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02 Feb 2015 description

Reference Guide - Communication and Complex Emergencies is a reference guide developed by the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil–Military Centre (ACMC).

This guide examines the broad topic of communication and its role in a range of different humanitarian and complex emergency situations. Such situations demand communication initiatives that support and promote humanitarian relief efforts, conflict reduction processes, and post-conflict transition and recovery.

10 Sep 2012 description
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  • Funding shortfalls are undermining the ongoing humanitarian response in Pakistan, with aid agencies cutting critical life-saving assistance.

  • Needs in Syria increased to an estimated 2.5 million people and the number of refugees has doubled since July. Whilst humanitarian agencies have scaled up, these efforts are being undermined by funding shortfalls.

  • The government of Iran led the humanitarian response to two earthquakes that left 300 dead, 2600 njured and over 150,000 affected.


27 Jan 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2012 describes the daily situation of some of the world’s most vulnerable children and women in more than 25 countries and territories beset by emergencies and crisis.

28 Sep 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

Within the framework of helping the Pakistani people face the harmful effects of floods and torrential rains, which resulted in displacing seven million people and the death of 400, drowning 3200 villages, destroying 1.5 million hectares and devastating 1.7 million homes, Egypt sent two military airplanes packed with relief aid, to help the Pakistani people face such crucial circumstances.

27 Sep 2011 description

Islamabad: The brotherly Islamic country of Egypt sent a relief consignment in a military cargo flight which reached Karachi Airport at 12 pm noon. The relief cargo included 2000 blankets and 50 tents for the flood affectees. The Deputy Chief of Egyptian Mission in Pakistan, Mr. Tarek Kotb handed over the humanitarian shipment to Deputy Director (Operations), PDMA, Sindh, Mr. Abdul Jabbar Memon. On the instructions of the Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Dr.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.