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21 Aug 2018 description

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of an inter-Korean family reunion event that began today and is set to last until 26 August. He hopes that such reunion events will become routine and include many more people, including affected Koreans worldwide, allow participants to meet privately, and to remain in contact after the meetings. The Secretary-General further welcomes the efforts by both Koreas to continue their engagement and to take steps to build confidence and trust.

20 Aug 2018 description

GENEVA (20 August 2018) – The reunion of separated North and South Korean families has been welcomed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“These reunions are a significant step on the path to fully respecting and honouring the human rights of all people living on the Korean peninsula and beyond,” said the Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana.

20 Aug 2018 description

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new US$2.2 million multi-year contribution from the Republic of Korea to support 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

WFP will use the funds to provide both cash and food assistance to meet refugee families’ most pressing needs, and promote girls’ education and women’s livelihoods, in 20 settlements in 13 provinces across the country.

17 Aug 2018 description

35% de réduction du taux de prévalence des violences sexuelles à l'Est de la RDC; 85% des victimes des #VSBG satisfaites de leur prise en charge, plus de 53% du taux de poursuite judiciaire des auteurs de VSBG enregistrés. Ce Programme a innové à travers le "ONE STOP CENTER", un guichet unique qui prend en charge les besoins médicaux, psycho-sociaux, juridiques, la réinsertion des survivants des violences sexuelles.

10 Aug 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$500,000 in humanitarian assistance to Indonesia, where a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5 caused casualties and material damage, through the country’s Red Cross Society.

    o The earthquake has left 259 people dead*, 1,033 injured, and about 270,000 displaced in Indonesia so far.

    * Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) announced the number on August 9.

06 Aug 2018 description

Colombia-Fuertes Lluvias 3/8/18

Las fuertes lluvias han estado afectando varias áreas del sureste de Colombia lo que ha provocado el desbordamiento de los ríos.
Según los medios locales, más de 9.500 familias se han visto afectadas por las inundaciones en los departamentos de Guainia y Vichada.
Durante las próximas 48 horas lluvias más fuertes con tormentas localizadas pueden continuar afectando las áreas ya afectadas

Venezuela- Fuertes Lluvias-3/8/18

02 Aug 2018 description



Heatwaves are a critical public health problem. There will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves under changing climate. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heatwave-related mortality at a global scale is limited.

Methods and findings

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018

30 Jul 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea held a ceremony for the dispatch of the Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT), to be sent to Laos to support relief efforts following the accident at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam in Laos, at Seoul Air Base on the morning of July 29.

o The ceremony was attended by the KDRT consisting of 20 medical workers, and about 40 officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of National Defense, the Korea International Cooperation Agency, the National Medical Center, and the Korea …

30 Jul 2018 description
  1. The first batch of aid supplies, including blankets and sanitation kits, -- part of the supplies worth $500,000 that the Republic of Korea government had decided to provide to Laos over the accident that had occurred at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam in the Laotian province of Attepeu on July 23 -- left Seoul Airport for the country on military transport aircraft on July 28.

° Among the first batch of aid supplies were some 1,200 blankets from the ROK government as well as relief supplies donated by the private sector, including about 200 sanitation kits from the …

26 Jul 2018 description

HIV-related stigma remains pervasive and its effects debilitating. Stigma and discrimination deny people living with HIV the right to fully participate in their communities, affecting all aspects of people’s lives, including access to treatment and care, and access to work.

23 Jul 2018 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Saturday 21 July welcomed an historic donation of 33,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. This donation will enable WFP to provide food assistance to more than 1.5 million people, mostly refugees, living in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

13 Jul 2018 description

TORORO, UGANDA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The contribution will enable WFP to meet the minimum food needs of 420,000 refugees in seven settlements in Uganda for the entire month of August.*

12 Jul 2018 description
report The Guardian

By Benjamin Haas in Jeju, South Korea

Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Hamza al-Odaini had two paths before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up a gun and fight in the civil war now in its fourth year, or flee the country.

Read more on the Guardian

11 Jul 2018 description
  1. The Level-2 mobile hospital* which the government of the Republic of Korea, in cooperation with the African Union (AU), had worked to install in the African country of Mali officially opened on July 4.

* (Level-2 hospital) According to the standards of the UN, a Level-2 hospital performs 3-4 basic surgeries and treats 40 outpatients per day, and admits 10-20 patients.

09 Jul 2018 description

Une importante délégation quadripartite s’est rendue dans la cité des Askia, le 04 juillet dernier, pour inaugurer l’hôpital militaire de niveau 2, financé par la Corée à travers l’Union Africaine. Composée des Ministres maliens de la Défense et de la Santé, des Représentants de l’Union Africaine, du Ministère coréen des Affaires Etrangères et du Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, cette délégation a également exprimé ses condoléances et sa solidarité envers les victimes de l’attaque terroriste, perpétrée contre un convoi de la force Barkhane le 1er juillet dernier.

06 Jul 2018 description

Les forêts et les arbres sont essentiels pour parvenir à un avenir durable

6 juillet 2018, Rome - Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO appelant les gouvernements à adopter une approche globale qui profitera aux arbres et à ceux qui en dépendent, le temps presse pour les forêts mondiales dont la superficie totale diminue jour après jour.

06 Jul 2018 description

Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future

FAO publishes new State of the World’s Forests report

6 July 2018, Rome - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.

06 Jul 2018 description
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Ulaanbaatar Declaration

6 July, 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction closed today with participating governments issuing the Ulaanbaatar Declaration which calls for greater accountability for disaster losses in Asia, the world’s most disaster-prone region.

The Ulaanbaatar Declaration was adopted, and a two-year Action Plan agreed, to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia. The Sendai Framework is the global plan adopted by UN member states in 2015 to reduce disaster losses.