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11 Jul 2017 description
The Family Planning Summit, convened in London on 11 July 2017, presents a critical opportunity to accelerate efforts to deliver family planning to women and girls globally— including those affected by humanitarian crises.
24 Apr 2017 description
Many of the eight million people hit by the disaster continue to live in temporary shelters. International donors blame numerous factors for the slow pace of reconstruction.
06 Apr 2017 description
A new publication focuses on five priority Asian countries that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.
02 Nov 2016 description
In conflict situations, simple communication technologies can help researchers and humanitarian organisations collect more accurate data on the effects of humanitarian aid.
13 Oct 2016 description
Fiji, India, Nigeria, Peru and Europe were recognized by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction as the five outstanding examples of successful efforts to reduce disaster mortality.
24 Jun 2016 description
Over 21,000 individuals are still living in camps after the earthquakes, which have by now deteriorated and are not built to withstand the effects of the oncoming monsoon season.
22 Jun 2016 description
report Save the Children
The report highlights the continuing impact that disasters have on education by profiling the earthquakes in Nepal, floods in Indonesia and Myanmar, Typhoon Koppu, and Cyclone Pam.
02 Jun 2016 description
Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to a new FAO report.
11 May 2016 description
The construction project by the Government of Nepal, the European Union and UNICEF was initiated in nine districts to help restore education for one million children affected by the 2015 earthquakes.
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
28 Apr 2016 description
Nepal’s Reconstruction Authority and its partners are embarking on a programme to provide more than 500,000 low-cost, earthquake-resistant homes to some three million people.
25 Apr 2016 description
Issuing a joint statement, child rights organizations underlined the need of child protection and safeguarding, including psycho-social support, within earthquake reconstruction efforts.
21 Apr 2016 description
An estimated four million people are still living in sub-standard temporary shelters, little progress has so far been made in helping survivors to rebuild permanent homes.
20 Apr 2016 description
UNISDR chief stresses the importance for communities to invest in improving the resiliency of their infrastructure, in a bid to mitigate the level of destruction following an earthquake.
12 Apr 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
31 Mar 2016 description
report Save the Children
In this report, Save the Children identifies components of the response that were significant in exacerbating the challenges faced by marginalised groups in accessing assistance.
17 Mar 2016 description
report Theirworld
Despite the record number of children being affected by crises, less than 2% of all humanitarian aid in 2015 went to education. That has left an annual funding shortfall of $9 billion.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
09 Mar 2016 description
Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to an FAO report released Wednesday.
23 Feb 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.