VAN, Turkey, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman and Amiri Diwan's Advisor Abdullah Al-Maatouq on Friday opened the Kuwaiti-funded "Humanitarian Leader" village in the eastern Turkish city of Van.
In 2011, a destructive earthquake hit the city, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. It has a long history as a major urban area.
Jerusalem, 21 November 2014
The Special Coordinator is pleased to announce that under the trilateral agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Government of National Consensus and the United Nations reached in September, a further understanding was reached between the parties that starting next week some 25,000 home owners in Gaza will be enabled to access building materials for the repair of their damaged homes. The Government of National Consensus will soon make a separate public announcement on the process for access to the required building materials.
The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms. The United States stands with the Ukrainian people and their choice of democracy, reform, and European integration.
La Paz, 21 nov (ABI).- El viceministro de Vivienda y Urbanismo, Bony Morales, exhortó el viernes a las familias que perdieron sus casas en el mega deslizamiento ocurrido en la ciudad de La Paz en 2011, a ocupar los departamentos construidos por el Gobierno en la Urbanización Chijini II de El Alto.
As at 20th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,282 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,126. As at 16th November 177,070 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.
Juba, 21 November 2014): UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded her three-day mission to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments and urging the international community to continue providing support to enable humanitarians to scale up and expand critical aid operations.
At first glance, you see a group of young men sitting in a classroom quietly working on electrical units – a typical scene in many countries. But when you look further, you see young men carving a future for themselves in a small town where such opportunities rarely present themselves.
“The humanitarian situation, response and its linkages with resilience and longer-term solutions”
Your Excellency Minister Bare,
State Secretary for Development Policy Hermann,
Ladies and Gentlemen
Report Exposes Mass-Scale Human Suffering in Nuba Mountains, Sudan
Researchers Detail Devastating Consequences of Sudan Government’s War on Civilians
November 20, 2014 (Washington DC) --- A new report published today by the Enough Project details widespread human suffering due to the Sudan government's three-year military campaign targeting civilians living in the Nuba Mountains.
MATANAO, Davao del Sur, Nov. 21 (PIA) - The Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation in partnership with the provincial government of Davao del Sur has recently launched a housing project in an effort to provide homes for the homeless urban poor and informal settlers in the municipality of Matanao.
An initial of 30 houses were turned over by Governor Claude Bautista to the beneficiaries out of the 130 lots being subdivided for the qualified residents of Sitio Jumbo, Barangay Poblacion, Matanao.
Liberia could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. Liberia was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show that the country’s growth could be going backwards in 2015.
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Un barrage vient d’être inauguré sur la rivière Ankaibe afin d’accroître la productivité agricole
Il va permettre d’irriguer une surface rizicole de 2 100 hectares et 6 000 ménages devraient en bénéficier
Depuis 23 ans, cette zone agricole n’avait pu être exploitée par les agriculteurs, faute de système d’irrigation adéquat
A dam has just been inaugurated on the Ankaibe River to boost agricultural productivity
It can irrigate 2,100 hectares of paddy fields, and 6,000 households should benefit directly
For 23 years, farmers have been unable to work these fields for lack of an adequate irrigation system
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The Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Pakistan was set up to support the rehabilitation effort in the aftermath of the insurgency and security crisis that displaced an estimated 2 million people.
The Economic Revitalization of KP and FATA (ERKF) Project has disbursed grants to 887 crisis affected small and medium enterprises (SMEs) above the project target of 850;
The ERKF follows a well-defined selection criteria including number of employees, sound business plan, and successful operational history.
Under President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, the U.S. Government is supporting [oung people across the African continent to spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security. This year, the initiative brought 500 Mandela Washington Fellows to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training that will give these bright young men and women the skills to lead their organizations, communities and countries toward a better future.
The security situation countrywide remains volatile. Ex-Seleka elements living in Bangui’s Beal camp threaten to detonate the site if their demands are not met.
An eruption of violence started on 5 November in Zémio, Haut Mbomou Province, an area affected by the LRA, but that had not been impacted by the crisis so far.
Fourteen cholera cases have been confirmed following a cholera outbreak on 1 November along the CAR-Cameroon border.
Despite rising unemployment among young adults in Kenya, many of the country’s youth don’t think of farming as an attractive way to make money. However, agriculture is the engine driving the Kenyan economy, and expanding opportunities for young people is central to economic growth.