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25 May 2016 description

24 MAi 2016 | GENÈVE - Le Secrétaire exécutif de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, Christiana Figueres, s’est exprimée aujourd’hui devant l’Assemblée mondiale de la Santé. Elle a insisté sur les liens entre les changements climatiques et la santé, notamment en ce qui concerne la propagation des maladies à transmission vectorielle.

24 May 2016 description

World Humanitarian Summit: FAO stresses early warning, better management of risks and crises

24 May 2016, Istanbul - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told participants at the World Humanitarian Summit.

"We need to be prepared: with climate change, extreme weather events will happen more often and with greater intensity," he said.

24 May 2016 description

24 May 2016

GENEVA--Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, addressed the World Health Assembly today. She stressed the links between climate change and health, including those related to the spread of vector-borne diseases. Her address was followed by a technical briefing that underscored the need for multisectoral action in order to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and agreement on a new resolution on meeting those goals.

Climate change and health

24 May 2016 description
report GAVI Alliance

Gavi tackling environmental challenges head on

Commitment to seek improvements in sustainability

24 May 2016 description
report Malteser

Compilation of Commitments for alignment by Malteser International on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit on the basis of Core Commitments to the 7 High Level Leaders’ Roundtables as well as samples of additional Commitments laid out in WHS-Commitment documents with references to these Roundtables and last but not least Commitments and equivalents “action areas” (charters, platforms etc.) laid out with the 15 Special Sessions.

23 May 2016 description

Premature Deaths from Environmental Degradation Threat to Global Public Health, UNEP Report Says

Environmental impacts responsible for almost one quarter of all deaths, highlighting need to place environment at heart of efforts to improve human health

Danger posed by air pollution, chemicals, microplastics, zoonotic diseases and other environmental threats to human health revealed in series of reports released at second United Nations Environment Assembly

20 May 2016 description

Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time

New report goes behind the headlines to examine some of the most worrying emerging environmental threats facing the world today, while offering ways to combat them

Nairobi, 20 May 2016 – From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops, a UNEP report out today seeks to highlight a number of the world’s key emerging environmental issues.

18 May 2016 description

Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure

17 May 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Deforestation exposes Pakistan to natural threats

  • Climate change to affect over 1 billion people by 2060

  • Climate change badly affecting agriculture in Pakistan

  • Women’s health must be a priority in district disaster management plans

  • More dengue cases reported in city

  • Governor for coordinated efforts to combat heatwave

  • India’s supersonic missile test will disturb balance of power in region: Sartaj

15 May 2016 description
report Christian Aid

NEW REPORT: CITIES IN POLLUTING COUNTRIES MOST AT RISK FROM CLIMATE INDUCED COASTAL FLOODING

  • Miami and Kolkata ranked as most vulnerable coastal cities exposed to flooding
  • Cities in carbon polluters USA, China and India most at risk
  • UK ranks in the top 25 for most exposed future coastline
  • Next week’s World Humanitarian Summit offers hope to tackle problem

To mark the start of Christian Aid Week, a new report by the charity highlights the world cities most at risk from future coastal flooding.

15 May 2016 description
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Consensus Statement

The WMO South Asia Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) has finalized its consensus outlook for the 2016 Southwest Monsoon season. The outlook suggests that during the 2016 southwest monsoon season (June – September), above-normal rainfall is likely over much of South Asia. Above-normal rainfall is likely over broad areas of central and western parts of South Asia.

13 May 2016 description
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Executive Summary

2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.

13 May 2016 description

A two-day assessment has been carried out in the district of Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh, by Mr. Vivek Yadav, ACF Nutrition and Health Programme Manager, in 28-29 March 2016. The objective was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the nutrition situation in this district identified as a high burden area by Government of Madhya Pradesh, and where Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Fight Hunger Foundation (FHF) are required to intervene as per their MOU signed respectively with MoHFW and MWCD.

10 May 2016 description

Highlights

55,000 Refugee children under five years immunized against polio in Unity and Upper Nile
29,574 Exercise books and school kits distributed in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria
7,000 Tree seedlings planted in three newly opened nurseries in Upper Nile
3,350 IDPs received assistance from UNHCR in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Bahr al Ghazal

Unity:

10 May 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • PM wants climate change policy implementation
  • Newcastle virus kills 50 peacocks in Thar
  • Avalanches and rainfall cause devastation in Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Urgent anti-dengue campaign to be launched in Rawalpindi
  • Can Pakistan act on climate change?
  • KP CM for long-term plan to protect flood-vulnerable areas
  • Pakistan concerned at nuclearisation of Indian Ocean
  • Afghan border security official arrested from Pishin over spying charges
  • Indian spy agency RAW’s agent arrested from Karachi
  • Huge …
05 May 2016 description

Bissau, April 29, 2016 – The Guinea-Bissau/UN Partnership Framework 2016-2020 (UNPAF) was signed on April 28th by the Minister of External Relations, Cooperation and Communities, Ambassador Artur Silva and the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr Miguel Trovoada, on behalf of the UN system. The UNPAF represents the UN integrated system’s contribution to the National Development Plan, Terra Ranka, articulating National priorities for reform and sustainable economic and human development. The four pillars agreed with the Government are:

04 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

223,623\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda as of 26 April 2016.

196,296
Pre-1st January 2016

27,327
From 1st January to the reporting period.

*note that figures are likely to fluctuate slightly in the coming weeks as the results of the verification exercise in Kiryandongo are reflected.

Settlement breakdown of SSD refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2016:

03 May 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • Expected heatstroke, arrangements made at Government services hospital

  • Temperature on the rise in different cities

  • Sindh without a disease warning system since past 15 months

  • Scattered Rain-Dust storm predicted during coming week

  • Sindh govt to set up climate change, environment, coastal development dept

  • Pakistan and Climate Change

  • PM claims restoration of peace in major cities including Karachi

01 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

§ An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.