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17 Jul 2012 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

The ‘Value Girls’ from Lake Victoria’s Shores

Decades of U.S. Assistance Show Economic Achievement Pays Dividends

A Right to Land

Sara Gets the Message: Texts Plant Profits for Malawi Farmers

Palestinian ‘Liquid Gold’

Haiti’s Road Less Traveled

From Brick and Mortar to Stainless Steel: Investor Voices Help Build a Better Business

The Mile Between the Market and the Farm

Achieving Growth by Changing Mindsets

Your Voice: A Seed in the Desert and a Seat at the Table

11 May 2011 description
report The Guardian

Madeleine Bunting: Government ministers, NGOs and journalists met to discuss how to stop hundreds of aid organisations descending on a country after a disaster. There were no easy answers

14 Apr 2011 description
report Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand maintained most of its international partnerships in 2010, despite a difficult financial year.

31 Jan 2011 description

Executive summary

1. Background and purpose

Since the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition there have been ongoing discussions concerning mainstreaming joint impact evaluation within the humanitarian system. With pressure to demonstrate that results are being achieved by humanitarian action, the question has arisen as to whether and how evaluations can take place that will assess joint impact. An Inter-Agency Working Group was established in November 2009 to manage and facilitate consultations on the potential of Joint Humanitarian Impact Evaluation (JHIE).

12 Oct 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 - As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today urged governments and civil society partners to step up efforts to help mitigate the impact of disasters - especially on children - by helping communities to become resilient, and more able to respond to disasters and changing climate conditions.

Children typically represent 50 to 60 per cent of those affected by disasters, whether through loss of life or from diseases related to malnutrition and poor water and sanitation-conditions that are exacerbated by …

22 Sep 2010 description

New York - The World Food Programme is joining hands with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced today, following a major gathering of private sector companies during the United Nations General Assembly.

"It is crystal clear that we need the ingenuity, power and reach of the private sector in the critical mission to end hunger," Sheeran said, adding the hunger MDG is most threatened. "Only when companies join with government and the civil society with sustainable solutions can we halve the number …

07 Sep 2010 description

Author: Michael L. Baker, International Affairs Fellow in Residence

September 7, 2010

As Pakistan continues to struggle with flood devastation, U.S. national security experts are considering the long-term effects of the disaster. Among the concerns are the Pakistan government's stability, opportunism by extremist groups providing relief, and the impact on the U.S. war effort in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. forces depend on smooth supply lines through Pakistan.

The case of Pakistan reflects how natural disasters can weigh on U.S. national security considerations.

19 Aug 2010 description

New York - As United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today mark World Humanitarian Day, highlighting the need for life-saving work around the world, efforts continue in Pakistan to reach more than 15 million people trapped or uprooted in critically flooded areas of the country.

August 19th is the anniversary of the attack against UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003, and the occasion also commemorates humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty, from Algeria and Afghanistan to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

An objective of World Humanitarian …

23 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank

  * Le Bangladesh, Haïti, le Rwanda, la Sierra Leone et le Togo sont les cinq premiers bénéficiaires du Programme mondial pour l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (GAFSP).

* Le GAFSP a été mis en place par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale afin d'encadrer les promesses de dons faites par le G20 en septembre 2009.

* Les membres fondateurs du GAFSP sont le Canada, la Corée du Sud, l'Espagne, les États-Unis et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates.

Le 23 juin 2010 - Le Rwanda est un pays enclavé dont la densité de population est l'une des plus élevées du …

11 Jun 2010 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $98.91 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2010.

31 May 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 31 May 2010 (IRIN) - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan top a new ranking of countries at "extreme risk" of experiencing natural disasters compiled by a global risk assessment company.

The Natural Disaster Risk Index (NDRI) released on 27 May by Maplecroft, ranks 229 countries according to the human impact of natural disasters in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency of events as well as the likelihood of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, …

30 Apr 2010 description

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

USAID/OFDA Staff Visit Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Activities in Bangladesh

From March 20 to April 1, USAID/OFDA Regional Advisor for South Asia Rob Friedman and Senior Information Officer Liza Mantilla traveled to Bangladesh to visit disaster risk reduction (DRR) program activities implemented by partner Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).