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26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

10 Aug 2016 description


Alors que des soldats de la paix, des fonctionnaires de police, des entrepreneurs du secteur privé et d’autres membres de la communauté internationale étaient déployés en Bosnie-Herzégovine et au Kosovo sous administration des Nations Unies (résolution 1244 du Conseil de sécurité) pendant les guerres qui ont sévi dans les Balkans occidentaux de 1992 à 1999, la prostitution, qui était un commerce local à petite échelle entre les mains de réseaux criminels organisés, est devenue une industrie florissante.

03 Aug 2016 description

Dry seasons and water shortages have been a constant problem in the Puntland region of Somalia. Scarcity of water and the lack of rain restricts pastoralists who struggle to provide bare necessity to their livestock, which is their source of livelihood. Paying to use With UNDP’s Environment and Energy Project support, the Ministry of Environment and the Karkar region constructed a sand dam in Biygadud in Bander Bayla to help curb the effects of seasonal droughts and climate change for the Dhudo community.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.


26 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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For UNICEF Somalia, 2015 was a year of highs and lows. We saw positive progress for children and their rights but also the devastating loss of four of our colleagues in an attack in Puntland.

In October, Somalia became the 196th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is excellent news for children.The Convention provides an important framework for policy and legislation on children’s rights. UNICEF immediately started working closely with the federal government to ensure its implementation.

The report covers the following:

12 May 2016 description

I. Background

The Cluster Approach was adopted by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) as a strategy to address gaps in humanitarian response identified in the 2005 Humanitarian Response Review. The cluster system and other components of the humanitarian reform process improved the architecture and effectiveness of humanitarian response through greater predictability, accountability, responsibility and partnership in international responses to humanitarian emergencies.

01 May 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Chronic violence and instability in the Horn of Africa have spurred major investments in resilience in the hopes of preventing future humanitarian crises. Yet how best to build resilience in conflict contexts remains unclear. Mercy Corps began tackling these issues through previous research that demonstrated that peacebuilding interventions can have positive effects on pastoralists’ abilities to cope with and adapt to severe drought.

11 Apr 2016 description


The last several decades have seen a change in the legal landscape relating to land in Puntland and Somaliland. Traditionally, both regions have consisted primarily of large swaths of rural and agricultural land, owned in common by clans and subclans in accordance with customary law. While the customary system is also capable of recognizing individual rights and grievances of members of the community in question, it remains primarily accessible to male members of the majority clan.

11 Mar 2016 description

On 28th December SRCS coordination office has sent a team composed of three person and one vehicle (Ahmed Essa , Hargeisa branch secretary, Yusuf Hassan Ismail ,MoWR regional coordinator and Yasin Osman Jama, resilience Watsan officer) to assess the drought affected areas of the above mention directions of Hargeisa region.

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07 Mar 2016 description
report Refugee Law Project

We never have someone talking to us about these things!

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03 Mar 2016 description

Knowledge Is Power

UNHCR Sub-Office Melkadida initiated an innovative pilot project, the IDEAS BOX, a multi-media library, for Somali refugee children and youth. The project is implemented by Save the Children and Libraries without Borders, in coordination with UNHCR Innovation Unit at HQs. It is facilitated by ARRA in Bokolmanyo and Melkadida camps. This novel project is the first in the East and Horn of Africa region where the project is replicated.

17 Feb 2016 description

In this issue

SWALIM Supports Gulley Erosion Rehabilitation Monitoring System in Puntland............Page 3

SWALIM at the Land and Water Days in Rome ..........................Page 2

NBSAP Launched ...............................................Page 4

Feature article: SWALIM Leads El Nino Preparedness.................Page 5

Dignin Alert System .............................................Page 7

WALISP Ready for Launch....................................Page 8