Nations and communities in the Caribbean are yet to come to terms with the actual losses, damages, and suffering that Hurricanes Irma, Maria and others have wrought. The increasing intensity and frequency of hurricanes in some areas of the region and droughts in others have increased the vulnerability of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba as a category 5 storm, lashing the country for 72 hours, causing flooding in the north coast. As a result, the extent of the damage suffered by Cuba has been the worst experienced in 100 years.
1.1 Human smuggling and trafficking in Sudan, especially eastern Sudan
New study presents key findings to address displacement risk and impacts in the Greater Horn of Africa
Tuesday 26 September 2017 (Geneva/Mombasa)
Addis Ababa, 22 September 2017: The African Union (AU) in partnership with the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Oxfam International, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) organized a panel discussion on the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Meaningful Youth Inclusion in Peace-Building”, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace (Peace Day) 21 September 2017.
Como tema central fue escogido el fortalecimiento de la relación pública-privada en la formulación, desarrollo y ejecución de políticas de gestión de riesgos
Representantes de todos los países centroamericanos y funcionarios de las instituciones públicas y privadas de Nicaragua participaron recientemente en un curso sobre administración de negocios y el papel del sector privado en la reducción de riesgos, el cual fue presidido por el ministro-director del Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres, Guillermo González.
ICRC calls on parties to armed conflict to protect civilians, including youth
26 SEPTEMBER 2017
The delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the African Union (AU) took part to the commemoration of the International Peace Day 2017 jointly with the AU Peace and Security Department and its partners, namely the UN Office to the AU, International Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Crisis Action and OXFAM.
African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent at a high-level event on 22 September during the 72nd General Assembly.
“If peace processes do not include women, civil society and youth, they are not sustainable,” Børge Brende summarized the common understanding motivating all panellists in their endeavour.
European countries have utterly failed to fulfil their commitments to relocate asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, Amnesty International said, as the two year period in which asylum-seekers are eligible for the relocation scheme comes to a close on 26 September 2017.
“Two years after this scheme was agreed, most EU member states have fundamentally failed refugees and asylum-seekers, shirking their responsibilities and leaving thousands abandoned in Italy and Greece,” said Iverna McGowan, Director of the Amnesty International European Institutions Office.
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 23E SÉANCE PLÉNIÈRE - MATIN
« La maison du multilatéralisme a été profanée par des pouvoirs arrogants qui cherchent à imposer leur vision par la force » et « l’unilatéralisme pervers a atteint son apogée ». C’est en ces termes que le Ministre des affaires étrangères du Venezuela, M. Jorge Arreaza, a choisi aujourd’hui de défendre la tribune de l’ONU.
Ian Mitchell and Anita Käppeli
The level of challenge faced by Jordan and Moldova on refugees and migration is remarkable: while Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees, Moldova has a migration outflow equivalent to a quarter of its population. Without the option of closing their borders, the scale of these movements not only puts the challenge for developed countries into context, but provides important insights on the importance of planning, and of innovation in policy.
Response to Corporate Emergencies
January - June 2017
Level 3 Emergency
WFP continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations across South Sudan. WFP conducted 1,314 airdrops delivering 36,263 mt of humanitarian cargo.
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Sep 2017): 103,273
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 24 Sep 2016): 131,088
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 24 Sep 2017: 4,146
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 24 Sep 2016: 16,020
Average daily arrivals in September 2017 so far: 173
Average daily arrivals in August 2017: 126
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 24 Sep): 2,561
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 24 Sep): 3,498
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096
En la 29ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana, que se celebra del 25 al 29 de septiembre, también se elige al Director de la OPS.
Washington, D.C., 21 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS)- Los ministros de Salud de las Américas se reunirán la semana próxima en la sede de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), para acordar las políticas de salud pública para la región que aborden los principales desafíos y orienten la cooperación técnica de la organización en cada país.
L'épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) qui a sévi en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2014-2015, plus particulièrement en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, a engendré plus de 28 000 cas et fait plus de 11 000 victimes.
NEW DELHI, India, Sep 25 2017 (IPS) - Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns.
On 25 September, the Council adopted a **regulation establishing a European fund for sustainable development (EFSD)**. The fund will be setup on 28 September.
The EFSD is the main instrument for the implementation of the European external investment plan (EIP) which **supports investments in African and neighbourhood countries**. The main objective of the plan is to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 through **boosting jobs and growth, while addressing the root causes of migration.**
The EU Non-proliferation Consortium has encouraged dialogue and knowledge production between experts, practitioners and academics on issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation since 2011, with the aim of assisting the European Union (EU) in implementing its non-proliferation policies.
171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.
A dramatic increase in the numbers of refugees arriving to the Greek islands is creating high levels of overcrowding, leading to squalid living conditions.
Arrivals to the islands are now at their highest rate since March 2016.
Trapped in refugee camps, up to 16 people are forced to sleep in five-person tents while babies have to sleep on the floor.
This level of overcrowding puts children at immense risk. There have been reports of violent outbreaks in some camps, including abuse against children.