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20 Apr 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

Un saldo de cinco muertos, una mujer desparecida y varios heridos, deja el derrumbe de una mina de oro en el municipio de Anorí, Antioquia. Al parecer, podría ser a causa de la creciente del río Nechí.

Según las autoridades, las personas fallecidas se encontraban trabajando justo cuando se produjo la explosión, sin embargo hasta el momento ha sido difícil la llegada de los organismos de socorro pues la vereda está a siete horas del casco urbano y es una zona de difícil acceso.

20 Apr 2018 description

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide.

Blog Post by Jamille Bigio

20 Apr 2018 description

San Salvador, 19 de abril de 2018. Hoy se desarrolló el XXXIV Foro de Aplicación de los Pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, en el que expertos de Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Belice estimaron los posibles impactos climatológicos a desarrollarse durante los próximos tres meses y cómo podrían afectar el sector agrícola, salud, pesca, medio ambiente y gestión de riesgo, entre otros.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

On Earth Day, the global organization reaffirms commitment to addressing climate change

WASHINGTON, DC -- Mercy Corps reaffirms its commitment to addressing climate change by helping vulnerable communities all over the world strengthen their resilience against increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.

20 Apr 2018 description

Vitacura, 17 de Abril de 2018.- En el marco de la implementación de la Oficina de País para el “Plan de Continuidad de las Operaciones” (BCP por su sigla en inglés), la Representación de OPS/OMS en Chile ha adquirido equipamiento para la mantención de la cooperación en caso de emergencias y desastres que pudiesen afectar la funcionalidad de la estructura o de las líneas básicas, principalmente de electricidad.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • La Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja de 15 países, con el apoyo de la UE, llevan a cabo este proyecto a tres años (diciembre 2016-2019) en 5 países vecinos de Siria: Turquía, Líbano, Jordania, Irak y Egipto.

  • El objetivo fundamental de Madad (‘ayudar juntos’, en árabe) es mejorar las condiciones de vida tanto de las personas refugiadas como de las comunidades de acogida, contribuyendo así a la estabilidad general de la región.

  • Madad ofrece, entre otras intervenciones, la mejora de la Salud, la gestión de riesgos y la generación de ingresos

20 Apr 2018 description

WHO has delivered 185 tonnes of life-saving medicines, anaesthetics, antibiotics, emergency medical kits and other treatments to over 30 health partners in northern Syria so far in 2018. These deliveries are part of its ongoing efforts to meet the immediate and long-term health needs of hundreds of thousands of displaced and critically ill patients in northern Syria.

20 Apr 2018 description

Durante el 10 al 13 de abril, la Asesora Regional de Eliminación de Sarampión y Rubéola de OPS-OMS, Dra. Desiree Pastor, apoyó técnicamente al país para revisar, ajustar y reforzar las acciones de vigilancia, laboratorio, manejo de casos y comunicación de riesgo, frente a la alerta de sarampión, difteria y fiebre amarilla declarada el 9 de marzo por el Ministerio de Salud Pública de Ecuador.

20 Apr 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA staff continue working with members of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency to respond to Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s April 18 request for a third extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

FEMA and PREMA staff are coordinating a path forward for Hurricane Maria survivors based on the Governor’s request.

20 Apr 2018 description

The request is believed to contravene deals signed by Brazil

Por Ana Cristina Campos

The Office of Brazil’s Prosecutor-General has spoken out against the request filed by the state government of Roraima, north Brazil, to temporarily close the country’s borders with Venezuela.

The request to shut the borders or limit the number of refugees entering Brazil contravenes international commitments in human rights agreements signed by Brazil, the document signed by Deputy Prosecutor-General Luciano Mariz Maia reads.

20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

World Bank Group Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to establish a new Joint Data Center on forced displacement. Set to begin operating later this year, the new Center responds to growing demand for more and better data, to inform a stronger global response to forced displacement and improve policies and programming to help affected people.

20 Apr 2018 description

In line with its mandate, and in support of the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees, leads the humanitarian response to the Syria situation in Iraq. In doing so, it coordinates the intervention of 10 UN agencies and over 30 local and international NGOs through the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP).

SYRIAN REFUGEE POPULATION

20 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

2,905 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.8 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 98 m six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements, representing 13.6% of total.

Operational Context

20 Apr 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 2018 Mexico Peace Index (MPI), produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), provides a comprehensive measure of peacefulness in Mexico. The MPI is based on the work of the Global Peace Index, which is the leading measure of global peacefulness and has been produced by IEP every year since 2007.
This is the fifth annual edition of the MPI, setting out the key trends, patterns and drivers of peace in Mexico, while also highlighting the most significant policy opportunities available to governments.

20 Apr 2018 description

Harare – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with funding support from the European Union under the project Promoting Migration Governance in Zimbabwe (PMGZ), handed over yesterday (19/04) a state-of-the-art public address system to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage in Zimbabwe.

20 Apr 2018 description

Within the period of 10 to 16 April 2018, a total of 3,795 arrivals and 515 departures were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Demsa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kala/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiha, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South LGAs of Borno and Adamawa States.