It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:
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Los fondos se destinarán a abordar situaciones de fragilidad, la cuestión de los refugiados, el cambio climático y otros desafíos apremiantes
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 15 de diciembre de 2016. Una coalición de más de 60 Gobiernos donantes y prestatarios acordaron hoy intensificar la lucha contra la pobreza extrema mediante un compromiso sin precedentes por valor de USD75 000 millones para la Asociación Internacional de Fomento (AIF), el fondo del Banco Mundial dedicado a los países más pobres.
This UN Strategic Framework (UNSF) sets out the agreed priorities for the UN's country-level work in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the five year period 2017-2021. It replaces the previous framework, which covered the period 2011-2016. It has been agreed and co-signed by both the Government and the UN's Country Team, led by the Resident Coordinator. All parties have committed to implementing the provisions of the Strategic Framework in good faith.
Targets fragility, refugees, climate change and other pressing challenges
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, December 15, 2016— A coalition of more than 60 donor and borrower governments agreed today to ratchet up the fight against extreme poverty with a record $75 billion commitment for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries.
Parmi les défis les plus urgents, les financements cibleront notamment les situations de fragilité, les réfugiés et le changement climatique
YOGYAKARTA (IndonÉsie), 15 décembre 2016 — Une soixantaine de pays donateurs et bénéficiaires sont convenus aujourd’hui d’intensifier la lutte contre l’extrême pauvreté, avec un engagement record de contributions de 75 milliards de dollars au profit de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA), le fonds de la Banque mondiale pour les pays les plus pauvres.
As we at Lutheran World Relief anticipate the tremendous humanitarian challenges we might face in the coming year, a quote from Desmond Tutu comes to mind: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”
El Niño conditions persisting during the 2015/16 planting season have caused the worst drought in 35 years in Southern Africa, resulting in a second consecutive failed harvest. This has created severe food shortages and compounded existing vulnerabilities. Since July 2016, Namibia and Botswana have declared national drought emergencies, in addition to the declarations made earlier by Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Madagascar issued a letter of solidarity with the SADC Appeal, and Mozambique has maintained a red alert in affected areas.
Joint media release
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
6 December 2016
From 6th to 8th December we will travel to Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu, accompanied by Labor Senators and portfolio counterparts, the Hon Penny Wong and Claire Moore to emphasise Australia's bipartisan commitment to stability and economic growth in the Pacific.
Key messages of the review
The UK Government will intensify its efforts to end extreme poverty and promote development. This is the right thing to do. It is in our national interest. And it is a crucial part of our expanded role on the world stage as we leave the EU.
The world is changing. Our approach to development needs to change with it. We will drive reform of the entire global development system to further improve its effectiveness.
198,889 Personnes Déplacées Internes.
36,068 ** Retournés.
86,212 Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.
59,469 Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao.
7,112 Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2016.
** Il s’agit des déplacés internes retournés.
* Ce chiffre comprend 14,871 réfugiés identifiés hors camp à l’issue de l’exercice de profilage.
Geneva, 18 November 2016
60 million people are facing a food crisis but the public has not heard about it. This is roughly the same as the number of refugees in the world, and is also a global phenomenon. But the crisis has not made the headlines because it was a slow, creeping disaster.
The 2015/16 ‘super El Niño’, combined with climate change, brought severe droughts and flooding to people in the Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. 31.1m people are currently food insecure in the Horn of Africa.
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Par Leslie Péan*
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A natural disaster is 30 times more likely to occur in the Pacific Islands than in the U.S. The pressing issues include the region’s vulnerability to disasters and the impacts of climate change. Even small disasters can overwhelm small-island economies like the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Many communities in FSM are being displaced due to rising sea levels. The Pacific is also dealing poverty issues, urbanization and population growth.
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.
210 agencies participated in the September 2016 3W, providing information on their activities in 22 sectors and 154 sub-sectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. Currently the 3W reporting is quite comprehensive for projects of INGO, UN and Red Cross agencies, but there is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.
This is the second Educate A Child (EAC) Occasional Paper. The purpose of our occasional papers series is to recognize and bring topics pertinent to out of school children (OOSC) to the fore for discussion and further elaboration.
As of 27 October 2016
175,139 Total Burundian population of concern
172,701 Total Burundian population post influx
63,578 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
60,293 Total population in Nduta Camp
50,732 Total population in Mtendeli Camp 536 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 17 September 2016 till 25 October 2016. This is the final situation report for this drought and salt water intrusion emergency.
By October, more than 54.4% or US$ 26.4 million of the emergency requirement has been funded, primarily for WASH support.
With relief operations still on-going but gradually decreasing, recovery efforts are being intensified.