Highest UN humanitarian appeal falls on deaf ears

On Thursday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) appealed to the great powers for a record $ 41 billion to help the 183 million people most in need of life-saving aid. This is a big increase from the $ 35 billion requested for 2021 and …

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The government is aiming for a target of 100% vax

The Philippines could increase its COVID-19 immune vaccination target from 70% to 100% of the country’s population to prevent community transmission of emerging variants of the coronavirus, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Sunday. INSTANTANEOUS. A family takes a groufie with a Belen – a nativity scene showing …

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Three months after Hurricane Ida, residents are still waiting for FEMA housing

It was not until November 2021 that each resident was placed in temporary housing after Hurricane Laura hit southwest Louisiana in August 2020, although many residents were placed in units before. this date. After Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August 2017, it was not until the following June …

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Red Cross says Omicron variant shows dangers of vaccine inequality

The Omicron Covid variant has shown the dangers of vaccine inequality, especially in conflict zones, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The head of the ICRC crisis management team, Esperanza Martinez, has warned that vaccinating tens of millions of people living in conflict zones and other hard-to-reach …

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Omicron spreads to 38 countries, no deaths reported: World Health Organization

The United States and Australia have become the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of Omicron. (To file) Geneva: The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries, but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities around the world rushed to stem the …

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Unanimously adopting resolution 2608 (2021), the Security Council renews the authorization for international naval forces to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia – Somalia

SC / 14717 SECURITY COUNCIL8917TH MEETING * (PM) Resolutions achieved goal of reducing attacks, key official says, but hopes future aid will align with Somali priorities The Security Council today renewed for three more months its authorization to States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means …

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CommonWealth Magazine

IT’S CLEAR that pandemic struggles have made paying rent more difficult for many people, even though moratoriums on evictions have helped them stay at home. A report released this week by Metro Housing Boston puts a staggering figure on the help residents of the greater Boston area need. In one …

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Strategy 2022-2023 – Asia-Pacific Regional Cash Working Group – World

1 SUMMARY 1.1 background The Asia-Pacific region is marked by an increased number of climate-related disasters, demonstrating the need for more emphasis on inter-agency preparedness and early action. In this context, alongside global commitments to increase the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and to link with national social …

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths at the launch of Global Humanitarian Snapshot 2022, Washington, DC, December 2, 2021 – World

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak at this launch. Before I start I just want to say how clear Samantha Power’s remarks were. I totally agree that we cannot continue to exponentially increase the budget and the humanitarian aid footprint. In fact, I had a very useful …

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Disaster relief for our customers affected by flooding in Inglewood

With flood waters causing damage, disruption and displacement in the Inglewood area of ​​Queensland, near the NSW border, we have activated an assistance package for our customers as well as the Free access to Telstra Air Wi-Fi where possible. As the floodwaters begin to recede, we know that many people …

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