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12 Dec 2017 description

When: Thursday, 14 December 2017, from 8:30-17:30

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

Who: State Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia, SIDA, high level officials from Amhara and Addis Ababa Bureaus of Labour and Social Affairs, local and international NGOs working in Addis Ababa and Amhara regions, the media and other invited guests.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce a new joint programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS.

This World AIDS Day, the Government of Sweden and the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO announce the start of a USD 45 million Joint UN four-year regional programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

08 Oct 2017 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 5 October 2017 – As the military operations to retake Hawija continue, more than 30,000 people have been displaced since September 21st. Of those, 12,500 have returned. To meet the urgent needs of these women and girls, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the generous contribution from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), supported the deployment of a mobile delivery room, along with a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response mobile team inside re-taken areas of Hawija district.

15 Sep 2017 description

Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?

Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.

Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.

17 Jun 2017 description

Some Results of Swedish Development Cooperation 2016

In Uganda, the work for children’s rights resulted in the adoption of a national policy against violence in schools. It is now used in 560 schools in 28 districts.

In South Sudan, Sida’s support contributed to over 25 000 childbirths being assisted by trained staff.

Swedish humanitarian aid provided protection and support to people affected by natural disasters or conflicts in 56 countries and regions.

18 Apr 2017 description

La grave crise humanitaire qui sévit dans la Région du Lac Tchad a aggravé les conditions de vie déjà précaires d’une grande majorité des populations de cette région. L’accès aux services de base et à l’eau potable en qualité et en quantité suffisante constitue un élément essentiel dans l’assistance à ces populations. Mais le contexte géologique et hydrogéologique particulier de la région du Lac Tchad est à l’origine des problèmes de salinité qui réduisent le taux d’accès à l’eau des populations locales.

20 Mar 2017 description


This report presents the findings of a Link Nutrition Causal Analysis undertaken in the Dari Suf Bala District of the Samangan Province in Afghanistan between April 25th and May 31th 2015. Based on the UNICEF causal framework, a Link NCA is a structured, participatory, holistic study which builds a case for under nutrition causality in a local context. To introduce the specificity of this study, we briefly present the three determinants of the conceptualization of a causal analysis of nutrition (Link NCA).

26 Oct 2016 description

A complex land dispute that displaced thousands of people prompted the people of Jowhar, Somalia to take up arms. But support from Sida-funded peace organisations helped the conflicting clans to negotiate and reach a peaceful solution. Solving local conflicts is key to creating a lasting peace in Somalia.

Barre Omer Abdi is a farmer and father of eight children who lost everything in 2013 when his clan Shidle got involved in a serious land dispute with the pastoralist clan Abgal.

12 Sep 2016 description

Floods cause more damage worldwide than any other natural disaster. Sida's partner Global Resilience Partnership, works to promote new solutions that build resilience to floods before they strike, as opposed to the work today where most of the work is done after a disaster has occurred.

24 May 2016 description

A decade ago, 32 million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance - today that number is over 125 million. Prolonged conflicts have displaced millions and more intense natural disasters are having a greater impact on people’s livelihoods. Climate change, extreme poverty, water scarcity, food shortages, migration and epidemics require humanitarian organizations to help more people in more places. Last year, the humanitarian sector saw its largest ever funding gap of US$15 billion according to the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing.

23 Feb 2016 description

The cost for receiving refugees in Sweden is partly financed by deductions from the Swedish development cooperation budget, which has consequences for Sida's activities. At the same time, Sweden is increasing its support for peace and conflict resolution in the Middle East, with a special focus on the crisis in Syria.

30 Nov 2015 description

This briefing note aims to support the humanitarian sector’s efforts to apply a deeper level of analytical and strategic thinking to humanitarian negotiation. Toward this end, it provides an overview of how the rich body of literature focused on negotiations in other contexts—political, commercial, and legal settings, for example—can inform our understanding of humanitarian negotiation.