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09 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,601,799 Swiss francs to support the Croatian Red Cross (CRC) to respond to the needs of 175,000 vulnerable migrants over the coming six months. The CRC’s operation will focus on the distribution of food and non-food items (NFIs); the distribution of hygiene items and provision of psychosocial support; protection activities, including screening and referral; restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.

09 Feb 2016 description

A new publication details the framework for New Zealand Aid Programme investments for the next four years.

New Zealand Aid Programme Investment Priorities 2015-19 [PDF, 2.6 MB] outlines how we will focus our aid, capability and policy engagement around 12 priorities to deliver sustainable development and reduce poverty in partner countries.

08 Feb 2016 description

European Red Cross Societies are working with the ICRC to find missing family members, restore contact and reunite families.

As hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants pass through several European countries, often very rapidly, the Red Cross Societies have deployed staff and volunteers to border crossings, railway stations and other locations where migrants and refugees pass through or are accommodated.

01 Feb 2016 description

For years now, we have been talking about ‘accountability’ and ‘community engagement’, including in the lead-up to the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit. But many still ask: “what does it all mean in practice?”

29 Jan 2016 description

by Uthira Ravikumar, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Cluster in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

In March 2015, Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes that required a fast and large humanitarian response. However, the authorities were forced to close the only international airport that could accommodate large aircraft as its runway was deteriorating under the weight of the large planes. This caused some delays in the arrival of both relief goods and personnel.

28 Jan 2016 description

Question

Review of literature and identification of case studies for evidence on youth mobilisation and technology. What mobile phone interventions or social media have been used by young people effectively to improve development outcomes for: a) accountability and transparency such as through the collection, monitoring and use of data b) improving delivery of essential services for young people (such as education or SRHR) c) promoting positive lifestyle choices and behavioural change, and d) supporting humanitarian service delivery in crisis situations.

28 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • As the impact of El Nino translates into increased food assistance needs across most areas of WFP’s operations, WFP could be stretched operationally and financially during 2016.

  • Urgent action is needed to enable WFP to sustain its food and nutrition assistance to affected populations and to help reduce their vulnerability to further shocks.

18 Jan 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomes its newest Partner, the Austrian Government, who signed a Technical Agreement with UNHRD this past month 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, and on 1 December the first shipment of a fully equipped, insulated mobile storage unit arrived in Traiskirchen. Requests for further equipment have been received and are currently being specified.

15 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ 15,775 refugees and migrants crossed the border into fYR Macedonia during 1- 7 January 2016, with a daily average of 2,254. Since UNHCR began monitoring departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 703,055 refugees and migrants have departed.

13 Jan 2016 description

REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

Background and Context

One million refugees and migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean into Europe in 2015. The majority – or 850,000 – have crossed from Turkey to Greece through the Aegean and Dodecanese seas. This movement constitutes one of the largest movements of displaced people through European borders since World War Two.

13 Jan 2016 description

The MISSION of ESB is to prepare, strengthen and support the United Nations, governments and humanitarian partners with tools and guidance they need to respond to major emergencies and disasters in order to better serve affected communities.

13 Jan 2016 description

About this resource

Resource type: Research, reports and studies
Language: English
Keywords: Innovation
Agency: ALNAP, ELRHA - Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, WFP - World Food Programme
Author(s): Alice Robinson with Alice Obrecht
Date published: January 2016
Publisher: ALNAP
Pages: 36pp

09 Jan 2016 description
report NetHope

Posted by Lauren Bowen

05 Jan 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomes its newest Partner, the Austrian Government, who signed a Technical Agreement with UNHRD this past month 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, and on 1 December the first shipment of a fully equipped, insulated mobile storage unit arrived in Traiskirchen. Requests for further equipment have been received and are currently being specified.

02 Jan 2016 description
file preview
English version

On this edition:

  • 2015: A Year in Review
  • Visioning 2016
  • 27th ACDM Meeting, 3rd Governing Board Meeting of the AHA Centre and related meetings
  • And many more
23 Dec 2015 description

By RFE/RL

With the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe this year climbing above 1 million, tech professionals and volunteers are developing creative tech solutions to help deal with the biggest migration crisis on the continent since World War II.

"It's 2015, not 1945," says Mike Butcher, founder of a nonprofit initiative known as TechFugees. "We don't have to wait years and years to find people [and reunite families]."

19 Dec 2015 description

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ –El Gobierno de la República de Panamá ha proporcionado a la Red de Depósitos de Respuesta Humanitaria de las Naciones Unidas (UNHRD, en inglés) un hangar temporal en el Aeropuerto Internacional Panamá-Pacífico con la finalidad de que esta entidad pueda mantener su capacidad operativa para América Latina y el Caribe.