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Tirer les leçons de l'expérience asiatique en matière d'intervention humanitaire

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 23 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - En préparation du Sommet mondial sur l'aide humanitaire, des gouvernements, universitaires, acteurs humanitaires, responsables militaires et activistes de toute la région Asie-Pacifique se réunissent à Tokyo aujourd'hui, le 23 juillet, pour tirer des enseignements de l'expertise de la région en matière de réponse aux crises humanitaires.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Report of Participatory Evaluation Of LEARN Joint Intervention Mt. Sinabung

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LEARN
  1. BACKGROUND

Since November 2013, LEARN intervened in Emergency Response operations of the Mount Sinabung eruption. It started with a rapid needs assessment which covered the coordination among stakeholders and continued with a capacity mapping of the LEARN members to ensure who will participate in the emergency program.

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New President Widodo must make good on human rights pledges

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Amnesty

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo must deliver on campaign promises to improve Indonesia’s dire human rights situation, Amnesty International said.

Widodo, who today was confirmed as winner of the 9 July presidential elections, has pledged to champion human rights during his time in the office – including addressing serious past human rights abuses, protecting freedom of religion, reforming the police and opening up access to Papua for international observers.

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Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Australia reinforces its commitment in fight against AIDS

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)

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Floodwater inundates hectares of rice fields

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Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Banyumas | Archipelago | Mon, July 21 2014, 6:07 AM

At least 3,000 hectares (ha) of rice fields have been inundated by floodwater in Cilacap and Banyumas regencies following three days of incessant rain.

Farmers said they were afraid their crops would fail if the flooding continued for another week. Floodwater also inundated a number of streets and disrupted traffic in the two regencies.

In Banyumas, floodwater destroyed around 1,000 hectares of paddy fields in Kemranjen, Tambak and Sumpiuh districts.

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World + 15 others
Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, June 2014 - Issue 11

Highlights

  • Regional general inflation was 6.1 percent in May and food price inflation 5 percent, ending five consecutive months in which the pace of inflation slowed.

  • Regional rice price index increased by 5.3 percent in nominal terms as prices continued to rise in South Asia (including India), East Asia and South East Asia.

  • Wheat price indices in South Asia fell by 6.8 percent driven by an 8.3 percent drop in Pakistan.

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Mt. Sinabung victims still in limbo 1 year after eruption

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Jakarta Post

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post

The administrations of North Sumatra province and Karo regency have been criticized for their lack of commitment to those displaced by the eruptions of Mount Sinabung almost a year ago.

Shohibul Anshor from North Sumatra University’s School of Social and Political Sciences said he deplored the tardy progress made by the administrations following the transfer of care from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) some two months ago.

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Sida : peut-être la fin de l'épidémie dans une quinzaine d'années (ONU)

07/16/2014 12:39 GMT

Par Agnes Pedrero

GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.

Agence France-Presse:

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Philippines + 5 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 8 - 14 July 2014

Authorities declare a state of calamity as food packs are provided to the 160,000 people affected by the floods in Maguindanao province of the Philippines.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 25 others
IDMC Annual report 2014

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

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Cambodia + 6 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 11 July 2014, vol. 89, 28 (pp. 309–320) [EN/FR]

Contents

  • 309 Human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface, 2013

Sommaire

  • 309 Cas humains de grippe à l’interface homme-animal, 2013

Human cases of influenza at the human–animal interface, 2013

This report describes the epidemiology of the 39 laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection that were reported from 7 countries during 2013, and summarizes the information on human infections with other nonseasonal influenza viruses.

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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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An income for tsunami-affected Indonesia schools

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Islamic Relief

Poor children in Indonesia are benefitting from better places to live and learn, thanks to an Islamic Relief project which completed this earlier year.

Eleven orphanages and boarding schools in Aceh province – an area devastated by the tsunami of 2004 – received support as part of our post-disaster programme.

After completing repairs to the orphanages and schools, Islamic Relief enhanced their ability to maintain and improve their service by providing opportunities for them to generate an income.

Harvesting much-needed funds at Ulul Albab school

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Japan + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 1 - 7 July 2014

Typhoon Neoguri is headed towards Japan and the government has issued warnings and evacuation advisories. Papua New Guinea and the Philippines continue to experience heavy floods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | April - June 2014 [EN/ID]

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Overall decrease in disaster events in 2014

• Two volcano eruptions – Mt. Sangeangapi and Mt. Sinabung

• UNDAC course hosted by BNPB and OCHA

• HRF plans to phase out by September 2014

FIGURES

Natural Disaster (Apr-Jun 2014)

  • Natural Disaster 293

  • Total Affected 32,070 population

  • Casualties 61

Overall number of disaster events decreasing in 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Landslide in Papua kills nine

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Jakarta Post

Following heavy downpour, a landslide occurred at a mine in Paniai district, Papua, killing nine and leaving another four buried, according to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) on Friday night.

The deceased are identified as Lukman, Iwan, Alafa, Mardi, Arifin, Supriyanto, Subaedi, Al and another unidentified victim. The landslide also damaged a house.

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Indonesia: June Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 4 July 2014)

Whirlwinds were the most NATURAL DISASTER FIGURES common natural disaster for June with BNPB reporting 33. Floods were the second highest natural disaster event, affecting and displacing more than 10,000 people. Landslides took 12 lives the highest number of all the disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Communications with Communities Asia-­Pacific Newsletter June 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster­affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

**Myanmar **

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Indonesia + 1 other
USAID-supported waterlinks and borouge increase water access in Denpasar, Indonesia

DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 1, 2014 -- As part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported WaterLinks Alliance initiative that connects public-private sector partners to provide urban water services, WaterLinks and Borouge, along with the Denpasar Water Supply Company, are collaborating to help Denpasar Water improve its water supply service to nearly 3,000 marginalized community members in Denpasar’s Serangan area.