Every year, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) kicks off from November 25th, a day set aside as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10th World Human Rights Day. The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day.
Appeal Target: US$8,328,750
Balance Requested: US$8,328,750
With the Syria crisis continuing into its eighth year, more than half of the population of Syria has been forcibly displaced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times.
Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.
• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.
Every month, USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) reaches 3 million people across all 14 governorates of Syria and 1 million refugees in neighboring host countries with emergency food assistance. FFP has contributed over $2.8 billion in food aid since 2012.
• The UN estimates that 13.1 million people inside Syria need humanitarian assistance. Of those, 10.5 million are food insecure, or unable to meet basic food needs.
• Since 13 October 2018, an estimated 16,000 migrants, largely from Honduras and El Salvador, have transited through Guatemala.
• The Government of Mexico has officially reported the presence of some 8,000 migrants in its territory. As of 28 November, at least 6,067 migrants, including 1,058 children, had arrived in Tijuana (Baja California state), on the border with the United States. In Mexicali there are about 1,200 migrants settled, and around 300 are estimated to still be on the move heading north in Mexico.
• In October 2018, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide reached three million, at least 2.4 million of them are hosted by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
• UNICEF estimates that the number of children in need has surpassed 460,000, taking into consideration the needs of migrant children, non-Venezuelan returnees and those living in host communities where services are struggling to fulfil the increasing demands.
11 de diciembre de 2018, Oslo - El Director General de la FAO advirtió hoy que si el cambio climático no disminuye, los conflictos y el hambre aumentarán.
Graziano da Silva hizo estas declaraciones en una intervención en el Foro del Premio Nobel de la Paz sobre cómo resolver la crisis climática, en el que participó junto al Premio Nobel de la Paz 2007 y expresidente de Estados Unidos, Al Gore, ponente principal.
Thousands of vulnerable migrants are facing a cold and dangerous journey across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and are in desperate need of support, as are many host communities. The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are responding.
FAO Director-General speaks at Nobel Peace Prize Forum on climate change
11 December 2018, Oslo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of increased conflict and hunger if climate change is left unabated.
Graziano da Silva made the remarks at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018 panel discussion on how to solve the climate crisis, with 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former US Vice-President Al Gore as keynote speaker.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
This Operations Update seeks to extend the timeframe of this operation by 1 month, with a new end date 31 January 2019 to finalize implementation of the revised activities.
Nineteen districts in Sindh and 11 districts in Balochistan province are facing moderate to severe drought with below average rainfall from June to November. The lack of water puts agriculture and livestock at risk.
There is no data on the amount of people affected by drought. Over 600 children have died this year in drought-hit Thar, Sindh province due to contaminated water and malnutrition. Health and livelihood concerns are high.
The latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (November 2018) indicates that 1.7 million people currently face food insecurity in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states (October–December 2018) – a slight decrease compared with the same period last year, demonstrating the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts in the region, however 2.7 million are projected to be severely foodinsecure in June–October 2019 unless adequate livelihoods assistance is provided.
Respuesta regional: reporte situacional No. 2
En Perú, el aumento de entradas diarias a 4.000, antes de la fecha límite para acceder al Permiso Temporal de Permanencia, llevó a las autoridades peruanas y sus aliados a escalar la respuesta.
Discusiones intergubernamentales continúan teniendo lugar para reforzar la coordinación regional, antes de la reunión de Quito II que se realizará el 22 y 23 de noviembre.
In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.
Tijuana (Baja California, México), 8 de diciembre. El embajador de Honduras en México, Alden Rivera, entregó este fin de semana un importante donativo de alimentos, víveres y productos para la higiene personal en el albergue El Barretal, donde se encuentran ciudadanos hondureños en situación de espera para la realización de procesos de regularización migratoria.
This document provides a mid-month update. It complements UNHCR’s more detailed Operational Updates for DRC, which cover the full month.
An increasing number of Central African refugees are voicing their intention of returning to their country of origin, primarily to Bangui. 876 households (3,707 people) have so far indicated this intention in Boyabu, Inke and Mole camps (Nord and Sub-Ubangi provinces). UNHCR continues to collect intentions of return.