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31 Dec 2009 description

FAO initiative to promote climate change mitigation in agriculture in developing countries

Agriculture accounts for an estimated 14 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also has significant potential to capture atmospheric carbon and store it in soils and plants. A number of suitable technologies and practices can sequester carbon in smallholder agriculture.

31 Dec 2009 description


Since the beginning of the implementation of the Humanitarian Reforms in September 2005, WHO and partners have been working together both at the global/regional and country levels to improve the effectiveness, predictability and accountability of humanitarian health action.

31 Dec 2009 description

Project Number: 30208

Loan Number: 1916-PAK (SF)

December 2009


1. Pakistan has faced major challenges over the last two decades in achieving universal primary education (classes 1-5) especially in rural areas and for females. Through the 1990s, gross enrollment rates for primary schooling increased from about 64% to 72%, while during the same period literacy rates for those over 10 years of age increased from 34% to 45%.

31 Dec 2009 description

Emergency Aid Reaches Gaza

The recent war on Gaza caused great suffering among the 1.5 Palestinians who live there. The UN estimated that at one point during the war 500,000 people were displaced from their homes. Some 4,000 dwellings were destroyed, forcing homeless families with nowhere else to go to live in tents.

from day one of the war, LIFE for Relief and Development delivered food medical supplies, ambulances, blankets, tents, and other relief items to beneficiaries across the Gaza Strip.

31 Dec 2009 description
report ACTED


Chad: Five years at the heart of the desert

In the field

  • Female volunteers participate to an ACTED project in Pakistan
  • Back to School in Gaza (oPT)
  • Building boats in the Delta (Myanmar)
  • Opening- up of Kouki (CAR)
  • The issue of drought in the Horn of Africa (Uganda)
  • The "Sanitized village" programme: At the heart of the sanitation issue (DRC)
  • ACTED-PSF Cambodia: A multidemensional struggle against HIV/AIDS

OXUS Tajikistan: Khosiat and her candyshop

31 Dec 2009 description

Thursday, December 31, 2009, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and TERADATA lay the foundation of partnership in the pursuit of alleviating the miseries of the people of Swat. An MOU was signed here at the National Headquarters PRCS, ensuring the Educational Support to the Children of Swat.

While addressing the representatives of media the Secretary General PRCS Muhammad Ilyas Khan said; the project aims to convene the educational support to 2,500 children of primary schools. Support will be provided in five different locations i.e.

31 Dec 2009 description

Pakistan's Ministry for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) has assured the UN refugee agency that it will continue to extend its traditional hospitality to some 1.7 million registered Afghans, pending a decision on the modalities of the renewal of their Proof of Registration (PoR) cards.

"The Government of Pakistan informed UNHCR that the Ministry of SAFRON has submitted the Draft Management and Repatriation Strategy for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan (2010-2012) to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 15 December and decision on it would be finalised soon.

31 Dec 2009 description

Islamabad, December 31, 2009 - In a ceremony held today in Islamabad, U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson announced that the U.S. Government will support a $55 million (4.5 billion rupees) infrastructure rehabilitation and construction program in South Waziristan. This support is part of the strategic agreements worth $899 million (75 billion rupees) signed by the Governments of the United States and Pakistan on September 30, 2009.

31 Dec 2009 description

In brief

Programme summary:

The second half of 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the Asia Pacific zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward its aim to introduce several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.

31 Dec 2009 description
report Voice of America

The United Nations says it is temporarily relocating at least 20 percent of international staff members in Pakistan because of security concerns.

A U.N. spokeswoman, Ishrat Rizvi, says staff members will either leave the country or be moved to safer areas in Pakistan.

News organizations quote Rizvi and a U.N. staffer in Pakistan as saying the relocation measures will last about six months.

At least 11 U.N.

31 Dec 2009 description

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, December 31 (UHCR) - Death came out of the night sky as Musa Khan and his family cowered in their simple village home in Pakistan's volatile South Waziristan district a month ago.

They were caught in the crossfire as government troops clashed with militants as part of a new military push in the rugged border region. "It was around 9:00 p.m. when our home was hit by mortar fire.

31 Dec 2009 description


It is often said, "Food insecurity anywhere, threatens peace everywhere". Food insecurity may cause unrest or even political instability. Persistent food insecurity may cause conflicts, civil wars and can threaten the overall peace of community, society, nation or world depending on the extent and spectrum of hunger and poverty.

The term food security reflects the desire to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

31 Dec 2009 description

Main Findings:

Humanitarian requirements in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (MENACA) region in 2009 were funded at 67.7 percent, with US$122 million in the pipeline. The Syria Drought Response Plan 2009 is by far the least funded among the MENACA appeals with only 13.9 percent of the requirements met.

During 2009, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided $36.7 million to countries in the MENACA region out of more than $397 million allocated worldwide.

Pledges and contributions to CERF for 2010 has reached $424 million.

31 Dec 2009 description

General overview

6.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)(1) and eight million refugees(2) hosted by countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (MENACA) region. Population were uprooted as a result of political instability and violence. Although some returns have been recorded over the past year, these were either limited or unsustainable, owing to the still fragile security context in the areas of origin.

30 Dec 2009 description


At its 5th meeting in copenhagen in november 2008, the GFDrr consultative Group asked the secretariat to focus on a select group of priority countries to achieve increased impact. in GFDrr’s Track ii, Mainstreaming Disaster risk reduction in Development, this lead to a prioritization of operations in 20 core countries, including Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall islands, Mozambique, Nepal, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Solomon islands, Togo, vietnam, and Republic of Yemen.

30 Dec 2009 description

KARACHI: A deep sense of grief and anger prevailed in Karachi on Tuesday as victims of Monday's suicide attack on the main Ashura procession in the city were laid to rest and religious scholars made an impassioned plea for sectarian harmony and peace.

The city was at a standstill with shops and markets, government offices and educational institutions closed and public and private transport off the road.

At least 43 people were killed and 60 others injured when the bomber struck the procession on the M.A.

30 Dec 2009 description
report IRIN

KARACHI, 30 December 2009 (IRIN) - With just five years left until the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline, health care professionals have warned that the country is unlikely to reach its targets for goals four and five, child health and maternal health.

"In Pakistan, a lot of things are lacking, including quality healthcare. There is political instability and an even greater lack of awareness," Andro Shilakadze, chief field officer in Pakistan for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), told IRIN.

30 Dec 2009 description

Two appalling events marked 2009: one was the largest ever massacre of journalists in a single day - a total of 30 killed - by the private militia of a governor in the southern Philippines and the other was an Tunprecedented wave of arrests and convictions of journalists and bloggers in Iran following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection.

A total of around 160 journalists in all continents were forced to go into exile to escape prison or death, often in very dangerous circumstances.