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08 Oct 2015 description

Mozambique - As the Mozambican government finalizes the country’s 2015/16 disaster contingency plan over the next four days, IOM is helping mainstream gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and other protection issues into Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) capacity-building activities and planning.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Efforts are being made to better understand and respond to the needs of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian crises. Islamic Relief has been chosen to be part of a three-year programme developed by a number of different organisations, academics and government bodies.

08 Oct 2015 description

This year’s Global Monitoring Report, produced jointly by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, details the progress the world has made towards global development goals and examines the impact of demographic change on achieving these goals.

07 Oct 2015 description

Protection at the heart of humanitarian action

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

07 Oct 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Central Darfur Minister of Health has reported nine cases of haemorrhagic fever in the state.

Minister Eisa Mohamed Mousa told reporters in the Central Darfur capital of Zalingei on Tuesday that nine people suspected to be afflicted by haemorrhagic fever reached the state’s hospitals recently. Four of them died.

06 Oct 2015 description


On 22 September, President U Thein Sein visited Chin State, one of the areas most severely affected by floods and landslides in July and August. The President visited camps for people displaced by the floods and chaired a meeting with Chin State government officials in Hakha, Capital of Chin State. Almost 3,000 homes were destroyed or damaged due to landslides in the state and households need to be relocated as it is not safe for them to return and rebuild on the original sites.

06 Oct 2015 description


52% of Internally Displaced People are in Donetsk and Luhansk regions

59% of Internally Displaced People are pensioners

13% of Internally Displaced People are children

4% of Internally Displaced People are disabled


06 Oct 2015 description

In Liberia, one of the Food Security Cluster’s main work priorities is to ‘ensure an effective, accountable and coordinated food security response founded on evidence-based interventions that advocate for and take into consideration the needs of each segment of affected communities by age, gender and diversity’ (FSC Liberia ToR and FSC Transition Planning 1st June 2015). In line with this strategy, HelpAge International has seconded an Inclusion Advisor to assist in identifying gaps in working with vulnerable groups and in developing appropriate strategies to address those gaps. .