22 March 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti Levu, killing at least 44 people, and grounding flights to and from the Pacific Island nation.
“It was one of the strongest cyclones to have hit any country in the Southern Hemisphere,” recalls Mr. Semi Koroilavesau, Fijian Minister for Fisheries. “That was quite catastrophic for Fiji and we are still recovering from it,” he adds, sombrely.
22 mars 2017 – Près de 600 millions d'enfants – soit un enfant sur quatre à l'échelle mondiale – vivront, d'ici à 2040, dans des zones où les ressources en eau seront extrêmement limitées, d'après un rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié mercredi à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'eau ((22 mars).
An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger, announced international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today.
Las tendencias extremas e inusitadas continúan en 2017
El año 2016 hizo historia con una temperatura máxima mundial sin precedentes, un nivel excepcionalmente bajo de los hielos marinos y un aumento ininterrumpido del nivel del mar y del calor oceánico, de acuerdo con la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM). Las condiciones meteorológicas y climáticas extremas no han cesado en 2017.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 50.6 million Swiss francs increased from 31.5 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) to assist 34,673 people until June 2018, to continue the provision of the emergency response in the Population Movement operation while at the same time moving towards sustaining long-term benefits through supporting integration of the migrant population into the Greek community and building on existing skills within the HRC.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind
22 March 2017 | GENEVA - New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.
Por Robert Glasser y Luis Felipe Puente
GINEBRA, 17 de marzo de 2017 – Han pasado dos años desde la adopción del Marco de Acción de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, el cual dio inicio a uno de los procesos más ambiciosos en la historia de las Naciones Unidas: La Agenda para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2030.
Ten months on from the signature of a landmark agreement to reform emergency aid, critics worry that the process of translating 51 separate commitments into action is creating new layers of bureaucracy – the very thing the initiative was supposed to reduce.
A new Mixed Migration Platform Briefing Paper, released in January, outlines the legal and policy frameworks governing the return of refugees and other migrants from Europe, with a particular focus on Iraqis. The paper draws from existing literature and data to examine policies related to return, and conditions upon arrival, ultimately offering policy recommendations to ensure the safety of Iraqi returnees.
Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.
At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.
- 2,000 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 17 March 2017)
- 1,352 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 17 March, including 90 vacant places in the process to be filled)
- 891 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 17 March) including:
- 130 in Reception and Identification Centers
- 18 in protective custody
Fourteen people die every day from diarrhoeal diseases in the WHO European Region, and these deaths are attributed to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene. Access to safely managed water and sanitation services is crucial to achieving and maintaining good health and well-being, the aim of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Women generally suffer more than men do from the effects of climate change and natural disasters. This observation leads the SDC to develop a targeted strategy of supporting projects in which women play an important role in their own social and economic emancipation.
Most human activities that use water produce wastewater. As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide.
In all but the most highly developed countries, the vast majority of wastewater is released directly to the environment without adequate treatment, with detrimental impacts on human health, economic productivity, the quality of ambient freshwater resources, and ecosystems.
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