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Diverse Functions of the INEE Minimum Standards in Education in Emergencies

An interview with Ken Rhodes, Deputy Director for Strategy and Development FHI 360°

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Why is education never an emergency?

Why is education never an emergency? You know, a blue-lights-flashing, rapid-response, something-has-to-be-done emergency.

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Christoph Pusch: Working to Reduce Risks Related to Disasters

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World Bank

Christoph Pusch, the Africa Disaster Risk Management Group Practice Leader, is helping to lead the World Bank Africa Region’s effort to further intensify the focus on the reduction of risks related to disaster events. Working with regional partners, the Group aims to reduce the vulnerability and economic impact of the poorest populations through increased disaster resilience. Christoph believes that In order to achieve the World Bank Group’s goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030, implementing disaster risk management strategies at every level of society is paramount.

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Switzerland's official development assistance in 2013

Switzerland spent CHF 2.964 billion on official development assistance (ODA) in 2013, an increase of 3.4% compared with 2012. With an ODA of 0.47% of gross national income (GNI) in 2013, Switzerland ranks 8th among the 29 member states of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is publishing its ODA rankings this Tuesday.

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CFE, 8th TSC discuss future DMHA collaborations

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii—The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE) hosted Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), Apr. 16 to discuss future collaborations in foreign and domestic disaster preparedness and relief.

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World + 13 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 18-24, 2014

Continued moisture deficits likely to harm crop and pastoral conditions in Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

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Shelter and Settlements MAA00019 Annual Report 2013

In 2013, shelter needs continued to reflect a trend towards more frequent small and medium scale disasters, compounded by movements due to conflict in the Middle East.

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As Nature of Conflict Changes, Is International Humanitarian Law Still Relevant?

Against the backdrop of appalling violence against civilians in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic, along with the persistent obstruction of humanitarian aid around the world, international humanitarian law may appear redundant in the twenty-first century. Initially designed with interstate wars in mind, one of the main objectives of this body of law is to limit the effects of conflict on people who are not, or no longer, participating in hostilities, especially civilians.

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Protéger la vie privée des bénéficiaires - Principes et normes opérationnelles pour une utilisation sécurisée des données personnelles dans les programmes de transfert monétaire et électronique

L’utilisation des transferts électroniques dans les programmes de transfert monétaire (PTM) s’est accrue dans la sphère humanitaire ; ces transferts sont de plus en plus reconnus comme un type d’intervention rentable et efficace dans certains contextes d’urgence. En 2011, le Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) a émis des recommandations dans ses recherches sur le thème des transferts électroniques, dans le rapport Les nouvelles technologies dans les programmes de transfert monétaire et l’aide humanitaire (Smith, G. et al, 2011).

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World + 4 others
Robustness, Cooperation with Local Forces and the UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP)

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ZIF

Both the UN’s Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and the future development of robust peace operations have caused considerable debate in recent months among practitioners and policy makers. The Center for International Peace Operations undertook to host a group of key UN stakeholders in Berlin with a view to taking stock of the state of these discussions, sharing up-to-date information, collecting open questions and developing policy options.

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World + 1 other
Nouvelle loi agricole américaine : un espoir pour la réforme de l’aide alimentaire

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IRIN

Nouvelle loi agricole américaine : un espoir pour la réforme de l'aide alimentaire

NEW YORK, 17 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Les efforts consentis pour améliorer la manière dont les Etats-Unis distribuent environ 2 milliards de dollars d'aide alimentaire internationale chaque année ont rencontré un certain succès dans la loi agricole de 2014 - communément appelée 'Farm Bill' - récemment adoptée, mais le mécanisme d'aide alimentaire utilisé par le principal donateur mondial continue de favoriser les intérêts commerciaux américains.

IRIN:

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Analyse: Développer la redevabilité envers les communautés

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IRIN

DAKAR, 17 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Réactions par SMS en Haïti ; communication par radio aux Philippines ; soutien technique local au Darfour ; Centre d’appel humanitaire au Pakistan : de nombreuses initiatives de ce genre favorisent la communication avec les populations touchées par des catastrophes et, dans certains cas, améliorent la redevabilité envers les communautés, mais la plupart ne dépassent pas le stade de projet pilote, car il est difficile d’en augmenter l’échelle.

IRIN:

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Analysis: Can the world really end poverty by 2030?

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IRIN

NEW YORK, 17 April 2014 (IRIN) - The slogan “make poverty history” has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years. Now, in a bid to turn words into deeds, it is being discussed as a universal global target to be met within a generation.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight poverty-reduction targets that were signed during a world summit in 2000, will be retired next year. Diplomats, aid experts and UN officials are currently negotiating the 15-year objectives that will replace them in 2016.

IRIN:

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Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

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UN News Service

16 April 2014 – Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.

“The aim is simple: to leave a more resilient world to future generations,” Mr. Ban told high-level representatives of Member States attending a briefing on the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held next year in the Japanese city of Sendai.

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Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measles

04/16/2014 22:18 GMT

by Jean-Louis SANTINI

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report Wednesday.

The drug, so far tested on animals, has been effective on a virus closely related to the one that causes measles, having reduced virus levels and prevented death.

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Rwanda + 1 other
Vingt ans après, le Conseil dénonce la négation du génocide au Rwanda et mobilise les états membres contre un tel crime

Conseil de sécurité
CS/11356
7155e séance – matin

Le Vice-Secrétaire général, M. Jan Eliasson, souligne les progrès accomplis par l’ONU en matière de mécanismes d’alerte et de diplomatie préventive

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Unanimously adopting resolution 2150 (2014), Security Council calls for recommitment to fight against genocide

SC/11356

Security Council
7155th Meeting (AM)

Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, the Security Council condemned without reservation any denial of the genocide and urged member States to develop educational programmes to help prevent similar events.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2150 (2014), the Council called upon States to recommit to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes under international law.

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Desarrollo sostenible de la pesca y la acuicultura es fundamental para la lucha contra el hambre

COPESCAALC, la Comisión Técnica de la pesca y acuicultura a nivel regional, presentó sus recomendaciones para la próxima Conferencia Regional de la FAO.

Santiago de Chile, 16 de abril de 2014 – Priorizar el desarrollo sostenible de la pesca y la acuicultura es necesario para mejorar los niveles de seguridad alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe, señalaron los participantes la XIII Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe, COPESCALC, realizada en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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EU aid for disaster-stricken countries to arrive faster, with less red tape

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European Union

EU aid to EU and EU candidate countries hit by flooding or other natural disasters should be delivered faster and more efficiently thanks to EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) rule changes approved on Wednesday. These changes, already agreed with EU ministers, include extending the deadline for applying for natural disaster aid from 10 to 12 weeks, paying 10% of the aid in advance, and simplifying aid approval criteria for smaller, “regional”, disasters.