This Performance of Australian Aid report assesses the performance and results of the Australian aid program in 2013-14.
El ídolo mundial conmemora sus 10 años como Embajador de Buena Voluntad de UNICEF con una nueva campaña para poner a los niños primero
LONDRES, 9 de febrero de 2015 – David Beckham y UNICEF presentan hoy una iniciativa innovadora, 7: El Fondo David Beckham UNICEF, para proteger contra el peligro a millones de niños en todo el mundo.
NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
FEWER LIVES LOST
In 2014, Asia and the Pacific experienced 126 natural disasters, which affected a total of 85 million people. Significantly, casualties were a quarter of what they were in 2013, with nearly 4,000 people killed by disasters in the region. Floods and landslides were the primary causes of death according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).
Papua New Guinea is facing a health crisis with medical officials warning that multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is such a serious public health threat that will become an unmanageable national disaster if it's not addressed soon.
PNG has one of the highest rates of both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB cases in the world.
An emergency taskforce committee has been set up to combat the growing number of people infected with the drug-resistant disease.
La célébrité mondiale marque ses 10 ans au poste d’Ambassadeur itinérant de l’UNICEF en redoublant d’efforts pour donner la priorité aux enfants
LONDRES, le 9 février 2015 – David Beckham et l'UNICEF lancent aujourd'hui une initiative sans précédent, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund (7 : le Fonds David Beckham UNICEF), pour protéger des millions d’enfants.
Global icon marks 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with new drive to put children first
LONDON, 9 February 2015 – David Beckham and UNICEF are today launching a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger.
Political instability in Bangladesh has led to incidents of violence and vandalism in several areas of the country including the capital. On 5 Feb, a truck was firebombed in the northern city of Bogra, killing the driver and a passenger, as activists enforced a month-long nationwide blockade of roads, railways and waterways ordered by former premier Khaleda Zia in pursuit of a general election. The fresh wave of violence has resulted in the deaths of at least 42 people. This instability is currently disrupting working modalities for UN staff.
Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:
Fièvre éruptive : Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu
Fièvre prolongée: Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Kiribati, les îles Salomon
Autres mises à jour:
Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, à Samoa et Tokelau.
The following syndromes have been flagged:
· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu
· Diarrhoea: Guam
· Prolonged Fever: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Solomon Islands
· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.
Today I announce a three-year package of assistance to support tuberculosis control in Papua New Guinea. PNG has the highest rate of TB infection in the Pacific, with an estimated 39,000 total cases and 25,000 new infections each year.
The additional $15 million in funding will bring Australia’s support for TB control in PNG to $60 million by 2016-17. The funding will focus on improving management of drug resistant TB, a growing problem due to patients failing to complete treatment, inadequate treatment regimes, and high rates of transmission within communities.
Three people have been killed in fierce tribal fighting in the Henganofi district of Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands Province.
Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International
Updated 3 February 2015, 6:05 AEDT
By PNG correspondent Liam Cochrane
Papua New Guinea grants refugee status to a further 30 men on Manus Island but also amends laws to allow asylum seekers to be jailed for "misbehaving".
Papua New Guinea has granted refugee status to a further 30 men on Manus Island but has also amended laws to allow asylum seekers to be jailed for "misbehaving".
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton flew to Port Moresby yesterday for talks with his PNG counterpart.
Two people have been killed as a result of heavy rain and flooding in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International
Approved for Release: 2 February 2015
The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has witnessed the signing of a Heads of Agreement that will see Komo airfield made available for uses that include commercial operations and for disaster relief operations by the military.
The agreement between ExxonMobil PNG Limited and National Airports Corporation Limited will provide for commercial operations and access for military operations on a case-by-case basis.
More than 5,000 people in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands province are facing a food shortage after a hailstorm destroyed food gardens.
Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International
The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tonga
- Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Tokelau
A hunger strike on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has ended, after a 13-day protest of Australia's immigration policies keeping asylum seekers locked up.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.