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WHO Organizes Workshop to Strengthen Preparedness and Response for Countries against Ebola

Brazzaville, 27 August 2014 - The first in a series of preparedness and response workshops aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak occurring in parts of West Africa began on Tuesday in Brazzaville, Congo.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response

The use of drones raises serious practical and ethical issues that humanitarian organizations must address through transparency, community engagement, and guidelines for privacy and data security.

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Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 31/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000


In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

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IDMC Annual report 2014

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

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Where is everyone? Responding to emergencies in the most difficult places

Case studies from South Sudan, DRC and Jordan identify several key findings in relation to the performance of the humanitarian system in responding to displacement emergencies.

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Africa Zone Annual Report 2013 (SP1/MAA60005)

This report covers the period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Population Movement Emergency Appeal N° MDRCD013 12-months summary update

Period covered by this Ops Update: 27 March 2013 to 28 March, 2014.

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,011,511

Appeal coverage: 89 %

Appeal history:

  • This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 27 March, 2013 for CHF 1,122,910 for 6 months to assist 15,000 beneficiaries.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.

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World + 29 others
Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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UN-SPIDER April 2014 Updates

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan

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UK pledges new focus on disaster preparation

Justine Greening to announce new programme which will help improve how developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters, at the World Bank Spring meetings.

The UK will lead a major improvement in the way developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters to avert future crises, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce at the World Bank’s Spring Meeting in Washington.

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Central Africa Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015 Version 2

For many years, the countries of Central Africa have been suffering from the effects of epidemics and endemic diseases, as well as natural and man-made disasters. Conflicts have led to significant population displacements and put at further risk vulnerable groups that are already challenged to provide for themselves. Recently, the increasingly high cost of living has added a further burden to Central African populations.

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

The Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of IOM humanitarian projects for 2014 in coordination with other humanitarian partners and agencies.

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Journey to the centre of the earth: UN peacekeepers aid volcanologists in DR Congo

UN News Service

A recent expedition to Nyamuragira, one of Africa’s most active yet least studied volcanoes, is a different facet of "civilian protection" for the UN Mission MONUSCO.

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2014 Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants - Vue d’ensemble

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.

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Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2014 Resumen

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

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Atelier sur l’actualisation des plans de contingence en prévision d’une éruption volcanique à Goma

Goma, 20 février 2014 - La coordination provinciale de la protection civile et l’OVG, l’Office volcanologique de Goma, ont organisé les 17 et 18 janvier un atelier portant sur l’actualisation des plans de contingence en prévision d’une éruption volcanique à Goma. Plusieurs agences des Nations Unies, la Mission de l’ONU en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO), et de nombreuses ONG internationales étaient également présentes. La rencontre était financée par l’organisation Christian Aid de Grande Bretagne.

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IOM’s Emergency Operations and Coordination in North Kivu - 20 February 2014


 Return of IDPs to former rebel held areas

 Rapid Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessments and advocacy for assistance

 Displacement Site restructuring and consolidation

 Announcement of 2013-2016 CCCM North Kivu Strategy

 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities for displacement and humanitarian impact of Nyamuragira eruption

 Support to the AMANI Festival, a showcase of music, dance and culture for peace in the Great Lakes Region, 15-17 February 2014

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