Tabbaneh is a predominantly residential neighbourhood in eastern Tripoli, on the east banks of Abu Ali River. It falls within the jurisdiction of Tripoli Municipality, in Lebanon’s North Governorate. It is a low-income, disadvantaged neighbourhood, exhibiting a relative fragility in terms of historically rooted tensions affecting the security situation, weak public social and basic urban services provision, and limited livelihood opportunities. Covering an area of 0.42 km2, it accommodates 20,449 people, the vast majority (82.9 percent) of whom are Lebanese.
On 5 and 6 June 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), co-organized an Expert Group Meeting on “Building sustainable and resilient societies through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
Ramallah, May 08, 2018 – In an official ceremony yesterday, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “_**HAYA**: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)_” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC. The ceremony took place at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, under the patronage of her Excellency Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Haifa Al-Agha, and the Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development, Ms.
Today, we mark World Malaria Day. I would like to join the world in remembering the millions of people who have died from malaria or who have suffered from malaria this past year.
Nearly half the world’s population is at risk of malaria. Although mortality rates have been decreasing since 2010, in 2015 an estimated 429,000 people still died of malaria. Aside from death, malaria also causes huge productivity loss, declining school attendance, and hinders effective economic development for many countries in the global South.
Khartoum 22 March 2018– Through the support of the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat this week launched the project ‘Support to Hosting Communities Affected by South Sudanese Refugees in White Nile State’.
The project aims to deliver safe, clean and accessible market places as centres for the hosting communities and South Sudanese refugees in Aljabalain Locality, White Nile State that prevent widespread of diseases including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD).
In Iraq, years of violence and conflict leave 4 million children in need
At the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, UNICEF and UN-Habitat call for urgent investment to restore basic infrastructure and services for children and families
Download the UNICEF-UN-Habitat assessment, “Committing to Change - Securing the Future” and Fact Sheet and multimedia material here
UN-Habitat City Profiles are formulated to offer a cross-sectoral perspective on urban vulnerabilities that will inform holistic and inclusive interventions by local authorities, humanitarian partners and others to respond to needs and alleviate poverty amongst host and displaced populations. They also aim at contributing to an analytical knowledge base that will facilitate nuanced medium to long term public sector planning and investment agendas.
Mogadishu 17 July 2017--“The Mogadishu One Stop Youth Centre is a symbol of hope that offers us a physical space that we can tailor to meet our needs. What does that look like for youth in Mogadishu?
The assessment is done with the Flash Environment Assessment Tool (FEAT).
FEAT provides a standardized and scientifically rigorous methodology to help disaster workers identify, assess, and prioritize industrial hazards and impacts due to chemical releases for disaster preparedness and response.
It also provides the entry point for more comprehensive environmental assessments.
Although there are thousands of potentially hazardous operations,
Between 19 January and 25 February 2017, most observed damage has occurred in the left bank (western Mosul), where retaking operations have taken place. More specifically, two residential areas to south of right bank, which have been the main site of clashes between ISF and ISIL, have suffered heavy damage. Damaged buildings identified by satellite imagery only identifes severely damaged buildings.
For that reason, the amount of damaged buildings is likely higher than the amount indicated on this map.
Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.
Between 25 February and 25 March 2017, most observed damage has occurred in the right bank (western Mosul), where airstrikes have heavily hit residential neighbourhoods. More specifically, the Old City and Mosul Al-Jadeda, have suffered heavy damage. Specifically, Mosul Al-Jadeda has over 246 heavily damaged or completely destroyed residential buildings, which amounts to almost 30% of all residential damage in Mosul. Damaged structures identified by satellite imagery only identifies severely damaged and completely destroyed buildings.
Between 19 January and 25 February 2017, most observed damage has occurred in the left bank (western Mosul), where retaking operations have taken place. More specifically, two residential areas to south of right bank, which have been the main site of clashes between ISF and ISIL, have suffered heavy damage. Damaged buildings identified by satellite imagery only identifes severely damaged buildings. For that reason, the amount of damaged buildings is likely higher than the amount indicated on this map.
On the left bank (eastern Mosul), health conditions have gradually started to improve. Some hospitals and health center have started again to provide medical services and medicines began to be available to the population although most facilities in the left bank and the surrounding districts are continuously overstretched. This has led to frequent shortages in many health facilities for essential medicines including, particularly, antibiotics, and medicines for chronic illnesses, fever and pediatric syrups (WHO Special Situtation Report, 18 February 2017).
This policy brief presents information on the full spectrum of risks facing the inhabitants of Karonga, and these have been identified by Karonga residents as resulting in premature death or injury and/or affecting their livelihoods and assets. Full knowledge of the risks can help policy makers highlight where risk reduction is needed and possible.
KEY FINDING, CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Years of insecurity and ethnic and religious conflict have reshaped Mosul’s demographics, and vastly affected the functionality of its local administration, public institutions and economic establishments. In the decade that followed the fall of the previous regime, armed groups dominated the city and deprived it of a large part of its revenue. Rampant corruption exacerbated the problem and contributed to the take-over of the city’s resources.
UN-Habitat City Profiles are formulated to offer a cross-sectoral perspective on urban vulnerabilities that will inform interventions by local authorities, humanitarian agencies and others to alleviate poverty. They also aim at contributing to an analytical knowledge base that will facilitate nuanced medium to long term public sector planning and investment agendas.