36 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
30 Jun 2004 description

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*

30 Jun 2004 description


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).

30 Jun 2004 description

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.

28 Jun 2004 description

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.

28 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

[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

18 Jun 2004 description

The following UNHCR press release is from the Media Relations & Public Information Service, Geneva.

16 Jun 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

15 Jun 2004 description

(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.

14 Jun 2004 description

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.

02 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

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.

01 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (IRIN) - African countries are meeting in South Africa this week to plan a regional strategy for reducing their vulnerability to disasters.

01 Jun 2004 description

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 on:

- Refugee arrivals
- Voluntary repatriation
- Resettlement
- Local integration
- Characteristics of the population.

The data, reported by UNHCR country offices, generally reflect the view of the host country.

01 Jun 2004 description

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

01 Jun 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

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.

01 Jun 2004 description

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.