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Violence against aid workers in 2013 [EN/ES]

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2013 set a new record for violence against civilian aid operations, with 251 separate attacks affecting 460 aid workers. The spike in attacks in 2013 was driven by escalating conflicts and deterioration of governance in countries like Syria and South Sudan.

Violencia contra trabajadores humanitarios en 2013

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CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

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World: Keeping up with megatrends

A study on the implications of climate change and urbanization for environmental emergency preparedness and response

Climate change: Climate-related disasters affected an estimated 2.6 billion people between 1999 and 2009, with the cost of responding to such disasters increasing tenfold between 1992 and 2008.

Urbanization: More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and, by 2030, the urban population is expected to exceed 5 billion.

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Enviromental Emergencies: Joint UNEP/OCHA Activities (as of 20 Feb 2014)

The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) responds to environmental emergencies by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners. By pairing the environmental expertise of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the humanitarian network coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the JEU ensures an integrated approach in responding to environmental emergencies.

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ReliefWeb Highlights 2013

In 2013 ReliefWeb continued to implement its ‘Strategy and Vision’ with the aim of becoming the humanitarian community’s ‘one stop shop’ for information. ReliefWeb is a service provided by OCHA that assists humanitarians to easily find reports, evaluations, analyses, maps, infographics, jobs announcements and training events from over 3,500 sources worldwide.

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United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Missions (UNDAC): from 1993 to 2013

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

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What are OCHA-managed pooled funds? (as of 8 Jan 2014)

What are ocha-managed pooled funds?

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CERF 2013 allocations (as of 31 Dec 2013)

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated almost US$482 million in 2013. More than $307 million went to immediate life-saving assistance through CERF’s rapid response window and over $174 million - the most ever - was allocated during the two underfunded emergency rounds to bolster aid operations in 22 poorly funded humanitarian crises.

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CERF Allocations 2013 (as of 11 Dec 2013)

Since the beginning of 2013, CERF has allocated more than US$473 million. Almost $299 million went to immediate life-saving assistance through CERF’s rapid response window and more than $174 million was allocated in the two underfunded emergency rounds to bolster aid operations in 22 poorly funded humanitarian crises.

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LogIK - Online database for cross-border movement of emergency relief items

LogIK (Logistics In-Kind) gathers logistics information such as the sender, the origin, the destination and the details of the items. It also allows users to produce analytical reports about in-kind assistance.

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OCHA Financial Tracking Service - Tracking Global Humanitarian Aid Flows

Financial Tracking Service is managed by OCHA and is a global, on-line, real-time database of humanitarian funding needs and international contributions.

Why is humanitarian financial tracking important?

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ReliefWeb Highlights 2012

ReliefWeb is a specialized web service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, providing 24/7 information services for humanitarians worldwide. To take the ReliefWeb platform from its previous state and develop it into a one-stop-shop - or Hub - for humanitarian information, in 2012 we put in place a clear Vision and Strategy.

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World: Environmental Emergency Response (as of 15 Mar 2013)

The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) is a collaborative arrangement between the United Nations Environment Programme and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It responds to environmental emergencies by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners to support affected countries requesting assistance.

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20 Years Tracking Humanitarian Aid (Dec 2012)

The Financial Tracking Service (FTS) is managed by OCHA and is a global, on-line, real-time database of humanitarian funding needs and international contributions. In 2012 FTS celebrates 20 years of recording international humanitarian funding.

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World: Emergency Response Roster: Five-year anniversary (as of 5 Dec 2012)

The Emergency Response Roster (ERR) is OCHA’s central mechanism for the deploying of internal surge during the initial emergency phase. There are approximately 35 OCHA staff on the ERR who can deployat short notice, usually for six weeks but sometimes up to three months. Staff are placed on the ERR for a six-month period, with supervisors pre-clearing their possible deployment. Since 2007 the ERR has deployed 192 staff for a total of 8,701 deployment days to some 40 countries.

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World: OCHA Presence 2012 (as of November 2012)

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ReliefWeb: Vision and Strategy

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ReliefWeb

The global humanitarian community is facing evolving challenges to finding timely and reliable information on natural disasters and other crises. With more than 8 million unique users annually, and with a proven business model, ReliefWeb is uniquely positioned as the platform on which OCHA can grow and expand its communications with the external humanitarian community. But what does it look like to take ReliefWeb from its current state to its future vision—to serve as a “onestop shop” for the global humanitarian community?

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World: Humanitarian and Country Icons 2012

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Global Cluster Leads (as of June 2012)

The aim of the “cluster” approach is to strengthen partnerships and ensure more predictability and accountability in international responses to humanitarian emergencies, by clarifying the division of labour among organisations, and better defining their roles and responsibilities within the key sectors of the response.
Cluster leads are responsible for ensuring response capacity is in place and that assessment, planning and response activities are carried out in collaboration with partners and in accordance with agreed standards and guidelines.

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2012 Consolidated Appeals and Pooled Funds (as of 18 Jul 2012)

Appeals organize the plans and resource requirements; pooled funds offer a convenient means for donors to fund appeals. Humanitarian actors on the ground come together to jointly analyze needs, develop a common humanitarian strategy, elaborate projects and monitor and measure collective results. This plan is presented anchored in a Consolidated Appeal document, developed annually, or a Flash Appeal, issued whenever a new humanitarian emergency requires it, with a 3-6 month planning horizon.

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