Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.
This map shows the different transit routes in Southeast Asia. #MissingMigrants.
The Ministry of Social Solidarity, through the Social Solidarity Centre, provided emergency assistance and construction materials to 15 families in the village of Comoro, Administrative Post of Dom Aleixo, municipality of Dili, who had their homes damaged by the strong winds from last week, in a symbolic ceremony held on February 14th.
1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the General Assembly for an annual debate and review. The report will also be submitted to the Council, pursuant to its resolution 1646 (2005), for an annual debate. The report covers the tenth session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2016.
The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.
An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map
The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.
The Municipality of Manatuto had its irrigation system improved when the new facilities opened in Buluto, on January 18th.
From January 2015 to November 2016, a total of 13,437 children under the age of five years and 17,460 pregnant or nursing mothers were treated for malnutrition. In addition, 18,761 children received food assistance in a pilot malnutrition prevention project in Dili and Oecusse.
Since January 2016, 248 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities.
This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.
East Asia and the Pacific region remains extremely prone to natural hazards, with significant human casualties and economic losses – more than 40 million people were affected by disasters in 2015. Children are among the most vulnerable to natural hazards, and suffer short-term and long-lasting negative impacts on health, nutrition, protection and education. Population growth, rapid urbanization and climate change continue to exacerbate the impact of disasters, which are expected to occur more frequently and with greater intensely, and to impact larger populations in the coming years.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable start of 2017 main cropping season
Cereal production in 2016 declined for second consecutive year due to dry weather conditions
Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 forecast to increase over previous year’s already high level
Acute localized food insecurity persists
Favourable start of 2017 main cropping season
Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity
Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future
8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.
New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.
From January 2015 to September 2016: 12,115 children (under the age of five years) and 14,319 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.
Since January 2016, 197 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities.
In September and October, 135 health staff and volunteers were trained in five separate trainings on nutrition, behaviour change and counselling.
This study maps out the major weaknesses of each fragile situation on the latest country performance assessment exercises and identifies overall common issues that need special attention.
Timor-Leste, a small, mountainous country in Southeast Asia occupying the eastern half the island of Timor, is highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Weather-related risks, such as monsoon rains, droughts, flash floods, landslides, and destructive winds are frequent threats. These risks are exacerbated by the potential for seismic risks, volcanoes, and tsunamis.