During the 12 month reporting period, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme (DLP) continued its work promoting legal preparedness for disasters. Pursuant to the mandates assigned to the IFRC at the 28th, 30th, 31st and 32nd International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the programme focused on supporting National Societies (NSs) to meet the following main goals:
Food fortification – adding vitamins and minerals to commonly eaten foods - has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing micronutrient deficiencies. Countries in North America and Europe have been fortifying foods since the 1920s, which led to the virtual eradication of nutrition-related diseases like goiter, rickets, beriberi and pellagra. But today 2 billion people across the world still suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as nutritious foods are still not accessible to all.
San José — La Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), con el apoyo de OIM y del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), organizó un taller en Costa Rica esta semana (25-26/09) para promover lineamientos para la coordinación y el intercambio de información para la búsqueda de migrantes desaparecidos.
De acuerdo con datos del Proyecto Migrantes Desaparecidos de OIM, hasta la fecha en 2018 cerca de 374 migrantes han fallecido en su paso por las América y por el Caribe, mientras que otros permanecen desaparecidos.
Five years to the day after the Lampedusa tragedy in which at least 368 people died, rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea are more vital than ever. It is alarming that the last rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean may be forced to stop operating. We call on European leaders to ensure the Aquarius can continue to save lives at sea.
San José — The Regional Conference on Migration (CRM), with the support of the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), held a workshop in Costa Rica this week (25-26/09) to promote guidelines for the coordination and exchange of information for searches of missing migrants.
According to data from IOM´s Missing Migrants Project, so far in 2018, around 374 migrants have died during their passage through the Americas and the Caribbean, while many others remain missing.
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Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.
Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue
Africa Weather Hazards
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.
Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.
Además, emitieron una declaratoria que urge a los Jefes de Estado de la Región a acelerar los esfuerzos para poner fin a la tuberculosis
Montevideo, Uruguay, 30 de agosto de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Parlamentarios de 13 países de América Latina y el Caribe acordaron trabajar juntos para armonizar leyes y marcos regulatorios sobre diversos temas de salud en la región, teniendo en cuenta la mejor evidencia científica disponible.
Spotlight on Progress
This is the final report. A preliminary report was published on the 31 of March. The final report was delayed by two outstanding provision from two National Societies which have now been resolved. The content of this final report matches the preliminary report.
8 August 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged countries to unite behind a campaign to promote indigenous women’s rights and encourage their participation in policy discussions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.
Un proyecto conjunto permitirá a los países de la región aumentar la resiliencia del Corredor Seco de Centroamérica y las zonas áridas de la República de República Dominicana, afectadas por el cambio climático. La adaptación consiste en aprovechar la biodiversidad y los servicios ecosistémicos para reducir la vulnerabilidad de las comunidades y aumentar su capacidad de ajustarse a los eventos climáticos extremos.
Over 117,300 asylum claims filed in the first six months of 2018, surpassing the 2017 year-end figure. Peru has become the first country of asylum for Venezuelans.
Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa
Rainfall continues over the Sahel
Between 2014 and 2018, some 282,180 asylum claims have been lodged by Venezuelans, over 113,000 in 2017 alone. While refugee procedures are overwhelmed, 5,661 have been recognized as refugees thus far.
The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.
Thousands continue leave Venezuela daily and legally enter in neighbouring countries. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.
I. THE MIRPS
Today we commemorate World Refugee Day.
There are nearly 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced around the world as a result of persecution, conflict or generalized violence. Their precarious situation makes them more vulnerable. Many of these people have seen their most basic human rights violated.
Human decency demands that we protect them, aid them, help them. But so does international law. We must not forget that. And we must not allow others to forget it.
La violencia, la persecución y las guerras obligan a un creciente número de personas a abandonar sus hogares, comunidades y países en busca de seguridad y medios de subsistencia. Este fenómeno mundial, que colocó la cifra de desplazados en un récord de más de 68 millones de personas en 2017, requiere con urgencia un nuevo acuerdo global sobre refugiados.
A un ritmo de 44.500 por día, 16,2 millones de personas huyeron para salvar sus vidas el año pasado, elevando la suma mundial de desplazados a 68,5 millones, informó este martes la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR).
ROME – In a ceremony held today at the annual session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD, which was first established in Brindisi, Italy in June 2000.
West Africa remains dry, while heavy rain is forecast over Kenya
Africa Weather Hazards
Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.
A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.
Delays in seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.