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17 Jun 2016 description

Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;

CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated

In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;

Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression

07 Mar 2013 description
report Concern Worldwide

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. It is a day in which women, men, girls and boys come together to celebrate, show solidarity for and recognise the dreams, aspirations and empowerment of women. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to commemorate the bravery of women in confronting injustice.

02 Feb 2012 description
report Irish Red Cross

Ireland Donates €70 Million to Emergency Appeals

It was announced today that Ireland has donated more than €70 million to Red Cross emergency appeals over the last 10 years. Speaking at the Irish Red Cross in Dublin, Annita Underlin - Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Europe Zone, said that, ‘the generosity of the Irish public has literally changed thousands if not millions of lives around the world’.

25 Jan 2012 description
report UN News Service

25 janvier 2012 – La Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos, a annoncé mercredi l'octroi de 104 millions de dollars à 13 situations d'urgences négligées à travers le monde. « Des millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide à travers le monde dans des endroits qui ne font plus la 'une' des médias. Ces fonds aideront à sauver des vies. J'espère que davantage de fonds seront rendus disponibles par des gouvernements et d'autres bailleurs de fonds pour soutenir nos interventions humanitaires », a déclaré Mme Amos.

05 Oct 2011 description

Watch the Webcast

Read the ERC's Statement to the Press

As the focus in Haiti turned to long-term recovery and development, significant humanitarian needs still had to be addressed, with 600,000 people remaining homeless after last year’s earthquake, the United Nations top humanitarian official said this afternoon, following a two-day visit to the country.

10 Aug 2011 description
report Food for the Hungry

I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought -- it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from these events until I started to research it.

02 Jul 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11111

Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Plenary
107th Meeting (AM)

Emphasizing the fundamentally civilian character of aid, the General Assembly today reaffirmed the need for the consent of disaster-affected States when using military assets to support the implementation of humanitarian assistance, in conformity with international law, including international humanitarian law, and humanitarian principles.

01 Jul 2011 description
report Plan International

Plan UK is joining the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to tackle major humanitarian crises overseas.

The international children’s charity is the first agency to join the umbrella organisation in six years.

The DEC has run joint fundraising appeals for emergency response and early recovery programmes since 1963, and most recently in the aftermath of the Pakistan floods and the earthquake in Haiti.

22 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

2011 Annual Session begins

NEW YORK, USA, 20 June 2011 – The UNICEF Executive Board kicked off its 2011 Annual Session at UN headquarters in New York this morning with an eye towards achieving greater results for children despite the international economic downturn and other global challenges.

21 Jun 2011 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Annual report: Review of 2010 - a year of disasters: the challenge of reconstruction in Pakistan and Haiti

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

FOREWORD

2010 was a pivotal year for UNICEF, as we began to deepen our traditional focus on reaching the most vulnerable children.

The year made the urgency of that renewed focus clear, again and again – most extremely in Haiti and Pakistan. All emergencies and crises put children at greater risk of exploitation and abuse, and disadvantaged children even more so.

16 Jun 2011 description

Geneva — Hundreds of youth in Haiti affected by the 2010 earthquake and more than 1,000 female entrepreneurs displaced by flooding in Pakistan are the direct beneficiaries of funds raised last December at the 2010 Match Against Poverty, in Athens, Greece organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

13 Jun 2011 description
report British Red Cross

By Katrina Crew

Every year, nearly two million children die from preventable diseases. Pneumonia and diarrhoea (rotavirus) are the two biggest killers, responsible for around 40 per cent of childhood deaths. A simple vaccine could save many of those children’s lives.

Today, donors and representatives from governments and aid agencies are meeting in London to find ways of funding a global immunisation campaign that would make new vaccines available for the world’s poorest children.

11 Apr 2011 description

By Linda Unger*

Stamford, Conn., April 12, 2011—During its semiannual board of directors meeting, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) today approved significant funding to confront emergencies in Japan, Haiti, and Pakistan, and also advanced the process of defining a new vision for the organization.

06 Apr 2011 description

Introduction

It is extremely difficult to assess the worldwide scale of human trafficking because of the clandestine nature of the crime. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that there are, at a minimum, approximately 2.5 million victims of human trafficking at any given time. According to the UNODC, approximately 79 per cent of all human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, while the ILO estimates that 98 per cent of the people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls.

30 Mar 2011 description

To foster sustainable development while making migration a choice, IOM is engaged in building the resilience of countries and communities affected by a changing climate, environmental hazards and structural factors of vulnerability.

Why do disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation matter from a migration perspective?

People have always moved because of their environment: they flee to survive in the wake of natural disasters or, faced with harsh environments, they decide to migrate to seek better opportunities elsewhere.

28 Mar 2011 description
report The Guardian

Posted by Oliver Lacey-Hall

A report on humanitarian and volunteer technical groups co-operating after the 2010 Haiti earthquake could make a big improvement to the planning and effectiveness of response work.

Read the full article in the Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

23 Feb 2011 description
report World Vision

· Leading relief NGOs, in joint letter, warn that House budget cuts imperil life-saving disaster aid

· World Vision calls on Senate to reverse cuts to effective humanitarian assistance in U.S. budget

Washington, DC, February 23, 2011-As U.S.

08 Feb 2011 description
report Plan International

Fewer than half (43%) of people who donate to charity disaster appeals are told about the difference their money has made, according to new research from international children's development charity, Plan UK.

The study, which was carried out by research company ComRes on Plan's behalf, seeks to understand the public's perception of the media's reporting of humanitarian disasters.

Just one in five people (20%) who contributed to disaster appeals received some sort of communication regarding their donation.

Only 5 per cent of these were personalised; fewer than one …