The debate on if and how to connect humanitarian assistance for refugees with national social protection systems can elicit polarizing views.
If you could purchase groceries not with cash or card, but simply by letting the cashier scan your eye, would you do it? Given the numerous privacy scandals involving tech companies recently, more than a few of us might be wary of biometrics.
Despite record levels of worldwide displacement and continuing refugee influxes, some 10.5 million refugees received health care through public health programs and through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and other partners last year. The report highlights the state of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene activities for refugees, asylum seekers and affected host communities across 51 refugee-host countries.
The Ministry of Social Affairs has allocated Rp267 million as assistance to refugees who occupy a former building of West Jakarta military command (Kodim) in Kalideres, West Jakarta. "The assistance consists of logistical assistance worth Rp236.077.500 and food assistance of Rp31.530.000," Director General of Social Protection and Social Security Harry Hikmat said in Jakarta Monday.
BLOG: Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, of which about 3.6 million originate from Syria. In the face of the challenge, Turkey and its partners created the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program to provide cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugees. The program is funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, the World Food Programme, and Turkish Red Crescent.
Environmental and humanitarian action is often understood as two different sectors. However, the lack of awareness regarding its intersections could lead to further long-term devastation. With the growing number of crises around the world, humanitarian actors are essential. They are often the first responders during and after a crisis, providing urgent, life-saving assistance.
Internally displaced Iraqis and foreign refugees alike are demanding better social protection by the Iraqi government, including official recognition of their refugee status. Displacement has become a commonplace issue in Syria and Iraq over the past few years, especially as a result of the ascendance and collapse of ISIS in the region, as well as