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01 Jul 2015 description

WMO, WHO Issue Guidance on Heat Health Warning Systems

Geneva 1 July 2015 (WMO)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued new joint guidance on Heat–Health Warning Systems to address the health risks posed by heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent and more intense as a result of climate change.

30 Jun 2015 description



Approximately 15 percent of any community may be persons with disabilities.1 These rates may be higher in communities that have fl ed confl ict or disaster, as during crisis people may acquire new impairments and have limited access to medical treatment.

30 Jun 2015 description

This publication, jointly produced by UNDP and UN Women, focuses attention on the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across various points in the electoral cycle. The Guide highlights the important work being carried out by the UN and by EMBs, offering concrete examples of steps that can be taken to remove remaining barriers that continue to affect women’s participation in electoral processes.

29 Jun 2015 description

These principles are intended to complement existing guidance on cash-based assistance and policy positions on those thematic areas which lend themselves to a multi-purpose approach. Donors and their partners are encouraged to take these principles into account in designing and implementing their responses to humanitarian crises.

The paper is the result of collaboration with Member States and with a wide group of humanitarian actors and stakeholders, with the EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) acting as Secretariat.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Le Guide de mise en œuvre d’e-transfert a été créé pour les membres de l’équipe de Mercy Corps qui envisagent d’utiliser – ou qui utilisent déjà - les e-transferts pour apporter l’aide aux participants au programme. Les chapitres 1 et 2 donnent un aperçu des étapes nécessaires à l’utilisation des e-transferts. L’annexe contient des outils et modèles personnalisables. Ce Guide de mise en œuvre intègre les leçons apprises par les premiers pionniers d’e-transfert, tant à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur de Mercy Corps, pour nous aider à mieux utiliser la technologie des e-transferts.

24 Jun 2015 description


  1. A prima facie approach means the recognition by a State or UNHCR of refugee status on the basis of readily apparent, objective circumstances in the country of origin or, in the case of stateless asylumseekers, their country of former habitual residence. A prima facie approach acknowledges that those fleeing these circumstances are at risk of harm that brings them within the applicable refugee definition.

24 Jun 2015 description

Las sequias son un tipo de desastre natural que llamamos de tracto lento, lo cual le confi ere una imagen menos “dramática” aunque no por ello menos importante ya que es el desastre natural que afecta a un mayor número de personas. El cambio climático y la variabilidad del clima están provocando en algunas zonas la disminución de las precipitaciones y el aumento de las temperaturas amenazando con el recrudecimiento de las sequias.

17 Jun 2015 description
report Protection Cluster

The content for this Protection Mainstreaming Checklist is taken from the following sources:

  • Inter-Agency Standing Committee Protection Checklists for IASC Clusters

  • Global Protection Cluster

  • Norwegian Refugee Council Protection Good Practices

The information provided draws upon other sources, including:

  • Minimum Inter-Agency Standards for Protection Mainstreaming (WVI)

  • Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-Affected Populations – Resource Kit for Fieldworkers (WRC)

15 Jun 2015 description

New guide on preventing child labour in agriculture

Provides a suite of tools for use by development professionals, policymakers, civil society groups

15 June 2015, Rome - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers.

Programs intended to boost local food production and support family farmers often do include components to address the issue of child labour in agriculture.

11 Jun 2015 description
report Evidence on Demand

This topic guide on mainstreaming environment and climate change into humanitarian action is intended for Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Advisers in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and other development professionals. It is presented in 4 main sections and includes a glossary, reference list/bibliography, list of relevant organisations, and an annex with additional background information. It includes 5 case studies.

11 Jun 2015 description

La démarche n’est pas linéaire, et chaque situation appellera des solutions qui lui seront propres. Cependant, l’emploi d’un processus logique et organisé permettra d’ouvrir un bureau et de trouver des logements pratiquement dans le monde entier.

10 Jun 2015 description
report Shelter Cluster



  1. The transitional shelter approach adds to other successful response approaches, such as core housing and semi-permanent housing, to broaden the range of options for governments and humanitarian stakeholders to support populations affected by disasters and conflicts.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Conflict Dynamics

The Children in Armed Conflict Accountability Framework is a practical resource that promotes accountability for serious violations of international law committed against children in armed conflict (CAC accountability). The Framework responds to the significant gap that exists in preventing and remedying these violations.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Internews Network

This toolkit combines the knowledge and experience of Internews with insights from research conducted by the University of Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights and partners in the Politics and Interactive Media (PiMA) research project.

03 Jun 2015 description


Introductory Remarks

Humanitarian civil-military coordination is multi-faceted and evolving. The work ranges from on-site coordination of foreign military assets (FMA) in disaster relief, to access negotiation in conflict.
Since the international disaster response community first created the United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) function, it has adapted to the changing environment.

03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux


29 May 2015 description

Brussels (ICRC) - The ICRC has released a new report, part of its Health Care in Danger campaign, with recommendations for states on implementing rules of international law that protect the provision of health care during conflicts and other emergencies.

28 May 2015 description

The purpose of this tool is to obtain a quick understanding of the emergency food security and livelihood situation within the first few days after a rapid-onset disaster. This tool is independent of other inter-agency multi-sectoral assessments such as the MIRA and collects information only on food security and livelihoods. However, this tool can be used alongside processes such as the MIRA to complement them with more detailed food security and livelihoods information necessary for rapid response design.