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03 Jul 2015 description


This publication provides generic guidance to assist both hosted and host families and ‘menus of options’ for specific support. Its goal is not to be exhaustive on this complex and multi-faceted topic, but rather to contribute to a ‘gap area’ and to complement existing guidance on community-based humanitarian action.

This guide has been informed by several country-level learnings and more specifically by the Haiti Shelter Cluster working group on host families.

10 Jun 2015 description
report Shelter Cluster



  1. The transitional shelter approach adds to other successful response approaches, such as core housing and semi-permanent housing, to broaden the range of options for governments and humanitarian stakeholders to support populations affected by disasters and conflicts.

29 May 2014 description
report Protection Cluster


La definición de protección de la niñez, segun lo acordado por el Grupo de Trabajo para la Protección de Infancia, es "la prevención y la respuesta al abuso, negligencia, explotación y violencia contra los niños, niñas y adolescentes". Por lo tanto, cuando nos referimos a la protección de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, no involucramos a todos sus derechos, sino a un subgrupo de esos derechos.

16 Apr 2014 description
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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure


17 Jan 2014 description


En situaciones de normalidad los Sistemas de Vigilancia en Salud Pública y los Sistemas de Información en Salud deben mantener un monitoreo continuo de la situación de salud - enfermedad de la población y la prestación de los servicios de salud. Esto permite disponer de una línea de base permanente de la morbilidad y mortalidad de una determinada región.

20 Dec 2013 description


The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Natural Disasters Data Book 2012 provides the statistical perspectives in figures and tables for 2012 as well as for the period 1983-2012 based on data obtained by EM-DAT.

According to EM-DAT, 328 natural disasters occurred in 2012 worldwide, killing 10,783 people and affecting over 104 million people. The estimated amount of economic damage came close to US$142 billion.

03 Dec 2013 description

The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (November 2012) is a comprehensive resource for providers on vaccine storage and handling recommendations and best practice strategies. It includes considerations for equipment both storage units and thermometers, strategies for maintaining the cold chain, routine storage and handling practices, inventory management and emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories.

22 Nov 2013 description

Annual Migrant Assistance Review launched

Switzerland - IOM today launched its Annual Review of Migrant Assistance projects implemented in 2012. The report focuses on protection and services for vulnerable migrants, including victims of trafficking, unaccompanied migrant children (UMCs), and other stranded migrants who have suffered abuse or exploitation. It also addresses assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR).

28 Oct 2013 description
report UN Women
  1. Introduction

More than a decade after Uni ted Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) was unanimously adopted, the striking absence of women from formal peace negotiations reveals a troubling gap between the aspi rations of countless global and regional commitments and the reality of peace processes.

11 Oct 2013 description
report Antares Foundation
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Humanitarian work has developed from small-scale assistance by individuals, missionaries, charities, communities and foundations to a wide variety of programs organized by large and small international and national NGOs (non-governmental organizations), national governments, and transnational organizations such as the United Nations. Humanitarian organizations today are more professionally managed and better equipped and prepared than years ago.

17 Sep 2013 description

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is defined as agricultural practices that sustainably increase productivity and system resilience while reducing greenhouse gas emissions¹. CSA helps ensure that climate change adaptation and mitigation are directly incorporated into agricultural development planning and investment strategies. Our perspective on CSA is sustainable agriculture, based upon integrated management of water, land and ecosystems at landscape scale.

21 Aug 2013 description

A new report looks at how to collate evidence effectively from a wide range of HIV/AIDS studies

In 2011, The Lancet published an important article by Schwartländer and others which proposed an improved investment approach for an effective response to HIV/AIDS. This approach has profound implications for funders of the international response to HIV, including DFID.

01 Aug 2013 description


2012 brought disruptions in education around the world: a major earthquake in Iran, Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, the ongoing conflict and displacement in and around Syria, a war in Mali, famine in the wider Sahel and Hurricane Sandy bringing destruction to the Caribbean and the northeast United States, are only a few examples. INEE tools, resources, information and networking were much-needed in 2012, and the INEE membership and Secretariat rose to the challenges these disruptions to education caused.

29 Jul 2013 description

Ce document est destiné aux entités humanitaires formelles enclines à collaborer avec les CV&T. Il est particulièrement adapté aux besoins des organisations précédemment exposées aux CV&T et à leur travail qui recherchent des conseils pratiques afin de se développer. Ce guide vise à permettre aux acteurs concernés de mieux comprendre les dynamiques de travail avec les CV&T, de mieux formuler leurs demandes et de maximiser les avantages d'une telle collaboration.

25 Jul 2013 description

About this report

Lessons drawn from evaluations can improve understanding of what constitutes good development, and what works and what does not, for both CIDA staff and partners who design and implement international development projects. Incorporating these lessons into our operations will also give Canadian taxpayers better value for their tax dollars.

12 Jul 2013 description

The NORCAP standby roster strengthens the UN, international organizations and governments' efforts to build resilience and respond to crisis. With 149 person-years in the field last year, NORCAP’s contribution in 2012 was the largest in the history of the roster.

in 2012, NORCAP sent experts on 348 missions around the world, amounting to 1784 person-months - or 149 years - in the field. The main priorities were support to UN and national government's responses to the Syrian refugee crisis and the conflict in Mali.