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17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

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.

18 Oct 2017 description

Usulután, 18 de octubre de 2017 – El Secretario Presidencial para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director de Proteccion Civil, Jorge Meléndez; la Directora de atención Ciudadana e Institucional de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente (MARN), Sonia Baires; el Agregado en Asuntos de Cooperación de la Delegación de la Unión Europea (UE), el Sr.

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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Aperçu général

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

26 Feb 2016 description

Tendai Marima

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested, Alan Siyampondo shovels soil onto a smoking kiln stuffed with burning teak wood to produce a batch of charcoal in the heart of Dambwa Forest Reserve outside Livingstone.

Read the full article on the [Thomson Reuters Foundation]](http://news.trust.org/item/20160225112928-17dzw)

17 Dec 2015 description

Background and purpose

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has as its Strategic Objective 5 to “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. In support of its national counterparts, FAO aims to address the current and future needs of vulnerable people affected by the 2015‒2016 El Niño event.

19 Sep 2014 description
report Oxfam
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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

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.

16 Aug 2012 description
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ocha humanitarian icons in editable vector format
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ocha country icons in editable vector format
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ocha humanitarian icons posters
Download the country icons in MS Word
Download the humanitarian icons in MS Word

Humanitarian and Country Icons 2018 are available here

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