Recovery and Reconstruction

Maps and updates related to this term.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #5, 15-21 April 201

Salient Points

  • Two weeks after torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement on 3 and 5 April 2014, flood waters are receding leaving behind acres of mud and debris

  • Destruction or serious damage has been widespread to families, residential and business communities, farmers and related livelihoods, and infrastructure, including water sources, and schools

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The challenge of youth unemployment

Report
Yemen Times

Published on 17 April 2014 in Report
Madiha AlJunaid (author)

Just off one of Sana’a’s main roads, a man in his twenties, Zakaria Al-Ghanmi, sits with a bent back on the sidewalk selling sweets and small food items. Like many of his contemporaries, he has a forlorn look about him and he prays that things do not get any worse.

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Country gender assessment : Economic participation, agency and access to justice in Jordan

Report
World Bank

Women in Jordan – Limited Economic Participation and Continued Inequality

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women in Jordan are living longer, but far behind men in employment

  • The lives of Jordanian women are constrained by gender-related bias, restrictive social norms, and a discriminatory legal framework

  • A new report calls for action to address the social, economic and political gaps between men and women

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Widow's ICRC-supported business feeds family and restores hope

Huda is the mother of three children. The death of her husband left her destitute, but now she has opened a hairdressing salon with the help of the ICRC. Her new business is helping her support her family, but the confidence and hope it has brought her are just as important.

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New Zealand to provide a portable bridge to Solomon Islands across Matanikau bridge

Geraldine Coutts

New Zealand will give a portable bridge to Solomon Islands next month to help ease Honiara's severe traffic congestion.

One of the two bridges across the Matanikau River was severely damaged by the April floods.

A total of 23 people died and 9,000 were made homeless after devastating floods, landslides and strong winds swept parts of the island nation.

The capital has been left with only one bridge to reach the hospital and international airport since the disaster.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

© ABC

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Livelihood Survey in Ceel Dheer

“I have not earned any money for the last year, my children and I have been depending on help from well wishers”, says Hawa, a 50 year old mother of eight, during a discussion with a CISP researcher in front of a temporary shed that she calls home. Mama Hawa, is one of the many heads of families that took part in a survey conducted to facilitate the implementation of a livelihood project.

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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

Report
Mercy Corps

Nearly one year has passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in China’s Ya’an Prefecture, leaving thousands displaced and two million impacted across the region.

After a disaster like the April 20 quake, we partner with local organizations to maximize our reach and provide the support families really need — and our partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) enabled us to quickly respond to the needs of families whose lives had just been turned upside down.

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A bottom-up approach to managing irrigation in Mali

As part of the Mali Compact, MCC invested $252.9 million in the Alatona Irrigation Project to build irrigation infrastructure—but that’s not the whole story. Designing a comprehensive package of complimentary activities to ensure the physical canals would have broad and lasting impacts beyond the compact is the rest of the story.

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Philippines: Typhoons and floods 2013, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH012 Operation update n°5 - Seven-month consolidated update

Summary: This update summarizes the progress made since the allocation of Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) – and subsequently the launch of emergency appeal to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in providing assistance to families affected by typhoons and floods on Luzon Island – until 15 March 2014.

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Plan Patujú: Gobierno lanza programa para repoblar ganado en zonas afectadas por inundación

Trinidad, 17 abr (ABI).- La ministra de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras, Nemesia Achacollo, lanzó el programa de poblamiento y repoblamiento de ganado bovino en zonas afectadas por las inundaciones en el Beni, en el marco del Plan Patujú impulsado por el Gobierno nacional.

Según un boletín institucional, el programa será coordinado directamente con los municipios, ganaderos y pequeños productores, y establece un crédito que será otorgado con determinados requisitos a los productores que sufrieron pérdidas.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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A Lesson that Helped Save Lives

Report
World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused destruction to lives and properties across central Philippines on November 8, 2013.

  • The government’s conditional cash transfer program supported by the World Bank helped provide relief to affected families.

  • Under the program, beneficiaries also received training on disaster-preparedness that helped save lives.

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Supporting Post-Chernobyl Recovery in Belarus

Report
World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals

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Rapport d’Evaluation Rapid Response Mechanism – RRM Badounabi Kendo, Prefecture du Mbomou – 20-27 Février, 2014

Contexte et objectif de l’étude

Le 11 Février 2014 à 8h30, un groupe armé composé de 3 personnes a mené une attaque sur le village de Badounabi Kendo, situé à 5km au sud de Bakouma dans le Mbomou. Un habitant du village a été tué lors de cette attaque qui a également provoqué la fuite de toute la population dans la forêt et dans des ménages d’accueil à Bakouma. Tous les habitants du village de Badounabi, soit 81 ménages (432 personnes) ont donc été victime de cette attaque.

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Better Employability in the Palestinian Territories

Report
World Bank

Making Higher Education More Relevant

Drawing from the Gaza and West Bank Trust Fund (GWBTF) funding between 2005 and 2012, West Bank and Gaza improved the levels of employability of its population and significantly increased employment opportunities. Forty-two percent of new candidates were accepted into priority programs, as opposed to only 32% in 2004.

Challenge

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Accelerating the Socioeconomic Reintegration of Internally Displaced People in Georgia

Report
World Bank

This project targeted internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the conflicts in Georgia in the 1990s and in 2008. Through a community mobilization process to identify demand-driven community-based microprojects, the project increased opportunities for community participation for both women and men. Forty-seven microprojects were completed in 2009–12, reflecting community-identified development priorities and improved basic infrastructure and livelihood opportunities in the 40 targeted communities.

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ACT Alert: A Forgotten Crisis: Gaza and the West Bank

Report
ACT Alliance

Geneva, 18 April 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Gaza's Zayed City development provides solace to Palestinians

The Zayed City housing project of the UAE in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, has provided homes to hundreds of families in this besieged territory of 1.7 million people that suffers from a chronic housing shortage. The housing project, a US$62 million gift to the Palestinian people from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, was designed to relieve the suffering of people as well as to offer affordable housing to newly married couples.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Meeting on a special ‘Made in Italy Plan for the Promotion of Technology Centres’

Rome 10 April 2014

Within the context of the presence in post-2014 Afghanistan of an Italy increasingly committed to fostering economic growth as a fundamental component in the consolidation of the political and security transition, a coordination meeting was held at the foreign ministry in Rome with representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development, the Agenzia ICE, Confindustria and sector business associations (Marmomacchine, Istituto Internazionale del Marmo, UCIMA and ACIMIT).