In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- MSF: Balkans: Hundreds stranded without aid as new border control measures come into force, 26 Nov 2015
- 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
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)
Long Detention, Poor Conditions, Little Help for Vulnerable People
(Budapest, December 2, 2015) – Hungary is detaining vulnerable asylum seekers and migrants under its new border regime for weeks at a time, sometimes in poor conditions, Human Rights Watch said today.
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (#COP21), which should result in a global agreement to fight global warming, begins in Paris on Nov. 30, and runs until Dec. 11. Handicap International staff are there to outline the organization's wide-ranging initiatives to prepare communities for natural disasters, and to limit the impact of these calamities.
Geneva, 30 November 2015 — Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium has made a strong plea to the States Parties to the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, to fully support landmine survivors and to continue their efforts towards achieving a mine-free world.
This topic guide summarises some of the most rigorous available evidence on the key debates and challenges of disability inclusion in development and humanitarian response.
Disability does not necessary imply limited wellbeing and poverty. Yet there is growing evidence that the estimated one billion people with disabilities face attitudinal, physical and institutional barriers that result in multi-dimensional poverty, exclusion and marginalisation.
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
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.
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.
SUVA, FIJI. 20 November 2015 – Universal Children’s Day 2015 is an opportunity to reflect on a year of huge significance for children in the Pacific.
Universal Children's Day: Give children on the move a fair chance
Inequity, violence and rights abuses are driving forces behind the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe
GENEVA / BELGRADE, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.
Refugee and migrant flows in Europe are at an unprecedented high – so far this year, almost 793,000 people have arrived by sea. Some 158,000 of them are children.
The month of October has seen an increasing number of families with children and babies, unaccompanied children and children with disabilities.
Between 19 and 31 October, more than 12,440 children have rested and played in UNICEF child-friendly spaces in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.
ALNAP and ELRHA will be looking at 15 different examples of humanitarian innovation funded by ELRHA’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) grants. Each case study will explore the dynamics of successful innovation processes, culminating in a unique and in-depth study on innovation in humanitarian action.
This case study describes how Motivation, in partnership with Handicap International (HI) and Johanniter International (JUH), developed a wheelchair and training package for use in emergency response contexts.
Nueva publicación "Manual de gestion inclusiva de emergencias: derechos humanos de las personas con discapacidad durante emergencias"
Santiago, 22 de noviembre de 2013.- La presente obra tiene como propósito ser un aporte concreto en la reducción de impactos negativos de emergencias y catástrofes en las personas con discapacidad.
This report shares findings from a two-year evaluation of the Strategy for Support via Swedish Civil Society Organisations 2010-2014 (henceforth referred to as the Swedish CS Strategy) as implemented by selected Swedish civil society ‘framework organisations’ (SFOs) and their national partners in three countries – Nicaragua,
Pakistan and Uganda. The evaluation was carried out by a consortium of three organisations in two rounds of fieldwork between March 2013 and October 2014.
PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION
35e & 36e séances – matin & après-midi
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires politiques, M. Jeffrey Feltman, a aujourd’hui, devant la Troisième Commission, lancé un avertissement contre les actes de « malfaisance électorale » commis dans un but politique, en particulier la contestation par certains candidats de résultats généralement reconnus comme légitimes.
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
Expressing concerns about elections marred by misconduct, demand for United Nations electoral assistance had remained strong throughout the world, the Organization’s political affairs chief told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as it continued its consideration of the promotion and protection of human rights, tabling 10 draft resolutions.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece during the second half of October with as many as 85 boats arriving daily on Greek shores. Border police in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia have also registered an increased influx of people.