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26 Jun 2012 description

Document Summary

UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

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.

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.

16 Aug 2011 description

The discussions in this booklet aim to address the complexity of risk in the Arab region, and present some tools which can be used by local governments, civil society and other institutions working in the field of environment and disaster risk reduction. In the Arab region the effects of human behavior on the environment has caused a growing concern since the early 1980s and from the end of the same decade the question of climate change has gradually received more attention.

14 Jul 2011 description
report World Bank

Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Disasters Preparedness in the Coastal Cities of North Africa

Summary of the Regional Study June 2011

OVERVIEW: URBAN COASTAL RISKS ON THE RISE

18 May 2011 description
report Government of Japan

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, a flight loaded with 60,000 cans of tuna arrived at Narita International Airport on May 16, as assistance from the Government of the Republic of Tunisia. The canned tuna will be delivered to Miyagi Prefecture.

08 Apr 2011 description
report Xinhua

China's first shipment of emergency humanitarian aid for Tunisia departed on Thursday evening to help the Tunisian government with the placement of refugees fleeing its neighboring nation Libya.

The relief materials, weighing 93 tonnes, included 1,500 tents and about 20 tonnes of medicine, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website.

These supplies will be flown to the island of Djerba from Beijing, the ministry said.

The second shipment of relief supplies will be dispatched on April 9, it said.

14 Apr 2010 description

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

In brief

Programme purpose: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) capacity to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme Summary:

The DREF made a total of 108 allocations in 2009 to support National Society response to 96 different disasters, disbursing a total of 17,469,048 Swiss …