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27 Jul 2016 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • From January 2015 to May 2016: 9,060 children (under the age of five) and 9,380 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.

  • Since January, 119.2 mt of locally produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities. As a result, the number of women who have enrolled in the programme has risen dramatically.

WFP Assistance

25 Jul 2016 description

CHINA

Since 18 July, continuous heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern, central and eastern China triggering floods and landslides. As of 21 July, around 10.5 million people were affected in eight provinces (including Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Inner Mongolia). An estimated 337,000 people were temporarily relocated due to floods.

25 Jul 2016 description

By Sam Smith, in Timor-Leste

The Timor-Leste Red Cross is appealing for more funds to bring sustainable change to drought-hit communities.

Around 120,000 people have been severely affected by an El Niño-inflicted drought in the Asia Pacific nation.

An appeal for 800,000CHF to help 20,000 people across three of the worst affected districts is currently only 60 per cent funded.

The Timor-Leste Red Cross, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is providing urgent relief to affected communities.

25 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Phillip Kaeding

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2016 (IPS) - Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.

“We should expect future events to be less predictable, more frequent and more severe, starting with La Niña… The challenges to our response go far beyond humanitarian action,” said Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

19 Jul 2016 description
report International Alert

Peacebuilders have a duty to understand and demonstrate the impact of their work in terms of helping to create more peaceful, more inclusive and equitable societies. Gender is a key factor in conflict and peacebuilding, and in determining people’s positions of relative power or vulnerability, and thus having a better understanding of how different women, girls, men, boys, trans- and intersex persons are affected can only help in better grasping both conflict and peacebuilding.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

19 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Timor-Leste is located in the southern-most part of Southeast Asia on the eastern half of the island of the Timor Sea between Indonesia and Australia. Timor-Leste has a population of approximately 1.1 million people. In May 2002, Timor-Leste gained independence from Indonesia. Prior to independence, United Nations (UN) peace-keeping forces were installed in Timor-Leste in late 1999 (following the referendum for independence) to stop the ensuing violence, and establish a national government.

18 Jul 2016 description

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

The impacts of El Niño began in Asia-Pacific in mid-2015 and subsequently affected at least 11 countries in the region. Effects have generally comprised of extended dry spells or drought leading to water shortages, prolonged lean seasons and food shortages.

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

11 Jul 2016 description

Acteurs d’une solidarité durable et partagée

En 2015, les équipes de Triangle Génération Humanitaire sont présentes dans 11 pays et gèrent 63 programmes grâce à des partenariats publics durables avec les principaux bailleurs internationaux mais également avec des partenaires privés (entreprises et fondations).

06 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

06 Jul 2016 description

Plus de 60 millions de personnes sont déjà affectées par El Niño et davantage seront probablement très vulnérables aux répercussions de La Niña

6 juillet 2016, Rome - Les gouvernements et la communauté internationale doivent intensifier leurs efforts pour mettre fin à la souffrance des populations, renforcer la résilience et protéger les moyens d'existence suite aux effets dévastateurs du phénomène El Niño dans le monde entier, ont déclaré aujourd'hui les Chefs des agences des Nations Unies basées à Rome.

06 Jul 2016 description

Over 60 million people affected by El Niño, many more highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect

6 July 2016, Rome - Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international community, United Nations (UN) leaders said today.

06 Jul 2016 description
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Overview

The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe.

At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people are affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

30 Jun 2016 description

I am delighted to welcome you to this Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-affected and Fragile Contexts.

Allow me to begin by acknowledging members of our high-level panel this morning:

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 7,592 children under 5 years of age were enrolled in the nutrition programme, from January 2015 to April 2016.

  • 7,797 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.

  • 85.296 mt of locally produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities since January. As a result, the number of women who have enrolled in the programme has risen dramatically