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18 Jan 2017 description

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.

17 Jan 2017 description
  • Tropical Depression ONE formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean on 7 January and moved over Mindanao and Visayas islands (Philippines), then dissipated over South China Sea. On 15 January, it formed again over the southern South China Sea and started moving west.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to reach the southern areas of Mekong Delta region as a Tropical Depression.

  • On 16 - 18 January, heavy rain and strong winds may affect the southern areas of Vietnam, southern Cambodia and southern Thailand.

16 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Following a request from the Ministry of Education, WFP is supporting the School Lunch Programme for Full Day Classes which will be piloted in January 2017 in three selected schools in Angkor Thom district, Siem Reap province.

Operational Updates

05 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Jan 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 05 Jan 2017.

This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

04 Jan 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2098 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015.

Malaysia

30 Dec 2016 description

An Overview of Non-Traditional Security

Vishalini Chandara Sagar The study of Non-Traditional Security (NTS) emerged during the post-Cold War period due to significant shifts in the way we understand global security. As risks of traditional inter-state wars and conflicts decline, new security challenges, which are typically non-military in nature, have transpired from transnational threats.

Studies have shown that NTS crises have resulted in more deaths and have had a substantially larger impact on people over time than conventional military threats.

29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin

28 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Food distribution took place under the School Meals Programme during the first week of November for the new school year 2016/2017.

Operational Updates

23 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

23 Dec 2016 description
report HALO Trust

Halo Cambodia celebrates staff who've helped clear half a million mines

HALO has celebrated 25 years of humanitarian demining in Cambodia at the once-mined, UNESCO-listed Preah Vihear Temples. HALO held a event to recognise long-serving Cambodian HALO staff on its 25th Anniversary in the presence of the British Ambassador, representatives from the US Department of State and the Vice President of Cambodia’s Mine Action Authority.

21 Dec 2016 description

Climate-related natural disaster shocks are expected to rise as the earth is getting warmer, which will adversely affect growth prospects globally.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

15 Dec 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

14 Dec 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update) As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1)

Malaysia

13 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Increased rains boost prospects for 2016 main season rice output

  • Rice exports in 2016 forecast above last year’s level

  • Rice prices increased seasonally in October

  • Large numbers of people affected by the lingering effects of prolonged drought in 2015 and 2016

Increased rains boost prospects for 2016 main season rice production