AT A GLANCE
Country Morocco Risks Climate change exacerbating extreme weather events Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change
In an effort to mitigate impacts from natural hazards, the government of Morocco has moved forward with an integrated approach to disaster risk management.
$800 MILLION IN ANNUAL LOSSES
AT A GLANCE
Region East Asia and Pacific
Risks Reversal of development gains post-disaster; long term economic and fiscal impacts
Area of Engagement Deepening financial protection
Following a successful pilot program, Pacific Island Countries established a sovereign catastrophe risk insurance company for the region, increasing resilience and access to short-term funds needed to respond to disasters.
HIGH VULNERABILITY, LIMITED BUDGETS
Garima Bhalla, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled rapid response fund that initiates disbursement of humanitarian finance within 72 hours. It is collectively owned and managed by the Start Network members, a group of 42 national and international aid agencies from five continents. The fund was officially launched on 1st April 2014 and has an annual disbursement of approximately £11 million (GBP).
by Zach Vertin
In 2013, the world’s newest nation—the Republic of South Sudan—descended into civil war. External actors moved quickly to convene peace talks under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), leading to a comprehensive peace deal in August 2015. But the agreement unraveled just a year later, before it could be implemented, and the war metastasized.
Being recognized as Central African and taking part in a new social contract based on inclusion were ultimately the two most prominent demands expressed by Muslim and Peuhl refugees. Only in a Central African state renewed from its very foundation can justice for past violations have an impact and truly improve lives.
This article highlights the process and lessons learned from the Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Resilient Road Strategy of the Samoan road network, and outlines a replicable approach for small island nations with acute capacity challenges that seek to balance analytical rigour with the need for practicality.
• Food Cluster: 8.5 million emergency beneficiaries and 4.5 m ex-public work clients received emergency food commodities.
During the last quarter of 2017, IDPs were also targeted for emergency food distribution. There were delays in food distribution especially in Somali region. One round was dropped and two rounds were carried over to the first quarter of 2018. As a result, out of nine only six rounds of food distribution were completed within 2017.
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.
El presente Informe final de la Evaluación , en adelante “el Informe”, contiene los resultados de la evaluación de la Estrategia de Acción Humanitaria de la Cooperación Española, en adelante “la Estrategia” y “la Evaluación”, publicada en el año 2007, que fue encomendada a NODUS Consultores S.L., por la FIIAPP en gestión conjunta con la División de Evaluación y Gestión del Conocimiento de la Dirección General de Políticas de Desarrollo Sostenible del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación (MAEC).
TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity:
Against the continued backdrop of high levels of violence and systemic violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), no amount of humanitarian assistance and protection services can offset the lack of a political solution.
Red Cross Red Crescent best practice in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent, prepare for and respond to epidemics in West Africa
Preparing for and preventing epidemics
Preventing outbreaks of disease is a key priority for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Stopping an outbreak before it spreads out of control saves lives, protects livelihoods and supports long term development.
Documenting best practices and lessons learned in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent epidemics in West Africa
West Africa / 2017
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.
As part of an ongoing effort to promote disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Pacific countries, this policy brief identifies priority actions for disaster readiness, response and recovery. It has been prepared through a collaborative approach and should be a key reference in the future, promoting coordination across all levels and stages of the humanitarian cycle in the Region.
Promoting inclusion in Pacific humanitarian action
This research brief provides a summary of the impacts on household resiliency generated over three years by Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme. Results show that beneficiary households increase overall measures of resilience, and have increased ability to positively cope with shocks.
THE SOCIAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME