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'With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) dumped by US President Donald Trump last week, many parties here at home may breathe a sigh of relief.'
In 2011, nearly 260,000 Somalis died because the humanitarian response was too slow; UN officials are trying to prevent a repeat of that crisis
'Drought-ridden Somalia is at risk of a repeat of the famine that killed nearly 260,000 people in 2011 if aid is not stepped up over the next two months, United Nations agencies said Wednesday, calling for more funds.'
MAIDUGURI (AFP) - Scores of injured people were airlifted on Wednesday (Jan 18) to hospital for treatment after a botched air strike on Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria killed at least 52 civilians and aid workers.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
'The medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said more than 120 people were wounded on Tuesday (Jan 17) in the bombing of a camp in Rann, in the far north of Borno state, the epicentre of the militants' insurgency.'
At the end of 2016, Switzerland will be ending its humanitarian work in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Communities facing natural disasters and ongoing conflict in these countries have benefited from emergency aid, and high-quality reconstruction and prevention programmes. Switzerland will be continuing a number of cooperation and peacebuilding activities at a regional level. On 10 December 1988, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale destroyed the town of Spitak in northern Armenia, killing over 25,000 people and leaving half a million homeless. Swiss experts were sent to the region to assist the survivors. This is how Swiss Humanitarian Aid began its activities in the South Caucasus, a priority area which in addition to Armenia grew to include Georgia and Azerbaijan as a result of the conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
'At the end of 2016 Swiss Humanitarian Aid’s efforts in the region will come to an end, while the technical cooperation that began in 1999 as part of Switzerland’s cooperation mandate with Eastern Europe continues. Despite ongoing humanitarian needs in some places, the situation cannot be compared with other major crises currently unfolding in the Middle East or the Horn of Africa.'
The UN and the Central African Republic have unveiled a new three-year humanitarian response plan. More than 2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
'With an annual budget of nearly $400 million (375 million euros), the plan is intended to meet the needs of Central Africans after three years of institutional and humanitarian crises in the Central African Republic (CAR).'
Jean-Marie Servant learned his surgery techniques in the great hospitals of the world. But it was in Niger, the poorest country on the planet, where he was able to pioneer a facial reconstruction technique that now helps poor children suffering from a poverty-related disease that goes back to ancient times. Servant is remembered by his friend and colleague Daniel Cataldo.
'Reconstructive surgery is an important part of public health in Niger, where children often fall victim to complications caused by poor sanitary conditions and unsafe surroundings, sometimes requiring quite drastic plastic surgery.'
A petition two years in the making and calling for medal recognition for New Zealanders who provide humanitarian service overseas will go to Parliament soon after being presented to - Northern Advocate
'A petition two years in the making and calling for medal recognition for New Zealanders who provide humanitarian service overseas will go to Parliament soon after being presented to Whangarei MP Shane Reti.'
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A unanimous vote by executive members of the Isle of Wight Council could see the resettlement of five refugee families, from war-torn Syria, here on the Island. At a meeting last night (Thursday), executive members welcomed the idea and said the Island needed more diversity. Executive Member for Regeneration, Housing and Homelessness and Transport, …
'However not all councillors were in agreement with the executive panel. Councillor Daryll Pitcher said he was concerned for the Isle of Wight’s homeless and believed they would be pushed to the back of the housing queue.'
SC/12679 12 JANUARY 2017 SECURITY COUNCIL 7861ST MEETING (PM) Despite the gains made against Boko Haram by countries in the Lake Chad Basin region, the extremist group remained a threat, carrying out asymmetric attacks against civilians, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, stressing that only a concerted international approach would help repair the material and social damage inflicted on communities. Briefing the 15-member Council this afternoon, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said that the region continued to suffer from the combined effects of violent extremism and a serious humanitarian crisis, as well as human rights abuses and violations by terrorist elements. Despite the counter-insurgency operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force, Boko Haram maintained the ability to carry out attacks and perpetrate violence against civilians through kidnappings, suicide bombings, improvised explosive devices and ambushes on towns and villages.
'Despite the gains made against Boko Haram by countries in the Lake Chad Basin region, the extremist group remained a threat, carrying out asymmetric attacks against civilians, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, stressing that only a concerted international approach would help repair the material and social damage inflicted on communities.'
Discovery of 'lost' micro-continent suggest island much older than thought
'The discovery was first published in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience at the beginning of March. According to the international scientists' team, the presence of the crystal zircon on the sun-drenched shores of Mauritian beaches led the geologists to the existence of the prehistoric continent beneath the island and which extends thousands of kilometres in the depths of the Indian Ocean up to Seychelles.'
One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns. South Sudan's ongoing crisis has left 1.9 million people internally displaced since the conflict began in December 2013 and more than 1.1 million people are living as refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, as well as in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Sudan. In Somalia, some 5 million people are food insecure. Burundi remains unstable, with more than 325,000 people having crossed the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda since April 2015. Political tensions are growing in some areas, with general elections due in Angola, Kenya and Rwanda in 2017, which could trigger internal and cross-border displacement. A further deterioration in the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may also generate wider implications for the region. The annual rain and cyclone season expected in the first quarter of 2017 may cause displacement and heighten the risk of disease outbreaks, particularly cholera.
'The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) humanitarian strategy will focus on delivering results for children through sectoral responses in nutrition, health, child protection, education, HIV/AIDS, social protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).'
Jeremy Hunt has been accused of “hiding” from the public eye after the British Red Cross was called in to deal with a “humanitarian crisis” in overstretched NHS hospitals. At the time of publication the Health Secretary had issued no comment on the unfolding health service crisis, following calls by the charity for an emergency cash injection to deal with unprecedented pressures on the under-funded health service.
'“Jeremy Hunt cannot say that he wasn’t warned that this crisis was coming. Every major health organisation has been warning for months that the NHS was heading for disaster unless it got more funding. '
Penn, movie star and former White House official, also called on his Twitter followers to donate to UNRWA
'The US television show, a competition between amateur chefs, brought eight celebrities for a special edition cooking “showdown” on Monday. Each participant chose a nonprofit organisation as the recipient of a monetary award given to the winner.'
WME | IMG teams with UNICEF to help create and distribute content to elevate the humanitarian group's causes through by utilizing its client network.
'The U.S. Fund for UNICEF, through which WME | IMG will be coordinating its efforts, is an organization that supports UNICEF’s work on behalf of the world’s children through advocacy, education and domestic fundraising.'
Humanitarian partners need $310 million to help crisis-hit communities in Cameroon In 2017, almost three million people in Cameroon are expected to need aid. Around 2.6 million will face crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity.
'In 2017, almost three million people in Cameroon are expected to be in need of assistance. Around 2.6 million will face crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity, mostly in the arid Sahel belt of the northern regions.'
Terrorism was likely not the cause of the Black Sea plane crash involving a Russian military jet carrying 92 people on Sunday morning, the country’s transport ministry has said. As Russia began a day of mourning on Monday, minister Maxim Sokolov said more than 3,000 rescue workers were involved in a huge search of the crash site, but that no survivors had been found.
'As Russia began a day of mourning on Monday, minister Maxim Sokolov said more than 3,000 rescue workers were involved in a huge search of the crash site, but that no survivors had been found.'
Five UAE officials were among 57 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as Taliban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence.
The Emiratis were among 12 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor&#
'The Emiratis were among 12 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar on Tuesday, while the UAE’s ambassador to Afghanistan escaped the attack with injuries.'
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Which? compared costs for someone transferring three pension pots into a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with £150,000 put into funds and £50,000 into stocks.
"Consumer group Which? has analysed the charges of 14 online brokers for investing a pension fund worth £200,000 and found those levying fixed rather than percentage fees were cheapest"
The UK government’s plans to tighten rules on transferring money out of pensions to tackle widespread fraud, has been described as “anti-consumer” by Rops provider Momentum Pensions, which warns the move will unfairly restrict transfers to overseas pensions.
"The government is looking at giving greater powers to existing pension providers to block suspicious transfers to a personal pension scheme, including a recognised overseas pension schemes (Rops) as well as self-invested personal pensions (Sipp). "
Self invested personal pension provider Momentum Pensions has beefed up its UK operation with three senior appointments aimed at driving continuing growth for its Sipp
"Self-invested personal pension provider Momentum Pensions has beefed up its UK operation with three senior appointments aimed at driving continuing growth for its Sipp."
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"The consultation proposes that new pension schemes should only be authorised where the sponsoring employer is actively trading."
A shake-up of the rules that protect consumers when financial services firms go bust has been proposed by the regulator.
"The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the UK’s statutory compensation scheme of last resort, which protects deposits in banks, building societies, and credit unions, as well as certain insurance, investment and pension products when a provider fails."