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10 Feb 2016 description

USAID partners to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Our work reflects American values and our commitment to a world where everyone has the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity.

FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS

As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home.

09 Feb 2016 description

A new publication details the framework for New Zealand Aid Programme investments for the next four years.

New Zealand Aid Programme Investment Priorities 2015-19 [PDF, 2.6 MB] outlines how we will focus our aid, capability and policy engagement around 12 priorities to deliver sustainable development and reduce poverty in partner countries.

08 Feb 2016 description

Jose Manuel Rodriguez‐Llanes, Shishir Ranjan‐Dash, Alok Mukhopadhyay and Debarati Guha‐Sapir

Abstract

05 Feb 2016 description

By Jonatan A. Lassa

Synopsis

WHO has declared the Zika outbreak as a global public health emergency. While uncertainty on the linkage between Zika and microcephaly remains, it is time to understand the potential formation of future epidemics under climate change and how governance plays an important role.

Commentary

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

28 Jan 2016 description

WHO-WMO Brief on Health and ENSO

The joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Climate and Health Office has issued a briefing paper about health and the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) as part of a wider WHO effort to review the current health risks and responses of the El Nino event in high risk countries.

21 Jan 2016 description
report World Bank
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Overview: English
Policy note 1: English
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Policy note 1: French
Policy note 2: French
Policy note 3: French
Policy note 1: Spanish
Policy note 2: Spanish
Policy note 3: Spanish

Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy. This report brings together those two objectives and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together. It examines the potential impact of climate change and climate policies on poverty reduction.

21 Jan 2016 description

Amid reports of drought-related deaths in PNG's Western Province, the country's Government admits some remote areas have received no relief since the start of the El Nino-driven disaster in the middle of 2015.

Reports of drought-related deaths in Papua New Guinea's Western Province will be investigated by the Prime Minister's Office after the Government admitted some remote areas have received no relief since the start of the El Nino-driven disaster in the middle of 2015.

12 Jan 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • 13 millones de personas han sido afectadas por desastres a lo largo de 2015.

  • Un estudio de ACNUR identifica a la violencia y la falta de protección por parte de las autoridades como causa de la huida de muchas mujeres desde El Salvador, Guatemala,
    Honduras y México.

  • El Niño durante 2015 ha sido considerado entre los más fuertes desde 1950 y varios países e instituciones regionales han implementado medidas para enfrentar sus efectos negativos.

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 million people were affected by disasters during 2015.

  • A study conducted by UNHCR points to violence and lack of protection by the authorities as reasons of why women are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

  • El Niño in 2015 has been considered among the strongest since 1950 and several countries and regional institutions implement measures to address its negative effects.

05 Jan 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS

Environment policy: Climate issues saw mix of highs and lows

Earthquake jolts Islamabad, parts of K-P

The immorality of an earthquake

Call to create awareness on disaster risk reduction

Raising concerns: Rawalpindi hospitals still receiving dengue patients

Protecting environment: Senate panel suggests ban on plastic bags, bottle

High-level meeting: Police officials directed to check sensitive places

2016 will be year of elimination of terrorism: Gen. Raheel

31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By , Jessika Bohr

The momentum generated in the last days, weeks and months around the importance of tackling climate change should now be put to use to serve the most vulnerable children – those who bear the brunt of climate change today. This is very evident in the East Asia and Pacific region, the world’s most disaster prone region.

30 Dec 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Laproductionagricoledecette année a enregistré une baisse de 12% par rapport à 2014 et de 10% comparée à la moyenne quinquennale.

  • L’étatd’urgencedécrétéle9 novembre dans le Lac puis prorogé de six mois (jusqu’au 22 mars 2016) fragilise la réponse humanitaire dans la région.

  • Lasituationépidémiologiqueau Tchad reste marquée par le paludisme, la rougeole et la méningite.

30 Dec 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Agricultural production this year has decreased by 12% compared with 2014 and 10% compared to the last five years.

  • The state of emergency declared on 9 November in the Lac region, and then extended for 6 months (until 22 March 2016) hampers the humanitarian response in the region.

  • Malaria, measles, and meningitis are the major health concerns.

  • The 2015 report on the state of the world population was launched on 3 December in Sido by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

29 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

Frightening tremors: Midnight quake jolts city, wakes up people

Disaster Management: Private sector’s help sought in building resilience

Solid waste management: key to avoid dengue fever outbreak in future

PM directs provinces to ensure safe environment for children

‘Environmental issues holds back actualization of South Asia’s growth Potential’

Health Deptt plans strategy to avoid dengue fever outbreak next year

26 Dec 2015 description

Derrick Douglas had never known it so bad.

“For this particular period between 2014 and 2015, I think no one expected that sort of harsh drought that we experienced. We [farmers] were not aware that it would have been so devastating,” he said.

Douglas, 55, became a farmer after being a teacher for several years, in hope of earning more from his efforts. He cultivates a variety of crops and ground provisions, including scotch bonnet peppers, lettuce, pak choi, carrots, yams and cocoa - on a farm in McNie District in the ‘garden parish’ of St. Ann.

22 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

Donors’ help sought in rehabilitation of Chitralis

Environment mainly to blame for cancer

Experts urge importance of mental health in disaster situations

Coastal areas prone to climate change implications

Hospitals waste damaging environment: Expert

Solar-powered tubewells revive farming in drought hit Soan valley

CTD to target 'women's wing' of Islamic Stateinspired group in Karachi

Say no to guns: ‘Elite class’ blamed for widespread arms culture