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08 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Efforts are being made to better understand and respond to the needs of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian crises. Islamic Relief has been chosen to be part of a three-year programme developed by a number of different organisations, academics and government bodies.

07 Oct 2015 description

Protection at the heart of humanitarian action

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

02 Oct 2015 description

NRC is represented in the Mediterranean by the 16 experts that are currently deployed from NRC's stand-by roster. A majority of the experts are field protection officers, who are engaged in various important activities, based on the most immediate needs in the areas they are deployed to.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

01 Oct 2015 description

This Education Brief provides guidance on developing programmes to enroll refugee out-ofschool children (OOSC) in school, and to improve initiatives for children not attending school regularly. It provides information on OOSC needs assessments and highlights cross-sectoral linkages. Information provided in this Brief can be applied in both protracted and emergency contexts.

23 Sep 2015 description


  • The number of refugee arrivals from fYRoM peaked to 4,000 per day in the last days of the reporting period. Current registration capacities remain at around 1,000 persons/day in Preševo and 500/day elsewhere. A total of 37,463 refugees were registered in August 2015, of which 94% were from refugee-producing countries, including 74% from Syria, 12% from Afghanistan and 6% from Iraq.

  • As of 7 September 2015, 112,630 PoCs expressed intent to seek asylum in Serbia.

23 Sep 2015 description

Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is an active commitment to take account of, give account to, and be held to account by the people humanitarian organisations seek to assist. It also focuses on the rights, dignity and safety of all segments of an affected community, identifying the capacities, aspirations, constraints and unique needs by gender, age, and diversity groups as they evolve over time.

21 Sep 2015 description

Japan and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to support disaster risk management in the region, with a key focus on strengthening multi-hazard risk assessment and early warning systems in Pacific Island countries.

18 Sep 2015 description
report Council of Europe

Brussels, 18/09/2015 – "The overwhelmingly positive response of Belgian society to the arrivals of refugees and the decision of the authorities to increase the quota of Syrian refugees they accept for resettlement are encouraging signs. They suggest that Belgium is ready to play its part to ensure that Europe meets the challenges arising from current refugee movements" said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a four-day visit to Belgium.

15 Sep 2015 description


UNMAS was created in 1997 as the focal point for mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS coordinates United Nations mine action entities to ensure a coherent and effective approach to reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW). UNMAS works with partners at field and headquarters level to ensure that humanitarian priorities are upheld and duplication of effort is avoided through effective coordination and dialogue.

08 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 2–8 September 2015

Yemen: The health system in Taizz governorate is close to collapse. All public hospitals have closed, and the remaining health facilities are overwhelmed by severely injured people as well as a dengue outbreak. Access remains severely restricted across the country. Hudaydah port, the main entry point for humanitarian supplies in north and central Yemen, remains closed, and road transport from Aden port to northern governorates remains limited.

08 Sep 2015 description

Lyon, le 7 septembre 2015. A l’occasion de la 21ème édition des Pyramides de chaussures, Handicap International invite les Français à se mobiliser contre l’utilisation des armes explosives en zones peuplées qui a des conséquences graves sur les populations civiles. L’événement se déroulera le 26 septembre 2015 dans toute la France.

Une Pyramide de chaussures pour soutenir les victimes de guerre

05 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF statement

in response to the news report on Today.md on Thursday, 3 September, where disturbing cases of physical abuse of children residing in Orhei residential institution for boys with disabilities were shown

UNICEF condemns every form of violence against children and especially children with disabilities.

03 Sep 2015 description


• First Food Security Cluster Coordinators' Retreat, 28-30 July in Rome

• Food Security Cluster Coordinator Training in Rome, 6-10 July

• Final Report: Meeting of global Food Security Cluster Partners, 13-14 May

• Please Complete Survey: Technologies and Innovations used by Food Security Actors

• L-3: Iraq

• L-3: Yemen

• L-3: Whole of Syria

• Central African Republic

• Niger

• Cross-Cutting Issues and Programme Quality

• Vacancy Announcements

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

29 Aug 2015 description

1. About These Guidelines

Purpose of These Guidelines

The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV) across all sectors of humanitarian response.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

25 Aug 2015 description


During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.