Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development ARDD launches a paper entitled “Fostering a Culture of Accountability for Improving the Learning Environment in Jordan” as a part of the project “Education for the future”.
Mali: MSF warns about the use of humanitarian aid for political and military interests
The incursion of military and political actors in the humanitarian field is putting the provision of humanitarian aid at risk in Mali. This is the main conclusion of a report published this week by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which analyses the continuous and harmful instrumentalisation of humanitarian aid in the country.
Policing in South Sudan
Transformation Challenges and Priorities
Households in Conflict Network
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In 2013, super typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on Eastern Samar and Bantayan Island and triggered a huge humanitarian response. Now the challenge is to support sustainable development. Having a toilet is a ‘damgo’ (a dream), not a necessity for poor families in the Philippines. If you didn’t think having a clean toilet at home was important before the disaster, why would it be important afterwards?
A development response to addressing radicalization and violent extremism
Le développement humain pour tous
Le rapport constate que, bien que le développement humain moyen ait considérablement progressé dans toutes les régions entre 1990 et 2015, une personne sur trois dans le monde vit encore dans de faibles conditions de développement humain.
Les pays développés sont eux aussi confrontés aux problèmes de la pauvreté et de l’exclusion, avec plus de 300 millions de personnes vivant dans une pauvreté relative, dont plus d’un tiers de tous les enfants.
This report is the fifth in a series of quarterly reports by Siege Watch – a joint initiative of PAX and The Syria Institute that aims to provide the international community with timely and accurate information on conditions in Syria’s besieged communities. This report focuses on developments from November 2016 to January 2017. Data collected during the quarter from an extensive network of contacts on the ground shows that:
Soldiers camping out in schools and breaking up desks for firewood is common in parts of the Central African Republic. According to a United Nations report from November, 20 percent of the country’s schools are not operational, many because of misuse by armed groups. Some students were forced out of school four years ago, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels cut a bloody swath through the country and seized the capital.
Outbreaks of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, have been reported in DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Ghana and Kenya.
Regionally, around 330,000 hectares of staple crops, especially maize, have been affected. The remaining southern African mainland countries remain at high risk (OCHA 27/02/2017).
République centrafricaine : Des groupes armés occupent des écoles
Cette pratique abusive empêche de nombreux enfants de recevoir une éducation
(Nairobi) – Des groupes armés qui sévissent en République centrafricaine ont occupé, pillé et endommagé des écoles, empêchant les enfants de recevoir une éducation, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd'hui.
The year 2016 saw important signs of resolve and commitments to sustainable development and food security. Yet the year also witnessed growing uncertainties linked to stagnant growth in the global economy, growing income inequalities everywhere, worsening refugee crises, increased polarization and populism among major donor countries, and rapid changes in the political landscape.
Central African Republic: Armed Groups Using Schools
Preventing Children from Getting an Education
(Nairobi) – Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
22 mars 2017 – Près de 600 millions d'enfants – soit un enfant sur quatre à l'échelle mondiale – vivront, d'ici à 2040, dans des zones où les ressources en eau seront extrêmement limitées, d'après un rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié mercredi à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'eau ((22 mars).
As of 16 March 2017, Iraq’s humanitarian coordinator has warned that the pace of displacement during the first weeks of the west Mosul operation is higher than expected, and response capacity will be exhausted if new arrivals continue to increase. On 19 February an offensive towards the western part of Mosul was launched, and on 21 February new arrivals were outpacing returns for the first time in six weeks. Since then camp capacity has been repeatedly reported as severely restricted.
Since December 2016, above-average rains have caused flooding and landslides in 24 of the 25 regions of Peru. Over 99,000 people have suffered losses and over 600,000 people have been affected. 12 regions have declared a state of emergency. Piura and Lambayeque in the northwest, and Ica and Arequipa in the southwest are most affected. Piura, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica and Arequipa are particularly affected by infrastructure damage such as road and bridge collapse, damage to sewage and drainage systems, and health concerns.
Amanda Lucey and Liezelle KumaloThe implementation of South Sudan’s latest peace agreement appears to be at a standstill. Insecurity, food shortages and the breakdown in governance have forced more than 1.5 million people to flee the country. President Salva Kiir’s announcement of a forthcoming national dialogue offers some hope. Yet people are divided on the legitimacy of the process: is this a ruse to detract attention from important reforms, or is it an opportunity to finally broaden the political process in South Sudan?
Ten months on from the signature of a landmark agreement to reform emergency aid, critics worry that the process of translating 51 separate commitments into action is creating new layers of bureaucracy – the very thing the initiative was supposed to reduce.