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22 Sep 2017 description

22 September 2017

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has released medical guidelines, available to access through a mobile application and a website.

22 Sep 2017 description

I.Introduction: What is this document and how is it organized?

This report is the outcome of a mid-term review of the 2015-2019 Global Education Cluster strategy, culminating in an updated strategic vision and strategy map that builds on the previous two years of work. A few considerations regarding this document:

1) This strategy builds on the current 2015-2019 GEC Strategy (Annex III); the core functions and main elements of that strategy do not change; this addition merely adds a more strategic vision to what exists.

21 Sep 2017 description

1. Introduction

WFP has over 50 years of experience designing and implementing safety nets programmes for food insecure and vulnerable people, in partnership with governments and communities.
Social protection systems have proven to be effective vehicles not only in reducing poverty and generating social inclusion, but also for the delivery of risk reduction, resilience, food security and nutrition outcomes at scale.

21 Sep 2017 description


El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) cuenta con más de 50 años de experiencia en diseño e implementación de programas de redes de protección social para las personas vulnerables y con inseguridad alimentaria, en asociación con gobiernos y comunidades. Los sistemas de protección social han demostrado ser medios eficaces, no sólo para reducir la pobreza y generar la inclusión social, sino también para el logro de resultados a escala en la reducción de riesgos, resiliencia, seguridad alimentaria y nutrición.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

19 Sep 2017 description

This reference manual provides in-depth knowledge on the techniques, methodologies and best practices for using geospatial information in support of decision making for disaster risk management for specific hazards. Space-based information can significantly enhance disaster emergency response and preparedness and producing and using such information is critical for evidence-based decision-making. While maps may often look similar, the nature of different types of hazards requires different, thematic-specific information products, which may not be immediately apparent.

13 Sep 2017 description


About this handbook

Security incident information management (SIIM) is the collection, reporting, recording, analysis, sharing and use of information (including data) linked to a security incident.
Security incident information management is a key part of an organisation’s broader security risk management, which aims to support organisational security in order to ultimately improve access to populations in need.

12 Sep 2017 description
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Top 10 Lessons
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Top 10 Lessons Brief

The WFP Office of Evaluation has just released a “Top 10 Lessons for Policy Quality in WFP”. The lessons present good practice on policy formulation and practicalities based on policy evaluations conducted since 2008.

08 Sep 2017 description

This document describes UNHCR's methodology for conducting rapid WASH household assessments in refugee settings. The document can be used to help determine the most appropriate sampling approach for collecting information to assess WASH services. It can also be used to identify thresholds that can be used for the key WASH indicators that describe WASH services in camps and settlements. This briefing note is complemented by the working paper that contains additional details on the evaluation.

08 Sep 2017 description

Los Estados Partes en los Convenios de Ginebra de 1949 y en el Protocolo adicional I de 1977 tienen la obligación de adoptar las medidas necesarias para prevenir y poner fin a todo acto contrario a sus disposiciones. Además, los Estados deberán investigar los crímenes de guerra presuntamente cometidos por sus ciudadanos o en su territorio, y otros crímenes de guerra sobre los cuales tengan jurisdicción, por ejemplo sobre la base de la jurisdicción universal y, si procede, enjuiciar a los imputados.

05 Sep 2017 description

UN Migration Agency Reinforces Commitment to Displaced People through Enhanced Framework on Internal Displacement

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency has launched an enhanced framework for addressing internal displacement, a challenge which has risen to unprecedented levels. Over 40 million people are currently displaced by conflict within the borders of their own country – this represents 62 per cent of the total number of people displaced globally. In addition, disasters displace an average of 26 million people every year.

04 Sep 2017 description

Participation in the harmonized reporting pilot project is a way to demonstrate that organizations are taking practical steps to fulfill the commitments made as part the Grand Bargain on Humanitarian Aid.

What are we piloting?

04 Sep 2017 description
report Protection Cluster

Joseph Guay and Lisa Rudnick


This document represents the core output for the GPC Protection Lab Scoping Study. The project was undertaken in order to identify whether a Protection-oriented Innovation Lab might enhance the Global Protection Cluster’s capacity to help address key protection challenges, and if so, what potential models such a Lab might take at the Global Protection Cluster.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam


Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend still further. Development and humanitarian programmes address these issues separately, but fail to create an integrated, sustainable solution.

844 million people still lack a basic drinking water service and

03 Sep 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief believes that all children have a right to personal dignity and protection from abuse, and recognises the special responsibility and duty of care it bears to create a safe environment for children within its projects and programmes. This policy is a comprehensive guide for all Islamic Relief staff to ensure that the vulnerable children we work with are protected at all times. It includes sections on recognising signs of abuse; organisation and field office responsibilities; partner organisation responsibilities, and communications about children.

30 Aug 2017 description

A practical framework for monitoring the core coordination functions and accountability to affected populations at the country level The Strategic Advisory Group of the Global WASH Cluster (GWC) has defined a set of Minimum Requirements (MRs) for country level coordination based on the IASC core functions for cluster coordination and commitments for accountability to affected populations (AAP).

The MRs are considered the basic package required to achieve effective WASH humanitarian coordination at the country level.

What are the Minimum Requirements for?

29 Aug 2017 description



The frequency, duration and extent of natural hazards and man-made crises are on the rise at the global level. This challenge has put the humanitarian system and resources under considerable pressure in the past decade. Climatic shocks and protracted conflict-related stresses often take a toll governments and communities’ development efforts in many countries.

29 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


Buildings are an essential component of societies and economies, providing safe and healthy environments for people to live and work. They provide shelter from the elements, housing, as well as a space for education and work. They house critical infrastructure necessary to keep government and business in operation. In many countries, they represent a significant percentage of gross national product in terms of the resources needed for design, building materials, construction labor, functional use, operations and maintenance.

25 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children
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PDF iconSchool Code of Conduct Training Overview

The School Code of Conduct (SCOC) training programme is designed to be used by Save the Children education staff to enable teachers and education personnel to implement governmental Teachers’ Codes of Conduct (TCOC) in schools. The training content relates to development and emergency contexts, to immediate and post conflict settings, and in response to natural disasters.