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Ghazni’s Malistan and Jaghori districts home to mainly Hazaras, an ethnic Shi’ite minority, are under siege. Over 5,600 people have left the area since fighting escalated on 7 November. There are grave protection concerns for the remaining population.
Access to the highly contested province is constrained, hampering humanitarian assistance and movement of people trying to flee violence.
Criticism of the government’s response sparked protests in Kabul; a nearby suicide bomb killed at least 6 people.
Total number of places 26,285
Actual capacity 22,483
Current population 22,027
Occupancy rate 98.0%
COOPI’s worldwide operations increased once again in 2017. It means also that the number of humanitarian crises we have tried to respond to as effectively as ever has increased. We have decided not to limit ourselves to intervening when there is an emergency, only to then move on elsewhere; instead, we remain alongside the communities hit by those emergencies in the medium-to-long-term, so as to help them overcome their critical issues and launch a reconstruction process.
Message from our Regional Director
Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.
The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), which was established in Kobe in July 1998, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Since its founding, ADRC has been focused on promoting multilateral disaster risk reduction cooperation at the community, national, and regional levels all across Asia and the Pacific.
Armed secessionists have attacked Cameroon Development Company workers in an attempt to destabilise the company and the region ahead of Paul Biya's presidential inauguration.
Meanwhile, 79 children were kidnapped by armed secessionists from a boarding school in Bamenda, the largest incident of its kind since the anglophone crisis began in 2016.
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Total number of places 26,103
Actual capacity 22,336
Current population 21,858
Occupancy rate 97.9%
Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.
1. Outline of Asian Disaster Reduction Center
1) Background of Establishment
(1) International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) (2) World Conference on International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (3) Ministerial-level Asian Natural Disaster Reduction Conference
(1) Articles of ADRC (2) Member Countries
3) Primary Policies
(1) Missions and Objectives (2) Main Activities
2. Main Activities of ADRC
Majority of the world’s cities highly exposed to disasters, UN DESA warns on World Cities Day
30 October 2018, New York
Close to three in five cities worldwide with at least 500,000 inhabitants are at high risk of a natural disaster, cautions UN DESA in its latest data booklet, The World’s Cities in 2018. Collectively, these cities are home to 1.4 billion people or around one third of the world’s urban population.
ACP-EU DRR Programme Report 2014 - 2017
Total number of places 25,830
Actual capacity 22,112
Current population 21,684
Occupancy rate 98.1%
This report reviews the last year of Phase II, 2017, which contributed to averting 119,127 maternal deaths since 2008. It provides an overview of Phase II as a whole and concludes with lessons learned and a look forward to Phase III, which started in 2018, guided by a business plan available here.
$327.8 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report
Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.
437,000 people have been internally displaced since the beginning of the anglophone crisis in 2016, mainly in Southwest and Northwest regions, but also in the francophone regions of Littoral and West.
Many crisis-affected people fled to the bush where they live in precarious conditions and humanitarian access is difficult.
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