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20 Oct 2011 description
report ACTED

Solutions to food insecurity do exist

A major food crisis has been hitting the Horn of Africa since the spring of 2011. Thirteen million people face a food emergency triggered by drought and agricultural price shock that emphasize the vulnerability of communities.

Four years from the deadline set to reach the Millennium Development Goals, the first of them – to halve the number of people suffering from hunger in 15 years – is far from its objective. Close to a billion children, women and men, almost as much as in 1990, are still starving.

23 May 2011 description

The WFP Aviation Service had a busy and challenging year in 2010 responding to emergencies in Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Niger, in addition to providing year-round air services for the humanitarian community in 13 countries affected by war and poverty. WFP Aviation is the world’s leading air service when it comes to saving lives. It is unlike any other airline: 80 percent of the 240 destinations served by WFP Aviation are in places which commercial airlines consider no-fly zones.

16 May 2011 description

Nwanze to present ‘Diaspora Investment in Agriculture’ at Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Global Diaspora Forum

Rome and Washington, May 16: The United States Department of State and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will unveil this week in Washington, DC a new joint initiative to assist the flow of investment from international migrants to reduce rural poverty and boost food security in their home countries.

01 Apr 2011 description
report ACTED

Content

1,700 earthquake-affected families relocated in transitional shelters in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Respecting the universal right to access water (Congo)

"Stop Polio", an urgent eradication campaign (Congo)

Mapping the situation for a better assessment (Kyrgyzstan)

ACTED walks for women in DRC

Appeasing tension between local populations and refugees (Chad)

Strength in numbers (Indonesia)

Fighting water-borne diseases in Kenya

HIV prevention on the go (Cambodia)

FOCUS Pakistan, 9 months on

Advocacy Initiatives: Convergences 2015 and Mission …

17 Mar 2011 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 17 mars 2011 (IRIN) - Les tsunamis, les tremblements de terre et les conflits laissent dans leur sillage chaos et imprévisibilité. Il n'est pas rare que des enfants soient séparés de leurs parents à cause d'une évacuation hâtive, d'une hospitalisation d'urgence ou d'un décès soudain et que l'un ou l'autre soit contraint d'attendre anxieusement des nouvelles.

16 Mar 2011 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 16 March 2011 (IRIN) - Tsunamis, earthquakes, and violent conflicts leave in their wake chaos and unpredictability. In these and other situations, hasty evacuations, rushed hospitalizations, and sudden deaths separate children from their parents, leaving many missing while others wait anxiously for news.

24 Dec 2010 description
report UN Radio

Listen to the News

You're listening to United Nations Radio, I'm Daniel Dickinson.

In this special programme, we're taking a look back at 2010, a year when a huge earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, when millions of people across the world tried to break out of poverty and when the UN mobilized relief and was called on to provide long-term solutions for the planet - for peace, nuclear disarmament, climate change.

The year began in a dramatic and shocking way.

14 Dec 2010 description
report UNIDO

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

VIENNA, 14 December 2010 - The Government of Japan will fund UNIDO projects worth a total of over USD 10.6 million in Africa, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan, as well as in Afghanistan.

The projects aim to provide vocational training and equipment for productive activities to help increase employment opportunities and income generation to vulnerable groups, especially those affected by natural disasters.

The partnership was sealed in Vienna today by the Permanent Representative of …

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

16 Nov 2010 description

Brussels, 16.11.2010

SEC(2010) 1428 final

Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) is responsible for formulating EU humanitarian aid policy and for funding humanitarian aid - including food aid - to victims of conflicts or disasters, both natural and man-made, in non EU countries.

31 Oct 2010 description
report ACTED

ACTED Newsletter n=B067 November 2010

Content

Building bridges: cross-border initiatives for disaster preparedness and peace (Kyrgyzstan / Tajikistan)

Early warning and community-based disaster management: ACTED's answer to changing disaster risks (Uganda)

Beekeeping gives hope to vulnerable families in the West Bank (oPT)

Keeping out the cold: temporary shelter construction in Kyrgyzstan

Providing drinking water to the IDPs and refugees of Zemio: a challenge and a necessity (CAR)

Amid instability, ACTED helps Iraqi children realize their rights through Child …

05 Oct 2010 description

FACTS & FIGURES

- There have been 706 cases globally this year (635 type 1 and 71 type 3), compared with 1 126 cases at this time last year (387 type 1, 735 type 3, four type 1/3 mixtures).

29 Sep 2010 description
report United Nations

Executive Summary

Women from civil society and senior UN leaders in conflict-affected countries participated in 25 dialogues on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in June, July and August 2010.

31 Aug 2010 description

The Global Update provides food security information on trends in food access and utilization. Key food access indicators reported are food consumption, coping strategies and terms of trade. These indicators are proximate to food security status and so enable early identification of potential increases in food insecurity.

This update provides information on 34 countries for the period January to June 2010.

Three categories are used to classify the food security trend: Improved, No Change and Deteriorated.

19 Aug 2010 description
report Maplecroft

Commodity price hikes due to climate events will hit the neediest countries

With global wheat prices expected to spike following an export ban in Russia due to fires destroying millions of hectares of crops, a new study measuring global food security has identified the food supplies of Afghanistan and nine Africa states as the countries which are most at risk and vulnerable to rising costs.

The Food Security Risk Index 2010, released by risk analysis and rating firm Maplecroft, evaluates the risks to the supply of basic food staples for 163 countries.

18 Aug 2010 description

Pakistan - polio infrastructure supports flood relief effort: Polio eradication staff and resources are being used to help in the response to the devastating floods affecting Pakistan. Polio epidemiologists and surveillance officers in the worst-affected areas of North West Frontier Province (NWPF, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Punjab are equipped with vehicles, radio equipment, satellite phones, vital medicines and potable water tanks.

30 Jun 2010 description

Summary

- Halfway through 2010, CERF has allocated $245.5 million to UN country teams in 34 countries. Allocations are at the same pace as 2008, the busiest year in the Fund's history.

- Although the food sector historically receives the largest percentage of CERF funding, health projects have received the greatest share in the first half of 2010. CERF has allocated 17.7 percent of all funds for health programs.