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31 Jul 2006 description

Preface

At the beginning of the new millennium, the world's nations committed to an ambitious, global, development agenda to fight poverty, disease, environmental degradation, hunger, illiteracy and the devastating consequences of disasters caused by vulnerability to natural hazards. The overriding Millennium Development Goals (2000), the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation for Sustainable Development (2002) and the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) provide concrete priorities for action to meet these challenges.

27 Jul 2006 description

Map compiled by WFP Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch (ODAP)

25 Jul 2006 description

By Ayberk Yurtsever, Turkish Red Crescent Society

Steel houses that can be put up quickly and easily to provide essential shelter for victims of disaster are a major element of the Turkish Red Crescent disaster preparedness programme. First used in the aftermath of the Pakistan earthquake in 2005, the houses have already proved a successful component in helping families in crisis and are now being stored in at-risk areas across Turkey.

Using the experience of Pakistan, the Turkish Red Crescent worked on improving and adapting the steel houses design.

13 Jul 2006 description

Lieu de l'opération: Global

Montant de la décision: 3 500 000 euros

Numéro de référence de la décision: ECHO/THM/BUD/2006/05000

Exposé des motifs

1 - Justification, besoins et population cible

1.1.

13 Jul 2006 description

Location of operation: Global

Amount of Decision: EUR 3,500,000

Decision reference number: ECHO/THM/BUD/2006/05000

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population.

1.1.

12 Jul 2006 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]