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This exciting edition of OPENPlan brings to you recent, high-quality research studies from offices across Plan International, all of which contribute to the evidence base under the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
UNHCR SERBIA PRIORITIES:
Support the Government of Serbia (GoS) in strengthening its asylum system in line with applicable international standards
Ensure that the humanitarian and protection needs of Persons with Specific Needs (PSN), are promptly identified and addressed
Support the GoS in securing solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons and preventing and reducing statelessness.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
59,795 People of concern
57,425 Malian refugees receiving protection and assistance in Mbera camp
No Voluntary return facilitated in 2018
2,370 refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas
7 individuals resettled to third countries
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifteen per cent of the world’s population lives with a disability, and nearly 200 million are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet they are often invisible in government statistics.
Girls and boys with disabilities are largely excluded from education and health services, discriminated against in their communities and trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence.
Governments and aid groups must do more to stop millions being “left behind”.
Millions of people living in crisis may not be receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need, a new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.
The 2018 World Disasters Report says that the fact that millions of people are being left out cannot simply be attributed to a lack of funding for humanitarian action.
Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, said:
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.
The project AMiD (Access to services for Migrants with Disabilities) aims to support an efficient management of the reception and integration of asylum seekers and migrants with disabilities in the EU. AMiD purpose is to outline a Needs Assessment tool to empower NGOs and Local Authorities to assess and support with adequate responses migrants and refugees with disabilities in Europe.
Violence affects one in three women in their lifetime. Globally, women with disabilities are ten times more likely to experience sexual violence. Over the next three weeks, Humanity & Inclusion will address the violence against women with disabilities at the 71st session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, organized by the United Nations in Geneva from October 22 through November 9.
25 years of work
An inclusive approach to disaster preparedness saves lives. Inclusion engenders community resilience and promotes equity and human rights.
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
ONLY 1 IN 5 FAMILIES RECEIVE SHELTER AFTER DISASTER
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.
Leonard Cheshire launches new report about disability data collection and the Washington Group Questions
Published 18 October 2018
From: Department for International Development
1. Executive summary