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26 Apr 2016 description

ESCAP launches toolkit for flood forecasting and early warning in transboundary river basins

20 Apr 2016 description
report RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation has partnered with the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development to explore the role of Chinese and U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) — specifically, voluntary associations, philanthropic organizations, advocacy groups, community groups, and businesses — in disaster response and recovery.

20 Apr 2016 description
report Protection Cluster

Introduction

« Si tu veux marcher vite, marche seul.
Si tu veux marcher loin, marche accompagné ». — Proverbe Africain

Les contextes d’urgence posent de nombreux défis à l’action humanitaire.
De fait, la coordination de l’assistance humanitaire joue un rôle central.

12 Apr 2016 description

Background and Aim of the NGO- ISR

With more than 947 partners around the world, UNHCR, through its Investigation Service in the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) is committed to further develop the investigatory capacity of its partners.

In December 2014, after signature of a partnership agreement with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the NGO-ISR was officially activated. It is administered on behalf of UNHCR and its NGO partners by the DRC.

12 Apr 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

ADVOCACY: A TOOL TO SUPPORT THE NUTRITION CLUSTER TO DELIVER ITS MISSION

The Nutrition Cluster was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process. It is a partnership that aims to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) response at country level that is predictable, timely, effective, and at scale.

08 Apr 2016 description

This document is a field guide to orient agricultural disaster risk management (ADRM) teams and concerned stakeholders for the design and implementation of communication for development (ComDev) activities that will increase resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities. It builds on the experience gained in the Caribbean region as a result of FAO projects aimed at strengthening preparedness to natural disasters and improving community-based climate change adaptation.

08 Apr 2016 description

1 Introduction

On 1 February 2016, WHO declared that the observed increase of congenital microcephaly and other neurological disorders associated with the Zika outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern.

The threat posed by Zika virus infection highlights the need to reinforce preparedness for mosquito-borne diseases in EU/EEA countries, especially for pathogens transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, which are vectors of Zika virus and other arboviruses, for example dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

07 Apr 2016 description

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Household food security means applying this concept to individuals within the household. Activities aimed at improving national level food security may be quite different from those directed towards improving household food security.

Both national and household food security have gender implications.

06 Apr 2016 description

Principles for Humanitarian Action: A Toolkit for Action

As recent years have shown, a humanitarian crisis can erupt anywhere at any time. Thus the importance of IOM’s Principles for Humanitarian Action cannot be overstated. All staff, whether working in crisis contexts or not, need to be aware of the fundamental principles that underpin IOM’s crisis response. Staff currently in (or wanting to work in humanitarian contexts) obviously need to understand how to apply these principles.

05 Apr 2016 description

This toolkit provides National HydroMeteorological Services (NHMS), policy makers, and media and communications for development practitioners with the tools, resources and templates necessary to design and implement an integrated communications strategy.

05 Apr 2016 description

The _Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law_ was published for the first time by Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier in 1998. Regularly updated, and translated into several languages, the latest edition has now been developed into a free, publicly accessible website.

02 Apr 2016 description

1. Introduction

Early Warning and Response Systems (EWRS) are an important tool within the spectrum of actions for conflict prevention, management and resolution.
While most of these conflict prevention systems have been implemented in Africa, in recent years increased interest in the development and design of such mechanisms, both at the level of the state as well as in the civil society, has been seen in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in order to mitigate the effects of social conflicts in the countries in the region.

01 Apr 2016 description

1. Introduction

This paper sets out the legal considerations, based on international and European refugee and human rights law relevant for the return and readmission of persons in need of international protection from Greece to Turkey under the (proposed) EU-Turkey cooperation, as discussed during European Council meetings with Turkey on 7 and 17-18 March 2016.

31 Mar 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) self-assessment tool now available

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) self-assessment tool is now available for organisations wishing to assess their progress against the Nine Commitments of the CHS. Conducting a self-assessment against the CHS is a requirement for CHS Alliance members that must be completed within two years of membership.

29 Mar 2016 description

Introduction

Partout dans le monde, les mines et d’autres engins explosifs tels que les munitions et l’équipement militaire abandonnés, les munitions non explosées, d’autres restes explosifs de guerre (REG) et les engins explosifs improvisés (EEI) mettent en danger les populations.

29 Mar 2016 description
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Landmines and other explosive hazards, which include abandoned munitions and military equipment, unexploded ordnance and other explosive remnants of war (ERW), as well as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) pose a hazard all over the world.

28 Mar 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

Utilisation de ce manuel : nous proposons ce manuel comme outil de référence à l’attention des personnes en charge de concevoir ou de dispenser une formation sur la Norme humanitaire fondamentale. Il n'est pas soumis aux lois relatives au droit d'auteur et peut être utilisé et adapté librement. Son utilisation est gratuite. Les nouveaux animateurs préféreront le suivre à la lettre, alors que ceux plus expérimentés souhaiteront certainement l'adapter selon le contexte et l'objectif de leurs ateliers.

28 Mar 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

The handbook used by trainers during our two-day Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) workshop is now available to download for those who want to design and/or deliver training on the CHS.

The handbook contains an overview of the training programme, a break-down of sessions on each of the Standard's nine commitments, notes for training facilitators, and templates and worksheets for activities.