Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 16 mars 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est alarmé par le sort des milliers de réfugiés centrafricains qui ont fui vers le sud du Tchad depuis la fin 2017, dont beaucoup manquent de nourriture, d’abris et d’accès aux soins médicaux.
ATHENS /NEW YORK, MARCH 17, 2018—Two years after the signing of a deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, Europe's cynical strategy to contain and return people seeking asylum has trapped thousands of vulnerable people in disastrous conditions on Greek islands, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on Greek and EU authorities to increase transfers to the Greek mainland.
Thousands of Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have continued to infiltrate the country despite the already ongoing influx, and the recent cholera outbreak in refugee settlements. Uganda Red Cross society has been on ground to respond to both, the growing numbers of refugees and the continued spread of cholera especially in Kyangwali and Kyaka II refugee settlements.
This coming week, the world will remember how tragedy struck Puerto Rico six months ago.
Hurricane Maria churned a devastating path through the Caribbean last September. The Category 4 storm brought sustained winds of 175 miles per hour, destroying homes, mangling power lines and severing communications throughout Puerto Rico.
As images began to emerge, they revealed the destruction left in Maria’s wake, signaling the protracted recovery to come.
Mantener altas y homogéneas las coberturas de vacunación, fortalecer la vigilancia y poner en marcha rápidamente medidas para responder ante un caso sospechoso son algunas de las medidas sugeridas para mantener la eliminación del sarampión en las Américas.
Maintaining high and homogeneous immunization coverage, strengthening surveillance and quickly responding to suspected cases are some of the suggested measures to maintain measles elimination in the Americas
MSF has been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and migrants in Greece since 1996. In 2014, MSF expanded its activities in Greece to meet the needs of asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands and mainland from Turkey. Since 2016, MSF medical teams in Greece have offered services including primary health care, treatment for chronic diseases, sexual and reproductive health care, physiotherapy, individual and group/family clinical psychological care, as well as psychiatric care, along with a comprehensive social support package.
Funds will meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them.
By Tim Gaynor in Kutupalong Refugee Settlement, Bangladesh | 16 March 2018
When they fled Myanmar violence six months ago, Mohammad Islam and his family had nothing to eat and were sleeping in the open lashed by monsoon rains.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, power and water have been restored in most communities, millions of cubic yards of debris have been removed, hospitals and other government services are open and bridges are being replaced.
Challenges remain, but the joint efforts of FEMA’s local, federal, voluntary and private sector recovery partners continue in earnest.
Days before the grim 7-year mark of a conflict that has led to alarming levels of mental health problems, 21 Syrian social workers, psychologists and physicians gathered in Gaziantep, Turkey, near the Syrian border.
They came together to learn skills and standardized approaches so that they can teach the basics of helping people suffering from mental health conditions to a new cadre of psychosocial workers across northern Syria. Developed and organized by the WHO field office in Gaziantep, the training had a sense of urgency.
KINSHASA, 16 MARS 2018. Le ministre de la Santé Publique de la RDC, le Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga a clôturé vendredi les travaux d'évaluation externe conjointe (EEC) de la mise en oeuvre des capacités du Règlement Sanitaire International (RSI 2005) après cinq jours des travaux. C'était en présence du Ministre de l'Environnement, du Représentant de l'OMS en République Démocratique du Congo, de l'équipe d'évaluateurs externes indépendants et des experts nationaux multidisciplinaires et multisectoriels.
Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release
16 March 2018
United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a US$951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them.
More than 11.3 million Syrians are in need of health assistance, including almost 3 million people living in besieged or hard-to-reach areas.
Cáritas Española destina 209.000 euros a paliar los efectos de una crisis prolongada provocada por la falta de lluvias.
Port Moresby – Almost three weeks after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea’s remote provinces of Hela and Southern Highlands, IOM teams are working with the government and partners to assess the full impact of the disaster and deliver essential lifesaving aid to survivors, even as landslides and aftershocks continue to affect the region.
Juba, 15 March 2018 – Access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities (HCFs) is essential for the provision of quality care.
In South Sudan, WASH in HCFs is one of the neglected areas within the health systems. Thus, establishing WASH in HCFs is crucial to prevent the risks of health care acquired infection among health care facility staff, patients, caregivers and the wider community.
- The food and nutrition situation in Mali continues to deteriorate rapidly due to a severe and early agro-pastoral lean season following two consecutive difficult years. The projected number of people requiring urgent food assistance has increased by 80% compared to initial projections reaching more than 1.4 million and the expected number of children under five with severe acute malnutrition in 2018 has increased by 68% reaching 275 000.
Brazzaville, 16 Mars 2018 – 70,7 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour poursuivre l’assistance humanitaire et amorcer le relèvement de 114.000 personnes dans le Département du Pool, ont annoncé le Gouvernement et le Système des Nations Unies, ce 16 Mars à Brazzaville lors du lancement du Plan de réponse humanitaire et de relèvement pour 2018 dans la zone précitée.
Brazzaville, 16 March 2018 – 70.7 million dollars are needed to provide humanitarian assistance and to stimulate recovery for 114,000 people in the Pool Department, according to the announcement of the Government and the United Nations in Brazzaville on the 16th March on the occasion of the launch of the 2018 Plan for Humanitarian Response and Early Recovery in the region.
A bullet-ridden hospital with one doctor and no ambulance is struggling to meet the growing needs of 25,000 people targeted by so-called Islamic State
Sinjar, in northeast Iraq, made headlines for the 2014 massacre, enslavement, and displacement of its Yazidi people by militants from the so-called Islamic State. Thousands have since returned to the shattered town, but they are struggling with a lack of basic services, especially medical care.