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19 Jan 2019 description

Somos Panas Colombia se lanzó el 20 de diciembre de 2017 y tiene como eje de acción una estrategia de contenidos para reducir las manifestaciones de xenofobia y promover la solidaridad de los colombianos hacía los venezolanos en Colombia. El planteamiento estratégico de la campaña es evidenciar que los venezolanos son PERSONAS que TUVIERON que salir de su país y AGRADECEN la acogida en Colombia.

18 Jan 2019 description

The campaign's strategic approach is to show that Venezuelans are PEOPLE who HAD to leave their country and, who are THANKFUL for being accepted in Colombia.

18 Jan 2019 description
report UN Security Council


Permanent Representative Calls for End to Arms Embargo, Foreign Interference

Without the international community’s support in Libya, spoilers will sabotage the political process and unravel the fragile and easily reversible progress made amid an already grim backdrop of sporadic violence and rising humanitarian needs, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country warned today in a briefing to the Security Council.

18 Jan 2019 description

Operation Updates

  • WFP successfully implemented the Temporary Interim Country Strategic Plan (TICSP 2018). Following its conclusion in December, the new WFP Nepal Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (CSP) will commence in January 2019.

  • WFP delivered its last round of support to the refugees from Bhutan with the final cash-for-food amount distributed in December. This will support the neediest refugees for an additional six months. From 2019, UNHCR and the Government of Nepal will continue to support the most vulnerable refugees.

18 Jan 2019 description

An art project helps female asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras become more aware of their rights and discover a new family in Mexico.

By Marta Martinez in Tapachula, Mexico

A new mural decorates the streets of Tapachula, the busiest town on the Mexican side of the border with Guatemala. In vivid earthy tones, it depicts a woman holding a baby in her arms, sprinkled with the names of the two dozen women from north Central America who painted it and profound words capturing their aspirations: love, trust, freedom, safety.

18 Jan 2019 description

With the number of refugees growing exponentially throughout the world in the last few years, due to failed states, civil wars, and countless other devastating conditions, the need for informed policy is critical. This is what prompted research from the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs to launch their International Refugee Research: Evidence for Smart Policy. The study gathered data from government and non government agencies around the world, including USCRI, as well as agencies like the United Nations and UNHCR.


18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates

• In November, WFP provided food assistance to 441,097 vulnerable people in Cameroon. A total of 230,595 women and 210,502 men were assisted through general food distributions - both in-kind and in cash, nutrition support, early recovery and resilience building activities.

18 Jan 2019 description

WFP Emergency response in Cox’s Bazar

  • WFP signs an agreement with the Government of Japan: To receive USD 5 million for the emergency operation, supporting the transition from in-kind food assistance to e-voucher modality, as well as for the Bangladeshi smallholder farmers.

  • Life-saving Food Assistance: The 29th round of General Food Assistance (GFA) was completed, reaching 143,600 households with in-kind food; e- voucher assistance reached 48,600 households.

18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates Refugee Programme

• The profiling exercise carried out by WFP, UNHCR and the Malawi Government has been finalised. Preliminary results indicate that 92 percent of the refugees are dependent on food assistance. In general, 76 percent of the population is classified as “highly vulnerable” and stopping food assistance would pose a major risk to their lives.

18 Jan 2019 description

By Nora Peter, IFRC

Three European Red Cross societies have launched a joint initiative that focuses on the social integration of refugees and asylum-seekers. The two-year project “Action of Red Cross on Integration of Relocated and Resettled Persons” runs under the acronym ARCI and is implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with the German, Bulgarian and Croatian Red Cross.

18 Jan 2019 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has so far assisted 8,700 Syrian refugees after storm “Norma” and “Miriam” caused damage to informal settlement and substandard shelters in Lebanon.

18 Jan 2019 description

Burkina Faso’s security and humanitarian situation has deteriorated further with persistent armed attacks in Sahel, Nord and Est regions. Intercommunity tensions at the start of the year in Centre-Nord and Sahel regions turned into violent clashes, claiming 49 lives and displacing around 12,000 people. On 11 January, the Government extended for six months the state of emergency in 14 regions. Continuing attacks and insecurity risk impeding humanitarian operations and preventing affected people from accessing aid. The country has been hit by a worsening spate of attacks by armed groups.

18 Jan 2019 description

The UAE Embassy in Lebanon has launched the second phase of the UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians "Winter 2019 - Lebanon", to provide food supplies, blankets, heaters, clothing, and tents for a number of areas that have been severely affected by harsh weather conditions, especially the northern regions.

Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, announced this today at a press conference, where he said that the campaign provides urgent assistance to displaced Syrians in Lebanon worth AED18.4 million (US$5 million).

18 Jan 2019 description

The Global Appeal 2019 Update provides information for governments, private donors, partners and other readers interested in UNHCR’s priorities and budgeted activities for 2019 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of people of concern: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless persons, and others of concern. It highlights the challenges faced by UNHCR and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.



18 Jan 2019 description

La sécurité et la situation humanitaire au Burkina Faso se sont dégradées davantage suite aux attaques armées persistantes dans les régions du Sahel, du Nord et de l’Est. Depuis le début de l'année, les tensions intercommunautaires se sont transformées en affrontements violents dans les régions du Centre-Nord et du Sahel, causant la mort de 49 personnes et forçant 12 000 autres à quitter leur foyer. Le 11 janvier, le gouvernement a prolongé de six mois l'état d'urgence imposé dans 14 régions.

18 Jan 2019 description
report ACTED

Communities in Sine Godar, a village in western Niger, suffer from a lack of access to clean water. Between September and December 2018, ACTED and UNICEF delivered emergency aid to Tillabéri, a village of 4,550 inhabitants on the border of Mali.