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14 Oct 2015 description

Our oceans, atmosphere and land are intricately connected. When the balance of one changes, it affects the others.

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

15 Oct 2013 description

Snapshot 08 – 15 October

In Syria, heavy fighting is ongoing in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Aleppo, Idleb and Homs, with government forces making gains in Rural Damascus while the opposition has won ground in Dar’a. Despite the call of al-Qaeda’s leader for opposition fighters to unite, inter-group fighting has escalated in Aleppo over control for neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, the Syrian National Council announced that it did not intend to participate in the proposed Geneva II peace talks.

08 Oct 2013 description

In Syria, heavy fighting along the border with Jordan in the southern province of Dar’a is on-going. After a week-long battle in Aleppo, the Government army regained control of the strategic town of Khanasser which is located on a key supply route between central Syria and Aleppo. Meanwhile, ground fighting is ongoing across Syria, with clashes extending to the previously relatively stable governorate of Tartous.

31 May 2012 description

Editorial

Feeling good

Feeling good about doing good is not always easy in our work. Especially when you consider that often the backdrop for doing good is poverty, crisis, conflicts and disasters. But, like everybody else, we need encouragement and we need acknowledgement, even when behind what we do is sadness or tragedy.

16 May 2012 description
report Save the Children

One Little Life at a Time: Emergency Response in the Horn of Africa

In 2011, people in the Horn of Africa asked only one question: When will the rains return?

After two years of drought, 13 million people (half of them children) are still hungry and at risk of malnutrition—or worse. Families now depend on humanitarian aid to survive, many sheltered in the camps on the borders of Ethiopia and Kenya.

29 Jul 2011 description

DEC launches new website and publishes annual report

The DEC has today launched a new website that will help donors see how their money is being spent and encourage more giving.

The site has been built by SiftGroups and incorporates more rich media content such as video, slideshows and interactive maps. It also includes greater social media integration and the opportunity for visitors to discuss and comment on the DEC’s work.

04 Jan 2011 description

(Extract)

What we build: So much more than houses

Building and repairing homes has always been our identity. In fact, we are very grateful to all those who helped Habitat for Humanity serve almost 75,000 families worldwide last year-almost triple the number of five years ago. But the heart of Habitat is not bricks and sticks. It is the desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by reaching out to help those in need of a better place to live. When we ask, "What will you build?" there are so many answers, because we build so much more than houses.

22 Oct 2010 description
report ACTED

Contents

Generosity in the face of hardship (Tajikistan)

Improving Water and Sanitation facilities in prisons in South Sudan (Sudan)

The necessity of protecting the environment in Bahai, East of Chad (Chad)

Foes become friends across the border (Uganda)

Psycho-social support for the children of Gaza (oPT)

Congolese « Mamans » enthusiastic about the improvement of water facilities in Southern Kivu (DRC)

2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI)

Emergency relief to the flood-affected people of West Bengal (India)

Restoring Fisheries in the Sunderbans (India)

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06 Sep 2010 description

This issue of the NTS Alert offers an overview of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as a means of improving longterm preparedness against the projected increase in frequency and intensity of natural hazards. It aims to provide a better understanding of DRR in relation to the holistic frameworks of disaster management, sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

Introduction

Over the past decade, the world has witnessed several major natural disasters, from the boxing day tsunami in 2004, to the Haiti earthquake in January 2010 and the recent floods in Pakistan in August 2010.

07 Jun 2010 description
report AlertNet

07 Jun 2010 12:07:00 GMT

By Maria Caspani

LONDON (AlertNet) - Satellite imagery has become a standard tool for tackling humanitarian crises but thanks to the wider availability now of maps showing base-line information such as roads, bridges and railways, mapping experts are able to create a much more detailed response.

One example of how satellite images are combined with the nitty-gritty of detailed maps is how the United Nations' satellite agency UNOSAT is using Google's MapMaker software.

"MapMaker gives us access to the so-called baseline data over areas where …