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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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13 Jun 2018 description


En 2016, le Groupe de travail du Comité permanent inter-organisations des Nations Unies a créé une équipe spéciale chargée d'élaborer les directives du CPI sur l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans l'action humanitaire (ci-après dénommées directives du CPI pour les personnes handicapées).

10 Jun 2018 description


This note provides guidance to non-SGBV specialized humanitarian service providers on what to do when a SGBV survivor discloses a SGBV incident. It is common for non-SGBV specialized actors to be the entry point to GBV referral pathways, if survivors disclose a SGBV incident then require (and consent to) referral.

29 May 2018 description
report CARE

Quick Summary of Key Findings

In brief the assessment found extensive and continuing need for humanitarian assistance in the each of the communities visited during the assessment. In three of the communities visited namely Huiya, Dodomona and Walagu the scale of need is significant with the majority of householders in each community displaced and continuing to be severely affected by the effects of the earthquake that struck on the 26th February 2018.

28 May 2018 description

Inside this newsletter, you will find five original articles from the Bangkok Regional Hub, featuring the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in the region cross-cut gender equality mainstreaming efforts, or ensure women's empowerment to accelerate sustainable development.


  • Religious Leaders Challenge Gendered Misconceptions in Afghanistan

23 May 2018 description
report Plan International

This annotated bibliography provides a brief overview of the state of evidence on gender-transformative child protection.

Gender-transformative child protection seeks to challenge gender dynamics, and actively confronts gender norms and unequal gender relations that drive violence against children and hinder effective response systems.

17 May 2018 description

Gender Based Violence (GBV) remains one of the most serious threats to the health and safety of women and girls worldwide. The challenge is bigger in North East Nigeria where women and girls are at increased risk of violence and abduction. The situation has worsened with the ongoing insurgency and counter insurgency efforts that has gone on for almost a decade. The environment remains dangerous, with immense protection challenges for girls, women, boys and men.

GBV Sub Sector Key Highlights

16 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad – 15 May, 2018: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £ 17.25 million to the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan to implement a five-year (2018-22) programme, AAWAZ II, which will Empower and Protect Pakistan’s Youth, Women, Girls and Boys who are too often exploited and too often left behind.

15 May 2018 description

El Acuerdo Final de Paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia (GdC) y las FARC-EP incluyó una “doble estrategia” mediante la cual se incluyeron acciones específicas para la promoción de la igualdad de género en cada punto del Acuerdo, con propuestas que benefician a hombres y mujeres, así como acciones específicas para promover el empoderamiento de las mujeres y las niñas.

11 May 2018 description



The “Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD)” regional project is a regional initiative that aims to accelerate the demographic transition in order to create the conditions for a demographic dividend that promotes growth and the reduction of gender inequalities between men and women in the Sahel region.

03 May 2018 description



A deepening humanitarian crisis

03 May 2018 description



Humanitarian Situation in 2017

During 2017, the humanitarian situation in Syria continued deteriorating with continued high levels of conflict and complete disrespect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL), including attacks on health facilities. The violent context and security constraints resulted in large population displacements, hampered access to services and a general interference in the provision of aid.

19 Apr 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Keni was initially monitored over the Pacific waters as a Tropical Disturbance 13F (TD13F) analyzed far West of Fiji. TD13F was later upgraded to a Tropical Cyclone Category 1 as it moved East South East towards Fiji.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

  • On 31 March, Fire was erupted in one of WFP’s warehouses in Hudaydah port and destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items. WFP announced that investigations are underway to establish the cause of fire.

  • On 28 March, the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on the situation in Yemen calling on all belligerents to respect their commitments to the IHL and to grant better and unhindered humanitarian access and set back to the negotiation table to reach a peace settlement.

12 Apr 2018 description

- Key health shelters of Ghouta response are covered by health sector partners (national authorities, SARC, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, IMC and national NGOs).
- A total of 2 Emergency Health Points, 10 Mobile Health Units, 54 Medical Mobile Teams, 2 PHC centers, 1 Dressing Room, 3 stabilization centers, ambulances are deployed. More are needed.
- Health supplies are being delivered to SARC and MoH to cover the shelters.
- Health supplies are pre-positioned to send with IA convoys inside the remaining parts of besieged area.

03 Apr 2018 description

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Argentina presentará una nueva publicación el próximo 4 de abril. Este noveno número de la serie Aportes analiza los desafíos para alcanzar una mayor igualdad de género entre las y los trabajadores del sector salud en el país y propone recomendaciones de iniciativas y políticas para reducir de forma más efectiva las brechas persistentes en el sector.

Feminización profesionalizada: la transformación de los recursos humanos en el sector salud