• On 9 June, monsoon rains commenced, with heavy downpours and high winds that continued through 13 June, amounting to a total of 552 mm of rain; representing 66 per cent of the overall June average rainfall. During this period 17,977 refugees were affected, including 13 refugees injured and one child fatality in Kutupalong.
The Regional Governance Activity (RGA) works closely with Government of Colombia (GOC) counterparts at the national, departmental, and municipal level, and directly assists public officials in 40 conflict-affected municipalities to strengthen their capacity to serve their citizens. By improving the efficacy of the three levels of government, and in particular, sub-national governments in conflict-affected regions, RGA builds citizen trust and contributes to a durable and inclusive peace.
22 JUNE 2018
COMMITTEE ON THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly, will convene, with the support of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem from 26 to 28 June in Rabat, Morocco.
USAID/Colombia’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Office focuses on supporting the Government of Colombia (GOC) and civil society to increase institutional presence, foster a culture of respect for human rights, strengthen citizen participation, promote access to justice, increase public investment, and provide services to historically underserved and conflict-affected rural areas where illicit activity often goes unchecked.
Brussels, Friday, 22 June 2018 – UN Environment called for swift action on the root causes and impacts of our changing climate, during a meeting on the ongoing and new threats posed by climate change on global peace and security in Brussels today.
1. Situation Update
The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Over one month into the response, further spread of EVD has largely been contained. However, in spite of the progress made, there should be no room for laxity and complacency until the outbreak is controlled. The focus of the response remains on intensive surveillance, including active case finding, investigation of suspected cases and alerts and contact tracing.
June 21, 2018 1:56 PM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
YAOUNDE — Cameroon has launched a multi-million dollar emergency humanitarian assistance plan for hundreds of thousands of its citizens who the government says live in precarious and life-threatening conditions in Cameroon and Nigeria due to the ongoing conflict with armed separatists of Cameroon’s Anglophone regions seeking to break away from the predominantly French-speaking country. All Cameroonians have been called upon to contribute to the fund.
The PepsiCo Foundation announced today a $4.2 million grant to WaterAid, a leading international water and sanitation non-governmental organization, to provide clean water access (1) to communities in southern India facing extreme water shortages, specifically in Palakkad (Kerala), Nelamangala (Karnakata), and Sri City (Andhra Pradesh).
Release date: June 22, 2018 Release Number: 213
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $34 million in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.
To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.4 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.
1,534 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 253,618 cash based transfers made
US$ 29.8 million six months (June-November 2018) net funding requirement
428,585 people assisted in May 2018
In 2016 and 2017 Brazil has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of asylum applications submitted by Venezuelan nationals. By November 2017, according the official statistics, there were 20,137 Venezuelan asylum seekers in Brazil. Considering the evolving situation in Venezuela, the number of persons fleeing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela is likely to keep rising.
179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)1
372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 -March 2018)1
52,739 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya2
16,186 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 20183
660 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
1,396 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (including for evacuations)
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
• As of the 18th of June, the UNICEF Principal Adviser on Health Epidemic assumed the role of the UN coordinator for the Ebola response in Mbandaka for 3 weeks.
• As of the 20th of June, a total 38 confirmed and 14 probable cases were reported in the three affected health zones of Wangata (Mbandaka), Bikoro and Itipo of the Equateur province.
By Richard Waddington
Cartagena, Colombia, June 21 – The deadly 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean posed huge challenges but they also offer opportunities to build better disaster preparedness and response systems, a conference heard.
This report is for the media and the general public.
Around 400,000 people have been newly displaced on both sides of the regional borders of Gedeo (SNNP region) and Guji (Oromia region) zones since 1 June (ECHO 19/06/2018). In total, some 700,000 people have been displaced since a new wave of violence between the Gedeo and Guji communities started on 13 April. Insecurity continues to prevent IDPs from returning to their areas of origin (OCHA 14/06/2018; OCHA 22/05/2018; UNICEF 10/05/2018). IDPs are staying in shelters in public buildings and spontaneous IDP sites.