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10 Aug 2016 description

Introduction

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.

09 Aug 2016 description

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.

08 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

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.

03 Aug 2016 description

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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02 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

  • 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

01 Aug 2016 description

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

29 Jul 2016 description

Foreword

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.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

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.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Neeta Lal

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.

26 Jul 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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
25 Jul 2016 description

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).

22 Jul 2016 description
report European Commission

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.

19 Jul 2016 description

Overview

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.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

19 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Timor-Leste is located in the southern-most part of Southeast Asia on the eastern half of the island of the Timor Sea between Indonesia and Australia. Timor-Leste has a population of approximately 1.1 million people. In May 2002, Timor-Leste gained independence from Indonesia. Prior to independence, United Nations (UN) peace-keeping forces were installed in Timor-Leste in late 1999 (following the referendum for independence) to stop the ensuing violence, and establish a national government.

15 Jul 2016 description

Sécurité

Une incursion des combattants de Boko Haram en territoire camerounais a été enregistrée durant cette période. En effet, dans la nuit du 9 au 10 juillet, trois civils ont été tués dans la localité d’Aldjé dans le département du Mayo Sava et plusieurs maisons ont été incendiées.

13 Jul 2016 description

Risk rises as women and girls turn to sex to survive and hungry patients miss treatment, UNICEF says

By Magdalena Mis

ROME, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations childrens' agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

ACCORDER AUX FEMMES UNE PLACE CENTRALE DANS LA TRANSFORMATION MONDIALE

12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

LAS MUJERES EN EL CENTRO DE LA TRANSFORMACIÓN MUNDIAL