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Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.

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Philippines + 13 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 21 others
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness ten years after the 2004 disaster

Ten years after the strongest tsunami in living memory, 24 countries participate in an exercise to assess the effectiveness of communication flows between stakeholders, country readiness and the efficiency of emergency procedures.

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Cachée sous nos yeux : Une analyse statistique de la violence envers les enfants

De nouvelles données recueillies au niveau mondial mettent en évidence la prévalence de la violence envers les enfants, déclare l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 septembre 2014 – La plus importante collecte de données jamais effectuée sur la violence envers les enfants révèle l’ampleur stupéfiante des sévices physiques, sexuels et psychologiques qu’ils subissent et met en évidence les attitudes qui perpétuent et justifient cette violence, véritablement « cachée sous nos yeux » dans chaque pays et communauté du monde.

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World + 14 others
Swamped by Rising Seas, Small Islands Seek a Lifeline

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 2014 (IPS) - The world’s 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise triggered by climate change, will be the focus of an international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month.

Scheduled to take place Sep. 1-2, the conference will provide world leaders with “a first-hand opportunity to experience climate change and poverty challenges of small islands.”

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Boosting farm-level disaster resilience in Timor-Leste

Report
IRIN

DARUDU, 8 August 2014 (IRIN) - Building resilience to natural disasters in Timor-Leste, where most people are subsistence farmers, means improving the transport infrastructure and tweaking local farming practices, for example by encouraging crop diversification and building terraces. Such efforts, however, also require effective and transparent political leadership, experts and officials say.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Timor-Leste Road Climate Resilience Project

Report
World Bank

Thousands to benefit from improved access to schools, hospitals, towns and markets with climate resilient roads

The Road Climate Resilience Project for Timor-Leste is working to deliver climate resilient road infrastructure to communities between Dili-Ainaro and ensure roads are better protected against natural disasters. Reduced road closures will allow improved access to local and regional markets and towns. Additional Financing for the project will upgrade additional road segments linked to the Dili-Ainaro corridor.

Challenge

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Analysis: Why Timor-Leste’s stability could be deceptive

Report
IRIN

DILI, 18 July 2014 (IRIN) - Timor-Leste’s current stability could be undermined by a sharp decline in oil revenues and leadership challenges if the country’s first president and current prime minister Xanana Gusmão steps down later this year as announced.

After independence in 2002, the country experienced riots and conflict in 2006 due to dissent within the army, which displaced 150,000 people and resulted in international military intervention, but since then there has been a period of relative stability.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

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Philippines + 4 others
Pacific Partnership delivers on promises

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have improved the lives of thousands of people in Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines as part of the largest annual multilateral humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted in the Asia-Pacific region.

Exercise Pacific Partnership 14 has delivered medical, dental, veterinary and engineering aid while strengthening international relationships with partner and host nations.

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Timor-Leste/Indonesia: Governments must expedite establishing fate of the disappeared

Report
Amnesty

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

Index: ASA 57/001/2014

15 July 2014

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World + 12 others
General Assembly Adopts 24 Resolutions, 2 Decisions as It Takes Action on Reports of Fifth Committee

GA/11528

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
99th Meeting (Resumed*) (PM)

Delegates Welcome Key Text Raising
Troop Reimbursement Rates for First Time in Years

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World + 18 others
Irish Aid Annual Report 2013: Delivering real changes in the lives of some of the poorest people and communities in the world

Report
Irish Aid

Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.

Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:

“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Timor Leste 26-June-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable outlook for the 2014 main season paddy and maize crops

  • Higher cereal imports estimated during 2013/14 marketing year (July/June)

  • Overall food security conditions improve but localized food insecurity persists

Favourable outlook for the 2014 main season paddy and maize crops

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Lingering trauma impact of Timor-Leste’s violent past

Report
IRIN

DILI, 30 June 2014 (IRIN) - Repeated bouts of violence in Timor Leste’s recent past and a persistent sense of injustice have had a lasting mental health impact, new research shows. Researchers say recovery may require more than therapeutic interventions.

Results from a 2004-2010 mental health study showed that the conflict leading to Timor-Leste’s 2002 independence had lasting mental health effects, and communal violence in 2006 which left 100,000 displaced exacerbated the situation.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Un programa de pesca de la FAO y la Cooperación Española recupera la pesca artesanal en los países afectados por el tsunami en 2004

Programa Regional de Medios de Vida Pesqueros (RFLP) es un programa de la FAO para los países del Sudeste Asiático afectados por el tsunami, financiado la Cooperación Española.

Son cuatro años de trabajo en el que 35.500 personas han recibido ayuda directa, en más de 1.100 actividades, que contaron con un presupuesto de 12 millones de euros.

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Pacific Partnership Visits Irmas Alma School for Disabled Children in Timor-Leste

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Derek Stroop

Pacific Partnership Public Affairs

DILI, Timor-Leste, June 23, 2014 — As part of Pacific Partnership (PP14) 2014, service members from Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. visited children at the Irmas Alma School for the Disabled, June 20.

In its ninth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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Pacific Partnership makes a difference in Timor-Leste

Australian Defence Force (ADF) medical specialists and Army engineers are heading home after an intensive five weeks improving schools and hospitals and providing valuable medical training in Timor-Leste.

The Australians have been working alongside Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) and United States military personnel as part of Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14).

The commander of the Australian contingent, Wing Commander Daryll Topp, said his team has worked tirelessly and their efforts have been most appreciated by the Timorese.

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Keynote Speaker at Peacebuilding Commission’s First-Ever Annual Session Hails Organ’s Key Role in Post-Conflict Situations

PBC/98

Peacebuilding Commission 2014 Annual Session 1st Meeting (AM & PM)

It’s Important to Restore Faith in State Legitimacy, Says Deputy Secretary-General

The Peacebuilding Commission had worked assiduously since 2005, not only as an intergovernmental body mobilizing financial and technical resources, but also providing advice and post-conflict recovery strategies, the keynote speaker at that body’s first-ever annual session said today.