A new publication details the framework for New Zealand Aid Programme investments for the next four years.
New Zealand Aid Programme Investment Priorities 2015-19 [PDF, 2.6 MB] outlines how we will focus our aid, capability and policy engagement around 12 priorities to deliver sustainable development and reduce poverty in partner countries.
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses
Attacks have continued to take place in Nigeria’s north-east, albeit far less frequently during reporting period. The country continues to face a severe protection crisis as insurgency and counter-insurgency measures result in chronic insecurity and human rights violations, which exacerbate the plight of the most vulnerable populations.
Amid reports of drought-related deaths in PNG's Western Province, the country's Government admits some remote areas have received no relief since the start of the El Nino-driven disaster in the middle of 2015.
Reports of drought-related deaths in Papua New Guinea's Western Province will be investigated by the Prime Minister's Office after the Government admitted some remote areas have received no relief since the start of the El Nino-driven disaster in the middle of 2015.
Laproductionagricoledecette année a enregistré une baisse de 12% par rapport à 2014 et de 10% comparée à la moyenne quinquennale.
L’étatd’urgencedécrétéle9 novembre dans le Lac puis prorogé de six mois (jusqu’au 22 mars 2016) fragilise la réponse humanitaire dans la région.
Lasituationépidémiologiqueau Tchad reste marquée par le paludisme, la rougeole et la méningite.
Agricultural production this year has decreased by 12% compared with 2014 and 10% compared to the last five years.
The state of emergency declared on 9 November in the Lac region, and then extended for 6 months (until 22 March 2016) hampers the humanitarian response in the region.
Malaria, measles, and meningitis are the major health concerns.
The 2015 report on the state of the world population was launched on 3 December in Sido by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
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
Derrick Douglas had never known it so bad.
“For this particular period between 2014 and 2015, I think no one expected that sort of harsh drought that we experienced. We [farmers] were not aware that it would have been so devastating,” he said.
Douglas, 55, became a farmer after being a teacher for several years, in hope of earning more from his efforts. He cultivates a variety of crops and ground provisions, including scotch bonnet peppers, lettuce, pak choi, carrots, yams and cocoa - on a farm in McNie District in the ‘garden parish’ of St. Ann.
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
In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.
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
BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.
L’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle est critique dans le Sahel ouest avec des taux inquiétants.
Au Lac, l’insécurité complique l’accès humanitaire.
Le phénomène El Niño annoncé dans les pays du Sahel et le Tchad pourrait avoir un impact néfaste sur la sécurité alimentaire dans le pays.
Le Tchad participera à la Conférence de Paris sur le changement climatique, avec un plan d’adaptation et d’atténuation des risques.
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
UN@70 • Localising SDGs • Enhancing Food Security • Ending Child Marriages • Advancing Quality Health Services
Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.
Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty
Africa and South Asia most threatened regions
WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.
The 2015 Short Rains (October – December) are likely to be enhanced in most parts of the country with varied levels of impacts in the socio-economic sectors. In some parts of the rains are expected to continue into early 2016. The distribution is also expected to be good both in time and space. While the heavy rains may cause disruptions, some sectors may reap maximum benefits from the expected good rains depending on their levels of preparedness.
The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.