The Regional Governance Activity (RGA) works closely with Government of Colombia (GOC) counterparts at the national, departmental, and municipal level, and directly assists public officials in 40 conflict-affected municipalities to strengthen their capacity to serve their citizens. By improving the efficacy of the three levels of government, and in particular, sub-national governments in conflict-affected regions, RGA builds citizen trust and contributes to a durable and inclusive peace.
USAID/Colombia’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Office focuses on supporting the Government of Colombia (GOC) and civil society to increase institutional presence, foster a culture of respect for human rights, strengthen citizen participation, promote access to justice, increase public investment, and provide services to historically underserved and conflict-affected rural areas where illicit activity often goes unchecked.
Release date: June 22, 2018 Release Number: 213
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $34 million in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.
To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.4 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.
1,534 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 253,618 cash based transfers made
US$ 29.8 million six months (June-November 2018) net funding requirement
428,585 people assisted in May 2018
Opération « Ramadan à la maison» à Kaga-Bandoro
Du 12 au 14 juin 2018, l’opération dénommée « Ramadan à la maison » s’est poursuivie à Kaga-Bandoro toujours avec le concours du HCR, OIM, et PARET et a permis d’assister le retour de 148 ménages de 368 personnes déplacées internes du site Mbella vers la ville de Kaga-Bandoro. Chaque ménage a reçu 50,000FCFA du PARET et des kits NFI de l’OIM constitués de kits cuisine, nattes, couvertures, bâches, bassines et lampes.
Los eventos de entrega se realizaron en Santa Marta y en el municipio de Ciénaga.
El director Territorial Magdalena de la Unidad para las Victimas, Carlos Ortiz Ruiz, lideró esta semana la entrega de 300 cartas de indemnización.
150 de esas cartas se entregaron en el Centro Regional de Atención a Víctimas de la ciudad de Santa Marta y las otras 150 en el municipio de Ciénaga.
Friday, 22 June 2018 – A three-day workshop organized by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to foster strong working relationship between police officers and community members has concluded in Baidoa, the administrative capital of South West state.
The workshop, which commenced on Tuesday, sought to enhance collaboration between the police and local residents through community policing to help promote peace and security in neighbourhoods.
DUBAI, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Emirati businessmen and philanthropist, has announced the establishment of the "Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund", a new initiative to benefit Arab refugee youth in Jordan, and Lebanon and Arab children affected by wars and disasters residing in the UAE.
The announcement was made on the occasion of the annual ‘World Refugee Day’, being observed this year with the theme, ‘Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees’.
"The story of refugees and immigrants moving around the world is not new - but hopeful technology can make these transitions easier"
By Heba Kanso
BEIRUT, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shadi Khaled, a Syrian refugee living in Iraq, teaches Arabic on his computer, calling it his "hope for the future" as a job means money and a chance to educate people about his life.
Manila (ICRC) – Displaced for more than a year since the start of the five-month conflict in Marawi City, many families in south-eastern parts of Lanao del Sur province continue to struggle due to lack of food and other necessities. The absence of a stable income and capital for small businesses has forced many who were traders before the start of the conflict to rely on farming and fishing.
- Par sa résolution 2387 (2017), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) jusqu’au 15 novembre 2018 et m’a prié de lui rendre compte de l’exécution de ce mandat le 15 février 2018, puis tous les quatre mois. Le présent rapport est soumis en application de cette résolution.
II. Situation politique
En Soacha fueron indemnizadas 69 víctimas del conflicto armado con una inversión de $600 millones.
Con la presencia del director territorial central de la Unidad para las Víctimas Jorge Orlando Sánchez Zambrano, se llevó a cabo en el municipio de Soacha, Cundinamarca, la entrega de 69 cartas de dignificación a víctimas del conflicto.
Release date: June 20, 2018
Release Number: 210
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Carmen López spent eight months working to open a restaurant catering to health-conscious customers in the picturesque mountain Municipality of Orocovis. A week before launch, Hurricane María took aim at Puerto Rico and practically destroyed her dream.
Three months later, López opened Pueblo Sano (Healthy Town). She was able to serve only a few fruits and vegetables she could acquire locally.
I. THE MIRPS
706,364 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
* Needs and Population Monitoring Baseline Round 11
20 June 2018, Mogadishu. The Italian Government has this week contributed 2.4 million Euro to Somalia under a United Nations (UN) Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) agreement. The funding will support national governance and youth employment programmes which are led by the Somali Government with the support of the United Nations, as well as a UN supported programme which builds the capacity of the Government to deliver aid to Somali people.
It is 8 am and another sunny working day is starting in Zaatari refugee camp, in the North of Jordan. ACTED social mobilization team gathers in the base camp, where ACTED caravan offices are located, before heading to the camp districts where Syrian refugees live.
In 2017, ACTED piloted community-led projects in Maban refugee camps aiming at building community leadership capacity and reinforcing self-management structures – the donkey cart ambulance was one of them.