About this report
This research is the fruit of a joint project between the divisions of protection and of policy and humanitarian diplomacy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with significant support from the organization’s economic security and water and habitat units and ICRC delegations across the world. It received some financial support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs through its Human Security Division.
Concern’s commitment to leaving no one behind has increasingly taken the organisation to fragile contexts, where the devastating consequences of conflict and resulting levels of human suffering have soared in recent years.
Children returned to Central America and Mexico at heightened risk of violence, stigma and deprivation
UNICEF Child Alert report shows dangerous journeys and deportations intensify root causes of irregular migration
The southwestern state of Kerala has been facing the worst monsoon season since 1924, causing severe flooding and landslides especially in the northern part of the state, where eight districts remain on red alert. As of 14 August, over 60,000 people have been evacuated to some 500 relief camps across the state, and 39 deaths have been reported. Beginning 8 August and as 14 August, this is the second major flood in Kerala this monsoon season, and the impact is greater than in July, when over 34,000 people were displaced in 265 relief camps.
This paper explores the building of sustainable resilience for food security and livelihood dynamics using the Ethiopia Rural Household Survey panel data. Household resilience scores are derived from measures taken to protect against shocks. The impact of several demographic and socio-economic factors on resilience dynamics is then tested. This paper shows that the experience of resilience in the past leads to a subsequent higher chance of continuing to be resilient (‘true state-dependence’).
Education has been at the forefront of the political battles and conflicts that have plagued Afghanistan over the past few decades.
Changing political ideologies have taken a toll on all students as the entire Afghan education system including its staff, buildings, curricula, and attendance, was wiped out.
The current Afghan government has made service delivery a priority to promote social cohesion and trust in public institutions and pave the way for growth and jobs.
But despite these efforts, Afghanistan has been experiencing increased fragility.
Patrick Pringle, Climate Analytics, Samoa
Modeling the Future of Indonesian Food Consumption
As part of HelpAge International’s project on advancing the rights and protection of conflict-affected older South Sudanese migrants in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan, HelpAge commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) to conduct a study on older South Sudanese displaced by conflict, both within South Sudan and across the border in Uganda and Ethiopia.
This study aims to improve the understanding of the well-being and intangible impacts of flooding in Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in mitigating flood risk.
This study provides the first comprehensive economic assessment of the lethal potential of climate change with a method that accounts for both the benefits and costs of adaptation. The researchers’ ultimate goal is to estimate the mortality consequences of climate change, both deaths caused by extreme heat and the costs society will pay to keep people out of harm’s way, in terms of dollars per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted.
Amongst natural disasters, earthquakes are one of the most lethal kinds due to their unpredictable nature and devastating impact they can have in a matter of seconds. They can occur anywhere, at any time and impact differently depending on their magnitude, the season, the built environment, the time of day, causing a wide range of potential consequences on population. This make them a matter of political and humanitarian concern for health practitioners, policymakers and the hazard management community.
Somalia: Respect for human rights vital for future elections - UN report
GENEVA / MOGADISHU – A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process.
This overview document presents available information on KIK incidents1 that affected aid agencies and their staff.
The report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The available open-source and confidentially shared information is an indication of the number of aid workers killed, injured or kidnapped in the second quarter of 2018. However, no claim is made that the total number of aid workers affected has been documented or is known.
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