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IOM Joins Partners on First World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today, 30th July 2014, IOM marks the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Trafficking in persons is a grave human rights violation and a serious crime affecting societies worldwide. It victimizes millions of women, men, and children, including those most vulnerable amongst migrant communities, asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons.

It is also commonly associated with many other forms of exploitation, such as sexual exploitation, forced and bonded labour, forced marriages and all practices similar to slavery.

International Organization for Migration:

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Customary IHL – helping to improve the protection of victims of armed conflict

The rules of customary international humanitarian law (IHL) improve the protection of victims of armed conflict, by complementing the safeguards provided by treaty law. The ICRC's head of project for customary law, Els Debuf, explains why customary IHL is so important and why the ICRC’s on-line Customary IHL Database, now four years old, is a vital tool for all those working on issues related to armed conflict and IHL.

What is customary international humanitarian law?

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Of the Same Flesh: exploring a theology of gender.

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Christian Aid

29 July 2014 - Being made male or female should be a gift of God, not a weapon of oppression says a new paper by Christian Aid, Of the Same Flesh: exploring a theology of gender.

The paper examines how global poverty affects women more than men and explores how Christian theology can provide a positive vision of gender which can make it a blessing not a curse.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014

28 July 2014

The trade in and exploitation of human beings through trafficking is one of the gravest violations of human dignity that exist. The purposes of trafficking in persons range from forced and bonded labour to various forms of sexual exploitation, forced marriages, removal of organs and other contemporary practices similar to slavery.

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Major powers and the contested evolution of a responsibility to protect

The papers demonstrate that the global debate on a responsibility to protect is more complex than the commonly perceived struggle between the global North and global South or the “West” and “Rest.”

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

In 2013, the world witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory. In almost every corner of the globe, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs. Out of fear or by force, entire neighborhoods are emptying of residents. Communities are disappearing from their traditional and historic homes and dispersing across the geographic map. In conflict zones, in particular, this mass displacement has become a pernicious norm.

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World Bank: Reject Plan to Roll Back Safeguards

Plan Risks Harm to Communities Affected by Development

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Why soldiers rape — and when they don’t — in diagrams

By Lauren Wolfe/Director — July 25, 2014

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Looking Back and Beyond - Reflections of a Secretary General: 2008-2014

The world is changing and so must we, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. With beneficiaries, volunteers and staff reaching every corner of the world, we are at the forefront of change, as we witness it and partake in it every day.

After six years at the head of the world’s largest humanitarian organization – a global network that has a presence in nearly every country in the world and has a brand recognized by every age group around the world – I have had an exceptional vantage point to observe the world and how it is changing.

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Cluster CCCM - ¿Qué es la coordinación y gestión de alojamientos temporales?

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CCCM Cluster

Esta Casa simboliza el enfoque holístico de la coordinación y gestión de alojamientos temporales. La Gestión de alojamientos temporales consiste en la provisión de asistencia y protección a personas desplazadas por desastres naturales y/o conflictos en base al marco legal de protección internacional y leyes nacionales, y al cumplimiento de las normas mínimas para la respuesta humanitaria (Esfera). La Gestión de alojamiento se fundamenta en los principios de participación y rendición de cuentas a poblaciones afectadas con el fin de asegurar su dignidad durante el desplazamiento.

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Cluster CCCM - Roles y responsabilidades en coordinación y gestión de alojamientos temporales

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RESPONSABILIDADES DEL ADMINISTRADOR

1.- Designar el emplazamiento, abrir y cerrar alojamientos temporales

2.- Resolver los conflictos derivados de la apropiación de tierras (asentamientos temporales) o de edificios (centros colectivos/ albergues) y sobre los derechos de ocupación

3.- Emitir la documentación, permisos y licencias (por ejemplo, certificados de nacimiento o muerte, documentos de identidad, autorizaciones de viaje) para los residentes del alojamiento temporal

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Cluster CCCM -Tipos de alojamiento temporales

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CAMPAMENTOS PLANIFICADOS

Son aquellos en los que la autoridad responsable (p. ej. El Gobierno Nacional) asigna a la población damnificada un espacio específico definido para tal fin, el cual ha sido preferentemente preparado para ser utilizado como Alojamiento Temporal siguiendo los estándares internacionales. Deben tener una oferta completa de servicios, incluyendo suministro de agua, distribución de alimentos, distribución de ayuda no alimentaria y educación, entre otros (por ejemplo, un campamento organizado)

CAMPAMENTOS ESPONTÁNEOS

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Actividades de protección en alojamientos temporales

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¿Qué es la protección?

“El concepto de protección abarca todas las actividades tendentes a conseguir el pleno respeto de los derechos de las personas, de conformidad con la letra y el espíritu de la normativa pertinente (derechos humanos, derecho humanitario y derecho de los refugiados). Los agentes humanitarios y los defensores de los derechos humanos deberán realizar esas actividades en forma imparcial, y no basándose en la raza, el origen étnico o nacional, la lengua, el sexo, etc” (CICR)

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Riesgos de protección en alojamientos temporales

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Riesgos de Protección

Hablar de protección en acción humanitaria es reflexionar acerca de los riesgos y peligros que las personas desplazadas sufren como resultado de la acción de otras personas, o por el efecto fortuito de un desastre.

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Innovation - What's new?

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IRIN

LONDON, 24 July 2014 (IRIN) - Alexander Aleinikoff, deputy high commissioner for refugees at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is frank about the challenge of innovating within what he refers to as “stodgy and sclerotic” UN organizations. He says: “I have not been to one of our operations where people aren't doing really new and interesting things; they just don't tell headquarters about it. Because they are sure that if they tell headquarters it'll be squashed.”

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning and Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

In most countries, adolescent girls face disadvantages compared to their male peers in family roles, divisions of labor, and access to resources because they are female and young. Even before conflicts erupt or natural disasters occur, adolescent girls’ transition from childhood to adulthood is shaped by rigid expectations that have negative implications for their access to health services, schooling, and other life-shaping opportunities.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Closing Remarks at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Regional Consultation for North and Southeast Asia

Tokyo, Japan: 24 July 2014

Colleagues,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I first of all want to say a huge thank you because you all worked very hard. I’ve just caught the tail end of some of it when I was talking to you at the reception last night. And I know that some controversial issues were raised and handled in a sensitive way. So my thanks to the representatives of national governments, regional organizations, humanitarian and development partners, affected communities, civil society organizations and the private sector.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pacific Islands Humanitarian Bulletin, July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.