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25 Apr 2018 description

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to present this brief report on the commitments that we undertook during the 9th European Regional Conference in Florence, Italy in June 2014.
When we signed up to the Florence Call for Action, we committed to bring novel ideas and new approaches to the main areas of our work. The document summarized our response to the humanitarian needs of that time, such as the social impact of the economic crisis and the increasing level of migration.

24 Apr 2018 description

MYANMAR

Multiple clashes between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army has displaced some 3,000 people in Kachin state since 7 April, driving protection, shelter, food and health needs. Around 2,000 of the newly displaced population in Tanai, and another 160 in Hpakan, have fled their homes but are unable to leave the conflict affected area due to ongoing violence. 900 IDPs have managed to reach Namti, Mogaung, since 20 April and are sheltering in churches.

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23 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Cholera in Congo
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

23 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, you did something amazing.

By supporting UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, you delivered assistance to families who have been forced to flee war or persecution in their time of greatest need. Thanks to you, we made sure that they received shelter, essential supplies such as blankets and kitchen supplies, food, clean water, and access to vital services. Together, we also helped to protect their rights and give them a safe place to call home.

18 Apr 2018 description
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The Commission on Population and Development convened governments, UN agencies, civil society actors, and others to its 51st Session (CPD51) in New York from April 9- 13th. The theme of this year’s Commission was “Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration”.

18 Apr 2018 description

Si le droit international humanitaire (DIH) protège les personnes et les biens lors des conflits armés, encore faut-il que ses règles, dans les cas où elles s'appliquent, soient dûment reconnues, bien comprises et pleinement respectées. La première étape et condition indispensable pour que cette protection juridique produise ses effets est l'acceptation des instruments juridiques pertinents par les États, qui doivent les ratifier ou y adhérer. Diverses autres mesures internes doivent aussi être prises, en temps de paix déjà, pour que le droit puisse être respecté.

17 Apr 2018 description

For the second year running we include a special section that shares key outputs of Action Against Hunger's Research for Nutrition Conference held in November 2016. Elsewhere, experiences are shared including:

•​scale up of integrated management of acute malnutrition in Afghanistan

•health systems strengthening in Somalia

•treating acute malnutrition in older people in Ethiopia

•UNHCR experiences of programme monitoring in unstable populations

12 Apr 2018 description

POP/1075
11 AVRIL 2018

En 15 ans, la population des Émirats arabes unis a augmenté de 300%, montrant bien la pertinence du thème « Villes durables, mobilité humaine et migrations internationales » dont débat la Commission de la population et du développement depuis trois jours, avec un accent particulier aujourd’hui sur l’accès des migrants à la santé sexuelle et reproductive.

10 Apr 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Since the onset of the Rohingya crisis last year, UNHCR has sent 16 emergency flights loaded with relief items to Southern Bangladesh. "Twelve of these flights came out of Dubai, and the UAE paid for the transportation costs of eight of them, valued between $1.5 - 2 million," according to the head of the UN Refugee Agency in the UAE.

09 Apr 2018 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, international leaders are convening at United Nations Headquarters, New York, to discuss the critical issue of migration and human mobility, a megatrend that is reshaping the global landscape.

An estimated one billion people around the world are migrants – one in every seven people.

But as policymakers scramble to understand how these mass movements affect societies, economies, security and sustainability, the needs of women and girls are falling through the cracks.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Listeriosis in South Africa

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

04 Apr 2018 description

Burundi

Up to 15,000 people were affected by torrential rains and strong winds that caused flooding and landslides across the country in March.

Around 1,000 people were displaced and 80 casualties were reported, mostly in Cankuzo and Bujumbura Mairie provinces. Extensive shelter and crop damage was reported across the country. The main needs of the newly displaced and affected populations include shelter and NFIs, food, and WASH.

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DRC

04 Apr 2018 description

ROME – Alors que le secteur humanitaire est sollicité de manière croissante, un groupe de gouvernements partenaires renforcent leurs efforts afin de s’assurer que le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) dispose de fonds flexibles pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires dans les situations d’urgence soudaines et dans les crises prolongées.

04 Apr 2018 description

ROME – At a time of unprecedented demands on the humanitarian system, a group of government partners are stepping up to ensure that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has flexible funding to meet acute humanitarian needs in sudden onset emergencies and neglected or protracted crises.

03 Apr 2018 description

Face à la multiplication des crises, à leur allongement et leur caractère plus complexe, les besoins en aide humanitaire n’ont cessé de s’accroître dans le monde.

Afin de se donner les moyens d’y répondre, la France souhaite marquer une nouvelle étape dans son engagement en faveur de l’action humanitaire en se dotant d’une nouvelle stratégie humanitaire pour les quatre prochaines années et en triplant sa contribution financière annuelle d’ici 2022.

L’action humanitaire : un pilier de notre politique étrangère