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19 Sep 2017 description

DEAR FRIENDS,
OVER THE PAST YEAR, AS NATIVIST ARGUMENTS FOR WALLS AND OTHER BARRIERS TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT GAINED STRENGTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD, THE CORE MISSION OF DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS WAS CHALLENGED AS NEVER BEFORE. WITH YOUR STRONG SUPPORT, WE ARE FIGHTING ON ALL FRONTS TO DEFEND OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, OR POLITICAL CONVICTION.

18 Sep 2017 description

Facts & Figures:

  • 65.6 million people forcibly displaced;

  • 20 million at risk of famine in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan,
    Somalia and Yemen;

  • 1.5 billion people living in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

EU Action:

  • International Conference on Social Protection on 28-29 September 2017, with the participation of 25 countries;

  • Development of a training package and provision of guidance on social protection in fragile contexts;

15 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

BY CHARLOTTE MCCLAIN-NHLAPO

Natural hazard events can occur in any country, at any time. At present, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal are dealing with the aftermath of some of the worst monsoon flooding in years, which has left more than 1,200 people dead and millions homeless. At the same time, North America and the Caribbean region are responding to some of the strongest hurricanes on record.

08 Sep 2017 description

Around the world, humanitarian needs are growing, and those needs will not disappear once the immediate crisis is over. The effects of conflict and catastrophe continue for decades, lifetimes even.

05 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport, qui couvre la période allant d’août 2015 à juillet 2017, est soumis en application de la résolution 70/80 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle l’Assemblée a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter un rapport sur l’application de cette résolution, y compris sur les politiques adoptées et les activités menées par le système des Nations Unies dans ce domaine.

05 Sep 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report, covering the period from August 2015 to July 2017, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/80, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution, including on relevant United Nations policies and activities.

03 Sep 2017 description

A well-facilitated Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme that pro-actively considers and involves people who might be disadvantaged has been shown to have many benefits. A lack of this can and will often have negative impacts and make programmes and ODF unsustainable.

01 Sep 2017 description

Stephen Thompson
Institute of Development Studies
26 May 2017

Question

Provide a rapid literature review of the evidence on what data and evidence exists, to identify, categorise and support children with disabilities to access education and achieve measurable learning outcomes in Tanzania and/or other similar resource-constrained LICs/ contexts.
Particular attention should be paid to the debate between mainstream vs specialist education for children with disabilities.

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01 Sep 2017 description

Brigitte Rohwerder
Institute of Development Studies
16. 01. 2017

Question

What risks/vulnerabilities do women and girls with disabilities affected by conflict and crises face? What is the available evidence on interventions to support women and girls with disabilities affected by conflict/crises?

1. Overview

31 Aug 2017 description

Published on the 31st August, The 2017 Cluster Munition Monitor report, reveals a sharp rise in the number of new casualties of cluster munitions, which more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. Handicap International is calling on States to enforce international law and to put pressure on belligerent parties to end the use of this barbaric weapon.

30 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Progress Achieved to Protect Children in Past 20-Years Threaten by Ongoing Crisis - UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report to General Assembly

Attacks on Schools and Denial of Humanitarian Access Particularly Worrisome in 2016

28 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Resumen

En los dos años transcurridos desde la aprobación del Marco de Sendái para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030 por los Estados Miembros, se ha avanzado mucho en la reducción del riesgo de desastres. Numerosos países han ajustado sus estrategias nacionales al Marco de Sendái, se han fortalecido los sistemas de alerta temprana, se han promulgado leyes sobre la gestión del riesgo de desastres y se han intensificado la educación y la capacitación del público.

28 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Des progrès considérables ont été accomplis en matière de réduction des risques de catastrophe depuis que les États Membres ont fait leur le Cadre de Sendai pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (2015-2030) il y a deux ans. De nombreux pays ont aligné leur stratégie nationale sur le Cadre de Sendai, les dispositifs d’alerte rapide ont été renforcés, des lois relatives à la gestion des risques de catastrophe ont été promulguées et des efforts accru s ont été réalisés en matière d’éducation et de formation du grand public.

28 Aug 2017 description
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Summary

In the two years since the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was agreed by Member States, much progress has been made in reducing disaster risk. Numerous countries have aligned their national strategies with the Sendai Framework, early warning systems have been strengthened, disaster risk management legislation has been enacted and public education and training has intensified.

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Rights of internally displaced persons

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/165 and Human Rights Council resolution 32/11.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons

Summary

18 Aug 2017 description
report CBM

On 19 August 2017, World Humanitarian Day, CBM launches the smartphone app 'Humanitarian Hands-on Tool' (HHoT), which provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement an inclusive emergency response. Easy to use and fully accessible, this is the first application of its kind.

14 Aug 2017 description
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Forward

Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

10 Aug 2017 description

An estimated 11,000 people arrived in Greece in 2017. The living conditions for many asylum-seekers have improved and the Government is gradually closing sites, including Elliniko.

Yet problems persist, particularly on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions.
This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.

The situation increases tension and protection risks, including sexual and genderbased violence. Vulnerable asylum-seekers and children are particularly at risk.

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