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31 Dec 2004 description

This document is about simple treatment of drinking water at point-of-use for people in, or just after an emergency. The options suggested are quick short-term measures to provide a safe survival level supply of drinking water from unsafe polluted water sources.

This information has been prepared by WEDC and contributes to the WHO's Technical Notes for Emergencies.

31 Dec 2004 description

This document presents the different ways to treat and store water for households after a disaster. The document includes the following paragraphs:

- Chemical disinfection
- Solar disinfection
- Filtration
- Combined flocculation/chlorination systems
- Boiling
- Safe storage
- International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage.

The document was created after the South Asia Earthquake and Tsunami, in December 2004.

31 Dec 2004 description

This document seeks to help humanitarian practitioners to determine how much water is needed for domestic use during emergencies. It addresses the following issues:

- How many people are there?
- How much does each individual use?
- A hierarchy of water requirements
- Ensuring supply has an impact
- From the water point to the home

This information has been prepared by WEDC and contributes to the WHO's Technical Notes for Emergencies.

31 Dec 2004 description
report CARE

CARE has increasingly grappled with the reality that the women and men of our organization are more frequently being placed at personal risk due to the nature and character of our work. The first edition of the “CARE International Safety and Security Handbook” was written in 2000 on the premise that the rules for safety and security had changed. As such the necessary measures humanitarian organizations take to ensure the safety of their staff had changed. No longer could we rely on the perception of “good people doing good work” as our only protection.

31 Dec 2004 description

Informations and ressources about current and past Storms

31 Dec 2004 description

“Bam is still alive”

By Margriet Blaauw, Psychosocial Officer

When arriving in Bam ten months after an earthquake destroyed almost the entire city, the first images are of total devastation: piles of stones and rubble, as far as the eye can see. An IFRC poster of a little girl playing hopscotch in front of a tent, between the ruins of what once used to be her home greets visitors with the message “Bam is still alive”.

31 Dec 2004 description

Author(s): House, Sarah | Reed, Bob

These guidelines have been designed to help those involved in the assessment of emergency water sources to collect relevant information in a systematic way, to use this information to select a source or sources and to determine the appropriate level of treatment required to make the water suitable for drinking.

30 Dec 2004 description

In the 1990s events in Bosnia, the former Soviet Union countries, Afghanistan and Northern Iraq showed that humanitarian disasters are not limited to the South, Africa, or the tropics, but may strike anywhere in the world. Relief workers have had to be ever more adaptable in order to provide life-saving water supplies and sanitation facilities in areas where freezing conditions occur.

15 Dec 2004 description

FAO NEWS RELEASE 04/158e

Rome/Geneva/New York, 15 December 2004 - United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners of the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC), a body that fosters enhanced interagency collaboration on humanitarian policy and operations, launched today a new humanitarian early warning service Web site, HEWSweb.

This Web site displays the latest forecasts, reports and alerts on drought, floods, tropical storms, locust infestation, El Nino, earthquakes and volcanic activity.

15 Dec 2004 description

Speech given by Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for International Development, addressing the Humanitarian Policy Group of the ODI

14 Dec 2004 description


A joint report into preventing and reducing conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa was launched by Ministers from the Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on Monday 13 December.

'The Africa Conflict Prevention Pool: An Information Document' explains the background to the creation of the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool, provides an overview of the Pool's programme work and outlines the benefits of a joint approach to conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict reconstruction.

13 Dec 2004 description

A joint report into preventing and reducing conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa was launched by Ministers from the Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on Monday 13 December.

'The Africa Conflict Prevention Pool: An Information Document' explains the background to the creation of the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool, provides an overview of the Pool's programme work and outlines the benefits of a joint approach to conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict reconstruction.

13 Dec 2004 description
report AlertNet

A month after the murder of aid worker Margaret Hassan, Peter Walker, director of the Feinstein International Famine Center at Tufts University, says humanitarianism must abandon its Western baggage and reinvent itself as a truly global movement.

10 Dec 2004 description

GENEVA, Dec 10 (UNHCR) -- A record number of states have pledged the highest-ever amount in advance -- $405 million -- to UNHCR's operations in 2005, allowing the refugee agency to better plan its work in the coming year.

On Friday, UNHCR announced its 2005 budget of $1.1 billion at the annual pledging conference for donors held in Geneva.

10 Dec 2004 description
report UN News Service

From New York to Darfur, from Botswana to Bangkok, from Paris to Zambia, the United Nations family today marked International Human Rights Day with calls for education and action, exhibitions and panel discussions, and the co-opting of soccer - "the truly universal sport" - in the battle against the universal scourge.
Noting "the enormous efforts still required to make human rights a reality for all," Secretary-General Kofi Annan cast the spotlight on the vital role of education in the battle.

09 Dec 2004 description

9 December 2004, Rome - Global cereal production is expected to hit a record 2.04 billion tonnes in 2004, which would lead to an increase in cereal stocks for the first time in five years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today in the December issue of Food Outlook.

09 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

Childhood Is A Brutal Experience For Half of World's Children, UNICEF Says -- Crucial Years Destroyed by Poverty, Conflict and AIDS