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12 Jul 2018 description

It is estimated that globally up to 1 billion children are subject to violence each year. Violence against children has strong, long-lasting effects on brain function, mental health, health risk behaviours, noncommunicable diseases, infectious diseases such as HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and social functioning. The direct and indirect economic costs of these effects are substantial, and violence against children undermines the potential of both individuals and societies.

12 Jul 2018 description

Ebola epidemics are unlike anything seen before: The virus spreads rapidly, the disease is infectious and has a high mortality rate, and often there are widespread rumors, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease and how to prevent it are widespread.

Psychosocial support is vital to ensure the well-being of the affected population, and also to counter-act the threats to public health and safety that fear, stigmatization and misconception poses.

12 Jul 2018 description
report European Union

The common analysis and guidance note on Afghanistan are the result of a pilot process for the development of country guidance.

This pilot process was completed successfully with the endorsement of the guidance note by the EASO Management Board during its 28th meeting in June 2018. In addition to providing guidance on one of the main countries of origin for applicants for international protection in the EU, this pilot served as a basis for consolidating the methodology for development of country guidance, and as a model for future notes.

12 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

FAO has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of harassment, sexual exploitation or abuse. The Organization is committed to ensuring a work environment that is free of harassment, in particular sexual harassment, as well as to the highest standards of conduct for its employees with regard to sexual exploitation and abuse.

12 Jul 2018 description
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BACKGROUND

WHO IS THIS DOCUMENT FOR?

This document provides guidance for humanitarian and development actors on how to address protection risks and socio-economic vulnerabilities in their work, and highlights aspects to consider in operations to ensure a protection focused response in Ukraine both government-controlled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA).

MANY CONFLICT AFFECTED PEOPLE ARE IN NEED – WHY A PROTECTION AND VULNERABILITY FOCUS?

10 Jul 2018 description

Executive summary

This Plan of Action is being launched during the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (henceforth GP20) to galvanize and reinforce multi-stakeholder engagement towards reducing and resolving internal displacement through prevention, protection and solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs). Action to achieve this goal will be carried out primarily at the national, but also at the regional and global levels.

10 Jul 2018 description

20ème anniversaire des Principes directeurs relatifs au déplacement de personnes à l’intérieur de leur propre pays : Un Plan d’action pour faire progresser la prévention, la protection et les solutions pour les personnes déplacées dans leur propre pays 2018 - 2020

Résumé

10 Jul 2018 description

“In situations of forced displacement, the ties which hold a community together are often severely weakened or broken. Open and regular interaction between individuals and groups, their shared values and interests, and their means of minimizing disparities and avoiding marginalization, may need to be supported to regenerate during displacement… Community centers are safe and public places where women, men, boys and girls of diverse backgrounds can meet for social events, recreation, education and livelihood programmes, information exchange, and other purposes.

06 Jul 2018 description
report All In Diary

Foreword

Humanitarian needs are changing, with increasing numbers of people forcibly displaced by violence and conflict while natural disasters continue to cause many people to need emergency aid. This 6th edition of All In Diary aims to provide renewed guidance on key areas such as ‘conflict and fragility’, reflect trends towards e.g ‘cash-based assistance’, and reference latest resources.

Changes are also afoot at All In Diary. Here is a message from the Co-founders.

05 Jul 2018 description

PURPOSE

Define what market support programming in humanitarian contexts is and what it can look like in practice.

Enable humanitarian practitioners to consider market support interventions from the outset by highlighting the potential benefits of market support programming alongside or independently of other programme activities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Technical specialists across sectors Project/programme managers Donors Business development specialists Proposal writers

SCOPE OF THE TIP SHEET

05 Jul 2018 description

This document, 72-hour assessment approach: a guide for vulnerability and spatial analysis in sudden-onset disasters, was developed based on the experience of the VAM Units in WFP Regional Bureaux for Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean, who applied this approach in rapid emergency assessments between 2015-2017. It has benefited from peer review mechanisms with technical specialists from various HQ divisions and knowledge partners.

05 Jul 2018 description

Background

The CWG’s Market Mapping Task Force (MMTF), in close coordination with Food Security, Shelter/NFI and WASH Cluster Coordinators, agreed on a new composition of the Survival Minimum Expenditure Basket on June 14th, 2016. Following that action, the Joint Price Monitoring Initiative (JPMI) was tasked with monitoring on monthly basis the prices of the components of the SMEB to inform the CWG on any significant variations in the prices of key commodities, in order to set an equitable cash transfer value for Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance across Iraq.

04 Jul 2018 description

AMCDRR focus on disaster displacement

By Patrick Fuller

ULAANBAATAR, 4 July 2018 - The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, brought the issue of forced displacement as a result of disasters to the fore on the opening day of the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

03 Jul 2018 description

In brief:

This regional CBCM ToT was conducted from 3rd to 8th June 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It hosted 23 participants from 6 countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen.

02 Jul 2018 description

I. INTRODUCTION

How do international and regional tools and services support disaster response in Asia-Pacific?