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16 Oct 2017 description

ROMA – El Director Ejecutivo del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) hizo hoy un llamamiento vehemente por la paz en unos momentos en que son cada vez más evidentes los vínculos entre los conflictos, la migración y el repunte del hambre.

Preocupa que se pierdan los avances logrados hacia la meta de acabar con el hambre en el mundo debido a las cifras récord de migraciones forzadas de gente que huye de conflictos.

16 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Africa Week, in New York today:

Je voudrais m’associer au Président de l’Assemblée générale en exprimant toute ma solidarité au peuple somalien, peuple victime d’une attaque terroriste lâche et brutale qui causé un si grand nombre de morts.

Il faut une unité d’action totale contre le terrorisme, et en Somalie et partout dans le monde.  C’est une des menaces à laquelle nous devons faire face avec un esprit de coopération sans réserve.

16 Oct 2017 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting

16 Oct 2017 description

World Food Day official ceremony highlights links between migration and hunger

16 Oct 2017 description

To enhance WHO country support in times of crisis, over 30 WHO staff have improved their skills in readiness for multi-hazard emergencies, such as disease outbreaks, natural disasters, conflicts, and chemical and radiation exposure by undertaking specifically designed training. This training supports the work of the recently established WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) to increase country and staff capacity. WHE’s overarching objective is to effectively and efficiently address the full cycle of health emergencies (prevention, preparedness, readiness, response and recovery).

16 Oct 2017 description

Graziano da Silva aplaude el enfoque de los ministros de Agricultura del G7 en los sistemas alimentarios y el papel de las mujeres y jóvenes en la seguridad alimentaria

15 de octubre de 2017, Bérgamo – Al intervenir hoy en la reunión de los ministros de Agricultura del G7, el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, subrayó el papel de la agricultura y el desarrollo rural en prevenir y dar respuesta a los retos que plantean los conflictos, la migración y la seguridad alimentaria.

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

16 Oct 2017 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 16 October 2017 - “World hunger is on the rise and the estimated number of undernourished people has increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016”, according to Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues Birkett Director, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Liaison Office in Geneva.

16 Oct 2017 description

From Commitment to Action

A. Introduction

  1. The Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction took place from 24 to 26 May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico. It was chaired by H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of the United Mexican States, with the participation of H.E.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

After the migrant camps in the vicinity of Calais, the so-called “Calais Jungle” were dismantled in November 2016, migrants continued to return to the area. Many of the migrants are living without shelter and proper access to drinking water, toilets or washing facilities.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly


The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/128, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-second session. The report provides an overview of current efforts and progress made in this regard and describes related humanitarian trends, challenges and thematic issues. It concludes with recommendations for further improvements.

I. Introduction

16 Oct 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Oct 2017): 108,991
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Oct 2016): 145,125
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 15 Oct 2017 3,676
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 15 Oct 2016 13,082
Average daily arrivals in October 2017 so far: 245
Average daily arrivals in September 2017: 206
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 15 Oct) 2,784
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 15 Oct) 3,654
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

16 Oct 2017 description

This paper explores the ‘politics of labelling’ in the UK in relation to the perceived migration ‘crisis’ of 2014-present. Drawing upon philosophical insights in relation to types of violence, I argue that the moral distinction that sustains the labels ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the present context is untenable, and find that:

16 Oct 2017 description

A failure to communicate

Communication is a fundamental component of effective humanitarian response. Yet humanitarian organisations and policy makers are responding to complex crises without adequate information on: - which languages affected populations speak;
- how well they understand the languages used by responders; and
- which formats and channels will be most effective for communicating complex information.

16 Oct 2017 description
report IRIN

Jodi Hilton

Diego Cupolo

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea. Almost 160 men, women, and children were crammed on board, sick and fearful as the boat rocked violently from side to side, its leaky hold taking on water.

Read more on IRIN.