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16 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

The year 2017 was poignantly marked by numerous humanitarian dramas around the world. From devastating natural disasters to deadly conflicts, Télécoms Sans Frontières has remained mobilised and adapted its response to the specific needs of the affected populations, introducing new and innovative means of providing communications aid.

06 Jul 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

25 Jun 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12033-PAL/2223

General Assembly
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (PM)

A total of 20 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials called for stable financing for the Agency amid devastating conflicts and violence in the Middle East.

18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.

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08 Jun 2018 description

Brenda Larios

Ciudad de Guatemala, 8 may (AGN).- Los gobiernos de Alemania, México y Japón se solidarizaron con Guatemala y las víctimas de la erupción del volcán de Fuego, a través de apoyo médico, ayuda humanitaria y recursos económicos para atender la emergencia que hasta hoy ha dejado 109 fallecidos.

México trasladará a pacientes por medio de un avión ambulancia de la Armada Mexicana, que aterrizó esta mañana en la rampa de la Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca (FAG) con medicina y personal médico especializado.

05 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview documents presents incidents affecting the provision of education in 2017. 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).

01 Jun 2018 description

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged, over 94,000 in 2017 alone and 4,225 recognized as refugees

The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.

Thousands continue to legally enter daily in neighbouring countries. It is expected that people will continue to leave in 2018. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

23 May 2018 description

The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.

18 May 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • En alianza, Cruz Roja Mexicana y Fundación Coca-Cola, llevaron a cabo la colocación de la primera piedra de la nueva Base de Socorros y Escuela de Enfermería Azcapotzalco, con la que se busca hacer más eficiente la atención médica y formación de estudiantes.

  • Es así como la Industria Mexicana de Coca- Cola refrenda su compromiso por responder a la realidad del país, generando una diferencia positiva para las próximas generaciones a través de iniciativas de valor compartido que impulsen el desarrollo.

16 May 2018 description
report World Bank

Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
Group of Friends of SDG Finance
New York, United States

As Prepared for Delivery

Good morning Excellencies, distinguished, Ladies and Gentlemen. First let me thank His Excellencies Ambassadors Blanchard and Rattray for their invitation to speak to you about innovative finance.

09 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF presentó hoy su informe anual 2017: Retos y avances para la niñez y la adolescencia en México

Ciudad de México, 3 de mayo de 2017 – Al presentar hoy su Informe Anual 2017 ante donantes, contrapartes y medios de comunicación, UNICEF México destacó avances y desafíos en materia de derechos de la niñez y reiteró su compromiso para continuar apoyando los esfuerzos nacionales encaminados a lograr la garantía y protección de todos los derechos para todos los niños, niñas y adolescentes.

08 May 2018 description

Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the regional response to large-scale flows of Venezuelans, supporting the efforts that governments have initiated across the region.

30 Apr 2018 description
  • The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged.

  • Venezuelans arriving recently have stronger humanitarian needs and less financial resources to cover them, and are therefore more vulnerable and in need of assistance.

  • Peru is the largest host country of Venezuelan asylum seekers in Latin America and the Caribbean with almost 37,000 registered asylum seekers.

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23 Apr 2018 description

The Special Commission for Refugees (CEPR) reported that approx. 700 applications are received on a daily basis in Peru. 180,000 Venezuelans have crossed into Ecuador in the first three months of 2018, compared to 230,000 in all of 2017.

UNHCR, the Brazilian Government opened a new shelter in Boa Vista. 594 people who were living on the streets were relocated.

12 Apr 2018 description
report La Jornada
  • En Chiapas reclaman recursos del Fonden

Los más de 850 estudiantes de primaria del Centro Escolar Juchitán volvieron ayer a ese plantel después de tomar clases en aulas móviles por casi cuatro meses. Esta escuela fue la primera en ser reconstruida en Juchitán, Oaxaca, donde aproximadamente 50 instituciones fueron destruidas por el terremoto del 7 de septiembre.

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10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region 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.

10 Apr 2018 description

Buenos Aires – La OIM, Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, lanza hoy (10/04) un Plan de Acción Regional, en el cual detalla su apoyo a los gobiernos que están acogiendo a nacionales de Venezuela tanto en las Américas como en el Caribe. El Plan de Acción tiene por finalidad fortalecer la respuesta regional a flujos en gran escala de venezolanos, dando su apoyo a los esfuerzos que los gobiernos han puesto en marcha en toda la región.

06 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

Ciudad de México, 5 de abril 2018 – El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), hizo público un planteamiento a los candidatos a la Presidencia de México para que incluyan en sus propuestas de campaña los temas que repercuten en la niñez y la adolescencia del país.

04 Apr 2018 description

Un total de 16 proyectos y programas en diferentes áreas de las instituciones nacionales fueron aprobados para recibir cooperación técnica en el ámbito científico-técnico y educativo-cultural de parte de México.

El logro se da este martes, con la firma del acta, tras el encuentro de la Comisión Mixta coordinado por las cancillerías de Nicaragua y México.

De esta manera, se estarán ejecutando acciones inmediatas con las instituciones mexicanas que brindarán la cooperación técnica en el periodo comprendido 2018-2020.