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23 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • In July, lack of funding compelled WFP to halve the food entitlements of 89,000 people in Gaza, threequarters of whom are women and children. Additional donor support in Gaza (USD 4.5 million) and the West Bank (USD 3 million) is urgently sought until the end of the year.

  • In July, WFP assisted more than 480,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.

03 Aug 2016 description

The seamless integration of disaster risk reduction into overall business planning means that, when disaster does strike, the company is well prepared to manage the impact and respond quickly. All of this helps fulfill Global Communities’ mission to build safer, more resilient communities.

The following report explores three innovative approaches used by Vitas Group and Global Communities to successfully grow the financial inclusion sector in the Middle East over the last 20 years, despite the region’s persistent political and economic instability:

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Lack of funding will force WFP to significantly reduce food assistance by 50-70 percent, affecting 89,000 people, three-quarters of whom are women and children.

  • In June, WFP assisted more than 481,500 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank through cash-based transfers and direct food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those reached.

  • WFP continues upgrading its emergency preparedness response in coordination with other UN partners.

19 Jul 2016 description

Hunger: More than a moral outrage

The statistics are shocking, so utterly appalling as to be beyond comprehension: 780 million people deprived of sufficient nourishment; three million under-fives dead from hunger in just one year; and, 66 million primary school children sent to class every day on empty stomachs.

Tragically, this is not the trailer for some postapocalyptic sci-fi blockbuster, but hard truths about the world we live in.

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT

Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

01 Jul 2016 description

1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said: ”Strengthening disaster risk governance is an essential part of sustainable development and a key priority of the Sendai Framework.

07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

05 Apr 2016 description
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Summary Table of Funding Requirements

Foreward

In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.

23 Mar 2016 description
report Christian Aid

What is resilience?

Christian Aid’s goal is to empower people to live with dignity, able to respond successfully to disasters, risks and opportunities. There are different types of risk, and building resilience supports individuals’ and communities’ capacity to anticipate, organise for and adapt to change.

Why resilience?

05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP addresses urgent food needs, resilient livelihoods, economic activity and emergency preparedness. Supporting enhanced food security is a task shared by the Palestinian Authority, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA) and WFP, with close links to activities of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and other partners.

29 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Japan

The Project for Expansion of Drainage System for Flood Protection in Zababdeh

Today, January 28, 2016, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA, signed a Grant Contract for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) with Mr. Sami Ibrahim, Mayor of Zababdeh, at the Representative Office of Japan in Ramallah for a total amount of $90,495.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$3,500,000

25 Jan 2016 description
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Live Lebanon initiative support the agricultural industrialization in Kfar Sir - Nabatieh

16 Dec 2015 description

Over a two-week period, UNRWA staff from Jordan, Lebanon and Syria participated in an Education in Emergencies (EiE) Safety and Security training course. Through the training, UNRWA staff gained the skills they need to better ensure the safety of schools and children in emergency situations. The training is part of the comprehensive Education in Emergencies (EiE) programme funded by Qatar’s Educate A Child Foundation.

11 Dec 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11738

Seventieth Session, 71st & 72nd Meetings (AM & PM) GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS COVERAGE

Unanimously adopting five resolutions on humanitarian issues, and one resolution on countering violent extremism, the General Assembly today heard from more than two dozen speakers as the 193-member body debated the past, present and future of international assistance to persons in need.

11 Dec 2015 description

(Gaza - 11/12/2015) 2015- PRCS’ Disaster Management Unit (DMU) held from 7 to 10 December a training camp aimed at building the capacities of the National Disaster Response Team in the Gaza Strip. The camp was held with the participation of thirty volunteers from PRCS’ branches in the Gaza Strip alongside staff from ICRC.