BOGOTÁ –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (WFP) de las Naciones Unidas y Save the Children Colombia realizaron hoy la firma de un Memorando de Entendimiento que les permitirá realizar acciones conjuntas y complementarias destinadas a promover la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de familias y población en situación de vulnerabilidad en la zona de Frontera con Venezuela, con especial énfasis en mujeres gestantes y lactantes, niños y población indígena.
Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
3 April 2018, Geneva
This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.
INGOs are delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable Yemenis, despite the complex and serious nature of the security situation and sustained bureaucratic access constraints.
The Horn of Africa has been grappling with the effects of consecutive failed rains across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia that led to 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at the start of 2017.
Children bore the brunt of the crisis as their families struggled to survive in a worsening situation that resulted in malnutrition, increased susceptibility to diseases, limited access to school and exposure to protection concerns as families would migrate in search of food and water.
According to UNHCR 5,615,147 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. Children now make up 47.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,678,425 refugee children in the region.
To date we have reached 3,127,153 people in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Syria, including approx. 2,041,809 children.
In 1980, The Police had the best-selling single in the UK, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was the top-grossing film and the World Health Organization officially declared that smallpox had been eradicated, thanks to a global vaccination campaign.
• Save the Children está trabajando en los asentamientos fronterizos, incluidos Arauca, Norte de Santander y La Guajira, y en tres espacios amigables para la niñez, que brindan apoyo psicosocial, kits de higiene y materiales educativos. Se complementará la respuesta en Agosto para proporcionar servicios de refugio y protección infantil.
Children are facing grave risks such as trafficking, recruitment by armed groups and organised criminal gangs and disease as they cross the Venezuelan border into Colombia seeking a new life, Save the Children is warning.
Spiralling political and economic turmoil—which brought hyperinflation, unemployment, food and medical supply shortages, and resulted in a malnutrition crisis—has sparked a dramatic increase in the number of people leaving Venezuela in desperation.
“We, the children of Yemen, are struggling to survive. We go to sleep to the sound of warplanes overhead and guns in the street. We wake up to more destruction.
“We are innocent, play no part in this war, and have committed no sins.
“And yet, we are missing out on an education as our schools are being destroyed. We are being denied our most basic rights of health, safety, and life. The longer the war continues, the more children will die.
En las últimas semanas un nuevo control fronterizo ha optimizado la entrada y salida de personas en Colombia vía terrestre. Los puentes internacionales manejan de una manera efectiva el papeleo y paso de personas por la frontera, presentando una reducción del 30% de los venezolanos que buscan cruzarla, según cifras de Migración Colombia.
Save the Children ambassador Myleene Klass visits a class of children at Little Hands - Save the Children's early learning centre in Zaatari Refugee Camp - where children aged 3-4 are supported via early childhood care and development programmes to ensure they are prepared for school and have the psycho/social support needed to help them recover from the trauma of war.
I have just returned from Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan where I was meeting Syrian families to mark the anniversary of seven years of war in Syria.
Last year, I was on a mission to Hajjah in northern Yemen where Save the Children is providing healthcare, water and food to the most vulnerable families.
I accompanied one of our health teams who travel to remote areas to provide life-saving services where people have no access to doctors.
As Yemen is in the throes of the world’s worst cholera outbreak, children are paying the highest price of a health system in ruins.
Our mobile clinics are a life-line to the most vulnerable children.
DEVELOPMENT IN REVERSE
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Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.
The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:
As they gather together in London today, as well as in the months ahead, governments and leaders from around the world must take urgent action to avert a catastrophe in Somalia.
Over the last 15 years, Somalia has become infamous in Europe and North America for piracy, terrorism and hunger. In this time, regimes have fallen, new governments have emerged, and independence for Somaliland and autonomy for Puntland have redefined the nation’s politics.
According to UNHCR 5,582,018 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 47.6% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,657,040 refugee children in the region.
SIX MONTHS ON: NEW REPORT REVEALS EXTENT OF FEAR AND DISTRESS EXPERIENCED BY ROHINGYA CHILDREN WHO FLED TO BANGLADESH
Geneva, Switzerland - A coalition of medical and humanitarian organizations, some working inside besieged Eastern Ghouta, have urged the United Nations Security Council to vote for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow urgent humanitarian assistance to all areas in need in Syria. The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution aimed at implementing the cessation of hostilities and lifting sieges on areas like Eastern Ghouta.
Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference
One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict
More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.