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20 Nov 2018 description
report Sphere

What is Sphere?

The Sphere Project, now known as Sphere, was created in 1997 by a group of humanitarian non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Its aim was to improve the quality of their humanitarian responses and to be accountable for their actions. The Sphere philosophy is based on two core beliefs:

• People affected by disaster or conflict have the right to life with dignity and, therefore, the right to assistance; and

20 Nov 2018 description

One of the greatest challenges for climate change adaptation is how to build resilience for the billion urban dwellers who are estimated to live in what are termed informal settlements . These settlements have been built outside the ‘formal’ system of laws and regulations that are meant to ensure safe, resilient structures, settlements and systems. But how is it possible to build resilience for those living outside the formal systems and usually working within the informal economy?

09 Nov 2018 description

The IFRC’s Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies is now its second edition. This edition is the result of three years of testing, revision and feedback from protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and sectoral specialists, based on use in the field by Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers in many different humanitarian operations. In addition to new chapters (such as cash-based interventions), there is a stronger focus on sexual and gender-based violence and disability inclusion.

07 Nov 2018 description

Kuala Lumpur / Manila, 7 November 2018 – Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from 51 countries across Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East will meet in Manila from 11 to 14 November to address some of the most pressing humanitarian challenges in the region.

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, co-hosted by the Philippine Red Cross, brings together 300 leaders from 51 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The theme of the conference is engaging local humanitarian action in a fast-changing world.

06 Nov 2018 description
report ACTED

In October 2018, Alliance2015 partners Concern Worldwide and Welthunger Hilfe released the 13th annual Global Hunger Index (GHI). The report details the state of hunger and malnutrition in the world and offers recommendations for how to address the root causes of this global issue. Notably, in the 2018 edition, the GHI also links the issue of food security to trends in mass migration, suggesting that hunger, like displacement, is the result of political circumstances, not environmental or natural causes.

31 Oct 2018 description

New research reveals vital role played by refugee-led community organisations in integration

New research published today by the Refugee Council highlights the key role that refugee-led community organisations (RCOs) and networks play in supporting refugees to integrate, and increasing refugee inclusion and participation in the UK.

25 Oct 2018 description


An inclusive approach to disaster preparedness saves lives. Inclusion engenders community resilience and promotes equity and human rights.

25 Oct 2018 description

Key Findings

A large majority of migrants are men (88%).

7% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.

139,958 migrants (43,190 incoming and 96,768 outgoing) were observed at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 184 migrants per day

The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 35% intended to travel to Europe, particularly to Italy and Spain

Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali

24 Oct 2018 description
report ShelterBox


Our research reveals a significant funding gap

Have you ever stopped to think about how important it is to have a roof over your head?

It makes you feel safe. It offers security for you, your family and your possessions. It protects you from the driving rain or beating sun. It can even help you to get access public services and community networks.

21 Oct 2018 description

I Key facts about this year Participatory Assessment

1,436 Asylum Seekers and refugees discuss their concerns, challenges in annual Greece participatory assessment

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today published the results of an annual participatory assessment report on the concerns of asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece about their current situation and future prospects and risks and how to address them.

18 Oct 2018 description

Thus far, 2018 has been historic in many ways. Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a landmark declaration of peace and friendship on 9 July, casting aside decades of hostility in a matter of weeks. The announcement of the end to the state of war was met by widespread jubilation in both countries, and was matched by concrete acts of rapprochement, which included reopening telephone and air links as well as the Eritrean embassy in Ethiopia.

15 Oct 2018 description

The second annual WHO Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health recently brought together more than 80 participants from nearly 20 countries around the globe to exchange experiences and best practices related to improving the health and well-being of migrants and refugees.

The participants came from European countries as well as North and South America, Africa, and East Asia. They were guided by a faculty of 35 leading experts in the field during the week-long event held in Palermo, Italy, on 24–28 September 2018.

Trends and health conditions

27 Sep 2018 description

ICRC President: Speech to UN General Assembly event on Universal Health Coverage in Emergencies

Across the ICRC's operations, whether in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine or Nigeria we are seeing the deadly effects of conflict on health systems and health care.

30 Aug 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

Anyone who has worked in a humanitarian context knows how intricate it is to fully understand the complexity of affected people's needs. Who are the most vulnerable people? What do they need most urgently? This is why Islamic Relief Worldwide turned to ‘intersectionality’, a theory that enables them to analyse and address the intersection of various social disadvantages that result in inequitable access to social services and accumulated vulnerability.

29 Aug 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain a better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, exit, and transit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).