- Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan (S/2015/336)
- PIN/DRC: Urban Poverty Report: A Study of Poverty, Food Insecurity and Resilience in Afghan Cities
- The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security - Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/929–S/2015/422)
Appeals & Funding
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:39 GMT
Author: Megan Rowling
BARCELONA, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urgent plans to help the world's poorest people become more resilient to extreme weather and rising seas are on hold because of a lack of cash in a U.N. climate fund set up for least developed countries, amid fierce competition for limited aid.
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Global response in 2014
UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:
• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;
INTRODUCTION TO THE ECHO AFGHANISTAN SHELTER GUIDELINES
These guidelines have been developed through a consultative process, involving ECHO Partners active in the Shelter sector along with the ECHO shelter coordinator. It is expected that the variety of participants allowed drawing contributions that are representative of the needs in the field and of the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.
We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.
2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète
Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.
NATO NC3A flood model: Using innovative technologies based on highly accurate 3D models and flood observations, the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) Geo Team have created the Afghanistan Flood Hazard Map (AFG-FHM) to predict where floods are likely to occur and to visualize its potential extent.
For information: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_56368.htm?mode=news
Voices around the world are demanding leadership and action in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This is the year when world leaders come together to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.
Earthquake jolts felt in Peshawar, parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Extreme summer temperatures attributed to Climatic Warming
Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming
Curbing violence: Karachi style operation planned for Balochistan
Shady citizenship: ‘Fake Pakistanis’ under surveillance
PM Nawaz takes aim at Indian leadership, vows to control any anti-Pakistan act
Senate body urges Afghan govt to hand over Mullah Fazlullah
UN gives posthumous awards to 5 Pakistani peacekeepers
Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project ADB to provide Rs.16 billion to Punjab Government
Rescue 1122 will be launched in Balochistan
NDMA commences 2015 pre-monsoon preparations fourth premonsoon preparedness and contingency planning meeting held at Karachi (Sindh)
Crackdowns: 1,358 proclaimed offenders arrested across in K-P
RAW at frontline to sabotage Economic Corridor, China warns Pakistan
Rights concerns: Military courts must not try children, says HRCP
UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda
Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
1.1.Worldwide case load and burden due to Cholera
Every year, there are an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases and 100 000–120 000 deaths due to cholera. The epidemic trend of cholera is on increase in the world for the past few years.
Since 2000, the incidence of cholera has increased steadily, and reached 317 534 reported cases worldwide (pandemic) in 2010, including 7543 deaths. Majority of the cases and deaths are reported from Developing countries of African and Asian continents where the disease is endemic.
A meaningful Climate Change policy is in order
Pre-Monsoon Dengue Steps
Regional cooperation termed vital for timely Disaster Response
Crisis Situation: Top Disaster Management Body faces cash crunch
24 arrested in targeted operations across Karachi: Rangers
Army chief hails intelligence agencies' achievements
Goodwill gesture: 29 Afghans handed over to Afghan police
UN urges Pakistan to protect religious minorities after attack
45 Ismaili Shias executed in Karachi bus shooting
This study considers the different elements of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre (DMC)’s efforts over the last decade and assesses their impact in supporting the national capacities of member states.
AMOUNT: EUR 54 307 000
0 . MAJOR CHANHES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
For Afghanistan, due to humanitarian needs related to the conflict and the very high number of civilian casualties, the humanitarian response in all cases takes the needs of conflict affected people into consideration. For this reason, an amount of EUR 10 115 000 had to be shifted from natural disasters specific objective to man made crises specific objective.
The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.
Facts and figures
26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
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9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
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