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Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire | 19 août 2014

La Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire vise à sensibiliser le grand public à l’importance de l’action humanitaire et à souligner la nécessité de la coopération internationale dans ce domaine. En effet, au cours des dernières décennies, le nombre de catastrophes naturelles et crises liées à des conflits a considérablement augmenté. En conséquence, de plus en plus de personnes – en particulier, celles vivant dans des pays en voie de développement - risquent désormais de tomber dans un état d’urgence.

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2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Strategy Paper for the Belgian Fund for Food Security

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The Belgian Fund for Food Security (BFFS) is a unique financing instrument that focuses on improving the food security of vulnerable populations in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa at great risk of food insecurity.

The fund was established in 2010 by an act of the Federal Parliament. It is financed by the National Lottery and secondarily, by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) which injects additional resources. It is a unique instrument of development since it is the result of a parliamentary initiative, fed by Lottery funds.

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10 June 2014: Europe – Severe Weather

In the past few days severe weather (thunderstorms, rains, winds, hail, lightning) hit parts of Europe; starting from France and moving towards northern Germany. Damage was observed mostly in Germany, as well as France and Belgium.

GERMANY

•Severe weather (strong winds, rains, lightning, hail) affected northern Germany on 9-10 June.

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Quels sont les problèmes locaux de sécurité au burundi - Recueil d’experiences menées dans 11 communes pilotes

Ce travail de recueil présente des expériences tirées de la mise en oeuvre du projet « Ethique policière ». Le Ministère de la Sécurité Publique (MSP) et la Police Nationale du Burundi (PNB) ont lancé depuis quelques années un processus de réforme de la police vers une institution professionnelle, moderne et de proximité. Parmi les exemples concrets de cette mise en oeuvre de la police de proximité, l'expérience des « Plans Communaux de Sécurité » a été menée sur onze communes en 2012.

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EU assistance underway for flood victims in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17/05/2014 - The European Union is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which has been activated upon the request of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina due to the severe flooding in the two countries. In less than a day and a half following the request, a total of 14 EU Member States offered assistance.

Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are deploying rescue boats, high capacity pumps and operational teams to Serbia.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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27 January 2014 – World Events

BOLIVIA – Severe weather

• Heavy rainfall continued affecting Bolivia on 25-26 January, adding to the floods, landslides and overflown rivers of the past two weeks.

• As of 26 January, four deaths and seven missing people were reported in the town of Rurrenabaque, close to the Beni river. As of the same day, the number of affected people countrywide had risen to 18 000, mainly in Beni, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and La Paz. (SENAMHI, Bolivian Government)

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Belgium supports UNRWA efforts in Syria

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Kingdom of Belgium for responding to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict Syria with a generous contribution of EUR 1.35 million (US$ 1.83 million).

The conflict in Syria has had a devastating impact on the lives of more than 500,000 Palestine refugees in that country. More than 50 per cent have been displaced, either within Syria or outside its borders, and almost the entire population is estimated to be in need of emergency assistance.

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Philippines: Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 20 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Typhon Haiyan - Point de la situation

Une semaine après le passage du super typhon Haiyan sur les Philippines, 43 compatriotes et 2 ressortissants luxembourgeois manquent encore à l’appel, dont 15 ne se trouvent pas dans une région touchée par le typhon.

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B-Fast complètement opérationnel aux Philippines – 50 Belges toujours injoignables

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders, president du comité de coordination de B-Fast, exprime sa satisfaction quant au fait que l’équipe B-Fast est désormais totalement opérationnelle sur l’île de Leyte aux Philippines.

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Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan.

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Typhon Haiyan : la Belgique envoie une trentaine de secouristes

11/10/2013 11:53 GMT

BRUXELLES, 10 novembre 2013 (AFP) - La Belgique va envoyer dimanche une équipe d'intervention rapide d'une trentaine de membres aux Philippines, touchées par le meurtrier typhon Haiyan, a indiqué l'agence de presse belge Belga.

Agence France-Presse:

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La Belgique envoie de l'aide d'urgence aux Philippines

Les Philippines ont été frappées par le typhon ' Haiyan'. De nombreuses victimes sont à déplorer. La Belgique a décidé aujourd'hui d'envoyer de l'aide d’urgence aux Philippines.

La communauté internationale a reçu hier soir une demande d'assistance de la part des autorités philippines.

Ce matin, le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères Didier Reynders a convoqué, dans le cadre de ses fonctions de Président de B-FAST, le comité de planification afin d'analyser nos possibilités de venir en aide, en fonction des besoins.