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Background and Rationale

Smallholders number over 500 million worldwide. They produce much of the world’s food but face major challenges in profitable market engagement. Due to their physical, economic, social, and political marginalization, most smallholders pursue low-productivity, subsistence-oriented livelihoods that support meagre and unhealthy diets. Millions of them are therefore chronically food insecure and vulnerable to shocks.

05 Oct 2017 description

Conditions in the mainland are generally improving. The Government is closing temporary sites and more people are staying in rented housing.
However, increased sea and land arrivals land arrivals of 4,200 people this month accentuated the overcrowded conditions in island and border reception centres leading to alarming conditions and slower asylum procedures.

04 Oct 2017 description

What is the Pacific Humanitarian Team?

The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a network of humanitarian organizations that work together to assist the Pacific Island countries in preparing for and responding to disasters.

25 Sep 2017 description

Response to Corporate Emergencies
January - June 2017

Level 3 Emergency

South Sudan

WFP continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations across South Sudan. WFP conducted 1,314 airdrops delivering 36,263 mt of humanitarian cargo.

Syria

22 Sep 2017 description

Washington, Sept. 21, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization's Disaster Task Force is now dealing with the aftermath of two high magnitude earthquakes in Mexico and two category 5 hurricanes in the Caribbean, working to support health authorities in affected countries in dealing with the health aspects of the emergencies.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Technology has the potential to transform the way organizations like ours tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

With 65 million people forced from their homes in search of safety and a better life for their families, humanitarian and development organizations like Mercy Corps are stretched to our limits. At the same time this record number of people is on the move, technology advancements are breaking down geographic barriers and creating an inter-connectedness the likes of which the world has never seen before.

18 Sep 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Operations Update no. 5 aims to report on the progress of the operation since the last Operations Update (published on 27 June 2017) for the period of 11 June 2017 to 31 August 2017, as well as to indicate the no-cost extension of the operation`s timeframe until 31 October 2017.

The extension of timeframe was decided based on the following factors:

17 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

BEIRUT — Stuck in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios with poor internet and little credit, Abrar Hassan, like many others, was unaware that the tech world had been falling all over itself to help him.

More importantly, he was unaware of his rights and how best to prepare for the asylum interviews that would determine whether the 19-year-old, who fled a murderous family feud in Pakistan, had a future in Europe.

15 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 474 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 1.91 million USD

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 26

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 9

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

13 Sep 2017 description

Latin American countries are exposed to natural disasters that can lead to catastrophic situations; earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, torrential rains and floods are just a few examples of the type of hazards that caused unmeasurable damages to the region.

08 Sep 2017 description

September 5, 2017

In 2014, the United Nations estimated more than 78 million people in 22 countries who required aid from humanitarian crises. From those fleeing natural disasters and epidemics, to warfare and human trafficking, the UN expects the number of people in peril to rise to 128.6 million people in 33 countries in 2017. 

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 September 2017 – Drone technology appears to be taking off at the United Nations, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used for various purposes, including in humanitarian, development and peacekeeping operations.

Although this technology is not a magic solution, “the promise of drones is really tremendous,” said Christopher Fabian, principal advisor on innovation at the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in an interview with UN News.

For UNICEF and other humanitarian and development agencies, he said, drone technology can make a big difference in three ways.

06 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 474 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 1.91 million USD

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 26

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 9

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

25 Aug 2017 description

Con el fin de ampliar la capacidad de despliegue de los Cascos Blancos de la Cancillería argentina, su Presidente, el Embajador Alejandro Daneri, se reunió con la Viceministra de Asuntos Multilaterales y Cooperación del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Panamá, María Luisa Navarro, y con el Dr. Carlos Manuel Gómez Rudy, Director Ejecutivo del Centro Logístico Regional de Asistencia Humanitaria (CLRAH o Hub Humanitario), que construye el gobierno de Panamá en el Aeropuerto de Panamá Pacífico con asistencia de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas de Servicios y Proyectos (UNOPS).

24 Aug 2017 description

Mountains, floods, deserts, long distances can all make it harder to reach every last child with vaccine

21 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 474 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 1.91 million USD

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 26

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 9

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

17 Aug 2017 description

EDITOR’S NOTE

Greetings fellow ASEANers!

The ”One ASEAN, One Response” vision, which has been shared amongst the ASEAN Community since 2015, is a comprehensive effort coordinated by the AHA Centre to help ASEAN Member States (AMS) respond to disasters as one and to establish mechanisms that reduce disaster-related losses.

10 Aug 2017 description

An estimated 11,000 people arrived in Greece in 2017. The living conditions for many asylum-seekers have improved and the Government is gradually closing sites, including Elliniko.

Yet problems persist, particularly on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions.
This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.

The situation increases tension and protection risks, including sexual and genderbased violence. Vulnerable asylum-seekers and children are particularly at risk.

Working with Partners

10 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

By Suzanne Ferron

This review aimed to get a better understanding of the extent and effectiveness of non-food item (NFI) distributions in Oxfam programmes, in order to develop recommendations for programme policy and guidance to maximize the impact of NFI distributions or alternatives in future responses. Documentation relating to 15 recent WASH responses was examined and key informant interviews were conducted with some of the key Oxfam staff involved in these responses.