Recovery and Reconstruction

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28 Feb 2015 description

Karachi, February 27, 2015 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AmanTech, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training.

27 Feb 2015 description
  • Las metas señaladas en el Plan responden al mínimo con el cual el Gobierno se compromete durante el cuatrienio 2014-2018.
  • El articulado del PND en su conjunto establece que en todos los temas los recursos y oferta deben ser priorizados en víctimas del conflicto armado.
  • El Registro Único de Víctimas es una herramienta fundamental para la elaboración de proyecciones presupuestales en términos de atención, asistencia y reparación.
  • ‘Reparar a las víctimas es construir la paz’, afirma director del DNP.

Bogotá, 27 de febrero de 2015

27 Feb 2015 description


  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 196,144 individuals, including 193,425 individuals who entered through the Gambella Region and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa Region.

27 Feb 2015 description

Abdel Momen Abu Hujair, 47 years old, did not know that the beautiful house he built with his life savings would stand for only three years. The pain and agony he encounters every time he looks at the rubble is unimaginable. Abdel Monem has one son and three daughters, and works as a farmer in his family’s olive field and goat farm in Johr El-Diek in the eastern part of central Gaza.

27 Feb 2015 description
report ActionAid

It’s exactly six months since Israel's shelling of Gaza ended. Thanks to donations to ActionAid through the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal we're still helping women and children like Ghada and Mahmood to recover from the trauma and rebuild their lives.

The damage and destruction caused by 50 days of conflict between 7 July and 26 August 2014 was unprecedented in the long history of struggle between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories:

27 Feb 2015 description
  • IMF Executive Board releases first grant funding from new trust
  • Board also frees $45.6 million loan payout as urgent financing for Liberia
  • Ebola having deeper, stronger impact on Liberia than first anticipated

The IMF Executive Board approved $36.5 million in debt relief to Liberia in the form of a grant from a newly established trust set up to help low-income countries recover from natural disasters.

27 Feb 2015 description

Se trató de 221 mujeres (19%) y 937 hombres (81%) desmovilizados de los grupos armados al margen de la ley quienes durante el 2014 crearon empresa propia, como parte del proceso de reintegración establecido por el Gobierno nacional a través de la Agencia Colombiana para la Reintegración (ACR). En total son 1.119 nuevos negocios: 1.084 de carácter individual y 35 asociativos.

27 Feb 2015 description

In Ethiopia, almost one third of the population lives in poverty and 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunting. For decades, parts of the country have faced high levels of food insecurity and have depended on food aid to cover their household food shortages. In the country’s northern Amhara region, however, women farmers are beginning to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by increasing agricultural production and raising incomes with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

27 Feb 2015 description

• Programa Familias en su Tierra ayuda a su restablecimiento socioeconómico.

• Tatyana Orozco de la Cruz, directora del DPS dialogó con participantes de Familias en su Tierra y la Red de Seguridad Alimentaria en San Martín, Meta.

San Martín, Meta, 26 de febrero de 2015

Con el mural de los sueños como fondo, Tatyana Orozco de la Cruz, directora del Departamento para la Prosperidad Social (DPS), se reunió con 200 participantes del programa Familias en su Tierra que fueron desplazados del municipio de San Martín y han retornado para iniciar una nueva vida.

27 Feb 2015 description

Santa Ana de Yacuma, BOLIVIA, 26 feb (ABI).- El presidente en ejercicio Álvaro García Linera denunció el jueves que una autoridad departamental de Beni evitó la construcción de un centenar de casas destinadas a damnificados que perdieron sus unidades habitacionales a causa de la inundación registrada en 2014 en la localidad de San Joaquín.

27 Feb 2015 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The emergency appeal was revised on 24 November 2014. The main changes and shifts in the operation include:

  • Reduction in budget by around 40 per cent to the initial budget;

  • Reduction in number of target beneficiaries from 10,000 families to 8,000 families (40,000 people);

  • Focus of a recovery component on the four worst affected districts: Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and Dang;

27 Feb 2015 description

Eastern Burma Health Recovery, Decades Away

A new report on the health status of communities in conflict-affected areas of eastern Burma presents data from the first large-scale health survey since the recent ceasefires. The report highlights the critical role of ethnic health structures in providing services and addressing basic health needs, but indicates that key long-term health goals will remain unattainable until there is sustainable peace and structural reform.

27 Feb 2015 description

26 Feb 2015 by Moortaza Jiwanji, Programme Manager for the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) at UNDP Pacific Centre

In January 2014, I was in Tonga working with the Government on recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Ian. While there, I heard about Digicel’s interest in supporting the recovery effort at the community level. This piqued my interest about the prospects for Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and how they could work in the Pacific around the topic of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM).

27 Feb 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mallika Aryal

BARDIYA, Nepal, Feb 26 2015 (IPS) - Every morning, Raj Kumari Chaudhari walks from her home to the other end of Padnaha village, located in the Bardiya district of mid-west Nepal, to a big mango tree to offer prayers.

The tree is majestic, its branches spreading as far as the eye can see. “This tree doesn’t bear fruit, but it saved my family from death,” she says. In her eyes, this single tree did more for her family at their time of need than the government of Nepal.

27 Feb 2015 description


  • Unsafe burials remains a challenge

  • EVD stigmatization potential threat to response efforts Guinea opens border with Liberia at Diecke

Key Political and Economic Developments

1 . On 25 February, the border between Guinea and Liberia (Diecke side) reopened to the public after months of closure. The response team posted at the border (Guinea side) reported a lack of essential equipment, including an isolation room and a sufficient stock of hand sanitizers, among others.

27 Feb 2015 description
report Give2Asia

On March 14 - 18, experts from around the world will gather in Sendai, Japan for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). The meeting will lay down the guiding framework for how the world addresses natural disasters for the next 10 years.

Four years prior to the date of the WCDRR, a 9.0 earthquake struck 80 miles east of Sendai, sending 128 feet waves six miles inland. The Great East Japan Earthquake claimed the lives of 180,000 and caused $360 billion in damage. Many of the survivors were left with nothing and severely traumatized.

27 Feb 2015 description

The Kiribati national disaster management office says it is working to repair one of the country's hospitals badly damaged by spring tides.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International