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04 Nov 2016 description

Tsunamis are rare, powerful and unpredictable natural hazards, with devastating consequences for coastal populations caught in their path. The vast majority are caused by earthquakes in active seismic areas and occur along a limited range of inhabited shores around the world (Figure 1). In total, 16 major tsunamis killed 250,900 people in 21 countries between 1996 and 2015, according to EM-DAT records.

17 Jun 2014 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

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- Impartiality – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- Staff Integrity – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- Continuous Improvement – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

11 Jul 2013 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

  • Impartiality – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.

  • Staff Integrity – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.

  • Continuous Improvement – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

20 Jun 2013 description
report UNOSAT

UNOSAT 2012 mapping report shows more relief agencies rely on satellite analysis

24 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - UNOSAT released its annual Activity Report on its renown Humanitarian Rapid Mapping service. The report focuses on data and performance in the year 2012. Last year saw an increase in requests and delivery of UNOSAT Rapid Mapping services. A total of 35 humanitarian crisis interventions were supported by UNOSAT, primarily on requests received from UN OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF and The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR.

18 Jun 2012 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

• Impartiality – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries will be purely on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.

• Staff Integrity – We maintain a workforce that will adhere to basic moral and ethical principles.

• Continuous Improvement – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

24 Apr 2012 description
report ACTED

CONTENTS

FOCUS South Sudan: A new crisis country

ACT

08 Jun 2010 description

Human Rights Council

AFTERNOON 8 June 2010

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a panel discussion on the adverse effects of the movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights.

Introducing the panel discussion, Alex Van Meeuwen, President of the Human Rights Council, said the overall aim of this panel was to get an overview of the issues related to the movement and dumping of toxic waste, with the view of assessing the impact on the enjoyment of human rights.

Craig Mokhiber, Chief of the Human Rights and Economic and …

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To enhance capacities of the 141 National Societies (NS) in East Africa region in responding to the humanitarian challenges.

- Disaster Management (DM) programme: To build well-prepared, stronger and more efficient NS able to predict, prevent and reduce risks and respond to emergencies, mitigate their impact as well as cope with their consequences in an appropriate manner.

- Health and Social Services (HSS) programme: To build and strengthen capacities of the NS in responding to public …

28 Apr 2009 description

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

21 Jul 2008 description

Aquello que en su origen fue un Boletín de noticias del IECAH, instituto dedicado al estudio e investigación de la acción humanitaria, la construcción de la paz y la prevención de conflictos violentos, ha ido transformándose en una publicación que si bien sigue centrada en las novedades, las iniciativas y la actualidad del sector humanitario, da también cabida a otras áreas de la cooperación al desarrollo.

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10660

Sixty-second General Assembly
Plenary
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/10660

Assemblée générale
Soixante-deuxième session
53eet54e séances plénières – matin & après-midi

07 Feb 2007 description

AFRICA

HORN OF AFRICA FLOODS

Unusually heavy rains during the months of October and November have turned large parts of the Horn of Africa into flood disaster areas with loss of life, massive displacement, and loss of livelihoods and assets in particularly in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Accumulated estimates from the three countries put the total number of affected people between 1, 5 and 1, 8 million. Emergency response has being mounted by Governments in the affected countries, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian partners.

05 Nov 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

29 Sep 2006 description

Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) …

22 Sep 2006 description

Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Niger

(E) Asia: (1) Afghanistan (2) Sri Lanka (3) Timor Leste

(F) Latin America and …

08 Sep 2006 description

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

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon (2) occupied Palestinian territories (3) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) …

30 Jun 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ) in Geneva, in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices. If you are a WHO staff member and wish to contribute to this update, please write crises@who.int.