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.
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.
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.
Brendan Gormley, former DEC CEO, writes as part of a new report by DEC member Age International on older people in development.
The World Health Organisation says hospitals in the Pacific region are struggling to cope with the effects of climate change and coastal erosion.
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.
Office of the Spokesperson
January 8, 2015
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.
Research and Evidence Division (RED) is responsible for making DFID more systematic in the use of evidence and thereby having greater development impact by:
Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.
Bangladesh has unquestioned potential. Goldman Sachs listed it in their ‘Next 11’ economies, with high potential to become one of the world’s largest economies in the 21st century. However, the country has been sliding down the World Bank/IFC Ease of Doing Business rankings (currently 173rd out of 189 countries) in recent years. Foreign investment is relatively low, but exports exceeded $25.6bn in 2011, 48% up on 2009, largely from the garment, jute, leather, frozen fish and seafood sectors.
Achievement of the MDGs
Nepal is the second poorest country in Asia (GNI/Capita, 2010). Only Afghanistan is poorer. 40% of under-fives are stunted and a quarter are underweight and one in 22 children do not survive to their first birthday.
However, poverty levels have fallen significantly in recent years: from 41.2% of the population living on less than $1.25/day in 1995 to 24.8 % by 2010. This is largely due to remittance flows and so is vulnerable to the global economic situation. Almost half of Nepali families rely on incomes from abroad.
Sub Saharan Africa has 12% of the world’s population but is home to just under a third of the world’s poor. Its economy has a combined Gross National Income only 9% larger than the Netherlands. Africa needs economic growth to reduce poverty, but its economic and political geography presents some significant challenges that will not be overcome through working at country level alone.
Ethiopia matters to the UK for a range of development, foreign policy and security reasons. It is populous, poor, vulnerable but comparatively stable in the Horn of Africa. From a low base, Ethiopia’s growth and expansion of basic services in recent years have been among the most impressive in Africa. The UK Government has an opportunity to make our support more transformational and accelerate Ethiopia’s graduation from aid dependency.
Lebanon is not a State Party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and has not signed its 1967 Protocol. Lebanon implements some provisions of the Convention on a voluntary basis and considers that granting the refugee status to individuals lies within its margin of discretion.
The Government of Lebanon stresses on all occasions its longstanding position reaffirming that Lebanon is neither a country of asylum, nor a final destination for refugees, let alone a country of resettlement.