- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes for up to one million of the world’s most marginalised girls. Access to a good quality education will give these girls the chance of a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
These projects were selected through an open and transparent process and assessed for their ability to implement new and effective ways to get girls into school, keep them there and make sure they receive a good quality education in ways which are sustainable beyond the GEC funding.
Guide for policy makers
This report provides an overview of alternatives to immigration detention in Africa. Drawing from examples in 32 African countries, the report highlights some of the measures in place that contribute to the effective and humane governance of migration, while avoiding the use of unnecessary immigration detention.
African policy makers are facing both internal and external pressure to manage migration more effectively. The research undertaken for this report demonstrates that:
The nature of fragility and conflict is increasingly complex and protracted. With short-term, security-focused policies providing ineffective and at times counterproductive, there is a growing recognition that multi-dimensional approaches are more attuned to helping restore a robust social contract between the state and its people, which is an essential foundation for durable peace and sustainable development.
This document provides an overview of how to access the logistics services offered by the Logistics Cluster to all humanitarian actors responding to the Floods in Mozambique.
These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specify the services to be provided by the Logistics Cluster, through WFP Logistics, in its capacity as global lead of the Logistics Cluster, how to access services, and the conditions under which the services will be provided.
Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched
Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.
The Vulnerability Sourcebook provides step-by-step guidelines to conduct vulnerability assessments and to monitor changes in vulnerability over time. Repeating vulnerability assessments on a regular basis is a rather new approach and serves as a valuable tool for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of adaptation by showing whether a reduction in vulnerability has really been achieved.
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
Existe un amplio consenso en el sentido de que cada mujer, hombre, niña y niño tiene derecho a una alimentación adecuada, derecho que está consagrado en varios instrumentos internacionales, y que se reafirma una y otra vez en los documentos finales de las principales conferencias y cumbres internacionales. También existe un acuerdo generalizado de que es necesario un enfoque basado en el derecho a la alimentación y en una buena gobernanza para hacer frente a las causas estructurales del hambre y para reducir el número tan elevado de personas que padecen hambre y malnutrición.
Accommodation centres: are defined as safe places providing a temporary roof, water, food, clothes and health to several people and households before, during and after the occurrence of a disaster.
Properly managed, they can become safe places where displaced people can temporarily live with access to vital services and protection.
Depending on the number of affected people and available infrastructures, accommodation centres can be installed in:
Right to Food Publication, 2013
Electronic newspapers thrive
In Mozambique Radio is still the most important channel of communication for giving people news and information in Mozambique. Rádio Moçambique, the state radio network, and the country’s 80 or more community radio stations are widely listened to – especially in rural areas. But Mozambique has also developed some innovative ways of producing and distributing independent newspapers.
In other countries, printed newspapers often produce online offshoots.
The present study is in response to commitments made during the second session of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. The purpose of those commitments was to assess the level of disaster resilience in all schools in disaster-prone countries by 2011 and have all related government‘s agencies develop a national plan for school safety by 2015.
In preparation for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness coming up in Busan, South Korea, at the end of November 2011, Alliance2015 is launching an advocacy tool kit: Democratic Ownership beyond Busan: Building Inclusive Partnerships for Development.
The kit contains five Country Briefs covering the issue of Democratic Ownership in Cambodia (where the kit has been launched on June 3rd), Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana and Nicaragua, plus the cross-country synthesis report Democratic Ownerhip beyond Busan: Building Inclusive Partnerships for Developement.
Introduction to Health Recovery
There is currently an abundance of documents, plans and policies that address common issues faced in the mitigation, preparedness and relief phases of natural disaster management. Yet for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, there is no cohesive documented body of knowledge. It is conceded that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.
1 THE LOGISTICS CLUSTER
The Cluster Approach was endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in September '05 http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/. Nine Clusters were agreed upon, with a lead agency designated for each. WFP is the lead agency for Logistics Cluster.
The global cluster leads are "accountable to the Emergency Relief Coordinator for ensuring predictable and effective inter-agency preparedness and response within the concerned areas of …