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31 Dec 2010 description

These guidelines are intended to help Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) incorporate effective gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches into their disaster management strategies when assisting communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

31 Dec 2010 description

This compilation presents different cases of post disaster recovery highlighting the role of community. Involvement of community in the overall process of determining what is to be done, how it is to be done, who it is to benefit, and how to implement decisions to ―build back better‖ are emphasized.

31 Dec 2010 description

It is important for every country to consider whether it should initiate an effort to develop, review, and/or improve their chemical accidents programme. UNEP created this Guidance to support such efforts.

31 Dec 2010 description

This document is for humanitarian health actors working at national and sub-national level in countries facing emergencies and crises. It applies to Health Cluster partners, including governmental and non-governmental health service providers.

31 Dec 2010 description

All children and young people have the right to good quality education.* In all regions of the world, children and young people with disabilities are starting to be included in schools and other non-formal places of learning. They are participating actively and successfully in learning and they are achieving.

31 Dec 2010 description

There have been significant interdecadal and interannual fluctuations in the frequency of tropical cyclone (TC) formation and occurrence over the Western North Pacific (WNP) in the last 50 years. Different interpretations on the trend of TC frequency over WNP have been reported, depending upon the best track dataset, analysis period, TC classification, etc.. Thus, based on available publications, we cannot conclude whether there is a long term trend in the TC frequency over WNP.

31 Dec 2010 description

Data protection continues to be a growing field in the context of international organizations. It is also a necessary consideration at national and regional level given the increased use of advanced technology in migration management, data theft, data loss, and unnecessary or inappropriate use and disclosure of sensitive data. While there exists vast literature on data protection, there is limited guidance on protecting personal data in the context of migration. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is pleased to make available its data protection manual.

31 Dec 2010 description

Shelter after disaster: strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction offers governments, coordinators and implementers a framework for integrated shelter, settlement and reconstruction following natural disasters.

The guidelines were revised with the consensus of the Shelter Meeting, and the key approach is also published both in the World Bank Handbook and forthcoming Sphere Project Minimum Standards. The revision is of the 1982 edition, Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance.

31 Dec 2010 description

Many companies have incorporated human rights into their CSR policies nowadays. However, only a few have taken the specificity of operating in conflict or post-conflict reconstruction environments into account. This book offers not only reflections on the role of business in peacebuilding, but also provides significant examples of business practice in this area.

31 Dec 2010 description

The British Government today unveiled landmark plans to tackle malaria and prevent deaths during pregnancy and childbirth in a move that could save an unprecedented number of lives.

The first of two new Frameworks for Results provides a comprehensive strategy for how British aid money will deliver the Coalition Government's commitments to help halve malaria deaths in at least ten hot spots in Africa and Asia.

The second Framework sets out how the UK will help to save the lives of at least 50,000 women and 250,000 newborns and enable at least 10 million couples to access family …

31 Dec 2010 description
report Save the Children

This report was prepared by consultants contracted to Save the Children (SC) in Vietnam to conduct an external evaluation of SC's post-typhoon Ketsana Emergency Response and Recovery Programmes in Vietnam and the Philippines. The evaluation is a requirement from the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) - the donor - and the report is based on findings from site visits (including meetings, interviews and focus group discussions (FGD) with key project beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders) to the project areas conducted in November and December 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description
  1. Introduction

    Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and shares land borders with Thailand and Lao PDR to the West and North, and Vietnam to the East. The country has a total land mass of 176,515 square kilometres, and is mountainous at its Western, Northern and Eastern borders. The Tonle Sap Basin lies in the central part of the country, which is comprised of 23 provinces, 1,621 communes or sangkats, and 14,073 villages. Cambodia's current population is approximately 14 million.

31 Dec 2010 description

Introduction

La première édition de cette Revue des bonnes pratiques sur la Gestion opérationnelle de la sécurité dans des contextes violents (également appelée RBP 8) a été publiée en 2000. Elle est, depuis, un document novateur en matière de gestion de la sécurité opérationnelle humanitaire et on lui attribue d'avoir facilité la compréhension des bonnes pratiques dans ce domaine pour l'ensemble de la communauté des organisations opérationnelles.

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 9 May 2011 – Since 2006, UNICEF has significantly scaled up work in education in emergencies and post-crisis transition countries through the Back on Track programme. This $201 million initiative, funded by the Dutch Government with an additional $5 million contribution by the European Commission, has ensured that children are supported both at the initial onset of emergencies – by restoring schooling and ensuring a safe learning environment – and by building back education systems in the long run.

31 Dec 2010 description

The 2010 Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is an update of the 1999 Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual, the authoritative guidance on reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings.

31 Dec 2010 description
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Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction: An Introduction

Introduction

Although disasters wreak havoc, the rebuilding efforts that follow represent a significant and important opportunity to restore communities in a more environmentally and socially sustainable way. Humanitarians, conservation practitioners, government officials, local communities, and donor organizations can take steps to ensure reconstructed communities are built back safer through actively addressing environmental sustainability, reducing risk and vulnerability to future disasters, and adapting to the realities of our changing climate.

31 Dec 2010 description

Why do disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption matter from a migration perspective?

People have always moved because of their environment: they run to survive in the wake of natural disasters or they decide to migrate away from a harsh environment to seek better opportunities somewhere else. Climate change accelerates environmental degradation and can lead to increased intensity and frequency of hydro-meteorological disasters. For this reason, it is already influencing environmental migration around the world.