Background paper: Challenges and recommendations on investigations of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers
Investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) pose repeated challenges to both organisations and investigators. The CHS Alliance aims to address this by focusing its 2016 Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) conference, 5-6 September 2016, Bangkok, on investigating allegations of SEA by aid workers.
Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016
What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?
Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.
In the field of development cooperation, programmes to improve hygiene have long lacked sources of funding. By devoting one of its targets to this issue, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to reverse this trend.
Indeed, almost one in three people around the world do not have a toilet at home.
22 août 2016 – Les 47 Etats membres du comité régional de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) pour l'Afrique ont adopté ce weekend un nouveau programme de lutte contre le paludisme, comprenant un certain nombre de mesures à mettre en œuvre pour débarrasser le continent de cette maladie.
Malaria is caused by parasites of the Plasmodium family and transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are four different human malaria species (P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale), of which P. falciparum and P. vivax are the most prevalent and P. falciparum the most dangerous. P. knowlesi is a zoonotic plasmodium that is also known to infect humans.
The Nutrition for Growth summit in Rio was a let down, with no solid pledges and commitments from heads of state
Amy Whalley, Head of policy advocacy, Results UK
As we celebrate the ambition, calibre, and achievements of champions competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, there is also the stark reality that malnutrition is compromising the survival, health and potential of billions of individuals globally.
WHO Regional Committee for Africa adopts new malaria framework
21 August 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Today, all forty-seven WHO Member States in the African Region adopted unanimously a new malaria framework for Africa. This framework aims to guide African countries on how to implement the Global Technical Strategy for malaria in the Region. It proposes specific priority interventions and actions to be implemented by Member States to reach “an African Region free of malaria”.
African health ministers agree on priority actions towards implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030
Geneva, 19 August 2016: Two Syrian children, eight months and five years old, were today confirmed to be amongst five people who drowned at sea yesterday after their boat capsized trying to cross the Mediterranean.
The Red Cross search and rescue boat, the Responder, is assisting in the operation to transfer those who had died and help take them to land.
In the wake of severe flooding across Bangladesh, India, China and Nepal, Save the Children warns that years of development progress could be eroded if education isn’t prioritised during the emergency response.
Intense flooding in South and East Asia has so far affected almost 40 million people since June, including approximately 10 million children, bursting riverbanks, washing away homes and destroying crucial infrastructure.
International Development Minister Rory Stewart offers thanks to humanitarian workers.
If you combine the number of people affected by conflict, natural disasters, disease and extreme poverty around the world they would form the tenth most populous country on earth.
The UK is a global leader in responding to humanitarian crises and today, on World Humanitarian Day (Friday 19 August), we pay tribute to the brave aid workers who risk their lives to help those caught up in conflict and disaster.
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UNHCR report notes fall in refugee child detention in focus countries
Two reports issued today show that 12 countries taking part in a UNHCR strategy to end detention of asylum seekers and refugees have made important progress towards ending detention of children over the past two years.
Syria - Conflict
Op-ed – World Humanitarian Day
Suva, Fiji, 19 July 2016
By Aleta Miller, UN Women
Columna de opinión de Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL, especial para el Grupo de Diarios América (GDA). Agosto 2016.
En América Latina y el Caribe, la migración internacional ha tenido una presencia constante en su historia. La región ha sido escenario de grandes movimientos migratorios que contribuyeron decisivamente a la configuración de sus sociedades. Los cerca de 30 millones de emigrantes constituyen poco más del 4 por ciento de su población total, pero varios países exceden dicha incidencia relativa.
Understanding exactly why a woman died in pregnancy or around the time of childbirth is a crucial first step towards preventing other women dying in the same way. As well as identifying the medical causes of death, it is important to know the woman’s personal story and the precise circumstances of her death. Where was she when she died? Did she and her family realize she needed emergency care? Was care available to her and was it of good quality? Were there obstacles to her accessing care?
Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation for all expectant parents and their families as they envision getting to know and love a healthy baby. The presence of a long-desired baby in a woman’s womb is accompanied by thoughts and dreams about what the child will look like and how his or her future will be. Experiencing a stillbirth or the death of a baby in the final stages of pregnancy, during labour or soon after delivery is a silent tragedy for mothers, fathers and families globally.