Los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) han sido la herramienta más exitosa en la historia para luchar contra la pobreza a nivel mundial. Se han logrado avances significativos y sustanciales en muchos de los objetivos, incluyendo el de reducir a la mitad la cantidad de personas que viven en condiciones de pobreza extrema y el porcentaje de personas sin acceso sostenible a fuentes mejoradas de agua potable.
Famine conditions were still present in parts of southern Somalia when the previous humanitarian appeal for Somalia was launched in December 2011. On 3 February, the famine was declared over, largely due to the delivery of aid under extremely difficult conditions and the exceptional harvest at the start of 2012.
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.
The review of the situation of girls and boys in Ethiopia is produced by the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations.It is the first such publication since 1993. Preparation started in 2010 with working papers based on literature reviews and field work in all regions. Findings were discussed in a series of meetings with civil servants and civil society. This information was used to help frame how the United Nations would support the Growth and Transformation Plan. To the extent possible the data has been updated as of the end of 2011.
- THE DISASTER
Thailand is no stranger to natural disasters. The country has a long history of drought and flood cycles in seasonal variance. Flooding occurs every year in the Chao Phraya River Basin. Tropical storm cycles come from the east through Laos and Vietnam and touchdown in the northern parts of the country where water collects and flows downstream into the basin. With a changing climate and increasing variance and severity of weather, events similar to this flood may no longer be only 50 years in frequency.
Apr 6, 2012
InterAction’s latest publication, Choose to Invest in Development and Humanitarian Relief FY2013, outlines key funding recommendations for the U.S. government to support accounts in the federal budget. This strong investment will make great strides to reduce global poverty, tackle environmental challenges and increase peacekeeping efforts to support stability and security.
February 13, 2012
The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.
El Salvador ha sido afectado en 2011 por la Depresión Tropical 12E, que ha venido a sumarse a una cadena de fenómenos climatológicos que en los últimos años han aumentado su frecuencia sobre el istmo centroamericano.
- Who are we?
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (IFRC) Strategy 2020 recognizes that the underlying causes of vulnerability include rapidly changing global demographics, increasing impact of climate change, unplanned urbanization, high levels of violence in society, involuntary migration pressures, new and emerging diseases, environmental degradation and insecurity of access to water, food and natural resources. The linkages and interactions between these trends are likely to result in different patterns of vulnerability in the future.