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23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dakar, 23 Octobre 2017 – A moins d’une vraie accélération des progrès enregistrés, il faudra compter plus d’un siècle pour que l’Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre puisse mettre fin au mariage des enfants, avec des conséquences dramatiques pour des millions de jeunes filles mariées, sans compter l’impact paralysant sur la prospérité de la région.

23 Oct 2017 description

Release date:
October 22, 2017
Release Number:
R2 DR-4339-PR NR027

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Government of Puerto Rico and Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Ponce on Monday, October 23.

23 Oct 2017 description

Release date:
October 23, 2017
Release Number:
NR 028

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A third Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened today in St. Thomas to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Like all DRCs in the Virgin Islands, the new center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until further notice. It is located at:

·Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 233, Charlotte Amalie.

23 Oct 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg in Uganda

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Tanzania.

23 Oct 2017 description

By Julia Ann Easley on October 23, 2017, in University News

The University of California, Davis, will use a $500,000 core grant from the Ford Foundation to develop Article 26 Backpack, a cloud-based “ecosystem” to help refugees and other vulnerable young people reclaim their education.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Peru

La asignación de recursos permitirán mejorar los establecimientos afectados por las lluvias.

El Ministerio de Salud (Minsa) autorizó la transferencia financiera por un monto total de S/27 955 464 a favor de 13 gobiernos regionales con el propósito de financiar acciones de mantenimiento de la infraestructura de los establecimientos de salud, según las Resoluciones Ministeriales N° 915, 916, 917 y 918, publicadas hoy en el Diario Oficial El Peruano.

23 Oct 2017 description

El secretario de Gobierno, Gustavo Rosario Torres, encabezó la Segunda Sesión Extraordinaria del Consejo Estatal de Protección Civil; las lluvias podrían alcanzar los 250 milímetros

23 Oct 2017 description

La situación anormal generada por este fenómeno natural ha disminuido a niveles aceptables y la capacidad de respuesta del gobierno estatal se ha reforzado con los apoyos proporcionados por el Gobierno de la República

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WHO: Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
WHAT: Mission to Yemen
WHEN: 24-28 October 2017
WHERE: Aden, Sana’a and other governorates

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock will visit Yemen from 24 to 28 October to see first-hand the traumatic impact the conflict has had on the people of Yemen and to seek ways to strengthen the collective humanitarian response.

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 23 octobre 2017

La Commission européenne a annoncé l'octroi d'une aide globale de 106 millions d'euros (46 millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire et 60 millions d'aide au développement) afin d'aider directement la population du Soudan touchée par les déplacements forcés, la malnutrition, les épidémies et les conditions climatiques extrêmes récurrentes.

23 Oct 2017 description

ALEX MERKOVIC-ORENSTEIN & CHEIKH SAMB

Points Saillants

• Déficit de production de la biomasse au sud d’Ansongo qui est normalement une zone de concentration importante pour les troupeaux
• Des déficits notables dans toute la région de Tombouctou et dans certaines parties de Mopti et de Ségou
• Forte probabilité d’apparition de mouvements transhumants anormaux pouvant entrainer des conflits agro-pastoraux

23 Oct 2017 description

U.N. agencies tracking displaced persons are increasingly using biometric registration to provide real-time data, limit paperwork, and improve efficiency. Biometrics can help better target aid, particularly in conflict areas, where personal identification systems are weak.

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 23 October 2017

The European Commission has announced a €106 million support package - €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development - to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions.

23 Oct 2017 description

(Geneva, 23 October 2017): The international donor community today announced pledges for more than US$344 million to urgently ramp up the delivery of critical humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

Funding was also pledged for the humanitarian response inside Myanmar where violence, insecurity and growing humanitarian needs have sent nearly 600,000 Rohingya from the northern Rakhine state into Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh since 25 August. This ongoing exodus is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

23 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 20th, 2017 -  More than 44,000 rural agricultural families will benefit from a US$50 million loan approved today by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors for the Paraiba Sustainable Rural Development. The operation will help improve the access to water, reduce agro-climatic vulnerability and increase access to markets for rural inhabitants.

23 Oct 2017 description

GINEBRA (20 de octubre de 2017) – El Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, visitará Perú y Uruguay la próxima semana para discutir sobre los principales avances y desafíos de derechos humanos en estos países. Durante su visita, también lanzará un plan de acción conjunto entre su Oficina y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para contribuir a la protección de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en las Américas.

23 Oct 2017 description

The UK has led the way in providing support for the Rohingya crisis – the world’s fastest growing humanitarian catastrophe – by committing a further £12 million.

The UK has increased its own support for innocent families who have been forced to flee relentless violence in Burma and make the treacherous journey to Bangladesh to find refuge. This is an increase from £35 million to £47 million (US $63 million) committed since the end of August, including £5 million to match the generous donations of the UK public to the Disaster Emergency Committee appeal.

23 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Inflation:

Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained stable (4%) in Northeast and declined mildly (3%) in the Southern regions but increased mildly in Central and Northwest (30%) in September 2017 month-on-month.

The CPI rose (8-20%) annually due to increases in cereal prices.

Exchange rate: