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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Humanitarian Hub in Panama will help provide lifesaving support to vulnerable communities in emergency situations throughout the region.
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.
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.
Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and paradise islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island developing state located in the Caribbean Sea. Yet for the island’s 100,000-some residents, living on one of the most beautiful places on earth comes at a price.
Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns on the island, along with last year’s category 5 hurricanes have brought the issue of climate change very much to the forefront of the islanders’ minds.
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
Improved river transport could save money and time for aid delivery
Juba, South Sudan, 23 March, 2018 – Developing the river infrastructure and transport system could improve access and reduce the cost of transport of food and aid in South Sudan. Some of the country’s biggest humanitarian issues are directly linked to, and worsened by its poor infrastructure. The country has the highest relative cost of food in the world according to the World Food Programme and over five million people are estimated to require food support in 2018.
BAGHDAD, 21 March 2018 – A handover ceremony was held today to mark the completion of the project to “Improve the Impact and Effectiveness of Community Police in the Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”. The project was funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in cooperation with the Government of Iraq.
BAGHDAD, 6 March 2018 – The Government of Japan announced a new assistance package from its supplementary budget of 2017 to assist the Republic of Iraq. With a combined total of USD 6.3 million, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will be implementing two projects aimed at enhancing the living conditions and safety of the Iraqi population, in particular those living in the newly liberated areas.