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23 Apr 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Apr 21 2015 (IPS) - Chile lives under the constant threat of spillage from tailings ponds, which became even more marked in late March after heavy rains fell in the desert region of Atacama leaving over two dozen people dead and missing and thousands without a home.

Copiapó, capital of the region of the same name, 800 km north of Santiago, is in an area full of tailings dams, Henry Jurgens, the founder of the non-governmental organisation Relaves (Tailings), told Tierramérica.

15 Apr 2015 description

14 Apr 2015 by Silke von Brockhausen, Communication Specialist, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy

Descending into Vanuatu’s international airport in Port Vila, I could see the devastation Cyclone Pam caused on March 13, sweeping nearly two dozen islands. What used to be a lush green landscape is washed brown by saltwater, trees are dead and uprooted, and houses have lost their roofs.

14 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • CHILE: About 164,140 people have been affected by flooding and mudslides.
    OCHA deployed an UNDAC team and staff from the regional office to support relief efforts.

  • PARAGUAY: About 5,000 people were affected by a strong storm in the northern part of the country. OCHA is processing an application for emergency funds to support the authorities in the response.

14 Apr 2015 description

Destacados

  • CHILE: Cerca de 164,140 personas están afectadas por inundaciones. OCHA ha desplegado un equipo UNDAC y personal desde la oficina regional para apoyar las tareas de respuesta.

  • PARAGUAY: Unas 5,000 personas fueron afectadas por un fuerte temporal en el norte del país. OCHA gestiona fondos de primera emergencia para apoyar a las autoridades en la respuesta

13 Apr 2015 description
report Caritas

Par Son Éminence le cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, Président et Michel Roy, Secrétaire Général

« Nous avons mis en route la culture du “déchet” […] Les exclus ne sont pas des “exploités”, mais des déchets, “des restes”… personne ne devrait être “privé” de l’amour de Dieu ni de nos soins. »

13 Apr 2015 description
report Caritas

By His Eminence Óscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, President of Caritas Internationalis and Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis

“We have created a ‘throw away’ culture…the excluded are not the ‘exploited’ but the outcast, the ‘leftovers’…no one is to be ‘excluded’ from God’s love and from our care.”

31 Mar 2015 description

Lieu d’origine

  • Majorité de Borno et Yobe (villages Pulka, Wije, Bokko, Atagra, Maiduguri, Madagali, Banki, Bama, Djibrilli, Goshe, Gwoza, Kohum, Tchinene, Zamga, Agandjara, Arboko, Atagara, Ngoshe) et quelques-uns de Adamawa.

Évènements clés

31 Mar 2015 description
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

With the conflict in Syria entering its fifth year in 2015, Jordan is hosting 1.4 million Syrians, of whom 646,700 are refugees. Eighty-five per cent of refugees live outside camps in some of the poorest areas of the country, and a significant proportion are classified as extremely vulnerable. Approximately 23.5 per cent of all Syrian refugees are women, and almost 53 per cent are children, 18 per cent of whom are under five years of age.

27 Mar 2015 description

In announcing a report published today, Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair of the Committee, said that Nepal has huge economic potential, but progress is held back by poor governance and corruption.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Malteser

A travel report from drought-afflicted Northern Kenya

Roland Hansen, head of Malteser International’s Africa team, spent five days travelling the Illeret region of Northern Kenya. After the great drought in the summer of 2011, Malteser International, amongst others, has been building rain-water collection systems and wells in order to ensure a better water supply for the semi-nomads who live there, and help protect them from the potentially disastrous consequences of further dry periods. Here he reports some of his impressions:

17 Mar 2015 description

17/03/2015 - 05:08 GMT

par Claudine WERY et Glenda KWEK

Les habitants du Vanuatu pourraient rapidement manquer de nourriture après le passage dévastateur du cyclone Pam qui a fait au moins 24 morts, des dizaines de blessés et des dégâts considérables sur cet archipel du Pacifique Sud.

A l'aube mardi, des tas de feuilles et de branches encombraient les rues de la capitale Port-Vila, balayée vendredi comme le reste de cet archipel de 270.000 habitants par le cyclone de catégorie 5 - la plus élevée - accompagné de rafales de vent supérieures à 320 km/h.

13 Mar 2015 description

Read the Report Here

​From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research News provides a snapshot of IDRC-funded research in Asia.

12 Mar 2015 description

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid‐December 2013), refugees began arriving at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.  

Areas of Origin

The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.  

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Nuer (99%)  

Main Occupations

12 Mar 2015 description
report Peace Direct

March 12 2015: While Iraq is still recovering from the environmental impact of both Gulf wars, it now faces new environmental problems caused by the current conflict against the Islamic State.

Since the uprising began in June 2014, fierce battles have taken place in and around cities and industrial areas, affecting the already precarious environmental situation.

11 Mar 2015 description

This week, HelpAge International is launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index, ranking 190 countries across the world on the disaster risk faced by older people, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.

“The Disaster Risk and Age Index captures the collision of two trends: ageing populations and the acceleration of risk in a world which is increasingly exposed to natural and technological hazards,” said Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

09 Mar 2015 description

Contexte Actuel

Lieu d’origine

  • Majorité de Borno et Adamawa (villages Pulka, Wije, Bokko, Atagra, Maiduguri, Madagali, Banki, Bama, Djibrilli, Goshe, Gwoza, Kohum, Tchinene, Zamga, Agandjara, Arboko, Atagara, Ngoshe) et quelques-uns de Yobé.

Évènements clés

05 Mar 2015 description

METHODOLOGIE

Le processus de l’élaboration du rapport national d’évaluation des progrès accomplis par le Niger vers l’atteinte des OMD s’articule autour des points suivants :

  • L’étape préliminaire consiste à élaborer des termes de référence prenant en compte la réalisation et la diffusion du rapport. Ce document fait ressortir le contexte dans lequel intervient l’évaluation, les objectifs à la fois globaux et spécifiques, les résultats attendus, les activités à mettre en œuvre, les stratégies de mise en œuvre du projet d’évaluation et les coûts de l’évaluation ;

25 Feb 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Jewel Fraser

PUERTO ESPAÑA, 25 feb 2015 (IPS) - Cuando Jenny Gittens se fue a dormir en su casa de la capital de Trinidad y Tobago se sentía bien. Pero una hora después se despertó con “un calambre y una rigidez” detrás de la rodilla. Al rato, el dolor se había expandido y le dolían las dos rodillas y luego ya no las pudo mover, sintió una rigidez en los dedos, dolores en el pecho y tuvo fiebre.