Day after day, I continue to be struck by the dignity and positivity of people, and their ability to cope, in what is often the direst of circumstances – most recently in Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Nigeria.
Chissey Mueller, Migrant Assistance and Protection Officer with IOM, the UN Migration Agency in Yemen, talks
to us about child protection in Yemen in a Q&A.
Collaboration between agencies on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) prevention and response is a necessary part of the fight to eradicate this scourge from all of our operations.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is prevalent in all the complex emergencies and natural disasters where IOM works. It is one of the most widespread but least-recognized human rights abuses in the world, affecting individuals and communities everywhere.
Understanding what people need during a crisis is an essential practice for humanitarians. Assessments have been there since the development of professionalized humanitarian response from the floods of Pakistan, to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In the Philippines, which is no stranger to regular natural calamities, the steady improvement of capturing people’s needs has been well documented.