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17 Aug 2017 description

Situation overview

The Government and the UN system through the Resident Coordinator have requested international support. A deployment of a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team should take place within 48 hours to support the ongoing assessments, coordination and reporting efforts.

24 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

INTRODUCTION

ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

03 Jun 2015 description

2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète

Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.

28 Feb 2015 description
report UN Women

What’s the Issue?

When crisis occurs, people’s lives change in an instant. As a result, death, injury, displacement, and the destruction of infrastructure and institutions impact entire communities.

Crises impact women, girls, boys and men of all ages differently.

As a result, their needs and interests differ, as do their resources, capacities and coping strategies. Women are often the first responders to a crisis, and they play a central role in the survival and resilience of families and communities.

30 Nov 2014 description

In a context of unprecedented humanitarian needs, the UN Secretary General has called for a World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) to take place in Istanbul in 2016 and European preparations for the summit are getting underway. This issue of our newsletter invites NGOs to highlight what for them are key questions on each of the main themes in the Summit. It takes a look at the relevance of the process for the community of European humanitarian NGOs and asks how the EU might contribute.

26 Jun 2012 description

Document Summary

UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

21 Mar 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 058/2012

15 mars 2012 [COTONOU]

Les ministres en charge des Affaires humanitaires des Etats membres de la Cedeao ont examiné et adopté la politique humanitaire de l’organisation ainsi que son plan d’action à l’issue de la rencontre ministérielle tenue le vendredi 9 mars 2012 à Cotonou, au Bénin.

21 Mar 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 058/2012
15 March 2012 [Abuja - Nigeria]

Ministers in charge of Humanitarian Affairs in West Africa have adopted the ECOWAS Humanitarian Policy and Action Plan at their meeting that ended on Friday, 9th March, 2012 in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The Ministers validated the draft report from an experts meeting that preceded the ministerial session.

15 Mar 2012 description

The question of 'what changes do we need to empower women smallholders and achieve food security?' has been asked repeatedly. But transformational changes in both public policy and practice have been few and far between, although increasing access to resources and opportunities for women farmers could substantially reduce the number of hungry people in the world.

20 Jul 2011 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Communities in West Africa continue to be threatened by the compounded effects of climate change, natural disasters like floods and droughts, demographic change, epidemics, urbanization, acute and chronic malnutrition, chronic poverty, and by violent conflicts related to political, social and economic tensions.