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18 Oct 2018 description

Policy paper
Published 18 October 2018
From: Department for International Development

1. Executive summary

18 Oct 2018 description

“We must work with charities to address systemic underreporting of serious incidents by charities”

Charity Commission warns of continued underreporting as it publishes findings of its interim safeguarding taskforce and updates guidance for charities on what to report

Published 17 October 2018
From: The Charity Commission

18 Oct 2018 description

More than 500 delegates from across the international aid community to commit to a “root to branch” change in the way the sector operates.

Published 18 October 2018
From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt today (Thursday 18 October) galvanised the support of more than 500 delegates from across the international aid community to commit to a “root to branch” change in the way the sector operates.

18 Oct 2018 description

Published 18 October 2018
From: Department for International Development

This guide for DFID partners gives details of new safeguarding standards designed to keep beneficiaries and those delivering aid programmes safe from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Details

18 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Burundi

18 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting protection of IDPs and refugees. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

18 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Editorial team:
Christina Wille, Laurence Gerhardt and Helen Buck Insecurity Insight

Research team:
James Naudi Insecurity Insight

18 Oct 2018 description
report Christian Aid

We are deeply saddened by the scale of abuse which has affected both communities and staff across the aid sector.

Ongoing action is being taken to safeguard better the people we support and staff from abuse, exploitation and sexual harassment of any kind. We take the issues of safeguarding extremely seriously and have worked to provide a safe and trusted environment for all those connected to us, for a number of years.

18 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/J/3576

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE SIXIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE-TREIZIÈME SESSION, 16E SÉANCE – MATIN

Ce matin, les membres de la Sixième Commission (affaires juridiques) ont entamé leur examen biennal de l’état des Protocoles additionnels aux Conventions de Genève de 1949 relatifs à la protection des victimes des conflits armés en plaidant pour leur universalisation et leur application.

17 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/L/3576

General Assembly Sixth Committee
Seventy-third Session, 16th Meeting (AM)

As international and non-international armed conflict becomes more complex, the universal ratification of the three Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions remains vital for the promotion of international humanitarian law, the Sixth Committee (Legal) heard today.

17 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

13 August 2018: In Ngo-Ketunjia division, Northwest province, an arson attack of unknown origin completely destroyed the administrative building of the Government Bilingual High School Ndop. Source: Cameroon-Info

Ivory Coast

27 August 2018: In Sikensi town, Lagunes district, a group of men armed with Kalashnikovs and dressed in military fatigues attacked and looted a school before tying up and beating a member of staff.
Source: ACLED

Niger

17 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Asia

Nepal

22 September 2018: In Rajbiraj city, Saptari region, Sagarmatha zone, the emergency ward of the Gajendranarayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital was vandalized by locals who claimed that doctors had pronounced dead a child who was still living. Source: ACLED

Middle-East and North Africa

Libya

09 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

A person’s security can be affected by his/her ethnicity, ethical or religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or role within an organisation among other things. Each staff member has his/her own specific profile, and each profile will result in different risk levels, depending on the context in which a staff member works.

09 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

An aid worker’s personal security is impacted by the interplay between where the aid worker is, who they are, and their role and organisation. As employers, aid organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks, including those that emerge due to an aid worker’s personal characteristics – for example, biological sex, gender, ethnicity, cognitive and physical abilities, sexual orientation, etc.

05 Oct 2018 description

Ethiopia

Over 15,000 Eritreans crossed into Ethiopia as of 26 September after two border crossing points were opened, with many traveling to refugee settlements. It brings the total number of Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region to almost 46,000 people.

Humanitarian assistance needs to be scaled up in the region to respond to this new influx of refugees.

Read more about Ethiopia

Palestine

28 Sep 2018 description

OPENING REMARKS
H.E. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs at High Level Side-Event “Civilians under fire: Humanitarian Protection and Respect for IHL”
New York 26th September 2018, 8.30am - 10am (CR1)

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

26 Sep 2018 description

United Nations Headquarters, New York, Wednesday 26 September, 8:30 – 10:00,

As delivered

Thank you for putting on this event.

The reason I’m grateful is because the single biggest cause of humanitarian suffering in the world arises from the way belligerents behave in conflict - from their failure to comply with the laws of war.

But beyond that, the single biggest constraint to our ability to relieve that suffering also arises from that same behaviour by belligerents.

For me, this is the top issue.

26 Sep 2018 description

United Nations Headquarters, New York, Wednesday 26 September, 8:30 – 10:00

As delivered

Thank you for putting on this event.

The reason I’m grateful is because the single biggest cause of humanitarian suffering in the world arises from the way belligerents behave in conflict - from their failure to comply with the laws of war.

But beyond that, the single biggest constraint to our ability to relieve that suffering also arises from that same behaviour by belligerents.

For me, this is the top issue.

26 Sep 2018 description

ICRC President: speech to UNGA event on the protection of civilians and respect for IHL

Dear colleagues, there is perhaps no greater concern for the ICRC than the protection of civilians and ensuring respect for international humanitarian law. On the frontlines the ICRC sees only too closely what happens when IHL is violated: prisoners tortured and killed, aid workers murdered, civilian areas indiscriminately shelled.

The critical question remains how can we move beyond our outrage to action?