Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
All displaced people need some form of shelter, and circumstances dictate that in reality not much of it conforms to the typical picture of a tent or tarpaulin nor meets official standards. The types of shelter and settlement responses found, employed and created by, and created for, displaced people profoundly affect their experience of displacement. It should provide some protection from the elements and physical security for those who dwell in it, and the articles in this issue of FMR give a glimpse of just some of the many ways this is possible.
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, security gaps in Libya, and the inability of the international community to protect civilians during the war in Syria.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017
Este nuevo acuerdo fortalecerá la respuesta humanitaria de ACNUR, que se enfoca en la salud pública y la educación, así como en la atención de urgencia.
GINEBRA, Suiza, 31 de mayo de 2017 (ACNUR) - ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, y el Fondo Mundial de Lucha contra el Sida, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria firmaron hoy un acuerdo con el fin de mejorar los servicios de salud para los refugiados y otras comunidades desplazadas.
31 mai 2017
GENÈVE – Aujourd’hui, le HCR (Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés) et le Fondsmondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme ont signé un accord visant à améliorer les services de santé pour les réfugiés et pour d’autres communautés déplacées. Ce nouvel accord va renforcer les actions humanitaires du HCR, en se concentrant sur la santé publique et l’éducation, ainsi que sur les soins d’urgence.
GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities. This new agreement will strengthen UNHCR’s humanitarian response - focusing on public health and education as well as emergency care.
The failure by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to prevent and halt the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda more than two decades ago was a major factor in the establishment of the African Union (AU) peace and security architecture.
However, the AU does not seem to have a full grasp of how to prevent atrocities from happening on the continent.
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) held a session on 11 April 2017 on the prevention of hate crimes and the ideology of genocide in Africa.
Switzerland - 2015 was the year of hope for the global migration and humanitarian communities.
That year, we saw the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development call for effective measures and strengthened support to empower displaced people and migrants as part of a broader commitment “to leave no one behind”. This was important progress on the Millennium Development Goals which had nothing to say about migration, let alone the contribution it can make to resilience or sustainable development.
This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.
Water: Are we all too wet behind the ears?
March 22 marked World Water Day; a day when we’re all supposed to take action to tackle the water crisis. But how many people even know there’s a crisis to be tackled? Certainly, a good few in the developing world will be aware that there’s something not quite right, since a full 1.8 billion of them still use a contaminated source of drinking water. This puts them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017
Women are pivotal in ending conflicts and promoting sustainable peace and security. Because women and men experience conflict differently and understand peace differently, both need to be involved in peace and security efforts. Recognizing the significant impact of conflict on women and the important role that they play in peace operations, the United States is committed to promoting women, peace, and security objectives through our Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI).
Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). (Discussion Paper 211). Maastricht: ECDPM.
Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration, indicated scientists attending the Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Fall Armyworm in Nairobi this week.
At the conference on, “Scaling-Up the Purchase for Progress (P4P) Model of Pro-Smallholder Market Development in Africa: The Vital Role and Impact of the Public Sector,” hosted by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nairobi, Kenya on 10-11 April, 2017, senior African policy makers and key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and wider development community adopted this declaration as an affirmation of their strong commitment to scaling up the demand-led model of support to smallholder …
THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020
The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.