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20 Sep 2017 description

Statement from Acting Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Lenard Montoute

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — The Cabinet of Ministers met Tuesday morning to discuss the preliminary situation in Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria on Monday September 19th and Saint Lucia’s immediate response to provide relief.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Honourable Lenard Montoute explained that plans were already underway to make Saint Lucia an operational base for the relief effort to Dominica.

20 Sep 2017 description

KINSHASA, Sep. 19, 2017 - The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has been providing life-saving support to Burundian refugees following deadly clashes that occurred last Friday in Kamanyola (South Kivu province) in which 38 refugees (24 men, 13 women, and one child) and one Congolese military officer were killed with more than one hundred injured.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From January 2017, a total of 50,547 children (64% of annual target) and 94,851 children (48% of annual target) have been admitted for the treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition respectively.

  • During the reporting period, 31,857 people in Marsabit, Samburu and Mandera Counties gained permanent access to water through repair of boreholes. A further 81,634 gained temporary access to safe water through household water treatment.

20 Sep 2017 description

El Gobierno dominicano está tomando todas las previsiones para proteger vidas humanas. Da seguimiento estricto al huracán María. Se trata de un poderoso huracán categoría 5.

Danilo regresó de ONU para ponerse al frente de trabajos

El presidente Danilo Medina interrumpió su agenda en la septuagésima segunda Asamblea de la ONU. Regresó anoche de Nueva York para ponerse al frente de los trabajos.

Reunión con 27 funcionarios de auxilio y asistencia social

20 Sep 2017 description

Chapter 1: Introduction and Key Findings

This report presents the findings of Round 12 of data collection, which took place between June and July 2017. Table 1 displays the number of IDPs and returnees identified across rounds from the beginning of 2017 until present. As can be seen, the number

of identified returnees had been steadily on the rise across in 2017 mirrored by a gradual decrease in the number of IDPs identi-fied in the country.

Chapter 2: IDP Profiles

Overview

20 Sep 2017 description

The World Health Organization was requested by Member States to develop a global priority pathogens list (global PPL) of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to help in prioritizing the research and development (R&D) of new and effective antibiotic treatments. To date, the selection of pathogens for R&D activities has been largely guided by small and large pharmaceutical companies according to a variety of parameters, such as perceived/unmet medical need, pressure of investors, market size, scientific discovery potential, and availability of specific technologies.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Our girls were not born to be sexual slaves. Each one of them had a dream or goal for future,” Zina Salim Hassan, a 21-year-old Yazidi advocate, told UNFPA ahead of an United Nations event focusing on the use of sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war.

20 Sep 2017 description

GENEVA (20 September 2017) - The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights today concluded its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Colombia on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

20 Sep 2017 description

Con el objetivo de proporcionar técnicas y conocimientos necesarios para la atención correcta de un paciente por traumatismo, estabilizar su condición y transportarlo de forma segura desde el lugar del incidente hasta donde pueda recibir atención médica, se realizó el sábado 16 y el domingo 17 de septiembre el curso sobre Sistema de Comando de Incidentes (SCI), en la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), en coordinación con la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (Usaid) y la Oficina de los Estados Unidos para Asistencia de Desastres en el Extranjero (OFDA).

20 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C., 19 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) – Los países del Caribe siguen implementando acciones de respuesta en salud con el apoyo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, que está desplegando Equipos Regionales de Respuesta y enviando suministros médicos y humanitarios a las islas afectadas por los huracanes María e Irma. Las lluvias fuertes y el viento continúan afectando las islas Leeward, incluyendo aquellas ya afectadas por el huracán Irma.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ANTIGUA, 15 September 2017 –UNICEF has rolled out a programme offering psychosocial support to children whose lives were disrupted when the devastating Hurricane Irma rampaged through the northern chain of Caribbean islands on 6 September 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description

20 September 2017, Harare - The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitments articulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF).

The United Nations, through the ZUNDAF, continues its support in poverty reduction, advancing good governance and gender equality, and enhancing service delivery in education, health, water and sanitation, protection, and food and nutrition security.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Mediante Decreto Supremo Nº 027-2017-SA también se crea la Comisión Multisectorial encargada de su implementación, monitoreo y fiscalización.

20 Sep 2017 description

Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.

The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.

20 Sep 2017 description
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Glass Half Full: Ensuring Greater Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Households in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, September 20, 2017 - Tajikistan has made significant progress over the past decade in providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for its citizens. However, many challenges remain. This is especially true in rural areas where only about one-third of households have access to clean drinking water sources on their premises, compared with more than 87% in urban areas.

20 Sep 2017 description

Against the backdrop of 10 years of Israel’s land, air and sea blockade, there has been an escalation in the internal Palestinian divide, since March 2017, which exacerbated Gaza’s energy crisis and resulted in outages of 18-20 hours a day. Additionally, the salary crisis in the public sector in Gaza has worsened; thousands of civil servants have been reportedly referred for early retirement, and the financial approval for the referral of hundreds of patients outside Gaza has been reportedly delayed/disrupted.

20 Sep 2017 description

19 September 2017 – Pakistan, being one of the last 3 polio-endemic countries in the world, has launched the first national immunization days campaign of the 2017–2018 low transmission season during which more than 37 million children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio. The campaign is taking place in all the districts/agencies of the country with a few local operational adjustments.