Protection and Human Rights

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19 Dec 2014 description

Europe Report N°235


17 Dec 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • Violence has been ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Heavy fighting and shelling have increased the number of killed and wounded, and between mid-September and mid-December, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 266,000. A new ceasefire was announced for 9 December, with differing reports as to whether it has been violated.

17 Dec 2014 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.

189 agencies participated in the October 2014 3W, providing information on their activities in 19 sectors and 142 sub-sectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. There is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.

15 Dec 2014 description


Goal and Strategic objectives

The overarching goal of this strategy is to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and local communities to ensure that the lives, dignity and well-being of persons affected by conflict and disaster are protected.

To achieve this goal, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has agreed on the following strategic objectives for humanitarian action in 2015:

10 Dec 2014 description


  • A total of 131,392 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,981 in Adjumani, 12,054 in Arua, 29,802 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.

  • An increase in the number of new arrivals from South Sudan to Uganda was has been observed since November 27th . This increase has been attributed to the 1 year anniversary of fighting and continued clashes in South Sudan.

10 Dec 2014 description

Un volontaire pas comme les autres. Cossy Samuel, 39 ans, arrive non seulement à surmonter son handicap physique, mais aussi à supporter d’autres personnes à besoins spéciaux et aider même des personnes « non-handicapées ». Son histoire.

Il rentrait de l’école, dans le brouhaha de la rue et la chaleur suffocante dégagée d’un autobus de transport public à Port-au-Prince. Le 23 avril 1991, Cossy Samuel, à l’époque, 16 ans, ne saurait imaginer ce qui l’attendait sur le chemin du retour : un terrible accident de la circulation.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Yemen Times

Published on 4 December 2014 in News
Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author)

SANA’A, Dec. 2—Yemen comemorated the Intenational Day of People With Disabilities on Wednesday. Yemen’s disabled population exceeds roughly two million citizens, most of whom do not receive basic treatment and services from the government, according to statistics released by the Yemeni Handicapped Forum on Monday.

The Yemeni Handicapped Forum is an independent NGO that works to spread awareness and provide services to disabled people in Yemen.

08 Dec 2014 description


  • As at 3rd December 2014, Kakuma had received 44,457 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,218. As at 1 st December 177,454 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

03 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Eunwoo Kim, Knowledge Management Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific.

03 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day reminds us that children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized groups in society, facing daily discrimination in the form of negative attitudes and barriers to accessing services and opportunities. Our vision is to build a world where every child can grow up healthy, protected from harm and educated, so they can reach their full potential.

03 Dec 2014 description

News Stories, 3 December 2014

TIERKIDI, Ethiopia, December 3 (UNHCR) – The sound of gunfire filling her ears, Nyantay Gatkuoth, 40-something and blind, could only catch snippets of conversation from people running past her about what was happening.

03 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

3 December 2014 – More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted today on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

03 Dec 2014 description

By Andy McElroy

YEREVAN, 3 December 2014 – The global effort to forge a 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction – an updated Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) - has championed inclusiveness as a key strength for the future resilience of communities and nations.

03 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

3 décembre 2014 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a jugé nécessaire de faire appel aux innovations technologiques pour assurer l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans le cadre d'un développement durable.

02 Dec 2014 description

Executive Summary

Article 25 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that persons with disabilities should have the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), as provided to other persons. Yet, the needs of crisisaffected populations with disabilities are notably absent from global SRH and gender guidelines and standards for humanitarian practice.

27 Nov 2014 description

A summary of the ICRC's activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between July and September 2014.