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01 May 2017 description

Global defences against universal transboundary threats to health, like climate change, air pollution and antimicrobial resistance, depend on WHO’s role as a guardian of public health. This role involves tracking rapidly evolving threats, quantifying the harm to health, and sounding the alarm. WHO also works to raise political awareness and extend advice on the best protective strategies for safeguarding public health. In these – as in many other areas – protective strategies require collaboration with multiple non-health sectors.

16 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Ces financements permettront d’accroître les investissements et d’atténuer les risques auxquels est confronté le secteur privé, afin d’accélérer la croissance et le développement du continent.

07 Apr 2017 description

Rising temperatures, floods and droughts can cause major epidemics in areas not usually affected by malaria

By Alex Whiting

LONDON, April 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health agencies in Africa need to start consulting seasonal weather forecasts to help prepare for malaria epidemics and ensure outbreaks are spotted early and curbed before they become severe, a malaria expert said.

02 Apr 2017 description
report InterAction

Foreign Aid: Sustaining U.S. Investments Overseas

31 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12773

SECURITY COUNCIL
7911TH MEETING (PM)

Egypt Calls for Full Participation in Negotiations as Russian Federation Says Text Wrongly Defines Situation as ‘Conflict’

The Security Council adopted its first resolution addressing Boko Haram’s presence in the Lake Chad Basin today, expressing concern about the protection needs of civilians affected by terrorism, including those resulting from sexual exploitation and abuse, extra-judicial killings and torture.

30 Mar 2017 description

Executive Summary

Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.

29 Mar 2017 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) latest data shows that 438,000 people in Somalia have been displaced since November, by the worst drought the country has experienced in 20 years.

“Over 3,000 people a day are being forced to abandon their homes in search of water and food. This is the highest displacement we’ve witnessed since the 2011 famine, and it’s spiralling higher each day,” said NRC’s Country Director in Somalia, Victor Moses. “The indicators are lining up dangerously with what we saw in the lead up to the 2011 famine.”

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los niños más pobres serán los más afectados a medida que el cambio climático empeora la crisis actual del agua

Hay fotos y vídeos disponibles para su descarga aquí.

Nueva York, 22 de marzo de 2017 - Alrededor de 600 millones de niños –o 1 de cada 4 niños en todo el mundo– vivirán en 2040 en zonas con recursos extremadamente limitados de agua, según un informe de UNICEF publicado en el Día Mundial del Agua.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

22 mars 2017 – Près de 600 millions d'enfants – soit un enfant sur quatre à l'échelle mondiale – vivront, d'ici à 2040, dans des zones où les ressources en eau seront extrêmement limitées, d'après un rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié mercredi à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'eau ((22 mars).

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Executive Summary

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 – UNICEF

Poorest children will be most affected as climate change worsens an ongoing water crisis

Photos and video are available for download here: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDMEO9

20 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

Funds will scale up investments and de-risk private sector participation for accelerated growth and development

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.

10 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

SOMMAIRE

EDITORIAL

• Joyeux Noël et Bonne année 2017 sur fonds du travail réalisé par la Caritas CongoAsbl pour combattre le paludisme

Actualités

• Mgr Dieudonné URINGI, le nouveau Président de la Commission Episcopale CaritasDéveloppement :Caritas CongoAsbl pour un travail de notre foi et ses fruits

• République Démocratique Congo-Kinshasa : Le calendrier électoral se fait toujours attendre Dossier

• Caritas CongoAsbl activement engagée dans la lutte contre le paludisme

09 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
7894TH MEETING (AM)

SC/12744

Members Hear Deputy Secretary-General’s First Address in Her New Capacity

Briefing on the heels of the Security Council’s recent visit to Africa’s Lake Chad Basin — beset by development challenges, looming famine and the brutal tactics of Boko Haram — the mission’s co-Chairs emphasized today the need for an enhanced and holistic response to the subregion’s largely neglected crisis.

06 Mar 2017 description

6 DE MARZO DE 2017 | GINEBRA - De acuerdo con dos nuevos informes de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), más de una cuarta parte de las defunciones de niños menores de cinco años son consecuencia de la contaminación ambiental. 

Cada año, las condiciones insalubres del entorno, tales como la contaminación del aire en espacios cerrados y en el exterior, la exposición al humo de tabaco ajeno, la insalubridad del agua, la falta de saneamiento y la higiene inadecuada, causan la muerte de 1,7 millones de niños menores de cinco años.

06 Mar 2017 description

The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

6 March 2017 | Geneva – More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

06 Mar 2017 description

6 mars 2017 |Genève – Selon deux nouveaux rapports de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), plus d’un quart des décès d’enfants de moins de cinq ans est attribuable à la pollution de l’environnement. Chaque année, les risques environnementaux – pollution de l’air intérieur et extérieur, tabagisme passif, insalubrité de l’eau, manque de moyens d’assainissment et hygiène insuffisante – entraînent le décès de 1,7 million d’enfants de moins de cinq ans.

01 Mar 2017 description

European Union and United Nations work together to improve lives in more than 170 countries

Partnership between the European Union and the United Nations has benefited millions of people in more than 170 countries across the globe, according to the latest report showcasing the results and strength of the collaboration between the United Nations and the European Union.