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16 Oct 2018 description

At the end of his mission to assess the regional impact of Venezuelans leaving their country, Filippo Grandi commits to more cooperation with host governments.

By Marta Martinez from Quito, Ecuador | 16 October 2018

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

USD 11.7m total requirements

Operational Updates

• With the approval of WFP Bolivia’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018 – 2022 at WFP’s Executive Board meeting in Rome at the end of June, WFP has completed the transitional ICSP and commenced activities under its new CSP 2018 – 2022.

• On 15 September, WFP Country Director Elisabeth Faure met with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Diego Pary to present WFP’s work and the CSP jointly developed with the Government (see picture).

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

509.3 mt of food assistance distributed

1.216.631 USD cash-based transfers made

USD 56.5 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

141.234 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

16 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) - Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their feet periodically.

16 Oct 2018 description

Hygiene kit and mats are part of the aid distributed by the Salvadorean Red Cross (SRC) to 236 families affected by the rains in Sonsonate, San Miguel and La Union.

According to the SRC volunteers who delivered the aid, the hygiene kit contains basic cleaning supplies for the members of each family. In addition, 321 mattresses with blankets were delivered to those affected.

16 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, October 16, 2018 – The World Bank is looking to extend support of up to $500 million to the Government of Kerala’s comprehensive flood recovery efforts and to build greater resilience to future shocks. The support is subject to Government of India’s formal request and will have to be approved by the World Bank Board of Governors.

As an immediate step, the Bank is ready to reallocate up to $55 million from within its current portfolio of projects in India to support the state’s reconstruction investments.

16 Oct 2018 description

Sarajevo-Geneva – Bosnia-Herzegovina, a party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (also known as Ottawa Convention), is undertaking a national exercise with relevant stakeholders after determining that it will not be able to meet its 1 March 2019 mine clearance deadline. With financial support of the European Union and technical support of the Convention’s Implementation Support Unit, BiH will hold a National Stakeholder Dialogue in Sarajevo, 18-19 October with the participation of over 60 national and international partners.

16 Oct 2018 description

Carmen Arroyo interviews ALEXANDRA BILAK, director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) - This year the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) noted that 2017 saw the highest number of displacements associated with conflict in a decade-11.8 million people. But this is not a situation that is going to be resolved any time soon, says the organisation which has been reporting on displacements since 1998.

16 Oct 2018 description

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – A second health worker held hostage in Nigeria has been murdered.

It's utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) received information indicating that Hauwa Mohammed Liman has been killed by her captors in a despicable act of cruelty.

Hauwa is the second abducted health worker in Nigeria to be murdered in the last month.

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Transcript

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2018

16 Oct 2018 description

The overall levels of political violence remained relatively static in the South and Southeast Asian regions over the last few weeks, whereas the number of reported fatalities increased significantly last week. The overall levels of demonstrations decreased across the region, especially in Pakistan and India.

16 Oct 2018 description

Key developments in Africa during the week of October 7th include persistent militant threats in Egypt and in the Lake Chad area; coupled with election-related violence in Cameroon, Mozambique and Nigeria.

16 Oct 2018 description

DONGGALA, Indonesia – “I am so scared. I can’t even describe it,” Ibu Fariati, 27, told UNFPA.

On 28 September, Ms. Fariati’s home collapsed in a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that, just 30 minutes later by some accounts, unleashed a 6-metre wall of water. The wave swept away Ms. Fariati’s home – and nearly 70,000 others.

16 Oct 2018 description

HM Customs Gibraltar continues with its long-standing successful experience of organising and delivering Customs and Customs-related training events for a number of Customs Services in the European, Central and South Asia regions as well as regional and international organisations.

16 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

JAKARTA, 16 October 2018 – Today UNICEF announced the arrival of 30 tonnes of emergency education materials including 65 tents (for temporary classrooms) from its supply base in Dubai in direct support to the Ministry of Education and Culture’s earthquake and tsunami response in Sulawesi.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on Oct. 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the complex solutions for ending hunger. It is also a chance for the international community to show its commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 2, to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

16 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 October 2018

The EU and Somalia signed on 14 October an agreement to provide €100 million to the Somali budget over the next two and a half years. These funds will support the Federal Government's reforms to build a unified, federal state.

Somalia is on a positive track towards stability and growth. The EU's move to budget support is a token of the partnership with Somalia to develop a viable federal system and fostering long-term recovery.