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Following 9 months of joint efforts with UNRWA, UNDP presents the “WASH-friendly School Toolkit” to serve as an activity guide for all service providers aiming to transfer WASH-related life skills to children (6 to 17 years), particularly health educators and teachers in UNRWA schools.

31 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:

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31 Dec 2016 description

December 31, 2016

WILPF has done a lot of work over the decades to ensure gender diversity in disarmament discussions, including a diversity of participation and perspectives. This work is having more impact than ever these days, with a number of groups taking up the work and more governments recognising its importance.

31 Dec 2016 description

Facteurs de fragilité

  • Choix des moyens de subsistance limités pour une population jeune en plein essor

  • Marginalisation sur les plans social et politique

  • Précarité des rapports entre communautés

  • Disparités en matière de développement économique et social au niveau infranational

  • Territoires non gouvernés et contestés

Réponse stratégique

31 Dec 2016 description

Fragility Drivers

  • Limited livelihood choices for a bulging youth demographic

  • Social political marginalization

  • Adversarial/poor community relations

  • Sub-national economic and social development disparities

  • Ungoverned and contested spaces

Strategic Response

Addressing fault lines, risks and threats in the socio-economic cultural and the institutional landscape at community, national and subregional levels


31 Dec 2016 description
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Innovation in education: learning from experience

By Jo Bourne, Nicholas Burnett

Scaling up an innovation for maximum use and maximum benefit is never easy. The road to success is bumpy, and good ideas inevitably stumble into barriers – especially when the purpose of the innovation is to improve children’s learning experiences.

But innovation that can be effective, scaled up and replicated is precisely what is needed to tackle the challenges of the global learning crisis.

31 Dec 2016 description

Author: Ann Moey, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia with contribution from Anushae Parakh, Programme Assistant for Mangroves for the Future

Near the Sundarbans, home to the largest mangrove forest in the world, Promila makes her living by making mats out of a grass-like wetlands plant called ‘reed’. Depending on size, these mats are sold at US$1 to $7 through a community enterprise established by Promila and her friends.

31 Dec 2016 description


Trends and developments: 2016

Despite some progress in certain country situations, increasingly complex conflicts have resulted in widespread violations against children with occurrences of 6 grave violations documented.1

In 2016, there were at least 4,000 verified grave violations by Government forces and over 11,500 by non-State armed groups. Many more violations remain unattributed.


31 Dec 2016 description


By the end of 2016, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives.
The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history.

31 Dec 2016 description

This manual, updated from the 2002 edition, provides guidance to International Organization for Migration staff operating in humanitarian and emergency contexts. The Operations section covers Assessments in Emergencies, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, Health Support, and Psychosocial Support. The manual also provides information on Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) frameworks and processes.


31 Dec 2016 description

Since June 2016, IOM Mali is tracking the movement of migrants in the regions of Gao and Segou (in Benena).

Migrants, mostly from different sub-Saharan countries and West Africa in particular, travel long distances often facing harsh conditions and spending lots of money to reach their final destination.

Most of the migrants are believed to travel through the capital city, Bamako, to the strategically located town of Gao and Benena border, before heading towards Algeria, Niger or Libya, and finaly reach Europe for some of them.

31 Dec 2016 description

Depuis le mois de juin 2016, l’OIM Mali effectue un suivi des mouvements de migrants dans les régions de Gao et Ségou (Benena). Ces migrants, principalement originaires des pays de la zone Ouest Africaine, se confrontent à de longs et périlleux voyages pour lesquels ils sont appelés à dépenser d’importantes sommes d’argent pour atteindre leur destination.

31 Dec 2016 description

The Drought Monitoring System produces Integrated Drought Severity Index (IDSI) on a weekly basis by combining satellite derived information on the conditions of vegetation, temperature and rainfall datasets using long-term (15 years) record.

IDSI product was developed in a joint collaboration with World Meteorological Organizations (WMO), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) led by CIAT and Water, Land and Ecosystems.

31 Dec 2016 description

The need to build peace

31 Dec 2016 description
report Trócaire

SASA! Faith is a guide to preventing violence against women and HIV in faith based communities and was co-created by Trócaire and Raising Voices. SASA! Faith takes the structure, process and content of the original SASA! and adapts it for use in Christian and Muslim communities. It is an initiative in which leaders, members and believers of a religion come together to prevent violence against women and HIV.

31 Dec 2016 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016

Funding level*

RRP requirements $669,867,115

Funding received $489,309,201

% funded 73%

31 Dec 2016 description

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.

31 Dec 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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Monthly trend report

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

31 Dec 2016 description


IRRI was founded in 2004 to inform and improve responses to the cycles of violence and displacement that are at the heart of large-scale human rights violations.

Over the last 12 years, we have developed a holistic approach to the protection of human rights before, during, and in the aftermath of displacement, by focusing on:

  • identifying the violations that cause displacement and exile,

  • protecting the rights of those who are displaced, and