ASSESSING THE RISKS
The ICRC has the expertise and know-how to evaluate the consequences of weapon contamination and CBRN hazards on the civilian population, and therefore design suitable mitigation measures. The National Societies are often well positioned to gather the data needed for the risk assessment. Our combined efforts enable the authorities to plan and prioritize their response to weapon contamination.
La Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR), a través del Equipo de Respuesta al Zika, desarrolló la adaptación de la Caja de herramientas para la prevención del Zika, dengue y la chikungunya al contexto regional, traduciendo los materiales al español y anexando un Calendario estacional para el vector. El Equipo de Respuesta al Zika también llevará a cabo una charla virtual con las sociedades nacional para socializar la caja de herramientas adaptada.
Understanding the Opportunity
This document presents the basic needs approach that UNHCR is pursuing and expanding across operations when providing multi-purpose cash grants to refugees in collaboration with partners.
What is a Basic Needs Approach?
UNHCR defines the basic needs approach as a way to enable refugees, based on their socio-economic vulnerabilities, to meet their basic needs through means to survive and access to services. Anchored in a rights-based approach and delivered in partnership, it is an integral part of protection and solutions.
UNHCR’s complaint procedures allow refugees and asylum seekers to file a complaint if there has been misconduct by UNHCR staff, interpreters, guards or NGO partners. A complaint must be filed within 3 months of the incident.
Process to file a complaint
There is a complaint form available at all UNHCR offices if you wish to use it.
Put your name and phone number on the complaint. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated.
Outline your complaint in as much detail as possible with dates, locations, witnesses.
The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through its Zika Response Team, has adapted an interactive toolkit and teaching guides for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention to the regional context by translating the materials to Spanish and adding a Seasonal Calendar for Vector Control to the toolkit. Additionally, the Zika Response Team will host a webinar with national societies in the region to socialize the toolkit.
This publication is an initiative of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific. The RCG seeks to not only link the region with the Global Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, but also to provide a learning platform for good practice. This publication focuses on Asia and the five priority countries in this region that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.
PSEA (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) is a term used by the UN and NGO community to refer to measures taken to protect vulnerable people from sexual exploitation and abuse our by own staff and associated personnel.
Malaria - WHO releases new guidance on elimination
For the first time in 10 years, WHO has published new policy guidance on malaria elimination. It provides countries with a set of tools and strategies for achieving and maintaining elimination, regardless of where they lie across the spectrum of malaria transmission.
Humanitarian programmes are increasingly carried out in locations where access is limited for humanitarian workers. Insecurity, the heightened risk of aid diversion, weakened relationships with affected communities and the risk of accidentally doing harm are challenging the humanitarian sector to adapt approaches and tools in order to deliver accountable, good-quality programmes despite the constraints.
This framework provides a consolidated summary of the major commitments and recommendations made to improve cash transfer programming† in humanitarian response during 2015 and 2016. It aggregates the core content of: the Grand Bargain, ECHO’s 10 Principles, the High Level Panel report, the Strategic Note on Cash Transfers and the Agenda for Cash. It is neutral across high level policy questions about approaches to cash transfer programming. The framework is designed to enable a consistent approach to implementing commitments and monitoring progress.
Did you recently move from a Government operated formal site to another type of accommodation operated by a UNHCR partner organisation, such as a hotel or an apartment?
If so, here is what you need to know:
You will continue to receive cash assistance in the new accommodation setting.
Author(s): Will Bugler and Olivia Palin