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Pacific Islands Humanitarian Bulletin, July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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50 fois plus de nourriture transportée par les airs en 2014

GENÈVE – La vague de conflits qui a eu lieu durant la première moitié de l’année a multiplié par plus de 50 la quantité de nourriture et d’équipements d’urgence transportée par les airs par le PAM pour atteindre les populations dans le besoin.

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50 Times More Food Moved By Air As WFP Tackles Multiple Emergencies

GENEVA – A surge of conflict in the first half of this year prompted a more than fifty-fold increase in the amount of life-saving food and goods moved globally by air by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reach those in need, compared to the same period last year.

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50 veces más alimentos son llevados por aire en momentos que el PMA enfrenta simultáneamente varias emergencias

GINEBRA – El incremento de los conflictos en la primera mitad de este año provocó que 50 veces más alimentos y otros suministros para los más necesitados fueran transportados globalmente por aire por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en comparación al mismo periodo del año pasado.

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New one-stop-shop website launched to help those communicating with disaster affected communities

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CDAC Network

Refreshed CDAC Network website launches with a new look and expanded #commisaid resources

LONDON, UK – The Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network launched its new website on Tuesday, featuring tools and resources for aid workers, a message library for humanitarian emergencies, an information exchange, and a brand new learning centre.

The new website was developed in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation, a founding member of the CDAC Network, and was made possible with a grant from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

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6 Datos Sobre los Depósitos para la Respuesta Humanitaria de las Naciones Unidas

La semana pasada en Las Palmas, la comunidad humanitaria le dio la bienvenida a un nuevo Depósito para la Respuesta Humanitaria de las Naciones Unidas (UNHRD), y ya está listo para responder a emergencias alrededor del mundo. Pero, ¿qué es UNHRD?

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GIS Support for the MSF Ebola response in Guinea in 2014 - case study

In March 2014, MSF-Switzerland deployed a dedicated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) officer to Guinea in response to the Ebola outbreak in the south of the country. In support of the epidemiological team, the GIS officer was charged with producing general overview maps, as well as topical maps that supported different aspects of the operation.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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ICTs in conflict early warning – possibilities and challenges

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Peace Direct

July 11 2014: How are organisations using communication technology (ICTs) for conflict early warning and prevention? The article looks at three models being used on the ground in Africa to better understand good practice when using ICTs for peace building.

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2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Small Scale Humanitarian Response to disasters (ECHO/DRF/BUD/2014/92000) Last update: 06/06/2014 Version: 2

AMOUNT: EUR 3 500 000

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Modification 1 (05/06/2014): As funds under this HIP have been completely allocated, an additional amount of EUR 500 000 has been added to enable response to new and urgent humanitarian needs, for instance caused by the forthcoming monsoon, typhoon and hurricane season.

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La nueva base logística de las naciones unidas en españa, clave para el envío de ayuda humanitaria al continente africano

  • El centro logístico del Plan Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), ubicado en el Puerto de la Luz de Las Palmas, forma parte de la Red de Depósitos de Respuesta Humanitaria de las Naciones Unidas (UNHR), un nodo de ayuda global que puede atender cualquier crisis humanitaria en el globo en menos de 48 horas.
  • La Cooperación Española ha financiado la creación de esta base logística que atenderá, principalmente, a la población afectada por las crisis humanitarias en África Occidental.
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Inauguración de la Base Logística del Programa Mundial de Alimentos en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

La base logística, financiada por la Cooperación Española, tiene por objetivo dar respuesta inmediata a cualquier emergencia humanitaria que se produzca, en especial, en el continente africano.

España y Naciones Unidas inaugurarán mañana martes 8 de julio de forma oficial la base logística que el Programa Mundial de Alimentos tiene en el puerto de las Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Programa Mundial de Alimentos: Logística

Cada día que pasa…

  • 2.500 miembros del personal del PMA encargados de la logística gestionan, por término medio:

  • 5.000 camiones, 30 buques y 50 aviones

  • Una red de 650 almacenes en todo el mundo

  • Una flota de aproximadamente 700 camiones todo terreno pertenecientes al PMA

  • 60 talleres de reparación

In 2013, WFP:

  • Distribuyó 3,1 millones de toneladas de alimentos

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Unarmed Drones Aid U.N. Peacekeepers in Africa

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New York Times

By SOMINI SENGUPTAJULY 2, 2014

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The call came after 8 in the evening, from peacekeepers posted in a remote corner of the country’s restive east. The troops sensed suspicious movement nearby. Venturing out into the forest at that hour was far too risky. Would ground control send a drone to have a look?

Read the story on the New York Times

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Internews Europe: Annual Review 2013

Internews Europe’s global programme team successfully implemented an ambitious portfolio of projects in 2013 to support local media and information systems in some of the most fragile, crisis-hit and poorest countries of the world.

The latest edition of Internews Europe's 2013 Annual Review summarises achievements across a diverse range of projects in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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Mobile Technology Handbook

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Pact

We’d like to present Pact’s Mobile Technology Handbook, a comprehensive resource for getting started with mobile data collection. Mobile technology – mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets – have not only changed the way people communicate and share information, but also how development professionals conduct surveys, disseminate information to program participants, collect beneficiary feedback, and many other activities.

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WFP Head And Director-General Of Italian Development Cooperation Inaugurate New UNHRD Facilities In San Vito Dei Normanni

BRINDISI – New humanitarian response facilities were inaugurated today at the former US military base at San Vito dei Normanni (near Brindisi), in the presence of the the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, the Director of the Italian Development Cooperation, Giampaolo Cantini, and several national and local authorities.

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Liaison Magazine Vol. VI 2014: Advances in Disaster Management that are Shaping the Future

In this issue:

Comfort makes better Doctors Lessons learned during the Haiti medical response that can enable other organizations

One Drop at a Time Sri Lankan hospitals find life-saving water solution

From the Ashes The city of Higashi Matsushima, Japan rebuilds after tsunami

Advancing the Agenda Urban Risk Reduction in Bangladesh

Interview with Richard Hough U.S. Agency for International Development