This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.
Release No: 17-008 Sept. 22, 2017
MIAMI -- U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) directed the U.S. Navy amphibious ship USS Wasp to the Leeward Islands, where it will support U.S. State Department assistance to U.S. citizens in Dominica, as well as U.S. foreign disaster assistance requested by Caribbean nations impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Friday, 22 September 2017 14:28 GMT
Authorities warn tourists and residents to avoid camping or hiking within a 9 km (6 mile) radius of the crater
Volcano on Bali island at highest alert level
Nearly 10,000 residents evacuated
Airport, tourist sites operating normally
By Darren Whiteside
The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) is providing EC$675,000 (250,000 Euros) in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by hurricane Maria which devastated the island on 19 September.
The relief will address urgent needs and will include basic kits for survival, clean water and food, construction material and fuel, as well as additional logistical support to reach isolated communities.
More than 10 countries and territories were directly affected as Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and later the coastal states in the U.S.. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports various levels of damages and needs in Antigua and Barbuda, British, Dutch and French Antilles, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States and territories, among others. Beside, Hurricane María affected recently Dominica and Puerto Rico.
Millwood, VA, September 22, 2017
Project HOPE announced the deployment of an emergency response team, including medical professionals, to Puerto Rico, which is facing a long period of recovery after Hurricane Maria left millions without power, compromising health facilities, the water system and sanitation services.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. Roughly one in three women experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime – and this figure may well be an underestimate.
Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información suministrada por la alcaldía de Santa Bárbara, Defensoría del Pueblo y miembros del Equipo Local (ELC) de Coordinación de Nariño.
Supporting life-saving, coordinated and effective response
The humanitarian situation in Somalia deteriorated in 2016 due to protracted conflict and prolonged drought conditions in most parts of the country. By December 2016, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance had reached 5 million, a 28 per cent increase from 3.9 million in February.
This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 20 September 2017. The next report will be issued on 22 Sept.
Co-Chairs’ summary issued by Ms. Margot Walström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands; and Mr. Mark Lowcock,
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the city of Izucar de Matamoros, Izucar de Matamoros Municipality, Puebla State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 7 km west from the epicenter of the 7.1M earthquake that struck the central eastern part of Mexico on 19 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 437 potentially damaged structures using a post-event Pleiades satellite image acquired on 21 September 2017 and a pre-event WorldView-2 satellite image acquired on 11 April 2017.
In the last three weeks, nearly 430,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Refugees have arrived exhausted, hungry and traumatized by their weeks-long ordeal. Some have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, fire and landmines. Thousands paid extortionate fees to make risky crossings from Myanmar in small boats, and dozens of people reportedly drowned as a number of overcrowded boats capsized.
22 de septiembre, 2017 — "Lo que se prometió en Cuba, se cumplió en Colombia", declaró el jefe de la Misión de la ONU en ese país, Jean Arnault, durante el acto final de inhabilitación de armas entregadas por los excombatientes de las FARC-EP.
En el evento estuvo presente el presidente del país Juan Manuel Santos, quien recorrió el depósito donde se encuentran los contenedores con más de 7.000 armas entregadas por las FARC-EP y demás armamento encontrado en 750 caletas a lo largo del país.
The issue of hunger has aroused great interest among the international community when famine was declared in South Sudan last February. Since then, the United Nations has declared the famine situation officially over. However, the root causes of hunger, and therefore of potential famine situations, are still there. The number of food insecure people is increasing.
13 personas murieron y unas 700 han sido rescatadas por autoridades luego del devastador paso del huracán María el miércoles, 20 de septiembre del 2017, por Puerto Rico, confirmó el viernes el gobernador Ricardo Rosselló.
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Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
New York City, NY
September 20, 2017
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Un total de 13 toneladas de donaciones se enviaron la mañana de este viernes, 22 de septiembre del 2017, desde Quito para los afectados por el terremoto de 7.1 que sufrió México el 19 de septiembre. Según María Fernanda Pacheco, presidenta de la Unidad Patronato San José, en un poco más de 24 horas se logró recolectar 22 toneladas de ayuda solidaria. "El avión de AeroMéxico solo podía llevar 13 toneladas, pero entre el martes y miércoles habrá un segundo despacho"