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13 Nov 2018 description
report Diario El Mundo

Un grupo de 90 soldados de diferentes guarniciones del oriente del país, y sus instructores del comando de ingenieros de la Fuerza Armada, trabajan en la construcción de 300 casas para afectados por el enjambre sísmico en Chirilagua.

En ese municipio numerosas viviendas colapsaron o sufrieron daños, por lo que el gobierno central anunció la inversión de $1 millón en este proyecto.

Leer más en El Mundo.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Intensas lluvias provocaron desborde del riachuelo Torrechayoc ubicado en la provincia de Paucartambo

Con apoyo de maquinaria pesada de la Municipalidad Distrital de Challabamba (Cusco), se efectúan trabajos de limpieza tras el huaico registrado hoy por el desborde del riachuelo Torrechayoc, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Precisó que las intensas lluvias en la provincia cusqueña de Paucartambo provocaron el desborde del referido riachuelo.

13 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR SERBIA PRIORITIES:

  • Support the Government of Serbia (GoS) in strengthening its asylum system in line with applicable international standards

  • Ensure that the humanitarian and protection needs of Persons with Specific Needs (PSN), are promptly identified and addressed

  • Support the GoS in securing solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons and preventing and reducing statelessness.

Working with Partners

13 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Trece viviendas y 50 hectáreas de arroz resultaron inundadas

Policías de la comisaría rural de Yuracyacu y personal de Defensa Civil del distrito de San Fernando, región San Martín, entregaron desayuno a unas 50 personas afectadas por el desborde del río Yuracyacu, informó hoy el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

Según informó la Policía Nacional, el evento, registrado esta mañana, ha dejado 13 viviendas y unas 50 hectáreas de arroz inundadas. Hasta el momento no se han reportado daños a la vida ni a la salud de los pobladores.

13 Nov 2018 description
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Dubai, 13 November 2018 ― The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, joined forces today to work towards agricultural development and food security in developing countries, contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

13 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (13 November 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the Government of Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law and put their lives and freedom at serious risk.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Community leaders in Nyala's Otash camp for displaced people reported that more than 200 people died because of disease and a lack of food in the past three months.

Sheikhs and omdas in Otash camp, South Darfur, conducted a survey which indicated that 284 people, mostly elderly and children, died in the past three months. Results pointed out that causes of death included a deterioration in health and hygiene following the collapse of toilets.

One of the sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that also malnutrition and diseases were reported causes of death.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is warning of potential large-scale damage and loss of life among Rohingya refugees this cyclone season as they continue to languish in makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

The warning comes as the world marks 48 years since the deadliest cyclone on record ripped through the Bay of Bengal, killing more than 500,000 people with winds of up to 240 km/h. Currently, only five percent of Rohingya shelters can resist winds up to 80km/h, with the remaining 95 percent only able to withstand lower wind speeds.

13 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

BERLIN, 13 November 2018 – An initiative launched by UNICEF and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, to support refugees in accommodation centres, has made considerable progress towards protecting the rights of vulnerable children.

An estimated half a million refugee children and adolescents have applied for asylum in Germany since 2015. These children and adolescents often stay in accommodation centres for significant periods of time, although the centres do not provide adequate long-term shelter, protection or other basic services.

13 Nov 2018 description
  • Cyclonic storm Gaja was located approx. 750 km east of Chennai (Tamilnadu), 840 km east-north-east of Nagappattinam (Tamilnadu) and 850 km north-east of Kanakasanthurai (Sri Lanka) as of 5:30 hrs on 13 November.

  • Though it is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours, it is set to weaken gradually, as it crosses the Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore district and Pamban in Ramanathapuram district on 15 November.

13 Nov 2018 description

The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7 million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia.

The 2.7 million Food Aid Agreement signed is known as the Kennedy Round (KR) of Food Aid 2018.

It can be recalled that the Government of the Republic of Japan, in October this year, announced US$2.7 million worth of Food Assistance to the Government and people of Liberia aimed at addressing Liberia’s food security situation.

13 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 102,611 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 11 November, including 49,912 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 49 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 benchmark – although in all previous years that arrival threshold was reached earlier in the year.

13 Nov 2018 description
report New Era

WINDHOEK – With the prolonged drought in Aminius Constituency in Omaheke Region, more than 300 livestock have died as farmers watch their animals helplessly succumb to famine.

The deplorable situation has forced many farmers in the area to relocate their animals to other constituencies as well as to other regions, especially Otjozondjupa, for better grazing.

13 Nov 2018 description

IRAQ/Sinjar: "When the Islamic State group attacked our village, we fled. We stayed on Sinjar mountain for eight days. I saw children and older people die from thirst and exhaustion." Aveen, 20, and her family fled when IS group took control of the Iraqi city of Sinjar on 3 August 2014. After years in displacement, they are among around 6,000 families who have finally returned home.

13 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN

Millions forced from their homes by the conflict need to be heard

More than four million South Sudanese, a third of the country’s population, have been forced to flee their homes during the last five years. Without an effort to include their views – not just those of the country’s political elite – lasting peace will be difficult to achieve.

Read the full report on IRIN.

13 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – The redesigned MigApp – the UN Migration Agency’s app for migrants – is available today (13/11) for download. The app’s interface has been reconfigured to include a dropdown menu and more user-accessible icons.

Additionally, MigApp 3.0 comes in four more languages – Chinese, Italian, Russian and Portuguese – bringing the total number of available languages to eight, including the original English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

13 Nov 2018 description

Sana’a – The conflict in Yemen – raging since March 2015 and recently intensified by clashes in and around Al-Hudaydah over the weekend – has disrupted the lives of millions of Yemenis. Nearly ten per cent of the population, or 2.3 million people, are displaced as of June, according to the UN Migration Agency’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix.

13 Nov 2018 description

Lagos – “Most migrants would not have travelled in the first place if they were properly informed. With migrant resource centres (MRC), the incidence of irregular migration will be reduced to its barest minimum,” said Blessing Anefu, one of 30 participants at a recent follow-up training on effective management of MRCs. “This training is critical in equipping us with required skills needed to achieve the objective of the centre.”

13 Nov 2018 description

Tunis – The Ministry of Labour of Libya convened a round table discussion yesterday (12/11), with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with Libya’s regional partners to discuss effective mechanisms of labour migration management to enhance the benefits of migration to the State of Libya, to the countries of origin of migrants residing in Libya, and to migrants themselves.

13 Nov 2018 description

Project aim

The Grand Bargain struck by more than 30 humanitarian donors and aid agencies at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit set out to reform the aid system so it is better prepared for tackling the emergency needs of people affected by crises worldwide. Since then, Ground Truth Solutions and the OECD, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office, have endeavoured to set a baseline for tracking the impact of the Grand Bargain at the country level through the experience of affected people and aid providers.