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06 Jul 2015 description

BY LAUREN PARATER, ASSOCIATE INNOVATION ENGAGEMENT OFFICER, JULY 3, 2015

In reality, education receives only 2% of humanitarian aid.

UNHCR considers education a basic right, “one that is vital in restoring hope and dignity to people driven from their homes.”

Unfortunately higher education is often a luxury for those who have been displaced. With more refugees and displaced persons than ever, we must find innovative ways to provide learning opportunities for those in emergencies.

04 Jul 2015 description

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region.

04 Jul 2015 description

Iraq - Conflict

• Lack of access to safety remains a grave concern as internally displaced persons (IDPs) from AlAnbar governorate are being prevented from leaving insecure areas.

• Threats of forced evictions, displacement and return movements in central Iraq are multiplying.

• Residents of Al Riyadh sub-district, in southwest Kirkuk, were requested by ISF to leave their village on 2 July.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 July 2015 – Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Nations report the calls for scaling up an inclusive, rights-based and stigma-free response to wipe out the deadly disease.

03 Jul 2015 description

With a growing proportion of the world’s out-of-school children and adolescents living in conflict-affected countries, education should be a priority for humanitarian and development donors. However, as this paper describes, humanitarian aid systems neglect the education of children and adolescents in countries affected by or emerging from conflict, and more and better targeted aid is needed.

Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed

03 Jul 2015 description
report The Global Fund

More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet.

03 Jul 2015 description

3 July 2015 - Smallholder farmers increase rice yields while using less seed, land and water by applying the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in an IFAD-funded project in Madagascar.

03 Jul 2015 description

The world is urbanising, and so too are humanitarian emergencies. However, many international humanitarian actors have found that traditional approaches — often rurally-derived or camp-focused — are ill-suited to urban environments. This briefing identifies key evidence gaps on urban crises and humanitarian responses, and outlines priorities to guide a future research agenda.

03 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 03/07/2015 - 18:17 GMT

Un avion de surveillance de la Marine française a survolé la Méditerranée centrale vendredi pour collecter du renseignement sur le trafic de migrants en méditerranée, a annoncé l'état-major de l'armée française.

Il s'agit de la "première contribution opérationnelle de la France à l'opération EU Nafvor Med, lancée le 22 juin par l’Union européenne" pour lutter contre les réseaux de passeurs de clandestins, relève le communiqué de l'état-major.

03 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

DUBAÏ, 3 juillet 2015 (IRIN) - Un nouveau rapport analysant l’intervention humanitaire qui a suivi le passage du cyclone Pam accuse une fois de plus les agences d’aide humanitaire internationales de n’avoir pas su coordonner efficacement leur action avec les acteurs locaux et nationaux.

03 Jul 2015 description

Human Rights Council
MORNING

3 July 2015

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted four texts, a Presidential Statement on enhancing the efficiency of the Council, and three resolutions on the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the protection of the family, and technical cooperation and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights.

03 Jul 2015 description

3 July 2015, Vol. 90, No. 26, pp. 337-348

IN THIS ISSUE

337 Introduction of inactivated polio vaccine and switch from trivalent to bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine worldwide, 2013–2016

343 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillanceand incidence of poliomyelitis, 2015

3 juillet 2015, Vol. 90, No. 27, pp. 337-348

DANS CE NUMÉRO

03 Jul 2015 description
report European Union

Le Conseil a adopté le rapport annuel de l'UE sur les droits de l'homme et la démocratie dans le monde en 2014. Tout au long de cette année difficile, l'UE s'est penchée sur de nombreuses violations des droits de l'homme dans le monde, fermement convaincue que défendre et promouvoir les droits de l'homme ainsi que des sociétés ouvertes et démocratiques constitue le seul moyen de garantir la sécurité et la stabilité dans le monde.

03 Jul 2015 description

Introduction

This publication provides generic guidance to assist both hosted and host families and ‘menus of options’ for specific support. Its goal is not to be exhaustive on this complex and multi-faceted topic, but rather to contribute to a ‘gap area’ and to complement existing guidance on community-based humanitarian action.

This guide has been informed by several country-level learnings and more specifically by the Haiti Shelter Cluster working group on host families.

03 Jul 2015 description

Australia will enter into a new partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight hunger in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

WFP is one of Australia’s best performing humanitarian partners, providing food assistance to 80 million people in 82 countries in 2014. Australia and WFP have recently worked in partnership to provide urgent food assistance following the earthquakes in Nepal and Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

03 Jul 2015 description

ETC2020 is the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster's (ETC) new strategy to create a communications environments for quick, effective and accountable humanitarian action. It seeks to enable an emergency response environment that provides humanitarians, citizens and governments with a seamless and resilient communications experience, grounded in humanitarian principles. And all this is to be achieved by 2020.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s Humanitarian Assistance Policy outlines how we will save and protect lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity before, during and in the aftermath of humanitarian crises.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN University

Having insight into what makes projects successful and how the social capital of women’s organisations contributes to the sustainability of WaSH interventions is highly relevant in the context of the current Sustainable Development Goals and post-2015 discussions. The framework and recommendations in the report are based on data collected from member organisations of the Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) through a collabora­tive partnership with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).