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02 Mar 2015 description

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights publishes a new edition of the Handbook on the Protection of Palestinian Refugees in State Signatories to the 1951 Convention.

Building on the 2005 edition and the 2011 update, this year’s Handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of international legal protection standards applicable to Palestinian refugees – most notably, Article 1D of the 1951 Refugee Convention.

02 Mar 2015 description

These guidelines provide up-to-date information on the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) tools and services, and explain how they can be used by disaster managers in emergencies, allowing responders to adequately prepare. It considers the following disaster information systems and online coordination tools:

02 Mar 2015 description

“According to the principles of humanitarian aid and the international legal framework related to gender-based violence, the humanitarian community, host governments, donors, peacekeepers, the UN and all others engaged in working with and for affected populations are collectively accountable for preventing and responding to gender-based violence.”

Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (2005). Guidelines for Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings: Focusing on Prevention of and Response to Sexual Violence in Emergencies.

02 Mar 2015 description

*Children separated from their parents and families because of conflict, disaster or population displacement, or because of economic or social reasons, are at increased risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect in an emergency. Every child has the right to the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents as recognised in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC Article 7).

27 Feb 2015 description

Introducing the guide

**What is the purpose of the guide?

The Guide to Business Engagement has been requested by SUN countries to help inform the development of local strategies to engage business in national nutrition priorities. Drawing on a wide range of insights and experiences, the guide aims to:

• Summarise the capabilities and potential opportunities for business to support local nutrition priorities and plans

25 Feb 2015 description

About this supplement

Statebuilding and peacebuilding, while conceptually distinct, are becoming more closely integrated in academic and policy circles. This Topic Guide supplement is one of two supplements that explore this development:

 Statebuilding and Peacebuilding in Situations of Conflict and Fragility looks at the links (and tensions) between statebuilding and peacebuilding, how these activities interact, and how they can be approached in practice.

25 Feb 2015 description

1. Executive summary

How can governments in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS) plan and manage reforms when everything is urgent and important, and when capacity and resources are low? How can external actors strategically support the fulfilment of essential and expected state functions? What are the recurring challenges and trade-offs that face FCAS, and how do these affect state legitimacy, capacity and authority? And what processes and tools are available to help prioritise and sequence reforms?

25 Feb 2015 description

1 Safety, Security and Justice:
What do we know?

Safety, security and justice are priorities for poor people and are associated with development outcomes, including the prevention of violent conflict, accountable and effective states, economic growth and service delivery. Security and justice programming aims to support development, as well as peace, stability and democratic governance, which donors see as beneficial to their own economic and security interests and reflective of their values.

25 Feb 2015 description

Dr Sara Pantuliano 2014

The aim of humanitarian action is to support people affected by conflict and natural disasters – to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during crisis.

19 Feb 2015 description
  1. Introduction

La recherche des contacts fait partie intégrante de la stratégie globale pour juguler une flambée de maladie à virus Ébola. Elle se définit par l’identification et le suivi des personnes susceptibles d’avoir été en contact avec un sujet infecté. Comme le montre la Figure 1, c’est un élément important de l’enquête épidémiologique et de la surveillance active.

1.1 Finalité de la recherche des contacts

19 Feb 2015 description
  1. Introduction

Contact tracing is an integral component of the overall strategy for controlling an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). Contact tracing is defined as the identification and follow-up of persons who may have come into contact with an infected person. As indicated in Figure 1, contact tracing is an important part of epidemiologic investigation and active surveillance.

1.1 Purpose of contact tracing

19 Feb 2015 description

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched

Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.

11 Feb 2015 description

ICTR Prosecutor Releases Best Practices Manual on Referral of International Criminal Cases to National Jurisdictions

Arusha, Tanzania

11 Feb 2015 description
report The LEGS Project

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are the international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. The LEGS Handbook was first published in 2009 following a broad consultation process, and is structured around a set of human livelihoods objectives that aim to provide rapid assistance to protect and rebuild the livestock assets of crisis-affected communities.

10 Feb 2015 description

PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL

This manual provides guidance on best practices to be followed in Ebola Care Units (ECUs)/Community Care Centres (CCCs). It is intended for health aid workers (including junior nurses and community health-care workers) and others providing care for patients in ECUs/CCCs. While the focus is on the care and management of patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the care of patients with other causes of fever is also described.

10 Feb 2015 description
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Training Manual
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Guidance on Critical Facilities
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Guidance on Housing
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Guidance on Land Use Planning
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Guidance on Livelihood

Ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004. With a view to gathering, learning and sharing from experiences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters in the region that occurred between 1993 and 2013, the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project (TGLLP) was created. The project sought to deliver three principle outcomes: a global lessons learned study, a Discovery Channel documentary tracking the recovery, and a disaster recovery toolkit for recovery practitioners.