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19 Jan 2017 description

Luxembourg, 18.01.2017 – La signature d’un accord-cadre sur trois ans entre le département international de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Direction de la coopération au développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères permettra d’améliorer l’habitat de communautés dont le cadre de vie et le milieu sont menacés et de réduire l’impact des aléas naturels et socio-économiques.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Identify People with Disabilities; Ensure Access to Services

13 Dec 2016 description

Celebrated photo-journalist Giles Duley explains how his disability helped him portray others with more dignity.

By: Marjanna Bergman | 13 December 2016

GENEVA – Award-winning photographer Giles Duley, who has carved a reputation as a gritty chronicler of the resilience and courage of refugees, says he feared his career was over after he suffered life-changing injuries on assignment.

12 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions. The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2015, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016

09 Dec 2016 description

Human Rights Day – Saturday 10 December 2016

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights.

“The greatest achievement of the international community since the end of World War II has been the construction of an international human rights system based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 68 years ago.

07 Dec 2016 description

In 2012, Kholoud was walking from her home in Syria to a small patch of land to pick vegetables when she was shot by a sniper. “Suddenly, a bullet hit my neck,” she said. “I fell down and lost sensation. I couldn’t move anymore.”

See more with photos and video

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

04 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rosangela Berman-Bieler

“We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”.  _Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_

04 Dec 2016 description

Ten years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has spurred significant progress in commitment and action for equality, inclusion and empowerment around the world, with disability being increasingly incorporated into the global human rights and development agendas.

23 Nov 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

HOW TO USE THIS TRAINING PACKAGE

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRAINING PACKAGE?

The Training Package is designed to help facilitators deliver introductory, interactive training on the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Facilitators should have field-experience working on SGBV prevention and response, mainstreaming gender equality, working with communities affected by displacement, and be familiar with UNHCR’s approach to addressing SGBV.

28 Oct 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

As many as 1,000 young migrants remain in the makeshift French camp as the two countries argue over their future. Britain has said it only has a responsibility to take children who have family in the UK.

While French government officials insist that close to 5,000 people have been moved out of the Calais "Jungle" in northern France over the past five days, uncertainty remains over the fate of hundreds of youngsters still living in the camp even as work to demolish it is underway.

26 Oct 2016 description

About this document

This document was developed by the Disability Task Force (DTF) as technical guidance for humanitarian organisations providing services for refugees and vulnerable host populations with disabilities in camp and non-camp settings in Jordan.

It highlights areas of intervention necessary for a holistic scope of specialized health and education services, which the DTF will use to identify gaps in order to improve the quality and coverage of specialised disability services in the humanitarian response in Jordan.

26 Oct 2016 description

This policy brief looks at climate-related migration from the disability perspective to understand the unique characteristics of people with disabilities (PWDs), as well as factors that need to be taken into account to address the vulnerability and needs of PWDs in the context of displacement due to natural disasters. The author calls for a rights-based approach for disability-inclusive planning to protect the lives and well-being of people with disabilities.

24 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

14,196
Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015

13,036
Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 5,804 relocation candidates.

488
Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece