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28 Jun 2012 description

Ce document représente le fruit d'un investissement de DG ECHO (programme DIPECHO) dans le renforcement des connaissances, et améliorer la préparation ainsi que la prévention des risques en milieu scolaire en Haïti suite au séisme du 12 janvier 2010, mais aussi car le pays reste à ce jour le plus vulnérable aux catastrophes dans les Caraïbes, où l’éducation et la prévention sont encore des secteurs très peu développés.

02 Apr 2012 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

  • Fond CERF de 400 000 dollars alloué pour la réponse au choléra.

  • 1240 ménages se seraient déplacés dans le Territoire de Walikale.

  • 26 860 personnes retournées bénéficient de plus de 223 tonnes de vivres.

  • Forte prévalence de cas de paludisme dans les aires de santé de Kashuga et Kalembe.

I. CONTEXTE GENERAL ET SITUATION SECURITAIRE

29 Mar 2012 description

DEPARTMENT OF STATE OFFICIALS ATTEND HANDOVER OF FORMER BATTLEFIELD

Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the US State Department attended the handover ceremony of a former battlefield held in Kabul City this month.

23 Mar 2012 description

Rainer Gonzalez Palau
Social & Strategic Infrastructure Desk Officer

15 Mar 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mass displacements are rising in 2012, mostly affecting indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • Increased armed actions are causing serious humanitarian consequences including civilian casualties and displacements.
  • Conflict-related events are leading to increases in school dropouts.
  • Humanitarian access is hindered by increased hostilities, APM/UXO and restrictions by non-State armed groups.
  • Departments are on alert for the first rainy season to start in mid-March.
14 Mar 2012 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

UNDP/PAPP’s Development for Freedom: Empowered Lives. Resilient Nation: 2012 – 2014 places the Palestinian People at the centre of development programming geared to support their aspiration for Statehood. It focuses particularly on three geographic areas where the needs and the challenges are the greatest in achieving sustainable human development and statehood: the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Area C.

08 Mar 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA-Supported Search and Rescue Team Receives Earthquake Award
  • Responding to Floods and Landslides in Papua New Guinea
  • Strengthening Flood Preparedness in Thailand -Preparing Microfinance Institutions for Disas-ters in Indonesia
  • USAID/OFDA Supports Disaster Prepar-edness in Laos
05 Mar 2012 description
report Cable News Network

By Hamadoun Toure, Special to CNN

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mobile broadband can help Africa reach Millennium Development Goals, says Hamadoun Touré

  • He argues that broadband can teach children information technology skills

  • Mobile technology is transforming healthcare and banking, Touré says

Editor's note: Dr Hamadoun Touré is secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union -- the U.N.'s specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

05 Mar 2012 description

Le présent document développe le Programme intérimaire des Nations Unies à Madagascar pour la période de 2012-2013, en réponse à la situation de crise et la transition politique jusqu’aux élections. Il sert de document de référence car il définit les critères selon lesquels l’implication des Agences des Nations Unies se fait à Madagascar dans le souci de renforcer la coordination, la cohérence et la synergie des interventions des Fonds, Programmes et Agences Spécialisées.

05 Mar 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 1,702,082

Balance Requested: US$ 1,329,422

Dear Colleagues,

More than 100,000 households are displaced in Pibor, Uror and Duk counties in Jonglei state of South Sudan and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. This humanitarian crisis is a result of retaliatory attacks in the inter-communal conflict in the state, which continued until late January 2012. The tribal conflict was a result of many factors including: socio-economic, political, historical enmity and presence of small arms.

02 Mar 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Simon Ingram

NYALA, South Darfur, Sudan, 29 February 2012 – No one quite knows how Qud al Haboob elementary school got its name. From its location, on the dusty outskirts of Darfur’s largest town, Nyala, one may surmise it refers to the blinding haboob dust-storms that sweep periodically across much of Sudan.

VIDEO: February 2012, UNICEF correspondent Simon Ingram reports on how UNICEF is helping girls go to school in South Darfur.

01 Mar 2012 description

WOM/1893

Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-sixth Session
6th & 7th Meetings (AM & PM)

Speakers Call for ‘Crystal Clear’ Priorities in Efforts to Improve Health, Protect Rights of Rural Women, as Commission Continues General Discussion

01 Mar 2012 description

North Kivu, 28 February 2012 – Emmanuel Mirimo Mateene used to own a house and a small piece of farm land. His life was peaceful and it was relatively easy for him to put food on the table for his family. But that was before broke out war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

01 Mar 2012 description

WFP’s response to the food crisis in the Sahel

The Sahel is facing its third food crisis in less than a decade. Communities have had little time to recover from the last crisis in 2010—their savings and livestock herds remain depleted. Crop yields are low and food prices abnormally high, heightening food insecurity.

The current drought affects a broad swathe of countries across the Sahel region of West Africa including Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cameroon.

01 Mar 2012 description

This document provides a weekly overview of developments in Afghanistan from 22 – 27 February 2012, with hyper-links to source material highlighted in blue and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to events in Afghanistan, contact the members of the Afghanistan Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Inside this Issue

01 Mar 2012 description
report UN Women

Each year hundreds of organizations and civil society activists attend the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). They come from across the world to share and exchange ideas, make connections and push for change. Here are some of their voices on what they hope to achieve.

Aminata Sidibé

CSW 56 Participant Voices- Aminata Sidibé, Mali

29 Feb 2012 description

PRIORIDADES / PUNTOS DESTACADOS

  • Fuertes lluvias y vendavales afectaron viviendas y cultivos en los resguardos indígenas de Yunguillo (Mocoa -Putumayo) y San Carlos (Santa Rosa -Cauca)

  • Más de 120 familias requieren asistencia alimentaria y apoyo para reconstrucción de viviendas. Además, más de 290 niños, niñas y adolescentes no están asistiendo a clases debido a la afectación de la escuela, internado y comedor escolar.

  • Las condiciones geográficas de la zona han dificultado que la asistencia humanitaria se haya realizado de forma oportuna.

29 Feb 2012 description
  • The ICRC, in a landmark 2009 report on the challenges of responding to internal displacement, emphasized: “camps deflect the world’s attention from the harsh truth of internal displacement.” Indeed, when I think of my visits to IDPs over the years, sometimes this has been to a camp, but just as often it has been to places such as an abandoned factory, a cubby hole under the stairwell of a hospital, a stable, an empty swimming pool, a shantytown, an apartment building (living with another family or on their own), makeshift shelters in the bush or jungle, dug-out caves, and people …

29 Feb 2012 description

Today, Norway transferred NOK 240 million in budget support to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Norway is one of the first donor countries to transfer its contribution for 2012.

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who met the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Ramallah today, commented, “This funding will be used to implement the National Development Plan. It is an important contribution that will help the PA to maintain vital services to the Palestinian people, such as education, health and security services.”