Feed aggregator

Haiti - NOTICE : Suspension of extraction of sand at the Morne Cabri - Haitilibre.com

Haiti environment - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:52

Haitilibre.com

Haiti - NOTICE : Suspension of extraction of sand at the Morne Cabri
Haitilibre.com
Faced with the danger represented by the anarchic exploitation of sand quarries at the Morne à Cabri and alarmed by the significant risk that this situation poses to the environment, the Ministry of the Environment, informs the general population and ...

Haiti - NOTICE : Suspension of extraction of sand at the Morne Cabri

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:51

Faced with the danger represented by the anarchic exploitation of sand quarries at the Morne à Cabri and alarmed by the significant risk that this situation poses to the environment, the Ministry of the Environment informs...

iciHaiti - FLASH : Notice to passengers to Chile

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:45

After announcing in a circular that from January 5, 2018 « passengers to Chile will be hosted temporarily only at the terminal Guy Malary, » the National Airport Authority (AAN) in a note dated January 16 announces...

Haiti - Politic : Extraordinary Meeting of the Superior Council of the National Police

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:40

Tuesday an extraordinary meeting of the Superior Council of the National Police chaired by the Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant gathered together with the main officials of the Council...

Haiti - Environment : Sanitation new promises of Moïse to the mayors - Haitilibre.com

Haiti environment - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:32

Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Environment : Sanitation new promises of Moïse to the mayors
Haitilibre.com
Monday at the National Palace, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by his Chief of Staff Wilson Laleau and other members of his team, held an important meeting with the various municipal cartels of the metropolitan area, at the approach of the ...

Haiti - Environment : Sanitation new promises of Moïse to the mayors

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:32

sMonday at the National Palace, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by his Chief of Staff Wilson Laleau and other members of his team, held an important meeting with the various municipal cartels of the metropolitan area...

Haiti - Environment : Sanitation new promises of Moïse to the mayors - Haitilibre.com

Haiti environment - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:32

Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Environment : Sanitation new promises of Moïse to the mayors
Haitilibre.com
Monday at the National Palace, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by his Chief of Staff Wilson Laleau and other members of his team, held an important meeting with the various municipal cartels of the metropolitan area, at the approach of the ...

iciHaiti - January 12, 2010 : Message to the Haitian diaspora of the Dominican Republic

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:25

As part of the 8th anniversary of the commemoration of the earthquake of January 12, 2010, Mrs. Miousemine Célestin, Chargé d'Affaires ai at the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic addressed a speech to the Haitian diaspora...

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Volcanic Activity PNG Disaster Management Team Situation Update No. 7 (as of 17 January 2018)

UN OCHA maps - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:14
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Country Team in Papua New Guinea Country: Papua New Guinea

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 15 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 19 January 2018.

Background

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.
The Kadovar population was evacuated to neighbouring Rup Rup island by 6 January with the East Sepik Provincial Government providing water and food relief as well as clothing.

The Provincial Government indicated on 8 January that it was planning to evacuate islanders from Kadovar, Rup Rup and Biem islands to a site on mainland East Sepik within two weeks. The identified location is in Turubu LLG in Wewak District (east of Wewak town).

Current Situation

On 15 January, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) indicated the continued heightened risk on Kadovar island while assessing that Rup Rup and Biem islands did not exhibit any signs of increased volcanic activity at the moment.
The Provincial Governor had indicated that the Government was planning to resettle Kadovar islanders on the mainland for a period of up to three years until volcanic activities had subsided with the assurance that the Government would address the needs of the resettled islanders.
The Provincial Governor identified the availability of surface vessels and fuel continued to pose challenges to the ongoing evacuation efforts.
According to media reports, school attendance of 151 upper primary students from Kadovar island will be impacted by the ongoing resettlement. Local school leaders are working with mainland schools on integrating students into existing schools to ensure continuous access to education.

Response to Date

Since 14 January, the Provincial Government commenced the evacuation of Kadovar islanders from Rup Rup island to mainland East Sepik Province. It was reported on 17 January that approximately 350 Kadovar islanders had been evacuated to Dandan Care Centre in Turubu LLG, with evacuation efforts expected to continue.

It was reported on 17 January that National Capital District Commission donated K100,000 to the ongoing relief efforts while several private sector companies have provided in-kind contributions including a metric ton each of flour, rice and sugar in addition to earlier contributions of a metric ton of rice.

Haiti - FLASH : Good news for Haitians in Suriname

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:09

Alex Jospitre the Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Suriname accompanied had an important and fruitful meeting with Ferdinand Welzijn the Minister ai of Justice and Police regarding the regularization of our compatriots in irregular migratory...

Largest Desalinated Water Reserve Ever Unveiled in Abu Dhabi

Planetzine - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:00
The UAE has created a storage facility under the desert that can provide up to 100 million liters per day in the event of an emergency.

Haiti - Diaspora : The Haitian-American Congresswoman Ludmya Bourdeau meets Trump

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:59

On Tuesday morning the Haitian-American Congresswoman Ludmya Bourdeau Love met with President Donald J. Trump at the White House to discuss the importance...

iciHaiti - Politic : Towards the signing of an agreement between the Government and the UEH

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:57

The Rectorate of the State University of Haiti (UEH) welcomed the announcement of the imminent signing between the Haitian State and the UEH of a contract-plan...

Haitian community commemorates earthquake victims, blasts Trump ... - Caribbean Life

haiti earthquake - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:18

Haitian community commemorates earthquake victims, blasts Trump ...
Caribbean Life
More than 100 Haitian-Americans marked the eighth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake at Borough Hall on Jan. 12. Guests at the eighth annual Interfaith Memorial for Haiti's Earthquake Victims, observed a moment of silence at 4:53 pm — the exact ...

and more »

Iraq: Iraq: Syrian Refugee Stats and Locations, 31 December 2017

Relief Web Maps - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:59
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo: RD Congo - Sud-Kivu & Maniema : Note d’informations humanitaires du 15/01/2018

UN OCHA maps - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:46
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Faits saillants

  • L’incendie d’une école primaire prive 236 élèves de l’éducation dans le territoire de Kabambare

  • Les affrontements armés conduisent au déplacement de 2 250 personnes dans le territoire de Fizi

Aperçu de la situation

Un afflux de déplacés a été rapporté dans la Plaine de la Ruzizi, territoire d’Uvira dans la province du Sud-Kivu. Il s’agit des populations de villages de Rwarama et de Kanga, qui ont fui les affrontements du 04 janvier entre l’armée régulière et les MayiMayi Yakutumba, dans les Moyens Plateaux du groupement de Kigoma. Une mission d’évaluation rapide est planifiée au cours de la semaine, en vue de se rendre compte des conditions de vie des déplacés dans les zones d’accueil.

En date du 14 janvier 2018, environ 2 250 personnes de Nemba, Changaliro et Makama ont quitté leurs domiciles suite aux offensives menées par l’armée régulière contre les Mayi-Mayi dans la zone autour de Sebele (territoire de Fizi). Les ménages déplacés se sont dirigés en grande partie vers la presqu’île d’Ubwari et à Sebele même.

Dans le territoire de Shabunda, l’incursion des Mayi-Mayi Malaika a été la cause du déplacement de près de 1 120 habitants des villages situés sur l’axe Matala- Musumbila, à une trentaine de kilomètres de Kalole. Les incursions récurrentes des groupes armés, ont également eu comme conséquence le viol de 6 femmes après avoir été enlevées puis relâchées quelques heures après, alors qu’elles revenaient de l'église. De même, l’incursion des Raiya Mutomboki sur l’axe Kiseku-MpweNyakasana, en date du 06 janvier 2018, a conduit au déplacement de 1 910 personnes vers le village de Kigulube.

Central African Republic: OCHA République centrafricaine (RCA) : Mise à jour sur la situation à Paoua #3 - 15 janvier 2018

UN OCHA maps - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:34
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic, Chad

Contexte

Depuis Le 27 décembre 2017, des affrontements entre groupes armés ont eu lieu dans les localités de Bessah, Betoko, Bémal, Bah-Bessar, Bédéré, Mia-Pendé, Gouzé, Betoko, situées dans la sous-préfecture de Paoua. Cette situation a entrainé le déplacement de populations de ces localités vers la ville de Paoua, notamment, et une réduction de mouvement des humanitaires sur les principaux axes menant à la ville.
Au 12 janvier, 12 506 ménages déplacés ont été enregistrées à Paoua, soit plus de 60 000 personnes.
Environ 15 000 personnes ont également traversé la frontière du Tchad pour trouver refuge notamment dans la ville de Goré. Le 14 janvier, des affrontements ont été à nouveau signalés dans le village Beboye 2 à 17 kms de Paoua sur l’axe Paoua-Betoko.

Au 15 janvier, la situation sécuritaire dans la ville de Paoua est calme mais reste préoccupante dans les villages environnants et sur les principaux axes menant à la ville.

Nigeria: Nigeria: Registration of asylum seekers in Cross River State (12 January 2018)

Relief Web Maps - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:12
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Cameroon, Nigeria

Rodricks: I harbored Haitians on the path to citizenship - Baltimore Sun (blog)

Haiti Education - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:00

Baltimore Sun (blog)

Rodricks: I harbored Haitians on the path to citizenship
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The Rashads called me “Rod Roddy.” They were grateful for everything, and only had one complaint about the house where they lived, rent free, while they waited for amnesty: windows. Che'rin thought it odd that every room in the house had “weendows ...

World: Humanitarian Funding Update December 2017 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:25
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, World, Yemen

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

Six appeals announced on 1 December as part of the GHO 2018 were officially launched in December 2017. These were the Humanitarian Response Plans for Ukraine, South Sudan and Niger; the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2018-2019 and the Regional Refugee Response Plans for Burundi and Nigeria. Funding details of these appeals will be provided in the January 2018 monthly funding update.

Widespread armed clashes continued to create insecurity, especially in the south-east and in the north of Central African Republic, impacting negatively on the humanitarian situation. The number of people in need rose from 2.2 million in early 2017 to 2.5 million in December. The number of displaced people rose from 385,000 to over 633,000 in the same period. Underfunding remains one of the biggest impediments to stepping up the humanitarian response in CAR.

Over 865,000 Rohingya refugees, including 655,000 who have arrived since 25 August 2017, are sheltering in Bangladesh, making this the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Recent increases in diphtheria cases and the potential for much larger outbreaks of other communicable diseases underscore the criticality of effective health and WASH interventions. The UN and partners in Bangladesh are currently developing a Rohingya Refugee Crisis Joint Response Plan shaping operations from March to December 2018.

Conflict and insecurity in 2017 directly affected over 1.6 million people in Libya. Political rivalries, fragmented institutions, insecurity, and a fast deteriorating economy all deepen vulnerabilities. At least 3,119 people died or went missing in attempting the Mediterranean crossing to Europe in 2017, with Libya the primary point of departure. Arrivals report exploitation, abuse and torture in Libya, where they cannot access services and live in fear of arbitrary detention. In 2018, some 1.1 million in Libya will require humanitarian assistance. Additional funds are crucial to support Libya’s most vulnerable.

Since April 2017 internal Palestinian dynamics have contributed to a significant decline in the situation in the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory. At the heart of this deterioration is an aggravation of Gaza’s longstanding electricity crisis, which is affecting all two million people in Gaza. The Gaza Crisis Urgent Funding Appeal launched on 3 July sought $25.2 million to support life-saving interventions in the health, water, sanitation and hygiene and food security sectors. This appeal is just under half funded. CERF contributed $4.2 million to the appeal and the oPt Humanitarian Fund contributed $4.5 million. The The signing of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement in October 2017 has not led to an improved humanitarian situation and donor support is still needed. In 2018, 1.9 million people will require humanitarian assistance. Please see icons overleaf for information on urgent funding needs in Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Mali, Cameroon and DPRK.

In 2017, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided $418.2 million to enable urgent, life-saving assistance in 36 countries. CERF was one of the first responders to warning signs of famine in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. CERF rapidly scaled up response efforts for refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, and it was fast to allocate emergency funding when Hurricane Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean region. CERF also provide $145 million to sustain aid operations in thirteen neglected emergencies, reaching more than seven million people. CERF hit a record high income of $513 million for 2017. This is a vote of confidence ahead of 2018 fundraising efforts towards a larger CERF.

2017 was the fourth consecutive record year for country-based pooled funds (CBPF), with 26 donors contributing $824 million for humanitarian operations in 18 countries. Of that amount, $350 million was directed to the four countries at risk of famine conditions (Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen) and $117 million to the whole-of-Syria response. The 18 CBPFs disbursed $647 million, enabling 636 humanitarian organizations to carry out 1,194 life-saving projects across all clusters targeting almost 80 million crisis-affected people. International NGOs received the most (44%), followed by UN agencies (30%), national NGOs (25%) and Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations (1%).

Syndicate content
Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system