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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After months of a devastating drought, many of the same areas have now been inundated with flooding. An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the flooding countrywide. Even after the floodwater disappears, families who lost livestock and crops during the drought will struggle to rebound as they have no seeds, livestock nor means to earn an income.
A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.
Interconnectedness of Gender, Age and Disability Issues in Rohingya Refugee Response
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.
2017 IN REVIEW
A deepening humanitarian crisis
2017 IN REVIEW
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.
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.
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.
By Lisa Hiwasaki, Lowine Hill
Gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability influence how individuals experience climate change and adapt to its impact. Although women, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, the poor, and youth contribute the least to the phenomenon of climate change (e.g., in terms of emissions of greenhouse gases), they are often the most vulnerable to its effects.
Yemenia Airways resumed their flights on 1st Feb from Aden airport after it was closed on 28 Jan due to the clashes between loyalists of the Southern Transitional Council and loyalists of the internationally recognized government.
The internationally recognized government’s Minister of Transportation, Saleh Aljaboani, stated on 7 February that the International Maritime Organization has declared Aden and Mukalla ports as safe port which means more companies will restart their operation to these ports.
Years of conflict has impacted South Sudan, an estimated 4 million population has been uprooted including 1.9 million displaced since start of conflict in 2013; with up to 85 percent estimated children and women exposed to protection risks, hunger, diseases, and malnutrition. Armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvest contributed to deterioration of food security situation in South Sudan. An estimated 6 million (50 % of population) were severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5). Localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity state in May 2017.
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
20 March 2018
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the initial report of the Central African Republic on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Almost every woman and girl (from menarche to menopause) will menstruate on average every 28 days for about 5 days—a completely normal biological process. Just as normal as the fact that many men will grow a beard.
In the village of Toya, 20 km from Timbuktu, people's lives are shaped by two devastating forces: climate and conflict.
Overlooking sweeping sand dunes bordering the Niger River and – behind sparse trees planted some years ago to hold off the encroaching desert – patchy rice fields largely dependent on river water for irrigation, the impoverishing effects of climate change are stark.