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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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07 Dec 2018 description


  • IOM is organising activities for the 16-day of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

  • 10M commenced the treatment of bamboo with a pilot facility in Nhila.

  • Regular monitoring and maintenance of solar lights continues across all camps. Additional locations were identified to continue the installation.

  • This month, a total of 3,723 Rohingya households have received LPG sets (cylinder, one plate cook stove, regulator and hose).

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

04 Dec 2018 description
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“The UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018 – Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities shows that people with disabilities are at a disadvantage regarding most Sustainable Development Goals, but also highlights the growing number of good practices that can create a more inclusive society in which they can live independently.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December 2018

21 Nov 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • A total of 289,867 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.

  • Heavy armed clashes between NSAG and ANSF reported in Jaghuri and Malistan district of Ghazni province, resulting in increasing number of IDPs and humanitarian crisis.

  • 60%-70% of the population are displaced from Jaghuri and Malistan districts.

40,285 New IDPs reported in the past week

172,918 People assisted in the past week

13 Nov 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • A total of 288,600 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.

  • NSAG (ISK) has closed down 40-50 schools in Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province.

  • ARAZI and MoRR signed the MOU on the Transfer of State Land for the establishment of temporary settlements for IDPs displaced due to natural disasters.

Key numbers of the past week:

  • 15,000 new IDPs reported in the past week

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.

25 Oct 2018 description


Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Marked economic deterioration, symptomized by the depreciation of the Yemeni Rial by some 30 per cent was witnessed between August and September 2018, compounded by the unprecedented increase in the price of fuel. An additional 3.5 to 5.6 million people are estimated to be added to the 8 million already severely food insecure as a result.

04 Oct 2018 description


Every year, during the monsoon period of June to September, communities in the Terai face heightened risk of flooding. Such risks can lead to immediate humanitarian suffering, they can exacerbate pre-crisis vulnerabilities and erode development gains.

The recurrent nature of monsoon related flooding and the potential humanitarian needs they can bring about requires the HCT to undertake focused preparedness planning.

01 Oct 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 22 million Swiss francs (with a funding gap of approximately 17 million Swiss francs), increasing from 8.9 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – to deliver assistance and support to an estimated 160,000 people (40,000 households) for 20 months.

26 Sep 2018 description

1,050 Cameroonian refugees were voluntarily relocated to Adagom settlement (Cross River state) with support from UNHCR and its partners.

UNHCR facilitated a training on International refugee protection for 36 Government security officials in Ogoja (Cross River state).

370 Cameroonian refugees and 40 host community members were trained on Entrepreneurship and business skills in Adagom and Anyake refugee settlements.


26 Sep 2018 description


Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Some 22.2 million people - 75 per cent of the population - are in need of humanitarian assistance. 17.8 million people are food insecure and 8.4 million people do not know how they will obtain their next meal.

24 Sep 2018 description


What is the understanding of, and evidence base related to, the impact of the current conflict on gender dynamics in Yemen?

1. Overview

19 Sep 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2.7 million Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to 100,000 people, who were affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, for 12 months.

14 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

Since August 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya people have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh seeking safety and lifesaving assistance. While safe from the unimaginable atrocities they suffered in Myanmar, refugees managed to find shelter in improvised and overcrowded refugee camps such as Cox's Bazar, where they received assistance to meet their basic needs such as food and clean water.

Rohingya women bear the brunt

12 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam


In May and June 2018, Oxfam undertook research with Rohingya women and adolescent girls living in Cox Bazar refugee camps, focused on the barriers and enablers of using WASH facilities in the camps. The research brought two female architects to work with women and girls to adapt the design of existing facilities, and to design new facilities to meet their needs.