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18 Jul 2017 description

New Indonesia report highlights critical role of ending child poverty and violence to achieving sustainable development

NEW YORK/JAKARTA, 18 July 2017 –The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF today launched a new report showcasing the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the country has made for children, acknowledging challenges and highlighting the crucial role of preventing violence against children in reducing poverty.

11 Jul 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 15.8 million population (2016) 51.2% Female 48.8% Male

  • 17.7% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2012)

  • US$1,270 lower middle-income GDP per capita (2016)

Overview

Localized floods and droughts are annual events, and with 70 per cent of the population living in rural areas and dependent on subsistence agriculture, these natural disasters can have a devastating impact.

11 Jul 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 69 million population (2016) 50.7% Female 49.3% Male

  • 10.5% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2014)

  • US$5,908 Upper middle-income GDP per capita (2016)

Overview

08 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2017 – Lao PDR is taking steps to lessen the impact of natural disasters and will continue to improve the country’s national water resources management systems, in partnership with the World Bank. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved financing support of $30 million for the Lao PDR Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Project and $25 million of additional funding for the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management (MIWRM) Project.

30 Jun 2017 description

Agriculture sector decision makers identify best practices for boosting resilience through peer-to-peer exchange in Philippines

June 2017, Cebu, Philippines – Understanding the weather and climate – when storms will break, how much rain will fall, and when the rainy season will start and end – are one of the most valuable tools a smallholder farmer can possess. But what happens when the climate changes and age-old traditions are put on their end?

30 Jun 2017 description

29 June 2017, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR - Today, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kingdom of Morocco. As part of South – South cooperation, Morocco is the first Arabic and African partner of the MRC.

The partnership translates the vision of the King of Morocco towards diversifying the cooperation at all levels to achieve a sustainable, active and solidarity-based development.

27 Jun 2017 description

By KIMBERLEY PHILLIPS / DVB, 26 June 2017

CHAUK TOWNSHIP, Magwe Division — The mercury’s steady ascent and increasingly erratic rainfall have not convinced every farmer in Burma’s Dry Zone that the climate is changing, but they’re unanimous about one thing: A life working the land is more difficult now than it was a generation ago.

22 Jun 2017 description

17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD

As the spectre of famine currently looms in multiple countries, climate change is exacerbating many of the existing environmental pressures. The ways we produce and consume food will need to adapt to keep pace.

In September 2015, 193 UN member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Universal, inclusive, and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people globally. These 17 goals are designed to transform our world.

21 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to last year’s high level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) forecast to expand to record level

  • Prices of rice generally stable in recent months

  • Large number of people affected by typhoons and El Niño in 2016

Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to last year’s high level

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

10 Jun 2017 description

QUẢNG NINH — Authorities in Quảng Ninh Province are worried over a decline in water levels at major reservoirs, which have been drying up due to droughts brought on by hot weather and a lack of rain.

As a result, a number of households in the province have faced water shortages.

Last month, water levels at the Thác Nhồng dam fell 20-30cm below the overflow threshold – the lowest point ever recorded – which was insufficient to provide water for the Đồng Ho Water Treatment Plant in Hoành Bồ District.

08 Jun 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Việt Nam needs tools to calculate damage relating to climate change impacts to improve natural disaster response and mitigation work, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoàng Văn Thắng said yesterday.— Photo donre.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam needs tools to calculate damage relating to climate change impacts to improve natural disaster response and mitigation work, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoàng Văn Thắng said yesterday.

06 Jun 2017 description

Venue: Hanoi Club Hotel Your Excellency, Mr. Hoang Van Thang, Vice Minister of MARD;

Distinguished representatives from ministries and agencies, provinces, institutions and enterprises;

Development partners and colleagues;

Ladies and gentlemen;

06 Jun 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh (Thayatchaung) Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in January 2017, including civilians’ livelihoods, development, education and displacement.

  • Villagers from K’Ser Doh Township experienced a poor betel nut and paddy harvest in 2016, which has put their livelihood at risk.

05 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate rice production in 2017 forecast to increase from last year’s good level

  • Total cereal imports in 2017/18 forecast to decrease slightly from last year’s average level

  • Rice prices declining since March 2017 and close to their year-earlier levels

Aggregate rice production in 2017 forecast to increase from last year’s good level

05 Jun 2017 description

By Thin Lei Win

PEMONGKONG, Indonesia, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2016, when fellow farmers were despairing over plummeting yields linked to a major drought, Hamdi was busy harvesting maize from his land.

He got 5.6 tonnes instead of the usual 4 tonnes from his one-hectare (2.5-acre) plot, despite living in West Nusa Tenggara, one of Indonesia's driest provinces where agriculture is at the mercy of extreme weather such as that brought by the El Nino climate pattern.

31 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

520,000
# of children affected out of
2,000,000
# of people affected

600,000
# hectares of damaged crops

1,750,000
# people with lost incomes

52 (18 most affected)
# provinces affected out of
63
Government-One UN Joint
Emergency Response Plan 2016
US$48.5 million

UNICEF funds received:
US$4 million

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