Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Chennai, India | AFP | Tuesday 11/17/2015 - 06:38 GMT | 241 words
India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.
Media reports said military helicopters were being used to drop food and drinking water to the worst-hit areas, while schools and businesses in state capital Chennai had been forced to close.
This update informed the timeframe extension of an additional one and a half months to allow IRCS state branches to complete the scheduled activities, which includes settlement of expenditures and submission of financial and narrative reports. This DREF operation will now end on 31 December 2015.
Natural resources such as land, water, timber, minerals, metals and oil are vitally important sources of livelihoods, income and influence for countries and communities around the globe. When natural resources are poorly managed or inequitably shared, however, or when business operations are implemented without due consideration for context and communities, they can contribute to tensions that can escalate into violent conflict, or feed into and exacerbate pre-existing conflict dynamics.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred in northeastern Afghanistan struck on 26 October, causing significant damage and casualties across Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
The Afghan government estimates that approximately 6,900 families have been affected by the earthquake, with 84 individuals killed and 394 injured. This estimate is subject to change as more areas are accessed.
IOM has so far completed assessments in 40 districts, and aid distributions are underway for affected families in several provinces.
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26 at 1:39pm local time in the Hindu Kush region. This is Humanity Road’s 2nd Situation Report. It covers the affected areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and focuses primarily on social media reports from 27 October.
A powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26 at 1:39pm local time. Tremors were felt in Pakistan, northern India, and Tajikistan. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 75km (46 miles) south of Faizabad, according to the US Geological Survey. (source)
Photos and video content available here: http://uni.cf/1kqQzIm
NEW YORK, 21 October 2015 – The International Cricket Council (ICC) and UNICEF today announced a five-year partnership to advocate on behalf of the world’s most disadvantaged children.
KEY NOTE MESSAGE
Emmanuel Hospital Association
It is our great pleasure to write the key note message of first bulletin for Manipur Flood Response 2015 initiated by Sphere India.
The recent rains and floods led to 4 deaths and missing 5 persons and also caused extensive damage to homes and property, with the worst affected districts being Chandel and Thoubal. The other affected districts are Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Ukhrul.
Access closures along the Nepal-India border and ongoing political unrest in the Terai region has constrained delivery of daily supplies and winterization materials. An estimated 81,000 households living in high altitude areas are at risk if winterization goods are not delivered within the next few weeks. In 120 displacement sites hosting some 59,000 people, about 85% of shelter, are not suitable for the coming winter. Fuel rationing has limited operations and aid.
Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.
In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.