- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 2 | 1 Feb – 2 Mar 2015
- IDMC: Long-term recovery challenges remain in the wake of massive displacement
- IOM: Response to displacement due to conflict and natural disaster in Mindanao, 2 Feb 2015
Appeals & Funding
Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast
Ireland Donates €70 Million to Emergency Appeals
It was announced today that Ireland has donated more than €70 million to Red Cross emergency appeals over the last 10 years. Speaking at the Irish Red Cross in Dublin, Annita Underlin - Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Europe Zone, said that, ‘the generosity of the Irish public has literally changed thousands if not millions of lives around the world’.
- T he objectives of this evaluation of urban case studies are to:
a. review, the tools, practices capacities and methodologies employed by humanitarian agencies in responding to humanitarian crises and emergencies;
b. develop a robust evidence base to support the strategy formulated for meeting humanitarian challenges;
c. enhance IASC’s understanding of challenges and gaps encountered in the humanitarian response.
30 September 2011
Extends Mandate of Expert on Haiti, Decides to Hold Seminar on Climate Change and Panel on Promoting Human Rights through Sport and the Olympics
The Human Rights Council this morning adopted three resolutions on migrants, climate change and on promoting human rights through sport and in particular the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It also adopted a Presidential Statement on technical assistance for Haiti.
I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought -- it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from these events until I started to research it.
It is extremely difficult to assess the worldwide scale of human trafficking because of the clandestine nature of the crime. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that there are, at a minimum, approximately 2.5 million victims of human trafficking at any given time. According to the UNODC, approximately 79 per cent of all human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, while the ILO estimates that 98 per cent of the people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls.
(Geneva/New York/Bonn, 14 December 2010): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading post and logistics service provider, today renewed their successful partnership, started in 2005, for another three years. The extension was signed in Geneva by Rashid Khalikov, Director of UN OCHA Geneva and Rainer Wend, Executive Vice President Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability at Deutsche Post DHL.
"Over the past five years, we have worked very successfully together in disaster management.
LONDON, 26 October 2010 (IRIN) - Property developers in Indonesia and Thailand moved in quickly after the 2004 Tsunami, snapping up land from those relocated into resettlement camps to build luxury resorts, further squeezing the livelihoods of the poor.
UNEP marks International Day for Disaster Reduction
Geneva, 13 October 2010 - Haiti, one of the poorest and most environmentally degraded countries in the western hemisphere, is one of the many examples in recent times of the crucial role played by ecosystems in reducing disaster risk. Prior to the earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the country, environmental degradation was already a critical challenge, as extensively degraded catchments made Haiti's rural and urban population vulnerable to floods, landslides and severe soil erosion.
The number of schoolchildren being fed throughout the world each day by Convoy of Hope jumped to more than 50,000 after the organization increased the number of children being fed in Haiti from some 13,000 to more than 40,000.
"The work we were able to do in the months after last January's earthquake has allowed us to expand our bandwidth in Haiti," says Jeff Nene, senior director - communications and technology.
NEW YORK, 1 October, 2010 - In an effort to help communities cope with the emotional and social suffering caused by conflict and natural disasters, UNICEF and partners are today exploring how collaboration on common approaches supports the recovery process for children and communities in emergencies.
"One of UNICEF's priorities in emergencies is to protect and improve the mental health and psychosocial well-being of communities in crisis.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched the World Disasters Report with a warning that 2.57 billion urban dwellers living in low and middle income nations are exposed to unacceptable levels of risk fuelled by rapid urbanization, poor local governance, population growth, poor health services and, in many instances, the rising tide of urban violence.