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Better management of dead and missing migrants needed in Europe

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IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 28 July 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb - to about 75,000 at last count - so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy boats.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that more than 800 migrants have died trying to make the treacherous crossing from North Africa since the beginning of the year.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

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11/07/2014 - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

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Gender and Climate Change: Guidance Note

This guidance note outlines how climate change can impact men and women differently and identifies important ways in which gender roles can strengthen mens and women’s capacity to adapt to changing climate-related risks. As gender equality is an ongoing commitment of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the note proposes steps for helping Red Cross Red Crescent colleagues to be climate-smart and gender sensitive in their programming.

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Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on World Hepatitis Day

Vienna, 25 July 2014 - Hepatitis C is a gravely debilitating disease and the growing cause of early death and severe liver disease among those who inject drugs. Of the 12.7 million people estimated to have injected drugs globally, around 50 per cent are believed to have contracted this virus. Many of these individuals have no access to testing, treatment or counselling services and are suffering alone and without access to suitable medicines.

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Why soldiers rape — and when they don’t — in diagrams

By Lauren Wolfe/Director — July 25, 2014

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Canada’s Humanitarian Funding to OCHA for Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Today’s announcement of $350,000 is supporting the efforts of the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to strengthen the international humanitarian system’s preparedness and response capacity to meet emergency needs in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1]. For HIV/AIDS it led to President George W.

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It's time NGOs admit aid isn't going to 'save' Africa

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Guardian

Africa loses more to the west than it gains in aid. NGOs must challenge governments rather than congratulate them

Martin Drewry

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Looking Back and Beyond - Reflections of a Secretary General: 2008-2014

The world is changing and so must we, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. With beneficiaries, volunteers and staff reaching every corner of the world, we are at the forefront of change, as we witness it and partake in it every day.

After six years at the head of the world’s largest humanitarian organization – a global network that has a presence in nearly every country in the world and has a brand recognized by every age group around the world – I have had an exceptional vantage point to observe the world and how it is changing.

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Why toilets are essential for growing healthy children

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Guardian

New research shows sanitation is linked to stunting. Lawrence Haddad explains how toilets can improve child growth

Lawrence Haddad

Approximately 160 million children under the age of 5 are stunted. This means they are failing to grow well and lack of height can be a marker of a whole range of developmental setbacks including cognitive impairment.

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Sida : la circoncision réduit aussi le risque de contamination pour les femmes

07/25/2014 08:09 GMT

MELBOURNE, 25 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Une campagne de promotion de la circoncision, pour réduire la contamination par le virus du sida, bénéficie également aux femmes, dont le risque d'être infectée par le VIH diminue, indique une étude présentée vendredi lors de la conférence internationale sur le sida.

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told

07/25/2014 05:20 GMT

by Richard INGHAM

MELBOURNE, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.

In a South African community where large numbers of men had been circumcised, women who only had sex with circumcised partners had a 15-percent-lower risk of being infected by HIV compared with women who also had uncircumcised partners, it found.

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CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cluster CCCM - ¿Qué es la coordinación y gestión de alojamientos temporales?

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CCCM Cluster

Esta Casa simboliza el enfoque holístico de la coordinación y gestión de alojamientos temporales. La Gestión de alojamientos temporales consiste en la provisión de asistencia y protección a personas desplazadas por desastres naturales y/o conflictos en base al marco legal de protección internacional y leyes nacionales, y al cumplimiento de las normas mínimas para la respuesta humanitaria (Esfera). La Gestión de alojamiento se fundamenta en los principios de participación y rendición de cuentas a poblaciones afectadas con el fin de asegurar su dignidad durante el desplazamiento.

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Cluster CCCM - Roles y responsabilidades en coordinación y gestión de alojamientos temporales

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CCCM Cluster

RESPONSABILIDADES DEL ADMINISTRADOR

1.- Designar el emplazamiento, abrir y cerrar alojamientos temporales

2.- Resolver los conflictos derivados de la apropiación de tierras (asentamientos temporales) o de edificios (centros colectivos/ albergues) y sobre los derechos de ocupación

3.- Emitir la documentación, permisos y licencias (por ejemplo, certificados de nacimiento o muerte, documentos de identidad, autorizaciones de viaje) para los residentes del alojamiento temporal

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Cluster CCCM -Tipos de alojamiento temporales

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CAMPAMENTOS PLANIFICADOS

Son aquellos en los que la autoridad responsable (p. ej. El Gobierno Nacional) asigna a la población damnificada un espacio específico definido para tal fin, el cual ha sido preferentemente preparado para ser utilizado como Alojamiento Temporal siguiendo los estándares internacionales. Deben tener una oferta completa de servicios, incluyendo suministro de agua, distribución de alimentos, distribución de ayuda no alimentaria y educación, entre otros (por ejemplo, un campamento organizado)

CAMPAMENTOS ESPONTÁNEOS

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Actividades de protección en alojamientos temporales

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CCCM Cluster

¿Qué es la protección?

“El concepto de protección abarca todas las actividades tendentes a conseguir el pleno respeto de los derechos de las personas, de conformidad con la letra y el espíritu de la normativa pertinente (derechos humanos, derecho humanitario y derecho de los refugiados). Los agentes humanitarios y los defensores de los derechos humanos deberán realizar esas actividades en forma imparcial, y no basándose en la raza, el origen étnico o nacional, la lengua, el sexo, etc” (CICR)

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Riesgos de protección en alojamientos temporales

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Riesgos de Protección

Hablar de protección en acción humanitaria es reflexionar acerca de los riesgos y peligros que las personas desplazadas sufren como resultado de la acción de otras personas, o por el efecto fortuito de un desastre.