Kabul 22 September 2015—President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday launched the ‘State of Afghan Cities 2015’ report which presents the first-ever comprehensive and reliable assessment of Afghanistan’s 34 Provincial Capital Cities.
Hazards convert into disasters ‘due to poor governance’
Lack of preparedness blamed for dengue outbreak
Experts asked to identify flood-prone areas
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The Syria Crisis is the largest political, humanitarian and development challenge of our time.
It has taken enormous casualties, caused widespread destruction, forced massive displacement, rolled back development progress and threatened generations across Syria and neighbouring countries. It has also challenged the international community to think – and act – differently in our collective response.
Government seeks public support to curb dengue
Pakistan vulnerable to impact of climate change
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Agriculture and environment
Preventive measures stressed against dengue
Pakistan hosts conference on disaster management CBMs
Punjab Emergency Service evacuates 97,587 flood victims
Rangers apprehend 10 ‘target killers’ belonging to political parties
Talks on delivery of fighter jets, attack helicopters underway
The Council of Ministers declared an institutional red alert on 12 January 2015 after a period of heavy rainfall caused severe flooding across central and northern Mozambique. According to the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) 373,026 people were affected in Zambézia, Nampula, Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Manica provinces. 14,361 houses were partially damaged, while 21,780 were completely destroyed. Furthermore, the floods caused extensive damage to public buildings and infrastructure, loss of crops and livestock.
Le HCR a organisé le 28 août le transfert de 60 demandeurs d’asile nigérians pré enregistrés à Mandjou, vers le camp de Minawao. Ce transfert s’est fait en étroite collaboration avec les autorités des régions de l’Est et de l’Extrême Nord.
‘Task-shifting’ in the obstetric health sector to compensate for the limited skilled staff.
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School feeding programme targets 127,000 children
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Save our wetlands to stave off future flooding
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1. Housing and Human Settlements
The sector of housing and human settlements was affected the most. The total effects (damages and losses) are valued at NPR 350,379 million, with the total damages amounting to NPR 303,631 million and the total losses estimated at NPR 46,748 million.
Oxfam helped almost a third more people caught up in humanitarian disasters in 2014-15 as it responded to an unprecedented number of emergencies including the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and ongoing conflicts in Syria and South Sudan.
The organisation supported 8.1 million people across 39 humanitarian disasters over the year, providing clean water, sanitation and food, compared to 6.1 million across 24 emergencies in 2013-14.
Water is essential to human development and prosperity, but many people still live without reliable access to it. As the number of people in the world increases, water scarcity is forecast to worsen. The Safeguarding the World’s Water report documents USAID’s water sector activities that address key global challenges during fiscal year 2014. The report also shares progress made during the first year of implementing its Water and Development Strategy.
DROUGHT AND FOOD SECURITY:
Authorities activated the emergency mechanisms in Dominican Republic, while in Haiti authorities are concerned about a worsening of health issues due to lack of water.
FLOODS: River San Miguel in Colombia overflowed affecting about 8,000 people.
Authorities are responding to the emergency by delivering foods and toiletry kits.
COLD WEATHER: In Bolivia about 9,330 families, 4,306 hectares of crops, 6,868 cattle and 207 houses are affected in 26 municipalities, in 6 departments
SEQUÍA e INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: Autoridades activaron mecanismos de emergencia en República Dominicana, mientras en Haití las autoridades muestran preocupación porque la situación de salud puede agravar debido a la falta de agua.
INUNDACIONES: El desbordamiento del Río San Miguel en Colombia, afectó a cerca de 8,000 personas. Las autoridades responden a la emergencia a través de la entrega de alimentos y kits de aseo.
Pattern in Population Change
- As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.
Areas of Origin
- The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.
- At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.
Areas of Origin
- The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.
Les données et les analyses figurant dans le Rapport 2015 sur les objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement montrent que même les pays les plus pauvres peuvent réaliser des progrès spectaculaires et sans précédent grâce à des actions ciblées, des stratégies adaptées, des ressources adéquates et une volonté politique forte. Des progrès remarquables ont été faits en vue de réaliser les OMD. La pauvreté dans le monde continue de reculer. Les enfants sont plus nombreux que jamais à être scolarisés dans l’enseignement primaire.
A comienzos del nuevo milenio, los líderes mundiales se reunieron en las Naciones Unidas para dar forma a una visión amplia con el fin de combatir la pobreza en sus múltiples dimensiones. Esa visión, que fue traducida en ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), continuó siendo el marco de desarrollo predominante para el mundo en el curso de los últimos 15 años.
MDG success springboard for new sustainable development agenda: UN report
New York, 6 July 2015—The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Climate change has seen Zimbabwe experiencing prolonged droughts, extended dry seasons, extreme hot summers and cold winters.
These sporadic changes in weather have had an effect on the strategies adopted by women in communal farming and how they use renewable energy sources. According to the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer Zimbabwe 2015, launched at the Gender Protocol Work Summit earlier this week, 59% of rural women in Zimbabwe work in communal lands and so they are most affected by changes in climate since they rely on rainfall for their livelihoods and domestic use.