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20 Oct 2017 description

Lexique destiné aux personnes travaillant dans des environnements contaminés par des engins explosifs improvisés

19 Oct 2017 description

Executive Summary

Reducing the humanitarian impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a key priority for the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), civil society and an increasing number of Member States. The United Nations Secretary-General has expressly called on parties to conflict to avoid the use in populated areas of explosive weapons with wide-area effects.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

The case study Specialised Foster Care for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Serbia provides an overview of the project that Save the Children realised in Serbia during the refugee crisis response (2016 – 2017).

19 Oct 2017 description

The movement of refugees and migrants across the Sahara and the central Mediterranean Sea towards Europe continues to have a devastating toll on human life. Between January and August 2017, an estimated 2,270 refugees and migrants died at sea in the central Mediterranean. It is estimated that many others died on their way across the desert and in detention centres.

18 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


In 2014, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) launched the Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS). Through the GPSS, GFDRR support programs designed to establish safer school facilities in countries where the government has firmly commited to a reform or investment program in the education sector. GFDRR provides technical assistance to ensure that such education sector programs finance safer school facilities.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster

The Service Request Form (SRF) is a standardized document that must be completed by any organisation requesting services from the Logistics Cluster (included but not limited to Transport, Temporary Storage and Fuel Distribution). Accurate information on the forms is critical for successful tracking and documentation of the services provided. The user should carefully review the document before electronically submitting the form to the cluster.

17 Oct 2017 description
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This compendium collects best practices and successful experiences from participants in the Host Municipalities Network who are hosting a high number of refugees. The experiences described in this compendium demonstrate the strong efforts of host municipalities and local stakeholders in responding to the refugee crisis. Focused on priority sectors, these reports show local experiences in how to enhance good governance, strengthen social cohesion, improve labor market integration of both refugees and their hosts, and find solutions for the strained sectors of waste management and housing.

12 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


La présente stratégie régionale intégrée ‘WASH Drone Strategy for Mosquito Vector Control’ est proposée aux pays de la région d’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale pour plus d’implication humanitaire du secteur de l’Eau, Hygiène et Assainissement (WASH) dans la lutte antivectorielle contre les moustiques.
La stratégie englobe et s’appuie sur les deux guidances techniques élaborées par le groupe régional :

  • Guidance technique pour la lutte antivectorielle contre Anophèles dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Paludisme ;

12 Oct 2017 description

Too often, child victims of violence keep it secret and receive no support. Those who speak out and report the abuse are so rare that we sometimes forget that such violence can scar a child’s mind and body forever. This is why a child who dares to speak out must be heard in the best possible conditions and with respect for his or her rights.

12 Oct 2017 description

Delivering humanitarian response that meets the needs of women, girls, boys and men remains a priority for all UN Agencies and their partners. This guidance provides a checklist of essential actions for ensuring equitable participation and fair distribution of humanitarian action at each stage of the Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC).

12 Oct 2017 description

The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package for Men and Adolescent Boys has been developed to support providers of sexual and reproductive health services. It aims to increase the range and quality of sexual and reproductive services provided that meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescents boys. It covers men and adolescent boys in all their diversity, and takes a positive approach to sexual and reproductive health, seeing this not just as the absence of disease, but the positive expression of one’s gender, sex and sexuality.

11 Oct 2017 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with support from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), have published a brief guide on how to use social media to better engage people affected by crisis. The guide is geared towards staff in humanitarian organisations who are responsible for official social media channels.

11 Oct 2017 description


Ce manuel des procédures opérationnelles standardisées (POS ou SOP en anglais) définit les services, le processus d’accès et les conditions d’utilisation des services fournis par le Cluster Logistique / PAM.

10 Oct 2017 description

Useful Facts for Syrian Refugees

Why register with UNHCR?

Registration allows you and your family to formalize your stay as asylum-seekers in Egypt. You will receive an “Asylum Seeker Card” - or a “Yellow Card” - a document that will help you with your daily interaction with Egyptian authorities and partners. Registering with UNHCR facilitates residency and will protect you and your family from being returned to Syria.

UNHCR Yellow Card is Valid For 18 Months

07 Oct 2017 description

All effective action starts with a sound knowledge base. When it comes to increasing resilience to climate change, often decision-makers seek scientific knowledge about climate change effects, while local knowledge is under-used or ignored. While local information and data may not be readily available, awareness raising and capacity-building can sensitise communities and enable them to contribute to their local development processes.