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18 Jan 2019 description

The Global Appeal 2019 Update provides information for governments, private donors, partners and other readers interested in UNHCR’s priorities and budgeted activities for 2019 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of people of concern: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless persons, and others of concern. It highlights the challenges faced by UNHCR and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.



17 Jan 2019 description
report GFDRR


This report highlights the results achieved during fiscal year 2018. It provides an overview of GFDRR’s activities as implemented in countries across its eight areas of engagement. The report also outlines GFDRR’s contribution to the global resilience agenda over the period, and its efforts to develop innovative solutions, tools, and analytical products for strengthening the global knowledge base for disaster risk management.


08 Jan 2019 description
report Oxfam

Greece and its EU partners are failing pregnant women, unaccompanied children, victims of torture or sexual violence and other vulnerable people who seek protection in Europe. These people are being put at risk by flawed processes and chronic understaffing in EU ‘hotspot’ camps on the Greek islands. They do not receive adequate support from the authorities that are legally responsible for protecting them and are being abandoned in overcrowded camps in squalid conditions.

29 Dec 2018 description
report CBM

Providing Education to Persons with Disabilities - Case Studies

CBM is launching its book on Inclusive Education at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on 29 November 2018. To mark this event, we have compiled a list of case studies highlighting the important of inclusive education.

Special school transformation in Burkina Faso

28 Dec 2018 description

We asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for 2019

by Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are bracing for a challenging new year as they tackle protracted conflicts from Yemen to Central African Republic and get to grips with escalating crises such as the mass exodus of Venezuelans fleeing turmoil at home.

24 Dec 2018 description


For most of us, a safe and secure home is at the centre of our lives. It is the place where we eat, sleep, study, raise a family, socialize and take sanctuary. For many people, it is also their most significant financial asset. We work all our lives for it, and continuously invest time, money and energy to improve it.

20 Dec 2018 description

Over 22,370 migrants 1 have passed through Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since the beginning of 2018, compared to 1,166 in 2017. An estimated 5,000– 6,000 people are currently in the country, some 3,500–4,000 of whom need assistance. Most are in Una-Sana Canton in the northwest, where they attempt to cross the Croatian border into the EU. Migrants are living in sub-standard conditions ahead of freezing winter temperatures. Shelter and NFIs are the most urgent needs.

20 Dec 2018 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationCharles Shey Wiysonge
Director, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council

Disclosure statement
Charles Shey Wiysonge does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

20 Dec 2018 description
report All In Diary


Las necesidades humanitarias están cambiando, con cifras crecientes de personas forzosamente desplazadas como consecuencia de conflictos y violencia, y muchas otras con necesidad de ayuda de emergencia como consecuencia de los desastres naturales. Esta 6ª edición de All In Diary tiene como objetivo proporcionar una guía renovada sobre temas clave como "conflicto y fragilidad", o reflejar tendencias como la "asistencia en efectivo", así como hacer referencia a los recursos más recientes.

19 Dec 2018 description


A total of 561 migrants were registered at MRCs across the region in November. The largest number of migrants was registered in Semera (195), followed by Bosasso (141),

18 Dec 2018 description


Around one million asylum-seeking children were registered in the European Union (EU) during 2015–2017, of whom 200 000 (one in five) arrived unaccompanied by a caregiver. This technical guidance focuses on the initial response of the health care services to the needs of these and other refugee and migrant children.

18 Dec 2018 description

This paper provides a range of NGO perspectives on the theme of this year’s Dialogue, “Protecting and assisting refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in urban settings: engaging with cities”. Drawing from NGOs’ experiences of working directly with affected populations in urban contexts, it provides an overview of the challenges faced by people displaced in cities. It also provides a set of targeted recommendations for city governments and local authorities, humanitarian actors and the private sector.

Key recommendations from NGOs:

17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

17 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

As night fell on December 10, people gathered in Brussels’ Grand-Place to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Around the Christmas tree in the center, the square had been illuminated blue in support of human rights.

The declaration was read out loud, and the audience occasionally burst into applause.

In the middle of the crowd there was a child looking up toward the City Hall tower from his wheelchair. I wondered what was going on in his mind as the declaration was read out.

13 Dec 2018 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.

13 Dec 2018 description

The World Humanitarian Summit was a landmark moment that launched a vital agenda for change. Participants made thousands of commitments to deliver the Agenda for Humanity, a five-part plan to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale. As the implementation of commitments progresses, stakeholders must stay the course in their ambition to deliver results for the millions of people affected by crises.

11 Dec 2018 description

Progress on food security and nutrition stagnates in Europe and Central Asia

More than 14 million adults suffer severe food insecurity while overweight and obesity are on the rise