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23 Feb 2018 description

En Colombia 2006 fue el año en el que se presentó el mayor número de víctimas por estos artefactos explosivos, con 1.232 casos, en tanto que 10 años después, en 2016, se registraron 89 víctimas.

En 2017 se vieron afectadas por este flagelo 50 personas, una reducción del 44 % en comparación con el mismo periodo de 2016. En lo que va corrido de este año se han reportado tres víctimas.

23 Feb 2018 description

Nota de Prensa No. 011-2018

Prevención: Reducir muertes por lluvias es el principal objetivo de protocolos de SAT en el Sur

::: Proyecto que se desarrolla entre 2017 a 2019 beneficia a unas 45 mil personas :::

::: Cónsul de Alemania en Honduras, Sebastian Werther, destaca labor de Copeco en temas de prevención :::

23 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, 23 February 2018 – A new, US$2 million agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the Republic of Korea National Red Cross, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will be used to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities in Bangladesh and Timor-Leste.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided one-off emergency cash-based transfers to recently arrived refugees C.A.R in the south of Chad. One month after the outbreak of this new refugee influx, WFP has assisted 18,103 people out of the 19,035 registered by UNHCR This figure is likely to increase. The influx is already the largest movement of refugees from C.A.R., exceeding the total number for 2017.

23 Feb 2018 description

Managua – El Embajador de Italia en Nicaragua, Sergio Martes visitó la comunidad Chimpinilla, ubicada en la zona rural de Sébaco, Matagalpa para participar en la entrega de alimentos para familias afectadas por lluvias e inundaciones ocurridas en el mes de octubre del año pasado.

23 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2018 — The World Bank today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $10 million to support Sierra Leone in its efforts to recover from severe landslides and floods in Freetown in August 2017. The landslide, comprising a mix of clay soil and boulders of up to 40 cubic meters, ripped through the city of Freetown with tremendous energy destroying everything in its path. Residents reported a large ‘tidal wave’ of material advancing down the river channel.

23 Feb 2018 description

· La Alianza Sahel es una asociación para el desarrollo de la región lanzada hoy en Bruselas en el seno de la Conferencia de Alto Nivel sobre el Sahel

· El presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, ha anunciado una contribución de “más de cien millones de euros” a esta iniciativa para el desarrollo

· *La ejecución de los proyectos está prevista para el periodo 2018-2022 en *Mauritania, Malí, Burkina Faso, Níger y Chad; países miembros del G5 Sahel

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

It is a time of transformation in Asia and the Pacific. In 32 countries of the region, UN Women is joining women and men, governments, civil society groups, businesses and others in a common aim: gender equality.

The region’s vibrant economies and societies have produced historic advances in human well-being. Women have been central to these advances, as leaders of communities and countries, as workers and innovators, as advocates for peace and security.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of December 31 2017, there remain over 38,000 internally displaced and 526,500 returnee in Mali.

  • During the last quarter of 2017, a total of 77 incidents of grave child rights violations were reported including recruitment and use of children, killing, rape, attack against schools, and denial of humanitarian access. This brings the total to 370 incidents recorded in 2017.

  • 120,437 children were treated for severe actute malnutrition; includuing 31,255 during the last quarter.

23 Feb 2018 description
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February 23rd, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has provided QR 1 million for emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. Under the intervention, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is working in coordination with local partners to secure relief and medical supplies for the heavily bombed city.

Through four emergency catering hubs, QRCS is going to provide 34,500 food meals over 17 days, or 2,000 meals per day, at shelters and distribution locations designated by municipalities and community representatives.

23 Feb 2018 description
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Enhanced Response Capacity Funding - version 1
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Technical Annex - - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2018/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 3,500,000

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 7.8 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance in 2018. The Somali Region remains the epicenter of the drought, with an estimated 1.8 million people in need of lifesaving food assistance.

  • In response to the IDP influx in Somali and Oromia regions, WFP is providing emergency relief (in-kind food) and nutrition assistance to 300,000 IDP’s in the Somali Region and nutrition support to 140,000 IDPs in the Oromia Region.

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23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP received AUD 1 million (USD 800,000) and EUR 300,000 (USD 371,000) contributions from the governments of Australia and Italy, respectively. These will support WFP’s emergency school feeding and food assistance for assets activities for the Marawi response.

23 Feb 2018 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 22 February 2018:  Representatives of the Governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of all communities in Rakhine State.

“This partnership demonstrates the commitment of the international community to help find and implement solutions to the situation in Rakhine State,” said Knut Ostby, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Myanmar.

23 Feb 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Gita has caused severe damage in the Pacific. It made landfall in Tonga during the night of Monday 12 February as a destructive category 4 storm, causing severe damage to the capital Nuku'alofa.

Over 4,500 people have been displaced in evacuation centres and almost 2,000 homes damaged, including more than 130 destroyed.

Approximately 50% of the main island, Tongatapu’s, electricity network was compromised, leaving 80% of homes in Tonga without power.

22 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria

  • An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2

  • Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Feb 2018 description

Commissioner Stylianides meets with Ministers from Luxembourg and Belgium and welcomes Member States' commitment in reinforcing the European Mechanism to respond to disasters

Brussels, 22 February 2018

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism will be strengthened thanks to a new and important contribution from Luxembourg. Its satellite-based communication platform emergency.lu will establish internet and telephone communication directly in the aftermath of a crisis.

22 Feb 2018 description

RIYADH / 6 Jumada II 1439H (22 February 2018) – One month has passed since the Saudi-led Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced the launch of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), an expanded relief program committing billions of dollars in aid and support for Yemen. The achievements of the YCHO in this short time are already manifest.

The Coalition has taken several measures to facilitate aid flows to Yemen under the YCHO, including:

  • Opening the land crossings at AlKhadra, AlTuwal and AlWadea;

22 Feb 2018 description

180.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
177.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Feb 2018 description

El proyecto, que busca ofrecer soluciones duraderas para los sobrevivientes del conflicto, es el primer componente que entra en funcionamiento de un paquete de ayuda del Gobierno de Corea para el posconflicto en Colombia.

BOGOTÁ, D.C.

La Directora de la Unidad para las Víctimas, Yolanda Pinto Afanador, y el Director en Colombia de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Corea (KOICA), Bongsoon Jang, firmaron un acuerdo orientado a generar soluciones duraderas para las víctimas de desplazamiento forzado en asentamientos informales en Colombia.