26,874 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
24 Nov 2014 description

21 NOVEMBRE 2014 ¦ GENÈVE - D’après une nouvelle série d’articles publiée par The Lancet, les efforts actuellement déployés pour prévenir la violence à l’encontre des femmes et des filles sont insuffisants. On estime que, dans l’ensemble du monde, une femme sur trois a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles infligées par son partenaire et que 7% des femmes seront victimes d’une agression sexuelle perpétrée par un autre que leur partenaire à un moment donné de leur vie.

24 Nov 2014 description

The ICRC is proud to present the "Global Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact and Innovation" (GPHI2). The mandate of the GPHI2 is to promote innovative solutions to humanitarian challenges, by harnessing the creative capacity of ICRC partners to help conflict victims.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Christian Aid

Charity won’t stop the injustices that mean women do two-thirds of the world’s work, but earn just one-tenth of the world income.

It won’t stop multinational companies dodging millions in tax, depriving poor countries of the money they need to pay for healthcare and education.

It won’t protect the world’s poorest communities who did least to cause climate change from taking the brunt of its effects.

To end poverty we must end injustice.

Our impact

24 Nov 2014 description
report Oxfam

Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food. The effects of climate change exacerbate their vulnerability, which further compromises the food security of the entire region.

24 Nov 2014 description
  • Innovative financing agreement amounting to EUR 400 million for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Supporting small farmers, financing food production, agricultural development and rural development
24 Nov 2014 description

Explore, analyse and visualise data with JIPS’ new tool

We have just launched a new JIPS tool that allows users to explore profiling data online. Through the Dynamic Analysis and Reporting Tool (DART) you can explore, analyse and visualise profiling survey data from exercises supported by JIPS in displacement settings.

An Interactive Tool

24 Nov 2014 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a jarring reminder of the need for a greater capability in all countries to rapidly detect and respond to new or re-emerging public health threats which “spill over” in humans from animal populations such as bats, rodents, and non-human primates.

24 Nov 2014 description

24 November 2014 - The 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released today in Vienna and in various UNODC field office locations across the world shows that one in three known victims of human trafficking is a child - a 5 per cent increase compared to the 2007-2010 period. Girls make up 2 out of every 3 child victims, and together with women, account for 70 per cent of overall trafficking victims worldwide.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Food for the Hungry

PHOENIX (Nov. 20, 2014) – On December 1, individuals around the world will unite for World AIDS Day. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day is dedicated to the fight against HIV, showing support for people living with HIV and commemorating people who have died from the disease.

24 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, 24 NOVEMBER 2014 - While the risk of a travel-related case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Western Pacific Region is not high, the consequences could be significant. To assess Member State preparedness for a potential EVD outbreak, the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific conducted a country preparedness survey and facilitated a simulation exercise in October 2014.

24 Nov 2014 description

Sub-Saharan African smallholder farmers face numerous agricultural obstacles — such as climate change and the environment, corporate commodification of food and unpredictable political environments — and farmers are finding it difficult to sustain agricultural livelihoods and output. The international community currently approaches these obstacles through biotechnology, a temporary solution that contributes to the overarching issues of food security.

24 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

Los cambios climáticos drásticos y los fenómenos extremos ya afectan a millones de vidas, pero existen soluciones

24 Nov 2014 description

With a least four major tropical cyclones expected to hit Pacific Island nations this summer, Red Cross is standing ready to help people prepare, respond and recover.

"The risk of tropical cyclones in the region is higher than normal in El Nino years," says Steve Ray, International Emergencies Manager at Australian Red Cross. "We will likely see seven or eight named tropical cyclones in our region, of which at least four are expected to be severe."

24 Nov 2014 description
report Rotary

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus.

The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012.

"We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC.

24 Nov 2014 description

Disaster preparedness can go a long way towards diminishing the effects an emergency will have on a region.

24 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

NEW YORK CITY, November 21, 2014 - A major new partnership between the World Bank Group and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will work to spur a transition to clean cooking for 100 million households, which still use inefficient cookstoves and solid fuels for cooking.

23 Nov 2014 description

Washington, United States | AFP | dimanche 23/11/2014 - 21:06 GMT

par Jeremy TORDJMAN

Le réchauffement climatique risque d'aggraver "considérablement" la pauvreté sur le globe en asséchant les récoltes agricoles et en menaçant la sécurité alimentaire de millions de personnes, met en garde la Banque mondiale dimanche.

23 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

“New Climate Normal” Poses Severe Risks to Development—World Bank Report

Dramatic climate changes and weather extremes already affecting millions of lives, but solutions exist

Watch the video

23 Nov 2014 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today its intention to make available $125 million in new private sector financing for manufacturers and distributors of clean cookstoves and cooking fuels through two loan guarantee facilities. The announcement, made at the Cookstoves Future Summit hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, was part of a larger U.S. Government pledge of support of up to $200 million for clean cookstoves and fuels over the next five years.

22 Nov 2014 description

Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

  1. Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.