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18 May 2016 description

The objective of this guidance is to provide an overview of definitions, methods and good practice on how to derive overall, inter-sectoral humanitarian population figures. These include estimates of the number of people affected by a given emergency as well as in need of, targeted by and reached with humanitarian assistance. Currently there is no collectively agreed method to establish such figures.

18 May 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

UNHCR, the United Nations refugee organization, is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems.

12 May 2016 description

I. Background

The Cluster Approach was adopted by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) as a strategy to address gaps in humanitarian response identified in the 2005 Humanitarian Response Review. The cluster system and other components of the humanitarian reform process improved the architecture and effectiveness of humanitarian response through greater predictability, accountability, responsibility and partnership in international responses to humanitarian emergencies.

10 May 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Irregularly present migrants : “Firewalls” needed to prevent denying human rights through sharing personal data

Press release - DC083(201

10 May 2016 description

WHAT IS A NUTRITION CAUSAL ANALYSIS (NCA)?

A nutrition causal analysis (NCA) is a method for analysing the multicausality of under-nutrition, as a starting point for improving the relevance and effectiveness of multi-sectoral nutrition security programming in a given context.

10 May 2016 description

QU’EST-CE QU’UNE ANALYSE CAUSALE DE LA SOUS-NUTRITION - NCA ?

Une analyse causale de la sous-nutrition (NCA) est une méthode pour étudier les multiples facteurs responsables de la sous-nutrition. Elle représente un point de départ pour améliorer l’efficacité et la pertinence des programmes multisectoriels de sécurité nutritionnelle dans un contexte donné.

06 May 2016 description

Introduction

In conflict-affected and high-risk areas, companies involved in mining and trade in minerals have the potential to generate income, growth and prosperity, sustain livelihoods and foster local development. In such situations, companies may also be at risk of contributing to or being associated with significant adverse impacts, including serious human rights abuses and conflict.

06 May 2016 description
report United Nations

NEW YORK, 22 APRIL 2016 — The United Nations internal mechanism for coordinating action on small arms (CASA) today launched new guidance to assist States in designing and implementing a National Action Plan to prevent the illicit trade, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, which are used to kill more people every year than any other kind of weapon.

02 May 2016 description

Issued in 2015, this is the 4th edition of UNHCR’s Handbook for Emergencies, first published in 1982. This digital edition replaces all previous print editions of the Emergency Handbook. It is primarily a tool for UNHCR emergency operations and its workforce. Most of the Emergency Handbook content is publicly available. As such, the Handbook is also accessible as a tool for partners in emergency operations and other interested parties.

26 Apr 2016 description

ESCAP launches toolkit for flood forecasting and early warning in transboundary river basins

20 Apr 2016 description
report RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation has partnered with the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development to explore the role of Chinese and U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) — specifically, voluntary associations, philanthropic organizations, advocacy groups, community groups, and businesses — in disaster response and recovery.

20 Apr 2016 description

Introduction

« Si tu veux marcher vite, marche seul.
Si tu veux marcher loin, marche accompagné ». — Proverbe Africain

Les contextes d’urgence posent de nombreux défis à l’action humanitaire.
De fait, la coordination de l’assistance humanitaire joue un rôle central.

12 Apr 2016 description

Background and Aim of the NGO- ISR

With more than 947 partners around the world, UNHCR, through its Investigation Service in the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) is committed to further develop the investigatory capacity of its partners.

In December 2014, after signature of a partnership agreement with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the NGO-ISR was officially activated. It is administered on behalf of UNHCR and its NGO partners by the DRC.

12 Apr 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

ADVOCACY: A TOOL TO SUPPORT THE NUTRITION CLUSTER TO DELIVER ITS MISSION

The Nutrition Cluster was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process. It is a partnership that aims to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) response at country level that is predictable, timely, effective, and at scale.