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Relief actor records at least 150 GBV cases in Bentiu during a 12-day period
UN records two aid worker deaths, 60 humanitarian access incidents in October
USAID/FFP partner reaches 2.3 million people with assistance in October
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NAIROBI – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing US$14.3 million (1.4 billion Kenyan shillings) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to more than 400,000 refugees living in northern Kenya.
With this contribution, WFP will provide direct cash transfers to refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in Kalobeyei settlement through February 2019.
On October 12, 2018, thousands of people, including hundreds of children, began to walk from Honduras towards the United States, a distance of more than 1,500 miles.
According to UN agencies, “the dangers of inclement weather, including soaring temperatures and lack of shelter are high, especially for children.”
Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people
Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people
Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions
El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries
Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months
- Increased number of resettlement countries committed to receiving refugees from Uganda.
- Increased accessibility of resettlement due to expanded approach since 2012.
- Submission of 25,402 refugees from DRC since 2012.
- Reinforced infrastructure for large-scale resettlement processing.
- Achievement of annual submission targets since 2012.
- Increased resettlement of vulnerable refugees.
- High acceptance rate.
- Since 2012, 21,271 refugees have departed for resettlement from Uganda.
Protracted conflict and economic decline in 2018 contribute to increased food insecurity in Yemen
IOM evacuates nearly 420 Ethiopian migrants from Yemen in the organization’s largest repatriation from Yemen to date
WFP provides food vouchers to 210,000 people in Al Hudaydah city during temporary pause in hostilities in mid-November
Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 107,583 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 28 November. This is the fifth straight year during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (164,908) and 2016 (351,076).
The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Switzerland have committed more than $215 million to improving the health of Myanmar’s most vulnerable people through the UNOPS-managed Access to Health Fund.
Myanmar’s health system continues to improve, but significant health inequities remain. People living in conflict-affected areas are likely to experience poorer health outcomes, while those living in remote or hard-to-reach places are also more likely to suffer.
Washington, DC, 30 de noviembre de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Ministros de Salud de las Américas y el Secretariado de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) identificaron ayer una serie de acciones que buscan mejorar la respuesta de los sistemas de salud al proceso de migración masiva que la región está experimentado. En una reunión en la sede de la OPS, se discutieron acciones para el corto y mediano plazo en temas como vigilancia epidemiológica, preparación y prevención de brotes, y garantía del acceso a los sistemas y servicios de salud, entre otros temas.
Ante la inminente reubicación de los migrantes que se encuentran en el deportivo Benito Juárez, la organización hace un recordatorio a las autoridades mexicanas sobre las condiciones mínimas necesarias para poder garantizar el cumplimiento de los derechos de la infancia y la adolescencia.
By Deborah Birx
December 1, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day, and this year is the 15th anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Fifteen years ago, HIV was on the verge of wiping out an entire generation across Africa and in much of the rest of the world. Today, thanks to support from three U.S. presidents, eight U.S. congresses, and the generosity of the American people, we can tell a far different story – a story of 17 million men, women, and children alive and thriving around the globe.
Attacks by Burmese security forces in 2017 and early 2018 damage nearly 40 percent of villages in northern Rakhine
USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches 232,000 people in Rakhine with emergency assistance in October
USG partners provide emergency food, health, nutrition, shelter, and WASH assistance to conflict-affected populations in Bangladesh and Burma
Office of the Spokesperson
November 30, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a letter released today, 19 former senior U.S. officials involved in national security, refugees and asylum, and Western hemispheric affairs urged the governments of Mexico and the United States to emphasize that the issue of migration from Central America is primarily a humanitarian issue. The letter, addressed to Mexican President-Elect López Obrador and U.S.
Washington, DC, 30 November 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Ministers of Health from the Americas and the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) yesterday identified a series of actions that seek to improve the response of health systems to the mass migration that is occurring in the Region. In a meeting convened at PAHO’s headquarters, short and medium-term actions were discussed on a range of topics, including epidemiological surveillance, preparation and prevention of outbreaks and ensuring access to health systems and services, among others.
La violencia contra la mujer afecta a casi el 60% de las mujeres en algunos países de las Américas En promedio, una de cada tres mujeres en la región ha padecido violencia física y/o sexual por parte de su pareja en algún momento de sus vidas, pero este número varía de entre 1 de cada 7 en Brasil, Panamá y Uruguay, a casi 6 de cada 10 mujeres en Bolivia.