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Bonn / Berlin, 21/01/2019 On the occasion of the World Economic Forum starting tomorrow in Davos, Welthungerhilfe calls on participants to do far more to fight global inequality. This year’s conference focuses on the issue of globalisation 4.0 and the question of how the next phase of globalisation can be made fair and sustainable.
Children Often Suffer the Most from Disasters
Berlin, November 19, 2018 – Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones. That’s one of the key findings of the WorldRiskReport 2018 with a focus on “Child Protection and Children’s Rights.” The report was released today, one day before Universal Children’s Day, by Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum.
People affected by crisis make decisions every day about how to use their capacities and the resources available to them to best meet their needs. However, when it comes to the aid provided by the formal humanitarian sector, crisis-affected people continue to report having extremely limited ability to influence the aid decisions that affect them. After decades of talk and commitments to put people at the center of aid, we, as a sector, continue to fall short.
The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the world has made gradual, long-term progress in reducing overall hunger, but this progress has been uneven. Areas of severe hunger and undernutrition stubbornly persist, reflecting human misery for millions.
The Global Picture
An evolving approach
Bonn, November 7, 2017 – The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined. On average, people are better prepared for natural hazards such as cyclones or earthquakes than they were five years ago. This is the outcome of a five-year analysis of the WorldRiskIndex. Today, Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft presents its new WorldRiskReport at the COP 23 Climate Conference in Bonn.
Alors qu’une longue période de recul a été enregistrée entre 2000 et 2016, les niveaux de la faim dans le monde progressent de nouveau en 2017 faisant augmenter le nombre de personnes sous-alimentées. Pas moins de 815 millions de personnes souffrent aujourd’hui de la faim, ce qui représente une hausse inquiétante de 38 millions d’individus par rapport à 2016. Si les conditions climatiques expliquent en partie cette situation, l’explosion du nombre de conflits participe majoritairement à cette augmentation génératrice d’inégalités alarmantes.
Report Rates Hunger “Serious”, “Alarming” or “Extremely Alarming” in 52 countries
27 Percent Reduction in Global Hunger Index Scores Since 2000
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
What we achieve
Since its establishment in 1962, Welthungerhilfe has supported 8,517 international projects with approximately 3.27 billion euros, including 6,120 self-help projects.
EU leaders must live up to their commitments to European values in responding to migration and stop copying xenophobic populist recipes, more than 160 NGOs said today in a joint statement. The organizations are calling for strong leadership to uphold the rights and values that have been the founding principles of the European Union for 60 years.
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards such as floods, cyclones, or earthquakes.
In fact, the World Risk Index intends to give answers to the following questions:
How likely is an extreme natural event, and will it affect people?
Demands to Germany and the EU for dealing with refugees and migrants
(20/06/2016) The number of refugees in Germany rose in the past year and will continue to rise - but not only here. Across the world, more than 65 million people have fled their homes, three quarters of them find refuge in their home country or in another developing country.
Women make up 70% of people living in poverty in rural areas. Although they play a key role for sustainable development and fighting hunger.
Gender equality is a recognised human right. However, millions of women are still disadvantaged and suffer discrimination and poverty. They are often being under-estimated or even suppressed. Welthungerhilfe gives women strength and supports them in demanding their rights themselves. Goals can only be reached together – both men and women benefit from Welthungerhilfe's work.
It is difficult to know where to begin picking oneself up in the wake of devastating attacks on the lives of civilians. Parisians on an evening out, Syrians fleeing a dismal reality, the relentless bombs raining down on Beirut. Intended targets or collateral damage? Our immediate histories are pock marked with circular patterns of depravity that we have mostly failed to collectively confront.
Scientists warn of Super El Niño: Across the world, people need help against its effects like heavy rains and droughts
A super El Niño is expected by the end of 2015. The climate phenomenon El Niño occurs every 2 – 7 years and influences the weather across almost the entire world. Which weather events might occur? What are their impacts on people and the environment? Which countries are most at risk? What is Welthungerhilfe doing in the face of the threatening disasters? Find out more here.