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15 Oct 2015 description
report UN News Service

15 October 2015 – Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and national economies.

07 Oct 2015 description

This reflection paper is a contribution by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and examines the links between disaster risk reduction and development in the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The paper gives perspectives on how disaster risk reduction and resilience is reflected in the outcome document and outlines what disaster risk reduction means for the SDGs.

06 Oct 2015 description

At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.

02 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

30 Sep 2015 description

After the MDGs, renewed commitment and financing required to spur Africa’s development

New York, 28 September, 2015 -- Having made encouraging progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), African countries have the opportunity to use the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals to tackle remaining challenges and achieve a development breakthrough, according to a report released here today.

29 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

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After a court order, Pakistan will have to clamp down on Climate change

More rain likely in upper areas of country

Sialkot on flood alert

NDMA calls for preemptive measures to tackle flood threat

How climate change has endangered Thar's livestock

No phone signal in a disaster? Solar network ‘in a box’ to the rescue

IAEA praises Pakistan's nuclear security record

Pakistan bound to defeat all perpetrators of terrorism: Army chief

Biometric registration of 41,600 Afghans completed

28 Sep 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11690

Soixante-dixième session,
7e, 8e & 9e séances plénières, matin, après-midi & soir
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

28 Sep 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11690

Seventieth Session,
7th, 8th & 9th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Underscoring the importance of partnerships for development, world leaders today deliberated on the collective efforts and resources necessary to achieve the goals set out in the newly adopted 2030 Agenda, as the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit continued at the General Assembly.

23 Sep 2015 description

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.

22 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

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Hazards convert into disasters ‘due to poor governance’

Lack of preparedness blamed for dengue outbreak

Experts asked to identify flood-prone areas

Heads up before Eid: Rains may lead to flood in Punjab

PAEC plans 40,000MW by 2050 using environment friendly nuclear power

Government issues alert against congo virus

Twin-engine fighter: Pakistan in talks with Russia to buy Su-35 jets

Peace in Afghanistan needed for ending violence, Pakistan tells UN

21 Sep 2015 description

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.

15 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

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Government seeks public support to curb dengue

Pakistan vulnerable to impact of climate change

Dubious dengue spray: Over 40 students readmitted to hospitals

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

08 Sep 2015 description

Summary

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.

07 Sep 2015 description

DEVELOPPEMENTS MAJEURS

  • 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.

07 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ‘Task-shifting’ in the obstetric health sector to compensate for the limited skilled staff.

  • The new school year starts with support for improved hygiene and sanitation

  • Liberia is again Ebola free but vigilance remains as crucial as ever

  • The lean season ends soon but support to rural associations remains critical

  • School feeding programme targets 127,000 children

01 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

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Up to the task? Provinces found wanting on climate change policy

Rescue 1122 working for safer communities

Karachi ill-prepared to face quakes, say experts

Save our wetlands to stave off future flooding

As waters recede, some flood-hit people start returning to their homes in Punjab, Sindh

The mighty Indus feeds all the greedy Officials clueless about enraged weather system

Big disaster ahead if new dams not built: Ex-Chief Meteorologist

10 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Nepal

1. Housing and Human Settlements

Summary

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.

10 Aug 2015 description
report Oxfam

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.

05 Aug 2015 description

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.