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27 Jul 2016 description

What is the Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) approach?

The ERP approach was adopted by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in 2015 as the agreed method to ensure readiness to respond to potential crises requiring coordinated action from the humanitarian community. The aim is to increase the speed, volume, predictability and effectiveness of aid delivered after the onset of a crisis.

Why do we need the ERP?

27 Jul 2016 description

Being prepared is a precondition for responding quickly and effectively to a humanitarian crisis. Recognizing this, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) has developed the Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) approach, which was adopted for field testing in August 2015. The approach is based on a review of relief operations over the past decade and enables the humanitarian community to proactively prepare for crises requiring a coordinated international response.

26 Jul 2016 description
report ALIMA

CONTEXTE

En 2011, ALIMA a commencé à étudier la faisabilité d’une formation des mères pour dépister la malnutrition auprès de leurs enfants, en leur apprenant comment utiliser la bandelette MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) qui mesure le périmètre brachial et à détecter les oedèmes.

26 Jul 2016 description
report ALIMA

BACKGROUND

Putting mothers at the center of malnutrition screening strategies acknowledges that they are in the best position to detect the earliest signs of malnutrition and leverages the fact that mothers want to participate as fully as possible in promoting the health of their children.

21 Jul 2016 description

The purpose of this handbook is to cover some of the most commonly used drought indicators/indices that are being applied across drought-prone regions, with the goal of advancing monitoring, early warning and information delivery systems in support of risk-based drought management policies and preparedness plans. These concepts and indicators/indices are outlined below in what is considered to be a living document that will evolve and integrate new indicators and indices as they come to light and are applied in the future.

21 Jul 2016 description

New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations

A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, over 65 million people worldwide were displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations, many living in refugee camps or improvised settlements, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

21 Jul 2016 description

An IED lexicon for people working in environments contaminated with Improvised Explosive Devices.

This lexicon is intended to provide the United Nations system with a coherent conceptual framework and operational vocabulary to address the IED threat worldwide. It encompasses the broad spectrum of IED employment scenarios, the variety of IED devices, and their critical components.

Adoption of this lexicon will improve the collection, reporting, and exploitation of IED information at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. The lexicon will assist in:

18 Jul 2016 description

The objective of this document is to guide the preparation and implementation of national preparedness plans for the safety of substances of human origin during outbreaks of Zika virus infection, both in affected and non-affected areas.

12 Jul 2016 description
report Nutrition Cluster

Introduction and General Comments

This guidance has been developed by the Global Nutrition Cluster to support country nutrition clusters and nutrition cluster partners in preparing the Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). It provides tips for nutrition clusters to facilitate the planning of a collective response and the development of Nutrition in Emergencies (NiE) interventions by individual cluster partners. The HRP tips can also be used by other clusters to help guide of the inclusion of nutrition sensitive interventions in their respective sectoral plans.

12 Jul 2016 description

The purpose of this field guide is to provide field staff with simple direction for the planning, design and conducting of participatory assessment. The document provides basic tips to help teams to better structure the identification of data sources, conducting focus groups, reporting of outcomes and disseminating outcomes.

Why Participatory Assessment?

11 Jul 2016 description

The IASC established the CWGER in 2005 with the aim of enhancing the global capacity for developing relief and recovery-related interventions, enhancing the impact of development interventions, and integrating risk reduction measures at the very early stages of emergency response and beyond.

The CWGER is chaired by UNDP and is comprised of 31 active global partners from the humanitarian and development communities, including representatives of UN Agencies, Red Cross Movement, and NGOs.

11 Jul 2016 description

This Guidance is not intended as a step-by-step manual on how to develop and implement Early Recovery projects or on how to coordinate a cluster.

More information on projects and the cluster can be found in agency training and cluster coordination manuals – references at the end of this guidance.

11 Jul 2016 description

By Gonzalo de Palacios

Most of the existing literature related to security risk management focuses on medium to large-scale organisations that possess the resources needed to invest adequately in security: e.g. attending security-related forums, coordinating with other agencies, hiring or subcontracting security experts, and buying expensive protection equipment. These investments are complemented by large national or international staff teams working with stable operational platforms in the countries of operation.

04 Jul 2016 description

(Paris) La FIDH publie un guide pratique destiné aux avocats et défenseurs des droits humains qui souhaitent introduire des requêtes devant la Cour africaine des droits de l’Homme et des Peuples. Ce guide fournit des éléments d’informations sur les processus et conditions nécessaires pour introduire une requête devant ce mécanisme de justice régional, en portant une attention particulière aux conditions d’admissibilité. Ce guide a été réalisé dans le cadre d’un programme mis en œuvre en partenariat avec la Coalition pour la Cour africaine.