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United Nations reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme
Since this module was written, there have been reorganizations within the United Nations system. This section describes these organizational change and explains the expanded role of the United Nations in Disaster Management.
Aiming to provide a short, accessible overview
of 'good practice' in designing and implementing emergency supplementary
feeding programmes (SFPs), this review seeks to highlight some hard-and-
fast rules about how to design and implement emergency SFPs.
The review is aimed primarily at NGO, UN, and donor staff who are not specialists in nutrition and emergency feeding but who may, in the context of some future emergency, be involved in decisions about feeding programmes.
This bibliography surveys research on issues
of gender and humanitarian assistance, aiming to give an overview of what
has already been discovered about assessing needs and providing assistance
to women in disasters and emergencies, and during disaster mitigation and
disaster recovery. It includes the following main chapters:
- Disaster / epidemics
- Civil strife and conflict
- Refugees and displaced persons
- Emergency (drought and famine) relief
- Disaster mitigation / disaster contingency planning
- Relief and development
This study provides a description of the circumstances
of and legal basis for, and activities related to UNHCR's involvement in
15 situations of internal displacement between the years 1971 and 1991.
This issue covers a wide range of humanitarian
issues. Articles offered in this publication include a piece on accepting
the UN's limitations, a look at whether or not campaigns for anti-personnel
mines are making progress and information regarding Bernard Kouchner's
conflict prevention initiative. Other articles here cover such topics as
strategies for aid media agencies in the news coverage of humanitarian
emergencies, NGOs attending the Forum Global, the relief development continuum
- what does the upsurge of interest mean?
A practical and comprehensive resource book for governments, broadcasters, political parties, election monitoring and citizens groups, and all those concerned with the vital issue of free and fair elections.
This review aims to provide a short, accessible
overview of what may be considered 'good practice' in the field of emergency
water and sanitation. For this purpose, it includes the following chapters:
- Water and sanitation in the context of environmental health
- Operating environment: General considerations
- Operating environment: Needs assessment, co-ordination and contingency planning
- Water: General principles
- Sanitation: General principles
- Typical scenarios
This document provides guidelines for natural
disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation.
Part I describes the principles on which a disaster reduction strategy should be based.
Part II is a plan of action agreed upon by all member states of the United Nations
Part III gives some guidelines concerning the follow-up of action.
This document is the output of the World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, held in Yokohama, Japan, from 23 May to 27 May 1994.
This document is a set of guidelines for
the Consolidated Appeal Process. The first part of the document consists
in a set of assumptions and definitions. The second part offers an overview
the five main stages of the CAP:
- Pre-disaster planning
- Strategic planning
- Consolidated inter-angency appeal
- Post appeal follow-up activities.
This issue provides information on a wide range of humanitarian issues.
This document highlights the advantages of the
Body Mass Index (BMI) as a responsive and useful index of the nutritional
status of the adult in a community. After defining chronic energy deficiency,
the authors examine the following issues:
- BMI as a reflection of body energy stores
- BMI as an indicator of CED
- BMI and factors affecting access to food
- Functional consequences of low BMI in adults
- Health and BMI
- BMI distribution in developed and developing countries
In FY 1993, OFDA responded to 65 new "declared"
disasters. OFDA funding also covers additional funding for completion in
prior-year and non-declared disasters. This year was marked by the OFDA
response to the emergency in the Newly Independent States following the
collapse of the Soviet Union. Total amount of US foreign Disaster Assistance
spent in FY 1993 was $189,738,690.
Responded emergencies were as following;
Part I: Organizational and procedural arrangements with aid agencies
Part II: Disaster mitigation at the country level: approaches
Part III: Disaster mitigation at the country level: specific techniques.
These guidelines define the goals and objectives,
the principles and practical measures for the protection and assistance
of refugee children. The book contains the following chapters:
- Refugee children and the rights of the child
- Psychosocial well-being
- Health and nutrition
- Prevention and treatment of disabilities
- Personal liberty and security
- Legal status
- Unaccompanied children
- Durable solutions
- Operational framework
The Code goes against the assumption that disaster relief is essentially charitable work, sets universal basic standards to govern the way the relief community should work in disaster assistance and describes the relationships agencies working in disasters should seek with donor governments, host governments and the UN system.
Aiming to increase awareness of the nature and
management of disasters and consequently enhance the performance in disaster
preparedness and response, this document examines various aspects of disaster
assessment. Its four parts provide the following information:
- An overview of disaster assessment
- Practical insights on conducting assessments
- Role of the UN in relation to assessments
- Preparedness planning for emergency assessment
These guidelines offer a set of approaches and
tools that can be applied to varying scenarios to deal with the problem
of collecting data about refugees who need protection or assistance. The
following main chapters are included:
- Registration strategy
- Phases of a UNHCR registration
- Registration scenarios
- Assistance with planning and implementation
- Distribution at camp level
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With problems of refugees raising not only
humanitarian and human rights concerns but also fundamental issues of international
peace and security, this report examines the challenge of protection amid
the dynamics of changing political realities. For this purpose, it contains
the following chapters:
- Challenge of protection
- Dynamics of displacement
- Asylum under threat
- Information as protection
- Protection in times of armed conflict
- Responding to refugee emergencies
- Going home: Voluntary repatriation