ALERT – Iraq bomb contamination is catastrophic: six times as costly to remove, and a serious barrier to recovery
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2y ago
Published today, HI’s report “No safe recovery: The impact of Explosive Ordnance contamination on affected populations in Iraq” paints a harrowing picture of the daily lives of Iraqis, some of whom are too nervous to let their children walk to school, or so desperate for income that they’ll risk working in places known to be ..read more
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FEEDBACK – The 2nd Review Conference to the Convention on Cluster Munitions reached a successful end
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2y ago
The pandemic situation made it a hard job for the Swiss presidency to organize the Second Review Conference to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. What should have been an occasion of celebrating this life saving convention in Lausanne, turned out to be a delayed conference in two parts: an online working session in November 2020 ..read more
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ALERT – Cluster Munition Monitor 2021: Sharp increase of cluster munitions casualties
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by influenceandethics
2y ago
The number of cluster munitions casualties increased by 30% in three years, according to the 2021 Cluster Munition Monitor. The conference of State Parties to the Oslo Convention, which bans the use of cluster munitions, takes place on 20-21 September: HI is calling on states to enforce international law and for States that have not ..read more
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FEEDBACK – OCHA will appoint a new Special Adviser on the preservation of humanitarian space
Humanity & Inclusion | Handicap International Blog
by influenceandethics
2y ago
Humanity & Inclusion welcomes the decision by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to ask his incoming Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths to appoint a Special Adviser on the preservation of humanitarian space and access, and to strengthen humanitarian negotiations in this context. Since the beginning of 2021, 191 humanitarian workers have been killed, injured ..read more
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ALERT – HI assisting Rohingya refugees hit by devastating monsoon
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by influenceandethics
2y ago
Following severe floods and landslides on 27 July 2021, HI is assisting the people most at risk of exclusion in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar District. HI is currently helping thousands of people in need following a powerful monsoon in Bangladesh, a situation complicated by a spike in COVID-19 infections. Eight of the ..read more
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ALERT – As severe flooding devastates Cox’s Bazar, 32 humanitarian agencies call for urgent funding in Bangladesh
Humanity & Inclusion | Handicap International Blog
by influenceandethics
2y ago
Conditions in the Rohingya refugee camps and the surrounding areas in Cox’s Bazar District are deteriorating as a result of several days of heavy monsoon rainfall across southern Bangladesh, which is expected to continue for the next 48hours. In the Rohingya refugee camps, thousands of shelters have been damaged and flooded, low-lying areas have also ..read more
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ALERT – Open Letter to United Nations Security Council on the renewal of the Syria cross-border resolution
Humanity & Inclusion | Handicap International Blog
by influenceandethics
2y ago
On July 9, the United Nations Security Council has renewed the Syria cross-border resolution. However humanitarian actors denounce uncertainties which could affect the millions of Syrians in need of life-saving aid. The United Nations Security Council’s reauthorisation of cross-border assistance through the Bab al Hawa crossing on 9 July 2021 means that the mechanism will ..read more
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Feedback – Leveraging rehabilitation at the High Level Political Forum
Humanity & Inclusion | Handicap International Blog
by influenceandethics
2y ago
On the occasion of this year’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF), Humanity & Inclusion (HI), the government of Guyana, the government of Luxembourg, and the UHC 2030 Coalition co-organized the side-event “The importance of rehabilitation for achieving SDG3: Challenges and best practices to access quality rehabilitation services and inclusive health systems”. This event brought together ..read more
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FEEDBACK – Intersessionals on the Mine Ban Treaty: an important work between the meetings of states parties
Humanity & Inclusion | Handicap International Blog
by influenceandethics
2y ago
Under the Dutch Presidency, on 22-24 June we have joined States, International Organizations and mine action operators for the Intersessional meetings of the Mine Ban treaty where we have called for continuous commitment to respect and implement victim assistance obligations, as well as a clear plan to finish the job and get a mine free ..read more
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ALERT – Open Letter to United Nations Security Council Ambassadors
Humanity & Inclusion | Handicap International Blog
by influenceandethics
2y ago
The United Nations Security Council has until July 10 to renew the Syria cross-border resolution, which ensures life-saving UN aid reaches millions of Syrians in need. NGO leaders, including HI, are calling on the Security Council to renew the resolution for a period of 12 months and guarantee UN cross-border access to both North West ..read more
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