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11 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION

Amidst political tensions, an estimated 10.3 million people across DPRK continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services. Recurrent natural hazards – particularly extended droughts punctuated by near-annual floods – exacerbate and create new humanitarian needs. As a result, people have crucial and unmet food, nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene needs

Chronic food insecurity

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

19 Mar 2018 description
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The rainy season is expected to have a serious impact on life-saving services and ongoing humanitarian aid in Cox’s Bazar. The pre-monsoon and monsoon will cause access constraints to sites in both Ukhia and Teknaf, as mud roads become impassable, footpaths slippery and earthen stairs and slopes become dangerous and potentially collapse. Shelters and facilities will be damaged and flooded. The overall impact is likely to be an increase in needs for the 671,000 refugees and a more challenging response environment.

26 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview  

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery.  

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

06 Nov 2016 description

Executive Summary

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.

14 Sep 2016 description

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.

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

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

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

04 Jun 2014 description

UN hands over the expert report to Government of Serbia

Belgrade, 4 June 2014.- The United Nations team of experts says that a massive reconstruction, recovery and clean-up effort is needed in response to the unprecedented floods that hit Serbia in mid-May.

In a report delivered to the Government of Serbia today, the experts warn of health risks from stagnant water, potential risk to the environment and damage to agriculture.

21 May 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On the occasion of National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims, HC calls for all actors in conflict to redouble their efforts to end years of violence.

  • UARIV: Our greatest challenge has been to attend victims in the midst of a continuing armed conflict.

  • ICRC: Violence caused by the so-called criminal bands has a humanitarian impact comparable to the ongoing conflict.

23 Apr 2014 description

Snapshot 16–23 April

Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.