Cordula Droege & David Tuck, ICRC Legal Advisers
Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves. Last weekend, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean.
An average of 24 million people are pushed into poverty every year by disasters. Many millions are forced to leave their homes. If vulnerable countries are in a constant struggle to rebuild and recover after catastrophic events, we will never achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This document draws upon grassroots women’s experiences from the Huairou Commission’s membership in Southeast Asia. It highlights four community-led strategies for advancing climate and disaster resilient development. These strategies demonstrate that communities have knowledge, capacities and networks that can strengthen government-led efforts to advance resilient development.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
On 15 October, 4,275 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,855 were housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart as well as our Joint Assessment of Government Centres refer).
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 145,355 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 319,594 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
145,355 Arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 Arrivals in 2017
2,776 Dead / Missing
Vienna – “If we want to understand the important questions of ‘why’, ‘where’ and ‘who’, we need information from people on the move,” said Daunia Pavone, a UN Migration Agency staffer currently stationed in Greece.
She was speaking at a global training event, which ended on Friday, at IOM’s Regional Office in Vienna, where dozens of staff from all over the world were being trained in the use of the Organization’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).
What is a Safe Space for Women and Girls (SSWG)?
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.
Calls for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land
Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day.
The Laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land to provide incentives for faster commercialization of agriculture and unlocking its potential in Africa.
Cuernavaca, Morelos, 13 de octubre de 2017 - del 9 al 13 de octubre se llevó a cabo en Cuernavaca, Morelos un encuentro entre países de la región mesoamericana sobre salud y derechos humanos de las personas en situación de migración.
by Alex Whiting | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 October 2017 11:59 GMT
Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says
ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wars and climate change are two major causes of hunger, so the plight that now affects 815 million people should not be treated as "an incurable disease", Pope Francis said on World Food Day.
Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says. Here are some key facts:
Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.
La FAO célèbre chaque année, le 16 octobre, la Journée mondiale de l'alimentation qui commémore la fondation de l'Organisation en 1945. La Journée mondiale de l'alimentation nous permet de montrer notre engagement envers l’Objectif de développement durable (ODD) n°2 – relever le défi Faim Zéro d’ici 2030.
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Dans de le cadre de son examen de la protection et la promotion des droits de l'homme, la Troisième Commission a dialogué aujourd’hui avec le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme, M. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, qui a présenté un vaste panorama des activités de ses services, tout en annonçant que c’était sans doute la dernière fois qu’il se présentait devant la Commission.
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On trouvera ci-après le discours que le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a prononcé aujourd’hui au lancement de la Semaine de l’Afrique:
Je voudrais m’associer au Président de l’Assemblée générale en exprimant toute ma solidarité au peuple somalien, peuple victime d’une attaque terroriste lâche et brutale qui causé un si grand nombre de morts.
Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility
Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production