In an open letter sent today, NRC, Oxfam, Save the Children, Action Contre La Faim and seven other agencies urge the UN Security Council to press parties in the Yemen conflict to implement an immediate ceasefire and kick-start the peace process.
Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday 14 June in Geneva.
According to 13 international humanitarian organisations, what Yemen urgently needs is a permanent ceasefire, an end to the Saudi-led commercial blockade, an end to arms transfers to those responsible for breaches of International Humanitarian Law, and a sizeable increase in humanitarian and longer term development funding.
After more than a month of heavy fighting in Yemen, a group of 22 major aid agencies in Yemen have warned today their life-saving assistance risk coming to an abrupt end within a week unless land, sea and air routes are opened immediately for the importation of fuel.
What is the overall situation in the Horn of Africa?
The crisis has been caused by a persistent drought which has resulted in poor availability of food. The situation has also been compounded by conflict. This in turn is now causing large numbers of people to go without adequate food, with vulnerable groups such as children and elderly people particularly at risk of acute malnutrition.
How is Somaliland affected by the food security crisis?
It has been nearly a year since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and devastating the nation's capital.
As Haiti commemorates the dead, international attention is focused on the slow pace of reconstruction, with an estimated 1.3 million still forced to live in tents nearly a year after the disaster.
The chief obstacle preventing more homes being built is the immense difficulty in proving land ownership, explains a report jointly commissioned by Christian Aid, Progressio, Tearfund and CAFOD.
"Most people were living in …
New Report: One year after earthquake Haitians must play greater role in recovery
15 December 2010
Ordinary Haitians are calling for a greater role in the rebuilding of their country in order achieve a successful and sustainable recovery from January's devastating earthquake, says a Progressio report released this week.
Since the earthquake, which killed some 230,000 people and left much of the country in ruins, civil society organisations, ranging from human rights and environmental to faith-based and humanitarian groups have expressed deep frustration at the …
The former Prime Minister of Haiti has called for Haiti to seize the opportunity to implement positive changes in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake that hit the country in January 2010.
Speaking to nearly 200 people at Progressio's annual lecture in London on 11 October 2010, Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis said that a plan is needed - and fast - to ensure ordinary people know what is likely to happen to them in the medium and long term.
Ten months on from the earthquake, Ms Pierre-Louis spoke of the frustration felt by many Haitians, particularly those who remain without …
Following last week's devasating earthquake which rocked Haiti, Progressio staff in the region are working flat out to assist the relief effort and help local partner organisations mobilise assistance to millions of Haitians.
From their base in neighbouring Domincan Republic, Progressio development workers are now jointly coordinating a team of local NGOs and organisations.
The parliament of Timor-Leste (East Timor) has resolved to set up and fund a special institution to implement the recommendations of two major reports on the country's troubled past.
"This is a significant step towards providing justice for the victims of past human rights violations - and is a victory for campaigners who argue that the country cannot move on without healing the wounds of the past," said Tibor van Staveren, country representative for Progressio's Timor-Leste programme.
On 14 December 2009, the Timor-Leste parliament passed a resolution outlining a …
This report explores potential new models which might both address climate change and be resilient to it, featuring several case studies from Progressio.
In this report, Progressio warns that decades of neglect by governments of small scale farmers who feed 2 billion people worldwide - a third of humanity - have stretched poor farming communities to breaking point, requiring urgent action.
Long-term development in East Timor - which celebrates the tenth anniversary of its vote for independence on Sunday 30 August - will be "seriously hindered" if justice for past crimes remains undelivered, Progressio warns.
Despite a decade of self-rule, East Timor is still the poorest country in the region and one of the least developed nations in the world.
The world's most critical environmental and social problems will only be solved by 'a new vision of development', declared Progressio's Head of Advocacy Joanne Green at a summit meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York yesterday.
Addressing heads of government and NGO representatives from around the world and speaking alongside the UK's Director of Policy and Research in the Department for International Development, Andrew Steer, Joanne stated that the current world food crisis and spiralling environmental degradation are …
Progressio congratulates the people of Timor-Leste on peaceful parliamentary elections that point to a new coalition government after the former governing party Fretilin (Revolutionary Front for an Independent Timor-Leste) saw its majority reduced from 57 per cent in 2001 to 29 per cent.