Reaching the people who are most in need of assistance is central to the humanitarian mandate and is reflected in the humanitarian principles of humanity and impartiality. In a humanitarian emergency, people with disabilities are often among those most in need of assistance as they are at heightened risk of violence, exploitation or abuse. Persons with disabilities also face discrimination due to significant barriers in accessing needed humanitarian assistance.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on participation and women’s empowerment during humanitarian crisis on Wednesday 26 September, 09.30 am – 11.30 am at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The panel discussion is organized as part of an advocacy event under IOM’s Women’s Participation Project.
A joint site verification exercise was conducted in Kismayo on 22-23 January 2018. The operation was led by CCCM partners, and included 52 participants from 4 government offices, 9 NGOs, and 1 UN agency (IOM). In total 135 IDP sites, hosting 14,667 households, were assessed and mapped. Another verification exercise is planned in July 2018.
Human trafficking for sexual exploitation, as a form of gender-based violence, exists across the world and in a range of contexts. Situations of displacement often increase the risks of human trafficking as community protective mechanisms may be weakened or destroyed. Displacement sites, instead of providing a safe environment for their residents, can sometimes increase exposure to violence.