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21 Sep 2017 description

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced nearly $264 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq. The United States Government has now provided nearly $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis since Fiscal Year 2014.

21 Sep 2017 description

As the first Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrived in Dominica this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pledged Barbados’ commitment to assisting the hurricane-ravaged island in its recovery efforts.

The Prime Minister, who has responsibility for Defence and Security, said that Barbados would continue to send vessels with supplies and personnel to the island for as long as was necessary.

Mr. Stuart extended condolences to the Government and people of Dominica in respect of the loss of life.

21 Sep 2017 description

​A las 8:40 a.m., partió el Boeing 727 de la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana, que lleva a los 31 especialistas del grupo de búsqueda y rescate colombiano que llegarán a México, específicamente al Distrito Federal, desde donde apoyarán las labores para el rescate de personas, luego de 44 horas de haberse presentado un sismo de gran magnitud en el país azteca.

21 Sep 2017 description

The Ugandan authorities must end their absurd attempts to silence people opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit, said Amnesty International today, as a motion on the controversial proposal was brought to parliament.

Earlier today the mayor of the country’s capital, Kampala, was arrested by the police and bundled into a pick-up truck outside his home on suspicion that he was headed to a protest against the proposed change.

21 Sep 2017 description

Con el fin de atender a los afectados por el terremoto de magnitud 7,1 ocurrido el pasado 19 de septiembre, Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) hemos desplegado cuatro equipos de apoyo psicosocial en Ciudad de México.

Además, nuestros compañeros en el país están evaluando las necesidades médicas, sanitarias y psicológicas y de distribución de productos higiénicos no alimenticios en el estado de Morelos, el epicentro del seísmo.

21 Sep 2017 description

This paper presents the first estimates for a key target of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which requires primary and secondary education that lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes. By developing a new methodology and database, the UIS has produced a global snapshot of the learning situation facing children and adolescents who are in school and out.

21 Sep 2017 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 21 sep (AGN).- El equipo Equipo de Búsqueda y Rescate (USAR-GUA, por sus siglas en inglés), compuesto por 47 personas, en su mayoría rescatistas, viajará hoy a México en acción humanitaria ante la emergencia, informaron las autoridades.

El equipo USAR-GUA se prepara para salir hacia México con base en el mecanismo bilateral de ofrecimiento de apoyo de Guatemala y coordinación con Protección Civil de México, a través del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Guatemala.

21 Sep 2017 description

El gobierno provincial informó que las llamas "se están desplazando por los cerros hacia la zona de Casa Grande y La Falda, por lo que estamos cuidando que no baje y ver cuándo lo podemos atacar para poderlo controlar".

Los incendios que esta madrugada habían sido controlados en Cosquín se reavivaron debido al viento que rotó al sur "con ráfagas de 60 kilómetros por hora y complicó la situación", dijo el secretario de Gestión de Riesgo Climático y Catástrofes de la provincia de Córdoba, Claudio Vignetta.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12996

SECURITY COUNCIL
8051ST MEETING (AM)
20 SEPTEMBER 2017

The “primacy of politics” — including through mediation, ceasefire monitoring and assisting in the implementation of peace accords — should be the hallmark of the United Nations approach to resolving conflict, by the terms of a resolution adopted by the Security Council today.

21 Sep 2017 description

1. Background:

Akobo County located in Jonglei State (in South Sudan) is one of the key transit route for the conflict affected IDPs from Waat, Walgat, Motot, Pathai and other small areas of Uror and Nyirol Counties. Since the outbreak of the initial crisis in December 15th 2013, the region has been experiencing heavy movement of IDPs.

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

  • March 2014: Ebola outbreak in Gueckedou and a FACT team is deployed in the country March and April 2014: CHF 250,000 DREF allocated

21 Sep 2017 description

AFTERNOON

GENEVA (20 September 2017) - The Human Rights Council in a midday meeting concluded its general debate on human rights situations requiring the Council’s attention.

The first part of the general debate was held on 19 September and can be seen here.

21 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

CIUDAD DE MEXICO — A punto de cumplirse dos días del sismo de magnitud 7,1 registrado en el centro de México, sigue aumentando el número de personas fallecidas.

De acuerdo con el último inorme, son ya 246 las personas muertas; 115 en la Ciudad de México, 73 en Morelos, 43 en Puebla, 13 en el Estado de México, cinco en Guerrero y una en Oaxaca, y cerca de dos mil personas han sido atendidas en hospitales por diversas causas.

21 Sep 2017 description

MORNING

GENEVA (21 September 2017) - The Human Rights Council this morning adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review of Bahrain, Ecuador and Tunisia.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

El huracán María se ubicaba este jueves por la mañana 85 kilómetros al norte de Punta Cana, en República Dominicana, habiendo recobrado la categoría 3 con vientos sostenidos de 185 kilómetros por hora, tras alejarse de Puerto Rico rumbo a las islas Turcas y Caicos y sureste de Bahamas.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 20 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; heads of state of France, Norway, Malawi and Senegal; and other global education leaders today committed to tackling the global ‘education crisis’ holding back millions of children and threatening progress, at a high-level event in New York City.

21 Sep 2017 description

20 September 2017, Juba — Stakeholders met on Wednesday to review and discuss the contents of a manual on the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases in South Sudan. The validation workshop was presided over by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon. James Mayen Oka and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare Hon. Esther Ikere.