An estimated at US$43 million in contributions and deposits are committed to the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund in 2016, representing 70% of the Fund’s target set at US$59 million by the Humanitarian Coordinator or 15% of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Global warming is expected to damage rice production in Korea as increasing areas of the country become suitable for tropical fruit farming.
The Rural Development Administration warned that Korea's rice output will fall to 408.7 kg per 1,000 sq.m in 2040, a 13.6-percent decline compared to 473 kg from 1990 to 2000.
If global warming progresses at the current pace, Korea's rice output could fall 22.2 percent by 2060 and 40.1 percent by 2090, it estimated.
YANGJU, South Korea — Surrounded by salvaged used-cars parts bound for Syria, Ahmad Khalifa has worked 12 hours a day for three years in one country that does not really want him while longing for another that war has destroyed.
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The El Niño 2015-16 in the Context of Past El Niños
The 2015/16 El Niño Event
An El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, gaining in intensity until it reached its peak in December 2015. The event came to an end in May 2016, becoming one the strongest on record, together with the El Niños of 1982-83 and 1997-98.
26 July 2016, INCHEON, Republic of Korea – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has signed a five-year, US$10 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea to support education and training for disaster risk reduction. The signing of the agreement coincided with a visit by UNISDR Director Ms. Kirsi Madi, who, said: “This is an example of international cooperation at its best.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Rice production forecast to decrease in 2016
- Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to remain close to last year’s high level
Rice production forecast to decrease in 2016
KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - half of a multiyear contribution to the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project in Nepal.
The funds will allow WFP to continue its work reducing poverty and food insecurity in the Far-Western region of Nepal into 2017.
Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.
The Conference on Inter-regional Comparisons of Humanitarian Action was held alongside the Re-launch of the NTS-Asia Consortium. The conference was organised by the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme at the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies.
As of 22 May, US$ 31,381,306 is available with the administrative agent MPTF with deposits from:
Uganda has received a donation of Anti-malarial drugs worth 500,000 million US dollars from the Korean government and diagnostic support to the Uganda Cancer Institute and the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory services.
The donation comes in the wake of rising cases of cancer and malaria infections in the country.
The Korean foundation for international Health-care and the Korean National Cancer Centre has boosted Uganda’s campaign against Malaria and Cancer with a half million Dollars as part of the Korean government plan for Africa.
19/05/2016 Bangkok, Thailand
The Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has offered to assist countries in the region as they implement a new international agreement to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU).
IUU fishing is about to become much more difficult once the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO, enters into force early next month.
The government of the Republic of Korea will offer humanitarian assistance worth some 700,000 US dollars to Ecuador, which sustained massive damage to its people and property from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 16 and the aftershocks on April 17.
On April 18, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se sent a letter to Foreign Minister Guillaume Long of Ecuador, in which he extended deep condolence and sympathy over the massive damage to the people and property and expressed hope for an early recovery from the earthquakes.
The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) offered to provide relief goods in response to the recent Kumamoto Earthquake. Following coordination between the Government of Japan and the Government of the ROK, two ROK military transport aircraft landed at Kumamoto Airport in the afternoon of April 22, providing retort pouch rice, water and other relief goods (equivalent of approx. US$100,000).
WHO report highlights health impacts of climate change
The health sector has a vital role to play in order to respond and minimize the threats that climate change poses to human health
MANILA, 26 APRIL - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has released a new report with scientific evidence of climate change affecting health and recommended actions for countries in the Region.
13/04/2016 - Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
The Stabilization Facility for Libya was launched today at the Senior Officials’ Meeting in Tunis in the presence of H.E. Dr. Taher Al-Jehaimi, Minister of Planning in the Libyan Government of National Accord, Mr. Rüdiger König, Director General of Crisis Prevention, Stabilization and Peace Building in the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UNSMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and Dr. Noura Hamladji, UNDP Libya Country Director.
By Ana Christina Thorlund
Incheon, 1 April, 2015 – The popular child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to be translated into Korean after 400 children and youth met in Incheon to discuss the meaning of disaster risk reduction and how they can become agents of change in their own homes and communities.
1 . The government of the Republic of Korea decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth 7 million US dollars to Iraq, whose humanitarian crisis is rapidly worsening after clashes between ISIL and Iraqi government forces broke out in June 2014.
2 . Iraq is one of the countries where the United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency, “Level-3 emergency.” This year, the UN launched an appeal for 860 million US dollars in aid to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.