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10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Key Findings at a Glance

22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.

22 Feb 2017 description
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De nombreux défis menacent l’avenir de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, selon le rapport

L’objectif visant à éradiquer la faim d’ici à 2030 ne pourra être atteint sans de nouveaux efforts

13 Jul 2016 description

Risk rises as women and girls turn to sex to survive and hungry patients miss treatment, UNICEF says

By Magdalena Mis

ROME, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations childrens' agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

03 Dec 2015 description

WONOGIRI, Indonesia, 3 December 2015 –Thirty-five cities and districts in one of the world’s most disaster-exposed countries, Indonesia, have come together to declare their commitment to reduce disaster risk following months of devastating forest fires which have released huge quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

As global leaders meet in Paris for the COP21 climate change summit, the enterprising Governor of Central Java, Mr. Ganjar Pranowo, organized a mass signing-up to UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

21 May 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On the occasion of National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims, HC calls for all actors in conflict to redouble their efforts to end years of violence.

  • UARIV: Our greatest challenge has been to attend victims in the midst of a continuing armed conflict.

  • ICRC: Violence caused by the so-called criminal bands has a humanitarian impact comparable to the ongoing conflict.

31 Dec 2012 description
report Government of India

Understanding Eco-DRR: Introduction to the Book

Anil K. Gupta and Sreeja S. Nair

16 Aug 2012 description
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OCHA adds 500 free humanitarian symbols to communications tools and services

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present emergency and crisis-related information quickly and simply.

13 Feb 2012 description

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues

Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

12th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

Nairobi, 13 February 2012 ? Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

14 Dec 2011 description

1 Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

14 Dec 2011 description

1 Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

10 May 2011 description

Johannes F. Linn, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development

The Brookings Institution