• UNHCR steps up response as thousands of Venezuelans seek asylum

    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)So far in 2017, the number of asylum-seekers has topped 52,000, which represents only a fraction of the total number of Venezuelans who may need international protection.This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to ...

  • Landmine treaty President calls on to redouble efforts to achieve the 2025 deadline

    Source: Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Country: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iraq, Thailand, World, Zimbabwe“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.Geneva, Vienna 9 June 2017 – The Committees ...

  • Landmine treaty President calls on to redouble efforts to achieve the 2025 deadline

    Source: Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Country: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iraq, Thailand, World, Zimbabwe“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.Geneva, Vienna 9 June 2017 – The Committees ...

  • Indigenous peoples forced to flee armed violence in Colombia's marginalized Chocó region

    Source: ABColombia Country: ColombiaNeo-paramilitary groups threaten and perpetuate violence against rural communities and their leaders, generating forced displacement which intensifies the humanitarian crisis.The Inter-Ethnic Forum, the Indigenous Board and the Dioceses’ of Quibdó, Istmina and Apratadó and many NGOs in Colombia, like ABColombia’s partner, the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace ...

  • One year after earthquake: Rebuilding rural community in Ecuador

    Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development Country: EcuadorThrough the IFAD-supported program, infrastructure has been improved. Smallholder farmers and fishers are organized into groups and connected to suppliers and local outlets.19 April 2017 -- Their house collapsed. And with it, all of their belongings and memories were lost. Fortunately, Manuel Reyes and ...

  • ANDE empieza a dialogar con industriales para buscar paz

    Directivos de la Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) y representantes de la Unión Industrial Paraguaya (UIP) empezaron a dialogar con miras a buscar una solución que tranquilice el tenso ambiente que se generó tras el aumento que hizo la empresa pública en sus tarifas. De acuerdo con los empresarios, la ...

  • As Colombia emerges from decades of war, migration challenges mount

    Source: Migration Policy Institute Country: ColombiaAs the country enters a post-conflict phase and turns its focus to peace and stability, addressing the main causes of internal displacement and developing effective strategies to improve immigration services will be key. By Dayra Carvajal In December 2016, Colombia formally brought to a close a 52-year civil ...

  • UN Environment to support environmental recovery and peacebuilding in Colombia

    Source: UN Environment Programme Country: ColombiaUNEP will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas.Invited by the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a UN Environment multi-disciplinary team of experts completed a 12-day mission The team focused ...

  • Nueva tarjeta de crédito Iberia St. Georges Bank

    St. Georges Bank, Iberia y Visa anunciaron hoy la nueva tarjeta de crédito Iberia St. Georges Bank, la cual forma parte del lanzamiento regional en 8 países: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, República Dominicana, Panamá y Ecuador. Grupo Promerica desea acercar el mundo a través de la nueva ...