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23 Oct 2017 description

Remarks at the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Since 25 August, nearly 600,000 refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh, fleeing violence, serious human rights violations and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Nearly 60 per cent of them are children. Thank you for coming today in solidarity with them, with the Bangladeshi Government and with the communities that are so generously hosting them.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Amref Health Africa

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia.

These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities through 2022.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is also providing support.

23 Oct 2017 description

Roseau, Dominique - Suite à l'ouragan de catégorie 5 qui a dévasté la République dominicaine dans l'archipel des Caraïbes le 18 septembre dernier, une évaluation des besoins post-catastrophe (PDNA) à l'échelle de l'ONU débute aujourd'hui, sous la direction d'une équipe du PNUD et de la Banque mondiale sur place.

23 Oct 2017 description

KINSHASA - 23 octobre 2017 – La Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) condamne l’arrestation de nombreux militants de partis politiques membres du Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acquises au changement par les forces de défense et de sécurité congolaises, hier à Lubumbashi, dans la province du Haut-Katanga.

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October 23rd, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Arsal Municipality and the Medical Islamic Association to provide equipment for a charity medical unit in Arsal, Bekaa Region, east of Lebanon.

The project would upgrade primary health care to include high-quality medical and follow-up, helping fill the gap in medical services available for the Syrian refugees and the host community.

23 Oct 2017 description

The Shelter and NFIs Cluster, led by UNHCR and co-led by Global Communities, coordinates the efforts of 48 member organizations. The Cluster addresses the coordination of emergency Shelter and NFI needs and promotes household and community resilience. The Cluster supports people in need within displaced, hosting and non-displaced populations by ensuring that the different modalities of interventions (in-kind, non-conditional/conditional cash or voucher) abide by the do-not-harm principle.

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23 Oct 2017 description

The United Nations’ activation of its highest level of emergency for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will allow lifesaving resources to be channelled to the under-funded crisis.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

More than 300,000 women and girls who have fled rape and violence are not getting the protection and help they need because of lack of funds, Oxfam said ahead of a donor conference in Geneva today.

23 Oct 2017 description

Gaza, 19 October 2017 – UNDP Deputy Special Representative, Mr Khaled Shahwan, visited the Business and Technology incubator (BTI) at the Islamic University in Gaza where he was briefed about the progress of the SEED project implemented by UNDP, through the Palestinian People Economic Development Programme (DEEP), with funds from the Islamic Development Bank.

23 Oct 2017 description

Following the confirmation of a case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kween district Eastern Uganda by Ministry of Health (MoH) and the activation of the National Response Team, the WHO Rapid Response team from the country office was able to reach the epicentre within 48 hours and is currently supporting national and district authorities to contain the outbreak.

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Garowe, Puntland, Somalia, 23 October 2017 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is pleased to announce a US$5.6 million grant for Puntland. The grant will be implemented by the Puntland Ministry of Education to address the north-eastern state’s wide ranging education needs and challenges. UNICEF is the grant agent, and the European Union is the coordinating agency for the GPE across Somalia.

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Khartoum, October 19, 2017 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation (MIC) and the Federal Ministry of Health have reached today an agreement on improving health facilities and the quality of services provided by hospitals in Eastern Sudan.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Un barco cubano con 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria, dos brigadas de linieros, trabajadores forestales y un grupo de jóvenes diplomáticos arribó este viernes a Dominica, que busca recuperarse de los destrozos causados por el huracán María

ROSEAU.–Un barco cubano con 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria, dos brigadas de linieros, trabajadores forestales y un grupo de jóvenes diplomáticos arribó este viernes a Dominica, que busca recuperarse de los destrozos causados por el huracán María el 18 de septiembre pasado.

23 Oct 2017 description
report El Universo

Lima - Perú envió este sábado 14 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a Cuba, consistente en materiales para levantar viviendas temporales tras el azote en septiembre del huracán Irma a la isla, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

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El IMN en el Informe N°1 del día domingo 22 de octubre del 2017 a las 12:00 md informa que los últimos análisis meteorológicos indican que se consolida un escenario lluvioso para la Vertiente del Pacífico en los próximos días. Esto debido a la posible formación de un sistema de baja presión en el suroeste del Mar Caribe - norte de Panamá-, aunado a la activación de la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical sobre el país.

23 Oct 2017 description

Les populations de la Nana-Gribizi et de la Kemo, notammen Dekoa, Mbres et Kaga-Bandoro, ont pris part, du 6 au 19 octobre 2017, à diverses activités visant à les éclairer davantage sur la tolérance politique, ethnique et religieuse et à la promotion au quotidien de ces valeurs. L’initiative est le fruit de la collaboration entre les comités paix et réconciliation et diverses composantes du Bureau régional de la MINUSCA dans le Centre, notamment les sections de la Communication stratégique et de l’Information publique, des Affaires civiles et des Affaires politiques et l’Unité Genre.

23 Oct 2017 description

El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales informa sobre el comportamiento del enjambre sísmico localizado en el Golfo de Fonseca.

La Red Sísmica Nacional de El Salvador ha registrado entre las 3:00 a.m. del día 21 de octubre y las 5:00 p.m. del día 22 de octubre de 2017 un total de 120 sismos. El área epicentral está ubicada en el Golfo de Fonseca. Del total de sismos registrados, uno ha sido reportado como sentido por la población de Conchagua.

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report Listin Diario

EFE San Juan

Los casos de enfermedad de leptospirosis sospechosos aumentaron a 76 en Puerto Rico tras el paso del huracán María, según informó ayer en conferencia de prensa el secretario de Asuntos Públicos de la isla caribeña, Ramón Rosario.

El funcionario indicó que de esos 76 casos sospechosos solo se ha confirmado la enfermedad en un hombre que falleció en la costa norte de Puerto Rico.

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23 Oct 2017 description

Se mantiene la vigilancia sobre un fenómeno de bajas presiones

El Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER) mantiene bajo observación un fenómeno de bajas presiones, con vistas a seguir la evolución de las condiciones del tiempo en los próximos días.

A continuación presentamos las consideraciones del INETER:

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People on the Northern Marianas island of Rota are being warned to prepare for an approaching tropical storm.

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