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24 Jun 2011 description

INTRODUCTION

Disasters, with ever increasing frequency and intensity, are a major humanitarian concern. But disasters can be mitigated and their impact minimised if people take steps to reduce risks. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures are far less expensive compared with the cost of loss of life and the cost of managing its consequences. When actions to reduce risk are taken before a disaster strikes, the extent of the loss and damages is diminished and the resumption of education is swift. Disaster risk reduction is significant for education response in emergencies.

04 May 2011 description
report World Bank

Abstract

Urban flooding is an increasingly important issue. Disaster statistics appear to show flood events are becoming more frequent, with medium-scale events increasing fastest. The impact of flooding is driven by a combination of natural and human-induced factors.

09 Jun 2010 description

Human Rights Council

MIDDAY 9 June 2010

Concludes General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council's Attention

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms.

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

01 Jan 2009 description

1. INTRODUCTION

La politique humanitaire de l'Union européenne est une expression de ses principes fondateurs - la solidarité, la tolérance et le respect de la dignité humaine. L'aide humanitaire, sans être un instrument de crise, est un des piliers de l'action communautaire en faveur des pays affectés par des catastrophes naturelles ou les catastrophes causées par l'homme, ainsi que par les urgences complexes liées aux conflits(1).

01 Jan 2009 description

1. INTRODUCTION

The European Union's humanitarian aid policy reflects its founding principles - solidarity, tolerance and respect for human dignity. Humanitarian aid, while not a crisis management tool, is one of the pillars of Community action for countries affected by natural or man made disasters as well as by complex emergencies(1). Through its activities in disaster areas and through its active contribution to promoting respect for and adherence to International Humanitarian Law, the European Commission has asserted itself as a major player in international humanitarian aid.

24 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3893

Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
22nd & 23rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Quartet Has Paid Little Attention to Human Rights of Palestinians

The frequency of the meetings of the new Human Rights Council could help put human rights abusers on notice and allow situations of concern to be scrutinized all year round and in real time, Louise Arbour, High Commissioner for Human Rights told delegations this morning as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its discussion of human rights issues.

19 May 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

31 Mar 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation