(Cartagena, 20 de junio de 2018). – La Unión Europea, a través de su Embajadora en Colombia y el Departamento de Protección Civil y Operaciones de Ayuda Humanitaria Europeas (ECHO), participa desde este miércoles 20 de junio en la sexta sesión de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres en las Américas que se inicia en Cartagena hoy, evento que reune a ministros y a 1000 expertos del continente hasta el próximo viernes.
It's hoped another 60 missing children are staying in shelters or have left with their families - as work begins to get schools reopened quickly.
The Fuego volcano erupted more than two weeks ago in Guatemala. But the search is still on for schoolchildren who were caught up in the disaster.
Twelve students from the San Miguel Los Lotes School are known to have been among at least 110 people who died when lava flowed from the 12,000ft mountain and gas and ash devastated local communities.
En 2017, la recrudescence des conflits et des tensions intercommunautaires ont encore aggravé la crise humanitaire qui ébranle la République démocratique du Congo. Plus de 1,7 million de personnes ont dû fuir leur foyer, laissant tout derrière elles.
Connaissez-vous le système SCOPE ? Développé par le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), le SCOPE est une base de données regroupant l’ensemble des bénéficiaires d’une zone, et retraçant les principales caractéristiques de chaque famille (par exemple le nombre de personne par foyer, leur adresse, les quantités à pourvoir lors de distributions…). Le SCOPE comprend également un système de reconnaissance d’empreintes digitales permettant de simplifier et d’accélérer les processus de distribution, mais aussi d’en garantir leur bon déroulement pour tous.
Author Olayinka Ajala Associate Lecturer and Conflict Analyst, University of York
Olayinka Ajala does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 21 June 2018
The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.
Cette nourriture qui «disparaît» pourrait nourrir 48 millions de personnes en Afrique subsaharienne
HODEIDAH, 21st June, 2018 (WAM) -- As part of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, members of the UAE Armed Forces have carried out a landmine awareness campaign for families in the liberated towns and villages of Hodeidah.
The campaign seeks to educate families on how to correctly identify, avoid and report landmines as well as suspected IEDs, so as to prevent further casualties as a result of the Houthi-led mining programme in and around the city port.
Ce 18 juin 2018 ramène le 18ème anniversaire du «Massacre de Guayubin » en République Dominicaine où six Haïtiens et un ressortissant dominicain ont perdu la vie et plusieurs autres personnes avaient été blessées. Ce triste événement est survenu après que des militaires dominicains eurent ouvert le feu sur un véhicule qui transportait un groupe de personnes en majorité des Haïtiens. Certains des survivants ont été reconduits à la frontière de manière arbitraire, sans formalité.
The UK Aid Strategy, published in 2015, made it a stated goal of the Government to increase the proportion of the aid budget spent by departments other than DFID, to reach 30% of the total by 2020. In a climate of restricted spending, this meant that all departments could access the ringfenced commitment to international development, but risked pitting individual departmental objectives against the core objective of UK aid – alleviating poverty and suffering.
- Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days, causing flash floods, casualties and damages.
- According to media reports, as of 21 June, seven people have been killed, of which four people have drowned and three others were hit by lightning in the region of Greater Accra. They also reported that the areas most affected by floods were Teshie, Madina, Ashaiman (Greater Accra Region) and Agave (Volta Region).
- Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect the country.
- Tensions remain in the North-West and South-West Regions where the English-speaking population has been mobilizing for greater autonomy. Violent incidents have been observed since October 2017 and have intensified since the beginning of 2018, with the development of armed groups. The situation has caused significant internal displacement and 21 000 Cameroonian refugees are registered in Nigeria to date.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea announced today an additional USD$2 million to fund polio outbreak response and surveillance activities in the Horn of Africa.
21 June 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea announced today an additional USD$2 million to fund polio outbreak response and surveillance activities in the Horn of Africa. This commitment makes Korea the first country to support outbreak response efforts in the region, critical to protecting global progress toward ending polio.
Now in its ninth year, the violent conflict in north-east Nigeria has caused one of the most severe crises in the world, with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Here are six things you should know about the crisis:
1. Civilians have borne the brunt of the crisis
“Heavy winter clothing arrived. We don’t have winter here! These things just aren’t needed.”
The $27 million initiative will support adolescents in Jordan and Lebanon, as well as Arab children in the UAE affected by humanitarian emergencies.
At least 5000 refugee children and youth will have their education supported by funding from a philanthropist.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair has launched a $27 million initiative that will help refugee adolescents in Jordan and Lebanon - and Arab children living temporarily in the United Arab Emirates who have been affected by wars and disasters.
Filipa Schmitz Guinote
The decades-old discussion on the ‘humanitarian-development nexus’ is again in full swing. At the beginning, it focused on aid effectiveness, handover and sustainability. Today, it is about joint action towards shared goals—using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), conflict prevention and sustaining peace agendas as key reference points.
Deadly dispute between South Sudanese refugees during Brazil v Switzerland game inflames ethnic tensions
Ugandan officials have begun segregating refugees after a rise in ethnic tensions led to the deaths of four South Sudanese, including a teenager.
Security agencies have been heavily deployed in northern Uganda’s refugee settlements, home to more than 1 million people, in response to unrest between the warring ethnic groups that have fled conflict in South Sudan.
by Umberto Bacchi | @UmbertoBacchi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:42 GMT
"Without transparency, we risk undermining public trust in our life-saving aid"
LONDON, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most of the world's biggest aid donors are failing to make public what their spending achieves, according to a study released on Wednesday that ranks China, the United Arab Emirates and Japan as the worst performers.
Saudi-led coalition forces have seized Yemen's Hodeida airport from Iran-aligned Houthis, a big step toward recapturing the port city following a week of fighting that spilled into residential neighborhoods.
The airport's seizure Wednesday was announced by coalition commander Abdul Salamm al-Shehi in a video posted by the United Arab Emirates' official WAM news agency.