Spotlight on Progress
Spotlight on Progress
While much remains to be done in the Arab States region to better address all forms of modern slavery, some positive steps are being taken. Most notably, after several years of persistent lobbying from international rights groups and worker’s unions, the Government of Qatar has pledged a series of labour reforms to improve the treatment of migrant workers there.
Malawi Economic Monitor: Girls’ Education Key for Malawi’s Development
Early marriage and childbearing before age 18 and the resultant population growth are negatively impacting Malawi’s development
Ending child marriage could generate half a billion dollars annually for Malawi in the next decade
The report recommends the government invest more in girls’ education and create economic opportunities for out-of-school girls
Older people denied right to health and at risk of being left behind in global push towards Universal Health Coverage – new report
Overall, political violence decreased slightly while the number of reported demonstration remained static in the South and Southeast Asian regions last week. The key developments of the last week were ongoing fighting between both Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants and security forces in Afghanistan, a surge in cross-border violence between Indian and Pakistan, as well as a high number of reported fatalities arising from the West Papua National Liberation Army’s actions in Indonesia.
Key developments in the week of December 2nd include the escalating Islamic State activity in Egypt and Burkina Faso; the instability posed by other Islamist militants such as in Mozambique; and the high tensions in Togo and Ethiopia.
The Islamic State is nearly as strong in Africa in 2018 as when it peaked in 2015. Since October, activity by Islamic State militants has significantly risen across Northern, Western and Eastern Africa and this trend is likely to continue.
In Final Liberia Election Report, Carter Center Urges Election Reform
**MONROVIA **– The Carter Center today released the final report from its observation mission of Liberia’s 2017 elections, outlining key findings and offering recommendations for reform to strengthen Liberia’s electoral process.
Progress on food security and nutrition stagnates in Europe and Central Asia
More than 14 million adults suffer severe food insecurity while overweight and obesity are on the rise
Adequate access to safe water and improved sanitation services is central to achievement of better health and wellbeing of Kenya’s population. These services facilitate prevention of waterborne diseases which in turn may reduce mortality rates and health expenditure.
Energy is essential to humanitarian action. Most refugee and internal displacement camps are in remote locations, so humanitarian agencies consume large amounts of fuel on the long-distance transport of staff, equipment, and goods such as food and water. Operations tend to rely on on-site electricity generation to power reception centres, clinics, schools, food storage, water pumping and street lighting. Peacekeeping operations face a similar situation.
“Since he began repeatedly raping me, I am afraid and feel insecure. He is not letting me go home. I feel shame because my neighbours are gossiping about me.” These words ring true for many survivors of sexual violence in Southeast Myanmar, who face numerous obstacles to reporting their case and accessing justice.
ÉBAUCHE D’AVANT-PROPOS DE LA MINISTRE BIBEAU POUR LE RECUEIL DU SYMPOSIUM SUR L’ÉGALITÉ ENTRE LES SEXES DU CALP
Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.
Between 16 and 20 September 2018, a delegation of UK parliamentarians visited Sudan as part of a delegation coordinated by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan. This report discusses their reflections from the visit, and makes some recommendations based on their experience.
As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa
11 December 2018 - Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
Efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) should be regarded as a priority for all actors in every humanitarian response operation from the very outset. By mainstreaming GBV considerations in cash-based interventions (CBIs) throughout the programme cycle, and by utilizing cash within GBV case management services, cash can be optimized as a tool to enhance the protection of crisis- and conflict-affected populations, and to mitigate their risks of recurrent violence, promote their recovery and build their resilience.
By the end of Q3 2018, Islahiye, Karkamış and Adıyaman camps were closed.
In Q3, according to TurkStat, the Turkish annual inflation rate reached a record-high 24.52% in September 2018.
From Q2 to Q3, the cost of the food basket in contracted shops increased by 12%, reaching 121.23 TL per person per month by the end of September 2018.
Résultats de l’analyse de la situation de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë actuelle Valable : du 10/11/2018 au 31/08/2019
Créé le : 10/11/2018
Principaux résultats pour les zones touchées par l’IAN.
Résumé narratif des causes, du contexte et des principaux problèmes