Many Groups Likely to Close Despite Growing Need for Services
(Beirut)—The following statement was issued by eight nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, on June 2, 2017, concerning Egypt’s repressive new law to regulate nongovernmental groups:
Un Ponte per … (UPP) is an Italian NGO which has been present in Iraq since 1991. Initially called Un ponte per Baghdad, since its establishment UPP has worked closely with local civil society organizations in order to promote solidarity initiatives in favor of Iraqi people who suffered from the war. Among its first interventions in the country were emergency projects, health care, educational and cultural programs and other projects that aimed to recover the cultural heritage, support civil society and defend human rights, with a special focus on the protection of detainees.
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) violates universally recognized international legal norms and standards and has always been unacceptable behavior and prohibited conduct for humanitarian workers. It brings harm to those whom the UN and humanitarian agencies are mandated to protect, and jeopardizes the reputation of these agencies and their ability to provide protection.
Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. But the phenomenon of child marriage, defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18, is a reality not only for girls, both for men as well.
“Water is a source of life”, how many times we have heard this sentence? While drinking, while washing our clothes, cleaning our houses. Now, during summer time, with the big heat under which people are living, this sentence is much more important. Especially for the ones living in difficult conditions, forced to leave their houses and to find refugees in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Aid Agencies Give UN Security Council a "Fail" Grade on Syria
21 Humanitarian and Human Rights Organizations Say Warring Parties and Powerful States Have Failed to Implement UNSC Resolutions Leading to "Worst Year" of Crisis for Civilians in Syria.
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Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% refugees from Syria by end 2015
Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least 5 per cent of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria currently in neighbouring countries - 180,000 people - by the end of 2015.
Un Ponte per (UPP) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization for international solidarity working in Middle East since 1991, right after the Gulf War. In more than 20 years UPP, in strong connection with local civil society organizations, has organized relief work and promoted cooperation projects in the fields of health, education, recovery of cultural heritages, water and sanitation, psycho-social support, aware-ness and advocacy for human rights.
Coalition of 36 international aid agencies calls on global donors to respond
International aid agencies working in six countries to help people affected by the Syrian crisis today calls on the international community to dig deep and be generous in responding to the UN’s new Syria and refugee appeals.
As UN General Assembly begins, aid groups urge member states to prioritize humanitarian aid
Millions of Syrians forced to flee their homes because of the violent conflict engulfing their country are without sufficient food, shelter and lifesaving medical care as international donors fail to meet UN funding appeals, 14 humanitarian organizations warned today.
A group of 21 international aid agencies working in six countries directly affected by the Syrian crisis calls on the international community to dig deep and be generous in responding to the UN’s new Syria and refugee response appeals, being launched today.
While the priority must be to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the need for humanitarian aid keeps spiralling as the conflict escalates and threatens stability in neighbouring countries, the members of the Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF) said today.
As part of its humanitarian intervention for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Un ponte per (UPP) NGO conducted a field assessment aimed at better understanding conditions and needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The assessment targeted Syrians residing within the host community in the northern governorate of Irbid and was carried out during the months of May, June and July 2012. The instruments used were both questionnaires to be filled by refugees and focus group discussions.