Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.
Justine Greening to announce new programme which will help improve how developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters, at the World Bank Spring meetings.
The UK will lead a major improvement in the way developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters to avert future crises, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce at the World Bank’s Spring Meeting in Washington.
Highlights – UK response:
The UK has provided over £75m humanitarian funding to the Philippines for typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, reaching over 800,000 people.
DFID logistics operations ended and military assets were withdrawn by mid-December 2013. A team of 9 humanitarian experts is present on the ground (in Manila, Tacloban and Roxas) to further programme and monitor DFID funding.
DFID has seconded or funded 15 experts into the UN agencies and IFRC.
British support for reconstruction and recovery to help rebuild homes in the Philippines and get people back into jobs
Longer term British support will help rebuild homes in the Philippines and get people back into jobs, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. She has committed an additional £15 million to the early recovery effort, bringing the UK’s total contribution to over £75 million, to help over a million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Highlights – UK response:
• The UK has provided a total of £62m humanitarian funding to the Philippines for typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
• Prior to the typhoon, the UK provided £4.1m support to the Philippines, £1.3m of which is being spent on preparing for emergencies.
• Initial funding for the response was released on 10 November to ensure NGOs could initiate lifesaving activities on the ground in the immediate aftermath of the typhoon. A team of 12 medical practitioners also arrived in Manila on 13 November.
Oral statement to Parliament by Development Secretary Justine Greening on Britain's support for the Philippines following the super typhoon.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on the United Kingdom’s response to Typhoon Haiyan. Three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, its full effect is becoming clear. The impact has been devastating. As of today, the UN reports that more than 14 million people have been affected, with 3.5 million displaced. The official death toll stands at 5,500.
Britain will give the Philippines the long term support it needs to get back on its feet after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
Britain will give the Philippines the long term support it needs to get back on its feet after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced during a visit to some of the hardest-hit parts of the country.
HMS Daring has arrived in Cebu today to target UK medical assistance, emergency supplies and clean water to victims of Typhoon Haiyan stranded without assistance.
Following surveys of remote areas, the ship’s helicopter will begin transporting UK humanitarian experts, medical teams and supplies to areas which have yet to receive outside help.
One week after Typhoon Haiyan, the UK pledges a further £30 million to support the UN and Red Cross emergency appeals for the Philippines.
The UK has pledged a further £30 million to support the UN and Red Cross emergency appeals for the Philippines, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced today.
The funding will be used to deliver vital supplies to more than 500,000 victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and support UN and Red Cross teams working on the ground as they coordinate the international relief effort.
Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins
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The APRC Annual Report 2011 showcases our impact over the year highlighting results in priority areas of work, including: MDG acceleration and social protection; gender equality; climate change and crisis resilience. Finding effective approaches to these complex issues required thinking outside of the thematic silos and combining the knowledge and expertise of all APRC practice teams.
Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.
The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.