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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 12 others
Protect. Promote. Recognize. Volunteering in emergencies

New report calls for protection and support for volunteers in emergencies

The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies today launched its first advocacy report on volunteers acting in emergencies. Protect. Promote. Recognize. Volunteering in emergencies looks at the ways in which National Societies and government partners can encourage volunteering by making it safer, easier and more fulfilling for people to get involved.

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World + 10 others
Disaster services Appeal no. MAA000040 Mid-year report

This report covers the period January to July 2011

In brief

Programme outcome: To further strengthen National Societies to deliver appropriate and timely disaster and crises preparedness, response and recovery assistance to vulnerable people.

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Disaster-conflict interface: comparative experiences

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many developing countries experience both disasters and confl ict at the same time. The interaction between the two creates and perpetuates vulnerabilities that place communities at risk, further entrenching poverty and inequality. Development trends such as climate change and unsustainable urbanization likely will make these issues worse.

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Afghanistan + 10 others
ACTED Newsletter #70 / April 2011

Content

1,700 earthquake-affected families relocated in transitional shelters in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Respecting the universal right to access water (Congo)

"Stop Polio", an urgent eradication campaign (Congo)

Mapping the situation for a better assessment (Kyrgyzstan)

ACTED walks for women in DRC

Appeasing tension between local populations and refugees (Chad)

Strength in numbers (Indonesia)

Fighting water-borne diseases in Kenya

HIV prevention on the go (Cambodia)

FOCUS Pakistan, 9 months on

Advocacy Initiatives: Convergences 2015

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Indonesia + 1 other
HOTLINE - week of December 20, 2010: Indonesia, Sudan


- CWS helping children gain a sense of normalcy after Mount Merapi eruption in Indonesia

- Preparing and praying for peace after January referendum in South Sudan

- Don't give up on the DREAM Act, says CWS

- CWS Best Gifts – a great way to give this holiday season

Indonesia

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Congo + 4 others
PAM: «Il n'existe pas d'urgence mineure»

Les catastrophes humanitaires, avec des millions de victimes, font toujours la une des journaux. Pourtant, chaque année, le PAM répond à des douzaines d'urgences mineures qui sont souvent négligées. Leur bilan est peut être moins lourd mais la souffrance humaine reste la même. Ainsi, Amy Horton, expert en réponse d'urgence au PAM, insiste qu'il n'existe pas d'urgence mineure.

ROME - Le tremblement de terre en Haïti, les inondations au Pakistan et la sécheresse au Sahel sont quelques catastrophes naturelles qui ont fait la une en 2010. Mais elles ne sont que trois, parmi

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Congo + 4 others
There's No Such Thing As A Minor Emergency

While big emergencies with millions of victims dominate newspaper headlines, every year WFP responds to dozens of other "minor" emergencies that often go overlooked. The numbers may be smaller, but the misery is the same, which is why WFP Emergency Response expert Amy Horton says there's no such thing as a minor emergency.

ROME-The earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan and the drought in the Sahel region of Africa were the big emergencies that made headlines in 2010.

But they were only three of the emergency

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Afghanistan + 17 others
Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Mid-Year Review of the Humanitarian Appeal 2010


INTRODUCTION

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Bangladesh + 5 others
USAID FrontLines - June 2010

$3.5B U.S. Hunger Plan to Feed 40 Million People

By Angela Rucker

Administrator Rajiv Shah announced on May 20 a wideranging plan to revamp agricultural assistance in developing countries and address the growing problem of world hunger.

The Feed the Future initiative calls for investing at least $3.5 billion over three years to fight hunger and malnutrition in 20 focus countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. If it works as planned, Feed the Future will aid 40 million people over the next 10 years with food and other benefits.

"We know agricultural development

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Afghanistan + 9 others
Hunger's global hotspots: 12 Feb 2008

Introduction

In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".

Afghanistan

WFP continues to provide food assistance to victims of harsh winter conditions in Farah and Hirat provinces. A total of 60 tons have been dispatched to more than 6,000 beneficiaries in Farah province. Also, food distribution is ongoing to 15,000 affected IDPs in Hirat province.

Initial reports indicate that, due to

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Chad + 9 others
Health Action in Crises - Highlights No. 165 - 8 to 15 Jul 2007

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters. The mandate of the WHO Departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
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Afghanistan + 46 others
Action humanitaire de l'UNICEF rapport 2007

AVANT-PROPOS

Les situations d'urgence, qu'elles prennent la forme de catastrophes naturelles ou de conflits, continuent d'avoir des conséquences dramatiques sur la vie des enfants et des femmes dans le monde. Les inondations massives dans la Corne de l'Afrique et les nombreux typhons en Asie du Sud illustrent la multiplication sans précédent des catastrophes naturelles qui ont touché des milliers de familles en 2006. Dans le même temps, en Afghanistan, en République démocratique du Congo, à Sri Lanka, au Soudan et dans le territoire palestinien occupé,

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Afghanistan + 45 others
UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report 2007

FOREWORD

Emergencies, in the form of natural disasters and new or protracted conflict, continued to extract a toll on the lives of children and women around the world. Massive flooding in the Horn of Africa and the multiple typhoons in South Asia were typical of the ever more frequent occurrence of floods, typhoons and earthquakes that have affected thousands of families in 2006. While in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the occupied Palestinian territory, Sri Lanka and the Sudan, women and children continue to be impacted by the reverberating