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18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

18 Aug 2017 description
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This guide offers a child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework. It was developed in consultation with children by the Children in a Changing Climate coalition (ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, and World Vision). A Korean translation of the document, coordinated by the Global Education and Training Institute of UNISDR, is available below. The Japanese translation of the document, developed by Child Fund Japan in cooperation with UNISDR Office in Japan, is also available below.

18 Aug 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands
  • Prolonged fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Influenza

  • Australia is experiencing its worst ever flu season. There have been more than 70,000 cases reported. Experts are advising individuals to get immunized, if they have not been, to help prevent further cases. Source: Media
18 Aug 2017 description

Some 2,000 people arrived on the Aegean islands in June with the majority being Syrian and Iraqi. 55% of the new arrivals on the islands are women and children.

Problems persist on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions. This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.

Efficient coordination and delivery of certain services that affect the lives of asylum seekers during the transition period can be further improved.

17 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 de agosto, 2017 — Los trabajadores humanitarios no son un objetivo y su protección debe ser una prioridad, aseguró Stephen O´Brien durante una entrevista con Noticias ONU.

En vísperas del Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria, que se celebra este sábado, el coordinador de la ONU para Asuntos Humanitarios aseguró que estas personas corren grandes riesgos para ayudar a quienes más lo necesitan y no deben ser atacadas.

17 Aug 2017 description

by Patricia Mace and Vera Dimoplon

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is facing the largest refugee crisis since its inception. The agency, which was created to respond to the overwhelming number of refugees after World War II, has seen its mandate expand while its resources have stayed flat. A funding reform that gives the agency the autonomy and ability it needs to deal with intense difficulties could not come at a more important moment.

17 Aug 2017 description

The Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) is a field-wide effort to address the unique challenges of measuring results and learning from peacebuilding programs. The consortium includes the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Mercy Corps, and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The PEC convenes donors, scholars, policymakers, local and international practitioners, and evaluation experts in unprecedented open dialogue, exchange, and joint learning.

17 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) anuncia una nueva estructura y fortalecimiento institucional.

17 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announces that it has a new structure that will strengthen the institution.

17 Aug 2017 description

Every day, aid workers save lives in conflicts and disasters, braving tremendous dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to people who need it the most. On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), we remember and pay tribute to those heroic colleagues who lost their lives in humanitarian service.

17 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

Introduction

The main audience for this guide is the managers and actuarial analysts of insurance companies in developing countries interested in developing and evaluating named peril index insurance product lines. However, a number of other stakeholders could also find this guide useful, including

  • Farmer organizations, financial institutions, and agriculture value chain actors and investors evaluating the potential benefits and risks of index insurance policies.

17 Aug 2017 description

UN Security Council acknowledges conflict as a major cause of famine

17 August 2017, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries. FAO's response comes after the UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement acknowledging the link between conflict and famine. 

17 Aug 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española

19 de agosto, Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria

- Durante 2016 la organización realizó más de 300 misiones internacionales en 56 países en las que han participado 251 personas como delegadas.

7 DE AGOSTO DE 2017 09.43 H.

El Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria, que se celebra el 19 de agosto, rinde homenaje a todas aquellas personas que perdieron la vida en la prestación de servicios humanitarios y a quienes continúan prestando asistencia y socorro.

17 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 August 2017 – The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

17 Aug 2017 description
report ALNAP

By John Mitchell on 16 August 2017.

We humanitarians are a self-critical bunch. Independent evaluations, research studies, conferences and popular books on humanitarianism tend to focus on a bewildering array of failures, problems, challenges and frustrations. On the one hand this is a good thing as it shows we are open to changing and improving but, on the other hand, it can create a pervasive feeling of gloom and doom.