Colombo, 12 September 2017 – The inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project, which was developed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the technical assistance of the UNDP Sri Lanka was held today in Colombo.
This is one of the first projects financed by the newly established Green Climate Fund, with a funding envelope of USD 38.08 Million, which will be utilized to serve climate vulnerable communities in three river basins of Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone, Mi Oya, Yan Oya, and Malwathu Oya.
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
In Lóvua, there are currently 1,495 refugees living in the settlement, the next relocation is scheduled for 31 August from Cacanda reception centre.
A Child Friendly Space has been established in Lóvua with 264 children out of 754 attending in the first week of operation.
Malaria cases have decreased, however due to the start of the rainy season this trend is expected to invert.
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
Three Years of Humanitarian Action
The total population in Lóvua settlement stands at 1,495 Congolese refugees who were successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre.
A total of 23,615 refugees (5,635 households) received monthly food baskets.
1,541 primary health consultations were provided during the past week, representing an increase of 9 per cent.
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
1,495 Congolese refugees have been successfully relocated from Mussungue reception centre to Lóvua settlement.
Upon arrival in Lóvua, all refugees received medical support, relief items and a one-day food ration.
Malaria continues to be the main cause of morbidity with a total of 285 cases recorded during the reporting week.
75% Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children
33,132 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Dundo area (14 August 2017)
On 8 August a total of 351 Congolese refugees (121 families) were successful relocated from Mussungue reception centre to the Lóvua site.
By the end of the current week the full relocation of Mussunge reception centre to Lóvua is expected to be completed.
Malaria infection rates remain similar to past week, 348 in both centres (last week 335 were registered).
Asylum seekers from Central African Republic continued to arrive in Bas-Uele and Nord Ubangi provinces. This new influx started mid-May and was triggered by violence, tensions and fear about imminent attacks in border areas, namely in the city of Bangassou, Bema and Mobayi.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With the Syria crisis entering its seventh year in 2017, Jordan is hosting some 1.266 million Syrians,1 of which 655,833 are registered as refugees.2 Providing for their needs, without jeopardizing Jordanian people, institutions and systems’ development gains and opportunities, has impacted heavily on Jordan’s finances, increasing government expenditures on subsidies, public services and security, while further compounding the negative economic consequences of regional instability.
ENSO forecast from global centers indicate a 50% chance of El Niño conditions developing during the second half of 2017. There are chances for the current persisting neutral condition to continue or weak to moderate El Niño like conditions might be possible. Historical data suggests that El Niño events which has onset from July to October are relatively weaker though other possibilities are not entirely ruled out at this stage.
New Indonesia report highlights critical role of ending child poverty and violence to achieving sustainable development
NEW YORK/JAKARTA, 18 July 2017 –The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF today launched a new report showcasing the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the country has made for children, acknowledging challenges and highlighting the crucial role of preventing violence against children in reducing poverty.
Al adoptar la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, los líderes del mundo resolvieron liberar a la humanidad de la pobreza, asegurar un planeta sano para las generaciones futuras y construir sociedades pacíficas e inclusivas como cimiento para garantizar vidas dignas para todos.
En adoptant le Programme 2030 pour le développement durable, les dirigeants du monde ont décidé d'affranchir l’humanité de la pauvreté, d'assurer la bonne santé de la planète pour les générations futures, et de construire des sociétés pacifiques, ouvertes à tous pour permettre à chacun de vivre dans la dignité.
UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
17 July 2017 – If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented today by Secretary-General António Guterres.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
■ Asylum seekers from Central African Republic continued to arrive in Bas-Uele and Nord Ubangi provinces. This new influx started mid-May and was triggered by violence, tensions and fear about imminent attacks in border areas, namely in the city of Bangassou, Bema and Mobayi.
■ Estimates from local authorities, General Direction of Migration (DGM) and National Commission for Refugees (CNR) suggest that over 60,000 asylum seekers crossed the border into DRC since May. UNHCR and CNR will further verify.
In 2016, BTC started implementing the new assistance paradigm which in 2015 was outlined for the upcoming fifteen years.