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Natural catastrophes 2013: Analyses, assessments, positions

Report
Munich Re

Flood events in 2013 highlight the positive effect of defence measures

Natural catastrophe losses in 2013 were dominated by floods. Detailed analyses have shown that protective measures can drastically reduce losses. For example, the June 2013 floods in Germany and neighbouring countries proved to be considerably less damaging than the flooding in the summer of 2002.

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Foreign aid 101: A quick and easy guide to understanding US foreign aid

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Oxfam

Oxfam sets out to dispel the common myths around foreign aid and answer some of the most fundamental questions as to why the US gives foreign aid and how to make it more effective.

Why does the US give foreign aid? How much does foreign aid cost? What is the US doing to make foreign aid more effective? And why does Oxfam care about foreign aid?

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Children on the Run: Unaccompanied children leaving Central America and Mexico and the need for international protection

UNHCR calls on the Americas to keep children on the run safe from violence

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, March 12 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency, in a report released on Wednesday, said it was concerned at the increasing numbers of children in the Americas forced from their homes and families, propelled by violence, insecurity and abuse in their communities and at home.

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Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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Global Health within a Domestic Agency: The Transformation of the Office of Global Affairs at HHS

By Katherine Bliss
JAN 6, 2014

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

© The Center for Strategic & International Studies

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The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

UNHCR warned that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

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CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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To Walk the Earth in Safety 2013

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA) has released the 12th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. This edition commemorates 20 years of U.S. efforts to promote peace and security worldwide by partnering with nations to address hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries, as well as to reduce the availability of excess, loosely-secured, or otherwise at-risk weapons and ordnance.

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U.S. Health Engagement in Africa: A Decade of Remarkable Achievement--Now What?

In the past decade, there has been a steep and historic expansion of U.S. health engagement in Africa, principally through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). U.S. commitments to global health, of which over 70 percent is directed to Africa, rose from $1.7 billion in FY 2001 to $8.9 billion in FY 2012.

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

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The United States and R2P: From Words to Action

USIP, Partners Release Report on Realizing ‘Responsibility to Protect’

By: Thomas Omestad

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Reducing Food Loss and Waste

Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day

From Australia to Afghanistan, New Research Spotlights Low-Cost Actions for Delivering Major Benefits for Development, Environment and Livelihoods

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Global Estimates 2012 - People displaced by disasters

98% of all displacement in 2012 was related to climate- and weather-related events, with flood disasters in India and Nigeria accounting for 41% of global displacement in 2012.

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WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2012

WMO Annual Climate Statement Confirms 2012 as Among Top Ten Warmest Years

GENEVA, 2 May 2013 (WMO) The World Meteorological Organization’s Statement on the Status of the Global Climate says that 2012 joined the ten previous years as one of the warmest — at ninth place — on record despite the cooling influence of a La Niña episode early in the year.

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Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti

New Report on U.S. Aid to Haiti Finds “Troubling” Lack of Transparency, Effectiveness

“Haitians, U.S. taxpayers unable to verify how U.S. aid funds are being used on the ground”

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2013 Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

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Global Health: Investing In Our Future

Report
InterAction

Introduction to Global Health

Summary

Through critically-needed investments for global health programs, the United States has helped save millions of lives, as well as contributed to making the world healthier, safer and more secure.
Global health programs seek to address the physical and mental health needs of individuals; treat and prevent the spread of infectious diseases; strengthen the capability of health workers and health systems; and increase access to healthcare services to improve the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.

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The Year of Recurring Disasters: A Review of Natural Disasters in 2012

After several years of mega-disasters and consequent high funding for disaster response, international humanitarian disaster funding dipped to the relatively low 2009 level.

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U.S. Navy Humanitarian Assistance in an Era of Austerity

By J. Stephen Morrison, Gary Roughead, Thomas Cullison, Seth Gannon
Mar 11, 2013

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

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US Spending in Haiti: The Need for Greater Transparency and Accountability

An estimated $9 billion of public and private funding has been spent on disaster recovery in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Of that, $2.25 billion in public funding has been disbursed by the United States alone. But despite the large amount of public money involved, it is nearly impossible to track how it has been spent and what has been achieved. The transparency and accountability of US spending in Haiti needs to be improved. Here we suggest three steps to do so: Require prime contractors to report subcontracting data Adopt the International Aid Transparency Initiative