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24 Sep 2018 description

New York, September 24, The African Risk Capacity (ARC) today announced that it has joined the World Economic Forum (The Forum) towards sharing ideas with other global, independent, impartial and future-oriented leaders keen on improving the state of the world, especially in natural disaster risk reduction and resilience.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 23 September 2018

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Question: You have highlighted the importance of pre-arranged financing to make communities more resilient. How does the Famine Action Mechanism feed into these efforts?

We need to build resilience and we need faster development.

We also need to rid the world of the scourge of famine.

When you boil it down There are three things that we need to do, all of which our panelists have touched on.

24 Sep 2018 description

23 September 2018, New York - FAO welcomes a new World Bank initiative to promote action against famines and is eager to contribute its own considerable tools and resources to make it a success, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said late Sunday.

He spoke at an event held during the United Nations General Assembly on partnerships to address severe food insecurity around the world, and focused on the World Bank’s proposed Famine Action Mechanism (FAM).

24 Sep 2018 description

As is known, K1 Britannia Foundation took a leading role in the immediate relief efforts post Hurricanes Irma & Maria, with relief work continuing in the form of material and construction help until June of this year. Having been involved in such an active way post-Irma, the foundation evaluated its role with partners during this time and realized that its job in disaster relief & crisis management is not over but has merely just begun. With key partners such as the cruise lines, the foundation has expanded its disaster relief focus and activities both on St.

24 Sep 2018 description

Philipsburg, ST. MAARTEN – After almost 11 consistent months of disaster relief activities, K1 Britannia Foundation is rounding off their Irma-focused activities. Since the day of Hurricane Irma on September 6th, 2017, the foundation has been busy with immediate, mid and long-term relief.

Immediate Relief:


24 Sep 2018 description

St. Maarten - As K1 Britannia Foundation continues to look for ways to rebuild our island, it collaborated with a group of 6 contractors, led by Jacob Bonds of Jacob Bonds Quality Builders to bring them to St. Maarten where they volunteered their time, tools and expertise to work with the foundation to rebuild and repair a total of 5 various institutions within the 9 days they spent on the island. During the week of the work, over $11,500 was spent via all parties on materials and logistics to build and repair these institutions that work with our children.

24 Sep 2018 description

The trial of six human rights defenders and activists - including well-known Zambian musician Pilato – simply for taking part in a peaceful protest against exorbitant government spending on fire trucks is politically-motivated and an affront to justice, said Amnesty International, as their hearing resumes in the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court today.

23 Sep 2018 description

Présentation de l’annuaire

L’annuaire cartographique se veut un outil de facilitation de la connaissance territoriale et de vulgarisation des initiatives pilotes de coopération transfrontalière dans l’espace sahélien entre le Burkina Faso, le Mali et le Niger. Il est destiné aux acteurs territoriaux de cet espace c’est-à-dire principalement aux collectivités territoriales, aux autorités administratives, aux acteurs économiques et aux partenaires techniques et financiers qui souhaitent appuyer les initiatives de coopération transfrontalière.

23 Sep 2018 description
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the terrorist attack on Saturday in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz which reportedly left dozens dead and injured, including children.

According to media reports, the attack targeted a military parade, with terrorists shooting from a long distance at the armed forces parading as well as the civilians watching the event.

Mr. Guterres expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iran. He wished those injured a speedy recovery.

23 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

  • 28 new cases were reported on September 21, 2018 from 5 LGAs (Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, Fune and Potiskum)

  • 0 death was recorded.

Epidemiological Summary

23 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

 96 additional suspected cases of cholera were reported on the 22nd of September 2018 in Borno State

 2 new deaths reported from Jere and Chibok LGAs

Epidemiological Summary

23 Sep 2018 description

Trois géants du numérique apporteront leur expertise de pointe pour mieux prédire les famines

WASHINGTON, 23 septembre 2018 — L’ONU, la Banque mondiale, le Comité international de la CroixRouge (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google et Amazon Web Services (AWS) ont annoncé aujourd’hui la création d’un partenariat mondial sans précédent pour prévenir les famines.

23 Sep 2018 description

Empresas tecnológicas internacionales proporcionarán sus conocimientos sobre tecnologías de vanguardia para predecir mejor las hambrunas

CIUDAD DE WASHINGTON, 23 de septiembre de 2018. Las Naciones Unidas, el Banco Mundial, el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google y Amazon Web Services anunciaron hoy una alianza mundial sin precedentes para prevenir futuras hambrunas.

23 Sep 2018 description
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Global Technology Firms to Provide Expertise on Frontier Technology to Better Predict Famines

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2018 —The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services today announced an unprecedented global partnership to prevent future famines.

23 Sep 2018 description

By Mary Joy Evalarosa

James Dean Dait, 22, was on duty as a Philippine Red Cross volunteer when Typhoon Mangkhut hit very early on 15 September. Just hours before it made landfall, he had attended a pre-disaster meeting at the Ilocos Norte chapter on the northwestern tip of Luzon where the Red Cross team discussed how they would respond do the category 4 typhoon, the world’s strongest so far in 2018.

23 Sep 2018 description

Summary of the current revision

This Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) is being further revised from the December 2017 revision in order to accelerate the implementation of the plan, and, based on actual needs, is proposing an extension of operational timeframe by an additional two months from the planned end date of October 2018 to December 2018 so as to give time for finalization of activities. Sectoral and organizational development support will be pursued in 2019 through the IFRC country operational plan.

A. Situation analysis