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18 Oct 2018 description

Policy paper
Published 18 October 2018
From: Department for International Development

1. Executive summary

18 Oct 2018 description

“We must work with charities to address systemic underreporting of serious incidents by charities”

Charity Commission warns of continued underreporting as it publishes findings of its interim safeguarding taskforce and updates guidance for charities on what to report

Published 17 October 2018
From: The Charity Commission

16 Sep 2018 description

TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Humanitarian needs

The overall scale, scope and complexity of humanitarian needs of people in Syria remain staggering in terms of magnitude and severity with an estimated 13 million people in need across the country, of whom 5.2 million are in areas of acute need. This remains broadly similar to the level of needs reflected in the 2018 HNO and in previous years.

Convergence of crises

29 Aug 2018 description

SUMMARY

The overall scale and complexity of humanitarian needs of people in Syria remain staggering in their magnitude and severity.

17 Apr 2018 description

TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity:

Against the continued backdrop of high levels of violence and systemic violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), no amount of humanitarian assistance and protection services can offset the lack of a political solution.

11 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

World Vision Learning Report explores adaption and innovation in fragile operating contexts

  • Learning Report captures World Vision’s learnings through operating in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Learnings have been captured through real-time evaluations and case studies in more than 10 fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

  • Continual learning, adaptability and revision is required when operating in these contexts.

30 Aug 2017 description
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2017 Humanitarian Response Plan Mid-Year Review (July 2017)
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Operational Response Plans (July 2017)

In the first half of 2017, humanitarian needs in South Sudan continued to escalate. The crisis remained first and foremost a protection crisis. The number of people displaced rose to nearly 4 million—including 1.9 million internally displaced and more than 1.9 million refugees—following large-scale government offensives in Jonglei and Upper Nile, and insecurity in the Equatorias. The majority of those displaced were women and children.

16 Aug 2017 description

1.0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1 Status of health care facilities

As of June 2017, according to WHO’s Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS), over half of Syria’s 111 public hospitals and half its 1802 public health care centres were either closed or functioning only partially.

1.2 Access to people in need

01 Nov 2016 description
report United Nations

Background

The crisis that took place in Juba, South Sudan, from 8 to 11 July 2016, saw three days of intense fighting that resulted in the death of many civilians, two peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and the collapse of the fragile peace agreement between the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and his former First-Vice President, Riek Machar. The crisis brought unrestrained violence to the capital of the world’s youngest nation and the participating fighters left a trail of destruction and suffering in their wake.

20 Oct 2016 description

Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives

The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:

03 Oct 2016 description

Executive Summary

According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2016, over 11 million people in Syria require health assistance. A staggering 25 000 people are injured each month and require trauma care.

In Q2 of 2016, WHO:

  • Delivered over 4 million treatments from within Syria, of which 25% went to people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. More than 756 000 treatments were delivered through cross-border operations.

25 Aug 2016 description

Psychosocial support (PSS) has been one of the five pillars of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

As the Ebola operation gradually moves from response to recovery, there are growing experiences in terms of understanding the psychosocial needs of beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers, and in implementing psychosocial support inter-ventions for beneficiaries in the context of Ebola.

15 Aug 2016 description

Indonesian Red Cross Society shares its Safer Access experience

After a tragic incident in 2013, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has stepped up efforts to boost the National Society's acceptance, security and access in Papua. As part of the Safer Access Selected Experiences series, the PMI describes the measures it has taken in the intervening years to be better prepared to work in sensitive and insecure situations.

18 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2016, over 11 million people in Syria require health assistance. A staggering 25 000 people are injured each month and require trauma care.

Highlights of WHO’s humanitarian interventions in Syria in Q1, 2016

  • Delivered 1.8 million treatments, of which 55% went to people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas.