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16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

14 Aug 2017 description

Transformation: Initiatives Towards Resilience

Can cutting edge innovations that integrate disaster risk reduction with climate change adaptation transform our views on risk from the standpoint of individuals, institutions and investments that shape resilience?

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net offers an unusual range of such examples from India, prevalent not only in this country but all across South Asia. AIDMI's two decades of work in South Asia has shown that "Uncertainty" is an opportunity for transformation.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Terre des hommes

1. At a Glance

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” Ban Ki-moon Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

01 Aug 2017 description

June 2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 2

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reducing Sepsis Deaths in Newborns Through Home Visitation and Active Case Detection: Is it Realistic?

  • The Importance of Mental Well-Being for Health Professionals During Complex Emergencies: It Is Time We Take It Seriously

  • Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India

31 Jul 2017 description

As several parts of India face the fury of floods this year, it is worth examining what are reasons for India's high exposure to flooding and what can be done differently to mitigate the adverse impact of this recurrent catastrophe. There are many mitigation measures that can be adopted to reduce the debilitating impact of floods.

26 Jul 2017 description

Self-reliance is, by definition, about individualised responsibility for social wellbeing and economic security. This idea drives urban refugee livelihood programmes, in India and beyond, as aid organisations seek to ensure refugees do not depend on assistance long term. However, ideologically-rooted self-enterprise approaches take little account of insecure labour markets, nor refugees’ actual capabilities to transform humanitarian assistance and livelihood opportunities into something sustainable and meaningful for them.

25 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

Since January 2014, Give2Asia has partnered with community-based organizations (CBOs) in South and Southeast Asia to understand best practices and learnings for locally-led disaster preparedness and community resilience. This work has helped Give2Asia to identify specific CBO partners as part of an extensive effort to make Disaster Preparedness a larger part of the portfolio of international philanthropists and corporate foundations.

This Paper’s Intended Audience

20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

13 Jul 2017 description

This week, progress against the targets of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Developed is being reviewed at the High Level Political Forum in New York. The six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in focus this year are on reducing poverty (SDG 1), hunger (SDG 2), improving health (SDG 3), gender equality (SDG 5), building resilient industry and infrastructure (SDG 9), and protecting the marine environment (SDG 14).

06 Jul 2017 description

Crisis overview

India’s northeastern state of Assam has been hard-hit by monsoon rains and flooding in the past days (for full map see page 5). Flooding worsened in Assam on 2 July, when new areas were submerged by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries.

05 Jul 2017 description

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

29 Jun 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Global Slavery Index (‘the Index’) provides an estimate of the number of people in modern slavery, the factors that make individuals vulnerable to this crime, and an assessment of government action across 167 countries.

20 Jun 2017 description

All displaced people need some form of shelter, and circumstances dictate that in reality not much of it conforms to the typical picture of a tent or tarpaulin nor meets official standards. The types of shelter and settlement responses found, employed and created by, and created for, displaced people profoundly affect their experience of displacement. It should provide some protection from the elements and physical security for those who dwell in it, and the articles in this issue of FMR give a glimpse of just some of the many ways this is possible.

16 Jun 2017 description

In the context of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security, this report examines collaborations between youth and religious leaders in conflict-affected states. Using case studies, surveys, and interviews, it highlights the gaps, challenges, and opportunities for how religious actors and youth can and do partner effectively in the face of violent conflict.

Summary

•More than 80 percent of the world identifies as religious, and most of the world’s most violent conflicts occur in countries with the most youthful populations.

09 Jun 2017 description

Climate change attribution analysis assesses the likelihood that a particular extreme weather event has been made more or less likely as a result of anthropogenic climate change. Communication of extreme event attribution information in the immediate aftermath of an extreme event provides a window of opportunity to inform, educate, and affect a change in attitude or behaviour in order to mitigate or prepare for climate change.

08 Jun 2017 description
report Terre des hommes

Climate Change fuelling spike in exploitative child labour, says new TDH report

Climate change is pushing children in the Global South into ever more dangerous forms of child labour and exploitation, a new report by Terre des Hommes has warned.

The report reveals how climate change and environmental degradation in Nepal, India, Burkina Faso, Peru and Nicaragua is forcing children to swap either safer work or not working at all for extremely hazardous employment conditions, such as in mineral mines or brick kilns.