The Humanitarian Forum will attend the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The President the Humanitarian Forum Dr Hany El Banna will be attending the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, taking place in Geneva on 25 April 2017.

Co-hosted by Switzerland and Sweden

 

With an alarming 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who require immediate assistance to save or sustain their lives, Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. More worrying, the conflict in Yemen and its economic consequences are driving the largest food security emergency in the world. Over 17 million people are currently food insecure, of whom 6.8 million are severely food insecure and require immediate food assistance.

Through the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, over 106 humanitarian partners have been providing coordinated assistance to millions of people across Yemen’s 22 governorates. We can avert a humanitarian catastrophe, but need US$2.1 billion in funding to deliver crucial food, nutrition, health and other lifesaving assistance.

The United Nations will hold a High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. Co-hosted by the governments of Switzerland and Sweden, the conference will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 25 April 2017.  The time is now to come together to prevent an impending humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.

Press Release: “General Secretary of Organization of Islamic Organization and its partners held an emergency meeting in Mogadishu to confirm commitment to prevent famine in Somalia”

 

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its humanitarian

partners continue their efforts to address current famine, whose impacts have begun to emerge

in Somalia and the Horn of Africa as a result of the severe drought caused by a few years of

rainfall threatening the lives of millions in the Horn of Africa. Somalia is on the brink of

imminent famine. More than six million people, Almost half the population of Somalia needs

urgent humanitarian assistance. The warning signs of this famine are very clear.

After three years of lack of rainfall, water and agricultural crops have been severely degraded

and drought has affected large areas of grazing land, causing tens of thousands of deaths of

livestock on which the population depends for their survival.

In the light of the need to intensify efforts and work jointly to maximize the contribution of

humanitarian efforts and to promote joint humanitarian action, the OIC, in partnership with the

Humanitarian Forum and the Islamic Charity Forum, and under the auspices of the Somali

federal government and with the support of United Nations bodies and with a large presence of

international agencies held an emergency humanitarian meeting on 11 April 2017 in Mogadishu

under the theme "Renewed commitment to prevent famine in Somalia" to assess the deteriorating

humanitarian situation in Somalia and to work to prevent the looming famine.

The meeting also aimed at strengthening partnerships between humanitarian actors at the

international, regional and local levels with the federal government of Somalia and donors to

mitigate the effects of drought, and improving the efficiency of the coordinated response and

assessing the magnitude of humanitarian needs and steps that could be taken to accelerate the

response immediately and in a coordinated manner.

The OIC chaired the meeting and the opening session was addressed by HE Mariam Kassem,

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the Somali Federal Government,

Mr. Peter DeGlerk, Coordinator of the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia, and HE

Hisham Yousuf, Assistant Secretary General of the Islamic Organization for Humanitarian

Affairs. Representatives of the World Food Program, FAO, UNICEF and the Office for the

Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in Somalia, as well as the Arab

league, States and the Informal Committee of Donors to Somalia had participated in the meeting.

Participants expressed their deep concern over the humanitarian disaster and the size of the

international response to the potential famine in Somalia, which brings to mind the famine

suffered by Somalia in 2011 which caused the death of about 260 thousand people, and warned

of the consequences of the slowdown in humanitarian intervention and the need for immediate

action before it is too late, especially if the current wave of drought is more widespread than that

which occurred in 2011, a large competition for human resources in light of the multiplicity and

depth of humanitarian crises especially in the region , and if there is a lesson learned from what

happened in 2011, it is the importance of time to take procedures before the situation deteriorates

to a famine.

He also called on the international community to redouble its efforts to alleviate the suffering of

those affected by drought and to raise the level of emergency relief so as not to exacerbate the

current humanitarian situation and to avoid famine. The priority should be given to the provision

of water, food and urgent health care.

The participants welcomed the announcement of the establishment of a Ministry of Humanitarian

Affairs and Disaster Management in the new federal government by His Excellency Mr.

Mohamed Abdulla Mohamed Faramajo.

The participants also emphasized the importance of working together to provide urgent

humanitarian assistance to the displaced and the entire affected population, especially those who

are still in rural areas, to stop the displacement movement and save thousands of lives.

The organizations that participated in the meeting expressed their commitment to provide

humanitarian assistance to those affected by the drought and pledged to work together to

coordinate and activate the efforts and commitment to work to prevent famine in Somalia and

alleviate human suffering and save lives.

The participating organizations has also confirmed their commitment to follow programs

combining emergency relief to prevent famine, at the same time, more attention and effort should

be given to finding sustainable solutions that would allow Somalia to cope with the impacts of

climate change and flood and drought cycles and to strengthen their resilience.

The meeting was attended by 150 participants from 85 local, regional and international

humanitarian organizations as well as participants from the guests and the media.

Press Release: “General Secretary of Organization of Islamic Organization and its partners held an emergency meeting in Mogadishu to confirm commitment to prevent famine in Somalia”

 

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its humanitarian

partners continue their efforts to address current famine, whose impacts have begun to emerge

in Somalia and the Horn of Africa as a result of the severe drought caused by a few years of

rainfall threatening the lives of millions in the Horn of Africa. Somalia is on the brink of

imminent famine. More than six million people, Almost half the population of Somalia needs

urgent humanitarian assistance. The warning signs of this famine are very clear.

After three years of lack of rainfall, water and agricultural crops have been severely degraded

and drought has affected large areas of grazing land, causing tens of thousands of deaths of

livestock on which the population depends for their survival.

In the light of the need to intensify efforts and work jointly to maximize the contribution of

humanitarian efforts and to promote joint humanitarian action, the OIC, in partnership with the

Humanitarian Forum and the Islamic Charity Forum, and under the auspices of the Somali

federal government and with the support of United Nations bodies and with a large presence of

international agencies held an emergency humanitarian meeting on 11 April 2017 in Mogadishu

under the theme "Renewed commitment to prevent famine in Somalia" to assess the deteriorating

humanitarian situation in Somalia and to work to prevent the looming famine.

The meeting also aimed at strengthening partnerships between humanitarian actors at the

international, regional and local levels with the federal government of Somalia and donors to

mitigate the effects of drought, and improving the efficiency of the coordinated response and

assessing the magnitude of humanitarian needs and steps that could be taken to accelerate the

response immediately and in a coordinated manner.

The OIC chaired the meeting and the opening session was addressed by HE Mariam Kassem,

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management of the Somali Federal Government,

Mr. Peter DeGlerk, Coordinator of the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia, and HE

Hisham Yousuf, Assistant Secretary General of the Islamic Organization for Humanitarian

Affairs. Representatives of the World Food Program, FAO, UNICEF and the Office for the

Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in Somalia, as well as the Arab

league, States and the Informal Committee of Donors to Somalia had participated in the meeting.

Participants expressed their deep concern over the humanitarian disaster and the size of the

international response to the potential famine in Somalia, which brings to mind the famine

suffered by Somalia in 2011 which caused the death of about 260 thousand people, and warned

of the consequences of the slowdown in humanitarian intervention and the need for immediate

action before it is too late, especially if the current wave of drought is more widespread than that

which occurred in 2011, a large competition for human resources in light of the multiplicity and

depth of humanitarian crises especially in the region , and if there is a lesson learned from what

happened in 2011, it is the importance of time to take procedures before the situation deteriorates

to a famine.

He also called on the international community to redouble its efforts to alleviate the suffering of

those affected by drought and to raise the level of emergency relief so as not to exacerbate the

current humanitarian situation and to avoid famine. The priority should be given to the provision

of water, food and urgent health care.

The participants welcomed the announcement of the establishment of a Ministry of Humanitarian

Affairs and Disaster Management in the new federal government by His Excellency Mr.

Mohamed Abdulla Mohamed Faramajo.

The participants also emphasized the importance of working together to provide urgent

humanitarian assistance to the displaced and the entire affected population, especially those who

are still in rural areas, to stop the displacement movement and save thousands of lives.

The organizations that participated in the meeting expressed their commitment to provide

humanitarian assistance to those affected by the drought and pledged to work together to

coordinate and activate the efforts and commitment to work to prevent famine in Somalia and

alleviate human suffering and save lives.

The participating organizations has also confirmed their commitment to follow programs

combining emergency relief to prevent famine, at the same time, more attention and effort should

be given to finding sustainable solutions that would allow Somalia to cope with the impacts of

climate change and flood and drought cycles and to strengthen their resilience.

The meeting was attended by 150 participants from 85 local, regional and international

humanitarian organizations as well as participants from the guests and the media.

القرن الافريقي: دعوة الى العمل

القرن األفريقــي: دعوة إلى الـعمل 3 اتمســت أمطــار مــومس ديــر قصــرة األمــد )وهتطــل عــادة بــن هشــري ترشيــن األول واكنــون األول( بالـــح الشـــديد يف معـــوم املنطقـــة يف عـــام ٢٠١٦ .واكن النقـــص شـــديدًا بشـــل خـــاص يف معــوم الصومــال، ومناطــق اجلنــوب واجلنــوب الــريق يف إثيوبيــا، واملنطقتــن المشاليــة والســاحلية يف كينيـــا، وبدرجـــة أقـــل يف جنـــوب غـــرب إثيوبيـــا، ووســـط وجنـــوب غـــرب أوغنـــدا، وجنـــوب رشق جنـــوب السـودان. ويظهـر حتليـل معـدالت اهلطـول الرتامكـي يف املنطقـة مـن آب حـى اكنـون األول جعـزًا كبـرًا، حيــث مل تجســل مناطــق مثــل وســط الصومــال وجنوبــه ســوى ثلــث معدهلــا املومســي املعتــاد. ّ والوضـــع، مـــن وجـــوه عـــدة، أســـوأ ممـــا اكن هيلع يف عـــام ٢٠١٠ – ٢٠١١ لثالثـــة أســـباب: )1 ُ )اســـمرار اجلفـــاف للعـــام الثالـــث عـــى التـــوايل يف املنطقـــة، وقـــد اســـتنفذ تراجـــع اإلنتـــاج الغـــذايئ َ لســـنوات عديـــدة قـــدرة ّ النـــاس عـــى محتـــل صدمـــة أخـــرى؛ )2 )تعـــاين املنطقـــة كلك مـــن نزاعـــات مزمنـــة ومتفامقــة، ومــن صعوبــات الوصــول إىل بعــض األماكــن، ومــن ارتفــاع أعــداد الالجئــن وتفــي األمــراض املعديـــة؛ )3 ُ )يتوقـــع تفـــامق اجلفـــاف يف األهشـــر املقبلـــة، يف ظـــل التوقعـــات باخنفـــاض معـــدالت اهلطـــول بــن هشــري آذار وأيــار، وهــو مــومس األمطــار الرئيــي لملجمتعــات الرعويــة والزراعيــة الرعويــة يف حــزام اجلفـــاف احلـــايل. ّ وقــد خلــف اجلفــاف أثــرًا شــديدًا عــى مصــادر امليــاه، مبــا يف ذلــك مســتويات تدفــق األهنــار وتوفــر امليــاه الســهالك البــر واملاشــية. فــي الصومــال جــف اجلــزء اجلنــويب مــن هنــر شــبييل، وجيـــف هنـــر داوا مبعـــدل أرسع مـــن الطبيـــي فميـــا بلـــغ منســـوب امليـــاه يف هنـــر جوبـــا مســـتوى متدنيـــا جـدًا. وأوشـكت عـى اجلفـاف معظـم نقـاط مجتـع امليـاه يف املناطـق األشـد تأثـرًا يف الـدول الثـاث. مكـا تأثـرت مصـادر امليـاه املسـتخدمة لـري احملاصيـل نتيجـة وصـول اجلفـاف إىل أحـواض األهنـار الرئيسـية. لقـــد أثـــر ضعـــف احملاصيـــل الزراعيـــة واســـع النطـــاق عـــى املجمتعـــات الزراعيـــة والزراعيـــة الرعويـة يف معظـم مناطـق الصومـال وجنـوب غـرب إثيوبيـا ومشـال رشق كينيـا، حيـث حتـول رشوط الرطوبـــة الســـيئة دون ممارســـة الزراعـــة ومتنـــع منـــو احملاصيـــل املبكـــرة. وتواجـــه املناطـــق الـــي تعمتـد عـى مـوامس األمطـار القصـرة )ديـر وهاجايـا( ُ نقصـا شـديدًا يف الغـذاء، ويـرحج أن تظـل معمتـدة عـــى األســـواق حـــى مـــومس احلصـــاد املقبـــل يف شـــباط ٢٠١٨ .وعـــى الـــرمغ مـــن أن أســـعار الــمح والــذرة العامليــة واصلــت اخنفاضهــا يف الربــع األخــر مــن عــام ٢٠١٦ ،فقــد ارتفــع مــؤرش منمظــة األغذيــة والزراعــة )الفــاو( ألســعار األغذيــة ملنطقــة رشق أفريقيــا إىل أكــر مــن الضعــف يف عــام ٢٠١٦ .وتســارع هــذا االجتــاه يف عــام ٢٠١٧ ،حيــث ازدادت أســعار الــذرة والرسغــوم بنســبة ٣٠ إىل ٤٠ باملئــة يف بعــض مناطــق الصومــال وهشــدت أســعار الــذرة الصفــراء ارتفاعــا كبــرًا بنســبة ٧٥ باملئــة يف أوغنــدا. وتغـــدو املـــوايش أكـــر ضعفـــا بســـبب اإلصابـــة باألمـــراض واملـــوت مبعـــدالت تنـــذر باخلطـــر، مـع عواقـب اكرثيـة عـى املجمتعـات الرعويـة. وتفيـد التقاريـر عـن نفـوق أعـداد كبـرة مـن املـوايش يف املناطــق املتــررة مــن اجلفــاف يف إثيوبيــا والصومــال وكينيــا، ومعمظهــا مــن األغنــام واألبقــار. وقــد خلفـت خســائر املـوايش أثـرًا خطـرًا عـى سـبل العيـش، وحـى لـو جنـت نصــف القطعــان مــن اجلفــاف، فسـيلزم سـنتني اىل أربـع سـنوات حـى تتعـايف األرس املعمتـدة عـى الـريع وعـى الزراعـة والـريع معـا. وتهشـد ظـروف التبـادل التجـاري تراجعـا كبـرًا لـدى السـان املعمتديـن عـى الـريع، مـا يهسـم يف تفـامق حـدة انعـدام األمـن الغـذايئ وسـوء التغذيـة. وتتدهـور أسـعار املـوايش بسـبب تـردي حالهتـا اجلمسيـة والطلـب احملـدود جـدًا علهيـا. وتبـاع األغنـام واملاعـز بثلـث سـعرها املعتـاد تقريبـا بيمنـا تبـاع األبقـار وامجلـال بنصـف السـعر املعتـاد. واخنفـض سـعر رأس الغـم يف مرسـابيت بنسـبة ٩٠ ُ باملئـة. ويضطـر الرعـاة إىل بيـع ممتلاكهتـم املتبقيـة بأسـعار متدنيـة جـدًا ليؤمنـوا ألرسمه الطعـام الـذي يرتفـع سـعره باسـمرار.

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/HoA%20Call4Action%20Arabic%20-%20web.pdf

Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Situation Overview

 

In several ways the situation is worse than in 2010-11 because (i) this is the third consecutive year of drought in the region and multiple years of diminished food production has exhausted people’s capacity to cope with another shock; (ii) the greater region suffers from chronic and intensifying conflicts, continued access constraints in some areas, rising refugee numbers and communicable disease outbreaks; and (iii) the drought is expected to worsen in the coming months, with low rainfall forecast for March to May – which is the main rainy season for pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in the current drought belt.

The drought has had a major impact on water resources, including on river flow levels and the availability of water for human and livestock consumption. In Somalia, the southern part of the Shabelle River has run dry, the Dawa River is drying faster the normal and the Juba River have reached very low levels. Most water points in worst-affected areas of the three countries are in near-dry status. Water supply for irrigated crop production has also been impacted as the drought extends over key river basins.

Widespread crop failures have affected farming and agro-pastoral communities in most of Somalia, southwestern Ethiopia and northeastern Kenya, where poor moisture conditions prevented planting and stifled early crop growth. Areas dependent on the Deyr / Hagaya / short rains are facing significant food shortages and are likely to remain dependent on markets until the next harvest in February 2018.
Although global wheat and maize prices continued to fall during the last quarter of 2016, the FAO food price index for East Africa has more than doubled in 2016. This trend accelerated into 2017, including increases of 30 to 40 per cent for maize and sorghum in localized areas of Somalia and a 75 per cent spike in the price of maize in Uganda.

Livestock are becoming increasingly weak, contracting diseases and dying at alarming rates, with catastrophic consequences for pastoral communities. Significant livestock deaths are reported in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, mostly affecting sheep and cattle. Livestock losses have serious impact on livelihoods; even if half of a herd survives, it will take a minimum of two to four years for pastoralist and agro pastoralist households to recover.

Terms of trade are declining sharply for pastoralists, contributing to rising food insecurity and malnutrition. Livestock prices are collapsing due to poor body conditions and extremely limited demand. Sheep and goats are selling for about one-third the normal price, and cattle and camels are sold at half their usual value. In Marsabit, the price of a sheep has declined by 90 per cent. Herders are being forced to sell their remaining assets for very low prices to afford food for their families – the price of which is increasing.

Household production of milk and meat is low and the price of milk and other dairy products has skyrocketed. This means protein-rich food is increasingly out of reach for vulnerable pastoralists. Food consumption patterns are deteriorating, with many households in cross-border areas reporting that they are skipping meals and eating less when they do eat. In Turkana 42 per cent of households skipped the entire day without eating. Research shows the close link between forage condition and child malnutrition, and highlights the importance of early livelihood interventions, such as livestock offtake and animal feed provision, to reduce malnutrition.

12.8 million people in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia face are severely food insecure and are in need of humanitarian assistance. Following the short-rain assessment in January 2017, the number of food insecure people in Kenya has doubled to 2.7 million compared to 1.3 million in August 2016. Some 5.6 million people in Ethiopia require food assistance this year. Nearly 3 million Somalis are expected to face Crisis and Emergency levels by June 2017, more than double compared to the previous six months. Severe drought, rising prices, continued insecurity, humanitarian access limitations, and depressed rain forecasts suggest famine is possible in Somalia in 2017.

Approximately 600,000 children aged 6 to 59 months in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia will be in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in 2017 and this number is expected to rise rapidly. In Somalia, 13 out of 27 rural and displaced groups have Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates above emergency (15 per cent) levels. In Kenya three sub-counties (Turkana North, North Hor and Mandera) have GAM rates above 30 per cent – double the emergency threshold. Another six sub-counties (Turkana Central, Turkana South, Turkana West, Laisamis,
East Pokot and Isiolo) have GAM rates between 15 and 29 per cent.

The drought and the associated reduced access to water and sanitation has the potential to further exacerbate ongoing disease outbreaks and create new ones. About 15 million people will not have access to safe drinking water in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in 2017. In Somalia’s southern regions and Puntland 3,113 cases of cholera have been reported in January 2017, which is significantly higher than the number of cases recorded over the same period in 2016. Although the cholera outbreak affecting 30 out of 47 counties in Kenya since December 2014 has been contained – except in Tana River -, there is a risk of new cases appearing in border areas due to scarcity of water and the movement of people.

Drought, economic shocks and conflict in the region have disrupted the education of approximately 6 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. An increase in school drop-outs and child labour has been observed across the region. In Somalia, more than 110,000 school-aged children enrolled in schools in drought-affected areas are at risk of being forced out of education. In Ethiopia, 578 schools have temporarily closed due to the effects of the drought, affecting nearly 228,000 students. In Kenya, 175,000 pre-primary and primary school children in ten counties are out of school due to drought.

The drought has triggered movements of families in search of grazing land, water and work, increasing the risk of family separation and tensions among communities over scarce resources. In the first three weeks of 2017 alone, more than 33,000 people were displaced due to drought in southern and central Somalia alone, including 3,000 who crossed the border into Ethiopia. In Borama, Somaliland, approximately 8,000 households (40,000 individuals) were newly displaced in January 2017. Children constitute the majority of the displaced population. The high number of people concentrating around water points increases the risk of sexual violence and exploitation. During the previous drought in 2010-11 the number of underage girls sold into child marriage in exchange for livestock increased as families struggled to survive.

Repeated cycles of climatic shocks, coupled with insufficient recovery periods, have limited household and community coping mechanisms. As a result, drought-impacted households have a higher propensity to deploy harmful coping strategies which may deplete their household assets, both material and human, further limiting their ability to mitigate future shocks and make productive investments which can break the cycle of poverty and humanitarian risk.

 

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/HOA_CALL_FOR_ACTION_Leaflet_Feb2017_1.pdf

 

تقرير ورش تبادل خبرات العمل الإنساني والتنموي في انطاكيا في شهر مارس الماضي

عقد المنتدى الإنساني بالتعاون مع اتحاد منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري العالمي والإغاثة الاسلامية والاتحاد السوري العام  “ورش تبادل خبرات العمل الإنساني والتنموي  ١٧١٨١٩ مارس ٢٠١٧ في مدينة أنطاكيا.

ويقوم المنتدى بهذه الورش استكمالاً لكافة نشاطات وجهود منظمات المجتمع التي يسعى من خلالها إلى تضافر الجهود وتبادل الأفكار ومناقشة آحدث الأساليب المبتكرة للنهوض بالعمل الإنساني والإغاثي مما يؤدي إلى الخروح  بأفضل النتائج التي تساعد جميع المنظمات في مسيرتها المستقبلية.

قاد هذه الورش نخبة من العاميلن في المجال الإنساني والإغاثي  والتطوير المجتمعي ومنهم (الدكتور هاني البنا , والدكتور محمد السوسي , والدكتور طارق العفيفي , والدكتور زيد الروني).

وشارك في هذه الورش خمس وسبعون منظمة وثمانون مشارك من منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري العاملة في تركيا والداخل السوري والدول المجاورة لسوريا.

وبدأت ورش العمل بكلمة ترحيب من المدير التنفيذي للاتحاد الدكتور محمد سعيد، ثم قدم الدكتور سيد زيناري تعريفا موجزا بالمدربين، ثم تكلم الدكتور هاني البنا عن كيفية تقسيم الورش، حيث تم تقسيمها إلى ثلاث ورش عمل في ثلاثة قاعات منفصلة على أن تجتمع هذه الورش بعد الانتهاء من أعمالها  وتناقش مخرجات هذه الورش بشكل جماعي.

تناولت الورشة الأولى محور إدارة المشاريع أدارها الدكتور/ محمد السوسي

وقد بلغ عدد المشاركين فيها 27 متدرب، وركزت على ثلاث محاور أساسية هي:

دورة حياة المشروع.

اطار والليات التخطيط.

تحقيق الاستدامة ومتابعتها.

والورشة الثانية تناولت عنوان من الإغاثة إلى التنمية  وأدارها الدكتور طارق عفيفي:

اشترك فيها 28 متدرب، وكان لها محاور أساسية:

قطاع العمل الإنساني وأهميته.

البعد التنموي وتحليل قواعد العمل التنموي في المؤسسات.

فلسفة المشروع التنموي.

المخرجات، معايير اختيار المشروع، الاحتياجات الحقيقية، التنفيذ، المتابعة، التقييم.

فيما تناولت الورشة الثالثة محور استدامة التمويل التي اداراها الدكتور زيد الروني:

حيث بلغ عدد المشتركين فيها 25، وتناولت أربع مواضيع أساسية هي:

الحوكمة من أجل استمرار التمويل.

التسويق الالكتروني.

مراحل تطور الصورة الذهنية في المؤسسة.

الأسواق والحفلات الخيرية ودورها في استدامة التمويل.

في اليوم الثالث للورش كانت هناك الورشة العامة التي أدارها للدكتور هاني البنا لجميع الحضور من الورش الثلاثة تحت عنوان الأخلاق والقيم والثقافة في العمل الخيري الإنساني والتنموي.

ضمت هذه الورشة أربع جلسات تخلل الجلسات استراحات قصيرة، تحدثت عن :

الشخصية الإنسانية المبادئ، والثقافة.

عمل الشركات (الالتزامات، والمبادئ)

التفكير الاستراتيجي العالمي.

ماذا وأين بعد ذلك.

وفي ختام هذه الورشة تم عقد شراكة بين اتحاد منظمات المجتمع المجني السوري، والاتحاد السوري العام على عدد من البنود، تنص هذه البنود على:
1-
التأكبد على الشراكة مع مبدأ الاستقلال الكامل لكل من الإتحادين.

2- تعزيز وتنفيذ الشراكات في الإعلام والمناصرة.

3- شراكات رفيعة المستوى للتدريب وبناء القدرات بين الطرفين في سوريا وتركيا.

4- التطوير الإداري والتنظيمي والجودة بين الطرفين.

5- اللقاءات الدورية الفيزيائية بين الطرفين كل 3 شهور.

6- اللقاءات الافتراضية كل شهر.

6- التمثيل المتبادل بين الطرفين في المحافل الدولية والاقليمية في حال غياب الطرف الآخر مع التنسيق معه.

7- الدعوة المتبادلة لحضور اجتماعات المجال والمؤتمرات العامة لكلا الطرفين والجلسات المختلفة.

وأيضا كان من مخرجات هذه الورشة والورش السابقة عدد من المشاريع القابلة للتنفيذ التي قام بها المتدربون من خلال مجموعات تم تقسيمها والتخطيط لها.

وتخلل هذا الملتقى زيارة رسمية تركية من قبل قائم مقام انطاكيا والمركز التركي للعلاقات السورية والتركية لمدينة أنطاكيا، حيث عبروا عن شكرهم وامتنانهم للجهود المبذولة من قبل المنظمين والقائمين على هذه الورش واستمعوا لاستفسارات وشكاوى الأخوة المشاركين ووعدوا بتذليل الصعوبات ودعم هذه الجهود التي يقوم بها اتحاد منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري مع شركائه.

وفي ختام الملتقى قام الدكتور: خضر السوطري الأمين العام لاتحاد منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري بتتكريم جميع الخبراء والإداريين والمساهمين في  إنجاح ملتقى ورش تبادل خبرات العمل الإنساني الثاني.

أهم المخرجات:

1- حملة مناصرة لدعم ومساعدة المهجرين السوريين في حي الوعر المحاصر.

2- توقيع شراكة استراتيجية بين اتحاد منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري والاتحاد السوري العام.

3- اتفاق اتحاد منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري مع قائم مقام انطاكيا لتنظيم العمل المدني المتعلق بالأخوة السوريين المقيمين على الأرضي التركية.

4- مشروع زراعي قابل للتنفيذ ( مزرعة للفطر في الغوطة المحاصرة) وتم التعهد بكتابته وتنفيذه بإشراف وتمويل الاتحاد.

5- مشروع مجلس المرأة السورية يضم كل المجموعات والمنظمات العاملة في قطاع المراءة.

6- مشروع دعم نفسي  للمرأة السورية.

7- بنك للمعلومات للجالية السورية يقوم بتزويد المنظمات والجمعيات بالمعلومات المناسبة في كل مجال.

8-  العمل بروح الفريق والتشبيك والتعاون مابين سبعة من الخبراء الدوليين ونخبة من النشطاء والقيادات في العمل المدني يقدر بثمانين ناشطاً وعاملاً في المجال الإنساني.

وقد عبر الحاضرون والمشاركون جميعاً عن ارتياحهم ورضاهم عن هذا البرنامج التدريبي أملين أن يتكرر هذا اللقاء بشكل دوري كما اعتبره الكثير منهم بأنه  هو الأهم والأنضج والأكثر تأثيراً منذ أكثر من ستة أعوام.

Report on the workshops of “Exchanging Experiences about The Humanitarian and Development Work”

The Humanitarian Forum in cooperation with the Union of the Syrian Civil Society Organisations, Islamic Relief and the General Syrian Union held a workshop for exchanging experiences about the humanitarian and development work on the 17/18/19 of Marchin Antakya.

The Humanitarian Forum holds these workshops as a completion to all activities and efforts of the Society Organisations, seeking concur efforts, exchange of thoughts, discussion of the latest innovative methods to advance the humanitarian and relief works, leading to coming out with the best results that will help all organisations in their future

An elite in the fields of humanitarian, relief and society development, “Dr Hany El Banna, Dr Mohamed ElSousy, Dr Tarek Afifi and Dr Zeid ElRowny”, presented these workshops

The participants in the workshops were 75 organization and 80 participant from the Syrian Civil Society Organizations working in Turkey, inside Syria and Countries nearby Syria.

The workshops started with a welcome speech from the Union’s executive manager Dr Mohamed Saeed, followed by Dr Said Zenary briefly introducing the trainers, and then Dr Hany ElBanna talked about how the workshops will be divided. The workshops were divided into three different halls, but in the end, these workshops will meet again to discuss the outputs of each workshop.

The first workshop discussed projects managementby Dr Mohamed ElSousy:

The number of participants were 27 trainee, and it focused on three main points:

Projects duration

Framework and planning mechanisms

Achieving sustainability and following it up

The second workshop was titled “From Relief to Development”by Dr Tarek Afifi:

The number of participants were 28 trainee, and it focused on a number of points:

Humanitarian work sector, and its importance

The Development and analysing the development work in institutions.

Philosophy of the development project

Outputs, Standards while choosing the project, real needs, execution, followup and evaluation.

The third workshop discussed Funding Sustainabilityby Dr Zeid ElRowny:

The number of participants were 25 trainee, and it discussed four main points:

Governance for funding.

EMarketing

Development of the mental picture in the institution

Markets and the charity parties and their role in the funding sustainability

On the third day, was the general workshop “Ethics, Values and culture in the humanitarian and development work” presented by Dr Hany ElBanna to all trainees from the three workshops.

This workshop consisted of four session with short breaks, it discussed:

Humanitarian character, principles and culture

Partnership (commitments and principles)

International Strategic thinking

What ad where after this

And at the end of this workshop, the Union of the Syrian Civil Society Organizations signed a partnership contract with the General Syrian Union, which included several items:

1. Asserting their partnership, and the independency of each Union.

2. Reinforcing and executing partnerships in the media.

3. The partnerships must be to train and develop the abilities of both sides in Syria and Turkey.

4. Administration and organizational development between both sides.

5. Physical periodic meetings every 3 months.

6. Virtual meetings every month.

7. Each side must coordinate with the other side and represent the other in the regional and international forums, in case of absence.

8.   Mutual invitations to attend the meetings, conferences and sessions.

The trainees did several projects that can be executed, and this was the output of this workshop and the previous workshops

Antakya’s leader and the Turkish centre for the Syrian and Turkish relationships gave a visit to the workshops, where they extended their thanks and appreciation for the exerted efforts done by organizers of these workshops. They listened to all questions and complaints of the participants, and promised to overcome these difficulties and support these efforts done by the Union of the Syrian Civil Society Organizations and its partners.

And at the end, Dr Khedr ElSotery, the General Secretariat of the Union of the Syrian Civil Society Organizations, honoured all experts, administrators and the contributors in making this workshop successful.

Outputs:

1. A support campaign to support and help the displaced Syrians in Al Waer.

2. Sign a strategic partnership between the Union of the Syrian Civil Society Organizations and the General Syrian Union.

3. The Union of the Syrian Civil Society Organizations had an agreement with Antakya’s leader, to organise the fieldwork concerning the Syrians living in Turkey.

4. The Union pledged to execute and fund the doable agriculture project (Mushroom Farm in Ghouta).

5. The Syrian Woman council, which will include all groups and organizations in the woman sector.

6. Psychological Support program for the Syrian woman.

7. A Database for the Syrians, that can give the organizations and the associations the information needed.

8. Teamwork and cooperating with seven international experts and an elite from activists and leaders in the civil work, about 80 activist and worker in the humanitarian field.

Attendees and participants expressed their satisfaction with the training program, hoping that it can be repeated periodically. Also, many of them said that this training program is the most important and effective program in 6 years.

يدعوكم المنتدى الإنساني لحضور ورش بعنوان:” تبادل خبرات العمل الإنساني والتنموي” أيام ١٧- ١٨ مارس ٢٠١٧ في انطاكيا – تركيا

يدعوكم المنتدى الإنساني
بالتعاون مع اتحاد منظمات المجتمع المدني السوري والإغاثة الإسلامية
“لحضور ورش “تبادل خبرات العمل الإنساني والتنموي
١٧-١٨ مارس ٢٠١٧
في انطاكيا – تركيا
لنخبة من العاملين في المجال الانساني
بالعناوين التالية:

– إدارة المشاريع التنموية
– من الإغاثة إلى التنمية
– إستدامة التمويل
– الأخلاق والقيم الثقافية في العمل الخيري الإنساني

للمشاركة في ورش تبادل خبرات العمل الإنساني التسجيل
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مشاركة المنتدى الإنساني في احتفاليات الذكرى العاشرة لتأسيس مكتب الاغاثة الاسلامية في لبنان

بمناسبة الاحتفال بالذكرى العاشرة لتأسيس الإغاثة الإسلامية في لبنان، تم تنظيم لقاء مع الدكتور هاني البنّا مؤسس الاغاثة الاسلامية عبر العالم ورئيس المنتدى الانساني العالمي. وقد حضر اللقاء السيد رئيس بلدية صيدا وعدد كبير من الشخصيات الوطنية المهتمين بالعمل انساني ومن موظفي الجمعيات الخيرية والانسانية الشريكة والصديقة بالاضافة الى موظفي ومتطوعي الاغاثة وممثلين عن المؤسسات الاعلامية.
وقد احتوى برنامج اللقاء عرض فيديو يلخص مسيرة الاغاثة في عشر سنوات في لبنان و محاضرة للدكتور هاني حول الاستقلالية والمعايير الانسانية .

ثم تلى ذلك عقد الدكتور هاني البنا لقاء مع موظفي ومتطوعي المنظمة، تناول فيه تاريخ المؤسسة وقيمها ومبادئ العمل الانساني كما تناقش مع الحاضرين حول آفاق تطوير هذا العمل والتميز في تقديم الخدمات.