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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.

24 Feb 2015 description
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SUMMARY

This Humanitarian Response Plan has been revised in response to the intensification of the conflict and subsequent deterioration of the humanitarian situation. The Humanitarian Country Team conducted a 'light revision‘' of the plan including a prioritization of life-saving activities and revision of financial requirements. While the substance of the plan remains largely the same, and the scenarios remain valid, the number of people targeted has increased to 3.2 million.

Strategic objectives

20 Feb 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jewel Fraser

TRINIDAD, Feb 20 2015 (IPS) - Jenny had gone to bed feeling well, but an hour into her sleep she suddenly awoke with a “stiff, cramping pain” behind one knee. Within the next hour the pains had multiplied and both knees began to lock, followed by stiffened fingers and pains in her chest, along with a fever.

09 Feb 2015 description

Brendan Gormley, former DEC CEO, writes as part of a new report by DEC member Age International on older people in development.

02 Feb 2015 description

The World Health Organisation says hospitals in the Pacific region are struggling to cope with the effects of climate change and coastal erosion.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

20 Jan 2015 description

Le 12 janvier 2010, un tremblement de terre dévastateur frappait Haïti. Plus de 200 000 personnes ont perdu la vie et 1 500 000 ont été déplacées lors de ce séisme d’une magnitude de 7,0 qui a également détruit 300 000 bâtiments.

09 Jan 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

06 Jan 2015 description

Summary

We are publishing this newsletter as an exciting year is coming to an end. Our programs are moving along well, and we see a strengthened relationship between the UN and the government. With the revival of the Eritrean De-velopment Partners Forum this year, the UN and devel-opment partners have also formalized a forum for shar-ing and discussing how to best partner with Eritrea in its efforts for self-reliance and development. We aim to strengthen and build on this in 2015.