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17 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;

13 Jun 2015 description
report European Union

The European Union Representative, John Gatt-Rutter, handed over today a total of 14 vehicles including five rapid response vehicles and nine administrative support vehicles to General Mahmoud Issa, the Director General of the Palestinian Civil Defence (PCD). Twelve Mobile Lighting Masts and fifteen mobile electric generators were also delivered to facilitate rescue operations by the PCD at night. This is part of a 3.7 million euro grant of equipment by the EU to the Palestinian Civil Defence.

09 Jun 2015 description

Palestine is exposed to a range of risks, including earthquakes, landslides, flooding, droughts and civil unrest. Three years ago WFP partnered with the Palestinian Civil Defence to prepare better for such emergencies and reduce risks. Recently, WFP led a simulation exercise to practice the early warning tools it developed.

08 Jun 2015 description

We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

03 Jun 2015 description

2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète

Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.

02 Jun 2015 description
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Voices around the world are demanding leadership and action in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This is the year when world leaders come together to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.

9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.

17 Apr 2015 description

POP/1040

Commission on Population and Development, Forty-eighth Session,
7th Meeting (AM)
Economic and Social Council
Meetings Coverage

Island States Warn Natural Disasters Could ‘Undo Decades of Development in a Day’

The impact of conflict and natural disasters and the often resulting flows of refugees and displaced persons must be included when considering contemporary population trends and transitions and their integration into the new development agenda, the Commission on Population and Development heard today.

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

06 Apr 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 6th April, 2015 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and a number of humanitarian, regional and international organisations, have discussed ways to coordinate and enhance partnerships to develop relief and humanitarian fields and building potentials of fragile communities, as well as alleviate suffering on peoples who are witnessing dire humanitarian conditions.

03 Apr 2015 description

By Hanne Sorine Sorensen, IFRC

In order to reduce the risk of disasters in the North Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the Palestine Red Crescent Society has implemented a number of disaster risk reduction initiatives targeting 5,000 people in the area.

02 Apr 2015 description

By Hanne Sorine Sorensen, IFRC

In order to reduce the risk of disasters in the North Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the Palestine Red Crescent Society has implemented a number of disaster risk reduction initiatives targeting 5,000 people in the area.

10 Mar 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA)1. In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

05 Mar 2015 description

Every year, the 22,700 residents of Qabatia, in the West Bank, face the same challenge – rainwater flooding. Just two years ago, Qabatia and its surrounding area suffered 50 million shekels (more than $13 million) in losses from water damage to private and public property, with 300 homes damaged. The flooding impacted everyday life, preventing children from reaching schools and patients from reaching clinics and hospitals.

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12 Feb 2015 description
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KEY GOALS

1. Enhance protection by promoting respect for IHL and IHRL, pursuing accountability, and preventing and mitigating the impact of violations.

2. Respond to immediate needs following shocks and increase the resilience of those at risk of forcible displacement.

3. Respond to food insecurity and promote resilient livelihoods.

4./ Ensure people in areas with limited services and restricted access, have access to essential services.

01 Jan 2015 description

Summary:

The Syrian conflict, now in its fourth year, has resulted in more than 150,000 deaths according to UNOCHA of which nearly 11,000 are women and children. As at 4 September 2014, there were 10.8 million people in need in Syria and 6.45 million of them internally displaced. Also, UNHCR reports that there are over 3 million Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Caritas

Reduce poverty

Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.

09 Dec 2014 description

Why this bulletin?

Winter storm, Alexa, which is considered to be one of the strongest storms in decades, hit the occupied Palestinian territories on December 11 until December 14. Its wind velocity exceeded 80 km/hr. it was also featured with a prolific snowfall that reached more than two meters in some areas. Rain intensity has reached 27 centimeters, along with exceptional low temperatures. Water has flooded low areas in various parts of Gaza, which led 10,000 to evacuate their homes temporarily, as well as damages that affected 21,000 houses.