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03 Feb 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Global organization provides pre-paid international debit cards to refugees in Europe

24 Jan 2016 description

Executive summary

This report is based on the results of a global consultation carried out in 2015 as a contribution to the World Humanitarian Summit and is intended to better identify the changes needed for a disabilityinclusive humanitarian response. A total of 769 responses were collected through 3 online surveys targeting persons with disabilities, disabled people's organisations (DPOs) and humanitarian actors.

16 Jan 2016 description

NEW YORK, 15 January, 2016 – More than 12 million children in over 46 countries have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a 13-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF.

15 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In 2015, 1,014,836 people crossed the Mediterranean, arriving on Europe’s shores. One in four of all arrivals was a child, but in SouthEastern Europe this proportion is one in three.

  • The proportion of children amongst refugees and migrants continues to increase. In Serbia it currently stands at 35 per cent in comparison to 27 per cent in September, while in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia this ratio is 37 per cent compared to 23 per cent in September.

26 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • So far this year 972,551 people have arrived by sea in Europe. At least 243,000 of all arrivals are children. More than half of them entered Europe between October and December 2015.

  • The proportion of children registered at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has increased from 9 per cent in June to 35 per cent in the first two weeks of December.

24 Dec 2015 description
report Guardian

*In the buildup to the World Humanitarian Summit in May, we must ensure that marginalised groups are no longer neglected by humanitarian work

Over the past two years, more than 23,000 people have shared their views on how future emergency responses should be shaped in the buildup to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May.

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21 Dec 2015 description
report CBM

The Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster concluded on 14 December 2015, with participants adopting the Dhaka Declaration. This document supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework by calling for inclusion and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in all disaster risk management programmes, including specific actions to be undertaken in the coming two years.

The Sendai Framework - a blueprint for inclusion in DRR

21 Dec 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Soixante-dixième session,
80e séance – après-midi

L’Assemblée générale a adopté, aujourd’hui, 57 résolutions, dont 17 par vote, et 7 décisions du rapport de sa Troisième Commission, chargée des questions sociales, humanitaires et culturelles, prenant note, en particulier, du rapport* annuel du Conseil des droits de l’homme.

19 Dec 2015 description


• 2,698 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,668 from fYRo Macedonia and 30 from Bulgaria.
• 4,164 asylum-seekers departed to Croatia.
• 3,893 asylum seekers were registered on 11 December, 4,298 on 12 December and 3,322 on 13 December, bringing the total for 2015 to 528,477.

18 Dec 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Seventieth Session,
80th Meeting (PM)

Delegates See Four Actions Postponed Due to Possible Programme Budget Implications

Acting on the recommendation of its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), the General Assembly adopted 57 draft resolutions and seven draft decisions today, tackling a wide range of issues from the global refugee crisis to the rights of the child, as well as human rights defenders and country-specific human rights situations.

18 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement by Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Special Coordinator, Refugee and Migrant crisis in Europe

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Refugees and migrants continue to arrive in Europe at unprecedented levels– so far this year 921,713 people have arrived by sea. Nearly 212,000 of them are children.

  • The proportion of children registered at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has increased from 9 per cent in June to 32 per cent in November.

14 Dec 2015 description

DHAKA, 14 December 2015 - There was a resounding call today for greater inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in disaster risk management worldwide if the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to deliver on its promise of being people-centred.

Participants at the Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh, adopted a strong declaration calling for inclusion and leadership of persons with disabilities within all disaster risk management programmes.

14 Dec 2015 description

This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency services and/or providing direct assistance to the affected people.

12 Dec 2015 description

Saturday, Dec. 12, is Universal Health Coverage Day, or UHC for short. This year, Handicap International drafted a joint statement, signed by 19 other organizations active in rehabilitation, highlighting the vital need to not just define rehabilitation in the context of UHC, but to discuss rehabilitation and include rehabilitation within global health planning. The joint statement follows:

09 Dec 2015 description
report Médecins du Monde

Bruxelles, le 09/12/15

Depuis début novembre, Médecins du Monde assure une permanence médicale dans les Balkans. Une équipe mobile se déplace en suivant les routes empruntées par les réfugiés. Elle s’arrête aux endroits où les besoins médicaux sont les plus criants. Ce fut le cas à Gornja Radgona, un camp de réfugiés à la frontière austro-slovène, où une équipe médicale a réalisé 50 à 100 consultations par jour. 30% des patients étaient des enfants.

07 Dec 2015 description
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Theory of Change - English version

A framework for how economic strengthening can mitigate girls’ risk of gender-based violence, outlining promising practices from both humanitarian and development contexts.

Little is known about the economic dimension of girls’ GBV risk, despite the clear relationship between economic insecurity and some forms of GBV, and despite girls themselves consistently identifying livelihoods as a top priority. These resources show how economic strengthening can achieve change, and how lessons from the development sector intersect with knowledge from humanitarian contexts.

05 Dec 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Il faut leur garantir un accès égal aux services

(New York, le 3 décembre 2015) – Les personnes handicapées sont exposées à des risques d’abandon, de négligence et au défaut d’égal accès à la nourriture et aux soins de santé en situation de conflit et de déplacement, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées.