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28 Jan 2016 description

WHO-WMO Brief on Health and ENSO

The joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Climate and Health Office has issued a briefing paper about health and the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) as part of a wider WHO effort to review the current health risks and responses of the El Nino event in high risk countries.

12 Jan 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • 13 millones de personas han sido afectadas por desastres a lo largo de 2015.

  • Un estudio de ACNUR identifica a la violencia y la falta de protección por parte de las autoridades como causa de la huida de muchas mujeres desde El Salvador, Guatemala,
    Honduras y México.

  • El Niño durante 2015 ha sido considerado entre los más fuertes desde 1950 y varios países e instituciones regionales han implementado medidas para enfrentar sus efectos negativos.

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 million people were affected by disasters during 2015.

  • A study conducted by UNHCR points to violence and lack of protection by the authorities as reasons of why women are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

  • El Niño in 2015 has been considered among the strongest since 1950 and several countries and regional institutions implement measures to address its negative effects.

05 Jan 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS

Environment policy: Climate issues saw mix of highs and lows

Earthquake jolts Islamabad, parts of K-P

The immorality of an earthquake

Call to create awareness on disaster risk reduction

Raising concerns: Rawalpindi hospitals still receiving dengue patients

Protecting environment: Senate panel suggests ban on plastic bags, bottle

High-level meeting: Police officials directed to check sensitive places

2016 will be year of elimination of terrorism: Gen. Raheel

31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By , Jessika Bohr

The momentum generated in the last days, weeks and months around the importance of tackling climate change should now be put to use to serve the most vulnerable children – those who bear the brunt of climate change today. This is very evident in the East Asia and Pacific region, the world’s most disaster prone region.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

Frightening tremors: Midnight quake jolts city, wakes up people

Disaster Management: Private sector’s help sought in building resilience

Solid waste management: key to avoid dengue fever outbreak in future

PM directs provinces to ensure safe environment for children

‘Environmental issues holds back actualization of South Asia’s growth Potential’

Health Deptt plans strategy to avoid dengue fever outbreak next year

22 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

Donors’ help sought in rehabilitation of Chitralis

Environment mainly to blame for cancer

Experts urge importance of mental health in disaster situations

Coastal areas prone to climate change implications

Hospitals waste damaging environment: Expert

Solar-powered tubewells revive farming in drought hit Soan valley

CTD to target 'women's wing' of Islamic Stateinspired group in Karachi

Say no to guns: ‘Elite class’ blamed for widespread arms culture

17 Dec 2015 description

In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.

15 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights:

KP CM pledges to rehabilitate infrastructure of quake, flood-hit areas

Is a discussion on climate change even relevant to a third world country like Pakistan?

Floods and earthquake damages stands at $40m in KPK: PDMA

Awareness drive on clean environment

Volunteers to be inducted for disaster management in Mansehra

Climate change threatens food security globally

Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan, Tajikistan and India

Over 500 suspects arrested in KP police operations

08 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights:

Timely assistance: Solar plants provided to Chitral hospitals

NDMA provides 1,875 tents to earthquake victims

Pakistan most vulnerable country for disasters of climate change

Call for women protection in disasters

Motorists advised to be extra careful during foggy weather

Dealing with disaster: Exhibition focuses on damage limitation

Dengue becomes all season disease in Karachi, 121 more cases surface in a week

Sipah tribe agrees to hand over wanted militants

01 Dec 2015 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.

01 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems
  • Pakistan adopting environment-friendly policies to overcome climate degradation: PM
  • Minister to raise Pakistan case at climate conference
  • What Pakistan needs to do to improve its disaster management
  • This air we breathe
  • Climate change causing surge in migration: experts
  • Earthquake: heirs of 223 dead, 472 injured of KP compensated: NDMA
  • Environment: SC dissatisfied with efforts of provinces
  • Agencies warn of Da’ishinspired attacks in Punjab
  • Nawaz offers France antiterror expertise
25 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Plus d’un demi-milliard d’enfants vivent dans des zones où la fréquence des inondations est extrêmement élevée : 160 millions vivent dans des zones sujettes à de graves sécheresses

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Más de 500 millones de niños viven en zonas donde la probabilidad de que ocurran de inundaciones es sumamente alta, 160 millones viven en zonas donde las sequías son extremadamente graves

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF

More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 24 November 2015 – More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known as COP21.

20 Nov 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.

11 Nov 2015 description

Project snapshot :

Country : Cameroon
Sector : Water and sanitation
AfDB and related financing: ADF grant USD 36.4 million (Phase I); ADF loan USD 30 million
GEF grant of USD 4 million (Phase II)

Outputs:

  • construction of a 3.5 kilometre canal on the Mfoundi river bed (Phase 1)

  • construction of a 6-km long drainage canal along the Mfoundi river's main bed, two towpaths and crossings, four 8-km long drainage canals along the tributaries (Phase 2 expected output)

11 Nov 2015 description

Aperçu du projet :

Pays : Cameroun
Secteur : Eau et assainissement
Financements BAD et associés : Don du FAD de 36,4 millions de dollars EU (Phase I) ; prêt du FAD de 30 millions de dollars EU
Don FEM de 4 millions de dollars EU (Phase II)

Réalisations :

  • construction d'un canal de 3,5 km sur le lit de la rivière Mfoundi (Phase 1)