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19 Sep 2017 description

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, MEN, GIRLS, BOYS MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL AFFECTED POPULATIONS.

23 Dec 2016 description

2015 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

Project Overview and Management

Overview of the GenCap Project

The GenCap Project is as an inter-agency resource, which was established in 2007 under the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action (now the Gender Reference Group and Humanitarian Action). The Project aims to support humanitarian actors mainstream gender through three pillars:

  • Deployment of senior gender experts;

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

17 Jan 2016 description

Background

This document provides information to strengthen preparedness and response plans with regards to the mental health and psychosocial consequences of an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak.

EVD outbreaks lead to significant mental and psychosocial effects in a number of ways (1):

• Fear of the virus is associated with the experience of intense distress (Box 1).

03 Feb 2015 description

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL AFFECTED POPULATIONS.

As of 21 January, WHO reports the cumulative number of Ebola cases (probable, confirmed and suspected) in the countries with widespread and intense transmission (i.e. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) stands at 21,689, with 8,626 recorded deaths. This equates to a mortality rate of 39.7%, however it is acknowledged that deaths are underreported.

25 Sep 2014 description

As of 18 Sept 2014, the cumulative number of Ebola cases (probable, confirmed and suspected) in the countries with widespread and intense transmission (i.e. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) stands at 5,335, with 2,622 recorded deaths. This equates to a mortality rate of 49%. In addition, countries with initial case or cases, or with localized transmission have 21 cases and 8 deaths in Nigeria and 1 case in Senegal. Approximately 45% of the total number of reported cases were recorded within the past four weeks1.

22 Apr 1999 description

INTER-AGENCY STANDING COMMITTEE
REFERENCE GROUP ON SMALL ARMS
Food and Agriculture Organization
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Programme
World Health Organization

Standing Invitees:

International Committee of the Red Cross
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
International Organization for Migration
Interaction