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20 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

This report evaluates DFID's Humanitarian Assistance spending during the financial year 2009/10. The report does not include a breakdown of the UK contribution (13%) to the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) which spent €930 million on Humanitarian assistance during 2009. Excluding ECHO contributions, the report finds that DFID spent £428 million on humanitarian assistance during 2009/10 which was 6.3%% of the DFID programme.

02 Dec 2010 description

EDITORIAL

Let's Invest Now for Tomorrow's Migration

By William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General

Today, there are an estimated 214 million international migrants in the world. If this number continues to grow at the same pace as during the last 20 years, international migrants could number 405 million by 2050.

30 Nov 2010 description

(Geneva: 30 November 2010): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, on behalf of international humanitarian organizations, today called for USD 7.4 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to 50 million people in 28 countries worldwide.

"Every human being has a right to safety, stability and security, and it is within our power to make this right a reality." the Secretary-General said in the foreword to the Appeal.*

The 2011 Humanitarian Appeal is the biggest Appeal in dollar terms …

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

26 Nov 2010 description
report UN Radio

Ecouter les nouvelles

L'ONU n'a reçu que 6,6 milliards de dollars sur l'appel de fonds de 11,2 milliards réclamé pour l'année 2010 dans le monde. Ces appels ont été financés à hauteur de 59 %.

Dans ce lot, les appels pour l'Afghanistan, le Tchad, le Soudan, la République démocratique du Congo ou Haïti ont été bien financés.

16 Nov 2010 description

Brussels, 16.11.2010

SEC(2010) 1428 final

Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) is responsible for formulating EU humanitarian aid policy and for funding humanitarian aid - including food aid - to victims of conflicts or disasters, both natural and man-made, in non EU countries.

15 Nov 2010 description

DOCUMENT DE TRAVAIL DES SERVICES DE LA COMMISSION

Direction Générale Aide Humanitaire et Protection Civile

Copie de courtoisie de la DG ECHO du document SEC(2010)1428 du 15/11/2010

INTRODUCTION

La Direction Générale pour l'Aide Humanitaire et la Protection Civile (DG ECHO) est responsable de la formulation de la politique d'aide humanitaire de l'Union Européenne et du financement de l'aide humanitaire - y compris l'aide alimentaire d'urgence - en faveur des victimes de conflits ou catastrophes, tant d'origine naturelle que d'origine humaine, dans …

18 Oct 2010 description

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. Australia: outsourcing asylum not the solution

2. Europe: protection must have priority in EU relations with Libya, JRS says

3. Haiti: situation still critical

4. International: UN head calls for new responsibility-sharing deal

UPDATES ON JRS PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

5. Chad: Darfuri refugee children to attend secondary school

6. Zimbabwe: food aid helps children stay in school

7. Belgium: JRS receives prize for work in Syria

8. Italy: Writing Doesn't go into Exile award presentation

16 Oct 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/3981

Hears from 49 Speakers on Third Day of Debate; Nigeria : 'Investment in Children Is the Best Investment a Government Can Make'

From the reintegration of child soldiers to rural schools-on-wheels and the daily recital of a national pledge, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was told today of the many ways in which Member States have been promoting and protecting the rights of children, in light of their respective socio-economic and cultural situations.

Representatives from 48 countries and one observer took the floor during a full-day …

01 Sep 2010 description

(SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 1, 2010)-Three volunteer Seattle medical professionals leave for Haiti on Friday, Sept. 3 to care for the ongoing health needs of the Haitian community. The team will coordinate medical care from the Medical Teams International field office in Port-au-Prince which opened after the disaster struck. The team will be in Haiti for two weeks.

Since the earthquake hit, Medical Teams International has sent more than 100 medical professionals and provided more than $5 million in medicines and other supplies for 186,000 people .

Team members include:

  • Dr.
31 Aug 2010 description

The Global Update provides food security information on trends in food access and utilization. Key food access indicators reported are food consumption, coping strategies and terms of trade. These indicators are proximate to food security status and so enable early identification of potential increases in food insecurity.

This update provides information on 34 countries for the period January to June 2010.

Three categories are used to classify the food security trend: Improved, No Change and Deteriorated.

12 Aug 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 70 (a) of the provisional agenda*

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report covers activities from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. Within this period, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated $448.3 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to implement life-saving activities in 52 countries and territories. Funding was provided to 15 humanitarian agencies, many of which carried out their programmes in conjunction with non-governmental partners.

31 Jul 2010 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors and reports staple food prices in cities and towns in food-insecure countries. The Price Watch presents a summary of key trends in selected markets. Prices for all commodities and markets monitored are available in the Price Watch Annex.

27 Jul 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 27 July 2010 (IRIN) - As the humanitarian "system" becomes more complex, with new actors and overlapping mandates, different definitions of humanitarian aid, and ever-more ambitious goals, humanitarian aid watchdog Development Initiatives outlines some of the needs, responses and funding trends over the past decade in its 2010 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report. [http://www.devinit.org/;

08 Jul 2010 description
report Maplecroft

Italy, Japan, China, USA, Spain and France rated "high risk"

New research identifying Haiti and Mozambique as the countries most vulnerable to economic losses from natural disasters also classifies a number of industrialised economies, including Italy, Japan, China, USA, Spain and France, as "high risk" environments for investors, insurers and business.

The Natural Disasters Economic Loss Index (NDELI), released by risk intelligence and ratings company, Maplecroft, evaluates the economic impact of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, storms, flooding, …

08 Jul 2010 description

Baltimore, MD - International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) received strong support on Tuesday from the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, which presented IOCC with an $80,000 check for its aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, and another gift of $40,000 for IOCC projects around the world.

14 Jun 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 14 June 2010 (IRIN) - Help for people facing humanitarian catastrophe could be a text message or mouse click away, thanks to software that has proved vital in humanitarian disasters such as the Haiti earthquake.

"Ushahidi" [http://ushahidi.com] is Swahili for testimony and also the name of a website originally developed to map reports of violence and peace efforts following Kenya's 2008 election.

"During the [Kenyan] post-election violence, a few concerned civilians came up with a …