For Pacific island nations and her people, the evolving climatic realities now heavily influenced by a much warmer planet than we found it, is a stark reminder that at the end of the day, the human race shares one earth.
Situation in Numbers
children affected out of
(NDMA, Sept 2016)
UNICEF Appeal 2016*
$2,146,400. The Gambia’s is a part of the 2016 Sahel Chapter.
Flood Response needs $275,000.
Allocation for 2016 was $343,174.29 in total, of which a balance of $149,000 remains.
General Assembly Plenary Seventy-first Session, 8th and 9th meetings (AM, PM & Night)
Description of the disaster
- While generous donor support has assisted humanitarian responders to reach millions of drought-affected people, significant funding shortages continue to impede the response. Only half of the funds for emergency food and agriculture assistance has been raised, while many other sectoral responses remain largely unfunded, including education (12 per cent funded); protection (18 per cent); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) (18 per cent); and early recovery (26 per cent).
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 30 July to 16 September 2016. The next report will be issued as new information becomes available.
Recently, rains have also started in South-Central Viet Nam, but overall rainfall remains below annual averages in all three affected regions.
The most recent Government La Niña forecast is at 50-60% likelihood, starting from autumn, with low to moderate intensity.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.
“If you want to action great ideas, you need to apply the strength of a Himalayan mountain.” - Bhutanese Proverb
A Change in Environment
This report draws on some recent operational experiences of the ICRC to describe the theory and practice of the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian assistance in protracted conflict. The ICRC spends about two thirds of its budget on protracted conflicts. The average length of time the ICRC has been present in the countries hosting its ten largest operations is more than 36 years. Protracted conflicts are a major source of human suffering and a cause of protracted displacement, migration and development reversals.
In the aftermath of the 2015 to 2016 El Niño-induced drought, 120,000 people remain severely affected in Lautém, Viqueue, Baucau and Covalima municipalities and Oe-Cusse Special Economic Zone.
Food, water and sanitation, health, nutrition, livelihood and education support are priority needs.
Pacific island countries are working hard to address the escalating realities of climate change, including the impact on land, livelihoods, and on the food and water security of their most vulnerable communities. The need for accessible, predictable, adequate and appropriate financial support to meet the climate crisis is urgent and growing.
In the wake of El Niño
We are living in the most unusually warm period in history and this is taking a huge toll on the world’s most vulnerable. 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 looks set to be even hotter.
As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina1 , the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.
Heavy rainfall floods streets in Rawalpindi
Provinces asked to follow National Climate Change policy
Preventive measures against Congo virus advised: Experts
Pakistan to become water scarce in 4 years
Supreme Court rejects review appeals of 16 terror convicts set to hang
Pakistan’s Counter- Terrorism Policy
CPEC confronts terrorism
US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together against terrorism
Advancing Africa’s sustainable development agenda
TICAD partnership for prosperity
1.1 We, the Heads of State and Government and delegations of Japan and 54 African countries together with the representatives of 52 other partner countries, 74 international and regional organizations, representatives of the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) from both Japan and Africa met in Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 August 2016, for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).
Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped
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DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.
UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities
CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive
NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters
India funding terrorists in Balochistan
Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism
NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism
Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks