Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.
Importance of environmental migration for Latin America
Latin America, along with the Saharan countries of Africa, is among the regions that are most fragile and vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The most vulnerable countries have been identified as Haiti, Guyana, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. Projected variations in rainfall patterns will bring about changes in the water cycle, such as sudden floods, droughts and the consequent risk of forest fires.
GPS coordinates: 37.054789 - 42.445256
Sub district: Semel
Camp popula1on: 5,662 (BK1) - 5,848 (BK2) (16 Feb 2017)
School-aged children: 3,908
Children with special needs: 133
22.03.2017 – Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured farmers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses.
14.03.2017 – Many Afghans are fleeing to different parts of the country – where they often face limited prospects. But in the north of the country their situation is now starting to improve.
06.03.2017 – 8 March is International Women’s Day. Gender equality is the key to sustainable development – even in crisis regions such as Yemen.
Women’s employment and participation in society play a key role in reducing poverty and permanently ending social and political instability. With support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, around half a million women worldwide entered the workplace between 2010 and 2015 and 15,000 women displaced by crisis and war gained access to vocational training and education.
The Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Program Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes. The programme in Vanuatu (which has been operational for 8 years) was structured in 3 components in 2016: (1) Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptation strategies; (2) Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures; (3) Climate change and education.
08.02.2017 – 3D models have been deployed since 2013 to facilitate the effective implementation of protective measures for rivers and water reservoirs. Drones supply data for this.
Thailand is feeling the impact of climate change – in particular, the agricultural sector has to deal with extreme weather conditions. The disastrous flooding of 2011 was followed by years of drought, which put additional pressure on water resources already compromised by agriculture.
12.01.2017 – Jürgen Koch, GIZ Country Director in Mali, talks about the challenges of working in the field. Many projects are being successfully implemented despite the tense security situation.
Mr Koch, what are the main challenges of working in Mali?
Since early November 2016, 15 young men have been learning to use welding equipment at the Jiner vocational training centre in northern Iraq. Most of the group are Syrians now living in Dohuk province as refugees. Others are Yazidis who fled the Sinjar mountain region to escape the advance of the so-called ‘Islamic State’. The groups have one thing in common: they are now living in camps and, after all they have experienced, they want to live an independent life and earn their own living with prospects for the future.
Protecting migrants from human traffickers and people smugglers.
08.12.2016 – MajiData – a public database for improving water supply and sanitation
28.11.2016 – The Pacific Islands are particularly hard hit by climate change. Smartphone apps are helping people there protect themselves from natural disasters.
Many island states in the Asia-Pacific region are feeling the impacts of climate change particularly strongly. Large numbers of islanders earn their living from agriculture or fishing, and this makes them especially vulnerable to extreme weather events like cyclones, floods or droughts.
11.11.2016 – Whether facing strong rains or heat waves, cities can use various strategies to protect themselves against climate change impacts.
During the period of transition (2001-14), Afghanistan made great progress in terms of development. The 2001 Bonn Conference set in motion a chain of policy frameworks, with the establishment of a more effective civil service being one of the government’s priorities. In December 2014, based on the Kabul and London Conferences on Afghanistan, the Afghan National Unity Government (NUG) released its reform programme known as “Realizing Self-Reliance,” thus marking the beginning of the so-called “decade of transformation” (2014–25).
Vanuatu Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Reported Activities:
FAO: Urban Backyard Gardens, Forestry Seedling & Vegetable Seed Distributions, Integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Agriculture
GIZ: Training on community garden for El Nino resilience, training on backyard gardening and poultry for coping with drought.
Live and Learn: Food security for farmers and schools.
04.10.2016 – In Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, GIZ is helping residents earn some income while also managing waste. It is implementing the project together with Oxfam.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in early 2011, many refugees have fled to Jordan, posing numerous challenges to the desert country – including increasingly in the area of waste management. More people means more waste, and many host communities are being pushed to their limits when it comes to keeping streets and public places clean.
On behalf of the German Government, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is working to improve the prospects of people living Afghanistan. For instance, it is supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in improving the quality of their products and marketing them more effectively. ‘This enables these companies to grow and employ more people,’ says Robert Kressirer, GIZ Country Director in Afghanistan.