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10 Oct 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster

Introduction

This document provides an overview of responses to the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) online survey, conducted in preparation for the annual GSC Meeting. Findings are based on a total of 106 responses, as of 26 September 2017.

Participant profile

22 Aug 2017 description

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

31 Jul 2017 description

Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be anyone from around the world or right next door: women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

26 May 2017 description

WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?

A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

03 May 2017 description

Executive summary

This report summarises the performance of the Australian aid program in 2014-15. It reviews progress with implementation of the Government’s policy and performance framework for the aid program.
Chapter 1 reviews progress towards the 10 strategic targets set by the Government to assess the performance of the aid program as a whole. Good progress has been made against the strategic targets.

05 Jan 2017 description
file preview
Screenshot of the interactive content as of 05 Jan 2017.

This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

18 Aug 2016 description

General inflation in the region in June was estimated at 3.9 percent, and food inflation was 4.9 percent.

  • Sri Lanka recorded the highest monthly food price increase in the Asia-Pacific region in June, with a rise of 4.3 percent compared to May.

  • Afghanistan reported higher prices for wheat flour (high and low quality) and rice (low quality) compared to a month and a year ago.

03 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats.

This issue covers the period 29 May - 4 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

31 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region remained strong in April, rising by 3.8 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, compared to the same month last year.

  • The Government of India imposed limits on sugar stocks because of rising prices, as sugar prices increased 9.1 percent in April.

  • Wholesale rice prices in Thailand (25 percent broken rice) increased 1.2 percent month on month but were up 7.6 percent year on year.

14 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

General inflation in the region was estimated at 2.3 percent, and food price inflation at 2.6 percent in November compared to one year ago.

  • In China, prices for fresh vegetables rose as unusually cold weather in November hampered transport and disrupted supplies to markets.

  • In Indonesia, drought conditions linked to El Niño over large parts of the country resulted in major delays in planting of the main season crops.

30 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional food prices rose 2.3 percent in October compared to one year earlier.

  • In India, prices for pulses have continued rising with double-digit monthly increases since last year.

  • In Thailand, chicken prices were 6.5 percent and 13.8 percent lower than a month and a year ago, respectively, on improved production.

  • China announced a plan to develop modern agriculture and raise farmers’ incomes by improving agricultural management and rural collective property rights systems by 2020.

04 Nov 2015 description

The gFSC global dashboard provides a quick snapshot of the country-level Food Security Clusters around the world. The updated dasboard shows that as of October 2015, the country-level Food Security Clusters remain only at 52 percent funded against their yearly requirements

31 Oct 2015 description

Highlights

  • General inflation in the region continued to weaken in September rising by an estimated 2.4 percent compared to one year ago.

  • In Indonesia, chicken prices have been trending downwards due to local over supply despite a recent increase in demand for poultry.

  • Thailand approved over THB 11.5 billion (US$ 323 million) to finance drought mitigation measures.

  • A record global high in wheat production has contributed to the steepest falls in wheat futures prices in 29 years.

19 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In August, the FAO Global Food Price Index had its sharpest monthly decline since December 2008.

  • In Pakistan, prices for potatoes in August were 3.5 percent higher than the previous month but were 58.9 percent lower than a year ago.

  • In China, prices for many fresh vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, and kidney beans increased by double digit.

  • Pakistan will resume rice exports to Iran in October, after six years of international trade sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger

At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.