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19 Apr 2018 description

Delivering on the Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries across the globe are mainstreaming and accelerating actions toward a low-carbon climate-resilient future. In Bangladesh, a new project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

INONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 17 2018 (IPS) - Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Inongo is the provincial capital of the Mai-Ndombe Province, a 13-million-hectare area located some 650 km northeast of Kinshasa. The logs have been illegally cut from the Mai-Ndombe forest, an area of 10 million hectares, which has some trees measuring between 35 and 45 meters.

16 Mar 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Plus de 700 000 burundais ont été soutenus par le secteur de la sécurité alimentaire en 2017

• Plus de 8 200 congolais ont trouvé refuge au Burundi en janvier 2018

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions - H: 0,85M F: 0,88M E: 1,87M

Population ciblée 2,4 millions - H: 0,53M F: 0,55M E: 1,28M

PDI 175,936 - H: 79k F: 97k

Réfugiés congolais 64 301 - H: n/a F: n/a

Réfugiés burundais 395 594 - H: 202k F: 194k

Pers. en insécurité alimentaire 2,6 millions - IPC 3 1,9 M IPC 4 0,7 M

28 Feb 2018 description

In the hot and dusty county of Turkana in northwestern Kenya lies the sprawling Kakuma refugee camp.

Informal settlements, constructed mainly using a variety of materials such as iron sheets, mud, or traditional thatching, dot the landscape and offer residents relief from the sweltering heat, which can sometimes reach 40 degrees Celsius during the day and only drop to the low 30s at night.

Besides the harsh climate, the camp lies in an area which is dry, windswept and prone to dust storms.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
541 000 people

FAO requires
USD 15 million

period
January – December 2018

The conflict in South Sudan is entering its fifth year and the threat of famine is expected to increase in 2018. This will lead to further refugees arriving in neighbouring countries. It is critical to improve the livelihoods, and food security and nutrition of refugees and host communities, in order to achieve self-reliance and build resilience.

Objectives

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
2.8 million people

FAO requires
USD 90 million

period
January – December 2018

The scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis has far surpassed expectations and projections for 2018 are alarming. Lives are at stake. It is thus essential to continue responding to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable populations while focusing on long-term development solutions.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
77 000 people

FAO requires
USD 8 million

period
January – December 2018

Political, security and related humanitarian conditions in Burundi aren’t expected to improve and will lead to a continued outflow of Burundian refugees in 2018. As the phenomenon is becoming protracted, promoting access to agricultural livelihoods is key to achieve refugees’ self-reliance.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

03 Feb 2018 description
report Caritas

EDITORIAL

Nous sommes engagés pour notre santé et notre terre

31 Jan 2018 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 October and 31 December 2017. It is also available online www. internal-displacement.org

Feature

IDMC’s Africa Report on Internal Displacement: 15,000 people displaced every day inside African countries

29 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18877

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the “New Way of Working,” in Addis Ababa today:

I am pleased to join you to discuss a new way of working that will usher in stronger partnerships and better results in our collective interventions in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance, peace and security.

24 Jan 2018 description

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.

29 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

29 December 2017 – Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia.

“We do protect civilians every day. We do save lives every day. We often do it under very difficult and stressful circumstances,” Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said in a recent interview with UN News.

28 Dec 2017 description

Saving lives through SAFE cooking

WFP works to ensure that the food assistance provided can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a safe activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian settings, it poses serious health, safety and environmental risks. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), internally displaced populations are facing severe challenges related to the lack of access to cooking fuel. Most households depend largely on firewood and charcoal for domestic energy needs, including cooking.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

See the timeline here

13 Dec 2017 description

620.186
Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad.

225
Refugees interviewed by the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless persons (OFPRA) for potential resettlement.

Go and see/ Come and tell
visits undertaken by Sudanese and Chadian refugees in accordance with the Tripartite Agreements.

13 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period January to May 2018. However, the extreme western part of Angola, Namibia, south-western part of South Africa, extreme northwest of DRC and eastern Madagascar are more likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall for some of the seasons.

THE TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM MID-SEASON REVIEW AND UPDATE

27 Nov 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Southern Africa continues to recover from the 2015/2016 El Niño-induced drought, which by January 2017 had affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)1. The substantial government- and SADC-led response, supported by $900 million from the international humanitarian community2, empowered farmers to take advantage of a good 2016/2017 rainfall season, delivering an April 2017 cereal harvest 3 per cent above the 5-year average.