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17 Aug 2018 description

Amid the hardships in eastern Ukraine, SOS Children’s Villages delivers help – and hope

SOS Children’s Villages is one of the few international organisations working on both sides of the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, addressing humanitarian needs of families and providing support through a team of social workers, psychologists, educators and other staff. In some of these communities, SOS Children’s Villages is the sole provider of holistic care for children and support for families.

17 Aug 2018 description

NEWARK – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced on Friday it is ending $230 million in foreign assistance funds appropriated by Congress for stabilization projects in Syria.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 17, 2018) – In response to the Ebola outbreak in conflict-hit DRC, which has already claimed at least 41 lives, Save the Children is urgently deploying its Emergency Health Unit and in country team to the area. They will help trace the contacts of confirmed cases and identify people who may have the disease, before referring them to Ebola treatment centers.

17 Aug 2018 description

El plan vincula a 28 hogares pertenecientes a la étnica embera chamí doquera, asentados en la vereda Caños Rojos del municipio de Lejanías, Meta. Este avance les permitirá fortalecerse su crecimiento comunitario bajo premisas etnoculturales.

LEJANÍAS

Entidades que integran el Sistema Nacional de Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas en concertación con la población étnica embera chamí doquera localizadas en Lejanías (Meta), aprobaron plan de retorno y reubicación.

17 Aug 2018 description

SG/SM/19171-IHA/1454-OBV/1813
17 AUGUST 2018

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed on 19 August:

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Women

The wings of a bird are often used as a metaphor for gender equality. If both of its wings don’t have the same strength, a bird can lose direction and may not fly. Imagine that same bird flying across oceans, through continents, with no awareness or respect for countries or borders.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Plan International

En situaciones de emergencia humanitaria, la infancia, pero especialmente las niñas y las adolescentes, corren un alto riesgo de contraer enfermedades o convertirse en víctimas de tráfico infantil, violencia y abusos sexuales.

17 Aug 2018 description

Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day brings citizens of the world together to rally support for people living in crises and to pay tribute to the aid workers who help them.

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Al recordar a los empleados de la ONU asesinados, el Secretario General se comprometió, en el Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria, a mejorar su seguridad, aunque reconoció que el trabajo nunca está exento de riesgos.

Con un minuto de silencio y una corona de flores, el Secretario General António Guterres rindió tributo a los trabajadores humanitarios caídos cumpliendo la misión de las Naciones Unidas.

17 Aug 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) salutes the Colombian State for the promulgation of Decree No. 1288, by means of which the Special Permit to Stay (PEP) is adopted, aimed at regularizing Venezuelans in an irregular migratory situation and guaranteeing their access to rights.

17 Aug 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) saluda al Estado colombiano por la promulgación del Decreto No. 1288, mediante el cual se adopta el Permiso Especial de Permanencia (PEP), dirigido a regularizar a las personas venezolanas en situación migratoria irregular y garantizar su acceso a derechos.

17 Aug 2018 description

SG/SM/19169
17 AUGUST 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath‑laying ceremony marking the fifteenth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad, in New York today:

Dear colleagues and friends, survivors and families, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I would ask you all please to observe a minute of silence in memory of our dear fallen colleagues.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Carmen Arroyo y Emily Thampoe

NACIONES UNIDAS, 17 ago 2018 (IPS) - Los niños y las niñas con discapacidad tienen cuatro veces más probabilidades de sufrir episodios violentos, y ellas se llevan la peor parte, alerta el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef).

“Están entre los sectores más marginados de la sociedad. Y si esta sigue viendo antes la discapacidad que al niño, el riesgo de exclusión y de discriminación permanece”, explicó Georgina Thompson, consultora de Unicef, en diálogo con IPS.