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12 Sep 2019 description

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

Geneva, 12 September 2019 - More than 10 million new internal displacements were recorded between January and June 2019, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

10 Sep 2019 description

Geneva, 9 September 2019

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and Friends,

A year has gone by since I began my mandate. I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task. We are facing difficult challenges. Not only must we tackle traditional human rights issues, but also an array of new ones, such as the new digital landscape, and privacy; or what I will be speaking about shortly: climate change, and its impact on the rights of every single one of us.

26 Aug 2019 description

Brussels 2019 - In the past two decades, volcanic activity and wildfires have been some of the least impactful disasters worldwide. This is evident when compared to other types of disasters, such as floods or earthquakes. From 2000 to 2016, volcanic activity and wildfires combined caused 1,648 deaths, affected approximately 5.8 million people, and cost $41 billion in damages. In comparison during the same period, earthquakes resulted in 700,000+ deaths, floods affected 1.5 billion people, and storms caused $802 billion in damages.

19 Aug 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Attacks on education

The section aligns with the definition of attacks on education used by the Global Coalition to Protect Education under Attack (GCPEA) in Education under Attack 2018.

Africa

Burkina Faso

08 July 2019: In Mansila department, Yagha province, unspecified perpetrators burned down five schools for unspecified reasons. Source: Menastream

Cameroon

30 Jul 2019 description

Asamblea General
Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 68 a) del programa
Promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia: promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia

Consejo de Seguridad
Septuagésimo cuarto año

I. Introducción

30 Jul 2019 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-treizième session
Point 68 a) de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant : promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante-quatorzième année

**I. Introduction **

24 Jul 2019 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid workers arrested1: data trends 2018

• In 2018, 184 aid workers were reportedly arrested in 81 incidents across 27 countries. A high number of aid workers were reportedly arrested in Bangladesh (61), South Sudan (53) and Syria (11).

• The number of individual aid workers arrested peaked in the first two months of 2018. The main reason for this was the detention of 49 aid workers in Bangladesh during passport and visa checks at or near IDP camps in Chittagong division.

10 Jul 2019 description

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations

30 Jun 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

20 Jun 2019 description
report World Bank

Highlights

  • In 2016, the World Bank Group stepped up its engagement in situations of conflictinduced forced displacement at the global and country levels and adopted a new approach to its engagement that recognizes displacement as a development challenge that must be addressed to attain the World Bank Group’s twin goals.

  • Since fiscal year 2016, the Bank Group’s analytical, financial, and operational support has become more aligned with its stated development approach building on lessons from past engagements. This is an important shift.