1 THE PROJECT
Globally, policies and international standards on gender in emergencies do exist. However, the implementation of humanitarian assistance with a strong gender perspective remains ad hoc, with limited accountability of implementing agencies.
This project: Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice was designed to explore how to better institutionalize gender-related standards in humanitarian assistance.
This final evaluation report reviews the project ‘Institutionalizing Gender in Emergencies: Bridging Policy and Practice in the Humanitarian System’, which was funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations – Enhanced Response Capacity fund (ECHO-ERC) and implemented by Oxfam in Pakistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic between September 2015 and March 2017.
Women and children can be disproportionately affected by disasters, but taking a closer look at disaster data could help reduce their vulnerabilities
By Amantha Perera
VALASSMULLA, Sri Lanka, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When floods swept through this small town in Sri Lanka's Southern Province, 12-year-old Radhika Dayarathne lost more than her home.
BAMYAN - Empowerment of Afghan women and their increased participation in the country’s economic and political development was at the centre of a lively UN-backed radio discussion in central Bamyan province.
Panellists gathered in Bamyan’s capital city for the recent event, part of a series of similar debates in the central highlands region backed by the Bamyan regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
by Anastasia Moloney
About 20,000 Colombians, most of them women and girls, have been victims of rape and sexual violence, a weapon used by all sides in Colombia's war
By Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Colombia's FARC rebels prepare to hand over the last of their weapons next week, leading rights activist have warned women are not yet playing a strong enough role in implementing a peace deal signed last year by the government and the fighters.
This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum (HPF). It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter-agency portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/
I. General / Inter-Sector Update
Sector Priorities May 2017:
3,775 Syrians entered the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) through Peshkhabour border crossing. Out of these 1,101 were admitted on 15 days entry visa mainly for medical and family visits and 2,674 readmitted after having previously been allowed to return to Syria by KR-I authorities. 3 unaccompanied Syrian children were admitted on arrival as asylum seekers due to family reunification grounds.
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Following the parliamentary elections in April, all ministers resigned from their posts on the 18th of May.
Ten ministers have been reappointed, two of which WFP liaises with directly. These include the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms, who also serves as the Vice Prime Minister.
Despite ongoing ceasefire violations at the border of Tavush province, school meals operations in Armenia remain uninterrupted and unaffected.
Child protection is defined as “All activities aimed at preventing and responding to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence affecting children” The UN Convention on the rights of the child defines a child as any human being below the age of 18 years. For a full explanation of child protection see http://www.cpwg.net
KAMPALA- (June 12, 2017)- Ahead of the ‘Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees’ on June 22-23, CARE International warns of the alarming health and safety risks for refugee women and girls fleeing the continuous fighting and famine in South Sudan. An average of 2,000 refugees are arriving daily into northwestern Uganda.
242,266 Total Burundian population of concern
65,314 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
125,109 Total population in Nduta Camp
51,799 Total population in Mtendeli Camp
217,250,427 USD Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee
Keep pace with the construction of transitional shelters and school classrooms across all camps.
This allocation paper is issued by the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (DRHC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board of the HF in Turkey, to set the funding priorities for the 2017 1st Standard Allocation.
A total amount of USD 20 million is available for this allocation including up to 4 million set aside for Iraq based partners.
This paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization to support the priorities of the Syria 2017 HRP.
Voices of women in conflict in Myanmar
Posted by Niamh O'Byrne
Since the conflict reignited in 2011 in Kachin State, Myanmar, over 100,000 internally people remain living in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. To date, efforts at brokering peace have not resulted in a cessation of armed conflict.
The survey indicators covered marital status, education, labour force participation, fertility and maternal and general mortality and thus provide a basis for useful comparisons. And those comparisons, along with the general analysis of the SDES findings, which are collected in SDES from Kabul, Bamyan, Ghor, Daikundi, Kapisa and Parwan Provinces, reflect new and valuable insights on the progress and gaps towards gender equality in Afghanistan.