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India to conduct first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise -2017 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017)

The first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). This exercise will be a platform for sharing best practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), strengthening regional ..

Nepal signed $635 million of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2018-2022

Nepal has recently signed a $635 million United Nations (UN) assistance package for 2018-2022 to lay out the country’s development strategy for the next five years. The package involving 26 individual UN agencies, spans interventions aimed at assisting in four broad areas: inclusive economic growth, social development, resilience, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, ..

The United Nations (UN) launches #NotATarget campaign for 2017 World Humanitarian Day (WHD)

The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is observed every year on August 19 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The 2017 WHD campaign “#NotATarget” follows the UN Secretary-General’s report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, ..

Record Aid Appeal of $22.7 billion by UN for 2017

In a record appeal, the UN has expressed need for $22.7 billion to cover humanitarian projects of relief which will cover 93 million people across 33 countries. The appeal has shown the state of humanitarian crisis prevalent in the world. The massive need has not been seen ever since World War II and has been ..