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01 Dec 2016 description


The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.

30 Nov 2016 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls on G20 members to ensure that all children are protected in times of crisis. During the German G20 Presidency, members of the G20 have a unique opportunity to ensure universal health coverage (UHC) and education for all children. In order to ensure equitable access and fair financing, G20 members must crack down on illicit financial flows and tax dodging and support in-country tax capacity strengthening.

30 Nov 2016 description

Bruxelles, le 30 novembre 2016

Garantir l'accès à l'éducation aux enfants en situation d'urgence figure parmi les principales priorités de l'aide humanitaire en 2017

30 Nov 2016 description
report European Commission

Access to education for children in emergency situations among top priorities for humanitarian funding in 2017

30 Nov 2016 description

Turkey is under growing pressure from nearly three million Syrian refugees. To mitigate domestic tensions and spillover from regional conflicts, Ankara needs to develop, and find support for, new policies that open refugees’ routes to jobs, education and permanent legal status.

Executive Summary

30 Nov 2016 description
report GAVI Alliance
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Hard to reach children in Africa and Asia could benefit from the new partnership.

Doha, 29 November 2016 - Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have today announced a new partnership to improve children’s health through community outreach and advocacy for immunisation in countries in Africa and Asia.

29 Nov 2016 description


Les engagements issus du Sommet mondial sur l'action humanitaire témoignent du large soutien que recueille le Programme d'action pour l'humanité et ses cinq responsabilités fondamentales. Leur nombre − NOuP QR 3 140 engagements individuels et conjoints à ce jour – est, à lui seul, un signe clair de la volonté de toutes les parties prenantes d'améliorer le sort des millions de personnes qui risquent d'être laissées pour compte en raison de conflits ou de catastrophes.

29 Nov 2016 description


Opening of the 'Reception Classes'

29 Nov 2016 description
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Executive Summary

Beirut – Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population, concludes the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched here today.

29 Nov 2016 description

The Global Appeal 2017 Update print publication presents the financial resources that will be required in 2017 for UNHCR’s programmes to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless people and others of concern. It highlights the challenges faced by the organization and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.

28 Nov 2016 description

(Paris, November 28, 2016) – The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) today launches its Guide to Implementing the Principles of State Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack. The new GCPEA publication aims to support states in protecting higher education by providing technical direction on implementing GCPEA’s Principles Of State Responsibility To Protect Higher Education From Attack.

28 Nov 2016 description

Five winners have each received EUR 10,000 to help them develop their businesses.

By: Helen Womack | 28 November 2016

VIENNA, Austria – Ali Asgar Tajik has been making clothes since he was 11, so it was no problem for him to make a sweat jacket in a trendy retro fabric for his Austrian colleague, Jimmy Nagy.

23 Nov 2016 description
report IRIN

Children are flourishing despite pockets of resistance and religious intolerance

By John Psaropoulos

When the 2pm bell rings at the 66th Middle School in Athens, scores of Greek children pour out of the three-storey building and through the school gates. Silence descends for about 20 minutes before coaches pull up and disgorge dozens of refugee middle schoolers. They are barely distinguishable from their Greek counterparts. They wear the jeans, sports shoes, and backpacks universal to 13- to 15-year-olds.

22 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Abuja, 21 November 2016 – Despite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marks ongoing celebrations following Universal Children’s Day on Sunday.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

17 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can restore a sense of normalcy and safety and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

  • The Commission currently dedicates over 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid.