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Redressing Asia's Widening Economic Divide

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Impressive economic gains in Asia and the Pacific are otherwise diminished by still widespread poverty and growing inequality, calling for urgent implementation of inclusive growth approaches among the region’s countries, says a new study.

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Climate change threatening small island countries and posing a danger to food security in landlocked states

Mongolia Ministry of Industry and Agriculture convenes high-level forum to discuss remedial action – 10 Government Ministers attend

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12 Mar 2014 -- While the environments of small islands in the Pacific and landlocked countries with no access to the sea may seem polar opposites, they share common problems that need collaborative efforts to address and resolve if food security is to be guaranteed for future generations, a specially convened meeting in the Mongolian capital has heard.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs farewells Australian Volunteers for International Development

Senator the Hon Brett Mason farewelled 116 volunteers soon to depart to developing countries, during a reception at Old Parliament House this week.

The group was in Canberra to undergo training and make final preparations for their volunteering assignments.

The volunteers will be placed with host organisations for a period of 12 months to 2 years, and will assist with projects ranging from surf lifesaving training to providing advice in the use of Geographic Information Systems.

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East Asia Regional Delegation Development Operational Report Quarter 3 & 4 2013 (MAA54001)

1. Executive Summary

Overall Project/Program Status:

The support provided by the East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) in respect to the objectives of these projects has been on target. A strong team supporting regional representation, resource mobilization, information/communications, and planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) continues to scale up support and output, during this very busy time of year.

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Enhancing Mongolia's capacity for drought and dzud monitoring and early warning

17 February 2014 Beijing, China

Drought, a creeping disaster affecting many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, adversely affects socioeconomic development and exacerbates poverty among millions of people who depend directly on land as a source of livelihood. The Asia-Pacific region has the largest number of people affected by droughts of any continent. Many countries in the region face tremendous challenges in drought disaster preparedness, particularly in monitoring and early warning aspects.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mongolia 06-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Reduced 2013 wheat harvest

  • Wheat imports forecast to increase during 2013/14 marketing year

  • Livestock numbers have recovered

  • Prices of wheat flour generally stable, while those of beef and mutton decrease seasonably

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Infographic: Recent Significant Disasters in the Asia and Pacific Region

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Whether it's the Philippines, which recently experienced the strongest storm recorded, or Japan, which was devastated by the tsunami and earthquake in 2011 - the tragedies affecting these countries serve as a call to risk-prone countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to build and vigilantly maintain resilience to catastrophes.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Mongolia 18-December-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Lower 2013 wheat harvest estimated

  • Wheat imports forecast to increase during 2013/14 marketing year

  • Breeding stock numbers have recovered

  • Prices of wheat flour generally stable, while those of beef and mutton decrease seasonably

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Global Fund News Flash: Issue 31

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The Global Fund

Regional Applications in the New Funding Model

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UNHCR Global Appeal 2014-2015 - East Asia and the Pacific subregional overview

Overview

Working environment

The East Asia and the Pacific subregion continues to face the challenges of mixed flows of migrants and asylum-seekers from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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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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Economics of Climate Change in East Asia

0.3% of GDP Would Protect East Asia from Climate Change - ADB Report

BEIJING, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA – About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.

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Les animaux – un facteur clé dans la coopération au développement et la lutte contre la pauvreté

Selon l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), quelque 752 millions de personnes pauvres pratiquent l’élevage de par le monde: rempart contre l’insécurité alimentaire, les animaux constituent une importante source de revenus et aident en particulier la population rurale à mieux se prémunir contre les risques globaux tels que le changement climatique, les catastrophes naturelles ou les guerres. Aussi les animaux sont-ils un facteur clé dans la coopération au développement et la lutte contre la pauvreté.

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Animals: a key factor in development cooperation and the fight against poverty

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), around 752 million poor people keep livestock. They offer protection against food insecurity, are an important source of income and help rural populations in particular to better withstand global risks such as climate change, natural disasters and wars. Animals are therefore one of the key factors in development cooperation and in the fight against poverty. For World Animal Day on 4 October 2013 we present here five SDC-supported projects that benefit animals as well as people.

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Mongolia: Location Map (2013)

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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In Mongolia, back to school, back to better water and sanitation facilities

By Byambaragchaa Magvandorj

World Water Week 2013 is being held 1–6 September. An 'estimated [PDF] 768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. There are major disparities in availability of water among regions, and between poor and wealthy, and rural and urban.