Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT
Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Inside the issue
IPC Global News and Features…………..1
Working at full Speed in 2016.
A "New and Renewed "IPC Global Partnership
gFSC and IPC Strengthening their Cooperation
Towards a full Harmonized IPC Classification System
-E-learning Course on IPC Version 2.0
IPC Regions and Countries…….…………..3
IPC in East and Central Africa
IPC in Southern Africa
IPC support to CH in West Africa
By Mahieash Johnney, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society - @mahieash
Every morning, Chameera Peiris makes his way to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Colombo branch to provide briefings for the operations team that will engage in well-cleaning activities within the district. The branch has been cleaning wells since severe floods triggered by torrential rains swept through Colombo two months ago, contaminating almost 80% of the communities’ water sources.
What is offshore processing?
Offshore processing (referred to by the Australian Government as “regional processing”) is the term used to describe the arrangements by which Australia sends people seeking asylum who arrive by boat to either Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where their refugee claims are determined. Australia is the only country in the world that uses other countries to process refugee claims.
To move families out of risk zones, the government may resort to building high-rise housing, even in rural areas
By Amantha Perera
GAMTHUNA, Sri Lanka, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time the wind picks up in the night, the Karunadasas get the shivers.
The couple has been living in this remote village in the western foothills of Sri Lanka's central mountains for over five decades. But since May, when a massive landslide hit another mountain slope 15 kilometres away, they have struggled to sleep at night.
29/06/2016 – Monaragala, Sri Lanka: The Monaragala Branch of the Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRCS) has launched a door to door campaign in association with Public Health Officials of the district in order to raise awareness among residents in the area on how to prevent the rise of dengue.
Over 340,000 people are severely affected by torrential rains, induced floods and landslides in 22 districts of Sri Lanka. WFP is planning an emergency operation (EMOP) to provide immediate cash assistance for 10,000 severely food insecure vulnerable households in four districts.
Due to limited funding, there is an expected shortfall in the supply of Super Cereal Plus to Northern and Uva province, limiting programme implementation.
The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.
Human Rights Council
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Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General