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21 Oct 2018 description
report Oxfam


Un sondeo efectuado por Oxfam y ASEDECHI en Chiquimula, a través de entrevistas con las personas que lideran los albergues habilitados para la atención a la migración masiva de hondureños, permiten hacer una estimación que entre el lunes 15 y miércoles 17 de octubre han pasado aproximadamente por esos albergues unas 8.500 personas, estimación efectuada con base a los siguientes datos:

21 Oct 2018 description

Brenda Larios/Foto archivo

Ciudad de Guatemala, 19 oct (AGN).- Unos 40 marineros del Destacamento Marino de la Estación de la Colaboración Sur (Mardet, por sus siglas en inglés) de Estados Unidos, completaron hoy un proyecto de asistencia humanitaria de 14 semanas en apoyo a la construcción de los Albergues de Transición Unifamiliares (ATU), informó una fuente diplomática.

20 Oct 2018 description

1. Background information

What’s happening?

  • On October 10, 2018 the Trump Administration proposed drastically expanding the definition of who constitutes a “public charge” through a proposed rule in the Federal Register.

  • Under current immigration law, an individual can be denied entry or denied a change of immigration status if they are considered a “public charge.”

  • The proposed rule is not yet final and there is an opportunity to submit public comments.

19 Oct 2018 description

- Conflict results in nearly 383,000 civilian deaths from December 2013–April 2018
- 6.1 million people experience acute food insecurity in July and August
- Relief actors face access impediments disrupting assistance to 1.5 million people

19 Oct 2018 description

- Ongoing insecurity in Al Hudaydah limits humanitarian access, results in civilian casualties and infrastructure damage
- Deteriorating economic conditions contribute to worsening household vulnerability, civil unrest in Aden
- Tropical Cyclone Luban makes landfall in southeastern Yemen, results in at least three deaths

19 Oct 2018 description


  • GoT and GoRF agree to establish demilitarized zone surrounding Idlib
  • SARG and GoRF airstrikes in Hamah, Idlib, and Latakia displace 45,500 people in September
  • Approximately 90,000 people remain at IDP sites across northeastern Syria
  • An estimated 6.5 million people across Syria remain food insecure

Key Developments

19 Oct 2018 description


  • Djibouti is an arid, desert-like country, characterized by low rainfall, extremely limited agricultural production and a heavy reliance on food imports. Approximately 42 percent of the population lives in absolute poverty, mostly in rural areas.

19 Oct 2018 description


  • Many parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing prolonged conflict and poverty, contributing to population displacement, chronic food insecurity and restricted livelihood activities. Violence and insecurity continue to drive urgent food and relief needs in the DRC’s greater Kasaï region as well as Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces, with a recent Ebola outbreak in Ituri and North Kivu further complicating the humanitarian situation.

19 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 91,093 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 17 October, with 42,494 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 145,193 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 320,033 at this point in 2016.

19 Oct 2018 description

Le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo a apposé aujourd’hui sa signature au bas de toute une série d’engagements internationaux pour intensifier la lutte contre les abus sexuels dans le secteur de l’aide internationale. Les accords ont vu le jour en marge d’une rencontre internationale au sommet « Putting People First » qui se déroule aujourd’hui à Londres.

17 Oct 2018 description


  • Authorities close IDP sites in Kalemie

  • Insecurity leads to acute food insecurity and malnutrition in conflict-affected areas of DRC

  • GoDRC MoH records nearly 160 confirmed and probable EVD cases in Ituri and North Kivu


17 Oct 2018 description

Argentina- Lluvias- 10/10/18

  • La Protección Civil de Misiones reportó fuertes lluvias en los municipios de Capiovi y Misiones.
  • Las inundaciones afectaron a 200 familias en la ciudad de Posadas y 50 familias cerca del arroyo La Chancha.

Colombia- Inundaciones- 11/10/18

17 Oct 2018 description


Epidémie en cours ou circulation active aux Samoa Américaines, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Réunion


Epidémie à Fidji


Circulation en France

17 Oct 2018 description

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison is said to be considering allowing asylum seekers and refugees detained on Nauru into New Zealand.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

17 Oct 2018 description
report BenarNews

By Froilan Gallardo and Richel V. Umel

Thousands of Filipino Muslims displaced by last year’s gunbattles in the southern Philippine city of Marawi demanded Tuesday that they be immediately allowed to return to their destroyed homes – one year after the Islamic State-led siege left more than 1,200 people dead and turned the former Muslim trading hub into a virtual ghost town.

16 Oct 2018 description

Alert is a quarterly magazine published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) that features compelling stories and photography from our work in the field. Below is an excerpt from MSF-USA Board President John P. Lawrence's introduction to the Fall 2018 issue (Vol 19. No. 3).

How we treat migrants and refugees making the journey from Central America to the United States has become a focus of public attention in this country and abroad.

16 Oct 2018 description

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / BY: Fred Strasser

Bloodshed in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala must be addressed on every front—like an epidemic disease.

16 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Amman, Jordan, 16 October 2018 — The Government of the United States contributed a total of $46.2 million to UNICEF in 2018 for the survival, development, protection and well-being of children and youth in Jordan. The grant is part of the U.S commitment to support all vulnerable children in Jordan, including Syrian refugee children.

“The U.S contribution comes at a critical time for UNICEF when funding gaps are threatening the sustainability of services to children in Jordan,” said the UNICEF Representative Robert Jenkins.