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22 Sep 2017 description

New York – On Wednesday (20/09), the UN Migration Agency’s Director General William Lacy Swing and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met during the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss humanitarian aid for the thousands fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Bangladesh, already host to approximately 300,000, had welcomed 74,000 after an incident in October 2016 and a further 429,000 people, who are seeking safety from an outbreak of violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on 25 August.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM Director General declared a ‘Level 3 Emergency’ for Bangladesh to ensure a rapid and effective scale-up of the humanitarian response. Additional staff have been deployed and IOM’s Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism has been activate

  • Since the current influx began, IOM distributed 30,000 tarpaulins, installed 248 emergency latrines, trucked 72,000 litres of water, and provided healthcare services to over 18,000 patients.

22 Sep 2017 description

Appeal history

• Launched on 9 November 2012, the original Emergency Appeal aimed at raising CHF 32,311,219 for a period of six months to assist 170,000 people.

• Through the first revision, on 28 May 2013, the appeal’s budget was increased to CHF 44,183,265 to reflect the expected growth of the camp population to 225,000 Syrians living in 19 camps.

22 Sep 2017 description

Key figures

226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,887 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

102,879 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Population Movements

22 Sep 2017 description

Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

Like others in this room, I was in Yemen just a few weeks ago. What I saw was a stark reminder of how the pain of conflict permeates deep into communities and how webs of alliances equipped with easily available weapons complicate and prolong wars.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 31st August, there were 40,047 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers who arrived since April 2015. Refugee status determination by the National Commission for Refugees (CNR) resumed on August 17th, after having been suspended for almost two months. Since then, 335 refugees were registered, while 2,442 were still asylum seekers and waited for registration.

22 Sep 2017 description
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The Security Sector’s Role in Responding to Health Crises representatives from key regional organizations involved in the Ebola response, including the African Union (AU) and the Mano River Union (MRU), as well as additional researchers, Ebola Task Force coordinators at national and regional levels, and representatives of the diplomatic and international community based in Freetown. Participants shared practical recommendations to facilitate better preparedness to mitigate future epidemics.

22 Sep 2017 description

Au total, 1 840 cas déclarés (suspects et confirmés) d’hépatite E ont été notifiés au 13 septembre.
A la même date, 38 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Le taux de létalité est passé de 2,2 pour cent au 4 septembre à 2,06 pour cent au 13 septembre.

Les départements de Diffa et de Nguigmi ont enregistré le plus grand nombre de cas. Les femmes et les personnes âgées de plus de15 ans sont les plus touchées.

22 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 400,000 flee their homes in northern Rakhine

  • Humanitarian operations severely disrupted in central Rakhine

  • Rakhine Advisory Commission issues final report

  • Civilians in Kachin and Shan bear the brunt of armed conflict

  • Monsoon season floods temporarily displaced over 300,000

FIGURES

22 Sep 2017 description

La Cooperación Española impulsará un programa de apoyo psicosocial y recuperación de las actividades educativas para la población infantil afectada por el terremoto en México

El apoyo al sector de la educación es una de las prioridades expresadas por las autoridades mexicanas tras el terremoto del pasado martes, 19 de septiembre, que afectó a la zona centro de México y que ha causado centenares de víctimas.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Presidential elections in Rwanda were held on 4 August 2017. President Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term with 98.7% of the vote. A new cabinet was announced, including the appointment of Jeanne d’Arc De Bonheur as the new Minister for Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR).

22 Sep 2017 description

Con el objetivo de conocer el procedimiento de despliegue y utilización de la Unidad Médica Móvil; así como los protocolos de acción en caso de una emergencia o desastre, cerca de 40 brigadistas de la región Huetar Atlántica recibirán capacitación, durante esta semana, sobre Equipos Médicos de Emergencia (EMT por sus siglas en inglés) en la repuesta a emergencias y desastres.

22 Sep 2017 description

Throughout the long years of conflict in Syria, the ICRC has been present, working in close proximity to people: to understand their needs and challenges, and to adapt our response in the light of their changing needs.

We’ve worked closely with our dedicated colleagues in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, bringing food, water, shelter and medicine whenever we can.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

La organización requiere 4.6 millones de dólares para responder a las necesidades de la infancia

Para apoyar este esfuerzo de UNICEF: www.unicef.org/peru

22 Sep 2017 description

Addis Ababa – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency yesterday (21/09) announced that they had assisted the Government of Ethiopia in relocating to camps, more than 100,000 South Sudanese refugees who had, since September 2016, fled renewed conflict in the world’s youngest nation.

22 Sep 2017 description

Amman – The UN Migration Agency (IOM), the European Union (EU) and the Jordanian Armed Forces this week (19/09) launched a project supporting border management in Jordan. The project funded by the EU Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace will support the Jordanian authorities in improving security and facilitating humanitarian assistance at the north-eastern border with Syria.

22 Sep 2017 description

1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in Juba.

32, 696 Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

9,527 Persons reached with awareness on SGBV prevention and lifesaving messages.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

276,900 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 August 2017.