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15 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 11.7 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance in 2019

  • USG announces $397 million in new emergency funding for Syria

  • Al Hol camp population exceeds 68,000, exacerbating needs and straining camp capacity

  • Increased airstrikes in northwestern Syria endanger and kill civilians, first responders

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Mar 2019 description

Since 2015, conflict in Yemen has devastated civil infrastructure, displaced millions of people and prompted an economic crisis, causing widespread and life threatening food insecurity.

SITUATION

15 Mar 2019 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 10,308 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 13 March, a 16 per cent decrease from the 12,318 arriving during the same period last year. Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through just over ten weeks of the new year are at 234 individuals – or about half the 466 deaths that occurred during the same period in 2018. (see chart below)

IOM Italy

14 Mar 2019 description

Press Statement

Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 14, 2019

13 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoRC and UN project 4.3 million Cameroonians in need of humanitarian assistance in 2019

  • Humanitarian community launches 2019 HRP for Chad, requesting nearly $477 million

  • USAID partners continue to assist vulnerable populations across the Lake Chad Basin region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protests continue in Sudan amid national state of emergency

  • Deteriorating economic conditions continue to worsen food security and livelihoods

  • Jebel Marra clashes result in displacement, humanitarian needs

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Mar 2019 description

FUNDING THE RESPONSE

While many governments in the region have been generous in their response, more support by the international community is needed to complement their efforts. Venezuelans continue facing difficulties in accessing services, impacting their ability to provide food, housing, health care, and other basic needs for their families. Families are exhausting their savings and resources, and are falling further into poverty.

12 Mar 2019 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

  • El Gobierno de EEUU posicionó aproximadamente 370 toneladas de asistencia humanitaria en la frontera venezolana.

  • Las fuerzas de seguridad impiden el ingreso de la asistencia humanitaria brindada por el Gobierno de EEUU a Venezuela.

  • El vicepresidente de EEUU, Michael R. Pence, anunció el aporte de casi $56 millones en fondos de asistencia humanitaria de parte del Gobierno de EEUU en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela.

DESARROLLOS CLAVE

12 Mar 2019 description
report TRIAL International

Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review 2019: Overcoming evidentiary challenges though collaboration

12 Mar 2019 description
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Embassy of the United States of America
Public Affairs Section
Tel: 880-2-55662000
Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688
E-mail: DhakaMediaRequests@state.gov
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11 Mar 2019 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as droughts, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters. Furthermore, environmental degradation and rapid urban growth in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas.

11 Mar 2019 description

March 11, 2019

Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations Bread for the World, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Interaction, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, ONE, Oxfam, PATH, Save the Children, and World Vision, are calling on Members of Congress to protect the International Affairs budget in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) despite the Administration’s proposed 24 percent cuts. American leadership is critical in the face of daunting global challenges, from conflict to mass displacement, from food insecurity to global health crises.

08 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Yei results in unknown number of civilian deaths, prevents 15,000 people from receiving aid

  • Health actors continue EVD awareness and screening activities

  • WFP conducts first road delivery to central Unity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Mar 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

Se trata de un caso típico para aplicar la política de no devolución por un plazo determinado

(Washington D.C.) – El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (Department of Homeland Security) de los Estados Unidos debería asignar a Venezuela el Estatus de Protección Temporal (Temporary Protected Status, TPS) debido a que, por el agravamiento de las condiciones en el país, en este momento resulta inseguro obligar a venezolanos a regresar allí, señaló hoy Human Rights Watch.

08 Mar 2019 description

In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. However, the poorest and most vulnerable people in Pakistan cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet despite the overall growth in food production. Chronic poverty, recurring natural disasters, protracted instability and humanitarian access challenges persist in some parts of the country.

SITUATION

08 Mar 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

Classic Case for Short-Term Non-Return Policy

(Washington, DC) – The United States Department of Homeland Security should designate Venezuelans for Temporary Protected Status because deteriorating conditions make it unsafe at this time to force people to go back there, Human Rights Watch said today.

07 Mar 2019 description

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Today, the United States airlifted additional humanitarian relief supplies from Florida to Cúcuta, Colombia, intended to help people affected by the man-made political and economic crisis in Venezuela.