This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme and carried out by a team from the EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL), draws together primary research on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It investigates both the process of implementing MHPSS programmes and their receipt by affected populations, as well as assessing their intended and unintended effects.
This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme (HEP) and carried out by a research team from the University of Sheffield, represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries
EU-Turkey deal makes seeking refuge in Europe “mission impossible” for most vulnerable
Flawed policies are eroding refugee rights, say IRC, NRC & Oxfam in joint report released today.
Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice in the Humanitarian System
Prolonged conflict, proxy wars, and inter-communal strife characterize many regions in Africa. This violence has caused untold atrocities, deaths, sexual violence, and displacement, as well as accelerating poverty and shattering lives and communities across the continent. Uncontrolled arms in Africa fuel this violence and are increasingly putting lives at immense risk.
This multi-country research report examines the problem of implementation gaps – government failures to fulfill their legislative obligations to address and prevent violence against women and girls. It presents a comparative analysis of shortfalls between government commitments as laid out in laws, and the realities for survivors of violence as they try to access services and justice.
EU leaders must live up to their commitments to European values in responding to migration and stop copying xenophobic populist recipes, more than 160 NGOs said today in a joint statement. The organizations are calling for strong leadership to uphold the rights and values that have been the founding principles of the European Union for 60 years.
El trabajo se centra en la defensa de sus derechos económicos, el impulso de su rol social y político y la lucha contra la violencia que sufren las mujeres y niñas.
La organización impulsa la campaña internacional Basta, que exige a gobiernos de todo el mundo que garanticen la igualdad de género y luchan contra la violencia que sufren mujeres y niñas
En España, se apoya a 14 organizaciones que luchan por los derechos de las mujeres en ocho ciudades
This evidence synthesis, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme and carried out by a team from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Tufts University, identifies, synthesizes and evaluates existing evidence of the impacts of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in disease outbreaks in 51 humanitarian contexts in 19 low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
What are water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions?
Fight against poverty at risk by threats to women’s rights - Oxfam
Women across the globe are facing new threats which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and de-railing the effort to end extreme poverty, Oxfam warns today.
Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, the international aid agency says that the renewal of the global gag rule restricting US funding for family planning services is the latest of a number of new threats that will have a huge effect on the world’s poorest women.
This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, randomly selected for review under the good governance thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out in March 2016. The evaluation used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the regional GROW campaign in West Africa, exploring the effectiveness of the work done by the Campaign and partners to influence the ECOWAP+10 revision process.
A group of four organisations are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people.
The government claimed local authorities didn’t have the capacity to support any more unaccompanied children to come to the UK when it announced earlier this month that it would be ending the Dubs amendment scheme introduced last year to welcome some of the thousands living in squalid refugee camps in Europe. Only 350 children will benefit from the scheme.
Individuals and organizations responding to humanitarian crises recognize the need to improve urban emergency response and preparedness – including the need to devise better methods for assessing vulnerability within urban populations.
Pastoralists rely on coping and adaptation strategies that have historically allowed them to achieve high levels of productivity, manage the hazards and unpredictability of life in the marginal areas that they occupy and moderate the impacts of shocks (Butt et al., 2009; Hesse and Pattison, 2013; Morton, 2006). But despite the unique suitability of these strategies to their livelihoods, the food security of many pastoralist populations – especially in Africa – is increasingly under threat. Crises faced by pastoralists have increased in frequency and intensity in recent decades.
Shelter is critical to the survival of people affected by humanitarian crises as it provides safety and security, protection from the climate and resistance to ill health and disease (The Sphere Project, 2011; Zetter, 2012). Having somewhere safe, secure and healthy to live, with access to livelihood opportunities, healthcare and education is also fundamental to sustaining family and community life during post-crisis recovery and reconstruction or displacement, return and resettlement.
Seis ONG se unen para canalizar la ayuda de forma rápida y efectiva en caso de crisis humanitaria.
6 ONG, Acción Contra el Hambre, Comité español de ACNUR, Médicos del Mundo, Oxfam Intermón, Plan International y World Vision, se unen por primera vez en el Comité de Emergencia para canalizar la ayuda de forma rápida y efectiva en caso de crisis humanitaria.
Saleh Saeed, director general en Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), asegura la necesidad de una coordinación global ante las catástrofes.
Oxfam Ireland is entering formal discussions with GOAL on a potential merger that, if successful, will see the organisations coming together under the name Oxfam GOAL, to create a global development agency based in Ireland. The organisation’s work would cover humanitarian and development programmes, with evidence-based advocacy and campaigns.
In response to the government’s decision to stop accepting lone child refugees under the Dubs amendment, Maya Mailer, Oxfam’s Head of Humanitarian Policy, said:
“We're shocked and disappointed that less than a year after it allowed unaccompanied child refugees to find a safe haven in the UK, the government is now wriggling out of its responsibilities.
“The government’s decision flies in the face of the huge public support for the Dubs amendment.
Joint Statement on Refugees
We, as a coalition of organisations and community groups from around Australia, are writing to express our concern regarding the humanitarian crisis that Australia has created.
Successive Australian governments have managed and funded offshore detention camps on Manus Island and Nauru. The people detained there are clearly Australia’s responsibility. This situation has reached crisis point, and immediate action must be taken.
As winter unfolds, migrants and refugees across Europe and the Middle East are encountering freezing temperatures. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. In Greece, Serbia, Jordan and Iraq, we are distributing essential items to help people brave this harsh winter.
According to the Greek Government about 63,000 migrants, including refugees, remain in Greece with over 15,500 stuck on the islands, where designated sites are unable to accommodate more than 8,000.