In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- EU: Declaration of the High-level Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean - Western Balkans Route
- UNHCR: 66th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda point 5(a). Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, 8 Oct 2015
- UNHCR: Interim Operational Considerations for the feeding support of Infants and Young Children under 2 years of age in refugee and migrant transit settings in Europe
Appeals & Funding
- Special Mediterranean Initiative Jun 2015 – Dec 2016, Supplementary Appeal
- UNHCR: Special Mediterranean Initiative: Plan for an enhanced operational response (Jun–Dec 2015)
- IFRC Response Plan: A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions
IFRC Population Movement Emergency Appeals/Emergency Plan of Action for European Countries Slovenia (Oct 2015); Croatia (Oct 2015); Hungary (Sep 2015); FYR of Macedonia (Sep 2015); Serbia (Sep 2015); Greece (Sep 2015); Italy (May 2015)
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.
Protection at the heart of humanitarian action
Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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.
Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS FOCAL POINT FOR MINE ACTION
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.
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.
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
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• 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
• Cross-Cutting Issues and Programme Quality
• Vacancy Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.