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06 Apr 2016 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 January 2016 for CHF 664,073 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS) to respond to the food security needs of 4,500 drought affected beneficiaries for six months. The strategy entails the immediate provision of food assistance (carried out through cash transfer programming) and strengthening community livelihoods in three districts of Mafeteng, Thaba Tseka and Qacha’s Nek to allow vulnerable households to meet their basic food needs.

05 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

J’ai l’honneur de me référer au débat public intitulé « Maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales : Prévention et solution des conflits dans la région des Grands Lacs », qui se tiendra dans le cadre de la séance du Conseil de sécurité du 21 mars 2016.

05 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

I wish to refer to the open debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: prevention and resolution of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region”, scheduled to be held during the meeting of the Security Council on 21 March 2016.

Following consultations between the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat and the Permanent Mission of Angola to the United Nations, I have the honour to transmit herewith the Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework 2016-2017 (see annex), which shall be officially launched during the open debate.

05 Apr 2016 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. This exercise is currently conducted every 6 months, gathering information on agencies' activities at village/township level (MIMU Village level 3W) as well as in IDP camps (MIMU camp 3W).

04 Apr 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS

Rain, snowfall hit parts of KP

LDA’s urban development plan to ‘hit environment’

First case of 2016 from district tested positive at HFH

Contingency plan ready to cope with heatwave emergency

Sea intrusion, sinking of Indus delta threaten coastline

No escape from disasters

KP to seek Kabul’s help against extortion calls

Punjab CM, security czar and army chief discuss Punjab operation

HRCP report 2015: Pakistan witnesses significant drop in violence

29 Mar 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

EPA takes action against steel mills operating in residential areas

Climate change and wetlands

PDMA issues report on devastation caused by torrential rain in KP

Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths

Arrested 'RAW agent' trained separatists to target Pakistani ports: security official

Pak-Iran task force formed to strengthen security cooperation

Military to be modernised, says Mamnoon

Guardians of public safety: Dolphin Force graduates from police academy

23 Mar 2016 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid launches new framework for building resilience in poor communities

International development agency Christian Aid has launched a new framework outlining one of its ‘priority approaches’ to tackling poverty – building the resilience of women, men and children in poor and marginalised communities.

Published this week, the organisation’s new Resilience Framework has been developed as a practical tool designed to bridge the gap between humanitarian and development work.

23 Mar 2016 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES - PARAGUAY: La Crecida del Río Paraguay, que empezó en diciembre de 2015, debido a las intensas lluvias que afectaron a América del Sur, continua y mantiene actualmente a más de 116,000 personas desplazadas en el país. Las autoridades esperan que la cifra aumente a 210,000 ya que el río sigue creciendo

  • VIOLENCIA: El número de homicidios en El Salvador se duplicó en 2016, respecto al mismo periodo de 2015. En los primeros meses del año ya van 1,715 asesinatos en el país.

22 Mar 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

Death toll reaches 79: Downpour, flashfloods wreak havoc in FATA, KP, Azad Kashmir

Delay in Mangla Dam repair causes water and electricity losses

Tharparkar drought claims three more lives

Women and climate change

Karachi operation to continue till elimination of terrorism: DG Rangers

The 'neglected' province: ‘Violence in Balochistan reduced by 90%’

Saudi jails holding 2,393 Pakistanis

Civil-military leadership discuss national security

Capital to become ‘Safe City’ in April

14 Mar 2016 description

CONVERGING CHALLENGES, COMPOUNDING RISKS

A REGION UNDER HIGH PRESSURE

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fastgrowing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

11 Mar 2016 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.

218 agencies participated in the March 2016 3W, providing information on their activities in 22 sectors and 158 sub-sectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. Currently the 3W reporting is quite comprehensive for projects of INGO, UN and Red Cross agencies, but there is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.

08 Mar 2016 description

International Women’s day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ways OPIC-supported projects are helping the world’s women.

26 Feb 2016 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 January 2016 for CHF 664,073 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS) to respond to the food security needs of 4,500 drought affected beneficiaries for six months. The strategy entails the immediate provision of food assistance (carried out through cash transfer programming) and strengthening community livelihoods in three districts of Mafeteng, Thaba Tseka and Qacha’s Nek to allow vulnerable households to meet their basic food needs.

23 Feb 2016 description

The current global El Niño event is considered one of the strongest on record. In Sudan, El Niño has significantly impacted the 2015 rainy season with delayed rains, below-average rainfall and intermittent dry spells. This has caused reduced cultivation areas, delayed planting, poor pastures and limited water availability for both people and their livestock. These impacts are threatening essential agricultural and livestock production across Sudan.

10 Feb 2016 description

USAID partners to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Our work reflects American values and our commitment to a world where everyone has the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity.

FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS

As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home.

09 Feb 2016 description

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.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- 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

31 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

21 Jan 2016 description

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.

30 Dec 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 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.