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Effective Management of Water Resources in Arab World Key to Future Growth and Stability
STOCKHOLM, 28 August 2018 – Water scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together, according to a new joint report from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank, with the difference determined by the policies adopted to cope with the growing challenge.
By Sarah Wade-Apicella
22 August 2018, Incheon – Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan are in advanced stages of disaster risk reduction strategy development and contributing significantly to the achievement of Target E of the Sendai Framework; to increase the number of countries with national and local disaster reduction plans.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).
Kuwait (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross together with Ministry of Defense of Kuwait are holding a three-day meeting to discuss the Proportionality Principle in International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The first Middle East Annual Meeting of Experts on ‘The Proportionality Rule in International Humanitarian Law’ is taking place from 17-19 April. Senior military officers from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon will participate to the meeting.
27 MARS 2018 | GENÈVE - Les donateurs se sont engagés à verser 15,3 millions de dollars (US $) supplémentaires pour aider l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé à intervenir rapidement, en 2018, pour combattre les flambées épidémiques et les crises sanitaires humanitaires au moyen de son fonds de riposte d’urgence, le Fonds de réserve OMS pour les situations d’urgence (CFE).
GENEVA - 27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE).