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19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

17 Dec 2018 description

Mogadishu – The following international partners* (listed below) are concerned about the recent events in South West State. We extend our deepest condolences for the death of the South West State assembly member and others who have died in the violence in Baidoa. We deplore all violence and any other acts that could exacerbate the humanitarian situation.

12 Dec 2018 description

The war in Syria forced Mouhamad El Sheli and his family to flee their bombed-out home in Homs into life as refugees in neighboring Lebanon. “We moved here with no job …meaning we didn’t have anything,” says the 28-year-old father of three young children. “I worked any job, olive picking, construction, any job so we can survive.”

11 Dec 2018 description

New data from the Ethiopia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA) show progress in expanding access to HIV treatment, identifies areas for further progress.

On World AIDS Day, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University (ICAP) released new survey data demonstrating Ethiopia’s progress in confronting its HIV epidemic, as well as challenges still to be addressed.

10 Dec 2018 description

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor presided over a ceremony awarding grants to four local civil society and community based organizations in Ethiopia through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program managed by U.S. Embassy’s Community Grants Office.

The projects will be implemented over the next year, directly impacting the lives of over 500 people in need of assistance including children, internally displaced people, youth, people with disabilities, and local communities at large.

06 Dec 2018 description

Laura Schmitt Olabisi / Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

01 Dec 2018 description

Overview

The American people’s compassion and generosity have saved more than 16 million lives and brought us closer than ever to controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community, country by country.

30 Oct 2018 description

Julie MacCartee / Anna Brenes

Data are vital to sustainably reducing global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty as they support evidence-based investments, accountability, and transparency and enable the measuring of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and other global, regional, and local commitments. Open and accessible data are essential assets that provide a foundation of evidence for scientists and decision-makers globally and help fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, and scientific discovery in food security and nutrition.

28 Sep 2018 description

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Monthly Civilian Casualty Report By CJTF-OIR PAO | Sept. 27, 2018

1 EMAILPRINT SOUTHWEST ASIA-- The Coalition has worked by, with and through partners since 2014 to defeat ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria, liberating nearly 8 million Iraqis and Syrians from ISIS’s brutal rule and reducing its control of territory to approximately one percent of what it previously held.

26 Sep 2018 description

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of their legislation to extend the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years. PEPFAR was established in 2003 as an emergency response to alleviate the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, primarily on the continent of Africa.

21 Sep 2018 description

Syndromic Surveillance Case Count Summary

Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI): 24 cases. Levels remain within below the expect level for the time of year.

Diarrhea: 8 cases. Levels continue to remain at low levels.

Prolonged Fever: 7 cases. 6 cases are respiratory related. All cases followed up and resolved.

Acute Fever & Rash: 1 case reported this week. Case followed up and resolved.

Typhoon Mangkhut Situational Report – ROTA

Source: Rota Health Center

19 Sep 2018 description

AMA Innovation Lab / Alex Russell

A lot of focus in agricultural development is put on promoting technologies like improved seeds and chemical fertilizer. They can transform food security, but for the poorest small-scale and subsistence farmers—who are often women—the high cost of these inputs keeps them well out of reach.

18 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities

  • Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed.

  • Power restored to 98% of areas {per Rota-EOC}

  • Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic

  • Back-up Generator remains unusable.

  • FEMA will provide 500KVa generator and waiting to be delivered to RHC.

  • Fuel Tank is filled with diesel and ready for the 500KVa generator.

16 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities

  • Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed. However, sporadic power interruption in Songsong including at RHC.

  • Roads cleared

  • Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic

  • Facilities, internal recovery corrective actions complete. However, significant Back-up Generator problems remain.

  • Grounds Debris clearance ongoing

15 Sep 2018 description

General Situation Summary

- Civil Amenities
- Power, Water and Waste Water recovery corrective actions mostly completed {some areas still without power}
- Roads cleared
- Loose Debris continuing to be cleared

- Clinic
- Facilities, recovery corrective actions complete
- Grounds Debris clearance ongoing
- ER, recovery corrective actions complete
- Out-Patient services, remain closed {staff deployed in recovery operations}

05 Sep 2018 description

The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians. We reiterate our strong support for Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salame as he works to realize an immediate and durable cessation of hostilities in the Libyan capital, which is a critical step to advancing the political process in accordance with the United Nations Action Plan.