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11 Jan 2019 description
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Over the past decade, Haiti has been left devastated by a series of extreme weather events and natural disasters. In 2008, the country was hit by four hurricanes, killing 800 people and destroying agricultural land. Then, less than two years later, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s capital. More than 220,000 people lost their lives and 1.5 million people were rendered homeless.

23 Dec 2018 description
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Baghdad, 18 December 2018 –With support from the people and the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS) successfully launched the first day of training workshop on modern waste disposal systems, which is one of the components of the “Improving Living Conditions in the Newly Liberated Areas through Renewable Energy and Emergency Waste Disposal” project funded by Japan.

17 Dec 2018 description
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For the health sector, non-functional infrastructure means patients can’t access health clinics close to their homes, health clinics lose medical supplies that need refrigeration and medical professionals must fight to save lives in overcrowded or unsanitary conditions.

For the estimated 89,000 people who live in Kayole, a low-income area located in Nairobi city’s Eastlands, it’s an all too familiar situation.

06 Dec 2018 description
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A new 10 million Euro grant from the Government of Germany’s development bank, KfW, will fund a school maintenance project, providing valuable opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian citizens and Syrian refugees.

“This new project complements our joint activities with the Government of Jordan and will contribute to the improvement of learning conditions through the provision of basic maintenance and cleaning to public schools,” said Mr. Christian Schaub, KfW’s Country Director for Jordan.

03 Dec 2018 description
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The United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Switzerland have committed more than $215 million to improving the health of Myanmar’s most vulnerable people through the UNOPS-managed Access to Health Fund.

Myanmar’s health system continues to improve, but significant health inequities remain. People living in conflict-affected areas are likely to experience poorer health outcomes, while those living in remote or hard-to-reach places are also more likely to suffer.

01 Dec 2018 description
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Although healthcare has improved in Myanmar in recent years, the most vulnerable people still lack basic maternity and child healthcare, as well as healthcare for tuberculosis, HIV and malaria.

“For many people in Myanmar, simply accessing healthcare in the first place can be difficult,” said Andrew Kirkwood, UNOPS Director in Myanmar.

“Sweden’s contribution towards the Fund will help strengthen the national health system in Myanmar, and provide vulnerable groups with access to quality health services,” he said.

28 Nov 2018 description
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by Charlotte Lancaster

Refugees and other affected populations could help guide humanitarian aid through chatbots. Here’s how.

Iraq is home to the fourth largest population of internally displaced persons in the world. At the height of the Iraq conflict, more than 3.4 million people were forced to flee their homes.

24 Nov 2018 description
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A new partnership between the Government of Bangladesh and several UN agencies aims to increase the country’s resilience to natural and built environment shocks and stresses.

Building on previous efforts focused on resilience, the recently launched National Resilience Programme (NRP) will help to support human and economic development in Bangladesh through a range of inclusive and gender-responsive resilience initiatives.

22 Nov 2018 description
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Led by the Government of Panama, a new initiative joins global efforts to achieve higher levels of efficiency in delivering humanitarian assistance.

Panama’s new Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance, or ‘Humanitarian Hub,’ was officially inaugurated this week by Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela, at a ceremony also attended by Vice-President and Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, and other key government officials.

06 Nov 2018 description

Objective: The Afghanistan Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) will provide technical and coordination support to promote the integration of community engagement and accountability into the programme cycle in Afghanistan to promote informed decision making on behalf of response providers and affected populations.

Stakeholders: Communities affected by conflict, natural disaster and/or development issues; Humanitarian Partners; Development Partners; Government; Private Sector (media, telecoms)

06 Nov 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Community engagement is the process of and commitment to sharing timely, relevant and actionable information to enhance informed decision making on the part of both affected populations and responders. A community engagement approach to humanitarian and development programming and operations ensures appropriate communication channels capture and disseminate information and feedback, ensuring communities guide and participate in the response, the promotion of accountability, and the enhancement of relevant and timely programming.

25 Oct 2018 description
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Refugees and other affected populations could help guide humanitarian aid through chatbots. Here’s how.

Iraq is home to the fourth* largest population of internally displaced persons in the world. At the height of the Iraq conflict, more than 3.4 million people were forced to flee their homes.

05 Oct 2018 description
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In an effort to improve the living and housing conditions for residents, UNOPS and the Government of Germany launch phase two of a house reconstruction project in Gaza.

Following the destruction and displacement caused by the 2014 conflict in Gaza – where an estimated 11,000 homes were completely destroyed – UNOPS is working closely with the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing to reconstruct an additional 345 homes over the next year and a half.

25 Sep 2018 description
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The Government of Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy, UNICEF and UNOPS have launched a pilot project to protect the health and well-being of babies across the country.

The caregivers of every newborn in Ukraine will receive a baby box with essential childcare items. The box itself can be used as a cradle and will include a mattress, thermometer, diapers, blankets, baby linens, toiletries and pamphlets with breastfeeding and childcare tips. The boxes are supplied by a Ukrainian company, which creates jobs and supports the local economy.

17 Sep 2018 description
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An inter-agency call centre ensures Afghans can voice their issues and receive the information they need.

KABUL, 17 September 2018 - The United Nations today officially opened Awaaz Afghanistan, Afghanistan's first inter-agency nationwide toll-free call centre, in Kabul.

20 Aug 2018 description
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A new Humanitarian Hub in Panama will help provide lifesaving support to vulnerable communities in emergency situations throughout the region.

01 Aug 2018 description
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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
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Background and Executive Summary

Launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) has been following-up on the work started by the Nansen Initiative to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protective Agenda, endorsed by over 100 governmental delegations during a Global Consultation in October 2015.