Tonga Islands: Australia and New Zealand provide humanitarian aid

A New Zealand military plane prepares to deliver food and relief supplies to the Tonga Islands in Auckland on January 20, 2022. CPL DILLON ANDERSON / AP Rescue is organised. The first two planes carrying long-awaited emergency aid took off on Thursday morning, January 20, for the Tonga Islands, cut off from the world five … Read more

UN calls for $ 5 billion in aid to secure Afghanistan ‘future’

Meeting in Geneva of different UN services to coordinate the humanitarian response in Afghanistan for the year 2022, January 10, 2022. DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS The United Nations has asked for a record $ 5 billion to fund aid to Afghanistan this year and secure a future for a country threatened by humanitarian disaster. It’s … Read more

Engineers develop new software tool to aid material modeling research

Journal Reference: Anubhav Roy, Darren W. Branch, Daniel S. Jensen, Christopher M. Kube. propSym: a tool to establish relationships between property constants for material property tensors of any order. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 2021; 54 (6): 1894 DOI: 10.1107/S160057672101058X Researchers input a material’s physical characteristics and structure, and the program produces its fundamental property constants … Read more

“In twenty countries, 274 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid”

Tribune. The year 2022 threatens to be the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of all time. This is what shows the “Emergency Watchlist 2022” published by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in its report of December 14, 2021, on the 20 humanitarian crises most at risk of worsening in 2022, starting with Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Yemen. In … Read more

The “alcohol-free month” resumes, still without public aid

Objective: not a drop of alcohol this month. For the third year in a row in France, volunteers are working from Saturday 1is January to the challenge of « Dry January » (“Janvier sec”, in French), a “month without alcohol” launched on the model of operations in Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian countries. A public health operation, … Read more

Sudan: in Darfur, an armed group loots nearly 2,000 tons of food aid

In Darfur, in June 2021. ABDELMONIM MADIBU / AFP An armed group looted nearly 2,000 tonnes of aid from the World Food Program (WFP) in Darfur, western Sudan, where one in three inhabitants depends on humanitarian aid, an official told Wednesday (December 29th). AFP. “We are in the process of assessing what was stolen from … Read more

UN Security Council to grant humanitarian aid to Taliban Afghanistan

A Taliban fighter looking at the Taliban’s flags of Afghanistan, in Kabul, August 25, 2021. AP The UN Security Council on Wednesday, December 22, unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by the United States which facilitates humanitarian aid for one year to Afghanistan, on the verge of economic collapse, by hoping the Taliban won’t take advantage … Read more

“The Member States of the European Union are the world’s leading donors of official development aid”

Tribune. The European Union (EU) unveiled the 1is December its plan to support the development of infrastructures in the world: the Global Gateway. This plan aims to mobilize 300 billion euros between 2021 and 2027 in connectivity projects around the world, and in particular in the fields of digital technology, climate and energy, transport, health, … Read more

Tornadoes in the United States: Joe Biden promises federal aid to disaster victims

Joe Biden gives a press conference in Dawson Springs, Ky., Wednesday, December 15, 2021. SCOTT OLSON / AFP Joe Biden came to demonstrate, Wednesday, December 15, his support for the victims of the tornadoes that ravaged several cities in the Midwest, Friday. “No one will let you down”, promised the US president. “These tornadoes devoured … Read more

In Madagascar, the assassination of an aid worker reveals the tragic situation in the south

Since March 2021, Médecins sans frontières has set up a permanent presence in the south of Madagascar in order to come to the aid of populations in emergency. Here in Befeno, in September 2021. RIJASOLO / AFP Two bullets in the body: a 23-year-old aid worker, Todisoa Andrinirina Fitiavana, was killed on Tuesday, December 7, … Read more