- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 08 | 16 - 22 Feb 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
Appeals & Funding
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:
- 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
‘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.
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.
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
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.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand maintained most of its international partnerships in 2010, despite a difficult financial year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Impact Evaluation (JHIE).
Economic and Social Council
2010 Substantive Session
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 …
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.
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.
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 Facility (GEF), the financial mechanism of the …