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25 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Mayen is South Sudanese. He was forced to flee his home when the conflict started in 2013. Five years later, his voice is resonating in one of the conference rooms of United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the 73rd General Assembly.

21 Sep 2018 description

**ECW provides its largest allocation to date to support quality education for 1.6 million crisis-affected children and youth in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Uganda **

20 September 2018, New York – The Education Cannot Wait fund (ECW) is allocating a total of US$35 million as seed funding to support the launch of three ground-breaking multi-year education programmes designed to deliver quality learning opportunities to 1.6 million children and youth affected by conflict and violence.

20 Sep 2018 description

57 leaders of faith and religious organisations, groups and communities, call for national governments and their leaders to ensure that internally displaced people get the help they need

11 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Alexander N Hasenstab PhD researcher, University of Portsmouth

A recently published fact sheet offers an alarming overview of recent trends of violence against aid workers.

01 Sep 2018 description
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The humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin is among the most severe in the world, with more than 10 million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Yet, it is critical that we urgently scale up development interventions to strengthen resilience in the region, help people and communities recover as quickly as possible and prevent a further deterioration of the crisis.

The urgent need for a resilience-based approach

17 Aug 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Governments, UN agencies and aid organisations must unlock extra funds to help protect local humanitarian workers from death and injury when serving in conflict zones, Christian Aid has said.

The charity is urging global donors to give grassroots organisations the means to reduce security threats facing staff who risk their lives in humanitarian service within their own countries and communities. This call comes ahead of the United Nations’ annual World Humanitarian Day, this Sunday.

02 Aug 2018 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Aug 2018.

The Interactive Summary provides an overview of 2017 reporting by stakeholders on implementation of commitments made at or after the World Humanitarian Summit. Click on the tabs to explore achievements, challenges and cross-cutting issues by each of the 24 Transformations of the Agenda for Humanity.

01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Executive Summary:

This analysis took into consideration self-reports on progress toward commitments to improve accountability to affected populations and to ensure people-centered approaches, pledged at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). The analysis focused on achievements, challenges and gaps as well as good practice in the context of these commitments.

01 Aug 2018 description
report UNOPS

Executive Summary:

The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 as a successor of the Nansen Initiative. It is a state-led and multi-stakeholder driven initiative aiming at providing greater protection to people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the adverse effects of climate change.

01 Aug 2018 description
report ELRHA

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Innovation enables the humanitarian system to do more, for more people, at a lower cost. But innovation too often occurs in silos, meaning work is replicated, learning isn’t shared, and successful approaches aren’t widely adopted.

The Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI) is a network comprised of governmental actors, knowledge institutes, businesses and humanitarian organizations, which aims to limit duplication and ensure multiplication of impact across the sector.