The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 72/133 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2017/14. The period covered by the report is 1 January to 31 December 2017.
EPA takes action against steel mills operating in residential areas
Climate change and wetlands
PDMA issues report on devastation caused by torrential rain in KP
Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths
Arrested 'RAW agent' trained separatists to target Pakistani ports: security official
Pak-Iran task force formed to strengthen security cooperation
Military to be modernised, says Mamnoon
Guardians of public safety: Dolphin Force graduates from police academy
Death toll reaches 79: Downpour, flashfloods wreak havoc in FATA, KP, Azad Kashmir
Delay in Mangla Dam repair causes water and electricity losses
Tharparkar drought claims three more lives
Women and climate change
Karachi operation to continue till elimination of terrorism: DG Rangers
The 'neglected' province: ‘Violence in Balochistan reduced by 90%’
Saudi jails holding 2,393 Pakistanis
Civil-military leadership discuss national security
Capital to become ‘Safe City’ in April
Rain wreaks havoc: seven die in KP, FATA dozens trapped as mine collapses
Humanitarian crisis in thar
Rapid cutting of trees in capital major cause of environmental degradation
It’s raining, it’s pouring: Heavy rains replenish water table, obstruct dengue drive
Met Office says present rain spell to persist till Monday morning while another spell likely to start from Wednesday
Sindh identifies 53 seminaries with ‘militant leanings
Pakistan’s JF-17, elite commandos perform at parade marking end of ‘North Thunder’
Sugar mills violating environment protection law
National climate change policy: Provinces, ministries fail to come up with action plans
City’s canals flooded with organic, solid waste
Saturday hottest February day in Karachi in over two decades
Pakistan, Germany to work jointly on Human Rights And Climate Change: Zahid Hamid
New industrial zone proposed to protect environment
Law and order: Safe Cities Project to be expanded, says Shahbaz
Registration of madrassas under National Action Plan to begin in April
New IFRC Report calls for greater recognition and support for local humanitarian actors
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. However, despite their critical role, they struggle to attract the funding and support they need.
The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
MDG success springboard for new sustainable development agenda: UN report
New York, 6 July 2015—The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
With the conflict in Syria entering its fifth year in 2015, Jordan is hosting 1.4 million Syrians, of whom 646,700 are refugees. Eighty-five per cent of refugees live outside camps in some of the poorest areas of the country, and a significant proportion are classified as extremely vulnerable. Approximately 23.5 per cent of all Syrian refugees are women, and almost 53 per cent are children, 18 per cent of whom are under five years of age.
• 1.9 MILLION IRAQIS OR 5.7% OF THE POPULATION ARE FOOD DEPRIVED, CONSUMING LESS THAN THE AVERAGE DIETARY ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF 2,161 KILOCALORIES PER DAY.
• A FURTHER 4 MILLION IRAQIS OR 14% OF THE POPULATION ARE VULNERABLE TO FOOD INSECURITY
Since 2003, The UN Country Team, in cooperation with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), has supported humanitarian, reconstruction and development programmes, in areas ranging from immediate humanitarian assistance to modernization of state institutions.
Social service delivery, particularly in the areas of health, education, water and sanitation, have been priority areas at local level and in all programmes particular attention has been paid to the situation of women, children and young people.