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12 Dec 2013 description

The response to environmental impacts of natural disasters and complex emergencies, as well as industrial accidents, often requires a level of technical expertise that is beyond the capacity of individual states.

An environmental emergency can be defined as a sudden-onset disaster or accident resulting from natural, technological or human-induced factors, or a combination of these, that cause or threaten to cause severe environmental damage as well as harm to human health and/or livelihoods.

03 Oct 2013 description
report BioMed Central

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009, 9:51 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-51


To investigate the feasibility, the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey

08 Aug 2011 description

La terminología de la Estrategia Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres de las Naciones Unidas (UNISDR) tiene como propósito promover un entendimiento y la utilización en común de conceptos relativos a la reducción del riesgo de desastres, al igual que prestar asistencia a los esfuerzos dirigidos a la reducción del riesgo de desastres por parte de las autoridades, los expertos y el público en general.

08 Aug 2011 description

La terminologie de la Stratégie internationale de prévention des catastrophes des Nations Unies (UNISDR) a pour but de promouvoir une compréhension et une utilisation communes des concepts de réduction de risques de catastrophe et vise à soutenir les efforts des autorités, des praticiens et du grand public dans ce domaine. La version précédente de la « Terminologie : termes fondamentaux de prévention de risque de catastrophe » a été publiée dans le cadre de la publication «Vivre avec le risque: une étude mondiale des initiatives menées en matière de réduction des catastrophes » en 2004.

31 Dec 2009 description

The 2009 Humanitarian Accountability Report contains four chapters, as follows:

Chapter 1: An Overview of Humanitarian Accountability in 2009. The opening chapter provides an overview of the principal developments and apparent trends in relation to accountability in the humanitarian system.

31 Dec 2009 description

This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian programme managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents.

31 Dec 2009 description

Global trends in water-related disasters: an insight for policymakers is a unique report designed to support future national disaster policy programmes. Trends in natural disasters show they are continuously increasing in most regions of the world.

31 Dec 2009 description

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide live in areas affected by armed conflict and man-made crises. These crises have various negative effects on health, ranging from deaths and trauma due to military actions to subtler, indirect consequences such as an increased risk of infectious diseases as a result of various risk factors brought about by war.

31 Dec 2009 description

Why dead bodies do not cause epidemics

Wherever a natural disaster causes large numbers of deaths, one of the distressing questions facing rescue workers is always "How do we deal with the dead?"

Surprisingly, the answer is "Don’t rush!" Contrary to popular belief, dead bodies are a negligible health hazard. After a disaster, the top priority is to look after the living. Rushing to bury the dead diverts resources away from rescue efforts and can make it impossible to identify bodies later.

31 Dec 2009 description

This practical guideline is for the use of all emergency stakeholders in all sectors. It provides technical guideline for physical and communication accessibility to ensure that persons with disabilities can access all emergency facilities.

Even if you do not see them, Persons with disabilit ies exist and have the same needs as others but may need specific support to meet these needs.

Older persons, pregnant women, children and other v ulnerable persons will also benefit from these adaptations.

31 Dec 2009 description

Les désastres naturels tels que les tremblements de terre, les inondations et les ouragans peuvent provoquer des dégâts sur les infrastructures mais aussi des effets secondaires néfastes pour l’environnement, comme l’émission immédiate ou subséquente de substances dangereuses.

31 Dec 2009 description

To more closely monitor the evolution and transmission of international and local food prices, FEWS NET is monitoring and reporting on staple food prices in key markets in urban and town centers in food insecure countries. A selection of these market centers, along with additional markets in non-presence (no FEWS NET office) countries are presented here.

31 Dec 2009 description

GENEVA (31 December 2009) - Two independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council -the Special Rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak, and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A.

31 Dec 2009 description
report Concord
  1. Introduction: Aidwatching in times of crisis

    The annual Aidwatch report "Lighten the Load: In times of crisis EU aid has never been more important"1, published in May 2009, showed that, collectively, EU aid stood at 0.4% of GNI, meaning that, even at that stage, the collective interim target of giving 0.56% of GNI as ODA by 2010 was looking far out of reach unless significant efforts to increase aid were made.

    The report also showed that the tendency of many Member States to "inflate" their official aid figures with items such as debt relief, student and …

31 Dec 2009 description

As we look ahead to 2010, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the support, generosity and hard work that nations across the world have dedicated to the fight against hunger.

For the first time in history, more than 1 billion people are urgently hungry.

31 Dec 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in the past 24 hours

- WHO review of current influenza status - pandemic activity is seen just to the East of the EU

- Pandemic influenza 2009 A(H1N1) is predominating over seasonal influenza in all of the Northern Hemisphere

- WHO's Director General states it is premature to consider the pandemic as completed

- First published report of transmission of antiviral resistant pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus in the community - Viet Nam July 2009 - remains an unusual event

- Fourth European Medicines Agency pandemic pharmacovigilance report

- A total of 1 923 …

31 Dec 2009 description
report UN Radio


2009 fue un año de grandes desafíos y m=FAltiples crisis. Así lo describió el Secretario General de la ONU, Ban Ki-moon.

Ban recorrió varios sitios en peligro debido al cambio climático, como el Polo Norte y la Antártida.

31 Dec 2009 description


Recent developments in world agricultural markets for basic food commodities have raised concern about a possible return to another round of high prices. In general, however, the difficulties facing markets today are different from those experienced during the 2007/08 food price surge. The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a food basket composed of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, has risen uninterruptedly since August 2009, a trend shared by nearly all its components.