Leaders meet in Zambia for African Development Bank conference.
By BERNARD MWINZI
Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan yesterday urged African leaders to invest in “nutrition-smart” agriculture to end the continent’s malnutrition problem.
Posted by Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez on Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children — and girls in particular — are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.
While working in international education for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how natural disasters, famines and wars can sideline education.
60 MILLION people affected globally at present.
32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.
10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.
50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.
World Humanitarian Summit,
Round Tables, Special Sessions & Closing (AM & PM)
Participants Stress Collective Moral Obligation to End Suffering
Pledges continue UK's leadership in providing education for children in crises and improving efficiency in the humanitarian system.
The UK has committed an extra £30 million of support to help make sure no child misses out on an education in times of crisis.
The Education Cannot Wait fund aims to help 13.6 million young people caught up in humanitarian emergencies such as conflict, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.
24 May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey – Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, participated in the first World Humanitarian Summit as part of the delegation of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
23-24 May 2016
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 70/106 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2015/14. The period covered by the report is from January to December 2015.
By Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 May 2016, 10:28 UTC
This speech was delivered at the World Humanitarian Summit on 24 May 2016 by Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty.
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen:
When thinking of how best to use my time here today, one option I seriously considered was to observe a three minute silence to mourn the demise of international norms and humanitarian law.
By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.
By Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation
Women are 14 times more likely to die than men in a crisis. We are calling on the world humanitarian summit to prioritise reproductive healthcare
This Financial Resource Requirements (FRRs) report is the budget document accompanying the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (PEESP) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
May 24, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, an additional $331.5 million in humanitarian assistance funding that will help meet immediate life-saving needs and address unprecedented humanitarian challenges.
If you ask a child living in conflict what she dreams about, the answer is likely to be “going back to school”. Education is a top priority for children and youth experiencing crisis and displacement. Yet, for years, humanitarians have failed to provide children in war with their basic right to education.
Pasado el primer mes después del terremoto de magnitud 7,8 en la escala Richter que devastó las provincias centrales y costeras de Ecuador, cientos de miles de personas continúan afectadas.
Naciones Unidas busca recaudar US$ 72.8 millones para asistir a unas 350,000 personas en Ecuador y aliviar así sus necesidades más inmediatas.
La evaluación elaborada por el equipo UNDAC en Paraguay arroja nuevos hallazgos en cuanto a consecuencias humanitarias tras las inundaciones en el país.
One month after the earthquake, humanitarian needs persist in most of the affected areas, particularly in vulnerable rural communities.
United Nations launched an appeal for US$ 72.8 million to assist 350,000 people affected for the next three months.
The assessment prepared by the UNDAC team in Paraguay highlights new humanitarian needs after major floods in the country.
Main conclusions and options for response
Given the continued spread of Zika virus in the Americas and Caribbean; the evidence of an association between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and congenital CNS malformations; the association between Zika virus infection and Guillain–Barré syndrome and the risk of local vector-borne transmission in Europe during the 2016 summer season, EU/EEA Member States are recommended to consider a range of mitigation measures.
Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years
ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.
World Humanitarian Summit,
Opening Ceremony & Round Tables (AM & PM)
‘We are One Humanity with a Shared Responsibility,’ Secretary‑General Stresses
GENEVA / ISTANBUL (23 May 2016) – Humanitarian action that places human rights at its center is key to ensure protection for all victims, today said a group of rights specialists from the largest body of independent experts* in the United Nations Human Rights system.