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31 Jul 2006 description
report Oxfam

Classrooms with teachers; clinics with nurses; running taps and working toilets: for millions of people across developing countries these things are a distant dream. And yet it is these vital public services - health, education, water and sanitation- that are the key to transforming the lives of people living in poverty.

31 Jul 2006 description

This paper, based on the research and findings, considers how WFP mainstreams gender and offers recommendations on enhancing mainstreaming efforts by WFP and UNHCR in the context of food security and displacement. It provides an overview of WFP's age and gender mainstreaming policies and highlights organizational efforts to implement those policies.

31 Jul 2006 description


At the beginning of the new millennium, the world's nations committed to an ambitious, global, development agenda to fight poverty, disease, environmental degradation, hunger, illiteracy and the devastating consequences of disasters caused by vulnerability to natural hazards. The overriding Millennium Development Goals (2000), the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation for Sustainable Development (2002) and the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) provide concrete priorities for action to meet these challenges.

27 Jul 2006 description

Map compiled by WFP Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch (ODAP)

25 Jul 2006 description

By Ayberk Yurtsever, Turkish Red Crescent Society

Steel houses that can be put up quickly and easily to provide essential shelter for victims of disaster are a major element of the Turkish Red Crescent disaster preparedness programme. First used in the aftermath of the Pakistan earthquake in 2005, the houses have already proved a successful component in helping families in crisis and are now being stored in at-risk areas across Turkey.

Using the experience of Pakistan, the Turkish Red Crescent worked on improving and adapting the steel houses design.