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10 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRÓLOGO

La malnutrición aguda grave afecta a más de 17 millones de niños y niñas en todo el mundo. A pesar de los notables progresos alcanzados en los últimos años, en 2013 aproximadamente 2,9 millones de niños de 65 países tuvieron acceso a tratamiento, cifra que representa tan sólo el 17% de los niños del mundo que lo necesita.

10 Feb 2016 description

El Convenio de Ginebra “para el mejoramiento de la suerte de los militares heridos en los ejércitos en campaña” se aprobó en 1864 y marcó el comienzo del derecho internacional humanitario contemporáneo (DIH). Le siguieron muchos otros tratados, que en conjunto aspiran a consagrar el principio básico según el cual las guerras deben librarse dentro de ciertos límites que han de respetarse a fin de preservar la vida y la dignidad de los seres humanos.

06 Feb 2016 description

PRÉFACE

Un kit de survie dans sa poche et sa tête « Ces morts auront péri en vain si les vivants refusent de les voir ». La phrase du célèbre correspondant de guerre Robert Capa concerne tous les êtres humains mais elle s’applique particulièrement aux journalistes tués dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions. On n’infligera pas ici de longues statistiques sinistres, mais qui ne connaît une consœur ou un confrère tombé dans un échange de tirs ou sciemment visé lors d’un reportage ?

06 Feb 2016 description
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Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO launch new edition of safety guide for journalists in high-risk environments

On the occasion of the 5 February 2016 conference “News organizations standing up for the safety of media professionals” at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO are officially launching the latest edition of the Safety Guide for Journalists: A handbook for reporters in high-risk environments.

05 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The purpose of this resource pack is to strengthen the evidence base of child protection through clear and practical guidance for improved planning and M&E practices and documentation of good practices and lessons learned, in line with the main approaches in UNICEF’s Child Protection Strategy (2008) and the refocus in UNICEF on monitoring results for equity. The resource pack is a joint initiative between the UNICEF Child Protection Section, the Data and Analytics Section (in the Division of Research and Policy), the Evaluation Office and the Field Results Group.

04 Feb 2016 description
report All In Diary

The fully updated 5th edition of the All In Diary is now available for free download or purchase in hard copy from www.allindiary.org

Developed for front-line staff and volunteers, the All In Diary provides a single source for good humanitarian practice in a practical, summarised format.

04 Feb 2016 description

Where does Zika virus occur?

Zika virus occurs in tropical areas with large mosquito populations, and is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia and Western Pacific.

03 Feb 2016 description
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1. INTRODUCTION

This guidance note was developed by the GBV Sub-Cluster (GBV SC) Turkey (cross-border operations in Syria) to support best practice and facilitate a standardized but context-specific approach to the development and distribution of dignity kits. Guidance is based on input from, and experiences of, GBV Sub-Cluster members (Turkey cross-border) as well as UNFPA Dignity Kit Programming Guidelines 2012.

29 Jan 2016 description
report Conflict Dynamics

Conflict Dynamics International has released a new tool for national judicial actors and others working on accountability for children in armed conflict: Anti-Impunity Tool: Guidance for investigating and prosecuting serious violations against children in armed conflict

27 Jan 2016 description

I. INTRODUCCIÓN

La infección por el virus Zika, un flavivirus, es transmitida por mosquitos del género Aedes. Aislado por primera vez en 1947 en monos Rhesus del bosque de Zika (Uganda); la infección en humanos se demostró inicialmente por estudios serológicos en Uganda y Tanzania en 1952 y se logró aislar el virus a partir de muestras humanas en Nigeria en 1968 (1).

26 Jan 2016 description

Estas recomendaciones preliminares han sido elaboradas por el equipo de la OPS/OMS con el asesoramiento de expertos, basado en los datos y evidencias disponibles en el momento actual. Este documento se podrá revisar y actualizar a la luz de nuevas evidencias que puedan surgir.

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20 Jan 2016 description

1.0 Introduction

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is the most widespread form of abuse worldwide, affecting on average one third of all women globally in their lifetime. VAWG undermines the mental and physical health of women and girls, violates their human rights and can have a negative impact on long-term peace and stability. In line with its international and national commitments, preventing VAWG is a top priority for the UK Government and DFID.

20 Jan 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

The Child Protection Working Group defines child protection as “the prevention and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children”. As there are threats to children’s safety and wellbeing in every emergency, child protection is an important consideration in all humanitarian action and can be a life-saving measure.

Overall, the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) are intended to:

• Set common principles;

• Strengthen coordination;

20 Jan 2016 description
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INTRODUCTION

La rédaction de cet Éventail d’actions est issue des constats suivants:

Tout enfant a droit à l’éducation.

En vertu du droit international, tous les États, et par extension leurs ministères, ont l’obligation d’assurer le droit à l’éducation pour tous, y compris les enfants et les jeunes vivant dans des situations de crise. 1 De nombreux États ont aussi des obligations dans le domaine de l’éducation en vertu de leur constitution nationale.

20 Jan 2016 description
Executive summary

(New York, December 15, 2015) – Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Pakistani Taliban’s attack on Army Public School in northwestern Pakistan that left at least 145 people dead, including 132 children, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) released the report, “What Ministries Can Do to Protect Education from Attack and Schools from Military Use: A Menu of …

18 Jan 2016 description
report Shelter Cluster

Introduction

Links to the Humanitarian Charter and international law

17 Jan 2016 description

Simon Levine and Kay Sharp

This Topic Guide is written primarily for people working with longer-term perspectives to support the livelihoods of people living in places where crises are a threat, are recurrent or are even the norm. It offers perspectives on how livelihoods experts can think, position themselves and act in fast-changing, high-stakes environments. It offers a way of thinking about crises.

15 Jan 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam's Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) tool develops a holistic, landscape-wide understanding of vulnerability and links up actors across various levels of governance to jointly identify and analyse root causes of vulnerabilities for distinct social groups and later design programmes and risk reduction initiatives accordingly, ensuring that they are equitable, gender-sensitive and effective.

12 Jan 2016 description

This operational guidance and toolkit brings together worldwide expertise on cash-based interventions (CBIs). It provides comprehensive and practical guidance for humanitarian actors to assess the feasibility, conceptualise the design and structure the implementation of MPGs. The guidance focuses on MPGs whose primary objective is to meet basic needs as defined by affected people themselves, International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law and Sphere Standards. However, the nature of MPGs means they can be easily “topped” up for time-bound and specific needs that can be met by cash, e.g.