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29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

26 Apr 2016 description

Comment: Equal dreams, equal opportunities

The migration of people—across land and sea, among countries and regions—is a centuries’ old phenomenon. But it has never polarized opinion more than it does today.

As the wretched trail of refugees continues across its borders, Europe has become dangerously close to disintegrating. Both governments and citizens are divided. On one side, outrage is fuelled by fear. On the other, humanitarian voices plead for benevolence and understanding.

21 Apr 2016 description

Projected Food Assistance Needs for October 2016

15 Apr 2016 description
report African Union

By Justice Lucy Asuagbor, Commissioner, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL

06 Apr 2016 description

ECUADOR

• Heavy rain reportedly affected several parts of the country over 2-3 April causing floods.

• Local media report six people dead, several flooded homes and roads in La Mana canton (Cotopaxi province) due to the overflow of Chimbilaco river, as of 4 April

NOAA, Redhum Media

PERU

• Heavy rain affected several areas of the country, especially the district of Contamana (Ucayali province) over the last few days causing floods.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Communiqué de presse
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Fiche d’information sur l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Press Release
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Q&A - EU supports education for children in emergencies
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Factsheet on Education in Emergencies

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 5 April 2016

EU quadruples its humanitarian financing to education in emergencies worldwide.

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

29 Mar 2016 description

Highlights

  • Is household wealth associated with use of long-acting reversible and permanent methods of contraception?

  • Can peripheral-level birthing centers staffed by skilled birth attendants be effective at scale?

  • Do postpartum women accept family planning methods when offered through infant immunization services?

  • What are the barriers to scaling up single-visit cervical cancer prevention among women with HIV?

  • How many and what women deliver alone?

21 Mar 2016 description
report CARE

The Question

The 2015 Engaging Men and Boys Learning Initiative explored the experiences of men involved in the struggle for gender equality. How did they first get involved? What sustains men and boys’ engagement in this work? How can men better support women and women’s organizations in the fight for gender equality? And how can organizations like CARE support them?

The Process

09 Mar 2016 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

 Below average precipitation and drought have raged since last year on the SADC region, the outlook for the remaining months of the current season indicated below average precipitation very likely over most of the eastern part of the region including Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, easternmost of Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and the center of Madagascar. The drought situation and related consequences will persist during the coming months.

04 Mar 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2016

02 Mar 2016 description

Actions will require more political will and investments for food security and nutrition

1-2 March 2016, Accra - A two-day strategic workshop on FAO’s contribution to Africa’s 2025 Zero Hunger Challenge held in Accra, Ghana, expressed determination to strengthen partnerships and support regional institutions and member countries in accomplishing the commitment to end hunger by 2025.

02 Mar 2016 description

The month saw conflict continue to rage in Turkey’s south east between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), looking likely to further escalate in March. Afghanistan and Somalia both saw armed insurgencies capture new territories. In Africa, political tensions rose in Chad, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, while in Venezuela, deadlock between the opposition-held parliament and government has brought the country closer to political and economic implosion.

28 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

The example of Rwanda shows that if agricultural innovation is to help the poorest people on the continent, it needs to be more inclusive

Neil Dawson

In the 1960s and 1970s, a “green revolution” of agricultural modernisation swept through many Asian countries, helping farmers and transforming economies as it went.

25 Feb 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

• El Nino related rains has improved food and nutrition security in many parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, southern Ethiopia and south and central Somalia during the last season (Oct-Dec 2015).

22 Feb 2016 description

Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama, the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) is a historic U.S. Government effort to lead the fight against malaria. Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, with the support of Congress, annual funding levels for PMI doubled.