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24 Nov 2017 description

Statement at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Building a More Climate-Resilient Community; Segment: Response from Partners Including Perspectives on Financing Reconstruction and Resilience. UN Headquarters, New York

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19 Nov 2017 description

To support the prioritized activities of the Hawiga Operational Plan, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, in consultation with the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF) Advisory Board, agreed to allocate US$14 million to address the needs of people requiring humanitarian assistance in Hawiga and the surrounding communities. The allocation supports 23 life-saving projects in 6 clusters through 18 partners, including UN agencies and national and international NGOs.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since 25 August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses in Rakhine state, Myanmar. This new wave of Rohingya refugees adds on to a pre-existing Rohingya community in people in total. The Rohingya refugees this influx, as well as previous waves, are living in spontaneous settlements (most recent arrivals), makeshift camps (previous waves), in registered camps (those Rohingya that have been registered as refugees) and in host communities.

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Humanitarians and the Government plan to help 78,000 families to get through winter warmly.

  • Civilian casualties recorded in the first nine months of the year remain close to record levels.

  • Biosand filters provide clean drinking water to families in Lashkargah.

  • More than 160 humanitarian partners ensure good coverage and capacities across the country.

  • Eradication of Polio in Afghanistan has never been so close, but much work remains to be done.

16 Nov 2017 description

15 November 2017:- WHO has been implementing the Emergency Response Plan since 20 October 2017 when the Ministry of Health officially declared the outbreak. WHO released US$ 624 000 from the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) to rapidly respond which has proven to help contain the outbreak.

15 Nov 2017 description

1. ICVA's Leadership Transition: After nearly 5 years of service as ICVA's Executive Director, we wish Nan Buzard all the best as she begins her next adventure working on innovation at the ICRC. Her contributions have been greatly appreciated.

15 Nov 2017 description


A month after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, humanitarian efforts across all islands are still responding to the devastation. However, more efforts are required to help the countries’ transition to long-term recovery. This revised version of the Regional Response Plan (launched on 15 September 2017) is based on updates from completed assessments and the most recent information.

15 Nov 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks to extend the timeframe until February 2018 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 25,000 people affected by Cyclone Enawo. The total budget has increased from 827,667 Swiss francs (577,592 Swiss francs in addition to the bilateral component of 250,075 Swiss francs from PIROI) to 937,640 Swiss francs (including a bilateral component of 250,075 Swiss francs from PIROI).

15 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

We failed this summer - let’s embrace it

by Sarah Klassen

15 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

In 2015, the EU and its member states set up the ‘EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa’ to promote stability and economic opportunities and to strengthen resilience.

An Oxfam analysis of all the projects approved under the instrument shows that its flexible nature has generated both opportunities and risks. This briefing argues that the Fund lacks sufficient checks and balances to ensure that European interests do not take precedence over the needs of the people that aid is intended to help.

14 Nov 2017 description

On 14 November 2017, Ms. Ursula Mueller the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), delivered a briefing to the United Nations Member States on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). His Excellency Mr. Negash Botora, Ambassador and the Permanent Representative of Ethiopia, and His Excellency Mr.

13 Nov 2017 description

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have set up an emergency post-disaster reconstruction financing initiative to help the Region recover from recent hurricane events.

13 Nov 2017 description

Appeal launched 24 August 2017

Revision n° 1 issued 11 November 2017

Appeal ends 31 August 2018

13 Nov 2017 description
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The purpose of this report is to give an overview of the way the Drought Financing Facility is designed, including two proposed pilots in Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

The Drought Financing Facility is based on a risk management approach that involves scientific modelling of drought risks, focused scenario-based contingency planning and ground monitoring, and pre-positioned financing.