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Adaptation in Retrospect: Perspectives from Successful Community-Based Adaptation Interventions, Southasiadisasters.net Issue no.110, April 2014

So what do community based adaptation look like? And how do we think about them? This issue offers exactly this from global to local and East to West directions.

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Factors Affecting the Cost-efficiency of Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Programmes

Led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) with support from Concern Worldwide, this research aims to answer the key question: Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional manual based cash delivery methods, and under what conditions?

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Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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DEC Annual Report and Accounts 2012–13

This year the DEC has launched an extremely important appeal for Syria, and continued its work in three major responses: East Africa, Pakistan and Haiti, each of which was amongst our very largest appeals.

In East Africa, where a lethal combination of drought, conflict and environmental failure caused the first famine of the 21st century, DEC funded work has reached over 2.3m people. The huge humanitarian effort in the region has been broadly successful but the crisis has highlighted serious issues with the world’s ability to respond to very clear early warnings of disaster.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 10 – 17 December

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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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 03 – 10 December

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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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Andrew Hoell on Dryness Conditions in East Africa

Posted by Dr. Andrew Hoell, Climate Scientist, University of California – Santa Barbara on Thursday, October 17th 2013

This blog is part of an interview blog series called “Behind the Scenes.” It includes interviews with USAID leaders, program implementers, Mission Directors, and development issue experts who help fulfill USAID’s mission. They are a casual behind-the-scenes look into USAID’s daily effort to deliver economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world — and the results we’ve seen.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Risk Capacity Facility

Governments play a key role in supporting populations affected by natural disasters, including rebuilding infrastructure to ensure continued services and scaling-up public safety nets to prevent widespread hunger and poverty. However, the traditional approach of limiting greater spending to the aftermath of a disaster has many drawbacks. External support from bilateral or multilateral donors can be slow and unreliable. Private sector reinsurance can be prohibitively expensive.

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Transnational Organized Crime in Eastern Africa: A Threat Assessment

04 September 2013 - UNODC's latest report provides insight into some of Eastern Africa's principal transnational organized crime threats.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 26 August – 02 September

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 19 - 26 August

Since mid-August, China has experienced two typhoons in the south and extremely severe flooding in the north. Authorities estimate the total number of people affected by the disasters to be over 10 million.

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[Vidéo] Échange d'expériences au Sahel et dans la Corne de l'Afrique sur la gestion de l'insécurité alimentaire et la résilience [EN/FR]

Vidéo réalisée lors de la conférence « Exchange on Practices and Lessons Learnt on the Resilience in the Horn and the Sahel », le 2 et 3 juillet 2013 à Dakar.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 12 - 19 August

Snapshot 12 – 19 August

In Syria, fighting between governmental forces and opposition groups has been concentrated in Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor, Homs, Lattakia and Rural Damascus this week. Meanwhile, infighting is ongoing within the opposition. As during previous weeks, FSA forces have clashed with Islamist opposition groups on multiple occasions while Kurdish groups continued to fight with Islamist groups in the north of the country. The mass influx of Syrian refugees to neighbouring countries is ongoing. As of 19 August, over 1.9 million Syrians had fled the country.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 05 - 12 August

Typhoon Utor, locally known as Labuyo, struck the Philippines in the mountainous north of Luzon. While information to date remains limited, some 22 people are reportedly missing and an estimated 935 are affected.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 29 July - 05 August

In Syria, Government forces are advancing in Homs and expected to retake opposition-held districts in the short-term, while operations have been ongoing in other major cities, including Aleppo and Damascus. Meanwhile, infighting within opposition forces is spreading between various armed groups. Clashes are continuously reported between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaeda affiliated Islamists near the border with Turkey in Al-Hassakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates.

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2013 Mid Year Review

IOM highlights a shortfall of US$233.2 million for 2013, including underfunded humanitarian responses in Chad, Djibouti, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22 – 29 July

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 – 22 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.