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Some 5 million children affected by Mexico earthquake

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Mexico UNICEF Mexico will prioritize response to immediate needs in WASH and child protection, and will be followed by education response in the next two weeks as data from national authorities becomes available. Highlights • On 19 September 2017, at 13:14 ...

La OIM favorece protección y asistencia a las mujeres migrantes en Mesoamérica

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States of America, World Con el objetivo de otorgar herramientas a los gobiernos para garantizar los derechos de las mujeres ...

UN and partners require $661 mln to address most urgent humanitarian needs in Lake Chad Basin

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria While humanitarian aid has been significantly scaled up, the needs will remain high into 2018 and beyond. Continued support from the international community behind national efforts will be ...

Hurricane Maria leaves Dominica devastated'

Source: Inter Press Service Country: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica The housing stock has been significantly damaged or destroyed. All available public buildings are being used as shelters, with very limited roofing materials evident, officials say.By Desmond Brown ST JOHN'S, Antigua, Sep 20 2017 - ...

Humanitarian situation rapidly deteriorating in South Sudan - ICRC

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: South Sudan, Uganda Ongoing violence is causing massive displacement, uprooting almost a third of the population. Some flee in fear and others are forced, ICRC President Peter Maurer told the UN General Assembly.Speech by ICRC President Peter ...

Number of cholera cases still rising in Yemen

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen The unprecedented cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people and infected nearly 700,000 since 27 April. Humanitarian partners have ramped up their response to cholera. HIGHLIGHTS • Nearly 700,000 suspected ...

Polio in Nigeria: 'Not out of the woods yet'

Source: World Health Organization Country: Nigeria The warning, according to the Expert Review Committee on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization, is germane, given recent antecedents despite one year without any reported polio cases.Abuja, 20 September 2017 - The 34th session of the Expert ...

At least 120 dead in major earthquake near Mexico City

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mexico A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico and affected five states. At least 29 buildings in Mexico City have collapsed, two million people in the city are without power.At least 120 people were killed ...

Humanitarian needs remain critical one month after flooding in Nepal - Mercy Corps

Source: Mercy Corps Country: Nepal Clean drinking water is hard to access, malnutrition rates are now at critical levels and water and sanitation needs will likely get worse for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.One month after widespread floods ravaged southern Nepal, Mercy Corps is ...

Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

Source: IRIN Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar The proposal worries rights groups, given the precedent further south along the coast, where 121,000 people, mostly Rohingya, are confined in squalid, overcrowded government camps.By Laignee Barron Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in ...

New research finds 3.2 million Iraqis living in informal settlements

Source: UN Human Settlements Program Country: Iraq The results show there are 3,687 informal settlements, including 521,947 illegal housing units where 3.2 million people live. Baghdad has the largest number of settlements - 1,022.Baghdad, 19 September 2017 – A new mapping exercise carried out by ...

OIM, OEA y Costa Rica celebran Foro de Alto Nivel sobre Migración Irregular en las Américas

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: World Durante el foro que tuvo lugar el 12 y 13 de septiembre en San José, se discutieron los derechos humanos de las personas migrantes, el tráfico ilícito de migrantes, la trata de personas y la migración por motivos ambientales.San ...

A total of 152 million children are in child labour globally

Source: International Labour Organization Country: World Latest estimates by the International Labour Organization indicate that child labour has continued to fall but the pace of decline has slowed considerably in the past four years. Introduction Some things are just wrong. Child labour is a brake ...

27 million children out of school in conflict zones

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Chad, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, World UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live. 27 million children ...

La OIM necesita 4,95 millones de dólares para ayudar a las comunidades damnificadas por Irma y José

Source: UN News Service Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Saint Martin , Sint Maarten , Turks and Caicos Islands Las pérdidas incurridas por los huracanes Irma y José podrían alcanzar 62.000 millones de dólares sin contar a Estados Unidos. ...

Niger floods leave tens of thousands homeless as rebuilding lags

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Niger According to the interior ministry, widespread flooding has killed at least 56 people in Niger since the rainy season began in June, and left over 185,000 homeless.'I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain' By Morgane Le Cam ...

About US$56 million needed to address urgent needs of Cubans affected by Irma

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Country Team in Cuba Country: Cuba Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 210,000 homes have been severely affected to date. About 3.1 million people have experienced an impact on their water supply. $55.8 million required ...

27 million children out of school in conflict zones

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Chad, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, World UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live. NEW YORK, 18 ...

Final report of Independent Commission on Syria details human rights law violations

Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Syrian Arab Republic The Commission continues to insist that there is no military solution to the conflict. As the war lingers on, there is no doubt that the suffering of civilians remains as persistent as ever.United Nations Human Rights Council - 36th ...

Protection incidents, gender-based violence on the rise in Chad's Lac region

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement ...

Expertos de la OIM brindan apoyo a las islas del Caribe afectadas por los huracanes Irma y José

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Haiti, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin , Sint Maarten , Turks and Caicos Islands La OIM ha desplegado un equipo de emergencia de seis expertos en gestión de ...

Appeal for $9.9 million to fight cholera outbreak in North-East Nigeria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria A Cholera Response and Prevention Plan has been developed to address the immediate needs of 3.7 million people who could be affected by the outbreak in Borno state. : The United Nations and its partners are urgently ...

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights violence in Myanmar and effects of Typhoon Doksuri

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Viet Nam Viet Nam authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend. BANGLADESH As of 16 ...

Detainees in South Sudan lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: South Sudan Most prisoners rely on their families for food, soap and clothes. However, as thousands of people continue to flee their homes, detainees lose a vital lifeline, becoming even more isolated.Isolation and dependence makes people ...

School meals funding crisis puts young in West and Central Africa at risk, WFP warns

Source: World Food Programme Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger WFP's regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all ...

Iraq: Low development indicators hinder disaster management capacity

Source: Oxfam Country: Iraq Around one third of the population is in need, with more than 18.7 per cent of Iraqis living below the poverty line and lacking access to basic services, education, nutrition and healthcare. The current crisis context in Iraq, in which 3.1 million people are internally ...

MSF: Access to Rakhine State must urgently be permitted

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Myanmar The call comes amidst ongoing military operations in Rakhine, which started in August. The remaining population in the north is without any meaningful form of humanitarian assistance.Amsterdam - International humanitarian organizations must ...

UN's Global Emergency Response Fund enables humanitarians to provide urgent aid for people affected by Hurricane Irma

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba , British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe , Haiti, Martinique , Montserrat, Puerto Rico , Saint Barthélemy , Saint Kitts ...

150,000 Rohingya children in Bangladesh to be vaccinated amid threat of disease outbreak

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar The seven-day campaign is led by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and WHO and will target children below the age of 15 in 68 refugee settlements close to the border with Myanmar.Measles, rubella and polio vaccination campaign ...

WFP launches food assistance operation in Cuba in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Source: World Food Programme Country: Cuba The first phase of WFP's emergency operation will begin immediately with the distribution of a monthly ration of rice and beans to 664,000 people living in the hardest-hit areas.HAVANA - The United Nations World Food Programme , in coordination with the ...

US$27 million needed to assist 265,000 people affected by Hurricane Irma

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Saint Barthélemy , Saint Martin , Sint Maarten , Turks and Caicos Islands The three-month Regional Response Plan aims to cover the urgent needs of the most ...

Emergency cholera vaccination campaign kicks off in Sierra Leone

Source: Government of Sierra Leone, World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund Country: Sierra Leone Led by WHO and partners, the campaign targets communities recently affected by floods and landslides, which left over 6,000 displaced and caused some 500 deaths.FREETOWN, 15 September 2017 – ...

Con 42,5 millones de subalimentados, aumenta el hambre en América Latina

Source: Inter Press Service Country: World Un nuevo informe de la ONU señala que la prevalencia de la subalimentación aumentó hasta 11 por ciento a nivel global en 2016, lo que significa que 815 millones de personas sufren hambre.SANTIAGO, 15 sep 2017 - El número de personas que sufre hambre en ...

Over 1 million Nigerians affected by Boko Haram crisis biometrically registered to better target aid

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Nigeria Information from interviews and biometric registration is shared to guide humanitarian partners in providing direct, impactful assistance to the neediest.Maiduguri – Earlier this month, 1,019,904 people affected by the Boko Haram ...

Cholera continues to spread in eastern Chad

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Chad, Sudan 176 cases have been identified in MSF treatment units. To date, 22 people have died, while the disease has spread to nine villages and is likely to reach others. N'Djamena, Chad – Médecins Sans Frontières is working with the Chadian ...

Nutrition crisis deepening across Kenya

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Kenya The failure of the March-June long rains – the third consecutive poor rains since early 2016 – has helped push an additional 37,000 children below the threshold of acute malnutrition.In parts of north malnutrition rates are more than double the emergency ...

Rohingya influx strains camp resources in Bangladesh

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar An estimated 380,000 Rohingya have fled since the latest violence in northern Rakhine state. They need shelter, food and medical care, and are stretching Bangladesh's ability to cope.Thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence ...

After three-year siege, UNHCR aid convoy reaches Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Syrian Arab Republic The five trucks of aid arrived in Deir Ez-Zor on 14 September after a 22-hour journey from Homs with much-needed shelter materials, plastic sheeting, solar lamps, kitchen and hygiene sets for 30,000 people.UNHCR's first aid ...

World hunger is on the rise again thanks to conflict and disasters

Source: World Health Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, World, Yemen This year's "The ...

Up to 15,000 civilians remain trapped in Syria's Ar-Raqqa city

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic The humanitarian situation inside the city remains dire, with a majority of the remaining population reportedly facing deteriorating humanitarian, health, living and security conditions. Highlights Up to ...

Civilians 'direct targets' as conflict spreads in Central African Republic

Source: Inter Press Service Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo The level of anger and hatred has reached unprecedented levels in the country, as witnessed by the rebel forces use of rape as a systematic weapon of war.By Lindah Mogeni UNITED NATIONS, ...

Number of acutely malnourished Somali children increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of 2017

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Somalia UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date Highlights The post-Gu Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit assessments was released in ...

UNICEF emergency supplies for Rohingya children en route to Cox's Bazar

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar The items are part of a first wave of supplies and include detergent powder, soap, pitchers and jugs for containing water, nappies, sanitary napkins, towels and sandals.COX'S BAZAR, 14 September 2017 - UNICEF trucks filled with emergency water, ...

Save the Children desarrolla iniciativa para reducir la utilización de niños por grupos armados ilegales en Colombia

Source: Save the Children Country: Colombia En Colombia, el reclutamiento forzado de niños por los grupos armados ha sido un fenómeno constante. Este proyecto busca el reconocimiento de los derechos de los niños como agentes participativos de su propio cambio.Este proyecto está enfocado en el ...

50 per cent increase in acutely malnourished Somali children since the beginning of 2017

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Somalia The projected number of children who are, or will be, acutely malnourished has increased to 1.2 million, including over 232,000 who may suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition, notes UNICEF. Highlights The post-Gu Food Security and Nutrition ...

ACAPS warns violence in Côte d'Ivoire likely to spread

Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Côte d'Ivoire A new risk report on armed violence in Côte d'Ivoire predicts the likelihood of displacement of civilians internally and into neighbouring communities and countries if violence escalates. Key findings: Former FNCI forces are highly ...

Turkey plans to move 660,000 Syrian refugee children into state schools

Source: Theirworld Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey Almost 300,000 children in temporary education centres will be gradually transferred to official schools. Another 360,000 not currently in education will also start to move into classrooms.A three-year plan will see official schools take in ...

Five challenges refugee children face in a crisis

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: World Mental health issues; lack of education; integration; internal displacement and missing family are just some of the immediate traumas faced by refugee children in a crisis situation.By Henna Deol My volunteer work over the past year has allowed me to work ...

HRW: Lack of transparency in Syrian refugee education donor funding

Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey Human Rights Watch tracked education pledges made at a conference in London last year, following the money trail from the largest donors to Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. Murky Money Trail, Missed Targets, Missing Data ...

ONU y Ministerio de Educación de Chile lanzan guías de apoyo para el sector educativo en contextos de emergencia

Source: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Country: Chile, World La UNESCO junto a otras agencias de la ONU en Chile, han lanzado guías para el sector educativo que proveen elementos generales para el desarrollo de políticas educativas en contextos de desastre. El material fue ...