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19 Jan 2017 description


This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises.
The main objectives of this guideline are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;

19 Jan 2017 description

Food insecurity and malnutrition in protracted crises: a vicious circle

Protracted crises are situations in which a significant proportion of the population is acutely vulnerable to death, disease, and disruption of livelihoods over a prolonged period of time.

Such crises are extremely challenging contexts in which to fight hunger and malnutrition – the most serious and common consequences – and poverty and account for over two-thirds of international humanitarian assistance.

15 Jan 2017 description

This document provides Technical content on ZIKV, its manifestations, complications, modes of transmission, and prevention measures to be used in answering frequently asked questions and conveying messages in information and communication materials, community talks, press conferences, etc.

11 Jan 2017 description

The ICRC provides a number of digital tools for teaching and learning international humanitarian law. The digital tools range from treaty and customary law databases, academic and reference publications, to handbooks and training materials. They target a broad range of audiences and include both introductory and advanced-level publications.

10 Jan 2017 description

CaLP is leading a process to aggregate and analyse the key commitments and recommendations from the major global processes undertaken recently, including the the Grand Bargain, ECHO’s 10 principles on cash, the High Level Panel on Cash, , Commitments, calls for action from the Agenda for Humanity reflected in CaLP’s Agenda for Cash, to develop a practical framework for action.

This framework summarises the actions the humanitarian sector has committed to take to use cash in the most effective, efficient and appropriate way possible.

06 Jan 2017 description
report Berghof Foundation

This guide offers a model and elaborates its recommendations for threatened human rights organisations and donor organisations on dealing with threat in an integrated manner. It specifically focuses on incorporating a psychosocial approach into the organisations’ routines, spaces and structures as a crucial element of integrated threat management. Drawing together lessons and insights from a joint learning process within the framework of the project “MAPA”, it emphasises how HRO and donors can work together towards achieving this goal.

03 Jan 2017 description
report Government of India

Executive Summary

About Emergency Management Exercises

03 Jan 2017 description


In 2013, the WHO EMT Initiative published the Classification and Minimum Standards for Foreign Medical Teams in Sudden Onset Disasters in response to concerns from the humanitarian community that the world had largely failed in its efforts to provide life- and limb-saving care following the Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods.

31 Dec 2016 description
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Following 9 months of joint efforts with UNRWA, UNDP presents the “WASH-friendly School Toolkit” to serve as an activity guide for all service providers aiming to transfer WASH-related life skills to children (6 to 17 years), particularly health educators and teachers in UNRWA schools.

22 Dec 2016 description
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Antecedentes e introducción

En marzo de 2015 se llevó a cabo la Tercera Conferencia Mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, realizada en Sendai, Japón. En ella los Estados Miembros de las Naciones Unidas acordaron y adoptaron el Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030. Este marco es el principal instrumento orientador para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) en los países y tiene un renovado sentido de urgencia en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible y de la erradicación de la pobreza.

21 Dec 2016 description


Crises are forcing record numbers to flee their homes seeking relative safety within or across international borders. The growing complexity and unpredictability of those crises is resulting in increasingly protracted displacement situations, with seemingly insufficient political will to resolve many current crises. Complementing the three recognized durable solutions, more can be done to mitigate the impacts of displacement and address its root causes.

20 Dec 2016 description
report Education Cluster

The Global Education Cluster is pleased to share the new Guide to Education in Emergencies Needs Assessment. The Guide is an accompaniment to and provides a theoretical foundation for the Needs Assessment Package contained within the Education Cluster Toolkit.

16 Dec 2016 description


Perched on the edge of the intersection of three tectonic plates, Japan has been repeatedly hit and devastated by earthquakes. However, Japan has revitalized itself as a nation and a society every time, and its accumulated knowledge has served to advance its resilience and minimize future risks and losses.

This manual focuses on Japanese Seismic Preparedness Maps, one of the tools used in Japan to communicate earthquake risks for better preparedness at the community level.