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20 Jun 2019 description


This report has been prepared to provide an overview and assessment of innovative financing concepts and instruments that could be applied to support the response to refugee crises, as well as recommendations to further develop the financing of response to refugee crises, based on the outputs of an Innovation Lab held in late 2018 as well as desk-based research.
New approaches are required to address the growing scale, duration, and impact of refugee crises worldwide.

20 Jun 2019 description



19, 20, 21 JUNE 2019

17 May 2019 description

Cette année marque le 20eme anniversaire de l'inscription à l'ordre du jour du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU de la protection des civils dans les conflits armés, ainsi que celui de deux résolutions importantes adoptées en 1999 : la Résolution 1 265 sur la protection des civils dans les conflits armés et la Résolution 1 270, qui prévoyait le premier mandat explicite de protection des civils dans le cadre d’une opération de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies.
Cette année marque également le 70eme anniversaire des Conventions de Genève de 1949.

07 May 2019 description

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Security Council taking up the protection of civilians in armed conflict on its agenda, as well as two important resolutions passed in 1999: Resolution 1265 on the protection of civilians in armed conflict and Resolution 1270, which included the first explicit protection of civilians mandate for a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operation. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

13 Apr 2019 description

After a year of severe drought, flash floods have killed at least 77 people and destroyed thousands of homes in Afghanistan.

More than 42,000 people have been displaced by the floods since the start of 2019. In all, 163,000 people in 16 provinces need urgent help.

02 Apr 2019 description

Arria-formula Meeting on Protecting Humanitarian and Medical Personnel United Nations Security Council

New York, NY, April 1, 2019 — Thank you to Ministers Le Drian and Maas for this vital and long overdue discussion.

I speak today on behalf of the 13 000 employees and 15 000 volunteers of the International Rescue Committee. They have a simple request: action not words.

17 Dec 2018 description


The IRC’s Watchlist 2019 highlights the countries we believe are at greatest risk of experiencing the worst humanitarian crises over the coming year.

27 Sep 2018 description

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

24 Jul 2018 description

On July 23rd, 2018, partners of the EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) funded Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM) launched a regional response to meet the immediate needs of over 8,000 drought displaced households in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The response is expected to reach up to 10,000 unassisted drought displaced households before the end of July.

08 Jul 2018 description

NGOs call for comprehensive response to Drought in Afghanistan:

4th July 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains one of the worst funded of the large crises around the world. Millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance, mostly due to conflict, rapid-onset natural disasters and situations of protracted displacement. So far this year only 29% of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is funded; but on top of the initial response plan, a drought is further escalating needs.

20 Jun 2018 description

Refugee resettlement to the U.S. has been ground to a halt. Under the Administration, a series of policy changes will result in no more than 21,000 refugees being welcomed to the U.S. in Fiscal Year 2018. This will mark the lowest arrivals ever in the program’s history at a time when global needs have never been greater.

26 Jan 2018 description

We, the 61 undersigned National and International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), members of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious attack on NGO offices in Jalalabad (Nangarhar) on Wednesday 24 January. It has been reported that there is a loss of at least 7 lives, more than 31 people injured, including five children. We would like to pass our condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocious attack.

14 Jul 2017 description

Greece has served as the entry point to Europe for more than one million people since 2015. A persistent characteristic of this crisis has been the significant number of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving to Greece and travelling alone along the Western Balkan route. Today, 2,250 of these UASC are stranded in Greece, with limited access to safe shelters, services and support, facing significant risks and with uncertain futures.

14 Oct 2016 description
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This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organizations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for over six months since the closure of the northern border and introduction of the European Union (EU) – Turkey deal.