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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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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.

12 Sep 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

11 Sep 2018 description

MANGINA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – On 1 August, just one week after the World Health Organization declared an end to the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the tenth struck. 

“We had two sick people in the centre – a man and a youth – who died of unknown causes,” recalled Sister Yvette Kanyere, manager of the Mangina Reference Health Centre. “They were bleeding everywhere and we did not know what had happened [to them].”

11 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam


It is now one year since over 700,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh following a military campaign against them which several high-level UN officials, including the Secretary General himself, have described as ‘ethnic cleansing’.Many of the Rohingya refugees experienced unimaginable atrocities in Myanmar, including systematic rape, torture and seeing family members killed. They arrived in Bangladesh with nothing but the clothes on their backs, needing food, clean water and shelter to survive, but above all wanting to feel safe.

07 Sep 2018 description

In the past month, the numbers of people on the move has dramatically increased with an upsurge of adults and children walking from destination to destination. The Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) has faced challenges due to the changing nature of this population flow, which has led to modifying fixed aid units in the border areas to the establishment of mobile aid points along the roads where this population transits.

03 Sep 2018 description
report UN Women

Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, debido a las desigualdades de género existentes, por lo que es importante involucrar a todas las personas de la comunidad, particularmente a las mujeres, niñas, niños y personas con discapacidad en todas las etapas de los programas de gestión de emergencias, ya que aportan valiosas perspectivas, capacidades y contribuciones a la intervención en situaciones de emergencia.

03 Sep 2018 description
report UN Women

Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, en parte debido a las desigualdades de género existentes por lo que incorporar la perspectiva de género en los procesos y actividades de coordinación y administración de albergues facilita abordar las necesidades básicas de mujeres, niñas, niños y hombres, lo cual incide en una mejor planificación de los servicios. El objetivo de incorporar la perspectiva de igualdad de género en la administración de albergues es crear el espacio humanitario necesario para la prestación efectiva de protección y asistencia, asegurando …

03 Sep 2018 description
report UN Women

En situaciones de emergencia es importante realizar un análisis de género. El Grupo de Trabajo de Género del Equipo Humanitario de País presenta los resultados del análisis de género y las principales problemáticas identificadas en los albergues, de acuerdo a la lista de verificación “Administración de albergues en situaciones de emergencia con perspectiva de igualdad de género y protección”:

24 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

3,459 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 208,000 cash based transfers made

USD 115.66 m total requirements

661,500 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

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.

Executive Summary