Even a small increase in global warming will have profound impacts on communities, new ACT report finds
Climate change experts from the ACT Alliance network have published a report assessing the threats posed by climate change on the sustainable development goals (SDG) and disaster risk reduction. The report finds that warming of 1.5°C will severely impact climate-vulnerable developing countries, and urges more ambitious climate action. The report also identifies policy recommendations to maintain the possibility of staying at 1.5°C global warming.
Los países de las Américas han logrado, en los últimos años, avances relevantes en la mejora de la salud y el bienestar de sus poblaciones así como en los determinantes de la salud, especialmente de aquellas personas en situación de vulnerabilidad. Los indicadores de desarrollo humano siguen mejorando y la brecha de la inequidad, aunque persiste, se ha logrado reducir.
Since the end of January, the El Niño Coastal phenomenon has been configured due to the abrupt increase in sea surface temperature. It is expected to extend until the month of May, with moderate magnitude, declining its impact during April as reported by the Multisectoral Committee in Charge of the National Study of the El Niño Phenomenon (ENFEN).
2,7 milliards sur 3 ans pour le relèvement des départements affectés par le cyclone Mathieu
L´évaluation des besoins après le désastre par les autorités nationales et leurs partenaires internationaux identifie le logement et l´agriculture comme les secteurs prioritaires.
The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
UK and Australia support Future of Afghan Cities Programme
Kabul, 15 December 2015 – At a ceremony held in Kabul the Government of Afghanistan and UN-Habitat over the weekend officially launched the ‘Future of Afghan Cities Programme’.
The programme is supported by Australia and the United Kingdom and will focus on the development of a National Urban Priority Programme (U-NPP) and undertaking a detailed analysis of five main city regions and 20 strategic district municipalities.
1. Purpose and rationale
2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
In 2015 WASH sector partners planned to sustain and expand water, sanitation and hygiene services to IDP camps, IDP gatherings and their host communities, people affected by malnutrition and to areas at high risk of disease outbreak. Integration with other sectors, such as the provision of WASH services in health facilities, nutrition centers, and child-friendly spaces, will also be improved. The Education sector will assume the lead role for WASH in schools.
HRP Priorities and Targeting:
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMANITARIAN PRIORITIES
1. Executive Summary
Highlights of the survey
Through interviews with 1,750 Syrian refugee households (HH) under the Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees conducted in 2014, it was determined that:
16% were female headed households (HH);
82% HH reported paying rent for shelter;
33% have no access to drinking water;
66% HH had restricted movement because of insecurity with the main cause being their neighbors;
34% HH have at least one pregnant or lactating woman;
Switzerland is committed to make significant contribution to a peaceful and prosperous future of Myanmar. Building on the almost twenty years experience of engagement in Myanmar context, the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Myanmar 2013-2017 will support the on-going government reforms with interventions in four domains, (1) employment and vocational skills development; (2) agriculture and food security; (3) health, social services and local governance; and (4) promotion of peace, democratisation and protection. The geographical focus of the SDC programs will be in South Eastern Myanmar.
In the South, the fighting in Abyan has displaced nearly 237,000 individuals (39,500 households) and damaged the livelihood of another 180,000-210,000 individuals (30,000-35,000 households). The conflict has had spill-over effects not only in conflict-affected communities but in the southern region as a whole. Civil unrest, in some instances involving violence, has severely disrupted the delivery of basic social services, exacerbating widespread and chronic vulnerabilities. Therefore, a sustained and expanded humanitarian action across the South is critical.
Plan recaudó $3,263,112 para atender las necesidades de respuesta inmediata, protección de la niñez y recuperación temprana de las familias más afectadas por el fenómeno, residentes en los cinco departamentos donde trabaja PLAN. En la respuesta, se desarrolló un proceso de intervención , poniendo a la niñez como centro de la emergencia, a fin de que sus derechos no fuesen vulnerados. Se desarrollaron acciones para proteger a las niñas y niños de la violencia, maltrato físico y emocional; el abuso y la explotación.
The Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Plan – Phase I is intended to support the Government of Ethiopia with the implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The overall objective of the support is to reduce loss of lives and assets from disasters, and consolidate a culture of prevention and mitigation.
The Humanitarian and Early Recovery Overview (HERO) is an expanded version of the Humanitarian Dashboard developed by the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Needs Assessment Task Force (NATF). Its aim is to provide a concise yet comprehensive overview of humanitarian and early recovery needs, coverage and gaps across clusters/sectors. It allows the Humanitarian Country Teams and other actors to track progress, identify information gaps and maintain a consistent and agreed overview of humanitarian and early recovery situations.