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17 Oct 2018 description

HPC.TOOLS AND THE PROJECTS MODULE WHY ARE WE REPLACING “OPS”?

HPC.Tools is a suite of applications, referred to as modules, designed by OCHA to enable the humanitarian community to manage the structured information around the humanitarian program cycle (HPC): needs indicators, strategic and cluster plan frameworks, response indicators, activities and projects, 3W and financial data. They support the cycle at all stages: identification of needs; strategic, cluster-level and project planning; periodic monitoring; presence mapping and financial tracking.

17 Oct 2018 description

Background

IOM has been providing assistance to people affected by the earthquake that hit the Highlands region in February 2018. Provinces highly impacted by the disaster were Southern Highlands and Hela. Response by IOM includes tracking human displacement through the Displacement Tracking Matrix as well as providing Non-Food Items (NFIs). In addition to NFIs (cooking pots, plates and bowls, water jerry cans and laundry soap), households displaced and requiring shelter related support received tarpaulins.

17 Oct 2018 description

HPC.TOOLS AND THE VIEWER

HPC.tools are the information services provided by OCHA which enable the humanitarian community to manage the structured information around the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC): needs indicators, strategic and cluster plan frameworks, response indicators, activities and projects, 3W, and financial data. They support the cycle at all stages: identification of needs; strategic, cluster-level and project planning; periodic monitoring; presence mapping and financial tracking.

17 Oct 2018 description

The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, will be in South Sudan on a 4-day official visit from 20 -23 October 2018.

During her visit, Dr Moeti will hold discussions with Minister of Health, His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit - President of South Sudan, high-ranking government officials and other stakeholders on matters related to the country’s health agenda.

17 Oct 2018 description

*This guidance outlines the major changes in functionality and workflow procedures when using the new HPC.tools Projects Module for 2019. It complements a more detailed technical manual, available separately, which provides exact instructions on how to navigate and use the new tool. *

Support

As 2019 is the first year in which the Projects Module is in widespread use (after field piloting in Libya and Chad in 2018), there is full hands-on support available at all times.

Training

17 Oct 2018 description

I: Introduction:

UNHCR and OCHA issued the Joint UNHCR – OCHA Note on Mixed Situations: Coordination in Practice on 24 April 2014 and three subsequent joint letters (29 September 2015 / 2 September 2016 / 5 June 2018, see annex) stating the respective accountabilities, roles and responsibilities of the Humanitarian Coordinator and UNHCR Representative in mixed situations (where the populations of humanitarian concern include refugees, IDPs, and other affected groups).

17 Oct 2018 description

Internal displacement affects the lives of displaced people, their host communities and those they leave behind in many ways. We identified seven dimensions that need to be considered - health, livelihoods, education, housing and infrastructure, security, the environment and social life. This report presents the results of a systematic review of nearly 1,000 publications on the impacts of internal displacement in each of these dimensions.

17 Oct 2018 description

Untapped potential

Food fortification – adding vitamins and minerals to commonly eaten foods - has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing micronutrient deficiencies. Countries in North America and Europe have been fortifying foods since the 1920s, which led to the virtual eradication of nutrition-related diseases like goiter, rickets, beriberi and pellagra. But today 2 billion people across the world still suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as nutritious foods are still not accessible to all.

17 Oct 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PARIS, 17 October, 2018 - A meeting to raise tsunami awareness opened with one minute’s silence yesterday in memory of the 2,000 confirmed dead and 680 officially missing in the tsunami and earthquake which struck Indonesia on September 28.

The double disaster left almost 70,000 people homeless and 11,000 injured in the Indonesian cities of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi.

17 Oct 2018 description

Palestinian-Israeli violence continued last week throughout Palestine, with a major increase occurring in the West Bank due to Israeli raids and attacks by settlers on locals, and vice versa. In Iran and Bahrain, demonstrations and civil unrest continued, while in Turkey the investigation into the alleged murder of a journalist in the Saudi consulate carried on with international scrutiny. In Iraq, the increase in attacks on civilians continued in Baghdad and across the country.

17 Oct 2018 description

WMO Deputy Secretary-General Elena Manaenkova was one of the speakers at the annual Chatham House Climate Change Conference, with a presentation on a foundation for weather- and climate-resilient sustainable development.

17 Oct 2018 description

Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are together appealing to European leaders to urgently take steps to address this year’s record rate of drownings on the Mediterranean Sea.

17 Oct 2018 description
report UN Women

This report reflects discussions held during the May 2018 Expert Group Meeting hosted by UN Women on women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements. The meeting included some 50 experts from a diverse range of countries and contexts, including Bosnia, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Georgia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

17 Oct 2018 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new £25 million (US$33 million) contribution from the United Kingdom to support more than 1.2 million people in Yemen, amid mounting fears of a potential famine in the country.