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01 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has issued a CAD 60 million 10-year Eurobond that raises funds for its sustainable development activities around the world. Japan Post Insurance was the sole investor in this transaction.

01 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Las tasas de homicidio más altas del mundo se encuentran en la región. El embarazo adolescente es otra de las causas que también impide que decenas de miles de niños y niñas alcancen su máximo potencial.

31 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

AUTHOR(S)
Prerna Banati; Michelle Godwin

ABSTRACT

30 May 2018 description
report Save the Children

Childhoods threatened across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children report finds conflict, widespread poverty and discrimination against girls are grave threats to childhood.

Half of all children in East and Southern Africa (120 million) are at high or extremely high risk of missing out on childhood, a new report by Save the Children has found.

29 May 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Thalif Deen

ESTOCOLMO, 29 may 2018 (IPS) - La crisis alimentaria se agrava en un contexto de crecientes conflictos militares, y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) redobla esfuerzos para erradicar el hambre extrema para 2030, con la colaboración de la sociedad civil.

Incluso se llamó al Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU en abril a esforzarse más para “romper el vínculo entre hambre y conflictos”.

28 May 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 28 2018 (IPS) - The United Nations is continuing to fight a relentless battle to eradicate extreme hunger – particularly in the world’s poorest nations—by 2030.

But it is battling against severe odds: an estimated 800 million people still live in hunger— amidst a warning that the world needs to produce at least 50 percent more food to feed the growing 9.0 billion people by 2050—20 years beyond the UN’s goal.

28 May 2018 description

Ginebra, 26 de mayo de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- La 71ª Asamblea Mundial de la Salud terminó hoy sus sesiones, con la aprobación de una serie de resoluciones que abarcaron los temas más relevantes de la salud pública.

Los delegados de todo el mundo aprobaron desde el programa general de trabajo de la OMS para los próximos cinco años, el trabajo de la OMS durante emergencias, la poliomielitis, el cólera, las enfermedades no transmisibles y la tuberculosis, hasta la escasez de medicamentos y vacunas, y la carga de las mordeduras de víboras, entre otros puntos.

25 May 2018 description
report European Commission

EU EMERGENCY TRUST FUND FOR AFRICA

TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA

23 May 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Las principales causas de esta situación obedecen a una combinación de factores climáticos y otros causados por el ser humano. En algunos países, la población arrastra las secuelas de años de conflicto y violencia, y una de cuyas consecuencias es, precisamente, el hambre o el riesgo de hambruna.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

13 May 2018 description

For women living in crisis, the challenges of motherhood can be overwhelming. To commemorate Mother’s Day, here are the stories of five strong mothers who received support from OCHA-managed Humanitarian Funds to help them care for their children in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.

Read more on OCHA

08 May 2018 description

Highlights
- Most of Southern Africa experienced erratic rainfall, delayed start of rainy season and extended midseason dry-spell from December to February which have wilted early planted crops in the region.
- In March 2018, significant rainfall was received in central and eastern parts of South Africa.

07 May 2018 description

Funding required: $25.27 B

Funding received: $6.26 B

Funding percentage: 24.8%

People in need: 130.6 M

People to receive aid: 95.3 M

Countries affected: 40

  • As of April 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.27 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.

03 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

Plus de 140 millions d'enfants sont exposés à un risque accru de maladie, de perte d'audition, de cécité, voire de décès si des mesures urgentes ne sont pas prises pour leur fournir une supplémentation en vitamine A, a averti l'UNICEF dans un nouveau rapport publié mercredi.

Selon le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance, l’administration de deux doses de vitamine A chaque année pourrait sauver la vie de milliers d'enfants.

02 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF urges immediate action as vitamin A coverage declines alarmingly, most starkly in West and Central Africa

01 May 2018 description

Event in Oslo in November aims to urgently raise funds to save the lives of 38 million women, children and adolescents in 50 countries

29 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children

THE GFF: BUDDING WITH POTENTIAL, YET TO BLOOM

April in D.C. pretty much means cherry blossom season. But for a few thousand of government, civil society, business, and multilateral workers it also means the World Bank Spring Meetings.

There’s so much happening on what feels like hundreds of agendas that, coupled with the jet lag, I still find this global gathering overwhelming. So, I have to stick to my agenda, which this year is the Global Financing Facility – or to everyone here ‘the GFF’.