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Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children

Over the last decade, recognition of the pervasive nature and impact of violence against children has grown. Still, the phenomenon remains largely undocumented and underreported.

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U.A.E. spends Dh1b on water supply in 61 countries

U.A.E. has offered more than Dh one billion in foreign aid between 2009-2013 to help ensure water supply in 61 countries, according to the Ministry of Development and International Co-operation (MICAD).

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Alternatives to Europe's substandard IDP and refugee collective centres [EN/FR]


Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
Rapporteur: Mr René ROUQUET, France, Socialist Group


There are currently some 2.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Europe, mostly living in temporary shelter and in conditions that are incompatible with human dignity and the values advocated by the Council of Europe, despite the initiatives taken, including by the Council of Europe Development Bank.

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Cooperation from Crisis? Regional Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies

The report explores the war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, drawing a number of lessons that could be applied in contemporary crises.

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Capacity building fund MAA00011 Annual Report 2012

This report covers the period 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012

Programme summary

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Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group to hold fifteenth session in Geneva from 21 January to 1 February 2013

15 January 2013

The fifteenth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group will be held in Geneva from 21 January to 1 February during which the next group of 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism.

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Bulgari, Save the Children Education Campaign Surpasses $20 million

Media Contact
Eileen Burke 203.216.0718

Bulgari Ring for Save the Children

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Freedom of the Press 2012: Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East

Freedom House


The Middle East and North Africa saw dramatic if precarious gains in press freedom in 2011, and for the first time in eight years, global media freedom did not experience an overall decline, according to a Freedom House report released today. However, due to downgrades in some previously free countries, the percentage of the world’s population living in societies with a fully free press has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade.

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Cooperation in disaster management: the European Union and the United States take a major step forward

Reference: IP/11/1365

Brussels, 17 November 2011 - Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, met today in Brussels to discuss the priorities for cooperation between the European Commission and FEMA in disaster management and emergency response.

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According to need? Needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI
James Darcy
Charles-Antoine Hofmann
Executive summary

This report considers ways of achieving a more consistent and accurate picture of the scale and nature of the problems people face in humanitarian crises, and how to ensure that decisions about response are properly informed by that understanding. Three main problems underlie it: first, international humanitarian financing is not equitable, and amounts allocated across various contexts do not reflect comparative

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Field Exchange Mar 2003: Mental health in emergencies

Summary of published papers1,2

Field Exchange has previously run articles on the need to address the mental health of war affected populations and to consider the possible link between mental health, economic well being and future food security. The importance of mental health care during and following conflict appears to be increasingly recognised by humanitarian agencies. For example, during 1995 in the former Yugoslavia, 185 mental health projects were being operated by 117 organisations.

A recent article in the Lancet addresses

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Field Exchange Mar 2003: Infant feeding in emergencies

Summary of research1

The public health importance of infant feeding in emergencies has been highlighted in countries such as Iraq and Bosnia where feeding infants with breastmilk substitute is common practice. Although there are few epidemiological studies on the impact of emergencies on infant feeding, many anecdotal reports of adverse health outcomes exist. The displacement of such populations has created new dilemmas for aid workers on how best to assess and support feeding practice.

During the 1999 Kosovo Crisis an opportunity

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Paying the ultimate price: an analysis of aid-worker fatalities

This report by Dennis King
6 August 2002 (HPN) - Increasing numbers of aid workers are losing their lives in the line of duty. Yet while this trend is of increasing concern to the aid community, much of the evidence is anecdotal, and there is little hard data on which to base policy. Dennis King describes a research project that has attempted to fill this gap.

Statistics and documentation concerning fatalities among humanitarian workers are woefully incomplete. In addition to the efforts of individual researchers, the Office of the UN Security

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Emergency humanitarian relief must lead to rehabilitation and sustainable development, Economic and Social Council hears

United Nations
Debate Continues on Means of Strengthening United Nations Economic, Humanitarian and Disaster Assistance
International policy makers and providers of emergency humanitarian assistance must retain a focus on the transition from crisis relief assistance to assistance with rehabilitation, reconstruction and, ultimately, sustainable development, many representatives told the Economic and Social Council this afternoon.

Continuing with the humanitarian affairs segment of its substantive session, the Council discussed the continuing

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Natural disasters and conflicts: Horrifying human and economic tolls during 1998 and 1999 hover in background as ECOSOC takes up Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations
Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.
In his report on strengthening United Nations humanitarian assistance to the Economic and Social Council, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan highlights the 'enormous challenges' that marked 1998. Natural disasters -- including floods, induced by the