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05 Sep 2014 description

Update includes the following:

Monsoon Updates

Pakistan Met Department (PMD) Updates as of 5-9-2014

Widespread Moderate to Heavy intensity Rains/Thunderstorm Likely to Continue during next 24 hours

NDMA Updates

Monsoon Weather Situation Report as of 5-9-2014

Summary of Losses and Damages due to Heavy Rain as of 5-9-2014

PRCS Response Updates as of 5-9-2014

Pakistan Flood-Losses Damages Map as of 5-9-2014

Punjab Rain Flood Update Map of Pakistan as of 6-9-2014

Sindh Updates

18 Aug 2014 description

The Ministry of Public Health today received 40 new ambulances as part of a project for the improvement of maternal, newborn and child health in Afghanistan. This was made possible with the generous support the people of Japan in partnership with UNICEF; support that amounts to a total of USD1.4 These forty ambulances will help mothers and children in Badghis, Bamyan, Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Jawzjan and Fariyab to reach health centres quickly easily when it is most needed.

28 Jun 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Spring floods and landslides affect more than 150,000 people across Afghanistan

 USAID/OFDA contributes $6.5 million to the IOM-implemented Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP)

 USAID/FPP provides 20,386 metric tons (MT) of mixed commodities to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO)

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jun 2014 description

Summary

During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.

16 Mar 2014 description

Joint media release

Minister for Foreign Affairs - The Hon Julie Bishop MP
UK Secretary of State for International Development - Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, have announced that Australia and the UK have signed a Partnership Arrangement to ramp up their joint international development efforts at ensuring more coordinated, effective and sustainable results.

25 Nov 2013 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Background and Process

In accordance with the decision of H.E. President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and of the Cabinet, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) was tasked with developing this National IDP Policy.

23 Oct 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks against humanitarian workers continue to hinder access and interrupt relief services

  • USAID/OFDA recently provided $4.5 million to improve access to lifesaving emergency health services in Afghanistan

25 Jul 2013 description

About this report

Lessons drawn from evaluations can improve understanding of what constitutes good development, and what works and what does not, for both CIDA staff and partners who design and implement international development projects. Incorporating these lessons into our operations will also give Canadian taxpayers better value for their tax dollars.

08 Jul 2013 description

July 5, 2013

Highlights

  • A recent surge in security incidents and fighting has increased displacement, threatened the safety of humanitarian staff, and hindered relief agencies’ ability to provide assistance
  • USAID/FFP recently provided $4.7 million in emergency food assistance

Key Developments

17 May 2013 description

The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.

03 May 2013 description

CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.