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- Vital protection for refugee and migrant children making perilous sea journeys to Europe urgently needed
- World Economic Forum 2019 Annual Meeting launching a new Humanitarian Investing Initiative
- UNHCR appalled at news of refugee and migrant deaths on Mediterranean Sea
- Bachelet appeals for record funds to support UN human rights work in “an era of great turbulence.”
- EU increases its humanitarian assistance – record budget adopted for 2019
(Arusha, Tanzania) Selected from over 2,000 applicants, 26 young data innovators from around the world are meeting from 21-25 January to launch the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator, a one-year initiative focused on sourcing and using data to drive progress towards the UN’s Global Goals.
This report evaluates the impact of the disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2018 and provides an overview of global economic losses.
The report reveals that there were 394 natural hazard events in 2018 that generated economic losses of USD 225 billion – of which USD 215 billion was attributed to weather-related events. 2017 and 2018 were named the costliest back-to-back years for weather disasters on record.
Refugee and Migrant Response Plan
Following the official launch in Geneva on 14 December, the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) was presented during the third meeting of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform. In 2019 the RMRP offers:
A strategy to address the needs of 2.2 million refugees and migrants in 16 countries, aligned with governments’ responses and in coordination with development actors.
By Martin Scott, Senior Lecturer in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK
NORWICH, UK, Jan 22 2019 (IPS) - According to a recent poll of aid agencies by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the most under-reported crisis of 2018 was the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2019 (IPS) - One month on since the Global Compact for Migration was approved, civil society has highlighted the need to turn words into action, supporting those who have been displaced or forced to migrate as a result of environmental degradation.
La provisión universal de servicios públicos como la sanidad y la educación es indispensable para reducir la brecha tanto entre ricos y pobres como entre mujeres y hombres. Una tributación más justa de las rentas más altas puede contribuir a financiar estos servicios.
Quand les multinationales et les grandes fortunes ne payent pas leur juste part d’impôt, elles privent les États de ressources pour financer les services publics essentiels, comme la santé ou l’éducation. Les gouvernements doivent agir contre les inégalités avec des mesures de justice fiscale.
Total number of places 26,536
Actual capacity 23,051
Current population 22,642
Occupancy rate 98.2%
This paper uses the example of Central Americans from the Northern Triangle living in the United States as an illustration of the decisions of refugees to forego formal asylum in favour of irregular status. The question at the centre of this paper is: how might we understand the decisions of refugees to opt out of formal asylum systems? I argue that, for many refugees, ‘informal asylum’ outside of state recognition is preferable to entering the formal asylum system.
London, UK Online humanitarian Q&A forum KnowledgePoint is proud to announce that the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) has joined the platform as a collaborative partner, alongside existing partners RedR UK, WaterAid, IRC Wash and Practical Action..
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British research has found that mega storms are three times more common than they were 35 years ago due to climate change.
UK aid, from DFID, is driving British-led analysis from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Oxfordshire and other global experts to track these storms, how powerful they are becoming, and why they are occurring more regularly.
This analysis is being used to identify the most vulnerable areas of Burkina Faso and Senegal that are likely to be hit by mega storms.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Humanitarian aid and development projects often take place in difficult locations. The need for a diverse and gender-balanced workforce to implement these projects can’t be ignored – here’s why.
The people working in international development should be representative of the people whose needs are being served. In too many places, that’s not the case – especially when it comes to women.
Britain has a long history as a leader in humanitarian action across conflict zones, through generous funding and through the dedication of British aid workers risking their lives in some of the most dangerous humanitarian crises across the globe. Our organization, the Norwegian Refugee Council, is among many organizations employing hard-working and courageous British staff. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill which the House of Commons will vote on this week has the potential to put this important contribution at risk.
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Special Report on the Implications of 1.5 degrees warming (SR 1.5), and shortly thereafter UN Environment published its 2018 Emissions Gap Report. The SR 1.5 concludes that the projected impacts of 2 degrees warming are more dangerous than initially thought and brings us closer to several critical tipping points. The report also cautions that we have only 12 years for drastic action if we are to have any chance of achieving the 1.5 degrees’ target.
Copenhague et Genève, 21 janvier 2019
J'étais il y a peu à Tombouctou (Mali), où j'ai rencontré des familles qui n'avaient pas de quoi se nourrir faute de récoltes suffisantes et qui avaient perdu plusieurs de leurs enfants, tués par des engins explosifs improvisés. J'ai été bouleversé par leur immense souffrance et leurs conditions de vie extrêmement précaires.
Au terme de ma visite en Afrique de l'Ouest, je me rendrai directement au Forum économique mondial de Davos pour sensibiliser les décideurs présents à la tragédie humaine qui se déroule au Sahel.
L’UNICEF a exhorté lundi les gouvernements européens à convenir d’une approche régionale pour mieux protéger les enfants réfugiés et migrants qui continuent de faire face à de graves dangers et aux violations de leurs droits fondamentaux lors de dangereux voyages et à leur arrivée en Europe.
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 14 January 2019