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03 Jul 2015 description

With a growing proportion of the world’s out-of-school children and adolescents living in conflict-affected countries, education should be a priority for humanitarian and development donors. However, as this paper describes, humanitarian aid systems neglect the education of children and adolescents in countries affected by or emerging from conflict, and more and better targeted aid is needed.

Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed

03 Jul 2015 description
report The Global Fund

More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet.

03 Jul 2015 description
report European Union

Le Conseil a adopté le rapport annuel de l'UE sur les droits de l'homme et la démocratie dans le monde en 2014. Tout au long de cette année difficile, l'UE s'est penchée sur de nombreuses violations des droits de l'homme dans le monde, fermement convaincue que défendre et promouvoir les droits de l'homme ainsi que des sociétés ouvertes et démocratiques constitue le seul moyen de garantir la sécurité et la stabilité dans le monde.

03 Jul 2015 description

Australia will enter into a new partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight hunger in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

WFP is one of Australia’s best performing humanitarian partners, providing food assistance to 80 million people in 82 countries in 2014. Australia and WFP have recently worked in partnership to provide urgent food assistance following the earthquakes in Nepal and Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s Humanitarian Assistance Policy outlines how we will save and protect lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity before, during and in the aftermath of humanitarian crises.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN University

Having insight into what makes projects successful and how the social capital of women’s organisations contributes to the sustainability of WaSH interventions is highly relevant in the context of the current Sustainable Development Goals and post-2015 discussions. The framework and recommendations in the report are based on data collected from member organisations of the Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) through a collabora­tive partnership with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

02 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • How Surveillance Works

  • Containing a Polio Outbreak: Horn of Africa and Central Africa

  • Review of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

  • Global Voices in Support of Polio Eradication

01 Jul 2015 description

I am delighted to address this Pacific regional consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit. I commend the WHS Secretariat, OCHA, the Governments of New Zealand and Australia, and all other partners who have led the preparations for this meeting.

The aim of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next year is to generate strong global support for bold changes in humanitarian action. It will bring together representatives of governments, development actors, civil society and NGOs, the private sector, and other stakeholders.

01 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/11956

7479e séance – après-midi
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Les membres du Conseil de sécurité ont dressé aujourd’hui le bilan de leurs travaux mensuels et constaté un mois « productif », avec pas moins de 26 réunions et de 22 textes adoptés, mais aussi un mois « difficile » au vu des évènements récents auxquels il a fallu réagir, comme la situation au Burundi.

01 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11956
7479th Meeting (PM)

Peacekeeping, peacebuilding and children in armed conflict had been the centrepieces of the Security Council’s work over the past four weeks, said the Permanent Representative of Malaysia, President of the body for June, in a monthly wrap-up meeting this afternoon.

30 Jun 2015 description

Overview

Introduction

Approximately 15 percent of any community may be persons with disabilities.1 These rates may be higher in communities that have fl ed confl ict or disaster, as during crisis people may acquire new impairments and have limited access to medical treatment.

30 Jun 2015 description

Résumé analytique

La violence basée sur le genre (VBG) est une question de droit de l’homme et de santé publique largement reconnu, touchant au moins une femme sur trois à travers le monde.1 La VBG peut devenir encore plus perverse dans les situations de crise où les mécanismes de protection communautaires et institutionnels sont souvent affaiblis ou détruits. Les hommes et les garçons sont également vulnérables à la violence pendant le conflit et le déplacement, notamment la violence sexuelle, quoique dans une moindre mesure que les femmes et les filles.

30 Jun 2015 description
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"I See That It Is Possible" identifies the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities and their caregivers from accessing GBV programs and outlines activities to better meet their needs in humanitarian programming.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Alister Doyle

OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) - Armed conflicts deprive about 30 million children of education worldwide and governments need to step up investments to make schools safer, partly by widening use of the Internet, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Monday.

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30 Jun 2015 description

This publication, jointly produced by UNDP and UN Women, focuses attention on the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across various points in the electoral cycle. The Guide highlights the important work being carried out by the UN and by EMBs, offering concrete examples of steps that can be taken to remove remaining barriers that continue to affect women’s participation in electoral processes.

30 Jun 2015 description

Selon un nouveau document du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l'Éducation pour tous (GMR) de l’UNESCO, 34 millions d’enfants et d’adolescents ne sont pas scolarisés dans les pays touchés par un conflit. Les plus vulnérables sont les plus durement atteints : pour les plus pauvres, la probabilité de ne pas être scolarisé est deux fois plus grande dans les pays en conflit que dans les pays en paix.

29 Jun 2015 description

Ces dernières années ont été marquées par des crises humanitaires majeures en République Centrafricaine, au Sud Soudan, en Syrie, en Irak, et dans les régions touchées par le virus Ebola. Plus près de chez nous, l’est de l’Ukraine est en proie au chaos, suspendu à un fragile cessez-le-feu. Ces crises mobilisent comme jamais jusqu’alors l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire qui doit faire face à de multiples conflits inscrits dans la durée.

Les ressources humaines et financières de nos organisations sont durement éprouvées alors même que les besoins grandissent.