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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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20 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Un guide simple pour mettre fin à la discrimination et aux abus

20 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch


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.

28 Feb 2018 description

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.

08 Feb 2018 description


● UNRWA is facing an unprecedented financial crisis, risking the agency’s ability to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance in the oPt, including to almost one million people in the Gaza Strip.

● Electricity outages of up to 16 hours a day, continue to undermine the provision of basic services in the Gaza Strip, despite an increase in electricity supply from Israel.

02 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently gripped by national political deadlock and plagued by localized armed conflicts, both old and new. In the central region of Kasai, the conflict between government forces and the Kamwina Nsapo militia escalated dramatically in the first quarter of 2017 and has caused a serious humanitarian crisis extending over five provinces. The crisis has led to major food insecurity, and exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of the local population.

31 Jan 2018 description


  • Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness:

Three health facilities assessed and renovated in Nyirol County (Chuil PHCC, Pultruk PHCC and Bariak PHCU) (CMA).

  • Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations

Eight County Hospitals and seven Primary Health Care Centres assessed for water and sanitation needs to drive emergency Wash in health facilities. (WHO).

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Women

“A day in the life of…”, an editorial series, provides a glimpse into the daily work and challenges that UN Women staff face in the field.

25 Jan 2018 description

A Report by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
November 15, 2017

Executive Summary

25 Jan 2018 description


1.1 Background and Aims

The relationships between women and men and girls and boys, have traditionally been unequal and characterized by a differentiation of roles, affecting and influencing all areas and spheres of life.

Gender relations are often dictated by unequal power dynamics that assign particular roles, determine access to decision making and access to/control over resources.

24 Jan 2018 description

From big data to humanitarian in the loop algorithms

This op-ed was initially published in the UNHCR year in review 2017.

24 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam
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Crisis Figures:

Population of Yemen* : 29.3 million

People in need of WASH assistance* : 16 million

People in need of food assistance* : 17.8 million

People in need of health care* : 16.4 million

IDPs & returnees* : 2.9 million

People in need of humanitarian aid* : 22.2 million

People in acute need* : 11.3 million

People in need of protection* : 12.9 million

Women in need of protection* : 6.31 million

15 Jan 2018 description

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 31 December until 11 January 2018. The next full situation report will be issued on 28 January 2018.


  • 655,500 new arrivals (Since 25th August) have beenreported as of 14 January (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring and UNHCR Family Counting).

  • The number of arrivals is holding steady with no significant influx over the past several weeks.