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25 Apr 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Ukraine is the fourth case study in a series examining the measurement of illicit arms flows in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 16.

Based on interviews carried out in Kiev in addition to desk research , this analysis outlines the sources of illicit arms flows in Ukraine and the status of government plans or action to counter the problem, the trafficking routes used to smuggle weapons, and key indicators of illicit arms flows in the period 2010-2016.

Key findings:

25 Apr 2017 description
report Protection Cluster


In 2016, 5.45 million people were identified as being in need of protection services in the states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe. The Protection Sector in the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan envisioned assisting 1.64 million of the most critically vulnerable persons for which it estimated requiring $31 million.

25 Apr 2017 description

El impacto combinado de la desnutrición y el sobrepeso/ obesidad, también conocido como la “doble carga de la malnutrición”, contribuye a la pérdida de miles de millones de dólares en las economías latinoamericana, según se desprende del estudio "El costo de la doble carga de la malnutricion: impacto social y económico" que fue lanzado el 24 de abril de 2017 por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) en Ciudad de México.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam

Author: Aurore Mattieu

Internally displaced people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are struggling to find long-term solutions to improve their resilience to shocks in a region that has been beset by armed conflict for more than 20 years.

24 Apr 2017 description


Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from different neighbouring countries. As of 31st December 2016, 655,344 (514,274 and 141,070 in urban and camps respectively) Syrian refugees have been registered with UNHCR Jordan office since the onset of crisis in 2011. In addition, Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia.

24 Apr 2017 description


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has long been working to prevent and end the devastating phenomenon of sexual violence in armed conflicts and to ensure that the countless victims – men, women, boys and girls – receive the help they need.

In this document, we examine sexual violence specifically in relation to detention settings, where it is pervasive, but generally under-reported.

24 Apr 2017 description

Anticipated scope and scale

Sindh province in Pakistan has been experiencing extreme hot and dry temperatures since 12 April. Many rural areas of Sindh are currently experiencing daily highs above 40°C, which are forecast to continue until early May. Average annual temperatures are in the mid-thirties at this time and increase to reach their peak in May and June, when urban areas including Karachi will be severely affected by the heatwave.

24 Apr 2017 description

Introduction to the Study The April 25 earthquake in Nepal and the subsequent aftershocks resulted in losses not only in terms of lives and physical infrastructures but also of historical, social, cultural and economic aspects of the country and its population. Thirty-one out of the 75 districts of Nepal were affected by this devastation with 14 of them located in the Central and Western mountains and hills including Kathmandu Valley and categorized by the Government of Nepal as the most affected1. An estimated 5.4 million people live in these 14 districts.

24 Apr 2017 description

Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists – UN report

GENEVA/KABUL (24 April 2017) Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.

24 Apr 2017 description


In southeastern Sindh, below-average rainfall during the 2016 monsoon (July to October) resulted in no or substantially less crop production for the third consecutive year and in livestock losses, affecting the two main livelihood sources in the region.

24 Apr 2017 description

The decision to leave home, family, friends, livelihoods, language and culture is a major undertaking, and yet over 3.6 million people have sought asylum in European Union countries since the start of 2013**, 44% of whom come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Data on arrivals to Europe show that those who make the journey are predominantly adult men, while women, young children, and elderly people are often left behind, resulting in many separated families.

24 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam

Forging a pathway to peace

The number of people in need as a result of Yemen’s conflict continues to rise, but the international aid response has failed to keep up. International donors should immediately commit to fully funding the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. As the tables in this briefing show, some donor governments are pulling their weight, while others are not.

23 Apr 2017 description


The 2016 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) was conducted during a new period of socio-economic uncertainty in Iraq. Thus, in addition to providing updated baseline documentation of Iraqi food security, it serves other important purposes, providing primary data for assessing the impact of the recent macro-economic slowdown on household food security, and calling attention to impacts on food available through Iraq’s

22 Apr 2017 description

The Senate
Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Chair's foreword

Australia's policy of offshore processing has been the subject of a number of Senate inquiries. These inquires have been highly critical of many aspects of the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) policy.
The evidence which this committee has received has fallen primarily within three main areas:

  • the operation and administration of RPCs, including service delivery, incident reporting, and health, safety and welfare;

22 Apr 2017 description

Executive summary

The present publication takes stock of literacy initiatives world-wide over the last five decades and analyses how literacy campaigns, programmes and policies have changed to reflect the evolutions in our conceptual understanding of literacy.

21 Apr 2017 description


On World Malaria Day 2017, WHO is placing a special focus on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the burden of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually.