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06 Dec 2016 description

Joint media release

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP

  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

6 December 2016

From 6th to 8th December we will travel to Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu, accompanied by Labor Senators and portfolio counterparts, the Hon Penny Wong and Claire Moore to emphasise Australia's bipartisan commitment to stability and economic growth in the Pacific.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Technical Note

Key messages of the review

The UK Government will intensify its efforts to end extreme poverty and promote development. This is the right thing to do. It is in our national interest. And it is a crucial part of our expanded role on the world stage as we leave the EU.

The world is changing. Our approach to development needs to change with it. We will drive reform of the entire global development system to further improve its effectiveness.

25 Nov 2016 description

DONNEES CLEES

198,889 Personnes Déplacées Internes.

36,068 ** Retournés.

86,212 Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.

59,469 Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao.

7,112 Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2016.

** Il s’agit des déplacés internes retournés.

* Ce chiffre comprend 14,871 réfugiés identifiés hors camp à l’issue de l’exercice de profilage.

FINANCEMENT

10 Nov 2016 description
report Oxfam

60 million people are facing a food crisis but the public has not heard about it. This is roughly the same as the number of refugees in the world, and is also a global phenomenon. But the crisis has not made the headlines because it was a slow, creeping disaster.

The 2015/16 ‘super El Niño’, combined with climate change, brought severe droughts and flooding to people in the Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. 31.1m people are currently food insecure in the Horn of Africa.

08 Nov 2016 description
report AlterPresse

lundi 7 novembre 2016

Par Leslie Péan*

Soumis à AlterPresse le 5 novembre 2016

06 Nov 2016 description

Executive Summary

A natural disaster is 30 times more likely to occur in the Pacific Islands than in the U.S. The pressing issues include the region’s vulnerability to disasters and the impacts of climate change. Even small disasters can overwhelm small-island economies like the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Many communities in FSM are being displaced due to rising sea levels. The Pacific is also dealing poverty issues, urbanization and population growth.

04 Nov 2016 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.

210 agencies participated in the September 2016 3W, providing information on their activities in 22 sectors and 154 sub-sectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. Currently the 3W reporting is quite comprehensive for projects of INGO, UN and Red Cross agencies, but there is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.

26 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 17 September 2016 till 25 October 2016. This is the final situation report for this drought and salt water intrusion emergency.

Highlights

  • By October, more than 54.4% or US$ 26.4 million of the emergency requirement has been funded, primarily for WASH support.

  • With relief operations still on-going but gradually decreasing, recovery efforts are being intensified.

25 Oct 2016 description

Asia: Catching the wave of success

As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.

The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.

25 Oct 2016 description

Summary

Over the last few decades, countries in Asia-Pacific have made tremendous economic progress and witnessed social transformation. The proportion of the population living in extreme poverty decreased from 50 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2012. Despite this, the region is home to about two-thirds of the world’s poorest people. Inequality and disparities in access to services continue to rise. Gender based discrimination remains high and women’ political participation in the region is less than the global average.

24 Oct 2016 description
report AlterPresse

Par Leslie Péan*

Soumis à AlterPresse le 19 octobre 2016

06 Oct 2016 description
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Spanish version

Este informe es producido por OCHA en colaboración con socios humanitarios y con insumos de instituciones oficiales. Cubre el período del 4 al 5 de octubre de 2016 a las 1700 horas. El siguiente informe será emitido el 6 de octubre de 2016.

Destacados:

● Hoy se están llevando a cabo evaluaciones iniciales en Haití sobre las áreas afectadas en el suroeste, noroeste y departamentos centrales.

06 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Haiti in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Haiti. It covers the period from 03 to 05 Oct 2016. The next report will be issued on 06 Oct.

Highlights

  • According to the information gathered by OCHA/UNDAC during an aerial observation mission, hurricane Matthew has severely affected the south part of Haiti, especially the departments of Grand Anse and South, where the wind produced severe damages. The team did not observe major landslides or floods at this time.

06 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with inputs from official institutions. It covers the period from 4 to 5 October 2016 at 17:00 hours. The next report will be published on 6 October 2016.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Initial assessments are taking place today in Haiti over the affected areas in south-west, north-west and central departments.

• Cuba’s preparedness measures included the evacuation of over 1 million people. Homes, livelihoods and infrastructure have already been damaged.

03 Oct 2016 description

The latest Caritas State of the Environment Report for Oceania has found widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific in 2015/2016. The report Hungry for justice, thirsty for change shows extreme weather events, combined with ongoing climatic changes, are contributing to a severe loss of food and water supplies in the region.