REPORTS ISSUED BY FAO ON EL NIÑO
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This report includes: A) Angola B) Guinea Bissau C) Sudan D) Rwanda E) Yugoslavia and Region: Kosovo crisis F) Democratic People's Republic of Korea G) Central America - report on El Niño regional operation as supplement.
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United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on El Niño
Press Kit No. 2
United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on El Niño- Press Kit no. 2
1. The Scientific Outlook
2. The Social and Economic Outlook
The World Bank
3. Activities of International Organizations with regard to El Niño per region and country
(FAO, OCHA, PAHO/WHO, UNDP, WFP)
Central and South America
Asia and the Pacific
4. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Society response to El Niño (per country)
The El Niño weather phenomenon, which has brought devastating floods and droughts to countries around the world, blighting food crops, fanning forest fires and spreading animal and human disease, appears to be on the wane.
Arguing for the combination of relief and development
in response to crisis situations, this report outlines factors for consideration
in dealing with operational issues and building capacity to respond to
urgent needs, as well as proposes an operational framework within which
to develop an appropriate response.
The Tampere Convention was unanimously adopted by the delegations of the 60 States participating in the Intergovernmental Conference on Emergency Telecommunications (ICET-98), hosted by the Government of Finland in Tampere, Finland, 16-18 June 1998.
This paper analyses the root causes of complex
humanitarian emergencies. Through the combination of case studies and econometric
analysis, the author identifies predisposing conditions for conflict, in
particular arguing for horizontal inequality, i.e. inequality among groups,
as the fundamental source of organised conflict. The following sections
- Definition of the topic
- Framework for analysing and understanding motives for conflict among groups
- Horizontal and vertical inequality
- Case studies
- Policy conclusions
Aiming to enhance the World Bank's ability
to respond more effectively and efficiently to the needs of societies rebuilding
after conflict, this study assesses recent Bank experience and extracts
lessons for ongoing and future operations.
The report is primarily based on nine case studies - Bosnia and Herzegovina , El Salvador, Uganda, Cambodia, Eritrea, Haiti, Lebanon, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka, with the following issues were analysed for each:
- The World Bank's main strengths or comparative advantages