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24 Nov 2015 description
report AngliCORD

Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.

22 Nov 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in recognizing Universal Children’s Day. Celebrated each year on November 20, the day was established in 1954 to promote international togetherness and awareness on children’s issues worldwide. It also marks the day on which the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child was held in 1989.

17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.

02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
27 Oct 2015 description
report Humanity Road


A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26 at 1:39pm local time in the Hindu Kush region. This is Humanity Road’s 2nd Situation Report. It covers the affected areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and focuses primarily on social media reports from 27 October.

26 Oct 2015 description
report Humanity Road


A powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26 at 1:39pm local time. Tremors were felt in Pakistan, northern India, and Tajikistan. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 75km (46 miles) south of Faizabad, according to the US Geological Survey. (source)

21 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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NEW YORK, 21 October 2015 – The International Cricket Council (ICC) and UNICEF today announced a five-year partnership to advocate on behalf of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

21 Oct 2015 description
report Times of India

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has declared a "drought-like condition" in 14,708 of the state's 43,000 villages. This means the drought covers 34% of the state.

This is the second successive year of drought in Maharashtra. In fact, the state has experienced three such calamities in the last four years.

19 Oct 2015 description

This publication provides an overview on the main issues debated during the development and passage of the India’s National Food Security Act (2013), which legally binds national and state governments to extend far-reaching social protection to the country’s population.

It raises many lively and pertinent debates that may be useful for policy-makers and advocates, especially in low-income countries but also emerging economies, who wish to strengthen the programmatic and legal frameworks for food and nutrition in their respective countries.

15 Oct 2015 description
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Executive Summary

On October 14, 2015, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress. Now in its 17th year, this congressionally-mandated Report comprises almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories worldwide and continues to reflect the United States’ commitment to, and advancement of, the right of every person to freedom of religion or belief. The Report is available at www.State.gov and www.HumanRights.gov.

Key Developments

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

29 Sep 2015 description

El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.

25 Sep 2015 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact

Fairfield, Conn. (September 24, 2015) — As world leaders gather to sign a momentous international development plan at the 70th United Nations Global Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday September 25th, Save the Children urges them to ensure that no child is left behind in the arenas of health, education, protection, and child survival.

24 Sep 2015 description

As the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves approaches its fifth anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that it has not only met, but vastly exceeded that five year commitment. The U.S. investment over these five years ultimately spanned eleven federal agencies, and totaled over $114 million – well over double the original 5-year commitment.

24 Sep 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Across Asia and the Pacific, and indeed globally, women weave and mend the social fabric of our communities. When emergencies and disasters strike, women overcome immense obstacles to provide care and safety for others. But they also need care and safety for themselves on a variety of fronts, including gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections, help with managing pregnancy and ensuring safe childbirth.

23 Sep 2015 description


As at 31 August 2015, there were 2,028 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,807 in immigration detention on the mainland and 221 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 735 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 29,012 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.