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27 Jan 2015 description

New Programming Guide Highlights Food and Nutrition in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

A new programming guide on food and nutrition in the context of HIV and Tuberculosis published by WFP together with UNAIDS and PEPFAR/USAID describes why food and nutrition support is an essential component of prevention, treatment, care and support of people living with HIV and discusses how to integrate it into programmes.

23 Jan 2015 description


La coordinación en una situación de emergencia o desastre es uno de los grandes desafíos para ejecutar las medidas que garanticen las intervenciones de salud ambiental para la prevención y el control de brotes y epidemias.

23 Jan 2015 description

This guidance note builds on the experience of UNDP and the EU in supporting national counterparts in preventing and resolving violent tensions, and is the first attempt at documenting and distilling best practices on insider mediation.

19 Jan 2015 description

The purpose of this guidance is to provide field practitioners, across the different sectors, with a practical step-by-step process of how to plan, carry out, and update pre-crisis market mapping and analysis, leading to response/programme design and implementation as well as surveillance, early warning system (EWS), and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

19 Jan 2015 description

16-01-2015 Publication Ref. 4218

The sterilization guidelines are for nurses, doctors and other personnel working in surgical theatres and hospital wards. The guidelines set out how to improve disinfection and sterilization practices to meet Swiss and European standards. They are part of the new health strategy’s focus on high-quality programmes. The guidelines are intended for use not only by NGOs, but also in government, academic and military medical facilities.

12 Jan 2015 description

For FAO, preparedness consists of setting up effective measures to anticipate, respond to and recover from the impact of disasters for the different analysis units such as: individuals, households, organizations, communities and societies.

Prevention refers to all activities that enable the negative impact of hazards to be avoided and the associated environmental, technological and biological disasters to be minimized.

Prevention and preparedness measures also consist of ensuring that human and financial resources are available to respond to crises correctly.

08 Jan 2015 description
report CDAC Network

This exercise has been designed to help people discuss the importance of access to information and two-way communication in a response. It includes facilitator notes to guide the main talking points which include the importance of information as aid. This exercise was piloted during the CDAC Network Foundation Pilot Training in November 2014 with participants from a range of geographic and professional backgrounds.

We hope it helps you start the #commisaid conversation with your colleagues. It’s designed to be low-tech - all you need is a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.

07 Jan 2015 description
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VOLUME ONE: A Guide to Support Community Understanding of Coastal Erosion and Flooding Issues
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VOLUME TWO: A Guide to Support Community Decision-Making on Coastal Erosion and Flooding Issues

This guide responds to the emerging needs of many communities in the Pacific Islands whose members are expressing concerns about storm damage, sea-level rise, and the frequency and severity of coastal flooding events and shoreline erosion. For the purpose of the guide, the term “coastal zone” refers to the entire area from the upland forest out to the reef edge. On small low-lying islands and atolls, the entire island would be considered the coastal zone.

The term “coastal change” refers to:

29 Dec 2014 description


This standard establishes basic principles and requirements for underwater explosive ordnance (EO) survey and clearance operations. The obvious difference between EO on land versus underwater is the location of the ordnance. Water does not make EO less dangerous; however, it provides a barrier to access just as a fence would be a barrier to accessing a protected site.

27 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


Cities Project, the major components of its implementation to date, and some of the most salient lessons learned from the project so far. The Open Cities Project launched its efforts in three cities: Batticaloa, Sri Lanka; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Kathmandu, Nepal. These cities were chosen for DD Their high levels of disaster risk;


26 Dec 2014 description
report TorqAid

TorqAid – www.torqaid.com argues that the following Guiding Principles provide a useful, practical framework for effective humanitarian or disaster risk management (DRM) work1.

Five Key Attributes (5KAs) of the Humanitarian or DRM Practitioner2
Effective humanitarian response is more an Art Form than a Science, and ideally requires:

19 Dec 2014 description

Workers involved in handling, treatment, transport and disposal of medical, laboratory and other waste must be protected from exposure to Ebola virus—which causes Ebola virus disease—and from physical and chemical hazards that may be associated with waste management tasks.

19 Dec 2014 description

Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are multi-donor humanitarian financing instruments established by the United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at the country level under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC).

19 Dec 2014 description

In today’s world, people’s livelihoods depend to a significant extent on markets. Sudden shocks can severely limit how markets function and, as a result, drastically reduce people’s access to essential commodities.

This Movement publication is designed to provide a quick and basic introduction to how key markets operate immediately after a shock. It includes market data, which is essential for making informed decisions about how to respond and what transfer mechanisms to use.

19 Dec 2014 description

This publication features processes and tools that can be used to integrate market assessment into the different phases of the project cycle, taking the Movement’s existing technical documents into account whenever possible.

It is intended for staff who have a leading role in market assessment, as well as managers who need to make strategic decisions and implement market-related relief and early recovery work. It provides a simple approach to the data-gathering, assessment and decision-making processes.

16 Dec 2014 description
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New International Guidelines Address an Insidious Gap in Protecting Education During War

12 Dec 2014 description
report DanChurchAid

Over the recent years the World has experienced an increasing number of very serious emergencies; never in recent times have we seen so many refugees and displaced persons; and these years we see the serious impact of climate change.

Today, December 12th, 2014 a new international standard for humanitarian work, the so-called Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, is launched in Copenhagen at Eightved’s Pakhus.