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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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2011–12 Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness

Release of the 2011-12 Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness

The inaugural Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness was released today by Foreign Minister Bob Carr. This new and important document is part of a suite of reforms flowing from the 2011 Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness. Its purpose is to inform Cabinet discussion of the four-year budget strategy outlined in the Comprehensive Aid Policy Framework and report on the aid program’s performance against the Framework.

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Feed the Future Progress Report 2012: Boosting Harvests, Fighting Poverty

Feed the Future is the President’s global hunger and food security initiative and the U.S. Government’s contribution to the common approach to agricultural development and global food security agreed to at the G-8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy in July 2009; reiterated and expanded by G-20 leaders at the Pittsburgh Summit that September; and ultimately endorsed by 192 countries at the United Nations at the World Food Summit in Rome that November. The initiative is a whole-of-government effort that joins resources and expertise from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S.

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IASC Real-Time Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - Synthesis Report

  1. Executive Summary

1.1 Tens of thousands of people died, hundreds of thousands were displaced, and millions suffered deep erosion of livelihoods and assets in the 2011 drought crisis. However, the majority of the 13 million people affected received life-saving aid that prevented disaster. Suffering and mortality were most extreme for people in Somalia, and for Somali refugees moving to Ethiopia. Humanitarian response reached most people in time in Ethiopia and Kenya, but it failed to prevent a famine in Somalia.

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Comparative study of emergency cash coordination mechanisms

Based principally on three cases studies (Pakistan, Haiti, and the Horn of Africa), the objective of this comparative study is to draw on lessons learnt for better coordination of cash transfer programmes (CTP) in future emergencies.

This study has been commissioned by the CaLP and conducted by Groupe URD.

It comes to the following conclusions:

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L'action humanitaire dans les urgences liées à la sécheresse

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LEÇON 1

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

La sécheresse est un événement naturel récurrent dans de nombreuses régions. Les organisations humanitaires peuvent accroître leur efficacité en tenant compte de cette réalité dans leur programmation.

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Acción humanitaria en emergencias relacionadas con las sequías

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ENSEÑANZA .1

La sequía es un fenómeno recurrente y natural en muchas áreas. Las organizaciones humanitarias pueden ser más eficaces cuando si lo tienen en cuenta en su programación.

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Background report on law and disaster risk reduction at the community level (31IC/11/5.5.2) (EN/FR/SP/AR)

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Law and disaster risk reduction at the community level

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

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Background report on progress in the implementation of the guidelines for the domestic facilitation and regulation of international disaster relief and initial recovery assistance (31IC/11/5.5.1) (EN/FR/SP/AR)

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

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Humanitarian action in drought-related emergencies [EN/AR]

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LESSON .1

Drought is a recurrent and natural event in many areas. Humanitarian organisations can be more effective when they take this into account in their programming.

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NGOs and Nonstate Armed Actors: Improving Compliance with International Norms

Special Report by Claudia Hofmann and Ulrich Schneckener

Summary

Transnational nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have developed strategies to improve the diffusion of and general adherence to international norms among nonstate armed actors, with the goal of persuading armed actors to adapt their behavior accordingly.