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Lao People’s Democratic Republic is moving towards middle-income country status. Economic growth is strong, with reduced poverty and a decline in the proportion of hungry people. However, the country is behind on stunting reduction, and one-fifth of the population consumes less than the minimum dietary energy requirements.
In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.
The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.
History of the appeal:
• The Somalia Drought Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 25 March 2016 for CHF 1,290,936 to support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 78,990 drought's affected people for six months. A DREF loan of CHF 129,394 had been processed at the beginning of the appeal to support the start-up activities by SRCS. At the end of the initial appeal period, the appeal timeframe was extended by six months to a total of 12 months.
After Ebola and Zika, Most Countries Still Not Prepared for a Pandemic
New report outlines how to break the cycle of ‘panic and neglect’ and finance country-level pandemic preparedness
The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster. The insurance, for which Malawi paid US$5 million(m), failed to deliver on its promise of timely assistance, which 6.7m food-insecure Malawians so sorely needed, due to major defects in the model, data and process used to determine a pay-out.
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.
At a glance
483,257 people of concern as of April 2017
The Burundi crisis was categorized by UNHCR as a Level 2 emergency on 11 May 2015. Since April 2015, some 420,689 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Within Burundi, a further 55,293 people are displaced and 7,275 refuge returnees have been reported.
US$250 million is needed in financial requirements for the Burundi situation for January until December 2017
Déclaration de l’épidémie de choléra dans le Territoire de Bukama, Province du Haut-Lomami.
This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 336,193 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,405,216 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) in delivering assistance and support to 24,050 people (reduced from 30,775 people) affected by floods in late 2016. The operation is focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; and disaster risk reduction. The main changes are the removal of recovery shelter and National Society capacity development components.
Author Note: This is the second in a series of three fact files that is part of a special project exploring the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe
PARIS, 22 May 2017 More frequent and severe droughts, floods, and storms associated with climate change mean the livelihoods of the world’s roughly half a billion smallholder farmers are growing ever more precarious.
Official development assistance (ODA) for Somalia totaled US$ 1.3 billion in 2016. With an ODA to GDP ratio of 21%, Somalia is highly aid dependent. Remittances are another key flow, estimated at US$ 1.4 billion in 2016. Together, remittances and ODA are fueling Somalia’s consumption-driven growth. Greater focus on enabling private sector investment and domestic revenue mobilization would lessen Somalia’s long term dependence on aid.
As famine takes hold in South Sudan and threatens to spread to northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, world leaders must immediately step up to fully fund the United Nations’ appeal for $6.3 billion. Of this amount, $4.9 billion is urgently needed by July for critical assistance, including health, food, nutrition, and water. If lives are to be saved, humanitarian agencies must be able to rapidly scale up and access people in need.
This Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 4,184,769 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) deliver assistance and support 63,540 people (South Sudanese refugees) for 12 months. The response will focus on the following areas of interventions: health; water sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter (including Household non-food items); and National Society capacity building.
On 17 May, the CERF secretariat briefed United Nations Permanent Missions, Observers, UN agencies and Non-Government Organizations on the key issues and developments in the use and management of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2017. Thirty- seven Member States, the European Union, WHO, UNHCR, FAO, IOM, ICRC and ICVA attended the briefing.
ANKARA – The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme has now reached 500,000 and continues to rise. The EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) supports the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey with a debit card to cover basic needs such as food, rent, medicine and clothes.
Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58
REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW
Latest Developments in South Sudan
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 71/127 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2016/9. The period covered by the report is from January to December 2016.
This update reduces the appeal budget from CHF 2,007,914 to CHF 1,818,879 to align the plan with financial resources anticipated to be mobilized, agreed implementation approaches and activities achievable within the timeframe. In view of the reduction in budget, corresponding revisions have been made to the Emergency Plan of Action.
13 September 2016: Typhoon Meranti (local name Ferdie) batters Batanes, in northern Philippines.