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26 Apr 2016 description

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The ICRC helps people with disabilities through our physical rehabilitation programme and the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled. The people we serve include victims of armed conflict, of other situations of violence, of mines and of explosive remnants of war.

We run or support physical rehabilitation services and we help people with disabilities integrate into society through such activities as sports and livelihood-support programmes.

26 Apr 2016 description

ATHENS, Greece, April 26 (UNHCR) – Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein carried the Olympic flame through an Athens centre for refugees on Tuesday evening as part of the torch relay for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The symbolic gesture was intended to show solidarity with the world's refugees at a time when millions are fleeing war and persecution worldwide.

26 Apr 2016 description

Overview

People are the real wealth of nations. The opportunities they have and the choices they make determine the course of human development—nowhere more so than in Asia-Pacific, home to half the world’s population. Asia-Pacific’s future, to a large extent, shapes the world’s future.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.

18 Apr 2016 description

Greece: Europe must shoulder the burden for 46,000 refugees and migrants trapped in squalor

With all eyes focused on the implementation of the recently agreed EU-Turkey deal, the plight of more than 46,000 refugees and migrants stuck in squalid conditions across mainland Greece, is in danger of being forgotten, said Amnesty International in a report released today.

11 Apr 2016 description

Norway is earmarking NOK 40 million for efforts to help people with disabilities and to combat sexual violence in humanitarian crises. 'Certain groups are more vulnerable than others in situations of war and conflict. Norway will intensify its efforts to prevent violence and injury, and to help those who are affected,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

09 Apr 2016 description

Thousands of refugees and migrants are being held arbitrarily in appalling conditions amid growing uncertainty, fear and despair over their fate under the new EU-Turkey refugee deal, Amnesty International said, after obtaining access to two highly restricted detention centres on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios.

06 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 6 April 2016 - With the process of returning refugees and migrants from the Greek islands to Turkey underway as part of the EU-Turkey agreement, UNICEF reminds States of their duty to care and protect all children and give them a full and fair hearing when deciding on their future.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Foreward

In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.

22 Mar 2016 description

GENEVA (22 March 2016) - The Human Rights Council during its noon meeting held a panel discussion on technical cooperation and capacity building to promote and protect the rights of all migrants, including women, children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

20 Mar 2016 description

Tunisie : faits et chiffres 2015

Les principales activités de la délégation régionale de Tunis sont les visites aux détenus en Tunisie, sa réponse aux conséquences humanitaires du conflit au Sahara occidental, le rétablissement du contact entre les membres de familles dispersées et la promotion du droit international humanitaire.

Nos opérations majeures en Tunisie en 2015

16 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of 2016, almost 153,200 people have crossed the Mediterranean to seek safety and protection in Europe. Of them, 143,205 arrived through the Eastern Mediterranean, on Greek shores.

  • In February 2016, women and children made up 63 per cent of refugees and migrants crossing from Greece into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, children were 41 per cent.

16 Mar 2016 description

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt is visiting Greece today on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

The Special Envoy's mission will concentrate on the humanitarian situation of thousands of refugee families in Greece, most of whom were forced to flee Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Close to 85% of all the refugees and asylum seekers who have arrived in Europe landed in Greece since January 2015. Today, there are over 40,000 people in Greece who have arrived during the past weeks, who desperately need protection and humanitarian support.

09 Mar 2016 description

Don’t downplay gender-based violence – New report by the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

GENEVA (9 March 2016) – “Gender stereotypes still cause us to downplay the suffering of women, girls, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and sometimes even acquiesce in it. This is simply not acceptable”, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, said today.

08 Mar 2016 description

Geneva (ICRC / EPFL) – The Humanitarian Tech Hub is an ambitious research and development programme that is being launched by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The plans were unveiled today during ICRC President Peter Maurer's visit to the EPFL campus in Lausanne.

08 Mar 2016 description

Communiqué de presse conjoint, Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

08 Mar 2016 description

Through our physical rehabilitation programme and the Special Fund for the Disabled, the ICRC aims to help anyone with a disability. This includes including victims of armed conflict, other situations of violence, mines and explosive remnants of war.

We run or support physical rehabilitation services and help people with disabilities integrate into society through such activities as running sports and livelihood-support programmes.

In 2015, the ICRC supported 126 projects (including service providers, component factories and training institutions) in 31 contexts.

07 Mar 2016 description

Résumé

Dans le présent rapport, le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme donne des exemples du type d’assistance technique et de services consultatifs qu’il fournit, seul ou avec d’autres organismes des Nations Unies, pour promouvoir et protéger les droits des migrants. Il se fonde sur l’examen par le Haut-Commissariat d’expériences nationales et régionales et met en relief les méthodologies, bonnes pratiques et enseignements du passé recensés par le Haut-Commissariat sur le terrain et au siège.