In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.
The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2013 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2012 and June 2013 (PHR’s fiscal year).
As mass atrocities and serious human rights abuses continue around the world, PHR remains committed to exposing and preventing such violations and ensuring that those responsible are brought to justice. In 2013, PHR gained significant ground on a number of global human rights issues, while also making successful transitions as an organization.
Annual Report for 2013: A strong response to complex crises
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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.
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.
Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
Jeddah, 13.09.2012 – At its 285th meeting that started last Sunday at IDB headquarters in Jeddah, the Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) chaired by HE Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, IDB Group, approved around US$ 425 million to finance development projects in member countries and for Muslim communities in non-member countries.
FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis
A day in Abala camp (Niger)
A food crisis looming over the most vulnerable families (Chad)
La crise alimentaire menace les familles vulnérables (Tchad)
Urgent action is still needed (Horn of Africa)
The rise of the cash based response (Somalia)
How farmers can double or triple their income (Uganda)
“All rain starts from just one drop” (Sudan)
Kitchen gardening as a source of income and food (CAR)
The first open-defecation free village (South Sudan)
FOCUS - Sahel: The food crisis looms
A future in dotted lines Log book of a mobile team at the gates of the Sahara Deprived of food and income “Many are those who would not cope without solidarity”
Message from the Executive Director
I am very pleased to report that International Relief Teams just completed its 23rd year of service to victims of disaster, poverty, and neglect by providing more than $32 million in medicines, supplies and volunteer services to thousands in need both here and abroad.
The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on humanitarian action in the Middle East.
Sixty-sixth General Assembly
25th, 26th & 27th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
Reeling from Economic Downturn, Poorest Nations Pin Hopes on Global Strategies,
Cooperation; Ways Outlined to Ease Horn of Africa Crisis, Enhance Food Security
Sixty-sixth General Assembly
15th, 16th & 18th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
Speakers Ask Organization to Heed Opportunity Presented by Momentous Social,
Political Convulsions to ‘Speak Out and Act’, Stand Up against Persecuting Regimes
In disasters and crises throughout the world, people often struggle with how to cope with what they experienced. For first-responders, there is a similar struggle: how to reach out and support those who are suffering.
CONTENTS - SOMMAIRE
FOCUS Horn of Africa: a predictable crisis - FOCUS Corne de l'Afrique : une crise prévisible
Economic development at the heart of recovery in Cote d’Ivoire - Une activité économique pour se reconstruire en Côte d’Ivoire
Food distributions in Tillabery, Niger - Distributions alimentaires à Tillabéri au Niger
Pointe Noire able to fight Polio (Congo) - Pointe Noire à même de combattre la polio (République du Congo)
Launching the Afghanistan Livelihoods Network - Lancement du Afghanistan Livelihoods Network
3 ACTED Flash News
6 FOCUS Kyrgyzstan: one year on
6 From shelters to homes
8 Through the eyes of a family man
10 Libya Emergency: food crisis in Misrata
12 New cholera peak in Haiti
14 “Finally a home of my own” (Iraq)
16 NGO cooperation in Pakistan
18 Sources of hope for Katanga refugees (DRC)
20 Sweet rewards for bitter cacao (Indonesia)
22 Grazing agreement to relieve tension (Kenya)
24 Escaping extreme poverty in Cambodia
25 Hip-hop in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Geneva (ICRC) – The lives of ever more men, women and children are heavily dependent on humanitarian aid.
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.