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23 Apr 2015 description

This document explains FAO’s multidisciplinary approach in helping countries in the fight against threats to the human food chain. It offers examples of how FAO's supports countries to mitigate risks affecting the food chain. In this context, it draws special attention to information systems, monitoring and early warning systems.

15 Apr 2015 description


-‡ This compendium is designed for use by staff working directly with communities - e.g. health workers and community volunteers working with disabled and older people and their families in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

-‡ A few examples of technologies are presented that families can adapt to suit their needs and budgets.
Many more options are possible.

13 Apr 2015 description


« C’est par Twitter, et non pas par l’agence, que j’ai appris l’enlèvement de membres de notre personnel. »

« Pour une gestion de crise optimale, il est généralement conseillé de tenir les médias à distance afin de maîtriser la situation du mieux possible et de protéger les victimes et leur famille. »

« Pour les organisations d’aide, la visibilité médiatique peut être synonyme de fonds supplémentaires, qui permettent de développer les services mis à la disposition des populations les plus vulnérables. »

09 Apr 2015 description


The objective of the document is to provide interim guidance to Ministries of Health and other organizations on the potential use of available rapid Ebola antigen-detection tests. The document covers: special settings where rapid antigen detection for Ebola may be beneficial; example situations where rapid antigen detection tests should not be used; caveats for use.

08 Apr 2015 description


The aim of this guide is to provide practical, easy to follow advice on what people displaced from their homes and lands by climate change can do to get help. It is written directly for climate displaced persons and their advocates.

It explains in non-technical language what climate displacement is, what rights you are entitled to as a climate displaced person, and what you can do to protect your rights.

03 Apr 2015 description
report CBM


Design for All is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality.

Why is incorporation of universal design and accessibility principles into post disaster response so important?

An estimated one billion people (or about 15% of the world’s population) are living with disability, 80% of these in lower income countries.

03 Apr 2015 description

This guide is a resource for policymakers and civil society leaders as they seek to develop, implement, and track progress of national strategies aimed at advancing women’s inclusion.

02 Apr 2015 description

As a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has drawn huge global attention and response. Numerous queries about immunization services and the risks they present have been raised. Tragically in some areas, there are reports of increased vaccine-preventable deaths, such as measles. In this context, practical guidance on immunization is needed.
The specific purpose of this document is to assist countries to:

  • Maintain and/or restart immunization services;

25 Mar 2015 description

This Guidebook describes the principles, tools and practices of three (3) urban disaster risk and resilience indicator systems based on EMI’s collective experience in implementing them in various urban settings in the last decade with local authorities. The objective of the Guidebook and the case studies presented here is to describe the methodology and participatory processes for developing, customizing and implementing these indicator systems with the aim of supporting urban professionals in their DRM decision-making.

23 Mar 2015 description

Why this Guide?

Disaster Response and Disaster Response Preparedness in Southern Africa: A Guide to International Tools and Services Available to Governments is a guide to Southern African Government Disaster Management Authorities/ Agencies (NDMAs) and Disaster Managers on different mechanisms, international tools and services and needs assessments – all for disaster response and disaster response preparedness.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Sphere Project

Las guías Descubriendo Esfera

La serie de publicaciones ‘Descubriendo Esfera’ trata del uso de las normas de Esfera en situaciones específicas. “Esfera en el seguimiento y la evaluación”, junto con “Esfera en evaluaciones”, explica cómo integrar los elementos clave del enfoque de Esfera, centrado en las personas, en el ciclo del programa humanitario. Ambas guías remiten a las partes del Manual Esfera aplicables en diferentes momentos del proceso de respuesta y deben, por lo tanto, ser utilizadas junto con el Manual.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Sphere Project

The Sphere Project office has published Sphere for Monitoring and Evaluation, a short guide to help humanitarian staff identify and implement the sections of the Sphere Handbook that are most relevant to these tasks.

Sphere for Monitoring and Evaluation is the second guide in the "Sphere unpacked" series, after Sphere for Assessments.

20 Mar 2015 description

La Norma Humanitaria Esencial en materia de calidad y rendición de cuentas (CHS, por sus siglas en inglés) es fruto de la labor de la Joint Standards Initiative (JSI), una iniciativa de HAP, People In Aid y el Proyecto Esfera que busca lograr una mayor coherencia entre las organizaciones que establecen normas en el sector humanitario.

20 Mar 2015 description

La Norme humanitaire fondamentale de qualité et de redevabilité (CHS pour son sigle en anglais - Core Humanitarian Standard) est un résultat direct de l’initiative sur les standards conjoints (en anglais : Joint Standards Initiative - JSI), un projet pour lequel HAP International (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership), People In Aid et le Projet Sphère ont uni leurs forces pour améliorer la cohérence entre les normes humanitaires et rendre celles-ci plus simples à utiliser.