European Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package of €11.45 million for Burkina Faso. Commissioner Lenarčič also called for all parties to the conflict to respect human rights and international humanitarian law. While meeting displaced people in the Centre-Nord region, Commissioner Lenarčič said, "The European Union continues its efforts to meet the most vulnerable communities’ emergency needs. Humanitarian aid is not a long-lasting solution and the root causes of the crisis must … [Read more...] about EU announces Humanitarian Aid Package of €11.45 Million for Burkina Faso
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) signed a joint partnership agreement to step up collaboration on three priority areas to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The partnership creates new opportunities to integrate DRR in important planning and decision-making processes at the country level, introduced by the UN … [Read more...] about UNDP and UNDRR collaborate to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction Measures
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FAO welcomed a $10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its appeal. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said its donation would assist FAO as it supports governments in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia to combat locust infestation that is posing a significant threat to food production and livelihoods in the region. FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu said, "I want to thank … [Read more...] about Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates $10 Million to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa
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At the fifth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network meeting, President Clinton and Secretary Clinton announced 28 Commitments to Action designed to promote response, recovery, and resilience in the region. Both dignitaries convened over 500 leaders from across the Caribbean from government, business, and civil society on Post-Disaster Recovery. At the meeting, participants discussed the current recovery efforts in the region, progress to date, ongoing challenges, and announced new … [Read more...] about New Disaster Recovery Projects launched in Puerto Rico
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a USD 17 million strategic plan to support countries in preparing and responding to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The plan covers a wide range of interventions like cross-border coordination, trainings and simulations for government employees, population mobility mapping exercises, risk communication and community engagement activities, enhanced surveillance, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene services at … [Read more...] about IOM launches USD 17 Million Strategic Plan to address Coronavirus Outbreak
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The European Union (EU) has made a contribution of €1.5 million (equivalent to about M24 million) in humanitarian support to Lesotho, enabling WFP to expand ongoing emergency drought assistance to an additional 22,100 people on top of the 77,880 people that are already receiving assistance. UN Resident Coordinator, Salvator Niyonzima said, "The situation in Lesotho is very worrying. Climate change has been the driving force behind recurrent droughts that have pushed more than half a million … [Read more...] about EU contributes €1.5 Million to drought-affected Lesotho
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At the International Donors' Conference, about 100 delegations from the European Union, its Member States and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake. Out of the €1.15 billion total pledged, the European Union including the Commission, its Member States and the European Investment Bank announced €400 million for the reconstruction of Albania. The European Commission has pledged €115 million … [Read more...] about EU and International Donors pledge €1.15 Billion for reconstruction after the Earthquake in Albania
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The Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, launched the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan for Libya (HRP), which seeks US$115 million to provide life-saving assistance this year. The humanitarian community aims to reach about 345,000 people, out of the 893,000 people who need humanitarian assistance across Libya ‘s 22 mantikas or districts. The people who will receive assistance are assessed to be in acute need as a result of physical and mental harm, a partial or total … [Read more...] about UN seeks US$115 Million to provide Life-saving Assistance in Libya
The United Nations is seeking $107 million to support life-saving humanitarian operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where more than 10 million people remain in need. The strategic objectives of the 2020 Needs and Priorities plan were developed in complementarity with the Strategic Framework for Cooperation between the United Nations and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (2017-2021) identifying four strategic priorities, which the UN seeks to address at the … [Read more...] about UN requests $107 Million to support Life-saving Humanitarian Operations in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$200,000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist refugees living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC). WFP Zimbabwe Country Representative & Director, Eddie Rowe said, "Refugee populations around the world are one of the most vulnerable. At a time when Zimbabwe and Southern Africa is faced with massive humanitarian needs because of drought and economic woes, this already at-risk community … [Read more...] about WFP US$200,000 to assist Refugees living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara Refugee Camp