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Côte d'Ivoire: Côte d'Ivoire: UNOCI Deployment, January 2017

Côte d’Ivoire - Maps - 3 hours 13 min ago
Source: UN Cartographic Section Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Sudan: UNISFA January 2017

Sudan - Maps - 3 hours 15 min ago
Source: UN Cartographic Section Country: South Sudan, Sudan

Haiti: Haiti: MINUSTAH, January 2017

Haiti - Maps - 3 hours 25 min ago
Source: UN Cartographic Section Country: Haiti

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: Human Population Distribution, 2015

Sri Lanka - Maps - 22 January 2017 - 9:25pm
Source: World Food Programme Country: Sri Lanka

South Sudan: South Sudan Crisis Report 46 January 2017 – ECHO Daily Map | 20/01/2017

CAR - Maps - 21 January 2017 - 4:02am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

South Sudan: South Sudan Crisis Report 46 January 2017 – ECHO Daily Map | 20/01/2017

Uganda - Maps - 21 January 2017 - 4:02am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

South Sudan: South Sudan Crisis Report 46 January 2017 – ECHO Daily Map | 20/01/2017

Sudan - Maps - 21 January 2017 - 4:02am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

South Sudan: South Sudan Crisis Report 46 January 2017 – ECHO Daily Map | 20/01/2017

Ethiopia - Maps - 21 January 2017 - 4:02am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

South Sudan: South Sudan Crisis Report 46 January 2017 – ECHO Daily Map | 20/01/2017

DRC - Maps - 21 January 2017 - 4:02am
Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

World: Zika virus, Microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome Situation Report, 20 January 2017

Colombia - Chad - 20 January 2017 - 6:26pm
Source: World Health Organization Country: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, New Caledonia (France), Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Solomon Islands, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • A traveller who returned to France from Angola and presented with clinical symptoms and serological signs compatible with Zika virus was reported in the 15 December 2016 situation report. A second patient in Angola presented with signs and symptoms compatible with Zika virus infection and was confirmed by two positive PCR results at the end of December. Samples were sent to a reference laboratory for sequencing and confirmation. The individual reported no recent travel history.

  • WHO encourages Member States to continue to report similar findings to support the global understanding of Zika virus circulation and associated complications.

Ecuador: WFP Ecuador - Country Brief, December 2016

Colombia - Chad - 20 January 2017 - 11:50am
Source: World Food Programme Country: Colombia, Ecuador

Highlights

  • Monitoring of WFP’s earthquake response indicate a significant improvement in the share of households with acceptable food consumption.
    Virtually all assisted households were lifted out of food insecurity.

  • WFP continues to strengthen its relationship with the Government to explore opportunities for cooperation in 2017.

  • The Government of Ecuador approved WFP’s Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

Operational Updates

  • WFP has reached a total number of 234,000 people in need through its earthquake response.

  • WFP and the Ministry of Environment are finalizing the application to the Adaptation Fund for the Project “Building adaptive capacity to climate change through food security and nutrition actions in vulnerable Afro and indigenous communities in the Colombia-Ecuador border area”. Delegates from the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador and Colombia, WFP staff, and Awá and Afro descendant delegations met in Pasto, Colombia, to dialogue and receive inputs for the elaboration of the project.

  • WFP, and humanitarian actors involved in the earthquake response, participated in meetings organized by OCHA to evaluate the response and the role of the Humanitarian Country Team, as well as its collaboration with the Government of Ecuador during the emergency.

  • WFP met with the Risk Management Secretariat and the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion to explore opportunities of cooperation, and the development of an emergency preparedness and response strategy for 2017.

  • A delegation from HQ and the Regional Bureau visited Ecuador to lead the Lessons Learned Exercise of the Ecuador L2 Emergency Response to identify best practices and areas of improvement to enhance future emergency responses.

  • WFP Country Director Kyungnan Park participated in a breakfast with media where the SDGs were presented. The main objective is to promote the inclusion of the SDGs in the presidential candidates’ plans.

Colombia: WFP Colombia: Country Brief, December 2016

Colombia - Chad - 20 January 2017 - 11:42am
Source: World Food Programme Country: Colombia

Highlights

For the implementation of the Peace Agreements signed between the FARC guerrilla group and the Colombian government, the Constitutional Court approved the “Fast Track” legislative procedure to incorporate these agreements into the legal system in a speedy manner.
Following the approval of the peace deal, the demobilization and disarmament process of FARC combatants started. The Government and the former guerrillas agreed to a timeline that should secure the FARC’s full disarmament before 30 April 2017. The UN system is supporting the peace stabilization process with an initial joint data collection to develop territorial profiles of areas where projects will be implemented.

WFP Assistance

WFP's strategy in Colombia complements the government's peacebuilding efforts and aims to build government capacity by strengthening social programmes, which will improve the food and nutrition security of conflict-affected population. Based on lessons learned and in consultation with the Government, donors and other partners, WFP is reorienting its strategy in Colombia through a strategic review process. Important shifts include the transition from humanitarian assistance to longer-term solutions for recovery. Thematic priorities include resilience-building, capacity strengthening, gender and nutrition sensitive programming with a focus on dispersed rural areas and vulnerable and marginalized ethnic groups.

As of December, WFP has adopted innovative approaches to assist displaced, confined and returnee population.
Support to small farmers and vulnerable populations with e-vouchers that are redeemed at farmers’ associations is also provided. Thus, WFP promotes the consumption of fresh nutritious foods and creates market opportunities for smallholder farmers. Additionally, through asset creation activities and trainings, WFP strengthens the resilience of communities affected by conflict and natural disasters. The Government is particularly supportive of this new approach, which is aligned with its post-conflict strategy.

WFP and partners conduct trainings on gender equality (including women's and girl’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, shared domestic responsibilities and violence against women) in addition to mainstreaming gender in all activities. Actions such as organizing food distributions closer to targeted communities and minimizing waiting time resulted in a higher participation of women. WFP activities seek to promote the leadership of women and their greater participation in oversight and accountability committees, in order to strengthen their decision- making in project design and implementation.

WFP established a committee with government partners to coordinate the implementation of the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and guarantee the complementarity of actions and ensure the flow of information. A multi-donor trust fund (MDTF) has been set up to align with the government’s social programmes, with the aim of strengthening their capacities through a wide range of food assistance tools. The MDTF complements WFP's PRRO and effectively contributes to the implementation of WFP's strategy in Colombia.

WFP is undertaking the National Study on Food Security and Nutrition in Indigenous Communities (ENSANI). This study is carried out with the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF), the National Department of Statistics (DANE) and the National Institute of Health (INS). During the first stage (2015), information was gathered from four indigenous groups located in Arauca, Meta and Guaviare provinces. In the current phase, information will be collected among four additional groups, in the Caquetá and Putumayo provinces.

World: Mixed Migration in West Africa, December 2016

Niger - Maps - 20 January 2017 - 10:31am
Source: Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat Country: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, World

In December, 8,428 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route.
Nationals from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea accounted for the largest number of arrivals in December.

In December, an estimated 383 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In 2016, 5,082 people had died or gone missing in while crossing the Mediterranean, surpassing the 3,777 people who lost their lives in 2015.

World: Mixed Migration in West Africa, December 2016

Guinea - Maps - 20 January 2017 - 10:31am
Source: Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat Country: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, World

In December, 8,428 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route.
Nationals from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea accounted for the largest number of arrivals in December.

In December, an estimated 383 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In 2016, 5,082 people had died or gone missing in while crossing the Mediterranean, surpassing the 3,777 people who lost their lives in 2015.

World: Mixed Migration in West Africa, December 2016

Côte d’Ivoire - Maps - 20 January 2017 - 10:31am
Source: Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat Country: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, World

In December, 8,428 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route.
Nationals from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea accounted for the largest number of arrivals in December.

In December, an estimated 383 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In 2016, 5,082 people had died or gone missing in while crossing the Mediterranean, surpassing the 3,777 people who lost their lives in 2015.

World: Mixed Migration in West Africa, December 2016

Chad - Maps - 20 January 2017 - 10:31am
Source: Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat Country: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, World

In December, 8,428 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route.
Nationals from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea accounted for the largest number of arrivals in December.

In December, an estimated 383 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In 2016, 5,082 people had died or gone missing in while crossing the Mediterranean, surpassing the 3,777 people who lost their lives in 2015.

Colombia: Invierno afecta a 30 municipios de Huila y Tolima

Colombia - Chad - 20 January 2017 - 9:42am
Source: Redhum Country: Colombia

Colombia, 19 de Enero 2017
Fuente: Diario El Tiempo

Los torrenciales aguaceros que se han presentado desde comienzos de este año han afectado vías, acueductos e incluso escuelas y hasta polideportivos de unos 30 municipios de Huila y Tolima.

Ni los techos de las viviendas, que terminan siendo arrastrados por los vendavales, o los cultivos de café, caña, maíz y plátano escapan a esta emergencia generada por las lluvias atípicas que sacuden a los dos departamentos.

“Este año no ha dejado de llover un solo día, tenemos 15 municipios con graves afectaciones en acueductos, cultivos y numerosas vías arrasadas por la furia de las corrientes de agua”, afirmó Isabel Hernández, directora de la Oficina de Gestión del Riesgo en Huila. Agregó que cientos de familias han tenido que pasar las noches fuera de sus casas debido a las inundaciones generadas por el desbordamiento de ríos y quebradas.

Las emergencias se sienten con rigor en Algeciras, Timaná, Altamira, Hobo, Isnos, El Pital, Campoalegre, Elías, Garzón, Nátaga, Paicol e incluso Neiva, donde la constante ha sido la caída de árboles e inundaciones en el río Las Ceibas, que abastece de agua a esta ciudad de 400.000 habitantes.

Pero la situación más complicada la han soportado unos 2.000 habitantes del municipio de Elías, donde el invierno destruyó buena parte del acueducto de la zona urbana y al menos cuatro veredas viven la misma situación.

“Los derrumbes acabaron o sepultaron las líneas de conducción del sistema de acueducto y lo peor de todo es que otros tramos están a punto de ser destruidos”, señalaron habitantes de este municipio, quienes pidieron ayuda del Gobierno Nacional para salir de esta crisis.

Otra grave situación se presenta en el municipio de Timaná, donde algunos barrios y zonas aledañas a quebradas han sido evacuados por inundaciones que terminaron afectando más de 50 viviendas.

“El agua se nos metió y acabó con camas, colchones y electrodomésticos”, dijeron amas de casa que pidieron ayuda “porque tenemos el agua al cuello”.

De las afectaciones registradas en vías, la emergencia que se presentó en el sitio Pericongo, en la vía Timaná-Altamira, donde el agua causó grietas, es una de las situaciones más graves, se dio restricción en el paso de vehículos por parte de autoridades.

“El río Magdalena, que presenta un caudal alto, ha venido socavando la base de la carretera y esto ha generado enormes dificultades”, dijo un conductor.

Este miércoles, la caída de rocas y lodo también obstaculizó durante horas el paso de vehículos en el corredor vial Neiva-Campoalegre-Hobo-Gigante.

Emergencias en Tolima

En Tolima la situación es semejante ya que las lluvias mantienen en alerta a unas 12 poblaciones.

Fernando Borja, secretario de Ambiente del departamento, señaló que las principales afectaciones se presentan en las carreteras secundarias y terciarias de Líbano, Villa Hermosa, Palocabildo, Casabianca, Herveo, Prado, Fresno y Santa Isabel.

“Tenemos una temporada de lluvias fuertes y prolongadas que han causado estragos principalmente en las carreteras”, dijo Borja. Agregó que las emergencias son atendidas con bancos de maquinaria de la Gobernación del Tolima.

Villa Hermosa, municipio productor de café, que ha llevado la peor parte, está prácticamente incomunicado con Líbano e Ibagué debido a los derrumbes en cuatro puntos de la vía.

“El nuevo año nos llegó con mucha lluvia y por culpa de los derrumbes, tenemos pasos restringidos de vehículos en los sitios La Floresta, La Armenia y El Hundimiento”, aseguró el alcalde de Villa Hermosa, Germán Uribe, quien agregó que “las 41 veredas del municipio viven un verdadero calvario pues solo se puede andar en moto”.

Campesinos de las veredas El Orián, Potosí, Primavera, Yarumal, Peñonsitos y Hoyo Caliente relataron que ha sido imposible llevar café y panela a los mercados de Ibagué.

“Las carreteras están muy afectadas, no tenemos por dónde sacar la producción agrícola”, dijeron los cultivadores.

Otra situación difícil la viven unas 200 familias del corregimiento Amoyá, en Chaparral, donde la quebrada El Neme se desbordó e inundó viviendas.

“Es una situación muy complicada, pues tenemos las casas inundadas, las carreteras destruidas y los cultivos afectados por la alta cantidad de lluvia”, señaló un habitante.

Myanmar: No. of Schools and Students in Monastic Education in Myanmar (Township Level) 2015-2016

Myanmar - Maps - 20 January 2017 - 3:29am
Source: Myanmar Information Management Unit Country: Myanmar
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