Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance critical for fragile states

Source: UN Development Programme Country: Syrian Arab Republic, World Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance is critical for fragile and conflict-affected States New York City – Three sources of finance – humanitarian, development and climate finance – play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). The Report, by the UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office), Financing Recovery for Resilience: Enhancing the coverage, capitalization and coherence of pooled financing mechanisms for recovery to strengthen synergies between humanitarian, development and climate finance, indicates that these three sources of finance now operate independently of each other in funding recovery efforts. This reduces the effectiveness of recovery efforts and increases risks of financing gaps.

Destruction of Gaza residential buildings main cause of civilian casualties

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory Highlights 58 Palestinian civilians, including 11 women and 21 children, have been killed in Gaza, since the start of “Operation Protective Edge” on 7 July. The targeting and destruction of residential buildings in Gaza continues to be the main cause of civilian casualties. Some 70 homes have been targeted and totally destroyed.

naja, warum sollte das wohl auch aufhören….…

naja, warum sollte das wohl auch aufhören…. Flüchtlingsproteste gehen weiter (neues deutschland) Noch läuft das Nachspiel wegen der Räumung der besetzten Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule – da gibt es bereits eine neue Besetzungsaktion von Geflüchteten.

“Und so ergeben sich Fragen: Woher hatte jeder die 13 Euro, damit sie als Touris…

“Und so ergeben sich Fragen: Woher hatte jeder die 13 Euro, damit sie als Touris getarnt in das Berliner Wahrzeichen kommen konnten?” ….womöglich hatten sie das Geld illegal erworben…oder noch schlimmer: vielleicht sogar “LEGAL”! Wer zieht die Fäden?: Das falsche Spiel mit den Berliner Flüchtlingen Der KURIER sagt, welche anonymen Gruppen im Hintergrund die Fäden ziehen und warum

America’s Culpability in the Middle East

Save for occasional verbal rebukes in egregious situations, the United States backs Israel unconditionally no matter what it does to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. As long as this continues, Palestinians will never enjoy even a semblance of justice, and the region will never know peace. This is as clear as can be.  The relevant principals know it too – in Israel, in Palestine, and throughout the world.   The only exceptions seem to be John Kerry and his advisors

The Atrocity

Bombs are raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed. Again.

CTBTO Tracks Fukushima’s Radioactive Release – March 12, 2012

Animation of the global spread of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima, after the devastating tsunami that struck Japan 11 March 2011. —— More than 1600 detections of radioactive isotopes…

“Fukushima” Indecent Blue

from the Lp ” Fukushima ” by INDECENT BLUE Garbo Dastorg & Le Duc Le Duc : Garbo Dastorg : .

Benjamin Lawsky Forcing Other Regulators to Man Up and Charge BIG Fines

It’s both amusing and telling to see the Financial Times bury the lede on how New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky is giving Federal regulators and prosecutors fits.

Oligarchy Blues

Yves here. This article by Michael Ventura, on the degeneration of representative process in the US and the rise of oligarchy, calls for new terminology and frameworks in order to describe our current political and economic conditions accurately, which Ventura contends is a necessary condition for action.