Sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian workers and other actors engaged in assisting the most vulnerable populations directly contradicts the principles upon which humanitarian action is based.
Sexual exploitation and abuse inflicts indelible harm on the very people seeking protection from armed conflict and natural disasters.
The Strategic Agenda 2020 outlines the direction and intent of the Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) - an alliance between Pacific Islands National Disaster Management Offices, the Pacific Islands Fire and Emergency Services Association, the membership of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police.
The aim of this guidance is to assist humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and HCTs to develop a comprehensive and humanitarian system-wide protection strategy in a manner that is light and enhances the effectiveness and performance of country-level humanitarian responses.
This guidance is deliberately flexible so that HCs and HCTs can design a process for strategy development that is conducive to the operational context as well as to the capacities and coordination mechanisms that are in place at country level.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality into Humanitarian Action
New Framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific Islands
(Pohnpei, FSM): Pacific Leaders’ endorsement of the The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP), the world’s first integrated regional framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters, has been applauded by Pacific regional and international organisations.
Ces Lignes directrices ont initialement été mises au point par le projet d’ICVA, Building Safer Organisations (BSO, bâtir des organisations plus sûres), en 2006. En 2007, le projet BSO est passé d’ICVA à HAP International. En 2015, HAP a fusionné avec l’organisation People In Aid pour former CHS Alliance.
Complaints give organisations significant opportunities to improve services and strengthen relationships with stakeholders, as well as to test assumptions about community needs. Good complaints handling systems also allow beneficiaries to enforce agencies’ claims about quality and accountability. On the other hand, mishandled complaints can undermine community confidence in agencies and even compromise security.
This document provides suggested actions for intercluster coordination groups in field operations to fulfil commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and to ensure that Protection is central to humanitarian response. While there is a consensus on the importance of Accountability to Affected Population and Protection in humanitarian response, country teams often raise the question “how do we actually do this?”
Hands-on information and practical advice for everyday life and work in the field as well as background information on crisis management structures in international organizations lie at the heart of the new handbook “In Control: A Practical Guide for Civilian Experts Working in Crisis Management Missions.” It has been developed in the realm of Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) by the project coordination team at ZIF.
Migrants face many risks
This document is an update of guidance published on 7 June 2016 to provide advice on the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus.
Assessments are a crucial element of the entire humanitarian programme cycle, informing decision-making processes and response options. Those undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) primarily focus on the agricultural capacity, food security, nutrition and livelihoods of crisis-affected populations.
This Document details the steps required for all partners and agencies to follow to review and add information on sector activities available for POCs and host community.
Finalidad de las directrices
La SMDD 2016-2025 est le résultat de deux années de collaboration intense au sein du système du PAM. La révision de la SMDD de 2005 a été coordonnée par la Commission méditerranéenne du développement durable (CMDD), assistée par le Secrétariat de la Convention de Barcelone (Unité de coordination du Plan d’Action pour la Méditerranée – PNUE/PAM) à travers son Centre d’Activités Régionales Plan Bleu (CAR/PB) et le soutien des autres composantes du PAM (CAR).
The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 aims to contribute significantly to the long-term sustainable development vision for the Mediterranean region, especially within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It presents strategic directions supporting disaster preparedness, adaptive actions and urban resilience to reduce vulnerability to disaster risks.
The Strategy is articulated around six objectives at the intersection between environment and development:
1) Ensuring sustainable development in marine and coastal areas;
Effective post-disaster reconstruction programmes
This topic guide is a review of the state of play in post-disaster reconstruction. It builds on extensive research, literature and experience to date, most recently considering outputs from the 2015 Sendai Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It considers the status quo and puts forward alternative positions for facilitating effective reconstruction through a more seamless and re-planned approach.
The conclusions of this publication are the following (p. 57):
Persons of Concern (POC)—including asylum seekers, refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees—are forcibly displaced by persecution, conflict, natural disasters and climate change. One of the most vulnerable groups in the world, their protection is further challenged by a lack of formal legal recognition and rights, access to basic services such as education and healthcare, and adequate opportunities for work.