- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
POSTED BY KATHARYN LINDEMANN / DECEMBER 10, 2011
Katharyn Lindemann serves in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues.
Defining Disaster Resilience: What does it mean for DFID?
Building disaster resilience is the term we use to describe the process of helping communities and countries to be better prepared to withstand and rapidly recover from a shock such as an earthquake, drought, flood or cyclone.
Why is disaster resilience important?
17 et 18e séances - matin et après-midi
La plupart des 53 délégations qui se sont exprimées devant la Troisième Commission, aujourd’hui, au deuxième jour de son débat général sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’enfant, ont donné un aperçu des mesures prises par leur pays pour réaliser de nouvelles avancées, et notamment pour servir les intérêts des enfants les plus vulnérables et les plus défavorisés.
A triple crisis
This paper provides an overview of why and how DFID is aiming to enable poor people to exercise greater choice and control over their own development and to hold decision-makers to account.
Despite some progress towards the MDGs, significant poverty persists globally. In many places gaps are widening between the rich and the poor and there is significant inequality of opportunity. This is in part because current development measures attempt to tackle the symptoms of poverty but do not always address its causes. Poverty may persist where:
- 325 Cholera, 2010
- 339 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–May 2011
- 325 Choléra, 2010
- 339 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2011
‘UK government must act now to end child marriage’ - charity
ONE girl is married off every three-and-a-half seconds worldwide, a new report reveals.
They face early pregnancy, being pulled out of school and serious health complications including HIV.
The Breaking Vows study by charity Plan UK states ten million under-18s marry every year – one in seven under-15s in the world’s poorest countries.
While acknowledging Britain’s role in tackling early and forced marriage internationally, Plan is calling on the UK government to do more.
Mitchell: Britain to lead more effective response to humanitarian disasters
International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, today laid out how the Government will improve the way it responds to man-made and natural disasters to provide more effective help to people devastated by earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and war.
The new proposals follow Lord Ashdown’s review of the UK’s humanitarian emergency response and include:
Better prepared countries
Foreword from the Chief Executive Officer
26 May 2011
The Human Rights Council will hold its seventeenth regular session from 30 May to 17 June at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
On the morning of Monday, 30 May, the Council will hear an update by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be followed by a general debate.
Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can have devastating consequences for children and their futures. Where children and their families are already vulnerable, for example because of low income, poor housing, or high population density, the impact of these sudden events is more severe.
NEW YORK, 4 May 2011 – Making sure girls and women have equal access to quality education is key to sustainable economic development, UNICEF said today, as the world celebrates Global Action Week on Education.
This is the 2nd edition of the Disaster Risk Management Program for Priority Countries, originally published by GFDRR in 2009. It now includes the country programs missing in the first edition (Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, and Philippines 1) as well as an update of the DRM Country Program for Haiti (to take into account the impact of the January 2010 earthquake), Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica.
Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly
United Nations appeals for $498 million to address the challenge in 29 countries
GENEVA - Mine action initiatives in 29 countries, territories or peacekeeping missions will cost $498 million in 2011, according to the 14th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects, released today by the United Nations in Geneva.
The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes.
This review has focused the UK's bilateral aid programme in fewer countries so we can target our support where it will make the biggest difference and where the need is greatest.
NEW YORK, 22 February 2011 - Despite an estimated 90 per cent decline in global maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) deaths over the last two decades, a newborn child still dies every nine minutes from the disease, according to the latest available figures.
Human Rights Council
Universal Periodic Review
20 January 2011