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17 Oct 2017 description

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman visited Myanmar from October 13 to October 17 at the invitation of the Government. In Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, he met with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, among other officials, as well as with representatives of Myanmar’s civil society. He attended the ceremony commemorating the signing of Myanmar’s historic National Ceasefire Agreement and met with the signatory ethnic organizations.

17 Oct 2017 description

14 octobre 2017, Port-au- Prince. Dans le cadre du projet « Réhabilitation et renforcement des moyens d’existence des ménages agricoles affectés par l’ouragan Matthew dans les Départements du Sud et du Sud’Est », mis en œuvre conjointement par l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et l’Organisation Alianza por la Solidaridad, 440 Leaders communautaires du Sud et Sud’Est bénéficient de séances de formation sur les bonnes pratiques agricoles et nutritionnelles, tout au long des mois d’octobre et novembre 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

La Dirección del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE), informa que de acuerdo a los boletines meteorológico e hidrológico de las 1:00 pm del día de hoy, los cuales establecen que seguirá la masa de aire inestable por la incidencia de la vaguada situada al noroeste del país, unida al viento del este/sureste que aporta bastante humedad, para mantener aguaceros débiles, siendo localmente moderados, tormentas eléctricas y aisladas ráfagas de viento hacia las regiones Noreste, Sureste, Norte, Suroeste y la Cordillera Central.

17 Oct 2017 description

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 17 October 2017

The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey.

Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with the Turkish government, the flagship programme is the largest ever humanitarian aid operation funded by the European Union.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 17 October 2017

The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU), has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Chile

Colina, 17 de octubre de 2017.- La Subsecretaria de Redes Asistenciales, Gisela Alarcón, inauguró el Programa de Formación “Equipos Médicos de Emergencia”, taller que tiene por objetivo fortalecer las capacidades del sector salud ante emergencias, desastres y epidemias mediante la formación de equipos de respuesta clínico asistenciales.

17 Oct 2017 description

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 214 children from Barbuda received psycho social assistance, after the trauma of hurricane Irma, through the *Return to Happiness Programme* implemented from October 2-7 by 17 education specialists. The Saint-lucian delegation of volunteers, who successfully completed the first mission, will extend their operations to other affected countries.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

Kansas City Chiefs Fans Encouraged to Join Campaign to Help Most Vulnerable

PHOENIX– Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End, Jarvis Jenkins, is announcing a Pledge It campaign to end malnutrition in Peru. Jenkins has teamed up with Food for the Hungry (FH) to empower mothers through educational sessions on nutrition, healthy hygiene practices and good feeding habits. These teachings ultimately improve health and reduce chronic malnutrition in the children and adolescents of Huancavelica.

17 Oct 2017 description

En las últimas 24 horas se registraron lluvias en áreas de Petén y Alta Verapaz, sectores en donde se registraron inundaciones, contabilizando al momento a mil 20 personas afectadas y 204 viviendas con daños leves, según evaluaciones de daños y análisis de necesidades que realizaron instituciones del Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –CONRED-.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Countries Should do More to Protect Schools from Attack

Zama Neff
Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division

17 Oct 2017 description
  • Actualización de acciones

  • Ascienden a 282 los proyectos de obras de primer impacto en las rutas nacionales afectadas por las lluvias y los deslizamientos.

  • Autorizados ₡281,2 millones en créditos a 40 comités locales que trabajan en las zonas impactadas por la tormenta tropical Nate.

La Comisión Nacional de Emergencias aumentó a 282 los proyectos aprobados para ejecutar obras de primer impacto, que permitan solucionar los daños ocasionados por las lluvias y deslizamientos en 45 cantones.

17 Oct 2017 description

Desde 2011, Fray Tomás González Castillo ha acogido a quienes huyen de la violencia y la persecución en el Norte de Centroamérica.

TENOSIQUE, México, 17 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) – En un albergue cercano a la frontera con Guatemala, un fraile mexicano ofrece protección y asistencia humanitaria a quienes huyen de la violencia, la extorsión y el reclutamiento forzado de las pandillas en el Norte de Centroamérica.

17 Oct 2017 description

HOUSTON (Oct. 17, 2017)—Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Backhurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

17 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 019

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in St. Thomas to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The new recovery centers are in different areas of the island for the convenience of survivors:

  1. New Hotel Company Omar Brown Fire Station, Conference Room #108, 100A Ross Taarenberg, Charlotte Amalie 2. Bordeaux Farmers Market, 109 East Bordeaux, Estate Bordeaux

Operating hours for both DRCs are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13032

Security Council
8071ST Meeting (AM)

Permanent Representative Reaffirms Government’s Commitment to Revitalization Forum, Full Implementation of Peace Agreement

With regional forces being deployed in South Sudan to strengthen civilian protection, that country’s leaders still bore direct responsibility to end the bloodshed through efforts to reinvigorate the political process, the United Nations peacekeeping chief stressed to the Security Council today.

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, Jordan, 12 Oct 2017 – Over 40 private sector companies met with UNICEF today to discuss training opportunities and other pathways to improve the chances for young people in Jordan to get employed.

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(Baghdad, 17 October 2017): In the past 48 hours, an estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk. Humanitarian partners have dispatched mobile health clinics and are providing hot meals and food parcels to families who have fled. In coming days, partners will be providing 3,000 emergency food rations and hygiene items to families sheltering in public spaces.

17 Oct 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Cristiano D'Orsi
Research Fellow and Lecturer at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), University of Johannesburg

Three years ago the United Nations took steps to try and address the issue of statelessness by putting in place a 10-point plan that aims to reduce the number of people who are not recognised as a national by any state.

17 Oct 2017 description

Situation

  • Poverty, armed conflict, regional instability, and recurring environmental shocks contribute to food insecurity in Cameroon. The nation faces a serious level of hunger, with nearly a third of children under five years of age suffering from chronic malnutrition, according to the 2016 Global Hunger Index.