In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- Red Cross urges governments to protect people on the move as freezing weather is set to sweep Europe this weekend, 20 Nov 2015
- Joint UNHCR, IOM, and UNICEF statement on new border restrictions in the Balkans, 20 Nov 2015
- ACAPS: European Asylum-Seeker Crisis: Scenarios - Possible developments in transit countries over the next 6−9 months
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Emergency Appeal 2015: Winterization Plan for the Refugee Crisis in Europe (Nov 2015 – Feb 2016)
- UNHCR Special Mediterranean Initiative Jun–Dec 2015, Supplementary Appeal
- IFRC Response Plan: A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions
IFRC Population Movement Emergency Appeals/Emergency Plan of Action Regional (Nov 2015); Croatia (Oct 2015); Greece (Sep 2015); Hungary (Sep 2015); Italy (Nov 2015); FYR of Macedonia (Sep 2015); Serbia (Sep 2015); Slovenia (Oct 2015)
Throughout 2015 consultations have been building towards the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in 2016. All over the world, and in EU Member States, consultations and debates have taken place between humanitarian NGOs, governments, UN agencies, the Red Cross, affected people, private sector organisations and other civil society actors. VOICE members have been heavily involved in this process. They have taken stock of where the humanitarian sector is at and identified what changes they would prioritise to best respond to the needs of people affected by crisis in the future.
The reasons and the contexts which hinder girls and boys’ right to education are different and constantly evolving. In certain situations, such as conflicts, children miss out on education because their schools become easy targets for armed groups to capture and recruit the boys as child soldiers, and the girls as sex slaves and cooks. Other times, the reason why girls stay out of school is not fear of abduction but shame – shame to interact with others because they lack sanitary pads, for example.
November 26, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $100 million in humanitarian assistance funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help respond to pressing needs, including shelter, protection, education and health for those affected by the Syrian crisis.
NEW YORK/LUSAKA, 26 novembre 2015 – Si la tendance actuelle se poursuit, le nombre total de filles mariées pendant leur enfance en Afrique passera de 125 millions à 310 millions d’ici 2050 selon un rapport de l’UNICEF publié aujourd’hui à l’occasion du Sommet de la fille africaine, organisé par l’Union africaine à Lusaka, en Zambie.
Bruxelles, le 25 novembre 2015
In the face of the global El Nino and other crises, leaders at the national, regional and international levels have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and guarantee that the most vulnerable children and communities get a head start through an immediate, effective, global response to prevent loss of life and livelihoods.
Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF
NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.
54th & 55th Meetings (AM & PM)
For the first time since 2009, delegates today requested a recorded vote on a draft resolution on the rights of the child, as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) sent a package of 13 texts to the General Assembly on a range of issues, from preventing violence and women migrant workers to involving youth in paving a way to a sustainable future.
Bruxelles, le 25 novembre 2015
Pour que davantage d'enfants aient accès à l'éducation dans les situations d'urgence
The European Commission is set to step up in 2016 its funding for education in emergencies to 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget.
L’engagement de l’UNICEF en faveur de l’équité - donner une chance équitable à chaque enfant, partout, et notamment aux plus défavorisés – repose sur la conviction qu’il s’agit d’un principe juste et sur la preuve que cela fonctionne en pratique. Ce rapport démontre qu’il est nécessaire de combler les inégalités persistantes en matière d’équité, parce que le cycle des inégalités n’est ni inévitable ni insurmontable et parce que le coût de l’inaction est trop élevé.
Le programme pour l’équité
“We must make strategic ruptures and strengthen our shared commitment and mobilization of the whole seamless national and international expertise,” said Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta in her opening speech at the Regional Consultation and Dialogue on the Education 2030 Framework for Action for West and Central Africa. The consultation is taking place in Dakar, Senegal from 23-25 November 2015. It is bringing together some 150 representatives from education ministries, civil society and UN partners.
Mobilization of all the actors for common objectives
The heads of UNESCO, UNFPA and UN Women sealed a partnership to empower adolescent girls and young women through education, by signing a joint programme agreement on 23 November, 2015, at the headquarters of the United Nations Population Fund in New York.
“This partnership is a model that brings together our respective strengths to break the cycle of exclusion and vulnerability, to ensure that girls benefit from a full cycle of quality education, in line with the promise of Sustainable Development Goal 4,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Every day, thousands of children in situations of emergency are separated from their families and left alone without protection. They are also exposed to attacks, sexual exploitation, forced labour, abuse, forced early marriage and recruitment by armed groups, among other things. Many are deprived from their most basic needs, such as shelter, health care, food or access to education. Today, as we celebrate the Universal Children's Day, the European Commission reinforces its commitment to the protection of children's rights worldwide.
Sistemas educativos en América Latina y el Caribe no se adaptan al cambio ni logran la inclusión de los niños, niñas y adolescentes
UNICEF presenta estudio sobre aprendizaje
2015 KEY FIGURES (AS AT END-OCTOBER)
- 335,021 Registered intentions to seek asylum in 2015
- 29.5% of registered intentions were expressed by minors in October
- 93.5% of registered intentions were from refugee-producing countries in October
Brussels, 23 November 2015
The EU provides additional €10 million in support to UNRWA to keep schools open and to maintain core services for Palestinian refugees. Furthermore, Austria and Portugal provide €1.525 million through PEGASE in support to vulnerable Palestinian families.
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2015 (IPS) - Civil society members from around the world are calling for action to end gender-based violence during its annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
Launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the 16 Days Campaign brings together almost 5,500 organizations globally.