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02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

11 Mar 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TDRP participated in Global DDR Summit in December 2-3, Santa Marta, Colombia

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • DDR Facebook page reached 18,000 followers

  • Great Lakes Peace Cup tournament finalist for international Peace & Sport Award

  • African Union DDR Capacity Program Consultative Workshop

21 Jan 2014 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy objectives. I, along with my ministerial team, consistently raise human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. And with this in mind, I am delighted to introduce the FCO’s 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012.

31 Dec 2013 description

Executive Summary

In 2009, an estimated 400 000 children were newly infected with HIV, with 90% of infections occurring in children in sub-Saharan Africa through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Without any intervention, the risk of MTCT ranges from 20% to 45%; without any treatment, half of the babies will die before their second birthday. About 42 000 to 60 000 of pregnant women die from HIV. In contrast, in high-income countries, the number of new infections among children as well as the number of maternal and child deaths due to HIV are virtually zero.

31 Dec 2013 description

PANORAMA GLOBAL DE L’ACTION HUMANITAIRE DE L’ADMINISTRATION FRANÇAISE

Le Centre de crise : mission pour l’action humanitaire

23 Dec 2013 description

La Suisse financera un projet de 2,7 millions de dollars prévoyant des activités pilotes dans trois pays africains

20 décembre 2013, Rome - L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), le Fonds international pour le développement agricole (FIDA) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) ont lancé un projet commun destiné à affronter le problème des pertes alimentaires.

23 Dec 2013 description

Switzerland to fund $2.7 million project with pilot activities in three African countries

20 December 2013, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses.

Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - or enough food to feed 2 billion people.

20 Dec 2013 description

UNHCR releases data for first half 2013 showing sharp rise in forced displacement

UNHCR warned today in a report that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever seen by the agency, due to unusually large numbers of new refugees and internally displaced people. The report said 5.9 million people were forced to flee their homes in the first six months of the year, compared with 7.6 million for all of 2012. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.

20 Dec 2013 description

REPORT SYNOPSIS

This year’s United Nation ‘appeal’ document represents the largest call for funds to date – US$12.9 billion, an increase of US$4.4 billion on last year. This was largely due to the enormous needs in Syria, where US$6.5 billion is required to meet the needs of Syrians inside the country and of refugees in neighbouring countries. There are also marked increases in requirements for the Central African Republic (CAR), and for the Philippines following typhoon Haiyan.

17 Dec 2013 description

In Syria, government military aircraft targeted rebel-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people according to opposition activists. In parallel, Damascus announced that it had retaken control of the key Damascus – Homs supply highway after gaining ground in the battle for the strategic Qalamoun region. London and Washington decided to suspend all non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition fearing that military equipment may fall under the control of Islamic radical groups.

16 Dec 2013 description

(Genève, 16 décembre 2013): En 2014, les organisations humanitaires auront pour but d’atteindre 52 millions de personnes avec de l’aide, et leurs plans de réponse combinés demanderont un financement de 12.9 milliards de dollars américains.

16 Dec 2013 description
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(Geneva, 16 December 2013): Humanitarian organizations will aim to reach 52 million people in the world with aid in 2014 and their combined response plans will require US$12.9 billion in funding.

16 Dec 2013 description
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Global Humanitarian Response for 2014

Around the world, tens of millions of people are affected by crises and need humanitarian aid. Governments and other national and local responders carry the major burden in helping their people in need. Inevitably, in the most intense and large-scale crises, their response leaves some gaps; and the multilateral humanitarian system is founded on the principle of helping to meet those urgent needs that exceed the capacity of those with primary responsibility.

16 Dec 2013 description

Au cours d’une conférence de presse bilan de fin d’année, tenue cet après-midi au Siège de l’ONU à New York, M. Hervé Ladsous, Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, a présenté les activités menées par son Département au cours d’une année qui, selon ses mots, aura été « très active ». M. Ladsous a passé en revue les situations en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au Mali, au Soudan, au Soudan du Sud, en Syrie et en République centrafricaine.

15 Dec 2013 description

United Nations peacekeeping operations had made significant headway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali this year, a senior official overseeing those missions told reporters at a Headquarters press conference today.

“It has been an active year,” said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, as he recalled major developments, including the Congolese army’s victory against the 23 March Movement (M23) armed group.

12 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TDRP programmatic extension obtained

  • AU seminar on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and UNSCR 1325 convened

  • Final evaluation of the empowerment of social-economic associations pilot project conducted

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • Official premiere of the documentary Scoring for Peace held

  • TDRP Facebook page and Scoring for Peace website created

09 Dec 2013 description

Snapshot 3 - 10 December

In Syria, the conflict has been going on for over 1,000 days, and to date, the war has displaced 6.5 million people internally and forced 2.3 million to cross into neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, Washington indicated that it has been in talks with Islamist opposition factions non-linked to Al-Qaeda, in order to push for a negotiated settlement to the crisis.