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.
Five regional military hospitals in the country received anaesthetic stations, which will help improve the efficiency of health services in the country.
"Thanks to this highly innovative equipment, thousands of people will receive necessary treatment," said Ukraine's Minister of Defence of and General of the Army Stepan Poltorak.
With funding from Japan, a project is addressing an urgent need to replace the State Emergency Service of Ukraine’s obsolete demining equipment.
"We are very grateful to the Government of Japan and UNOPS for helping us handle demining and saving civilians' lives," said Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's Minister of Interior.
To help increase the efficiency of the country's demining process, the Government of Japan worked with UNOPS to purchase vehicles and ground-penetrating radar detectors, worth more than $200,000.
In Somalia’s Puntland region, Bossaso’s local market provides a source of income for local traders. For women, however, the market is especially important.
After years of conflict, many households are reliant on money generated by women to survive. In some households, women contribute more than 70 percent to their families' income.
And the majority of women in Somalia earn money from informal sectors – including working in local markets.
UNOPS will help improve access to markets and socio-economic facilities for some of the most vulnerable populations in the Gambia.
With funding from the European Union, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure and the National Roads Authority, the three-year programme is set to rehabilitate around 104 km of rural roads in Upper River, North Bank and Central River regions.
The World Bank and UNOPS signed an agreement today for a US$150 million project to restore basic services in some of Yemen’s cities hardest hit by the ongoing conflict.
Funded by a grant from IDA, the World Bank's fund for the world's poorest countries, the new project will target issues like uncollected trash and untreated sewage water, both of which are contributing directly to the current cholera epidemic. In addition, the project will address access to electricity for critical services and urgent needs for road repair to improve mobility and access.
Operating in one of the most severe and complex crises in the world, the Iraq IDP Information Centre (Iraq IIC)—a free hotline for displaced Iraqis to access information about humanitarian assistance, request assistance, raise complaints and provide feedback on the humanitarian response provided by aid agencies—handled its 100,000th call in September. The call marks a milestone in humanitarian efforts to establish a coordinated hotline and to promote accountability to displaced communities in Iraq.