The international humanitarian community is more united than ever in its commitment to ending sexual and other forms of gender-based violence. Humanitarian actors are working alongside communities to develop comprehensive programming for survivors and craft prevention strategies in some of the hardest-to-reach areas of the world.
It is not common practice to include people with disabilities among those who are considered as particularly vulnerable in disasters and displacement and who therefore require targeted response – yet statistics tell us that up to 10% of all displaced people will have a disability.
"Despite accounting for more than half of the world's 75 million out-of-school children and carrying half of the financing gap, conflict-affected fragile states receive only one quarter of global basic education aid.
Universal food access: a basic human right
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Whether we call them owner-driven, community-based or assisted self-help projects, there is evidence of growing interest in the use of participatory approaches for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction in both urban and rural areas.
1. Humanitarian Reform in Brief
Because of the ad hoc and unpredictable nature of many international responses to emergencies, the international humanitarian community (UN agencies, international organisations and NGOs) reviewed past emergency responses and identified consistent gaps. Because of these identified weaknesses in humanitarian response, the UN Emergency Response Coordinator, through OCHA, introduced the recommendations of the Humanitarian Response Review by setting out an Agenda for reform in September 2005.
i. This is a joint evaluation that assesses Ireland‟s ability to implement its international aid effectiveness commitments, as set out in the 2005 Paris Declaration and the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action. It is one of several similar exercises that contribute to a wider OECD/DAC evaluation into aid effectiveness. The team comprised an independent evaluator (who led the work) and two senior staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs. Findings are those of the team alone.
EL CRID ORGANIZA REUNIÓN SOBRE GESTIÓN DE INFORMACIÓN PARA PREPARATIVOS Y RESPUESTA A EMERGENCIAS EN COSTA RICA
Inundaciones: aprendiendo de anteriores operaciones de emergencia y recuperación proporciona una síntesis y una introducción sobre distintas lecciones clave aprendidas de evaluaciones realizadas a respuestas humanitarias de emergencia y recuperación ante inundaciones en África, Asia y América durante los =FAltimos veinte años.
Va dirigido a personas que trabajan en operaciones de emergencia y de recuperación ante inundaciones, a aquellas que tienen que decidir sobre la necesidad de intervenir, cuándo y cómo. Asimismo, se proporciona una selección de referencias bibliográficas y al final …
JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2010 (IRIN) - Floods have got bigger, droughts more intense and threats posed by waterborne diseases a bit too much to handle for poor countries trying to use their limited resources to adapt to a moodier climate.
"Money isn't everything," Alastair Morrison, of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), wrote in the latest edition of the think-tank's quarterly journal.
"Many of the most effective water-related adaptation measures are free," noted Morrison, who is the UN …
30 July 2010 -- As of 25 July 2010, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 18398 deaths.
WHO is actively monitoring the progress of the pandemic through frequent consultations with the WHO Regional Offices and member states and through monitoring of multiple sources of information.
Summary: Worldwide, overall pandemic and seasonal influenza activity remains low.
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Campaigners celebrate as Convention becomes binding international law
(London, 29 July 2010) - The Convention on Cluster Munitions takes effect on Sunday, 1 August 2010, when it becomes binding international law in countries around the world.
Convention Becomes Binding International Law on August 1
(Washington, DC, July 29, 2010) - Countries that have not signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions should join without delay, Human Rights Watch said today.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
To recapitulate, the 14th Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union decided that within a period of five years, Africa must be able to feed itself and that after that period, no child in Africa should die of hunger, starvation or malnutrition.