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.
Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide the following preliminary observations in advance of the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women’s half- day of general discussion on the gendered-dimensions of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change on 29 February 2016.
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FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS
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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.
Environment policy: Climate issues saw mix of highs and lows
Earthquake jolts Islamabad, parts of K-P
The immorality of an earthquake
Call to create awareness on disaster risk reduction
Raising concerns: Rawalpindi hospitals still receiving dengue patients
Protecting environment: Senate panel suggests ban on plastic bags, bottle
High-level meeting: Police officials directed to check sensitive places
2016 will be year of elimination of terrorism: Gen. Raheel
Frightening tremors: Midnight quake jolts city, wakes up people
Disaster Management: Private sector’s help sought in building resilience
Solid waste management: key to avoid dengue fever outbreak in future
PM directs provinces to ensure safe environment for children
‘Environmental issues holds back actualization of South Asia’s growth Potential’
Health Deptt plans strategy to avoid dengue fever outbreak next year
Donors’ help sought in rehabilitation of Chitralis
Environment mainly to blame for cancer
Experts urge importance of mental health in disaster situations
Coastal areas prone to climate change implications
Hospitals waste damaging environment: Expert
Solar-powered tubewells revive farming in drought hit Soan valley
CTD to target 'women's wing' of Islamic Stateinspired group in Karachi
Say no to guns: ‘Elite class’ blamed for widespread arms culture
KP CM pledges to rehabilitate infrastructure of quake, flood-hit areas
Is a discussion on climate change even relevant to a third world country like Pakistan?
Floods and earthquake damages stands at $40m in KPK: PDMA
Awareness drive on clean environment
Volunteers to be inducted for disaster management in Mansehra
Climate change threatens food security globally
Earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan, Tajikistan and India
Over 500 suspects arrested in KP police operations
Timely assistance: Solar plants provided to Chitral hospitals
NDMA provides 1,875 tents to earthquake victims
Pakistan most vulnerable country for disasters of climate change
Call for women protection in disasters
Motorists advised to be extra careful during foggy weather
Dealing with disaster: Exhibition focuses on damage limitation
Dengue becomes all season disease in Karachi, 121 more cases surface in a week
Sipah tribe agrees to hand over wanted militants
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.
- Pakistan adopting environment-friendly policies to overcome climate degradation: PM
- Minister to raise Pakistan case at climate conference
- What Pakistan needs to do to improve its disaster management
- This air we breathe
- Climate change causing surge in migration: experts
- Earthquake: heirs of 223 dead, 472 injured of KP compensated: NDMA
- Environment: SC dissatisfied with efforts of provinces
- Agencies warn of Da’ishinspired attacks in Punjab
- Nawaz offers France antiterror expertise
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
UN@70 • Localising SDGs • Enhancing Food Security • Ending Child Marriages • Advancing Quality Health Services
Project snapshot :
Country : Cameroon
Sector : Water and sanitation
AfDB and related financing: ADF grant USD 36.4 million (Phase I); ADF loan USD 30 million
GEF grant of USD 4 million (Phase II)
construction of a 3.5 kilometre canal on the Mfoundi river bed (Phase 1)
construction of a 6-km long drainage canal along the Mfoundi river's main bed, two towpaths and crossings, four 8-km long drainage canals along the tributaries (Phase 2 expected output)
Aperçu du projet :
Pays : Cameroun
Secteur : Eau et assainissement
Financements BAD et associés : Don du FAD de 36,4 millions de dollars EU (Phase I) ; prêt du FAD de 30 millions de dollars EU
Don FEM de 4 millions de dollars EU (Phase II)
construction d'un canal de 3,5 km sur le lit de la rivière Mfoundi (Phase 1)
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.
Immediate Push on Climate-Smart Development Can Keep More than 100 Million People Out of Poverty
Africa and South Asia most threatened regions
WASHINGTON, November 8, 2015 – Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris.