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18 Dec 2018 description

OLIVIER NDIKUMANA/FILIP ANDERSSON

“People in our area have been accused of those sexual assaults. We will lead the fight and find those who abused our women, says Laraka Machar, Deputy Governor in Northern Liech.

18 Dec 2018 description

La muestra para la ronda 4 de la DTM corresponde a 2.148 personas encuestadas procedentes de Venezuela, en los departamentos de Tumbes y Tacna.

18 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR launches $2.7 billion appeal for Africa’s largest refugee crisis: South Sudan

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refuge Agency, and NGO partners are today launching an appeal for US$2.7 billion to address the live-saving humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees in 2019 and 2020.

18 Dec 2018 description

Kabul – Participants at Sunday’s (16/12) Kabul launch included Afghan government officials from the High Level Trafficking in Persons Commission, representatives of counter-trafficking-related national and international NGOs, UN agencies and media.

18 Dec 2018 description

Kathmandu – IOM and Changu Narayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District in the Kathmandu Valley have begun work on a multi-purpose evacuation centre to accommodate displaced people in the event of a disaster.

The initiative is part of an IOM project: People to People Support for Building Community Resilience through Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal (P2P) funded by the Royal Thai Government.

18 Dec 2018 description

Executive Summary

Whilst seeking to meet humanitarian needs, the 2019-2020 RRP also serve as a transition plan towards sustainable refugee response programming in Uganda.
As such, this plan contributes to achieving the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda, alongside interventions carried out by government institutions.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Under the leadership and coordination of the Government, the Uganda 2019-2020 RRP aims at achieving the following objectives:

18 Dec 2018 description

As the world turns its attention to the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of the Congo this Sunday, the Norwegian Refugee Council cautions not to lose sight of the millions of Congolese men, women and children whose humanitarian needs have yet to be met.

18 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF worked closely with its sector partners to run a ‘Back to Learning’ campaign through which all children in camps were encouraged to undertake a learning competency assessment, ensuring they are placed in the correct level in their learning centres.

18 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

End Summary Returns, Unchecked Violence

(Athens) – Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The officers in some cases use violence and often confiscate and destroy the migrants’ belongings.

18 Dec 2018 description

Ja Htoi Lu was pregnant with her second child. She felt fine, and didn’t see much point in taking the time out from her chores to go for antenatal visits. In 2011, she had fled her home when armed conflict in Myanmar’s Kachin State reached her village. She had been through the trauma of escaping the terrors of war, and the hardship of living seven long years in a camp for internally displaced people. Compared to this, an apparently healthy pregnancy didn’t seem like much to worry about.

18 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam

Sani Tweaks: Guide to best practices in humanitarian response sanitation

Research has shown that humanitarian agencies are failing to properly consult the users of the latrines they build, leading many people – especially women and girls – to stop using those latrines as they find them inaccessible, unsuitable and/or unsafe.

To address this, the Oxfam WASH team has developed a series of communications tools that seek to promote best practices in sanitation, and ultimately to provide universal guidance for the benefit of the sector.

17 Dec 2018 description

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 14 December 2018

The European Union and the United Nations approve €260 million in funding to eliminate violence against women and girls in 13 African and Latin American countries.

The Spotlight Initiative’s Operational Steering Committee has approved national programmes to eliminate violence against women and girls in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

17 Dec 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The IRC’s Watchlist 2019 highlights the countries we believe are at greatest risk of experiencing the worst humanitarian crises over the coming year.

17 Dec 2018 description

At its peak in 2001, Zambia hosted over 250,000 refugees, mainly from Angola and the DRC. Smaller numbers of refugees originated from Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and other nationalities. These refugee numbers have since drastically reduced due to the successful voluntary repatriation of Angolans, Congolese and other nationalities in the past 16 years. However, in the last one year, the numbers of refugees are steadily increasing due to inflows from the DRC and Burundi and continued mixed migration from the other Great Lakes countries and the Horn of Africa.

17 Dec 2018 description

Los EEUU además de un muro físico están construyendo un muro administrativo que expone a los migrantes centroamericanos a situaciones recurrentes de violencia a manos de las organizaciones criminales que operan en territorio mexicano