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15 Dec 2018 description

YANGON – USAID will provide $6 million over five years to support locally-driven efforts to address the effects of the drug epidemic in Myanmar’s Kachin State, a key driver of the high rate of HIV infections in the state and country.

14 Dec 2018 description

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Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 14, 2018) – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 7-year-old girl who was in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement:

14 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy seasonal rains and flooding affect more than 222,000 people across Sudan

• Reported chikungunya cases decrease; response efforts continue

• Relief actors support 182,000 vulnerable people in Abyei

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Clara Long

US Should End Dangerous, Unnecessary Detention of Children and Asylum Seekers

The headline alone made my heart sink. “7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion.” I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no surprise.

14 Dec 2018 description

Report: Amid Extraordinary Pressure on Refugee Resettlement Program, Time Is Ripe to Rethink Ways to Improve Refugee Integration

13 Dec 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SARG and GoRF airstrikes target AOG-held areas near Aleppo city following alleged chemical attack

  • Approximately 153,000 people return to areas of origin in Ar Raqqah city

  • UN records nearly 140 attacks impacting health care facilities across Syria in 2018

  • Conflict causes more than 7,000 child casualties in Syria from November 2013 to June 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Dec 2018 description

Mexico City/New York, NY, December 13, 2018—Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States, along with the US government’s unwillingness to quickly process migrants at ports of entry along the US-Mexico border, have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday.

12 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intercommunal clashes in Alindao and Batangafo kill and displace civilians, damage infrastructure

  • Countrywide insecurity continues to endanger aid workers

  • Number of severely food-insecure people in CAR increases by nearly 20 percent between March and September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Dec 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.

SITUATION

• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

11 Dec 2018 description

Every month, USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) reaches 3 million people across all 14 governorates of Syria and 1 million refugees in neighboring host countries with emergency food assistance. FFP has contributed over $2.8 billion in food aid since 2012.

SITUATION

• The UN estimates that 13.1 million people inside Syria need humanitarian assistance. Of those, 10.5 million are food insecure, or unable to meet basic food needs.

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight 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 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).

IOM Italy

11 Dec 2018 description

DENGUE

Dengue 2 : fin des épidémies dans le Pacifique, circulation inter-épidémique à la Réunion
Dengue 1 : circulation à Wallis et Futuna, à Nauru, en Guadeloupe et à Saint-Martin

MENINGITE A MENINGOCOQUE

Epidémie à méningocoque C à Fidji
Circulation de méningocoque W en Nouvelle-Zélande

11 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Nepal

Ramechhap, December 4:

The building of Shree Gaurishankar Secondary School in Ramechhap has been handed over to the School Management Committee and Ramechhap Municipality after its reconstruction was completed.

The director of the National Reconstruction Authority’s Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education), Im Narayan Shrestha, handed over the keys of the school, reconstructed with support from USAID and ADB, to School Management Committee Chairperson Pabitra Shrestha and Mayor of Ramechhap Municipality Nar Bahadur Thapa Magar amidst a function held today.

10 Dec 2018 description

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor presided over a ceremony awarding grants to four local civil society and community based organizations in Ethiopia through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program managed by U.S. Embassy’s Community Grants Office.

The projects will be implemented over the next year, directly impacting the lives of over 500 people in need of assistance including children, internally displaced people, youth, people with disabilities, and local communities at large.

08 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

07 Dec 2018 description

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.

06 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

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.”

06 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  1. Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people

  2. Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people

  3. Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions

  4. El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries

  5. Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months