From Bolivia to the Philippines and from Vietnam to Nepal, humanitarian practitioners and organisations are developing new activities and strategies to further disseminate Sphere principles and standards.
In Bolivia, the national Sphere Group has just been reactivated. In addition to a range of training and promotional activities, they also carry out advocacy work. Notably, they are striving to incorporate Sphere standards into the Risk and emergencies management law of the Cochabamba department, which is currently under revision.
Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can have devastating consequences for children and their futures. Where children and their families are already vulnerable, for example because of low income, poor housing, or high population density, the impact of these sudden events is more severe.
Toronto (Ontario) - Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a présenté la stratégie de l'ACDI qui porte sur les enfants et les jeunes, l'un des trois thèmes prioritaires de l'Agence.
« En mettant l'accent sur les enfants et les jeunes, notre gouvernement va aider les enfants qui vivent actuellement dans la pauvreté à devenir des adultes pleins de ressources, actifs et productifs, prêts à travailler pour se bâtir un meilleur avenir, a déclaré la ministre Oda.
Toronto, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today unveiled CIDA's Children and Youth Strategy, one of the Agency's three priority themes.
Minister Oda at SickKids Foundation in Toronto discussing CIDA's Children and Youth Strategy with a teacher and students from Joseph Brant Senior Public School.
Winnipeg (Manitoba) - À l'occasion d'une visite à la Faculté des sciences agricoles et alimentaires de l'Université du Manitoba, l'honorable Beverley J.
Winnipeg, Manitoba - While visiting the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Honourable Beverley J.