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15 Jan 2018 description
report Plan International


Seeking to bring you research from across the organisation, this edition of OPENPlan has a strong focus on gender, particularly covering the complex, interrelated issues of gender discrimination in both education and child marriage.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

11 Jan 2018 description


François Grünewald and Véronique de Geoffroy

27 Dec 2017 description
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the additional contribution of 34.5 million euros for 2017 and four million euros for 2018 from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide assistance to displaced Iraqis. This brings the total amount received from Germany for this contribution for the period 2015-2018 to a total of 90.5 million euros.

21 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 18 December 2017, the UNICEF 2017/18 winter response in Syria and Syrian refugee host countries reached over 630,000 children but remains 58% underfunded (out of US$72 million appeal) and 880,000 children remain in dire need for support.

18 Dec 2017 description

ICRC President's address to the Meeting of States Parties, Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

Twenty years ago anti-personnel mines were a regular and lethal feature of armed conflicts across the world. Combatant or civilian: these weapons struck indiscriminately.

At that time a staggering 20,000 people, the vast majority civilians, were killed or mutilated by anti-personnel mines every year.

13 Dec 2017 description

Physical rehabilitation is an important part of the rehabilitation process. It is not an objective in itself but an essential part of fully integrating people with disabilities in society.

Restoration of mobility, the guiding force of all ICRC physical rehabilitation projects, is the first step towards enjoying such basic rights as access to food, shelter and education, finding a job and earning an income and, more generally, having the same opportunities as other members of society.


13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description

Persons with disabilities in armed conflicts

Alexander Breitegger, ICRC Legal Adviser

08 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

La prise en compte des besoins des personnes handicapées devrait devenir obligatoire

06 Dec 2017 description

Filippo Grandi dice que las personas con discapacidad pueden ayudar a que las sociedades sean más abiertas e inclusivas.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 01 de diciembre de 2017 (ACNUR) - Las personas con discapacidad obligadas a huir de sus hogares enfrentan dificultades especiales y debemos asegurarnos de que estén protegidas y respaldadas, dijo el lunes Filippo Grandi, Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Refugiados.

06 Dec 2017 description

The Commission has announced new measures to tailor EU humanitarian aid to people with disabilities caught up in crisis situations. From now on EU-funded projects will cover the needs of people with disabilities in a more structured way.

04 Dec 2017 description

Filippo Grandi affirme que les personnes handicapées peuvent contribuer à rendre les sociétés plus ouvertes et inclusives.

03 Dec 2017 description


On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, célébrée le 3 décembre, et cette année, sur le thème « Transformer nos sociétés pour les rendre viables et résilientes pour tous »:

01 Dec 2017 description


Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message, “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”, for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December:

Resilience is central to achieving sustainable development. In its pledge to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda embodies a commitment to building the capacities of those who face marginalization and exclusion, in order to reduce their vulnerability to economic, social and environmental shocks.

01 Dec 2017 description

Filippo Grandi says people with disabilities can help make societies more open and inclusive.

GENEVA – People with disabilities forced to flee their homes face particular difficulties and we need to make sure they are protected and supported, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said on Monday.

30 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

With fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attending school, the World Bank and USAID have created a new $3 million Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund to increase access for these children to primary school and to design and implement inclusive education programs across the region.

30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017