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16 Jan 2019 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions donors are improving the medical care of children in India. Salesian missionaries care for the sick in nearly 100 clinics and hospitals, located mostly in rural areas, around the globe. Funding for a new mobile medical van and medical assistance booths is helping Salesian missionaries address a number of serious and sometimes chronic health concerns faced by youth.

16 Jan 2019 description

BY SAM COLLIN

Measuring impact without transparency

This week we’ll be at the OECD with development specialists, bankers, policy makers and impact investors to discuss new ways of using private finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This year discussions are focusing on impact.

16 Jan 2019 description
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Floods in Uruguaiana
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Floods in Alegrete

Heavy rainfall over the western area of Rio Grande do Sul State have caused the Ibirapuita, Ibicui and Uruguai rivers to break their banks and cause widespread flooding.

MetSul Meteorologia reported 497mm of rainfall in 72 hours in the state of Uruguaiana. Strong winds have also affected the state. Local media reported one death after a tree uprooted.

Over 2000 people have been displaced and moved to temporary accomodation as the floods damaged houses, blocked roads and water supplies were disrupted.

16 Jan 2019 description

by Nita Bhalla | @nitabhalla | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Accommodation in Nairobi, where LGBT+ refugees were forced to flee after attacks at a camp, was criticised as unsanitary and crowded

NAIROBI, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.

15 Jan 2019 description

By Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka

Ruth Levine is the Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population program; Joseph Asunka is a Program Officer who manages grants that support fiscal transparency and accountability in developing countries.

15 Jan 2019 description

"It is not safe for us to go back, and we do not know what is to become of us here."

By Rina Chandran

MAE LA, Thailand, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her first child - a daughter - was born, Pa Pa Win dreamed of a grand wedding for her many years down the line, with a big celebration in their village in Myanmar's Mon state.

Instead, when the time came 20 years later, Pa Pa Win and her family settled for a modest gathering in the Mae La refugee camp in northern Thailand.

14 Jan 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

General Objective

To provide UNHCR and other stakeholders working on mixed migration3 related programming with timely and updated information on mixed migration flows in Libya, with a focus on entry and exit points in the east, south and west of the country

Specific Objective(s)

 To analyse evolving mixed migration dynamics in Libya since April 2018, with a focus on

a) Current entry and exit points between Libya and its neighbouring countries Egypt, Niger, Chad, Algeria, Sudan and Tunisia, and changes since April 2018

14 Jan 2019 description

In a rapidly evolving humanitarian landscape — marked by more frequent crises, protracted conflicts, and climate shocks, among other challenges — cashbased transfers are on the rise. The humanitarian community increasingly looks to cash-based transfers for their ability to strengthen the resilience of populations and support longer-term development goals, and particularly to digital solutions that can drive financial inclusion and economic activity within a community.

14 Jan 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Yemen is facing one of the world’s worst Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) crises, as deteriorating WASH infrastructure contributes to a cholera outbreak, and represents one of the underlying causes of malnutrition in the country.

On behalf of the Yemen WASH Cluster, REACH coordinated a household-level assessment to provide an understanding of WASH needs, gaps, and priorities in 38 districts prioritized for famine and/or cholera interventions that also host a high concentration of Internally Displaced People (IDPs - 8% or more of the total district population).

14 Jan 2019 description

Cash transfer programmes have become a standard component of humanitarian responses. This research explores how to optimise them from a user perspective, based on a better understanding of recipients’ preferences, expectations, and satisfaction levels at various points of interaction with individual cash programmes and delivery mechanisms. This report is based on evidence collected in Kenya and Iraq. Please refer to the separate country case studies for more information: cashjourneys.net

14 Jan 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

RÉSUMÉ

La région de Diffa au Niger est affectée par une vaste crise de déplacement. Plus de 250 000 personnes sont déplacées ; dont la plupart habitent dans des sites spontanés éparpillés dans la région de Diffa.

13 Jan 2019 description

As cash transfer programmes increasingly become a standard component of humanitarian responses, aid agencies and donors seek a more comprehensive understanding of delivery mechanisms that are effective, efficient and offer good value for money, while meeting the preferences of affected people. This research project looks at how recipients of humanitarian cash transfers – including forcibly displaced people – experience cash assistance in different forms and combinations, particularly where these make use of digital delivery mechanisms.

12 Jan 2019 description

"We need to be thinking about everything we build in the context of mitigating climate-change impact," says urban architect

By Rina Chandran

BANGKOK, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Bangkok's oldest university called for ideas for a symbol to mark its centenary year, landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom successfully pitched a design for a park.

12 Jan 2019 description
report The Global Fund

Le Fonds mondial vise 14 milliards de dollars US en vue de la conférence de Lyon en octobre 2019 pour accélérer le mouvement contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme

11 Jan 2019 description
report The Global Fund

Global Fund Announces US$14 Billion Target to Step Up the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria Ahead of Lyon Conference in October 2019

11 Jan 2019 description

General Overview

The governorate of Idleb and its adjacent countryside of Aleppo and Hama governorates are considered to be the last resort for the civilians fleeing the crimes of the Syrian regime, where the civilians were forcibly displaced coming from all the Syrian governorates towards Idleb. There are around 3.5 million civilians settled in the governorate of Idleb and its adjacent countryside of Aleppo and Hama governorates, 1.5 million of which are IDPs.