aid workers involved in humanitarian assistance overseas,” said IOM ROK Head of Office Miah Park. “In order to be effective, they need to fully understand the basic principles of international protection as they relate to affected populations.”

19 Nov 2017 description

Tunis – His excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Libya, Mr. Kim Young-Chae, and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, signed an agreement today at the Korean Embassy to Libya relocated to Tunis.