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25 May 2018 description

by Eisen Bernardo (CCAFS Southeast Asia)

To provide better solutions, various dimensions of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) preparedness and response in agriculture of five East Asian countries were evaluated.

25 May 2018 description
report European Commission

EU and Indonesia highlight cooperation on Climate Change and Environment

Today (24/5), the Minister for National Development Planning H.E. Bambang Brodjonegoro, the Minister of Environment and Forestry H.E. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and the EU Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Vincent Guérend, jointly launched the EU-Indonesia Blue Book 2018, an annual report on EU-Indonesia development cooperation. The report demonstrates the success stories of development cooperation that the EU and its Member States provide to Indonesia.

25 May 2018 description

In January, ICCO was assigned a new project in Colombia called ‘Rural Peace’ by the European Union. Last month, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok attended the launch of the program. In this series of articles we explain the different elements in the new program ‘Rural Paz’. In this last edition: the participation of local indigenous communities in the governmental Territorial Development Plans.

Towards an equal land distribution

25 May 2018 description
report BenarNews

The Philippine government sought to assure the public Thursday that Marawi residents who were displaced during last year’s siege by pro-Islamic State militants would return to their homes this year amid concerns over slow rebuilding efforts.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque told reporters in Marawi that the government’s top priority is to restore normalcy to the lives of at least 200,000 residents affected by five months of vicious gun battles that left at least 1,200 dead and left much of the once-prosperous Islamic city in ruins.

25 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  3. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

25 May 2018 description


Chers étudiants,

Monsieur le Recteur et chers membres de l’Académie,

Monsieur le Président du Conseil d’État,


Mesdames et Messieurs,

Je vous remercie infiniment de votre accueil chaleureux et des mots tellement sympathiques que je viens d’entendre. C’est pour moi un énorme plaisir d’être de retour ici, à Genève.

And indeed, it is a pleasure to be here with you today, to focus on a subject of great global anxiety: the threat posed by weapons of all kinds.

25 May 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

25th May, 2018 Following Cyclone Gita in February 2018, the damage assessment found that approximately 75 percent of Primary schools, 88 percent of Secondary schools and 56 percent of Tertiary Institutes across Tongatapu and ‘Eua were directly affected. A total of 109 out of 150 schools with an estimated 23, 000 students at all levels of education were affected.

25 May 2018 description

Humanitarian response to the needs of individuals escaping smugglers and traffickers in Bani Walid

In the night of Wednesday to Thursday, 23-24 May 2018, approximately 140 individuals from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia managed to escape captivity from the notorious trafficker Mousa Diab in Bani Walid.

24 May 2018 description

El Coordinador participó en la Reunión Nacional de Protección Civil para la Temporada de Lluvias y Ciclones Tropicales 2018.

Los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Canadá han solicitado apoyo a México para diseñar sus Atlas de Riesgo tras reconocer la experiencia alcanzada por los especialistas mexicanos en materia protección civil, aseguró el Coordinador Nacional de Protección Civil, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa.

24 May 2018 description
report Gisha

Tuesday, May 23, 2018. Last weekend, Egypt announced that Rafah Crossing would remain open for the duration of the month of Ramadan. The crossing has been open for travel to and from Gaza since May 12, with 4,388 exits from Gaza and 527 entries over the course of the first ten days (May 12 to 21). An additional 622 people seeking to exit Gaza were denied passage for various reasons and turned back by the Egyptian crossing authorities.

24 May 2018 description

AIDS’ impact on the labour force costs billions in lost earnings: ILO

An ILO report highlights the toll HIV and AIDS continue to take on the labour force, and its economic and social implications. The ILO calls for urgent efforts to close the treatment gaps, step up testing and prevention measures, and ensure workers can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

24 May 2018 description

'Norway's humanitarian budget has never been bigger than it is now, but the needs created by the world's humanitarian crises are continuing to grow. The Government has therefore proposed increasing the humanitarian budget by NOK 116 million. The additional funds will be channelled primarily to the crises in Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

24 May 2018 description

In early 2016 fighting erupted in Jebel Marra, Darfur, forcing nearly 160,000 people to flee in search of safety. Over 23,000 of them settled around the small village of Sortoni in what became a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs). Years later, despite the difficulties of living in a camp, many are still reluctant to return home.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Lluvias más significativas se presentaron en cuatro distritos del departamento de Loreto

Las lluvias más significativas de las últimas 24 horas se presentaron en la selva norte del país, principalmente en cuatro distritos del departamento de Loreto, siendo Pebas el de mayor acumulado alcanzando 44.7 milímetros de agua, informó el SENAMHI al COEN. Asimismo, los distritos de Las Amazonas, Ramón Castilla e Iquitos acumularon 27.2 mm, 16.8 mm y 11.8 mm, respectivamente.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Lluvias de ligera a moderada intensidad con tormentas eléctricas se espera desde el mediodía en la selva norte

Lluvias de ligera a moderada intensidad en la selva norte se espera desde este mediodía, principalmente en las regiones de Loreto, Amazonas y San Martín. Estas vendrían acompañadas de descargas eléctricas aisladas y se extenderían hasta la medianoche, pronosticó el SENAMHI.

Amazonas: Tránsito restringido en tramo Puente Wawico-Seasmi debido a rehabilitación de vía afectada por lluvias

24 May 2018 description

Un total de $1.623 millones entregó en los municipios de Ibagué y Chaparral. También se entregaron 10 encargos fiduciarios para menores de edad.


La Unidad para las Víctimas entregó indemnización a 219 víctimas del conflicto en Ibagué y Chaparral (Tolima) por un total de $1.623 millones.

En Ibagué fueron 175 las víctimas indemnizadas vía administrativa por un valor de $1.300 millones, mientras que en Chaparral, 44 víctimas que habitan en el sur del departamento recibieron más de $300 millones en esta jornada de reparación integral.

24 May 2018 description

Oruro, 24 may (ABI).- La Secretaria Departamental de Desarrollo Productivo de la Gobernación de Oruro, Lizeth Márquez, informó el jueves que el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) llevó vituallas a 14 municipios de ese departamento, en casi un año de trabajo.

"Gracias al PMA 14 municipios del departamento de Oruro son beneficiados con alimentos complementarios en las diferentes unidades educativas de los municipios", dijo a los periodistas.

24 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Menstruation is stigmatized all over the world.

Menstruation is a normal and healthy part of life for most women. Roughly half of the female population -- around 26 per cent of the global population[i] -- are of reproductive age. Most women menstruate each month for about two to seven days. Yet, as normal as it is, menstruation is stigmatized around the world.