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24 May 2018 description

El Coordinador participó en la Reunión Nacional de Protección Civil para la Temporada de Lluvias y Ciclones Tropicales 2018.

Los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Canadá han solicitado apoyo a México para diseñar sus Atlas de Riesgo tras reconocer la experiencia alcanzada por los especialistas mexicanos en materia protección civil, aseguró el Coordinador Nacional de Protección Civil, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa.

24 May 2018 description
report UN Radio

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En 2017, el número de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo procedentes de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador ascendió a 294.000. Los principales países de refugio son Estados Unidos, México y Belice, pero también están empezando a dirigirse a lugares como Costa Rica y Panamá. La agencia de la ONU para los refugiados les ayuda con una estrategia que va más allá de la ayuda humanitaria, buscando su integración en los países de acogida.

23 May 2018 description

Child detention practices by U.S. border patrol violate international standards

23 May 2018 description
  • Out of 916,678 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.
  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.
  • To date, 833 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries. 575 refugees have been submitted and 230 departed to resettlement.

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22 May 2018 description

Más personas refugiadas están huyendo de la violencia en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, y algunos como Armando, arriesgan todo al viajar en el tren de carga, buscando la seguridad en México.

ACAYUCAN, México, 22 de mayo de 2018 (ACNUR) – Armando* era taxista en su natal Honduras, por lo que cada día tenía que cruzar un entramado de calles controladas por las pandillas, temiendo por su vida.

22 May 2018 description
report Swiss Re

Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected. Surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured.

This financing gap is borne largely by the public sector, and may create long-term fiscal instability at a time when government budgets are stretched. Furthermore rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at such contingent liabilities faced by public administrations.

22 May 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

22 May 2018 description

Este es un resumen de lo dicho por la portavoz del ACNUR, Aikaterini Kitidi, a quien se le puede atribuir el texto citado, en la conferencia de prensa de hoy en el Palacio de las Naciones en Ginebra.

22 May 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Aikaterini Kitidi – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a significant increase in the number of people fleeing violence and persecution in the North of Central America. With many individuals on the move and in serious peril, we are calling on the international community to uphold their protection needs, while helping countries in the North of Central America address the root causes.

21 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG provides more than $94 million in additional support to crisis-affected populations in Burma, Bangladesh

  • USAID Administrator conducts official visit to Burma, Bangladesh to observe ongoing relief efforts

  • Relief actors conduct preparedness activities ahead of cyclone, monsoon seasons in Burma, Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 May 2018 description

Friday, May 18, 2018
Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it has provided an initial $1 million to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

18 May 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Poverty, armed conflict, regional instability, and recurring environmental shocks contribute to food insecurity in Cameroon. Situated between two protracted crises in neighboring Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR), Cameroon faces a deteriorating food security situation. According to a December 2017 UN World Food Program (WFP) assessment, 16 percent of the country—about 3.9 million people—face moderate to severe food insecurity.

18 May 2018 description

During its fifteen years, PEPFAR has become one of the most important global health initiatives ever launched. However, its influence is fading, threatening the global fight against HIV/AIDS as the struggle against the pandemic faces a turning point.

Expert Brief by David P. Fidler

18 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Upcoming rainy season prompts concerns of additional humanitarian needs, flooding-related access constraints, and increased disease risk

  • FEWS NET projects Crisis levels of acute food insecurity will persist in parts of Chad and Niger through September

  • Relief actors express concern regarding increases in military-related displacement

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 May 2018 description

"Given the Syrian war and impact of climate change on poor communities around the planet, a lot of our mentors are interested in this cohort because they realise there are big problems that are growing in size"

By Lee Mannion

LONDON, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Top Silicon Valley executives will help to grow the businesses of 21 entrepreneurs helping migrants, refugees and trafficking survivors, California's oldest university said on Tuesday, as companies with a social mission increase around the world.

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, has caused a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. The violence in Burma has forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 212,000 Rohingya living in the country prior to August 2017, according to the UN.

16 May 2018 description

Situation

  • Burma has a population of approximately 53 million people, comprising at least 135 ethnic groups. Armed conflict, inter-communal violence, high food prices and recurrent natural disasters continue to undermine food security in Burma. According to the UN, approximately 779,000 conflict-affected people living in Kachin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan states are vulnerable to severe food insecurity.