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16 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/128, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-second session. The report provides an overview of current efforts and progress made in this regard and describes related humanitarian trends, challenges and thematic issues. It concludes with recommendations for further improvements.

I. Introduction

15 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

In 2015, the Government of Nigeria requested World Bank support to respond to the humanitarian and development crisis in the North East of Nigeria.

14 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Ministry of Finance has confirmed the activation of the $150M Catastrophic Bonus by the World Bank, which will be transferred to the National Disaster Fund (FONDEN), for health, education and roads infrastructure/reconstruction purposes. The fund is approved following verifications conducted by the US Geological Survey. (Source: SHCP, 10 Oct)

13 Oct 2017 description

Your Excellency, Chea Samnang, Cabinet Chief for Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Yim Chhay Ly, Chair of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development Representatives from the Royal Government of Cambodia, development partners, civil society partners, Your excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following a series of attacks leaving seven staff members of ICRC dead, the organization reduces its footprint in Afghanistan after three decades of continuous presence.

  • Displacement in Afghanistan surpasses a quarter of a million people from January to September.

  • Polio vaccinators were unable to reach more than 130,000 girls and boys due to conflict and lack of humanitarian access.

11 Oct 2017 description

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level. It focuses on the experiences of a national climate fund – the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) facility in Ethiopia – and a sub-national source – the County Climate Change Funds (CCCFs) in Kenya. The paper aims to understand how well these funds take into account the priorities of local communities alongside recognising and incorporating national climate change policies and development plans.

10 Oct 2017 description
report AidData

Introduction

Three Views

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires mobilizing resources from a variety of sources, including international partners, domestic budgets, foundations and philanthropy, as well as the private sector. Knowing where this money is going is key to helping policymakers make smarter choices and steer resources to priority areas. However, data on development financing rarely incorporate all of these sources.

07 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

OVERVIEW

Small Island States include two-thirds of the countries that face the highest relative losses due to natural disasters, and these costs are growing.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

02 Oct 2017 description

By Stephen Thompson

Institute of Development Studies

Question

  • The global context of international development.

  • UK Parliament’s guiding principles, legislation and strategic priorities.

  • Official Development Assistance spending: cross-government approach, classification and recipients.

Summary

29 Sep 2017 description

Key points

  • After decades of being at the frontline of the humanitarian aid agenda in Somalia, the international community acknowledges that it is time for a Somali-led approach and is committed to work with local NGOs to realize this.

  • Although increased humanitarian funding from various actors have enhanced humanitarian response in Somalia, local actors still experience challenges in accessing funds, staff retention and capacity development.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

28 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

No, Dominica is not the same as the Dominican Republic; Montserrat is a British territory, but the UK can send it help and call it aid; there are a lot of Virgin Islands not owned by Richard Branson: Newcomers among relief workers, more familiar with the Middle East or sub-Saharan Africa, have had to master the map of the Caribbean quickly this hurricane season.

Read more on IRIN.

28 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations

The Department of Field Support is pleased to announce that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.

These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.

27 Sep 2017 description

This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.

27 Sep 2017 description

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2017 – In the wake of natural disasters that have threatened millions of people and destroyed thousands of buildings and dwellings over the past few months, the future resilience of urban environments is receiving a boost of support today, as the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) became the first donor in the World Bank’s City Resilience Program …

26 Sep 2017 description

En una reunión conjunta del Consejo Permanente y del Consejo Interamericano para el Desarrollo Integral (CIDI) de la Organización de los Estados Americanos, el Fondo OEA-Cascos Blancos fue declarado "Fondo Humanitario", a partir de este mes, como resultado de las acciones en materia de asistencia humanitaria llevadas adelante por Cascos Blancos y al considerarlo como uno de los mecanismos valiosos en el Hemisferio para la prevención, mitigación y respuesta en casos de desastre.

26 Sep 2017 description
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The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) receives contributions from donors – mainly governments – into a single fund, with the aspiration of reaching 15 percent of the total humanitarian funding requirements in Sudan. The money is used for humanitarian operations on a rolling basis through regular allocation rounds or is set aside for future response to in–country emergencies.

22 Sep 2017 description

Supporting life-saving, coordinated and effective response

The humanitarian situation in Somalia deteriorated in 2016 due to protracted conflict and prolonged drought conditions in most parts of the country. By December 2016, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance had reached 5 million, a 28 per cent increase from 3.9 million in February.