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07 May 2015 description

Aide humanitaire aux réfugiés sahraouis, la crise oubliée

L'année 2015 marque les 40 ans de cette crise oubliée. Les réfugiés sahraouis, estimés à plus de 165 000 personnes par les autorités algériennes, vivent depuis plusieurs générations dans des camps répartis autour de la ville de Tindouf, au sud-ouest de l'Algérie, et dépendent intégralement de l'aide internationale pour l'accès aux services essentiels (eau, assainissement, hygiène, alimentation/nutrition, soins de santé, soutien aux personnes vulnérables...).

06 May 2015 description
report CARE

When CARE Australia’s Lydia Hanna met Leonora in Timor-Leste, it was easy to see why CARE partners with women to improve the lives of whole communities.

28 Apr 2015 description


  • Main 2015 season paddy and maize crops forecast to increase

  • Cereal imports projected to rise in 2014/15 marketing year

  • Overall food security conditions improving but localized food insecurity still persists

Main 2015 season paddy and maize crops forecast to increase

27 Apr 2015 description


Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) achieved a number of significant milestones in 2014 that further reinforces their development towards becoming a stronger and more financially sustainable National Society.

13 Apr 2015 description

WFP will focus on building the capacity of the Government of Timor-Leste to manage supplementary feeding through the Ministry of Health’s Mother and Child Health and Nutrition programme. Technical assistance, capacity development, and a strategy to handover a sustainable food-based programme to the Government are key priorities.

The capacity building component targets boys and girls between 6-59 months and pregnant and lactating women. WFP has been present in Timor-Leste since 1999.

23 Mar 2015 description

This paper reviews the available data on men’s and women’s land rights, identifies what can and cannot be measured by these data, and uses these measures to assess the gaps in the land rights of women and men. Building on the conceptual framework developed in 2014 by Doss et al., we utilize nationally representative individual- and plot-level data from Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste to calculate five indicators: incidence of ownership by sex; distribution of ownership by sex; and distribution of plots, mean plot size, and distribution of land area, all by sex of owner.

16 Mar 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jacob Achiek, Lucy Poni

Last updated on: March 14, 2015 5:31 PM

BOR— Asia's newest nation and one of its oldest are stepping up to help Africa's -- and the world's -- youngest country, South Sudan.

On Friday, more than half of a $150,000 grant from the government of Timor-Leste, which became independent from Indonesia in May 2002, was released to officials in Jonglei state. The $80,000 is to be used to build a school in Bor County. Many schools in the county have been shut down by the 15-month-old conflict in South Sudan.

14 Mar 2015 description

Six countries in Asia are taking the lead in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to deliver “blue growth” – a regional initiative which aims to promote the intensification of aquaculture production in an ecological and sustainable way, FAO officials announced today.

The six countries, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam are taking the lead to pilot plans to upgrade aquaculture in order to help meet the food security needs of a growing global population – expected to top nine billion people by 2050.

09 Mar 2015 description

By Lucia Cipullo, Regional Disaster Law Delegate for South East Asia

February was an exciting month in Timor Leste, as Disaster Law Programme developments kicked off for the first time. From 25- 26 February, IFRC and Cruz Vermelha de Timor Leste (Timor Leste Red Cross, also known as ‘CVTL’) participated in the Humanitarian Country Team disaster response simulation exercise, the outcomes of which recommended strengthening the national legal and policy framework for disaster management and response.

03 Mar 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Kanya D'Almeida

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 3 2015 (IPS) - Nearly half of the four billion people who reside in the Asia-Pacific region are women. They comprise two-thirds of the region’s poor, with millions either confined to their homes or pushed into the informal labour market where they work without any safeguards for paltry daily wages. Millions more become victims of trafficking and are forced into prostitution or sexual slavery.

12 Feb 2015 description


523,592 Refugees and asylumseekers
2,361 Identified unaccompanied minors
1,393,736 Stateless persons
20,000 Estimated irregular maritime departures in 2014

Population of concern

A total of 2.7 million people of concern including 1.4 million stateless and over 700,000 internally displaced.

11 Feb 2015 description



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).

27 Jan 2015 description

East Timor’s fragile peace may rest on the shoulders of one outgoing prime minister and the practice of paying off former combatants with depleting oil and gas reserves

A new report by UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute shows how Timor-Leste, a democratizing, rapidly-developing, resource-rich nation has experienced a remarkable period of relative safety since a third of its population perished from military action, starvation or disease during the 24-year Indonesian occupation that ended in 1999.

15 Jan 2015 description

On January 14th, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dili, the Secretary of State for ASEAN Affairs, Roberto Soares, formally handed the total of one million and five hundred thousand dollars to authorities of Malaysia and Thailand to assist these governments in facing the damages caused by tropical storm Jangmi, that recently hit the region and these two countries in particular.

10 Jan 2015 description

Executive summary

Coastal communities living in archipelago countries and small island states in Asia are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of hydro-meteorological hazards such as storms, droughts, landslides, and floods. Environmental degradation such as deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, soil erosion, and climate change, as well as social factors such as poverty and inequality, further compound their exposure to such hazards and make these communities extremely vulnerable to disasters.

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.