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24 Nov 2017 description

Tarija, 23 nov (ABI).- El alcalde del municipio de Entre Ríos de la provincia O'connor, Nicolás Herrera, advirtió el jueves que en su jurisdicción más de 20.000 cabezas de ganado están en riesgo por la aguda sequía que azota a esa región del departamento de Tarija.

"Más de 20.000 cabezas de ganado están en riesgo, están en levantamiento de datos, pero con seguridad son más de 20.000 cabezas de ganado en riesgo", informó a los periodistas.

24 Nov 2017 description

The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 28th September this year launched a new project to scale up the use of modernized early warning systems and climate information across 21 of the 28 districts in Malawi.

24 Nov 2017 description

“Hoy podemos decir que el fuego está contenido; está controlado, pero estamos atentos porque quedan puntos calientes", señaló el director provincial de Defensa Civil.

El incendio que devastó con más de 10 mil hectáreas de forestación en la zona traserrana cordobesa de Guasapampa fue controlado esta madrugada luego de una semana de fuego intenso, en tanto continúan detenidas dos personas sospechadas de habar iniciado el foco ígneo el jueves de la semana pasada, informó una fuente oficial.

24 Nov 2017 description

As government and its partners continue to prioritize the provision of portable, clean and safe drinking water to all as per the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the private sector is also playing a key role in the promotion of water treatment products as a way of ensuring clean water and sanitation to households in Malawi.

24 Nov 2017 description

Por: UNISDR – Las Américas

AGUASCALIENTES, México, 23 de noviembre de 2017 – Este pasado 14-16 de Noviembre, la Oficina de Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) – Las Américas, participó junto a 39 delegaciones en la IX Reunión de la Conferencia de Estadísticas de las Américas (CEA- CEPAL), celebrado en la sede del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) de Aguascalientes, México.

24 Nov 2017 description
report World Vision

World Vision commits to support early recovery efforts for Marawi as thousands of its displaced families start returning to the city.

"We will continue to stand with the people of Marawi, especially with the children who are at the heart of our response," assures Rommel Fuerte, World Vision's national director in the Philippines.

In coordination with the government, local partners and the conflict-affected communities, World Vision continues its humanitarian efforts to address the evolving needs of the affected people.

24 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 23, 2017 (WAU) – The governor of South Sudan’s Tonj state, Akech Tong Aleu said the ongoing disarmament process in Greater Bahr el Ghazal region faces logistical challenges, including mobility, food and other motivational needs.

Tong, who chairs the Greater Bahr el Ghazal state of emergency committee formed by President Salva Kiir two months ago, made these remarks while reporting on the security situation in the region.

24 Nov 2017 description

El XXXIII Foro de Aplicación de los pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional: “Perspectivas para el período Diciembre 2017 a Marzo 2018”, se llevó a cabo con la participación del secretario de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, German González.

24 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les experts de l’ONU sont menacés et critiqués par le gouvernement

Akshaya Kumar
Directrice adjointe de plaidoyer auprès de l'ONU

24 Nov 2017 description

The second half of 2017 was marked by several significant events in the northern part of Iraq. On 20 July 2017, the Iraqi Government Forces took full control over the city of Mosul and during the few months over 300 000 people decided to return to the city, while more than 900 000 still remain scattered thought IDP camps and in off-camp locations throughout northern Iraq, in particular in Erbil and Dohuk. In the second half of August, the Tal Afar region was also retaken by the Iraqi Government Forces, as a result of which an additional 40 000 people were displaced.

24 Nov 2017 description

PAH aims to support refugees and vulnerable community members who cannot receive aid from other I/NGOs or government bodies. By distributing cash to 200 course attendees, PAH will contribute to making sure that these 200 vulnerable refugees and local community members will have access to quality training courses and materials for the same. This assistance will reduce the number of dropouts from training courses provided by Public Education Centre (PEC). In addition, it will help them find jobs by removing the barriers such as lack of language or professional skills.

24 Nov 2017 description

Forced to flee due to conflict: more than 10,000 local residents are reported displaced in Middle and Lower Shabelle, Somalia

Bal’ad and Afgoye Districts: Middle, Lower Shabelle

24 Nov 2017 description

Mach Samuel

Women in the Jonglei region want the opportunity to play a greater role in resolving ongoing violence and building sustainable peace in South Sudan.

Speaking at a one-day forum in Bor, organized by the Gender Affairs unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the women urged warring parties to end the conflict which has taken a huge toll on women and children across the country.

24 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 23 novembre 2017

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd'hui de nouveaux plans ambitieux pour renforcer la capacité de l'Europe à faire face aux catastrophes naturelles.

24 Nov 2017 description

AL HALLABAT, Jordan, 23rd November, 2017 (WAM) -- Hamad Juma Al Nuaimi, Deputy Director of Jordanian-Emirati refugee camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood, has supervised the distribution of winter supplies to a number of Syrian refugee families living in 'random' tents in Jordan.

"Today, we visited our brothers, the Syrian refugees, who are living in random tents in Al Halabat area, where they live in small gatherings and face difficult conditions because of extreme and cold weather, and we distributed winter supplies including blankets and mattresses," he said.

24 Nov 2017 description

ERBIL, Iraq – In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border on 12 November, UNFPA has scaled up its emergency response to meet the needs of women and girls.

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran, 30 km southwest of Halabja in Iraq. According to an interagency assessment mission to Sulaymaniyah, the earthquake left eight people dead and more than 500 injured. Hundreds of families were displaced.

24 Nov 2017 description

On 17 November 2017, UNMIL supported the Ministry of Justice and the Liberia Law Enforcement Association to convene a dialogue on the role of security sector institutions in promoting a peaceful, democratic and transparent election at the Bassa Women's Association in Buchanan. One hundred participants represented government agencies, security and justice sector institutions, civil society organizations, women, youth and traditional groups and UNMIL.