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10 Dec 2018 description

Budapest/Geneva, 10 December 2018 – Thousands of people trapped in Bosnia and Herzegovina desperately need humanitarian assistance ahead of freezing winter temperatures, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

08 Dec 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 3.3 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) to deliver assistance and support to up to 7,600 migrants every two weeks for a period of 12 months, as well as 1,500 households from local community for a period of two months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter (Non-Food Items – NFIs), livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Protection, …

07 Dec 2018 description

In November 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,516 deaths and injuries from 238 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 60% (1,504) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 89% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 11% in other areas.

05 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Los gobernantes del Sur y otros actores influyentes están en la primera línea del conflicto y pueden promover alternativas creativas y viables para mantener la paz. A pesar de ello, la política, el discurso y la práctica de la llamada Cooperación Sur-Sur no han incluido en su núcleo la paz, el desarrollo y la seguridad. Dos expertas explican por qué hacerlo es clave para el futuro del mundo.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

During armed conflict, children with disabilities are caught in a vicious cycle of violence, social polarization, deteriorating services and deepening poverty. Global estimates suggest there are between 93 million and 150 million children with disabilities under the age of 15.

03 Dec 2018 description

According to the NGO PAX, investments in cluster munitions have fallen from $31 billion to $9 billion in the past three years, reflective of a huge drop in support for the use of these internationally banned weapons.

03 Dec 2018 description
report PAX

Precipitous drop in cluster munitions investments shows impact of global ban ten years on

26 Nov 2018 description

Palais des Nations, Geneva

Madame President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The success of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) in protecting lives and limbs is undeniable.

Twenty-one years after adoption, countless lives have been saved, and the goal of a mine-free world is within reach.

Thankfully, we no longer live in a world where 20,000 people, mostly civilians are killed or mutilated, by mines each year.

Today:

  • More than 80% of States are party to the Convention;

21 Nov 2018 description
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Record funding for landmine clearance, but casualties remain high

21 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le nombre de victimes des mines improvisées a encore atteint un niveau record, représentant 2.716 des 7.239 victimes des mines et des autres restes explosifs de guerre en 2017. Selon le rapport annuel de l’Observatoire des mines, publié par la Campagne internationale pour interdire les mines, le bilan dramatique est surout dû à un nombre élevé de victimes dans les pays en conflit ou en proie à des violences endémiques.

08 Oct 2018 description

In September 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 1,849 deaths and injuries from 256 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 58% (1,066) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 89% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 16% in other areas.

03 Oct 2018 description
report ELRHA

In post-conflict cities the scale and complexity of explosive contamination presents a huge challenge, making it unsafe for reconstruction to begin or displaced families to return. The HALO Trust is working towards developing methods of evaluating and clearing urban environments in the most efficient way possible. Only with a clear understanding of the challenge, can cost effective methods of assessment and clearance be designed.

23 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union has started as a peace project and has successfully transformed a war-torn and conflict-prone continent into a global actor in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The European Union promotes peace across the globe by addressing the root causes of conflict, contributing to creating the necessary conditions for the reconstruction of societies and supporting the recovery of affected civilians. The International Day of Peace reminds us that peace is not a given.

17 Sep 2018 description

In August 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,070 deaths and injuries from 264 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 61% (1,269) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 90% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 20% in other areas.

11 Sep 2018 description

In response to the call for submissions for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s inquiry on Human Rights Work, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) provided written evidence on supporting the Rights of Victims from the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The written evidence can be seen here.

05 Sep 2018 description

Pioneering technology will help eliminate landmines across Africa and Asia helping the world’s most vulnerable communities access safe land.

New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches. Remote controlled machines, such as the Mine Wolf, will also help clear cluster bombs more rapidly.

Manufactured in Newcastle, the eight-tonne Mine Wolf is a remote-controlled mine-clearing machine used in high risk areas. It can clear up to 12,000 square metres a day.

05 Sep 2018 description

Genève – S'exprimant lors de l'ouverture de la 8ème Assemblée des États parties à la Convention de 2008 sur les armes à sous-munitions, le vice-président du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Gilles Carbonnier, a exhorté la communauté internationale à continuer de renforcer la stigmatisation de ces armes inacceptables.

05 Sep 2018 description

Geneva (ICRC) – Speaking at the opening of the Meeting of States party to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Gilles Carbonnier, urged the international community to continue to reinforce the stigma against these unacceptable weapons.

03 Sep 2018 description

ICRC Vice-President, Dr Gilles Carbonnier's address to the eighth meeting of states parties to the convention on cluster munitions.

Mr President, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

We all know the toll that cluster munitions take on people. The child left traumatized and permanently disabled after picking up what they thought was a toy. The farmers facing destitution because their land is unsafe to work. Entire communities displaced and unable to return home to rebuild their lives.