Older people in Africa are involved in all aspects of the migration chain: they are voluntary or forced migrants themselves, they shape the migration experience of others by funding youth migration and being involved in the decision-making process, they also benefit from remittances. Yet, they remain invisible in migration policy, as well as aid and development planning. This briefing tells the untold story of older people in the migration ecosystem in Africa.
Louise Hunt, Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor specialising in social affairs and international development
“I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast.
Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya trying to board a boat to cross the Mediterranean.
Finn Church Aid (FCA) has been selected to be member of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Steering Group. Executive Director Jouni Hemberg is representing FCA in the board beginning from April 2017.
Oda Lykke Mortensen
People who have no official nationality are often denied their most basic rights. Understanding the scale, causes and consequences of statelessness is vital to addressing the issue.
"They are invisible and cannot live a dignified life," Sadiq Kwesi Boateng says of the stateless populations he has worked with over the past two years.
28 March 2017 – Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
It’s official. In 2016, global temperatures reached a record high for the third year in a row, and reports of extreme weather events continued to come in from around the world.
Drought gripped southern Africa, leaving 14 million people in countries including Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi facing severe food shortages. The Indian government acknowledged that more than a quarter of the country’s population was affected by drought, amid media reports of wells running dangerously low and farmers falling heavily into debt.
On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.
By: Charlie Dunmore
ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to increase its support for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, warning that failure to do so risked undermining global security.
Did you recently move from a Government operated formal site to another type of accommodation operated by a UNHCR partner organisation, such as a hotel or an apartment?
If so, here is what you need to know:
You will continue to receive cash assistance in the new accommodation setting.
Targeted violence against aid workers has escalated in the past two weeks. On 25 March, seven aid workers from South Sudan and Kenya were killed in a road ambush while travelling from Juba, the capital, to Pibor in Jonglei.
This comes after two IOM staff were killed and three injured in a road ambush in Yirol county in Lakes on 14 March, which led to three humanitarian organisations engaged in cholera response in the area suspending their activities on 23 March.
By Jonathan Fowler
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 28 March 2017 – A European conference today set out the continent’s stance for the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, underscoring the need to rein in the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.
The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction issued its 17-point Istanbul Outcomes at the end of its meeting in the Turkish megalopolis.
Policy and governance arrangements at the national level are vital for climate adaptation. Local action is important but is insufficient in isolation.
National governments provide strategic oversight and access to climate finance, and have the capacity and authority to drive climate action.
Climate change considerations should be integrated into policies and plans across government departments. The CCORAL tool allows decision-makers to do this.
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Budapest, 28 March 2017
I would like to firstly thank Minister Pintér and Minister Trocsanyi, for the excellent cooperation that we had today, and their hospitality.
We had good discussions this morning on the many different aspects of the migration policy in the EU and in Hungary.
Only a few days ago we, Europeans, celebrated the 60th anniversary of the European Union.
60 years of continuous peace, prosperity and stability – something that we should not take for granted.
People management and security risk management
Good people management could be described as getting the best results from an employee in a healthy and safe way. People are our most valuable resource and if we believe happy, secure and motivated employees are more likely to be engaged, committed and productive, it makes good business sense to support employees well and to provide them with a healthy and safe working environment.
A global network of aid agencies has launched a new online platform that will allow its donors and the public to monitor humanitarian alerts as they happen, follow how money is spent and see how many people have been helped.
Start Network’s innovative portal, made public for the first time today, means that every aid agency project supported by the Start Fund in crises around the world can be viewed and its outcome evaluated by anyone who visits the website.