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OFID Governing Board approves new loans and grants to benefit 28 countries

The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 137th Session, has approved over US$160 million in new loans and grants to pursue socio-economic development in partner countries. The loans are as follows:

list of countries/loans

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Field Exchange No. 41 (August 2011)

  • Managing Konzo in DRC
  • Cash for work in urban Guinea
  • Income generation in Southern Sudan
  • National NGOs treat SAM in Niger
  • IYCF across sectors in Haiti
  • Pastoral malnutrition trends in Somalia
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Breaking Vows: Early and Forced Marriage and Girls' Education

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Plan

27/06/11

‘UK government must act now to end child marriage’ - charity

ONE girl is married off every three-and-a-half seconds worldwide, a new report reveals.

They face early pregnancy, being pulled out of school and serious health complications including HIV.

The Breaking Vows study by charity Plan UK states ten million under-18s marry every year – one in seven under-15s in the world’s poorest countries.

While acknowledging Britain’s role in tackling early and forced marriage internationally, Plan is calling on the UK government to do more.

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Press Conference by Director of Police Division, Department of Peacekeeping Operations

As diverse demands for United Nations peacekeeping continued to grow, more than 14,000 United Nations police officers — a force that was increasingly specialized and increasingly female — were deployed around the world, said the United Nations top police officer at a Headquarters press conference today.

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Humanitarian Emergency Response Review: UK Government Response

Mitchell: Britain to lead more effective response to humanitarian disasters

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, today laid out how the Government will improve the way it responds to man-made and natural disasters to provide more effective help to people devastated by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and war.

The new proposals follow Lord Ashdown’s review of the UK’s humanitarian emergency response and include:

Better prepared countries

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Nutrition information in crisis situations - Report number XXIII

This issue covers the period from November 2010 to May 2011. Its special focus is on climate change and climate variability and how these affect food and nutrition security and aggravate the problems of hunger and undernutrition. This edition aims to provide some basic understanding of the ways that climate change exacerbates humanitarian crises and to contribute to the debate about how to face this challenge.

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand: Annual Report 2010

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Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand maintained most of its international partnerships in 2010, despite a difficult financial year.

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Italie: Plus de 250 migrants perdus en mer après un naufrage au large de Lampedusa

Italie - Plus de 250 migrants auraient trouvé la mort après le naufrage de leur bateau transportant 300 personnes, à l'aube, à quelque 65 km de l'île de Lampedusa.

Quarante sept survivants ont été secourus en mer par les gardes-côtes italiens et trois par un bateau de pêche local italien.

International Organization for Migration:

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Italy: More than 250 migrants lost at sea after shipwreck off Lampedusa

More than 250 migrants are feared dead after a boat carrying some 300 people sank in the early hours of the morning, some 40 miles off the island of Lampedusa.

Forty seven survivors were rescued at sea by the Italian Coast Guard and three by a local Italian fishing boat.

The vessel, which was laden beyond capacity, had left the Libyan coast with migrants and asylum seekers from Somalia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad and Sudan. Some 40 women and 5 children were on board. Only two women survived the shipwreck.

International Organization for Migration:

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Increasing Tension as Migrants Fleeing Libya Await Evacuation Home

There is growing tension and frustration among thousands of migrants stranded at Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt desperate to be evacuated home.

More than 22,000 migrants are at either Ras Adjir on the Tunisian-Libyan border or at Salum, on the Egyptian-Libyan border, impatient to be evacuated. Thousands of migrants have been at the border areas for many days, where freezing night-time temperatures, difficult shelter and sanitation conditions as well as the trauma of their flight from Libya have taken their toll.

Although IOM and partners including many

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM support to Egypt in the context of the Libyan humanitarian emergency

IOM statistics and daily infographics plus a special infographics summarizing IOM support to Egypt during the Libyan humanitarian emergency:

- Full Report 1: IOM Infographics Support to Egypt

- Full Report 2: IOM Statistics on Operations in Egypt

International Organization for Migration:

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Nutrition information in crisis situations - Report number XXII

Highlights

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons - In the past year, the movement of people within their country, and from one country or even continent to another has continued to rise. According to UNHCR (06/10) there were over 43 million forcibly displaced people worldwide at the end of 2009, which is the highest number since the mid-1990s. Out of these, about 15 million were refugees and 27 million were internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The majority (about 80%) of the world's refugees are to be found in developing countries, many of them in an arc

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Multilateral Aid Review: Ensuring maximum value for money for UK aid through multilateral organisations

Executive Summary

1. The Multilateral Aid Review was commissioned to assess the value for money for UK aid of funding through multilateral organisations. Forty-three organisations were assessed. Nine were deemed to offer very good value for money, sixteen to offer good value for money, nine to offer adequate value for money, and nine to offer poor value for money for UK aid.

2. The organisations covered by the review ranged from multilateral development banks to UN specialised agencies, and from development finance institutions to humanitarian organisations.

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Joint Humanitarian Impact Evaluation: report on consultations - Report for the Inter-Agency Working Group on Joint Humanitarian Impact Evaluation

Executive summary

1. Background and purpose

Since the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition there have been ongoing discussions concerning mainstreaming joint impact evaluation within the humanitarian system. With pressure to demonstrate that results are being achieved by humanitarian action, the question has arisen as to whether and how evaluations can take place that will assess joint impact. An Inter-Agency Working Group was established in November 2009 to manage and facilitate consultations on the potential of Joint Humanitarian

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Economic and Social Council Adopts Text on Strengthening Humanitarian Assistance, Recognizes Clear Link between Emergency Response, Rehabilitation, Development

ECOSOC/6443

Economic and Social Council
2010 Substantive Session
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)

Expressing grave concern at the increasing number of people affected by humanitarian emergencies, including those associated with natural hazards, the Economic and Social Council today pressed the United Nations, on one hand, to strengthen humanitarian capacities by transferring technology and expertise to developing nations, and urged Member States to develop disaster preparedness and risk reduction measures, on the other.

The Council wrapped up its humanitarian

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USAID FrontLines - June 2010

$3.5B U.S. Hunger Plan to Feed 40 Million People

By Angela Rucker

Administrator Rajiv Shah announced on May 20 a wideranging plan to revamp agricultural assistance in developing countries and address the growing problem of world hunger.

The Feed the Future initiative calls for investing at least $3.5 billion over three years to fight hunger and malnutrition in 20 focus countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. If it works as planned, Feed the Future will aid 40 million people over the next 10 years with food and other benefits.

"We know agricultural development

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GLOBAL: Asia most at risk from natural disasters

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IRIN
NAIROBI, 31 May 2010 (IRIN) - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan top a new ranking of countries at "extreme risk" of experiencing natural disasters compiled by a global risk assessment company.

The Natural Disaster Risk Index (NDRI) released on 27 May by Maplecroft, ranks 229 countries according to the human impact of natural disasters in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency of events as well as the likelihood of earthquakes,

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Combattre le paludisme par une bonne utilisation des moustiquaires

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Swiss Red Cross
Le paludisme tue chaque année un million de personnes, dont 85% sont des enfants de moins de cinq ans. Une réalité rappelée le 25 avril lors de la Journée mondiale du paludisme. Le combat que mène la Croix-Rouge contre cette maladie tropicale passe par la diffusion de moustiquaires et par un effort de sensibilisation.

Depuis 2002, plus de 18 millions de personnes ont été protégées du paludisme et 300 000 décès ont été évités grâce aux actions de prévention de la Croix-Rouge. Tel est le bilan dressé par la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge

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Not Just Polar Bears: The human face of climate change

By Briana Orr

"What happens when you have overpopulation, over-consumption and lack of resources colliding and displacing millions of people from their homes?"

This is the central question driving the documentary "Climate Refugees," as summarized by director Michael Nash. "Climate Refugees" was screened last Thursday at the British Embassy as part of a Refugees International event

In the making of the film, Nash and his team spent eighteen months traveling the world to document the plight of

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Global: Not much money to help many poor adapt

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IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN) - Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) kicks off on 7 December.

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation needs.

The fund is managed by the Global Environment

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