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28 Jul 2015 description

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre recently released their annual Global Estimates of People Displaced by Disasters, which reports that almost 20 million people were newly displaced by sudden-onset disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced by disasters every year—equivalent to one person every second.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

23 Jul 2015 description

Preface

All children deserve safe, accessible and culturally appropriate school buildings — regardless of class, creed, gender or ability. When children live in hazard-prone places where high winds, earthquakes, floods and other hazards threaten them, they need schools and grounds that protect them.

Yet recent disasters around the world attest to the fragility of many schools.

16 Jul 2015 description
report RESET

From the bottom of the ocean to the outer reaches of the galaxy – the possibilities offered by drones and satellites are practically unlimited. Unmanned aerial vehicles are no longer only used in war zones. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, they are also valuable aids in the fight against pollution and social injustice. They can expose polluters and even locate people buried under rubble. In our RESET Special 'Drones and Satellites for Good', we will introduce projects that use satellites and drones towards sustainable development.

16 Jul 2015 description

BY REBECA MORENO JIMENEZ, LINK LAB MANAGER, JULY 15, 2015

14 Jul 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) - When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either late, fall far below expectations or not delivered at all.

The under-payment or non-payment of promised aid has affected mostly civilian victims, including war-ravaged women and children in military hotspots such as Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and most recently Yemen.

11 Jul 2015 description
report American Red Cross

By: Jenelle Eli

Look behind me. You'll see houses on top of houses. Keep looking and a pattern emerges. This is how a lot of people live in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

09 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

Rich countries have paid out less than half the amount they originally pledged to help countries recover from a snapshot of three major humanitarian crises, according to Oxfam.

26 Jun 2015 description

IOM Launches Research on Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Mobile Populations in Crises

Switzerland --New research just launched by IOM confirms that trafficking in persons and other forms of exploitation occur in times of crisis yet remain largely overlooked in the context of humanitarian response.

24 Jun 2015 description

La Banque interaméricaine de développement (BID) a inauguré un nouveau bâtiment pour son bureau en Haïti construit sur le site de son ancien siège, détruit lors du séisme de 2010.

Plus de 200 invités ont assisté à la cérémonie d'inauguration dirigée par le Président de la BID, M. Luis Alberto Moreno. Le Premier Ministre d'Haïti, Evans Paul, le Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances d'Haïti et Gouverneur de la BID pour Haïti, M. Wilson Laleau, ainsi que d'autres représentants du Gouvernement haïtien, membres du corps diplomatique et du secteur privé.

19 Jun 2015 description

Malcolm Gladwell in his book refers to the ‘Tipping Point’ where little things can make a big difference: "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point" at which "ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do."

13 Jun 2015 description

Contributing to prosperity, security and democratic governance

June 12, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canada’s renewed strategy for engagement in Haiti. The renewed five-year strategy follows a review of Canada’s long-term engagement in Haiti, which sought to examine the progress made to date and maximize efforts and resources.

11 Jun 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, le 11 juin 2015 – Le service de la Commission européenne à l’aide humanitaire et à la protection civile (ECHO) va fournir 14,6 millions d’euros d’assistance humanitaire aux Haïtiens les plus vulnérables d'ici la fin 2015, notamment pour renforcer leurs capacités de résilience face aux catastrophes naturelles récurrentes.

10 Jun 2015 description
report Shelter Cluster

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

  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.

04 Jun 2015 description

What GAO Found

As of September 30, 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had allocated $1.7 billion to the Haiti reconstruction effort, directing more than half of this funding to the health and food security sectors. USAID had obligated two-thirds and disbursed more than half of all allocated funding.

04 Jun 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The reconstruction of a Salesian Youth Center in Fort Liberté, Haiti has been completed after the Jan 12, 2010 earthquake reduced it to rubble. The reconstruction project, made possible by many generous donors, was part of a promise by Salesian Missions, the U.S. Development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to aid in the reconstruction of the country as well as provide relief to Haitians following the earthquake.

04 Jun 2015 description
report American Red Cross

To learn the truth about American Red Cross work in Haiti, visit our Haiti Assistance Program page.

Our statement is also available: American Red Cross Responds to Latest ProPublica and NPR Coverage.


Myth:

The American Red Cross never had a final plan for its work in Haiti.

Fact: