The Bangladesh Field Visit
‘Adapting to life as a refugee here was extremely difficult for us at first. We weren’t used to living in tents, to the unforgiving environment. In those days there was garbage everywhere – along with the insects and other pests that come with it. It was not easy.’ Jasem Al-Wrewir, Team Leader in Oxfam’s cash for work recycling project in Za’atari camp.
Against the backdrop of sustained hostilities, continued besiegement of civilians and limited livelihood opportunities there has been little improvement in the overall humanitarian situation for people living in Syria during the first half of 2017.
The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative of the Governments of the Pacific Islands and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in the event of a disaster.
1.0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 Status of health care facilities
As of June 2017, according to WHO’s Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS), over half of Syria’s 111 public hospitals and half its 1802 public health care centres were either closed or functioning only partially.
1.2 Access to people in need
Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.
In Jordan, UNHCR and partners use cash as a part of a wider programme of referral services for refugees to access health care. Vulnerable pregnant refugee women are provided cash to pay for delivery. The value and targeting criteria for the transfer depend on the type of delivery medically indicated. Using cash enables UNHCR to serve more refugees and people of concern with the same level of funding: UNHCR is charged up to three times more if they refer through the referral system than if refugee women pay the delivery themselves.
Dans le cadre de renforcement de la coordination des interventions de lutte contre le VIH/Sida, le PNLS a mis en place en 2014, avec l’appui de l’OMS et sur un financement de PEPFAR, un cadre de concertation avec tous les partenaires Techniques et Financiers en vue d’échanger régulièrement et de discuter de tous les problèmes qui se posent dans la bonne marche des activités. Ces réunions s’inscrivent dans le mandat du PNLS en accord avec l’Ordonnance-Loi du Président de la République du 18/03/2011(1) fixant le Cadre Institutionnel de la lutte contre le Sida en RDC.
By Suzanne Ferron
This review aimed to get a better understanding of the extent and effectiveness of non-food item (NFI) distributions in Oxfam programmes, in order to develop recommendations for programme policy and guidance to maximize the impact of NFI distributions or alternatives in future responses. Documentation relating to 15 recent WASH responses was examined and key informant interviews were conducted with some of the key Oxfam staff involved in these responses.
Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) aim to achieve 100 per cent open defecation free (ODF) communities through affordable, appropriate technology and behaviour change. Some of the key principles guiding CATS are:
• An emphasis on the sustained use of sanitation facilities by every community member, rather than simply the construction of infrastructure.
• The safe disposal of infant and young children’s faeces in toilets.
Pandemics and emerging infectious diseases
Winterization Context and Objectives
In the first half of 2017 alone, the conflict has already caused new damage to over roughly 700 homes on both sides of the contact line in addition to the backlog of damaged homes from 2016 and 2015. Coinciding with a time of displacement where 66% of IDPs are renting their accommodation, the average price of living is difficult during the winter season particularly for utilities. Moreover, returnees on both sides of the contact line are unable to adequate insulate their homes in advance of the winter.
Vous trouverez ci-joint les rapports en français et anglais des trois évaluations multisectorielles réalisées dans trois territoires du grand Kasai en mai et juin 2017 : territoires de Tshikapa (Kasai), de Kazumba et de Luiza (Kasai Central). La méthodologie d’évaluation a été élaborée conjointement entre Action contre la Faim et Handicap International, et comprenait des enquêtes ménages, des groupes de discussion et des analyses de marché dans chacun des territoires enquêtés.
Voici les principales conclusions du rapport (en PJ) :
In Tanzania, poverty levels have dropped from 60% in 2007 to 47% in 2016. However, 12 million people live in extreme poverty, earning less than US$0.60 per day. While Tanzania is close to the African regional average in terms of health and education statistics, it diverges significantly from the rest of the region on some measures.
This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, selected for review under the resilience thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in April 2015 of the ‘Supporting communities in Bolivia to adapt to changing weather patterns and improve their livelihoods’ project. It sought to assess the success the project had in enabling households that directly participated in the camellones to strengthen their livelihoods, to minimise risk from shocks and to adapt to emerging trends and uncertainty.