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20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia reitera la importancia de colocar a la niñez en el centro de la recuperación y destinar el presupuesto necesario para garantizar que sus derechos a educación, salud y a estar bien, se cumplan.

  • No debemos olvidar que todavía hay muchos niños y niñas con necesidad de ayuda psico emocional y espacios seguros porque han perdido sus casas y escuelas.

20 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a los protocolos vigentes finalizó la fase de Atención a la Emergencia en los departamentos afectados por los eventos meteorológicos ocurridos en la madrugada del 19 de octubre durante la vigencia de la advertencia naranja emitida por INUMET, y está iniciando la fase de Recuperación. El operativo retorno se desarrolló sin inconvenientes en Cerro Largo y en Rivera y ya regresó el 80 % de las 114 personas desplazadas. Aún permanecen 23 personas evacuadas en Tacuarembó (15 mayores y 8 menores).

20 Oct 2017 description

Yenagoa, 20 October 2017-World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Bayelsa state to scale-up response and rapidly contain further spread as well as debunk rumours linking the Monkeypox outbreak to immunization activities.

Since the report of the index case in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on 22 September 2017, 22 additional suspected cases have been reported. Results of samples taken to WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, confirmed Monkeypox from three (3) of the suspected cases while 46 contacts are being followed-up at present.

20 Oct 2017 description
  • Por incidencia POR LLUVIAS Y TORMENTAS ELÉCTRICAS moderadas a temporalmente fuertes en ALERTA NARANJA emitida por el SENAMHI en el aviso Nº 43, existe riesgo de afectación a la actividad pecuaria en las regiones vulnerables descritas.

  • De mantenerse estas condiciones de LLUVIAS Y TORMENTAS ELECTRICAS, la actividad ganadera podría ser afectada, principalmente las crías y ganado gestante, debido a la disminución significativa de la sensación térmica del ganado.

RECOMENDACIÓN DE ACCIONES PREVENTIVAS:

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Vicepresidenta Compañera Rosario Murillo, agradeció al Gobierno hermano de Cuba y a su Presidente Raúl Castro, por el envío de un importante donativo de alimentos, que será destinado a la atención de las familias afectadas por la tormenta tropical Nate.

"Quiero dar gracias al Gobierno hermano de Cuba, al Presidente Raúl, al Compañero Bruno, que nos han hecho llegar un importante donativo de alimentos para contribuir a la atención a las familias que sufrieron los embate de la tormenta Nate en distintos municipios del país", dijo la Compañera.

20 Oct 2017 description

Bogotá, 20 de octubre de 2017. La Cruz Roja Colombiana en el marco de la operación Emergencia Mocoa viene realizando diversas actividades para garantizar la recuperación de las familias afectadas por la avalancha del paso mes de abril, en las líneas de medios de vida y apoyo psicosocial. Con lo cual se ha brindado apoyo a 455 familias damnificadas aportando transferencias de efectivo por un valor de $800.000 para cada familia con el fin de restablecer sus necesidades más urgentes (arriendo, alimentación, compra de enseres, ropa, etc.).

20 Oct 2017 description

by Jessy Hampton | Oct 20, 2017

With half a million Rohingya refugees having fled Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh, Medical Teams International is rushing to prevent the spread of deadly diseases at the cramped makeshift camps. A 20-person team of doctors, nurses, and support staff is on the ground, improving the health of thousands in the midst of what's become the worst refugee crisis in the world.

20 Oct 2017 description

A year ago, on October 17th 2016, the armed forces launched a military offensive to retake the city of Mosul, in Iraq. More than one million civilians were displaced by the fighting, which lasted nine months, and over 18,000 people were injured. Below is an update on one of the region’s biggest humanitarian crises.

20 Oct 2017 description

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August from neighboring Myanmar. Handicap International is stepping up its humanitarian aid effort in response to this crisis, which is unprecedented in the region. Since August 25, the organization has already supplied humanitarian assistance to 15,000 people. Nearly 700 people have already been given rehabilitation care, 4,000 have received emergency psychological support, and we have recorded nearly 6,000 extremely vulnerable individuals.

Our Actions

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – “My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar’s Rahkine State.

They’ve joined the 300,000 Rohingya refugees who had already fled into Bangladesh, compounding one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in recent times.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Chilena

Embajador del país azteca en Chile agradeció generosidad de donantes y el gran apoyo de la institución humanitaria en el país.

20 Oct 2017 description

In recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that Italy has been paying armed groups in Libya to cease smuggling migrants into the country. Some estimate that the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Italy has reduced by half compared to the same time period last year. At the heart of the issue is a governance vacuum that allows armed groups to control the flow of migrants in and out of Libya, presenting a unique challenge for governments in North and West Africa and EU policymakers.

20 Oct 2017 description

SG/SM/18757

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region, in Brazzaville today:

20 Oct 2017 description

International Medical Corps Providing Care for Families Fleeing Kirkuk and Other Disputed Areas in Iraq

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KYIV, 20 October 2017 – The safety of journalists and putting an end to impunity for crimes committed against them must be adequately addressed to maintain a favourable environment for freedom of the media in Ukraine, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir said today, during his visit to Kyiv.

20 Oct 2017 description

As Hurricane Maria bore down on Dominica on the night of September 18, Cecil Shillingford, a USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) disaster risk management specialist and life-long Dominican resident, took shelter from the 160-mile-per-hour winds in his home outside the capital city of Roseau.

20 Oct 2017 description

The offensive on Raqqa, in northern Syria, which started in June 2017, ended on 17 October when the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF), supported by the international coalition, took control of the city that had been cleared of fighters from Islamic State (IS) group. The end of the battle to control Raqqa however, doesn’t mean that the war in this part of Syria is over, or that people are no longer suffering.

How did people flee from Raqqa?

20 Oct 2017 description

Vienna, 20 October 2017 – In times of interconnected challenges to security, such as emergency situations, violent extremism or large movements of people fleeing conflict, the fight to end human trafficking requires a flexible, creative and system-wide approach involving governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations, stressed participants at today’s conference on Human Trafficking in Conflict and Crisis Situations.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

La seguridad alimentaria es el mejor camino para la paz, señalaron los asistentes del Foro internacional para la Paz realizado en Colombia, en el marco de las celebraciones del Día Mundial de la Alimentación 2017, el pasado 16 de octubre.

El foro convocó a ministros de la región, miembros del gobierno colombiano, organismos internacionales, el sector privado y académico y la sociedad civil para construir la paz y fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en Colombia durante el periodo postconflicto.

20 Oct 2017 description

20 October 2017, Juba – As a strategy to strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent, detect, confirm, and rapidly respond to public health risks and save lives, South Sudan conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for International Health Regulations (2005) from 16-20 October, 2017 at Juba Landmark Hotel. This is in-line with the IHR monitoring and evaluation framework. South Sudan is the 26th country to conduct the JEE process in the WHO Africa Region.