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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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15 Aug 2018 description

Dans le cadre de l’amélioration de la représentativité des femmes dans les instances de prise de décision, le compendium des compétences féminines du Bénin a été lancé ce jour par la Ministre des Affaires Sociales et de la Microfinance avec l’appui du PNUD. L’objectif du compendium est de renforcer la visibilité des femmes compétentes dans tous les domaines et catégories socio-professionnelles, la participation et le leadership politique des femmes et contribuer à la réalisation effective de l’égalité des sexes au Bénin.

14 Aug 2018 description

Fast facts: Who are the Rohingyas?

  • The Rohingya are an ethnic group from Myanmar, majority of them Muslim. They have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since 1982 and fleeing escalating violence perpetrated by the army.

  • Since August 2017, 707,000 new Rohingya refugees have come to Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh has hosted Rohingya refugees for three decades, there are a total 918,936 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar (as of 21 June, 2018).

12 Aug 2018 description


Canada today announced over $50 million in new support to address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable Palestinians. This support includes several humanitarian initiatives aimed at responding to the most pressing humanitarian needs, and four new development projects that foster economic growth that works for everyone.

10 Aug 2018 description

E l Geneina: UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR), Ms. Anita Gbeho recently, concluded a two-day visit to Sector West. This is her first working visit to West Darfur since she assumed duty as DJSR in May 2018.

Upon her arrival in El Geneina, Ms. Gbeho paid a courtesy call on the State Wali (Governor), Mr. Hussein Hammad at his office, with whom she exchanged various points of view as part of her efforts to enhance cooperation with local authorities and discuss the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2429 (2018).

08 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


Chers Collègues et Partenaires,

2017 a été une année éprouvante pour les enfants au Niger. Les situations d'urgence humanitaire qui persistent, la croissance démographique rapide, le changement climatique et les inégalités sociales pérennes sont de perpétuelles menaces pour leur survie, leur développement et leur bien-être.

08 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


2017 was a challenging year for children in Niger. Their survival, development and well-being continued to be threatened by acute and persistent humanitarian emergencies, rapid population growth, climate change, and long-standing social inequalities.

07 Aug 2018 description

The 2017 JAM sought to assess in particular issues of refugee dependence on food assistance, issues of targeting and vulnerability, the capacity of refugees to meet their own food needs through livelihood opportunities and the suitability of cash based transfers to meet refugees’ food needs.

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07 Aug 2018 description

Klugman, Jeni; Marianne Dahl & Ingrid Vik Bakken (2018) The Women, Peace, and Security Index: A Global Index of Women’s Wellbeing, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

04 Aug 2018 description

On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.

04 Aug 2018 description

Women’s political participation calls for a much more robust approach that will not only make women’s voices heard but also strategically position women in political leadership and public decision-making roles.

02 Aug 2018 description

A new International Foundation for Electoral Studies (IFES) report finds women who run for office in Zimbabwe face a variety of persistent challenges, and calls into question the 10-year time limit on Zimbabwe’s quota system. This post is authored by Hilary Matfess, doctoral candidate at Yale University.

Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Rachel Vogelstein