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14 Apr 2014 description
report Sphere

Livestock are key livelihood assets for many people in rural areas. No wonder that a specific set of standards has been developed to help practitioners deal with a much-neglected area of humanitarian practice involving livestock owners and their animals.

02 Feb 2012 description

The Joint Standards' Initiative deployment to the Horn of Africa that began at the end of October 2011 concluded on 31 January 2012.

The Joint Standards' Initiative is an expression of the will to achieve greater coherence between the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, the Sphere Project and People In Aid. It builds on previous experiences of collaboration in Haiti, Myanmar and Pakistan.

22 Dec 2011 description

INTRODUCTION

  • An estimated 12 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in East Africa .

  • Aid agencies in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have reported high rates of acute malnutrition as well as large numbers of livestock deaths and other indicators of livelihood distress.

  • Numerous factors, including drought, the protracted conflict in Somalia, rising food prices, seasonal floods and localised resource conflicts are contributing to a deepening crisis.