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Current UN operations.
Military personnel and civilian police serving in peacekeeping operations on 31 May 2004: 55,457
Countries contributing military personnel and civilian police on 31 May 2004: 97
Proposed budgets for the period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005: About $2.65 billion*
El presente documento ha sido elaborado conjuntamente por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AIDIS), con la base documental del cuaderno técnico “Planificación para atender situaciones de emergencia en sistemas de agua potable y alcantarillado”, preparado en 1993 por el Ing. Jorge Escalante Gafau (Perú) para el Centro Panamericano de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ciencias del Ambiente (CEPIS).
Spanish Red Cross’ Psychosocial Response Teams for Emergency
By Dori Moreno Sánchez, Health and Relief Department, Relief and Emergency Response Plan,
Spanish Red Cross
Spanish Red Cross Psychosocial Support following the 11 March terrorist attack in Madrid
Since 1996 Spanish Red Cross has been creating Immediate Response Teams (ERIES) specialized in psychosocial support and setting them up all over the country.
Geneva (ICRC) -- Despite increased security threats, independent and neutral humanitarian action continues to help and protect millions of people affected by armed conflicts. As illustrated in the 2003 Annual Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), this fact holds true for armed conflicts such as the one in Iraq, which attracted most public attention over the year, but also numerous other war zones across the globe where the ICRC was active.
[This report does not necessarily reflect
the views of the United Nations]
ADDIS ABABA, 28 June (IRIN) - The commissioner of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has spelt out four major obstacles
The following UNHCR press release is from the Media Relations & Public Information Service, Geneva.
Addis Ababa - 16 June 2004
Today, in observance of The Day of the African Child, UNICEF is pleased to join with the African Union in celebrating the strength and resilience of the African family. For it is the family that is this continent's single greatest asset - as the first line of protection for the young children of Africa, the source of their values, the place where they first learn of their history and dream of a bright future.
(NEW-YORK / GENEVA: 15 June 2004) - The United Nations need US$ 2.25 billion until the end of the year to address the critical needs of 49.4 million people affected by 25 crises in Africa, Europe and Asia.
New York (dpa) - Devastating floods will affect about 2 billion people by 2050 because of climate change, deforestation, rising sea levels and population growth in flood-prone lands, the United Nations University said in a study released Sunday.
The U.N. University, a think tank for the world organization based in Tokyo, says in the study that already 1 billion people, or one- sixth of total world population, live in lands known for recurring floods.
JOHANNESBURG, 2 June (IRIN) - Disaster risk reduction should focus on building resilient communities, rather than merely responding to natural disasters, delegates at a conference in South Africa heard on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (IRIN) - African countries are meeting in South Africa this week to plan a regional strategy for reducing their vulnerability to disasters.
This report summarizes global levels and trends
in the population of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum-seekers and others
of concern. The document is divided into 19 tables and offers information
- Refugee arrivals
- Voluntary repatriation
- Local integration
- Characteristics of the population.
The data, reported by UNHCR country offices, generally reflect the view of the host country.
This report investigates the current state of
the art in measuring and analysing the impact of humanitarian assistance.
It is concerned with questions on how impact can be measured, why this
is increasingly being demanded, and whether it is possible to do it better.
It also explores the benefits, dangers and costs that paying greater attention
to impact might entail. The document is divided into the following sections:
- The impact of humanitarian aid: definitions, objectives and context
- Measuring and analysing impact: methods, indicators and constraints
This report examines some of the key humanitarian developments and challenges of the year 2003-2004. Some of the key issues addressed relate to natural disaster management and the challenges of obtaining sustainable humanitarian access to populations affected by conflict. Developments on key humanitarian policy initiatives are also highlighted. They include updates on efforts to strengthen policies and actions related to the transition from relief to development, gender and humanitarian action, humanitarian financing and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian crises.
This document provides a checklist to prevention
and response to gender-based violence in displaced settings. The checklist
covers the following aspects:
- Coordination and Planning
- Staff Awareness Raising and Training
- Staff Management Responsibilities (Accountability)
- Prevent GBV by Providing Adequate Humanitarian Assistance and Services
- Put in Place Systems to Respond to the Needs of the Survivor
- Sector-by-Sector Actions for Prevention and Response to
- Gender-Based Violence.