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26 Aug 2016 description

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.

By: UNHCR | 26 August 2016

GENEVA – Athletes with disabilities have vied for glory at the Paralympic Games since 1960. This summer, for the first time, para-athletes who have faced the additional challenge of being displaced from their homeland will compete in Rio de Janeiro as the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian responders are delivering critical aid to all provinces in Libya.

  • Returnee figures are rising, with IDPs continuing to require urgent assistance.

  • The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, support to detention centres, migrants, and IDPs.

  • Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale back operations due to lack of funding.

Assistance reaches all provinces of Libya

25 Aug 2016 description

Basic Needs Assistance during JULY 2016:
Basic Needs Assistance during July 2016:
124 Newly arrived families received packages of basic needs
assistance (Core Relief Items). These are mainly cases relcoated form Urban areas but also includes 36 households newly arrived in the urban districts of Dohuk.
51 households received replacement CRI packages
306 households received various none food items ;
1400 hh out of camp and 380 hh in camp received cash or vouchers for summer assistance.

24 Aug 2016 description

Committee on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Colombia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.

 Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Summary

The present report provides an overview of progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as requested by the General Assembly in its resolution 70/204.

24 Aug 2016 description
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MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2015 the shelter response reached 129,645 beneficiaries using various shelter solutions. These included:

23 Aug 2016 description

Ayman and Mohammad didn’t know each other before they arrived in Lebanon as refugees from Syria. Chance brought them together, where the two men are now rebuilding their lives with each other’s help and the support from Handicap International. The organization has provided them with rehabilitation and given them equipment to make their daily lives easier. Moreover, Ayman now volunteers for Handicap International, to advance the rights of refugees with disabilities and injuries in Lebanon.

23 Aug 2016 description

BACKGROUND

The following have been adapted from the attached updated list of overall programme priorities for the purposes of the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) call for proposals of September 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description

The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.

23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016

Question

What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?

Summary

Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.