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21 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Sri Lankan government has not met its pledge to curtail police abuses prior to the March 2017 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said today. Security sector reform was one of 25 undertakings by Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council resolution adopted by consensus in October 2015.

The Sri Lankan government has failed to repeal the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act or take serious measures to reduce torture in custody.

21 Feb 2017 description

Lead Author
Aaron Opdyke
PhD Candidate | Construction Engineering and Management
USAID/OFDA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellow
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder


21 Feb 2017 description

This is a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan, a cross-party parliamentary group promoting the cause of peace, human rights, justice and development for the people of Sudan and South Sudan. The report collects over 40 pieces of written evidence and 10 hours of oral hearings to make constructive recommendations for the UK Government, seeking to influence and inform the UK Government’s engagement with its Sudanese counterpart.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

Ce rapport résume les principales conclusions d'un exercice d'analyse et de cartographie des marchés d'urgence (EMMA) intégrant une analyse des risques de protection, mené par Oxfam Intermòn en Février 2017 dans la Région du Lac, Tchad. L'EMMA se concentre sur le marché du maïs (de consommation).

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20 Feb 2017 description

Seattle/Rustenburg – New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg area, South Africa, indicates that one in five HIV infections (approximately 6,765 of all female cases) and one in three cases of depression among women (5,022 cases) are attributable to rape and intimate-partner violence (IPV), while one in three women inducing abortion (1,296 cases) was pregnant as a result of sexual violence.

20 Feb 2017 description

by Tobias Flaemig, Susanna Sandstrom, Oscar Maria Caccavale, Jean-Martin Bauer, Arif Husain, Arvid Halma, and Jorn Poldermans.

Humanitarian programmes have recently started to shift from delivering in-kind aid – such as food, clothes and tents – to cash-based assistance. According to the New York Times, before 2015, 99% of the world’s humanitarian assistance came in the form of goods. By last year, that number had decreased to 94%.

20 Feb 2017 description

Hanna Röth, Zina Nimeh and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Key messages

  • Around 655,000 Syrian refugees are currently registered in Jordan and are unlikely to return to Syria in the near future. With many living outside camps, they struggle to meet basic needs such as shelter and food.

  • Vulnerable Jordanians benefit from various government-run social protection schemes depending on the type and extent of their vulnerability, but these programmes do not support refugees in need.

20 Feb 2017 description


Gender-based violence (“GBV”) is a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against one of the sexes. It includes all acts of violence based on gender which result or may result in physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering of either males or females. It includes threats to commit such acts of coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, regardless of whether it happens in public or in private life.

20 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees. In future, only one contractor will handle the payments and another will monitor the project, replacing systems involving some nine aid agencies.

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20 Feb 2017 description

Alexandra Spencer, Chloe Parrish and Charlotte Lattimer

Key messages

  • Data from aid agencies suggests that, in 2015, at least $1.9 billion was spent on humanitarian assistance in the form of cash-based responses (51% cash and 49% vouchers).

  • There is currently no systematic tracking of the volume of humanitarian assistance delivered in the form of cash and vouchers. As such, the international system is not ready to report on its cash-related commitments from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain.

20 Feb 2017 description

Monitoring, verification and certification are critical elements of the CLTS process and contribute to ensuring sustainability of ODF as well as learning about changes that are needed to improve implementation. Monitoring includes both process and progress monitoring.

18 Feb 2017 description


Depuis 2015, le Burundi est confronté à une crise atypique et qui s’inscrit dans la durée liée à la situation de crise politique et économique, aux déplacements de populations et conséquences de mauvaises conditions climatiques. Une évaluation, réalisée conjointement par le gouvernement et les agences des Nations Unies, avait identifiée six provinces prioritaires en raison de risques élevés et croissants d’insécurité alimentaire: Bujumbura Mairie, Bujumbura Rural, Cibitoke, Kirundo, Makamba et Rumonge.

17 Feb 2017 description

The purpose of this briefing paper is to support evaluators in producing good evaluations by helping to think about values and ethics consciously and carefully. To do this, we’ll first look at the relationship between ethics and evaluation. We will then look at the big picture of what constitutes “good peacebuilding” or peacebuilding “done right.” We will also explore ethical issues involved in who determines the values and criteria by which we judge programs.

17 Feb 2017 description
report Theirworld

The first years of life are the most critical for a child’s development, laying the foundation for years to come. During these important five years, babies and toddlers need nurturing care — which includes health care, good nutrition, protection, and opportunities for play and early learning — for their bodies and minds to grow strong. Physical harm, abuse, or deprivation during these critical years can leave long-lasting impacts not only on a child’s health, but also on his or her ability to grow, learn, and succeed.

17 Feb 2017 description
report OIDHACO

Colombia, atravesada de sur a norte por tres cordilleras andinas, con el océano Pacífico al oeste y el mar Caribe al norte, los llanos al oriente y la selva amazónica al sur, cuenta con una diversidad geográfica y una riqueza de recursos naturales excepcional en todo su territorio, que se extiende a través de montañas, glaciares, océanos y ríos, selvas, llanos y páramos.

17 Feb 2017 description


77 Human rabies: 2016 updates and call for data

87 Regional Technical Advisory Group on Immunization: Request for nominations


77 Rage humaine: mise à jour de 2016 et appel à la communication de données

87 Groupe consultatif technique régional sur la vaccination de l’OMS: Appel à candidatures

17 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Improve Security, Facilities Along the Line of Contact, Facilitate Better Crossing for Civilians

(Kyiv) – Ukrainian civilians are exposed to risks to their health and safety – even grave danger – as they face endless waits when they need to go back and forth across the contact line between government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine and the separatist-held Luhansk and Donetsk regions, Human Rights Watch said today.