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14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

09 Jul 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 9 juillet 2012 (IRIN) - L’Évaluation conjointe de l’aide d’urgence au Rwanda (Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda - JEEAR), une évaluation de la réponse humanitaire des gouvernements et des organisations d’aide humanitaire au génocide de 1994 réalisée en 1996, a souligné, entre autres problèmes, la mauvaise coordination, la faible redevabilité (« accountability » en anglais) envers les survivants du génocide et la distribution d’aide aux auteurs des violences.

17 Jan 2012 description

DESTACADOS:

 BRASIL: El gobierno asignó US$40 millones en asistencia para los afectados por las inundaciones.

 COLOMBIA: Con más de 1.2 millones de afectados, tres departamentos del pacifico están en alerta por lluvias.

 HAITÍ: 520,000 personas aún viven en campamentos. Se requiere de US$232 para asistencia.

17 Jan 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

 BRAZIL: The Government allocated US$40 million to assist people affected by the floods.

 COLOMBIA: Over 1.2 million people affected, three departments in the Pacific remain under alert for rains.

 HAITÍ: More than 520,000 still living in camps. $232 million is needed for humanitarian assistance.

07 Jun 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Americas zone office is guided by its work with the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas in line with Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.

03 Jun 2011 description

This report covers the period from 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: Support the seven National Societies in the Central America and Mexico region, working closely together with them to effectively implement the Inter-American Plan 2007– 2011.

12 May 2011 description
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Chile + 5 others
UNESCO 2010

Chapter 1

UNESCO’s post-disaster response

A series of severe natural disasters in all parts of the world marked 2010 with tragic consequences. These events tested to the full UNESCO’s capacities for rapid response. The Organization participated in 15 of the 25 humanitarian appeals launched by the United Nations, with project proposals in 13 post-conflict and post-disaster countries and regions. Some of these initiatives are described below.

Meanwhile, post-conflict and post-disaster work continued in many other countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

01 Apr 2011 description
report ACTED

Content

1,700 earthquake-affected families relocated in transitional shelters in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Respecting the universal right to access water (Congo)

"Stop Polio", an urgent eradication campaign (Congo)

Mapping the situation for a better assessment (Kyrgyzstan)

ACTED walks for women in DRC

Appeasing tension between local populations and refugees (Chad)

Strength in numbers (Indonesia)

Fighting water-borne diseases in Kenya

HIV prevention on the go (Cambodia)

FOCUS Pakistan, 9 months on

Advocacy Initiatives: Convergences 2015 and Mission …

29 Mar 2011 description
report HOPE worldwide

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International Disaster Response updates, March 28, 2011 - HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide is appreciative to many partners and supporters that have come forward asking of what we can all do to help save the lives of people living in troubled time due to natural disasters and man-made disasters.

Victims are staying in shelters in the winter temperatures as 18,649 houses are reported to be destroyed and another 116,835 houses damaged as reported by IFRC.

29 Nov 2010 description
  • CWS continues response to families affected by Indonesian volcano

    - Flood-affected families in Pakistan receive continuing CWS assistance

    - Young woman in Rwanda relates CWS Giving Hope success story

    - Check out CBS religion special on Haiti this weekend

    - Speak Out to help make dreams come true for young immigrants

    - CWS Best Gifts

    Indonesia

    As the Mt. Merapi volcano continues to threaten surrounding communities in Java, CWS responds to the needs of affected families.

16 Aug 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

- CENTRAL AMERICA: Heavy rains caused damages and destruction in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

- SOUTH AMERICA: Deaths and increased number of respiratory infections due to extreme cold weather.

- PERU: Bubonic plague is a matter of concern in the country.