10e anniversaire de l’incident ‘Probo Koala’ - Vendredi 19 août 2016
GENÈVE (16 août 2016) – A propos du 10e anniversaire du déversement illégal de déchets toxiques en Côte d’Ivoire, un groupe d’experts des Nations Unies* exhorte le gouvernement ivoirien, l’ensemble des Etats responsables et de la communauté internationale à saisir cette occasion pour aborder les répercussions constantes des droits de l’incident.
10th anniversary of the ‘Probo Koala incident’ - Friday 19 August 2016
GENEVA (17 August 2016) – Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts* urge the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to take this opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.
PDMA demands 15,000 tents
Green Line Bus Rapid Transit ,a green disaster in the making
Pakistan glaciers threatened by climate change, ice-selling
German Government contributes Euro 1 million to WFP towards resilience and food security in Pakistan
Combating climate change: Saarc members told to enhance cooperation
Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism
Eugenia E. Lee
Yuanting A. Zha
Thomas A. Groen
Frederick M. Burkle Jr.
Adam L. Kushner
Background: Climate extremes will increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters worldwide. Climate-related natural disasters were anticipated to affect 375 million people in 2015, more than 50% greater than the yearly average in the previous decade. To inform surgical assistance preparedness, we estimated the number of surgical procedures needed.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung and Virginie Le Masson
This case study is one of four commissioned by BRACED to assess the links between resilience and gender in partners’ projects. It documents approaches used to promote gender equality within the BRACED Myanmar Alliance, as well as the latent challenges and opportunities in this process.
The Foreign Minister Hon. Rt Inoke Kubuabola has reaffirmed his Ministry's support to work closely with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following talks today with their Pacific office representative.
Minister Kubuabola met today with the new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific sub-regional office director and representative Mr Bruce Campbell.
Groups such as environmental or health NGOs must disclose details on members, leaders and donations, say draft rules from Ministry of Civil Affairs
BEIJING, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicise specific information like funding and membership or face being banned.
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Congo Hemorrhagic Fever claims two lives in 10 days
Shahbaz wants coordination between government depts to cope with floods
Pakistan climate authority being set up to tackle challenges
22 killed as rain, flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan’s KP and Punjab province
UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures
We will make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion: PM
Terrorists, facilitators are on the run: COAS
This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 12 to 29 July 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.
Since January 2016, intense drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected more than 2 million people in 18 provinces. Although drought conditions are over in the Mekong Delta and the Central Highlands, it is still on-going in South-Central Viet Nam, until September.
The 2015-16 El Niño event has resulted in the worst drought in much of southern Africa in 35 years. is has had a catastrophic e ect on the food security of millions of people across the region. Beyond a food security crisis, the region has wider humanitarian needs that result from water scarcity, including impacts on access to water and sanitation, education, health services and livelihoods.
On Saturday February 20, 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, struck Fiji.
TC Winston was the first Category 5 cyclone to directly impact Fiji and the most intense cyclone on record to affect the country.1 Fiji’s Eastern Division was the first to be struck, with Koro, Ovalau and Taveuni Islands sustaining severe damage.
NEW DELHI, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) - Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two cows at cut-rate prices.
- All rivers in KP in low floods: PDMA report
- First monsoon spell floods roads, causes accidents in Capital
- Need for more dams: Water storage capacity drops 35%
- Flood contingency plan prepared for Islamabad
- Directions issued for making anti-dengue campaign a success
- Pakistan will assist Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, says PM
- Pakistan gives shut-up call to India on Kashmir
- Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast: CTD still clueless about mastermind, facilitators
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 979,346 (increased from CHF 833,945) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 27,000 people (5,400 households) for 12 months, with a focus on livelihoods including nutrition and food security, and community preparedness and risk reduction. The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries, an increase in activities, and a refocused geographic scope (from 20 to 17 provinces).
European Commission - Press release
EU publishes key results of its international cooperation and development activities
Brussels, 22 July 2016
The first report based on the new "EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework" provides a selection of results achieved in about 100 partner countries across the globe with the support of EU-funded projects and programmes.
This inaugural report on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a first accounting of where the world stands at the start of our collective journey to 2030. The report analyses selected indicators from the global indicator frame- work for which data are available as examples to highlight some critical gaps and challenges. The list of SDG indicators agreed upon by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016 will be subject to refinements and improvements as methods and data availability improve.
At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.
In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.
Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.