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Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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IPC Newsletter Vol. 3, Issue 3, February 2014

The third issue of the new IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), the 3rd Chronic Scale Synthesis Meeting, and the ISS Pilots in Tanzania and Honduras. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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CrisisWatch N°127 - 01 March 2014

n South Sudan violence escalated ahead of the rainy season, despite the January ceasefire agreement between President Salva Kiir’s government and “SPLM/A-in-Opposition” rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar. Talks have faltered as both sides instead seek military gains. The SPLM/A-in-Opposition’s advance towards lucrative oil fields in the north threatens an already fiscally fragile government. As security deteriorates, further involvement on the part of South Sudan’s neighbours – in particular Uganda and Sudan – is increasingly likely.

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CrisisWatch N°126 - 01 February 2014

Burundi Constitutional Court 7 Jan partially invalidated provisions of controversial media-control law; Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ) denounced restrictive measures still in effect. Opposition UPRONA 20 Jan declared intent to appeal to constitutional court over controversial land law passed in Dec.
UNSG 28 Jan proposed renewal of BNUB mandate despite govt resistance. ƒƒ “Quand plusieurs responsables de la CNTB sont de l’Uprona», IWACU, 20 Jan. 2014.

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Five Key Examples of the Role of Mine Action in Integrating Victim Assistance into Broader Frameworks

Geneva – A new publication by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit launched 23 January in Geneva, highlights the supporting role that national demining authorities can play in integrating landmine victim assistance into broader approaches to healthcare, disability and human rights.

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CrisisWatch N°125 - 2 January 2014

Longstanding political divisions within South Sudan’s ruling Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the military (SPLA) escalated into factional fighting between army units that has brought the country to the brink of civil war (see Crisis Group’s recent statement and open letter to the UN Secretary-General). Violence rapidly spread beyond the capital, with armed groups targeting civilians based on their ethnicity; reports of over 1,000 dead are likely to be underestimates.

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Landmine Monitor 2013

Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action.

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31% of global economic output forecast to face ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ climate change risks by 2025

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Maplecroft

Cities of Dhaka, Mumbai, Manila, Kolkata, Bangkok most at risk

New research by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, has revealed that 31% of global economic output will be based in countries facing ‘high’ or ‘extreme risks’ from the impacts of climate change by the year 2025 – a 50% increase on current levels and more than double since the company began researching the issue in 2008.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 – 22 October

There have been 2,936 new cases of cholera and 83 deaths in Haiti in one week, already more than half the cases reported during September.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08 – 15 October

Snapshot 08 – 15 October

In Syria, heavy fighting is ongoing in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Aleppo, Idleb and Homs, with government forces making gains in Rural Damascus while the opposition has won ground in Dar’a. Despite the call of al-Qaeda’s leader for opposition fighters to unite, inter-group fighting has escalated in Aleppo over control for neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, the Syrian National Council announced that it did not intend to participate in the proposed Geneva II peace talks.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 September – 08 October

As of 8 October, almost 3 million people living across 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces were affected by floods caused by heavier than usual monsoon rains.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 23-30 September

The UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. Heavier than usual monsoon rains have resulted in floods in large parts of Thailand.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 29 July - 05 August

In Syria, Government forces are advancing in Homs and expected to retake opposition-held districts in the short-term, while operations have been ongoing in other major cities, including Aleppo and Damascus. Meanwhile, infighting within opposition forces is spreading between various armed groups. Clashes are continuously reported between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaeda affiliated Islamists near the border with Turkey in Al-Hassakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates.

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Treatment 2015

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UNAIDS

The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, stresses that intensive focus on scaling up HIV services in 30 countries would have a significant impact on the trajectory of the global AIDS epidemic.

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Measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the United Nations system for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2013/341)

Summary

The present report on measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the United Nations system for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and postconflict situations is submitted in response to the request of the Security Council contained in S/PRST/2012/1.

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NGO Statement on International Protection - Extended Written Version

Madame Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement (available at: www.icvanetwork.org) has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

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Los niños y los conflictos armados: Informe del Secretario General (A/67/845–S/2013/245)

Asamblea General
Sexagésimo séptimo período de sesiones
Tema 65 del programa
Promoción y protección de los derechos del niño

Consejo de Seguridad
Sexagésimo octavo año

I. Introducción

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Le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé : Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/67/845–S/2013/245)

Assemblée générale
Soixante-septième session
Point 65 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante-huitième année

I. Introduction

  1. Le présent rapport couvre la période allant de janvier à décembre 2012; il est soumis en application de la résolution 2068 (2012) par laquelle le Conseil de sécurité m’a prié de continuer à lui présenter tous les ans des rapports sur l’application de ses résolutions et des déclarations de son président concernant les enfants et les conflits armés.

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Commission Implementing Decision of 11.6.2013 amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2012)9883 on the financing of humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2013 general budget of the European Union (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2001/822/EC of 27 November 2001 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Community ("Overseas Association Decision"), and in particular Articles 21 and 30 thereof,

Whereas: