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24 Aug 2016 description
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This Document details the steps required for all partners and agencies to follow to review and add information on sector activities available for POCs and host community.


17 Aug 2016 description

La SMDD 2016-2025 est le résultat de deux années de collaboration intense au sein du système du PAM. La révision de la SMDD de 2005 a été coordonnée par la Commission méditerranéenne du développement durable (CMDD), assistée par le Secrétariat de la Convention de Barcelone (Unité de coordination du Plan d’Action pour la Méditerranée – PNUE/PAM) à travers son Centre d’Activités Régionales Plan Bleu (CAR/PB) et le soutien des autres composantes du PAM (CAR).

17 Aug 2016 description

The Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 aims to contribute significantly to the long-term sustainable development vision for the Mediterranean region, especially within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It presents strategic directions supporting disaster preparedness, adaptive actions and urban resilience to reduce vulnerability to disaster risks.

The Strategy is articulated around six objectives at the intersection between environment and development:

1) Ensuring sustainable development in marine and coastal areas;

17 Aug 2016 description
report Evidence on Demand

Effective post-disaster reconstruction programmes

This topic guide is a review of the state of play in post-disaster reconstruction. It builds on extensive research, literature and experience to date, most recently considering outputs from the 2015 Sendai Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It considers the status quo and puts forward alternative positions for facilitating effective reconstruction through a more seamless and re-planned approach.

The conclusions of this publication are the following (p. 57):

16 Aug 2016 description


Persons of Concern (POC)—including asylum seekers, refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees—are forcibly displaced by persecution, conflict, natural disasters and climate change. One of the most vulnerable groups in the world, their protection is further challenged by a lack of formal legal recognition and rights, access to basic services such as education and healthcare, and adequate opportunities for work.

16 Aug 2016 description
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Audit and Review


Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation for all expectant parents and their families as they envision getting to know and love a healthy baby. The presence of a long-desired baby in a woman’s womb is accompanied by thoughts and dreams about what the child will look like and how his or her future will be. Experiencing a stillbirth or the death of a baby in the final stages of pregnancy, during labour or soon after delivery is a silent tragedy for mothers, fathers and families globally.

11 Aug 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

Revised self-assessment tool and improvement plan guidelines to support those applying the CHS

09 Aug 2016 description
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Orientations sur l'analyse des moyens de subsistance et des risques par cohorte
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Outils d'analyse des moyens de subsistance et des risques par cohorte (CLARA)


L'analyse des risques liés au genre constitue une lacune importante dans la pratique humanitaire. Pour mettre en œuvre des programmes de subsistance sûrs et sensibles au genre dans les situations d'urgence, les agences et le personnel doivent effectuer une analyse des risques liés au genre tout au long du cycle du programme.

08 Aug 2016 description
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Cohort Livelihoods and Risk Analysis Guidance - English version
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Cohort Livelihoods and Risk Analysis (CLARA) Tools - English version
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Cohort Livelihoods and Risk Analysis Guidance - Arabic version
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Cohort Livelihoods and Risk Analysis (CLARA) Tools - Arabic version

Assets in emergency contexts are a double-edged sword: they can help people overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities, increasing vulnerability to GBV and insecurity. Women, girls, boys and men experience these dynamics differently, and their risks of violence are unique.

05 Aug 2016 description

Purpose of Plan

This document outlines an approach to risk communication and community engagement planning and is intended as a template for state, local, and tribal agencies to adapt to their needs and to use for reviewing plans for communicating about Zika during the event of locally transmitted Zika virus.

29 Jul 2016 description

Italy - “AWARE MIGRANTS,” an information campaign jointly developed by the Italian Ministry of Interior and the IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome, was launched yesterday (28 July). It aims to raise awareness among potential migrants about the dangerous journey across the desert and the Mediterranean. The campaign mainly consists of videotaped stories and accounts narrated by migrants themselves.

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


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


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.