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Analysis: The right to food in Bangladesh

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Despite the government laying out its commitment in 2012 to food security “for all people of the country at all times” at least 31 percent of the population still lack nutritious life-sustaining food

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Maplecroft's Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2013 - Cities of Dhaka, Manila, Bangkok, Yangon and Jakarta face highest climate change risks

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Maplecroft’s 5th annual Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas identifies Dhaka, Manila, Bangkok, Yangon, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Kolkata as the cities facing the most risk from the onset of climate change.

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Bangladesh, Philippines, Myanmar, India, Viet Nam at highest economic risk from natural hazards – Global study

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Maplecroft

Some of Asia’s most important economies have the highest risk from the threat of natural hazards, due to the exposure of their cities and trading hubs to events such as flooding, earthquakes and tropical cyclones, according to the Natural Hazards Risk Atlas released by risk analysis company Maplecroft.

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UN, IOM Launch South & Southwest Asia Migration Report

The UN Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation Mechanism Thematic Working Group (TWG) on International Migration including Human Trafficking has launched the 2012 Situation Report on International Migration in South and South-West Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The multi-agency report stresses the importance of coherent migration policies and increasing collaboration among countries of origin, transit and destination in South and South-West Asia.

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Bangladesh offers lessons on climate change and disaster risks – Ban

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UN News Service

14 November 2011 – Climate change is the single most important challenge the world faces, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today in Bangladesh, a country that is all too familiar with the impact of extreme weather events and which the United Nations chief hailed as a global leader in disaster risk reduction.

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ASIA: Widespread torture in Asia explained in a new video production

(Hong Kong, June 26, 2011) On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Pictures by the Wayside and the Asian Human Rights Commission, present explaining why torture remains a key problem in Asia. The 15 minute video explains why torture is one of the most difficult human rights issues to address, why the continued use of torture plays such a central role in Asian societies, and how it affects victims. The video is online available at

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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984

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Living on a Spike: How is the 2011 food price crisis affecting poor people?

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‘I often get afraid of asking the price – I ask from a distance, hear it, and then slowly go away.’ Agricultural labourer in Dhamuirhat, Naogaon district, Bangladesh

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Humanitarian Emergency Response Review: UK Government Response

Mitchell: Britain to lead more effective response to humanitarian disasters

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, today laid out how the Government will improve the way it responds to man-made and natural disasters to provide more effective help to people devastated by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and war.

The new proposals follow Lord Ashdown’s review of the UK’s humanitarian emergency response and include:

Better prepared countries

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Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects

Partners welcome landmark mHealth report from WHO

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (June 7, 2011) – Eighty-three per cent of governments surveyed report at least one use of mobile phones to support health activities in their country, yet the majority of mHealth activities are limited in size and scope, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report launched today with support from the mHealth Alliance, the United Nations Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation at the GSMA and mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit.

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Muslim Aid Calls for Increased Political Will on World Environment Day

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Muslim Aid

On World Environment Day on June 5, Muslim Aid has called upon governments to redouble their efforts to tackle the wider consequences of environmental change and deliver on their commitment to help reverse the adverse effects of climate change.

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Secretary-General, at Launch of Initiatives on Women’s Education, Stresses Need to Fight Back against Unequal, Unfair Treatment

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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the launch of the Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education and the High-Level Panel on Girls’ and Women’s Education for Empowerment and Gender Equality, in Paris on 26 May:

I know that this is not the right occasion, but let me say a few words about the news of the arrest of Ratko Mladić.

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Global Measles & Polio Initiative Appeal No. MAA00032 Annual Report 2010

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Programme outcome: In support of Strategy 2020; and the Millennium Development Goal #4: a two-thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) liaise with global immunization partners to ensure their continued involvement in measles and polio supplementary immunization activities (SIAs). These activities serve to increase uptake of services during both mass vaccination campaigns and routine immunization services, and to reduce global measles and polio morbidity and mortality. .

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Climate adaptation funds bypassing governments, conflict states - experts

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AlertNet

By Laurie Goering

LONDON (AlertNet) – Figuring out how to raise the $100 billion a year in climate change assistance promised to poor nations is tough enough, but spending the money fairly and effectively may prove an even bigger challenge, climate finance experts warned this week.

Early flows of money aimed at helping poor and vulnerable countries curb their emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change are bypassing many corrupt or conflict-ridden countries, experts on a panel at the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said on Tuesday.

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Global Corruption Report: Climate Change

Climate change measures must be made corruption proof

Dhaka, Bangladesh/Berlin, 30 April 2011

As governments prepare to spend up to US$100 billion annually by 2020 to limit climate change and prepare for its impact, Transparency International (TI) warns of the corruption risks of climate finance flowing through new, untested channels and recommends strengthening governance systems to tackle them.

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4th Annual Convention of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia), 25–26 November 2010

This report details the proceedings of the 4th Annual Convention of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia) that was held on 25–26 November 2010 in Singapore. As in previous years, the Annual Convention brought together all 20 NTS-Asia member institutes of NTS-Asia to take stock of salient non-traditional security (NTS) issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics that were discussed include climate change and security, food security, conflict prevention and resolution, global architecture and NTS, human rights and human security, and transnational crime.

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High and volatile food prices continue to threaten the world’s poor

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World Bank

Press Release No:2011/430/PREM

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011— Driven in part by higher fuel costs connected to events in the Middle East and North Africa, global food prices are 36 percent above their levels a year ago and remain volatile, pushing people deeper into poverty, according to new World Bank Group numbers released today.

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Multilateral Aid Review: Ensuring maximum value for money for UK aid through multilateral organisations

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1. The Multilateral Aid Review was commissioned to assess the value for money for UK aid of funding through multilateral organisations. Forty-three organisations were assessed. Nine were deemed to offer very good value for money, sixteen to offer good value for money, nine to offer adequate value for money, and nine to offer poor value for money for UK aid.

2. The organisations covered by the review ranged from multilateral development banks to UN specialised agencies, and from development finance institutions to humanitarian organisations.

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BANGLADESH: Peace under threat in Chittagong hills

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RANGAMATI, 1 December 2010 (IRIN) - Indigenous groups are questioning the political will to implement a peace accord signed 13 years ago to resolve land disputes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeastern Bangladesh.

Over the last few decades, the Jumma, a group of 11 indigenous communities in CHT, have lost land to Bengali settlers brought in by the government to this heavily militarized, restricted zone.

In 1977, the Shanti Bahini, the military wing of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS), a pro-indigenous

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Global: Not much money to help many poor adapt

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JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN) - Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) kicks off on 7 December.

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation needs.

The fund is managed by the Global Environment

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

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