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25 May 2017 description

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the most important theme of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held at Cancun, Maxico. Community Based Disaster Preparedness: Enabling Communities to Manage Risks. It primarily focuses on how CBDP can empower communities to manage their risks through locally owned and locally appropriate approaches. The key lessons from ASDMA's recently finished capacity building project on CBDP have also been highlighted in this issue.

25 May 2017 description

Cette année, la Journée de l’Afrique intervient à un moment où le continent consent des efforts importants en faveur de la paix, de la croissance économique sans laissés-pour-compte et du développement durable.

La communauté internationale entre dans sa deuxième année de mise en oeuvre du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030, action majeure engagée en faveur de la lutte contre la pauvreté, les inégalités, l’instabilité et l’injustice dans le monde. L’Afrique a adopté son propre plan ambitieux et complémentaire : l’Agenda 2063.

25 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Submitted by Luis Triveno, co-authors: Peter Yanev

The scene is as familiar as it is tragic: A devastating hurricane or earthquake strikes a populated area in a poor country, inflicting a high number of casualties, overwhelming the resources and capacity of rescue teams and hospital emergency rooms. First responders must resort to “triage” – the medical strategy of maximizing the efficient use of existing resources to save lives, while minimizing the number of deaths. 

25 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 mai 2017 – Le Conseil de sécurité a décidé, mercredi, de charger le Comité contre le terrorisme de faciliter la coopération internationale en vue de l'application du Cadre international global de lutte contre la propagande terroriste.

25 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 mai 2017 – Les Nations Unies ont célébré mercredi la Journée internationale des Casques bleus, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, rendant hommage au personnel civil, policier et militaire des opérations de maintien de la paix pour leur contribution inestimable au travail de l'ONU.

« Chaque jour, les Casques bleus aident à instaurer la paix et la stabilité dans des sociétés déchirées par la guerre partout dans le monde », a rappelé M. Guterres dans un message vidéo diffusé à l'occasion de cette Journée qui est officiellement célébrée le 29 mai.

25 May 2017 description

24 May 2017 - Violence against women and girls is still so deeply embedded in cultures around the world that it is almost invisible. Yet this brutality is not inevitable. Once recognised for what it is - a construct of power and a means of maintaining the status-quo - it can be dismantled.

25 May 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

In accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), the Information and Communications Sector covers the following activities:

• Publishing;

25 May 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The manufacturing or industrial sector is composed of several individual economic activities, according to the United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats. org/unsd/cr/registry/). These include the manufacture of the following:

• Food products;

• Beverages;

• Tobacco products;

• Textiles;

• Wearing apparel;

• Leather and leather-related products;

25 May 2017 description

Total Mainland
35,867 people (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, self-settled, NGOs)
65,869 capacity (Official, informal, on-hold sites, other state run facilities, NGOs, UNHCR)

Total Islands
12,920 people (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities)
8,569 capacity (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, UNHCR)

25 May 2017 description

By Hanne Beirens and Susan Fratzke

In response to growing humanitarian needs, more governments around the world have turned to resettlement to offer protection to some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees. In Europe, proximity to ongoing humanitarian crises has led the European Union to ramp up its resettlement efforts, including in the form of an EU-wide resettlement scheme and dedicated funding to support Member State initiatives.

25 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12839
Security Council
7949th Meeting (AM)

Unanimously adopting a resolution today that featured a new framework developed by its Counter-Terrorism Committee, the Security Council urged Member States to follow a number of concrete guidelines aimed at countering the narratives used by terrorist groups and amplifying positive and credible alternatives to audiences vulnerable to extremist messages.

25 May 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

CANCUN, Mexico, 24 May 2017 – Advances in early warning systems and disaster risk awareness have saved tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.

However, care must be taken to ensure that all people and sectors benefit and that the development of such systems does not create new divides between haves and have-nots.

25 May 2017 description

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a USD 110 million financing agreement to support investment projects in the Caribbean under CDB’s climate action policy. The Climate Action Framework Loan II builds on the USD 65 million Climate Action Line of Credit (CALC) signed between EIB and CDB in 2011, and which supports nine projects in seven countries across the Caribbean. The EUR 100 million climate action initiative is the EIB’s biggest loan to the Caribbean.

24 May 2017 description

Over 1,000 migrants are still scattered across the region and the numbers are growing, with 600 now living around Calais

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in the streets in "disastrous" conditions in northern France with no access to tents, showers or water since a fire ravaged the country's last major refugee camp, a charity said on Wednesday.

A fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk last month after fighting broke out.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Women

The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Yannick Glemarec, will participate at the fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (24-26 May) in Cancun, Mexico, which will convene more than 5,000 delegates to discuss how to prevent disasters and reduce the loss of lives, as well as economic and infrastructure losses.

24 May 2017 description

On 24 May, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, addressed the Conference: Victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East, in Madrid, Spain. The event took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Sr Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Ayman H. Safadi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.

24 May 2017 description
report ActionAid

Women are crucial and necessary leaders in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response. However, a key challenge to realising women’s leadership of and participation in DRR is recognising and reducing the burden of unpaid care work, and understanding the barrier that this places on women’s ability to engage as leaders and decision-makers.

24 May 2017 description
report ActionAid, CARE

Surge capacity is defined as the ability to scale-up (and down) resources smoothly and quickly, including getting the right people to the right places doing the right things in the shortest amount of time possible. The majority of humanitarian responses rely heavily on good surge practice and having people quickly in place to meet the immediate needs of affected populations. This paper asserts that the ‘right people’ means a gender balance in our surge practice and therefore more women in surge roles. Women make up half the population, and are disproportionately affected by disasters.