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27 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a la decisión de la Junta Asesora del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia se realizó una Ronda de Financiamiento para emergencias crónicas (3 proyectos por $150,000.00 ($450,000.00 en total con una duración por proyecto de 6 a 8 meses sin posibilidad de NCE).

13 Oct 2017 description

National Statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Debate on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), 12 October 2017, New York.

Mr President,

I associate myself with the statement that will be made by the European Union later this morning.

22 Sep 2017 description

International efforts in Afghanistan: Lessons from a whole-of-government response and the creation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams

22 Sep 2017 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:

19 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview:

Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns:

The Ministry of Social Policy issued a report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Adaptat ion and Integration of IDPs for Q2 2017 .

Assistance provided:

In August , UNHCR provided non - food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

11 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian areas.

Protection concerns: MPs registered a draft law that would de-link pension payments from IDP status.

Assistance provided: In July, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 600 people.

KEY INDICATORS

42,400
people reached through NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017.

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

02 Aug 2017 description
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Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.

Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.

Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.

KEY INDICATORS

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.

Highlights

30 Mar 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

ISTANBUL, Turkey, 30 March 2017 – Refugees and migrants must be included in efforts to reduce the risk of disasters, experts said this week at a European conference.

A special session of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction spotlighted their vulnerabilities in the face of natural and human-induced hazards, but underlined that they also have an important role to play in curbing impacts.

26 Jan 2017 description

La Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres –UNGRD-, participó de manera activa en el lanzamiento e inicio del proyecto “Fortalecimiento de capacidades institucionales y comunitarias para la recuperación rápida de medios de subsistencia ag​​ropecuarios, en zonas afectadas por el conflicto y eventos climáticos extremos, como estrategia para la generación de resiliencia y contribución a la construcción de paz”, el cual es implementado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, (FAO, por su sigla en inglés) y financiado por el Gobierno de …

17 Jan 2017 description

Mogadishu, 17 January, 2017 —The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The humanitarian situation remains grim for millions of Somalis.

17 Dec 2016 description

East Jerusalem, 01 December 2016 – The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed a SEK 40 million (USD 4.4 million) contribution to the Community Resilience and Development Programme (CRDP) in support of the Palestinian population living in Area C and East Jerusalem. The additional resources will bring Sweden’s total contribution to the CRDP programme to SEK 130 million.

22 Nov 2016 description

Zimbabwe - IOM Zimbabwe last week reported on the achievements of a Swedish-funded project to help vulnerable migrants and mobile communities in Zimbabwe. Thousands of undocumented Zimbabweans and other African migrants migrate from Zimbabwe to South Africa every year in search of work and many are returned.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

17 Jun 2016 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received an additional 30 million Swedish krona (approximately USD 3.6 M) from the Government of Sweden to support the agency’s work in Myanmar in the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability. This follows an initial contribution of 30 M Swedish krona received in 2014.

UNDP Country Director, Toily Kurbanov said that he was encouraged by the support provided by the Government of Sweden.

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

13 Jun 2016 description

Avec une multitude de conflits et de crises générant des déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde, la réinstallation s’avère essentielle dans les efforts du HCR pour trouver des solutions et plaider pour un partage équitable des responsabilités dans l’aide aux réfugiés, peut-on lire dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR.