ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 36TH MEETING (PM)
At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.
• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 17 September 2016 till 25 October 2016. This is the final situation report for this drought and salt water intrusion emergency.
By October, more than 54.4% or US$ 26.4 million of the emergency requirement has been funded, primarily for WASH support.
With relief operations still on-going but gradually decreasing, recovery efforts are being intensified.
PDMA demands 15,000 tents
Green Line Bus Rapid Transit ,a green disaster in the making
Pakistan glaciers threatened by climate change, ice-selling
German Government contributes Euro 1 million to WFP towards resilience and food security in Pakistan
Combating climate change: Saarc members told to enhance cooperation
Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism
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.
- PDMA directs Chitral administration to utilise Rs.15 million funds
- Collateral damage: Roads blocked in Shangla
- Monsoon rains reducing water crisis in parched Tharparkar
- Karachi struggles with power outages, waterlogged roads after heavy rain
- Global terrorism during 2016
- Pakistan's operation against terrorism has been successful: John McCain
- Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations: Nafees Zakariya
- Combined efforts needed to counter terrorism in South …
-Govt refuses to give Rs 7bn for flood warning system upgrade WASA prepared to face monsoon challenge
-Conference highlights government’s apathy towards Thar
-There's no adequate preparation against rains: official
-NDMA launches campaign to minimise losses during floods, says Asghar Nawaz
-Pakistan neither isolated nor desperate for talks with India
-Keep safe: Security tightened ahead of Youmi-Ali
-Thousands make a statement against terrorism at Amjad Sabri’s funeral
-Army ready to confront terrorism, extremism, cleanse Pakistan of menaces: COAS
MAPS PAKISTAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE PAKISTAN SECURITY ANALYSIS MAP
Wet spell throughout next week in upcountry
Earthquake of moderate intensity jolts Chitral and Malakand
Green Pakistan Programme:Climate ministry seeks provinces’input
Met Office warns of heavy monsoon across Pakistan
Pakistan asks Afghanistan to probe unprovoked firing at Torkham
Civil-military interaction and foreign policy
NPoliceman accused of disrespecting church, manhandling pastor
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.
Objectives and activities
In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, the world can reflect on real progress. Since 1990, thanks to the actions of millions of people around the globe, extreme income poverty has been cut by almost two-thirds, child mortality has fallen by more than half, and more children are attending primary school than ever before.
But these achievements tell only part of the story.
UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes
Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda
Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
- Humanitarian Coordinator visits Pakistani refugees.
- Humanitarians prepare to support vulnerable Afghans in winter.
- IRIN’s Joe Dyke reports on communities affected by spring flooding in the north.
In this issue
Top UN official visits Khost P.1
Humanitarian winter response P.2
Climate change in Afghanistan P.3
CHF second allocation P.5
Indigenous groups increasingly affected by armed violence, displacement and confinement.
Mass protests in May led to mobility restrictions and humanitarian access constraints.
May has been the month with the highest number of people affected by natural disasters.
On the occasion of National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims, HC calls for all actors in conflict to redouble their efforts to end years of violence.
UARIV: Our greatest challenge has been to attend victims in the midst of a continuing armed conflict.
ICRC: Violence caused by the so-called criminal bands has a humanitarian impact comparable to the ongoing conflict.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Modification 1 (17/09/2013)
As funds for this HIP had been completely allocated, an additional amount of EUR 2 000 000 has been added to enable response to valid and urgent funding proposals submitted to DG ECHO under this HIP.
Modification 2 (22/11/2013)
0 . Major changes since previous version of the HIP
AMOUNT: EUR 12 500 000
Bangladesh is affected by several humanitarian crises due to, in particular, the consequences of recurrent natural disasters, the influx of refugees from Myanmar and the situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
OCHA adds 500 free humanitarian symbols to communications tools and services
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present emergency and crisis-related information quickly and simply.