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17 Oct 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in September 2017, referring to the situation in August 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 REACH Initiative

BACKGROUND

Between 17 September and 6 October 2017, fighting between rival armed groups in the Libyan city of Sabratha led to the rapid displacement of 2,350 host community households (11,350 individuals) to surrounding cities and towns. Though active hostilities in Sabratha have subsided and many internally displaced persons (IDPs) have opted to return, the atmosphere remains tense, and others have chosen to remain temporarily in their areas of displacement as they assess the situation.

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
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and September 2017, close to 140,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores. Although two-thirds of them came through the Central Mediterranean Route, the Eastern Mediterranean Route has recorded a recent spike in sea crossings to Greece (including 4,239 children in three months) coupled with new arrivals through the Western Mediterranean Route and the Black Sea.

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

1,755.6 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018

763.0 M contributions received, representing 43% of requirements

992.6 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD