DOHA, 9 décembre 2012 (IRIN) - Au cours de ces 30 dernières années, les catastrophes naturelles, y compris les évènements climatiques extrêmes, ont affecté 50 millions de personnes dans le monde arabe, selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale. Le rapport spécule sur un scénario terrifiant de hausse régulière des températures de plus de 50 degrés Celsius d’ici à la fin du siècle, ce qui pourrait engendrer une cascade de catastrophes, selon les experts.
The 2013-2015 humanitarian strategy targets immediate humanitarian needs of the Somali people and aims to enhance resilience and ultimately address the protracted nature of the humanitarian crisis. The appeal for 2013 is $1.3 billion for 369 humanitarian projects targeting 3.8 million people in need. The strategy will be implemented by 177 national and international non-governmental organizations and UN agencies operating in Somalia.
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SANA’A, 6 December 2012 (IRIN) - Thirteen years ago electronics retailer Abdulmajeed al-Wahbani was one of the first people in Yemen to venture into the solar power business. So far the gamble has paid off.
His solar panel supply business found a niche and has seen impressive growth, while also helping to fight rural poverty.
"People need to work, and to secure their business and their life, they will go to solar power," he told IRIN.
DOHA, 5 December 2012 (IRIN) - In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a new report by the World Bank. The report projects the horrific scenario of temperatures regularly rising over 50 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, which experts fear could lead to countless more disasters.
Welcome to the seventh issue of Migration Policy Practice, which focuses on policy and operational responses to migration crises caused by political turmoil, conflict or natural disasters.
Articles in this issue draw largely from contributions to IOM’s ongoing International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2012, which aims to aims to integrate humanitarian and migration perspectives in the search for appropriate responses to the migration consequences of complex crises.
Sixty-seventh General Assembly
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Efforts in Agriculture, Energy, Disaster Risk Reduction Also Highlighted
The international community must launch a “fully fledged war” to eradicate poverty, the world’s greatest challenge, the representative of the Dominican Republic told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today, as it concluded its general debate.
La hausse des prix alimentaires menace des millions de vies
Des millions de gens parmi les plus pauvres seront confrontés à de graves problèmes en raison de la forte hausse des prix alimentaires.
En effet, le système alimentaire mondial présente de sérieux problèmes que les décideurs politiques n'ont pas le courage de prendre en main, préférant miser sur les ressources bon marché qu'ils ont tenues pour acquises pendant 30 ans. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue.
US drought another wake-up call for global resolve on food price stability
The US is currently experiencing its worst drought in half a century. The resulting crop destruction has raised fears of yet another rise in global food prices, what would be the third in five years. This raises larger questions of how to tackle rising instances of food supply shocks. It also underlines the clear need for food price stability to be moved up the global food-security agenda.
Millions more will go hungry as world struggles to respond to unprecedented food crises and sharply rising prices – Oxfam
PM’s hunger summit welcome & should kick start reforms to end “scandal” of a billion hungry people – “we cannot keep relying on humanitarian agencies to pick up the pieces”
Rising global food prices will force millions more people to go hungry and put massive additional strain on already overstretched humanitarian agencies, Oxfam warned today ahead of this weekend’s global hunger summit in Downing Street.
UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.
The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Nadim Khouri called for the need to take advantage of available opportunities to improve food security in the region through trade and foreign investments to ensure benefits for all. The call came in a statement delivered today by Khouri at the opening session of the international conference entitled “A Food Secure Arab World: A Roadmap for Policy and Research,” jointly organized by ESCWA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and held at the UN House in Beirut.
Global megatrends like urbanization and climate change are forcing humanitarian agencies like WFP and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to innovate, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres told WFP’s Executive Board on Monday.
ROME—The UN aid agencies are having to change the way they do business in order to meet challenges posed by a changing climate and a rising population, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said Monday in an address to WFP’s Executive Board.