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22 May 2017 description

Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law. It was designed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR) in close association with the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). The learning materials, which provide 36 hours of activities, are based on real-life situations and show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war.

20 May 2017 description

1. Introduction

The purpose of this document is to explain UNHCR’s refugee response coordination model and the interface with broader humanitarian coordination structures and the IASC cluster system.1 It draws on current UNHCR practice and the Transformative Agenda’s focus on leadership, accountability and coordination, while seeking to ensure complementarity and flexibility.

19 May 2017 description


En 2015, el IDMC registró 27,8 millones de nuevos incidentes de desplazamiento interno en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, esta cifra solo incluye los desplazamientos asociados a conflictos y desastres de inicio rápido. No incluye a las personas forzadas a abandonar sus hogares por proyectos de desarrollo ni por desastres de evolución lenta, lo que la hace una importante subestimación del fenómeno global.

19 May 2017 description
report European Union

The Council adopts a new European consensus on development

EU agreed on a new consensus for development - another step towards EU development cooperation.
On 19 May, the Council adopted a new European consensus on development. This joint statement by the three institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) sets out a new framework for development cooperation for the EU and its member states.

18 May 2017 description

The National Disaster Risk Assessment (NDRA) sets the stage for successful disaster risk management ranging from prevention and risk reduction to preparedness and crisis management, through informing disaster response and recovery strategies. For a NDRA to be successful in supporting risk reduction, it requires:

  • an inclusive governance mechanism;

  • a broad set of technical, financial, and administrative capacities;

18 May 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster


2016-2018 Logistics Cluster Strategy - Preparedness

The 2016-2018 Logistics Cluster Strategy focuses to a large degree on Preparedness.

Goal 1 of the strategy reads as: Strengthen the immediate response capacity of national actors in disaster-prone countries and identify the best capacities for response, with the following objectives:

Objective 1 - Strengthen logistics capacities on national and cross-border levels;

18 May 2017 description
report Women Under Siege

By Lauren Wolfe/Director — May 17, 2017

17 May 2017 description

To be used in cases of beneficiaries residing in an open area without protection from the weather.
Only category A beneficiaries should receive emergency shelter in order to immediately provide protection and ensure the dignity and privacy of the families. Other solutions, such as Cash for Rent and hosting possibilities should be explored before distribution of larger numbers of emergency shelters. Please note that the cluster do not endorse large distributions of emergency shelter without complimentary WASH intervention and general development of camp infrastructure.

17 May 2017 description

Reconstruyendo mejor Guantánamo, con techos seguros agrupa varios proyectos de colaboración de la carpeta de Riesgo y desastres del PNUD en Cuba. Esta iniciativa de cooperación se realiza con el apoyo de fondos propios de PNUD y COSUDE, y en estrecho vínculo con el gobierno local guantanamero, atendiendo al Plan de Acción de Naciones Unidas para la recuperación de viviendas tras el paso del huracán Matthew.

16 May 2017 description

The CDA tool provides guidance on conducting conflict analysis and applying the findings of analysis for a range of purposes. The CDA presents an agency-neutral approach to conflict analysis that assists in the gathering of information, brings structure to the analysis and leads to a strong and methodically-substantive understanding of a context with the goal of supporting evidence-based decision-making for UN engagement.

16 May 2017 description
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Main document including case studies

More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

WHO and partners recommend actions to improve adolescent health

15 May 2017 description


The Cluster has an 11 page guidance on Basic Emergency Shelter Kit (ESKs) which focuses on their primary use - providing short-term shelter in emergency situations.

The ESK is designed to provide the materials and tools to construct a simple shelter for displaced families for a short period until a more suitable and durable solution can be found. However, the kits are versatile and so have multi-functional and multi-purpose.

This paper offers guidance on alternative ESKs uses.

15 May 2017 description


Une analyse causale de la sous-nutrition (NCA) est une méthode pour étudier les multiples facteurs responsables de la sous-nutrition. Elle représente un point de départ pour améliorer l’efficacité et la pertinence des programmes multisectoriels de sécurité nutritionnelle dans un contexte donné.

15 May 2017 description


El análisis causal de la desnutrición (NCA) es un método para analizar la multi-causalidad de la desnutrición. Es un punto de partida para mejorar la pertinencia y eficiencia de los programas multi-sectoriales de seguridad nutricional en un contexto dado.

14 May 2017 description

New protection of civilians strategy rolls out to UNAMID personnel across Sudan

EL FASHER – UNAMID’s new Protection of Civilians strategy is being rolled out to key military, police and civilian personnel serving in the Mission based in Darfur and Khartoum.

The new strategy includes stronger coordination within the Mission, greater clarity around military, police and civilian personnel roles and responsibilities, and enhanced training.

12 May 2017 description


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course of action for disaster risk reduction (DRR) from 2015 to 2030. During the consultations and negotiations that led to its finalisation, strong calls were made to develop practical guidance. This guidance would support implementation, ensure engagement and ownership of action by all stakeholders, as well as strengthen accountability in DRR.

12 May 2017 description

1. Preface

The purpose of the present document is to respond to recommendations from the Regional Protection Working Group (RPWG) 1 in Dakar in April 2016. The RPWG suggested producing a document on typology of the movements and developing a tool to help identify voluntariness of return in the Lake Chad Basin.

2. Background