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Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action

Source: Caribbean Community Secretariat, UN Development Programme Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico , Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin , Sint Maarten , Turks and Caicos Islands Over US$2 billion ...

MSF suspends relief activities in Bangassou, CAR, following attack

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Central African Republic MSF has evacuated all 58 national and international staff, and suspended medical operations from Bangassou. Half a million people were relying on MSF's healthcare services.Bangui – Following a violent armed robbery on Monday 20 ...

WHO gravely concerned by deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, Syria

Source: World Health Organization Country: Syrian Arab Republic Life-saving medical equipment and surgical supplies have been barred from entering the area, despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs in Eastern Ghouta.22 November 2017, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – Seven ...

Men and boys subjected to sexual violence in Syria and in displacement, a UNHCR study confirms

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic The number of men and boys suffering sexual violence within Syria and as refugees in surrounding countries remains unknown. UNHCR sheds light on the under-explored issue of SVM and calls for further ...

Colombians live in fear one year after peace deal

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Colombia An estimated 100,000 people will likely be displaced by the armed conflict in Colombia at end-2017. The number of displacement incidents increased by 36 percent against last year.'The reality for many Colombians is in stark contrast to the positive ...

As winter nears in Greece, asylum seekers stuck in tents on islands

Source: ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Amnesty International, Jesuit Refugee Service, CARE, Terre des hommes, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, SolidarityNow Country: Greece, World The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece's ...

Apartheid in Myanmar's Rakhine State - Amnesty

Source: Amnesty International Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar The Rohingya people are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination, said Amnesty International in a new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis. Rohingya segregated and abused in open-air ...

World community has 'collective responsibility' to stop human trafficking, support victims

Source: UN Secretary-General Country: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, World UN chief highlights the urgent need to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants and to stop criminals and terrorists from preying on vulnerable populations.SG/SM/18793-SC/13082-HR/5376 Following are UN ...

Annual Disaster Statistical Review registers fewer number of disasters for 2016, but more people affected

Source: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters Country: World The estimates of natural disaster economic damages place last year as the fifth costliest since 2006, 12% above the 2006-2015 annual average. Debarati Guha-Sapir, Philippe Hoyois, Pasacline Wallemacq, and Regina Below ...

EU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with €300 million

Source: European Commission Country: Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis At regional level, the EU's assistance will help to build longer term resilience by increasing the region's disaster preparedness as well as its ability to adapt to climate change.European Commission - ...

Warning of massive health crisis in Bangladesh refugee camps

Source: Norwegian Capacity Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar "The crisis facing 800,000 refugees in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar today is alarming, but we're on the brink of a large-scale health catastrophe if the situation isn't turned around," warns Norcap. The crisis facing 800,000 refugees in ...

Famine likely in many areas of Yemen within three to four months

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Yemen A prolonged closure of key ports risks an unprecedented deterioration in food security to famine across large areas. In less accessible areas with the most severe food insecurity, famine could emerge even more quickly. Famine likely in Yemen ...

2018 HNO seeks support for 13 million people across Syria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey The scale, severity and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Of the 13.1 million people needing help, 5.6 million people are in ...

Famine likely in many areas of Yemen within three to four months

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Yemen A prolonged closure of key ports risks an unprecedented deterioration in food security to Famine across large areas. In less accessible areas with the most severe food insecurity, famine could emerge even more quickly. Famine likely in Yemen ...

IOM supports voluntary humanitarian return of 135 Burkinabe migrants from Libya

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Burkina Faso, Libya Through the EU-IOM Joint initiative for Migration Protection and Reintegration in Africa, returnees will be provided with reintegration assistance based on their needs.Ouagadougou - IOM, the UN Migration Agency this week ...

International Olympic Committee launches campaign to bring light to refugee camps

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Rwanda The IOC has teamed up with UNHCR to bring light to residents of Mahama refugee camp in northern Rwanda, home to over 55,000 refugees who have fled violence from Burundi.International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in 'Become the ...

Centroamérica debate política migratoria regional y tráfico ilícito de migrantes

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: World Autoridades gubernamentales de 9 países de la región se reunieron del 15 al 16 de noviembre en Guatemala para la 45ª Reunión Ordinaria de la Comisión Centroamericana de Directores y Directoras de Migración .Guatemala - Para ...

UN Migration Agency supports voluntary humanitarian return of 135 Burkinabe migrants from Libya

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Burkina Faso, Libya Through the EU-IOM Joint initiative for Migration Protection and Reintegration in Africa, returnees will be provided with reintegration assistance based on their needs.Ouagadougou - IOM, the UN Migration Agency this week ...

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, ...

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in Viet Nam, displacement in Myanmar, Afghanistan

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, New Caledonia , Viet Nam Typhoon Damrey is estimated to have caused damage of about US$600 million in Viet Nam. On 19 November Tropical Storm Kirogi struck, hitting many of the areas ...

How Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

Source: The Guardian Country: Antigua and Barbuda The small island of Barbuda was practically flattened by Hurricane Irma and its people fled. Now people are starting to question if they will ever return.The small island was practically flattened by Hurricane Irma and its people fled. Now people are ...

Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than their parents

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: World According to UNICEF, these children in 37 countries are more likely to live in extreme poverty, be out of school, or be killed by violent death than children in those countries 20 years ago. Despite progress, 180 million children face bleaker prospects than ...

Japan donates US$15 million to WFP response to refugee crisis in Bangladesh

Source: World Food Programme Country: Bangladesh, Japan, Myanmar Japan's contribution will fund almost a fifth of WFP's total funding requirement for the refugee crises. WFP still needs US$55 million to feed more than a million people until February 2018.DHAKA – The United Nations World Food ...

Japan Donates US$15 Million to WFP Response to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

Source: World Food Programme Country: Bangladesh, Japan Japan's contribution will fund almost a fifth of WFP's total funding requirement refugee crises in Bangladesh. WFP still needs US$55 million to feed more than a million people in until February 2018.DHAKA – The United Nations World Food ...

Bolstering nutrition interventions for 17,000 refugee children in Bangladesh

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar UNICEF along with government and other sectoral partners launched Nutrition Action Week, an effort to propel the nutrition interventions for Rohingya children under five.Cox's Bazar, 16 November 2017 – To bolster nutrition interventions for ...

Doctors in Eastern Ghouta overwhelmed by influx of patients wounded by intensified attacks

Source: Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations Country: Syrian Arab Republic Hundreds of airstrikes in civilian areas, including cluster bombs, which are indiscriminate in nature and prohibited by international law, are causing massive civilian casualties.Toronto, ON- Doctors and medical ...

Famine may be happening 'right now' in Yemen, warns UN relief wing

Source: UN News Service Country: Yemen OCHA spokesperson warned of famine-like conditions unfolding in Yemen, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition enters its 12th day.17 November 2017 – The United Nations relief wing on Friday, warned of famine-like conditions ...

Dégradation de la sécurité alimentaire au Mali

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali Le nombre de personnes en insécurité́ alimentaire a atteint 3,8 millions, contre 3 5 millions durant le même période en 2016, pendant que l'accès humanitaire est toujours entravé. FAITS SAILLANTS Augmentation des ...

Children must be top of global migration agenda, UN says

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: World All children caught up in the migration crisis should be treated as children first and foremost, regardless of their nationality or migration status, or that of their parents, UN human rights experts say.GENEVA – All ...

Desperate Rohingya leaving Myanmar on make-shift rafts

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar Unable to pay for the crossing to Bangladesh, refugees are building rafts from whatever material they can get their hands on. Recent arrivals had been waiting in desperate conditions.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR ...

Across Horn of Africa, 11.4 million children at risk

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought and three consecutive failed rains. In Somalia, risk of famine remains. 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water ...

La situación de los niños venezolanos indocumentados en la frontera Colombia - Venezuela es preocupante, señala Save the Children

Source: Save the Children Country: Colombia, Venezuela Los niños no pueden acceder a los servicios de salud y educación. Las problemáticas fronterizas no son solo asunto de los territorios, sino que deben ser preocupación del gobierno nacional, según Save the Children.Jueves 16 Noviembre 2017 ...

UN envoy urges greater support for Rohingya victims of sexual violence

Source: UN News Service Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar Following a visit to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has called for enhanced measures to protect and assist victims.16 November 2017 – Following a visit to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, where ...

Misinformation and lack of resources hamper cholera response in Chad

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Chad At the peak of the epidemic in mid-October, more than half the patients arrived severely dehydrated because they had waited too long to come to the CTC or had problems finding transportation.The cholera epidemic declared on 18 September is ongoing in ...

Improved early warning systems protect the most vulnerable

Source: World Meteorological Organization Country: Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Curaçao , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Kiribati, Mali, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niger, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sint Maarten , Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, World Vulnerable communities in Africa, the ...

UN leaders call for end to Yemen blockade: millions of lives at risk

Source: World Health Organization, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund Country: Yemen More than 20 million people, including over 11 million children, need urgent aid. At least 14.8 million are without basic healthcare and there are more than 900,000 suspected cholera cases.Statement by WFP ...

Agencies line up winter aid for Afghans as temperatures plummet

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan More than 3,000 displaced families have found shelter in districts classified as extreme winter areas based on the elevation and more than 15,000 families are facing severe winter conditions. HIGHLIGHTS Humanitarians ...

More action needed as world faces greatest refugee crisis and growing education crisis

Source: Education Above All Country: occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World "The spectre of tens and tens of millions of young refugees growing up without the needed skills to create a meaningful life for themselves is a dangerous one," said Nana Akufo-Addo, president of ...

How play helps Rohingya refugee children cope in Bangladesh camps

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar The games give children psychosocial support in this landscape of bamboo shelters where more than 600,000 people have recently arrived from Myanmar.By Diana Coulter, IFRC The cheers of children rise ...

Desplazamientos masivos de familias indígenas en Barbacoas y Tumaco, Colombia

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia Entre el 7 y 11 de noviembre de 2017, las acciones de diferentes grupos armados en el departamento de Nariño causaron el desplazamiento masivo de al menos 146 miembros de las comunidades indígenas Awá. Este documento ...

Despite drop in violence, nearly one-third of Darfur's people still displaced

Source: UN Security Council Country: Sudan The slow returns reflected an anxiety about security, and a lack of confidence about such issues as land, poor resource management and security sector reform.SC/13069 Security Council 8103rd Meeting Sudan Permanent Representative Faults 'Contempt' for Doha ...

Humanitarian partners respond to triple challenge in Ethiopia

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Despite stretched resources, the government, with support from humanitarian partners, continues to address the triple challenge of drought, flooding and inter-communal conflict. This report has ...

Human rights and aid groups welcome UN peacekeeper boost for CAR

Source: Danish Refugee Council, Amnesty International, Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development, Norwegian Refugee Council, Search for Common Ground, Mercy Corps, International Rescue Committee, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme, Invisible Children, Aegis Trust, ...

Humanitarian partners respond to triple challenge in Ethiopia

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Despite stretched resources, the government, with support from humanitarian partners, continues to address the triple challenge of drought, flood and inter-communal conflict. This report has been ...

Panamá lanza hoja de ruta para la inclusión, protección y atención de las personas con discapacidad en la gestión del riesgo

Source: UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Country: Panama Con el objetivo de establecer lineamientos para potenciar sistemas de repuesta inclusivos y adecuados a las personas con discapacidad ante situaciones de emergencia, SENADIS y SINAPROC lanzaron esta hoja de ruta.Por: UNISDR Las Américas ...

Survey data shows nationwide drop in infant mortality but increase in child malnutrition in Nigeria

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Nigeria Nigeria made significant improvements in some areas while others remain unchanged or have worsened since 2011 by not keeping pace with population growth when the last survey was conducted.ABUJA, 14 November 2017 – The National Bureau of Statistics , ...

WHO delivers urgent assistance for earthquake patients

Source: World Health Organization Country: Iraq The health supplies, sufficient for 200 surgical operations, have been prepositioned at the Emergency Hospital in Sulaymaniyah governorate, in northern Iraq.Baghdad, Iraq, 15 November 2017 -- In response to the recent earthquake in the border region ...

UN refugee agency seeks US$7 billion for 2018

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: World The Global Appeal 2018-2019 lays out the financial resources that will be required for UNHCR's programmes to protect and improve the lives of 68 million people of concern. Matching commitments with action As we issue this Global Appeal, ...

Suffering of migrants in Libya outrage to conscience of humanity - UN human rights chief

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, World The UN Human Rights Office urges the Libyan authorities to take concrete steps to stamp out human rights violations and abuses in centres under their control.Arabic GENEVA – The UN Human ...

IOM warns of trafficking, exploitation of Rohingya refugees

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar More than 617,000 Rohingya refugees have settled in Cox's Bazar since 25 August, but exploitation of the Rohingya population in the district has been occurring since well before this influx.Cox's Bazar – Human ...