The purpose of this document is to assist policy and program planners and implementers, designers and managers, evaluators and analysts to target interventions and measure progress in food security and nutrition. Indicators for concepts such as stunting and wasting, diet diversity and nutrient adequacy or food insecurity have proliferated in recent years, leading to widespread confusion about the best indicators for any given situation.
Writing is an art. It is one way of communicating with people to share the thoughts and to give concrete ideas and messages. It is more challenging than speaking because speaking is more interactive and both sides can clarify at once if they need more information. Writing cannot give that kind of chance and in some way, it is a passive way of communicating. However, good writing can provide concrete messages to the readers.
This guidance highlights tangible, evidence-based priority actions in health and WASH programs to achieve the Global Targets for nutrition. Throughout the guidance the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration within and outside the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to holistically address nutrition is emphasised.
SECTION 1: Why an evaluating humanitarian action companion guide on protection?
How can people and communities at risk in situation of crisis and conflict be better protected? And what role can humanitarian agencies and their staff play in helping bringing about such protection on the ground? (Slim and Bonwick, 2005: 11)
Press release: New guidance on Managing Child Safeguarding Allegations
(London 21 June 2016) Keeping Children Safe has launched new guidance to support organisations to manage investigations into allegations of child abuse. The guidance is based on International Child Safeguarding Standards, and draws on the collective expertise and experience of our global network of members.
This Guide accompanies and complements The Role of the Education Cluster in Monitoring, Reporting and Responding to Attacks on Education: Field Guidance for Education Cluster Coordination Teams (2016).
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the third edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit. The Toolkit is a guidance document structured around real-life security and human rights challenges faced by companies operating in complex environments.
The already difficult task of undertaking a disaster recovery is made more problematic when a disaster occurs within a conflict affected context. The allocation of resources towards recovery can become highly politicized and exacerbate pre-existing social tensions between groups, leading to criticism of legitimacy and undermine the recovery effort. The conflict context creates a causal loop between the recovery effort and the conflict where one influences the other, or both simultaneously exert influence on each other.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and a variety of other organizations make extensive use of participatory tools to identify vulnerabilities and capacities and to identify gaps where action could reduce vulnerability. For the IFRC, this tool is called Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA). However, once solutions have been identified, there are no standardized approaches to guide their review and prioritization.
This publication offers concrete examples and gender perspectives that can be successfully included in interventions before, during and after disasters. Although natural disasters do not discriminate, their impacts are far from gender-neutral. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction stresses the need to integrate gender perspectives in all disaster-related policies and practices, as well as to promote women's leardership at all levels of society.
IOM Welcomes Guidelines to Protect Migrants
Switzerland - IOM today (10/6) welcomed the publication of the “Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster” by the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative.
Almost all countries host a migrant population and no country is immune to conflict or natural disaster. IOM’s experience has shown that migrants were among those worst affected in every humanitarian crisis of the last decade.
Emergencies requiring mass evacuation differ greatly depending on geographic and demographic locations. Without the ability to create site specific evacuation plans, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created NFPA 1616 to assist in the development and implementation of Mass Evacuation and Sheltering. This report will describe the best practices of municipalities and hazard related industries for evacuation and preparedness among all emergency responses and how to implement or modify plans depending on jurisdictional preference.
Los problemas psicosociales y los trastornos mentales pueden incrementarse en situaciones de desastres y emergencias. Los horrores vividos, las pérdidas experimentadas, las incertidumbres y numerosos otros estresores relacionados con el evento traumático coloca a las personas en mayor riesgo de sufrimiento y de verse afectado por problemas de salud mental. El apoyo psicosocial no solo consiste en la atención por parte de los servicios de salud, sino que implica también soportes múltiples (incluido el apoyo y consuelo de su familia y comunidad).
Oxfam works with others, taking action to achieve common goals for overcoming poverty and injustice. Its aim is to achieve consistently good quality and honest relationships with all of its partners. Good partnerships are based on paying attention to ways of working and maximizing impact by delivering good financial and programme management.
In 2010, the United Kingdom (UK) Government Department for International Development (DFID) announced their ‘Framework for results for reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH)’ which included several ambitious goals in relation to reproductive, maternal and newborn health including saving 250,000 newborn and 50,000 maternal lives by 2015 (1). DFID simultaneously committed to measuring its achievements in reaching these goals.