The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. Two working groups were formalized and subsequent meetings are being held to plan next steps.
WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for the potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.
215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,868 dead/missing in 2016*
* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016
Trends on sea arrivals
Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.
Fiji’s efforts to build its resilience to climate change in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston has been the common focus of talks between the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the envoys of India and the Netherlands.
The new Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Vishvas Sapkal, said India was willing to step up its assistance to Fiji beyond that already offered in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Winston, which included a $US 1-million donation to be allocated at the Government’s discretion.
Washington/Londres/Rome – Une analyse contemporaine importante de la pratique de repas scolaires mondial, conçue pour aider à renforcer ces investissements sociaux cruciaux, a été publiée aujourd’hui par le Partnership for Child Development de l’Imperial College de Londres (PCD), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) et la Banque Mondiale.
The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.
The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.
WASHINGTON/LONDRES/ROMA – La Alianza para el Desarrollo Infantil del Imperial College de Londres (PCD por sus siglas en inglés), el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y el Banco Mundial han hecho público hoy un importante análisis de las prácticas mundiales en comidas escolares, diseñado para ayudar a fortalecer este tipo de inversión social esencial.
WASHINGTON/LONDON/ROME – A major contemporary analysis of global school meals practices, designed to help strengthen these vital social investments, was released today by Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank (WB).
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended that drought-affected states reimburse fees and other entitlement of children of farmers and economically-weaker section people studying in private schools for one year.
The Commission has written letters to the chief ministers of 12 drought-affected states to reimburse the fee and education entitlement such as school bags, uniforms, notebooks, under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.
Shock at the Scale of Grave Violations Committed Against Children in 2015
New York – In his Annual report on children and armed conflict covering the year 2015, the UN Secretary-General expressed his shock at the scale of grave violations committed against children in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
- Disaster Overview
Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On September 3, a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days of incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognized as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150.
The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. The first steering committee meeting has taken place.
WFP has been invited to share its experiences on food fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.
Minister of Education, Dr. Assadullah Hanif Balkhy and Mr. Manpreet Vohra, Indian Ambassador to Kabul signed a Memorandum of Understanding with respect to India’s $USD One Million Financial Assistance to the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan.
In a Press Conference held after singing the MoU, H.E. Dr. Hanif Balkhy expressed his appreciation of the international community’s aid to Afghanistan, particularly those of the friendly country of Indian to the education sector.
A disaster or extreme event precipitates when hazards interact with existing vulnerabilities. This truism is particularly apt for the Indian state of Assam which is exposed to an array of hazards and is highly prone to disaster and climate risks. In response to the state's enhanced vulnerability, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) routinely takes up various initiatives to build the resilience of Assam and its citizens to such risks. The All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) has partnered with ASDMA on several such initiatives.
Several parts of India have been reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the past few days. Temperatures are increasing by a few notches every day. The extreme heat wave has killed more than 160 people across the country. Every single day a new heat record is set.
April is likely to end on a much hotter note. Most affected regions are parts of Central and Interior Peninsular Region. Temperatures have gone beyond the normal levels in several other areas as well.
Following two consecutive below-average monsoon seasons, 330 million people are affected by drought across 10 of India’s 29 states, according to the government. Water shortages are severe. People are facing food shortages and livelihoods have been severely damaged.
Intense heat wave has gripped several parts of the country.
No respite from the heat for people in Bhopal.
In the wake of the rise in temperatures, all schools in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh have been closed.
The temperature has shooted over 40 degrees celsius. Other places of the state are seeing intense heat wave.
Heat wave continued unabated in various parts of Gujarat, throwing life out of gear. Local people are facing problems due to this intense heat.
Assessment of Impact of Drought on Men, Women and Children
An Inter-Agency Initiative
Banda, Chitakoot, Siddharth Nagar, Sonbhadra & Mahoba Districts, Uttar Pradesh