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06 Oct 2015 description

A. Aim of this guidance

  • The note outlines benefits, risks, options, and resources for supporting appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in children under 2 years of age in refugee and migrant transit situations in Europe.

06 Oct 2015 description
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Volume 1: Standards and criteria
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Volume 2: Implementation guide
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Volume 3: Tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the global standards
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Volume 4: Scoring sheets for data analysis

6 OCTOBER 2015 ¦ GENEVA - New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

28 Sep 2015 description
report Harvard University

The Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is proud to announce this week's release of Satellite Imagery Interpretation Guide: Intentional Burning of Tukuls. The report is available at http://hhi.harvard.edu/publications/satellite-imagery-interpretation-guide-intentional-burning-tukuls.

25 Sep 2015 description

Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at the animal-human interface. This makes it difficult to persuade animal workers of the potential danger from healthy-appearing poultry.

24 Sep 2015 description


A person with Ebola virus disease can spread the disease to others as soon as he or she begins to have symptoms. Therefore, it is important to identify and isolate symptomatic persons immediately in order to stop the disease from spreading. Contact tracing is one of the tools to effectively break chains of transmission and control EVD outbreaks.

23 Sep 2015 description

UNHCR welcomes the European Commission’s package of proposals released on Wednesday 9 September 2015 to address the current refugee crisis in Europe. These proposals are timely, as the number of people having arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 so far exceeds 380,000 and is expected to continue rising rapidly over the coming weeks and months, thus creating a sense of urgency for their rapid implementation.

Emergency relocation proposal

22 Sep 2015 description

This Food Security Cluster Core Indicator Handbook was produced through the cluster’s Programme Quality Working Group as part of an overall effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the cluster activities. The indicators included here were developed as part of coordinated efforts by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Needs Assessment Task Force in 2013, which sought to compile an online registry of key indicators for all IASC clusters and sectors, available via the Humanitarian Response website. The second version of this handbook was published in July 2015.

17 Sep 2015 description


Under the IASC Transformative Agenda, the IASC Principals committed to the ultimate objective of accountability to affected people by ensuring that the humanitarian response delivers assistance to those in need as the result of effective and timely decision- making and planning. In December 2011, IASC Principals agreed to a set of actions that collectively represent a substantive improvement to the humanitarian response model.
These include:

15 Sep 2015 description


This publication presents the linkages and synergies between social protection and nutrition in the food and agriculture and proposes recommendations for maximizing the nutritional impact of social protection programmes. The target audience includes professionals working in social protection who wish to know more about how nutrition relates to their work, as well as nutrition experts who wish to know how social protection can contribute to improving nutrition.

08 Sep 2015 description

Authors: Aditya Bahadur, Emma Lovell, Emily Wilkinson, Thomas Tanner

08 Sep 2015 description

Aditya Bahadur, Katie Peters, Emily Wilkinson, Florence Pichon, Kirsty Gray and Thomas Tanner

08 Sep 2015 description


This document provides guidance for the screening, triage, and application of infection prevention and control (IPC) during pregnancy and childbirth care in the context of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Guidance is presented for:

a. Pregnant women at risk of transmitting Ebola virus to others, e.g.

08 Sep 2015 description

Security to go: a risk management toolkit for humanitarian aid agencies is intended to provide a simple, easy-to-use guide for non-security experts to quickly set up basic safety, security and risk management systems in new contexts or rapid onset emergency response situations. This guide is applicable to both international organisations and national agencies moving into new regions and/or setting up new programmes; it is especially applicable to environments where the risk levels have changed due to human or natural causes.