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De concert avec le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), la Belgique va investir dans la technologie blockchain pour la distribution d’argent liquide dans les camps de réfugiés. C’est ce qu’a annoncé aujourd’hui le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au développement et de l’Agenda numérique, Alexander De Croo, à l’ONU à New York. La Belgique investit cette année au total vingt millions d’euros dans l’innovation pour améliorer l’aide humanitaire.
Nutrition Boost: Time to rethink our approach to financing Sustainable Development Goal 2
I’m writing this from Washington DC, the site of the annual World Bank Spring Meetings. As hundreds of ministers descend on the city to discuss the pressing finance and development issues of the day, the Springs are a great chance to reflect on the world’s efforts to fund the fight against global malnutrition.
The World Bank shouldn’t forget its goals to “end poverty and boost shared prosperity” as it increasingly relies on the private sector to finance development, Oxfam warned at the start of the institution’s Spring Meetings.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,680,731 Swiss francs to support the Niger Red Cross Society (NRCS) to assist some 43,113 people for 12 months in Diffa region, which has been experiencing an unprecedented civil unrest and serious humanitarian emergency as a result of armed group activities in the north of Nigeria as well as in Niger.
Oxfam and SCA, with the support of CAFOD have sought to commission a report assessing the level of aid effectiveness in Afghanistan. Broadly, the purpose of this report is to assess to what extent the international community and the government are fulfilling their commitments in terms of aid effectiveness, aid promises and disbursement. SCA and Oxfam intend to use the findings of this assessment to conduct evidence-based advocacy.
The Grand Bargain is a landmark agreement between more than 50 of the biggest donors and aid agencies to improve how actors within the sector work together.
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 51.7 million Swiss francs for 2018 (increased from 49 million Swiss francs in 2017) to support the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in providing assistance to 3 million people focusing on live-saving emergency food assistance, shelter household items, and hygiene items; as well as access to emergency and basic health services, community services and livelihoods activities.
The current crisis in Iraq began in June 2014, when militants of the Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized control of over one third of Iraq’s territory within a few weeks. Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), the Kurdish Peshmerga and various armed groups engaged in the fight against ISIS, and finally recaptured Ramadi in February 2016, Hit in April 2016, Fallujah in June 2016, Mosul in July 2017, Tal Afar in August 2017 and Hawija in October 2017. The Government of Iraq announced the defeat of ISIS and regained full territorial control on 9 December 2017.
Geneva – Deadly violence has forced millions of people from their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of internally displaced persons in the country to 4.5 million.
The funding levels required to address the enormous needs have not been met. Only 11 per cent of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s appeal for 2018 (USD 75 million) has been funded. The DRC is in urgent need of humanitarian funding to respond to the deteriorating situation and save lives.
BY NICOLA RANGER
Putting in place the funding, systems, and plans before a disaster strikes can help dull the impact of disasters by enabling earlier, faster and more effective response and recovery.
But can we go further, making disasters even ‘duller’ by also releasing finance before a disaster strikes?
I. Allocation Overview
A) Introduction/Humanitarian situation
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) has launched this standard allocation for US $5 million in order to support the implementation of the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Syria by releasing resources to partners early in the year and to respond to urgent and funding gaps in both Jordan and southern Syria.
Aid data use at country level: The example of Nepal
by Conrad Zellmann
OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION
Amidst political tensions, an estimated 10.3 million people across DPRK continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services. Recurrent natural hazards – particularly extended droughts punctuated by near-annual floods – exacerbate and create new humanitarian needs. As a result, people have crucial and unmet food, nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene needs.
Chronic food insecurity
One in 10 people need assistance, while wrangling with rebels over access continues
With the lifting of US sanctions last October, aid organisations hoped the Sudanese government would ease restrictions on aid operations and allow access to parts of the country long kept off limits.
Read more on IRIN.
The Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime. It is administered by the Joint Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which maintains close contact with the Japanese Permanent Mission in Geneva, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Meiji Jingu Research Institute in Japan.
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE REGISTERED
(MINISTRY OF SOCIAL POLICY, 18 DECEMBER 2017)
PEOPLE IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE