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19 Nov 2018 description
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Children Often Suffer the Most from Disasters

Berlin, November 19, 2018 – Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones. That’s one of the key findings of the WorldRiskReport 2018 with a focus on “Child Protection and Children’s Rights.” The report was released today, one day before Universal Children’s Day, by Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum.

16 Nov 2018 description

Malawi celebrates UN Day with recognition of local champions for SDGs

The United Nations in Malawi on 24th October 2018 presented the stories of ordinary Malawians with extraordinary courage, talent and drive to make a difference in their communities and show the way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malawi. This was part of United Nations Day celebrations in Lilongwe.

16 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

People affected by crisis make decisions every day about how to use their capacities and the resources available to them to best meet their needs. However, when it comes to the aid provided by the formal humanitarian sector, crisis-affected people continue to report having extremely limited ability to influence the aid decisions that affect them. After decades of talk and commitments to put people at the center of aid, we, as a sector, continue to fall short.

The purpose

14 Nov 2018 description

13 NOVEMBER 2018

One of the world’s most environmentally degraded areas, the Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes, speakers told a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission today.

12 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19338 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address to the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris today:

Ten years ago, in 2008, Lazare Ponticelli, the last known French veteran of the Great War, died at the age of 110. Every year on 11 November, Mr. Ponticelli, an Italian immigrant, honoured the promise he had made to his comrades who had died too young on the battlefield. He used to visit his local war memorial to remember them.

01 Nov 2018 description

AIDMI's publication of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "Rising Risk of Heat Waves in Asia" It highlights not only the incidences and impacts of heat waves in Asia but also all the scientific and governance innovations designed to mitigate their damage. While instances of heat waves are on the rise across the world, Asia in particular seems to be reeling under an intense heat wave.

01 Nov 2018 description
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Discover the latest peacebuilding activities implemented by UNDP all over Lebanon in the 21st issue of the UNDP “Peace building in lebanon” project’s newsletter.

31 Oct 2018 description

Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., 30 October 2018

As delivered

Thank you, Maureen.

I do feel honoured to be here at SAIS today. Thank you for inviting me.

I admire your commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in international affairs.

We live in a world where pretty much everyone can see pretty much everything almost everywhere, pretty much all the time. Everything and everyone is inter-connected.

30 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

septembre 17, 2018 dans Santé, UNICEF, Water and Sanitation documents par Jean Panel Fanfan

24 Oct 2018 description

Krystyna Swiderska, Caroline King-Okumu and Md Monirul Islam

Purpose and objectives of the handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide a tool to guide the planning and implementation of ecosystembased adaptation (EbA) in developing countries to help address the growing impacts of climate change.

24 Oct 2018 description

An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region – and bear the negative effects of climate change disproportionately. Women-led initiatives for food security and development planning show promise – and the research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives.

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

432.7 mt of food assistance distributed US$0.4 m cash-based transfers made
US$29.9 m six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
263,251 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

20 Oct 2018 description

« Les enfants auront de l'eau à boire, les agriculteurs pourront cultiver avec succès et nourrir leur famille, et nous pourrons adapter notre économie et notre société aux risques de catastrophes posés par le changement climatique », a déclaré le Ministre Moustadroine Abdou au sujet de l'approbation par le Conseil d’Administration du Fonds Vert pour le Climat d’un projet novateur soutenu par le PNUD

19 Oct 2018 description

‘Children will have water to drink, farmers can grow successful crops and feed their families, and we can adapt our economy and our society to the catastrophic risks brought on by climate change’ says Minister Abdou on GCF board approval for groundbreaking UNDP-supported project

17 Oct 2018 description

"The flood took everything away from us by destroying our house. We are in this situation because of the flood," says one girl

By Otto Simonsson

DHAKA, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four years ago, when her family's home in central Bangladesh was washed away by floods, Pakhi and her family migrated to Dhaka to look for work.

But with many families arriving in an already overcrowded city, with jobs hard to find, and with the family struggling to eat, the teenager eventually took one of the few jobs available.

10 Oct 2018 description


Since it emerged from over two decades of war 17 years ago, Afghanistan has made steady progress across almost all economic and social sectors: girls are going to school again, all ethnic groups are being given equal rights, and power grids are up and running in much of the country. Unfortunately, many of these development gains have also been quickly lost due to continuing civil unrest, which is destroying infrastructure and preventing both national and international development staff from doing much-needed work in many parts of the country.

05 Oct 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Aspectos humanitarios DESTACADOS

El 2017 marcó el año de transición entre el viejo Mecanismo Humanitario de Respuesta de ACT y el Mecanismo Humanitario Revisado.
El Mecanismo Humanitario Revisado tiene como objetivo posibilitar una respuesta más efectiva en toda la Alianza en momentos de crisis. Las revisiones incluyen:

  • Reemplazar los “llamamientos preliminares” por “notas conceptuales”.

  • Un empuje a la programación conjunta de llamamientos entre los Foros de ACT.