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13 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

As we at Lutheran World Relief anticipate the tremendous humanitarian challenges we might face in the coming year, a quote from Desmond Tutu comes to mind: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”

01 Dec 2015 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.

09 Oct 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Strategic report

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.

28 Jul 2015 description
  • El 29 de abril, fuertes lluvias en el municipio de Sayaxché provocaron el desborde de las lagunas de oxidación de una de las empresas productoras de aceite de palma africana y la muerte masiva de peces.

  • El Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) y el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) tomaron muestras de agua; estas fueron enviadas al Laboratorio Nacional de Salud (LNS).

19 Aug 2014 description

Snapshot 13-19 August

Yemen: The 9 August Al Jawf ceasefire has been broken. Access to people affected by the conflict in Al Jawf is extremely limited due to persistent insecurity, and it is very difficult to obtain information. Almost 3,000 people have died in violence since the National Dialogue Conference took place on 25 January.

05 Jul 2014 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

Overview

According to the last Human Development Index, Guatemala has improved by 35 per cent between 1980 and 2012, which is a significant result, but is still insufficient to bring the country up from the lowest rung on the ladder of Latin American countries. In the various departments the index values vary widely, with the lowest values being recorded in the northwestern regions of the country, where the indigenous populations are located.

27 May 2013 description

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

27 May 2013 description

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

26 Jun 2012 description

Document Summary

UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

25 Jun 2012 description

ENV/DEV/1310

Plenary
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

Outcome Document Affirms Poverty Eradication
As Greatest Challenge, Recommends Strengthening of Institutional Framework

RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June — High-level officials of nearly every Member State meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, renewed their commitments to ensuring an “economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations”, as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — closed this afternoon.

06 Jan 2012 description

El presente documento representa un esfuerzo de trabajo de las instituciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales nacionales, relacionadas con la estimación y cuantificación de daños y pérdidas sectoriales, derivadas por el paso de la Depresión Tropical 12E. Para el efecto, se ha tenido el apoyo de la Misión Interagencial de la CEPAL, a solicitud del Gobierno de Guatemala.

29 Dec 2011 description

RESUMEN

Los efectos acumulados de todos los eventos asociados tanto a la erupción del volcán Pacaya como de la tormenta tropical Ágatha ocurridos inmediatamente después de la erupción, los incidentes de deslizamientos, inundaciones y destrucción asociada a eventos de lluvias extraordinarias y las tormentas y depresiones tropicales ocurridas entre mayo y septiembre se han consolidado en este informe a pedido del Gobierno de Guatemala con la asesoría de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), del Banco Mundial y del Sistema de Naciones Unidas.

16 Dec 2011 description

(16 de diciembre, 2011) Se necesitan al menos 4.329 millones de dólares para rehabilitación, reconstrucción, gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático en los cinco países de América Central afectados en octubre por la depresión tropical 12E, informó hoy la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).