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27 Apr 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

22 Apr 2016 description

MDR65001 Europe: Migration: coordination, response and preparedness
MDRHR002 Croatia: Population Movement
MDRMK005 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Population Movement
MDRGR001 Greece: Population Movement
MDRHU004 Hungary: Population Movement
MDRIT002 Italy: Population Movement
MDRRS011 Serbia: Population Movement

A. Situation analysis Latest developments

21 Apr 2016 description

This document provides detailed information on sites in Greece to allow for better planning and to address gaps where highlighted. The data will be updated on a weekly basis. All sites are managed by the Greek authorities. Data has been collected from different sources, i.e. UNHCR, site managers, Police etc., and indicators are measured and based on the Sphere standards as outlined below. Data was collected using key informants at the site and direct observation. Population figures are based on estimations at site level.

19 Apr 2016 description
report GAVI Alliance

Gavi’s Alan Brooks explains how the launch of a new Centre of Excellence for vaccines, immunisation and health supply chain management in Rwanda will drive the modernisation of immunisation supply chains across East Africa.

Why do immunisation supply chains need modernising?

18 Apr 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to Emergency Plan of Action:

This Emergency Plan of Action was initially launched on 20 November 2015 with the objective of coordinating support to assist National Societies in reaching 1,000,000 migrants1 . The initial Appeal was launched seeking CHF 2.2 million with a timeframe of 8 months. The main focus was on the scale-up of the response and coordination, support to advocacy and sensitization, and support for partnerships and resource mobilization.

17 Apr 2016 description

“Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics.” The sentiment is commonly held among security operations specialists, who know that a mission can quickly collapse without effective deployment and management of the processes and resources needed to support it. This theme and the priorities for strengthening the logistical capacity of the security sector in Africa were the focus of a recently completed Africa Logistics Forum hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Accra, Ghana, for 100 African security sector professionals representing 40 countries.

14 Apr 2016 description

A refugee camp was set up in the town of Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk in northern France in 2006. Located in Basroch, a plot of land earmarked for a 500-dewelling eco-neighbourhood, there were never more than a few dozen people at one time in the camp as its residents would move out to make their way illegally to the UK.

12 Apr 2016 description

TSF providing calls to migrants stranded at the gates of the Balkans

"Vulnerable and afraid", according to our teams on the ground, the 12,000 migrants currently stranded at the Greco-Macedonian border in Idomeni (Greece) require communications after weeks of silence.

12 Apr 2016 description

Welcome to the First Edition of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian CivilMilitary Coordination for Asia and the Pacific Newsletter. This Newsletter will be published every two months to provide an update on the RCG work as well as to inform the UN-CMCoord community about upcoming UN-CMCoord events in the Asia-Pacific region.

For this edition, as chair of the RCG for 2016, the Government of the Philippines would like to share with RCG members the following updates:

08 Apr 2016 description

by Alina O'Keeffe, AIDF and Dan Swann, Technology Exchange Lab

Humanitarian stakeholders face a number of interconnected current or emerging challenges, including climate change, ever-growing refugee crisis, as well as water scarcity and food insecurity. Science and technological innovations play a critical role in contributing to effective aid delivery and enabling efficient disaster response and development programmes.

06 Apr 2016 description

Le soutien belge au PAM tient au fait qu’il reste l’organisme de référence dans la fourniture de l’assistance alimentaire dans des conditions d’urgence.

De 2014 à 2015, la Belgique a donné plus de 34 millions euros aux projets du PAM.

05 Apr 2016 description

This revised Emergency Appeal reflects a budget decrease to 1,072,713 Swiss francs (from 3.5m Swiss francs) to support the Hungarian Red Cross (HRC) to continue to meet the needs of a total of 5,000 people (down from 120,000 people) in the form of direct assistance for 2,000 people for Psycho-Social Support (PSS), Restoring Family Links (RFL), hygiene and health promotion activities, and indirectly some 3,000 people through contingency planning and food and non-food item buffer relief stocks. The operation timeframe has been extended for two months, until the end of June 2016.

01 Apr 2016 description

After a major disaster, international relief can mean the difference between life and death. People from all walks of life are increasingly gripped by these world events and inspired to help out. But sending the wrong goods contributes less to quick recovery than to confusion, waste and extra work, just when local responders are stretched to their limit.

01 Apr 2016 description

People are tiny on the screen of a smartphone. At first sight, the image is just a van with the logo of the Brazilian Red Cross on the roof, a rescue vehicle and a tent with a red cross. People walk around grouped by their white and red clothes. They are the volunteers working on what they call ‘D Day’. The D stands for Dengue. It is an information campaign that the Brazilian Red Cross develops periodically to inform the population how to prevent the Aedes mosquito, which transmits several diseases, such as Dengue and the Chikungunya fever virus.

24 Mar 2016 description


The opening of 2016 has seen casualty figures mount to over 6,400 dead and 30,000 injured since violence escalated in March 2015. Some 21.2 million people are now in need of some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. This includes 14.4 million people unable to meet their food requirements, 19.4 million who lack clean water and sanitation, and 14.1 million without adequate healthcare. At least 2.7 million have fled their homes.

23 Mar 2016 description
report United Nations

22 de marzo de 2016).- ONU Mujeres presentó este martes una alianza innovadora con los medios de comunicación para garantizar un mayor alcance de las iniciativas sobre los derechos de las mujeres y la igualdad de género.

En un evento en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York en el marco de la 60º sesión de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW), el organismo reconoció el papel influyente de la prensa, tanto escrita como radial y electrónica, en impulsar el avance de las mujeres.

22 Mar 2016 description

Snapshot 16 – 22 March

Somalia: On 15 March Al Shabaab moved into Puntland and seized control of Garad, a port town. In the following days Al Shabaab captured another coastal town in Nugaal region and attacked a security checkpoint near Bosaso. Most of the residents are reported to have fled the area. Al Shabaab has previously been active in Puntland, but generally around its base of the Galgala Mountains, west of Bosaso, and it has not attempted to take territory.