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17 Sep 2018 description


In recent years, UNHCR has given increased priority to promoting self-reliance for refugees and other persons of concern (PoCs)*.

Self-reliance is a vital part of enhancing refugees’ protection, empowerment, and resilience. It is a cross-cutting theme described throughout UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021, and highlighted in the High Commissioner’s guidance to prepare annual plans for 2019.

15 Sep 2018 description

The Regional Strategic Plan for Immunization (RSPI) for the African region was adopted, in 2014, by the 64th session of the WHO Regional Commiמּee for Africa with the goal of achieving universal immunization coverage and reducing mortality and morbidity from vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) within the WHO African Region by the end of 2020. The plan was developed in line with the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), approved by the World Health Assembly in 2012, which aims to prevent millions of deaths by the end of the Decade of Vaccines in 2020.

11 Sep 2018 description

Bamako, Mali 9 février 2017- S’imprégner des réalités de terrain en vue de mieux renforcer la collaboration entre l’OMS, les structures techniques et Institutions de recherche relevant du Ministère de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique, tel était l’objet de la visite, ce jour 9 février 2017 du Représentant de l’OMS au Mali Dr Lucien Manga au Centre National de Lutte contre la Maladie qui abrite également le Centre de Développement des Vaccins.

05 Sep 2018 description


• Climate change is a cause of rural migration and intensifies other socio-economic drivers of migration, such as rural poverty and food insecurity.

• Short- and long-term effects of climate change have significant impacts on agricultural productivity, rural livelihoods and, indirectly, migration flows.

05 Sep 2018 description

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Faire face à une pandémie de grippe

Une pandémie est la propagation d'une nouvelle maladie à l'échelle mondiale. Les pandémies de grippe sont imprévisibles. Ce sont pourtant des événements récurrents qui peuvent avoir des répercussions considérables pour la santé, la population et l'économie dans le monde. La préparation et la planification sont des mesures déterminantes pour pouvoir atténuer les risques propres à une pandémie et l’impact de celle-ci.

05 Sep 2018 description
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This guidance updates and replaces the “Pandemic Influenza Risk Management: WHO Interim Guidance” published in 2013, which was a revision of the “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: a WHO Guidance Document” published in 2009.

The main updates from the 2013 interim guidance are:

  • Alignment with other relevant United Nations policies for crisis and emergency management, and

23 Aug 2018 description


Secondary and tertiary health care institutions in Lebanon are mostly private and cost is a significant barrier to access. UNHCR has put in place Guidelines for Referral Health Care in Lebanon and standard operating procedures (SOP) to support access to life saving and obstetric care and to manage the costs of care. The costs covered by UNHCR vary according to the type of service provided and the vulnerability status of the refugee.

23 Aug 2018 description


Armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has resulted in a regrettable range of harm to the region’s lands and terrain, its surface and subterranean water systems, and its vegetation and wildlife. Hostilities also bring a significant increase in the risk of incidents at industrial and infrastructure facilities.

15 Aug 2018 description


The Syrian conflict has forced more than 5 million Syrians out of their country, with Egypt, Iraq,
Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey hosting the majority of those displaced. Currently, 666,113 Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Jordan, comprising about 8% of the overall population in Jordan, and adding to Iraqi and Palestinian refugees who previously sought safety in the Kingdom. Of this number, the majority (78%) resides in urban and rural settings outside of camps, struggling to meet their basic needs without external assistance.

14 Aug 2018 description

Climate change, desertification, species loss, deforestation, floods and famine – these are the very real shared challenges we are facing as a planet in the 21st century, challenges that cannot be ignored.

For over 40 years, UN Environment has been the world’s leading environmental advocate, delivering scientific insight, setting the global agenda on the environment, offering solutions and providing leadership on critical environmental issues.

12 Aug 2018 description

Report of Neonatal Death Audit Among Syrian From Zaatari and Azraq Refugee Camps, Jordan, January 1st – 31st December 2017

GHD and EMPHNET: Working together for better health

09 Aug 2018 description

Executive Summary

Singapore helps fight the common threat posed by transnational security challenges and participates in overseas operations which provide assistance to other nations and enhances Singapore’s own security. Singapore has participated in United Nations’ (UN) peacekeeping, peace support, and other humanitarian missions and provided humanitarian assistance to countries in need.5

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

01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Executive Summary:

This analysis took into consideration self-reports on progress toward commitments to improve accountability to affected populations and to ensure people-centered approaches, pledged at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). The analysis focused on achievements, challenges and gaps as well as good practice in the context of these commitments.

01 Aug 2018 description

Executive Summary:

At the time this report was written, 697 commitments had been made towards the Agenda for Humanity transformation 4A “Reinforce, do not replace, national and local systems.”