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World + 20 others
Conflict-related sexual violence - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/181)

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) , in which the Council requested me to submit annual reports on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008) , 1888 (2009) , 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013) with regard to conflict - related sexual violence. The report presents information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence.

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Dengue and malaria impacting socioeconomic growth: WHO

SEAR/PR 1570

3 April, New Delhi: While countries in South-East Asia have made substantial economic progress, diseases such as dengue and malaria fuel a vicious cycle of poverty and have a significant impact on socioeconomic status of communities. These diseases are still killing thousands of people in the WHO South-East Asia Region. On World Health Day – 7 April – the World Health Organization is urging countries to prevent and control vector-borne diseases including chikungunya, dengue, kala-azar, lymphatic filariasis and malaria, among others.

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Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asia Region, Annual Report 2014

World TB Day: 24 March 2014

New Delhi: Of the approximately 3 million people who get sick with TB every year in the WHO South-East Asia Region, a third do not get the TB services. On World TB Day, WHO is urging countries to find, treat and cure the “missing” 1 million who do not get TB services, in order to accelerate progress towards zero TB deaths, infections, suffering and stigma.

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Bangladesh + 6 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Chronic conflict, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Afghanistan + 15 others
Asia Pacific zone office: Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

Recognizing the important and positive issues on considerable developments in Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction made by national societies in Asia Pacific during the last decade, the level of risks and vulnerabilities remains important especially in the following aspects:

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World + 5 others
Lift Lives for Good: Actions to tackle inequality and climate change


Stoddart, Hannah


Oxfam’s vision is of a just world without poverty and suffering. If people are empowered to help themselves, and to help others in their communities, a chain reaction of change can be set in motion. Oxfam calls this lifting lives for good. To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive.

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Nepal + 3 others
Nepal's post-conflict mental health needs neglected


At least 15 percent of Nepal's population of 27.4 million have some form of mental illness. The gap between treatment and the magnitude of the problem is over 85 percent.


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Afghanistan + 29 others
Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: Asia Pacific Zone

  1. Who are we?

The 37 national Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) societies in Asia Pacific work to help the most vulnerable groups in their respective countries who are most affected by disasters and socio-economic and health crises. With their widespread network of grassroots members and volunteers, they seek to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in disaster and non-disaster situations.

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Afghanistan + 7 others
Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: South Asia Regional Office

  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s regional office for South Asia has existed since 1997 to support the work of its member National Societies and country offices to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the region. The support provided focuses on capacity building and technical assistance and advice. Increasingly we aim to adopt an integrated approach in programming which we can present as a working example to the membership.

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South Korea: New Beacon for Refugees


Near South Korea’s main international airport, the national government is constructing a type of building never seen before in this country—a large complex capable of accommodating more than 1,000 refugee applicants.

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Afghanistan + 7 others
South Asia Regional Delegation - Development Operational Report Q 1 and 2, 2013 (MAA52001)

  1. Executive Summary

Key Accomplishments:

The South Asia regional delegation (SARD) continues its technical advisory support with significant progress made in strengthening the tools and procedures of the respective National Societies in the region.

During the first and second quarter,

  • Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) developed the community-based disaster preparedness training manual.

  • ARCS developed information, education and communication (IEC) materials for disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

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World + 32 others
The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 20 - July 2013

Global Highlights

• The global cereal price index increased by 9% on a year-on-year basis in the April-June 2013 quarter, mostly driven by nominal price rises of maize and wheat (+7% and +17%, respectively).

• However, on a quarterly basis (Q2 vs. Q1 2013), real global maize, wheat and rice prices2 fell by 5%, 1%, and 2%, respectively. The marked price drop for maize is driven by the improved global stock-to-use ratio of maize (+12% y/y).

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CIDA Learns: Lessons from Evaluations 2012

About this report

Lessons drawn from evaluations can improve understanding of what constitutes good development, and what works and what does not, for both CIDA staff and partners who design and implement international development projects. Incorporating these lessons into our operations will also give Canadian taxpayers better value for their tax dollars.

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World + 10 others
Asia: Thorough police reform a prerequisite to end the culture of torture

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The following is a series of reflections by experts, of what has gone wrong in Asia, that despite attempts, torture continues to exist in most Asian states. The response is released marking the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26.

Question 1: Is the use of torture widespread in your country?

Asian Human Rights Commission:

About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984