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14 Jun 2017 description


A study on Health Cluster implementation lead by Merlin on behalf of the Global Health Cluster has recently identified the "lack of data for decision making" as a major gap.

Through HeRAMS, the Global Health Cluster aims at promoting and supporting good practice in mapping health resources and services availability in emergencies so as to strengthen informed based decision making by the Health Cluster.

I. Problem statement / Issues to be addressed

12 Jun 2017 description

This Guide provides operational and detailed guidance to design and implement the economic component of reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed forces and groups and other conflict-affected children.

The Guide contains three parts and ten modules:

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Conceptual Framework of the “How-to” Guide

Part 3: Modules on sectoral aspects of economic reintegration of children formerly associated with armed forces and groups:

Module 1: Identification of the target group

19 Jan 2016 description

UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, post-crisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.

27 Jun 2014 description

In 2009, the United Nations Member States decided to make further and decisive progress, within a decade, in controlling illicit drug supply and demand. Many illicit drug markets have reached global dimensions and require control strategies on a comparable scale. In that context, there is a need to better understand these transnational markets and the manner in which they operate. This year's World Drug Report is a contribution towards that objective.

10 Sep 2013 description


  • Civic education provides a positive framework for collective civic identity. As such, it can be a stabilizing factor in societies suffering from violent conflict and its aftermath.

  • The emphasis of civic education on public participation in governance overlaps with human rights, but the two fields have distinct and separate conceptual bases.

10 Sep 2013 description


Esta Guía sobre el VIH en la Educación en Situaciones de Emergencia proporciona información para profesionales de la educación que ofrecen, gestionan o apoyan servicios de educación en situaciones de emergencia. Proporciona orientación para la integración del VIH, la salud sexual y reproductiva en las respuestas de educación formal y no formal para adolescentes de 10 a 19 años de edad.

24 May 2012 description
report Wilton Park

Conference report, Monday 22 – Thursday 25 November 2010 (WP1059)

Key points

  • How do urban disasters differ from other humanitarian disasters?

  • How should humanitarians adapt their response to a disaster (natural or man-made) which affects a large urban population?

  • What specialist expertise, tools and knowledge are needed in an urban context?

  • How can the risks and economic and social impact of a disaster be reduced through more effective risk reduction measures in urban areas?

16 May 2012 description
report World Bank

Key topics discussed:

  1. Rationale of Conducting Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs)

  2. Damage and Loss Assessments (DaLAs), Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs), and Post-Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA)

  3. Challenges while conducting PDNAs

16 May 2012 description
Full report
Factsheet: The Three Rules to Communication in Recovery
Factsheet: The Principals of Communication in Recovery

Communicating in Recovery is a best-practice guide for people or organisations managing information in a post-emergency environment. It is targeted and practical, can be applied to any type of emergency in any geographical area and can be used in large or small emergencies.

The guide can be used alongside a series of training modules devised by the Australian Red Cross and which are freely available here: http://www.redcross.org.au/training-modules.aspx

22 Jul 2011 description

Executive summary

High food prices in 2007-2008 threatened the livelihoods and food security of billions of people worldwide for whom getting enough food to eat was already a daily struggle.

All over the world, individuals, civil society groups, governments and international organizations took action to cope with the crisis triggered by skyrocketing food prices.

17 Jun 2011 description

a primera edición de este Informe de Buena Práctica sobre La Gestión de la Seguridad de las Operaciones en Entornos Violentos (‘Good Practice Review on Operational Security Management in Violent Environments’), conocido también como GPR 8, fue publicado en 2000 en inglés y francés. Desde entonces el documento ha cobrado gran influencia en la gestión de la seguridad de las operaciones humanitarias, y tiene el mérito de haber incrementado un mayor entendimiento de la buena práctica en este campo en toda la comunidad de organizaciones involucradas en operaciones humanitarias.

17 May 2011 description

The Landmine Monitor 2010 reported that 66 states and a further seven other areas were suspected or confirmed to be mine-affected. In the previous year, 3,596 casualties were recorded. However, the real casualty rate is likely to be higher, due to incomplete or inaccurate reporting. These figures represent an improvement in the scale of the landmine problem – in comparison with the 2008 figures, three fewer states were affected, and the number of recorded casualties fell by approximately 28 per cent.

06 May 2011 description
report World Bank

Abstract: The Bank’s shareholders and stakeholders are increasingly demanding better accountability for results and progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In response, the various reforms and initiatives toward an enhanced results orientation have increased in prominence, yet actual progress has lagged.

14 Apr 2011 description
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The handbook is primarily aimed at managers and staff of humanitarian agencies, both at headquarters (HQ) and in the field. It speaks directly to those on front line of aid delivery as well as to senior managers who determine organisational culture and values.