A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Around the world, CARE celebrated its anniversary in 2016, remembering that day 70 years ago when the first CARE Packages arrived in Europe, bringing food and other essential survival supplies.
Today, a CARE Package looks very different.
Foreign Aid: Sustaining U.S. Investments Overseas
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.”
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
In the wake of El Niño
We are living in the most unusually warm period in history and this is taking a huge toll on the world’s most vulnerable. 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 looks set to be even hotter.
As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina1 , the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.
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.
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.
What Are the SDGs?
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.
Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:
The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.
Appeal Target: US$ 18,077,399
Situated in the hilly eastern part of Myanmar, Kayah State borders Thailand to the east, Shan State to the north, and Kayin State to the southwest. Kayah is a small but complex state, rich in natural resources, cultural heritage and natural beauty. But Kayah has also been in a state of conflict for more than 60 years, and over the years, the cost of the conflict has been extensive—impacting directly and indirectly, the lives and the livelihoods of most of the people in Kayah, and many thousands who have fled.
This sets out Oxfam’s proposals for a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the period after 2015. At this early stage of the debate, our recommendations focus on:
• the overall vision, purpose and core principles that should guide a new framework (section 1)
• critical issues to be included, and how they should be treated (section 2a)
• proposed targets and commitments in a few core areas (section 2b)
It is an initial contribution, and our views will develop and be enriched as the global conversation continues toward 2015.
APPEAL #: 6762 (For Phase II of work)
Appeal Amount for Phase II - $2,171,229
Funding to Date (carry-over from Phase I + additional funds received) - $1,757,728
Balance of Funding Required - $413,501
JULY 20, 2012
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.
- Our year (GRI 1.1)
Yet again, over the past year there have been complex humanitarian emergencies occurring on an unimaginable scale. Oxfam’s emergency response to the January earthquake in Haiti was still underway when huge flooding hit Pakistan in August 2010 affecting an overwhelming 20 million people.
Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM)
Like many international organisations involved in the delivery of medical and humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities, MERCY Malaysia has been actively involved in providing emergency assistance to affected populations.
In January 2005, MERCY Malaysia began implementing its key domestic and international projects and programmes by utilising a holistic approach to manage natural disasters,
Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM).
Mercy Relief and Filipino partners revive ecosystems for Zambales’s coastal communities with integrated livelihood, water sanitation, healthcare & ecotourism projects