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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

18 Jun 2014 description

In 2012 New Zealand Red Cross Refugee services reviewed Its framework and services for resettlement of refugee youth ages 12-24. Information was gathered in focus groups or interviews with 76 people including youth, parents, Red Cross Refugee services’ staff and representatives of community groups and government agencies. The Review confirmed staff concerns and Informal feedback from youth and Refugee-background communities that experiences of resettling in New Zealand did not always meet the youths’ and their parents’ hopes and expectations for life In their new country.

27 Apr 2012 description

In 2011 the worst drought for 60 years across the Horn of Africa destroyed crops and left people and livestock dead. Across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti, millions of people needed immediate assistance. In response, the New Zealand Government provided a package of assistance totalling almost $6 million to the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross and four New Zealand non-government organisations. This funding enabled agencies to deliver food, water and integrated assistance programmes to the people most in need.

16 Sep 2011 description

(Bangkok, 15 September 2011) – Five countries in Asia and the Pacific have donated almost 18 per cent of the total amount of emergency aid provided to date, to the crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Australia, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand have provided US$275 million to the four countries that make up the Horn of Africa crisis - Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.

01 Sep 2011 description

Appeal No. MAA00029 with links to the following appeals:

No. MAA00019 – Shelter and Settlements No. MAA00021 – Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction No. MAA00028 – Logistics No. MAA00040 – Disaster Services

In brief

28 Aug 2011 description
report Caritas

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Caritas committed for the long haul in Horn o f Africa

‘It’s pretty grim: bone dry, massive depletion in livestock numbers, notable increases in malnutrition, and as a result disease outbreak (measles, acute watery diarrhoea) among children.’ With these words, Conor O’Loughlin of Trócaire (Caritas Ireland) updates the situation in Ethiopia, as the worst drought in 60 years tightens its grip in the Horn of Africa.

15 Jul 2011 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced New Zealand will provide a total of NZ$2 million in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa due to severe drought.

“Up to 10 million people are starving across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, including 2.5 million people in Somalia and 3.2 million people in Ethiopia,” Mr McCully said.

“The international assessment is that the situation is deteriorating rapidly. Dramatic increases in food prices and prolonged civil conflict in Somalia are worsening the crisis.