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12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

07 Oct 2016 description


The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

08 Sep 2016 description
report ActionAid

Disasters, climate change impacts and conflicts affect millions of people every year. They destroy livelihoods and cause huge and often irreversible damage to the economic, social and cultural fabric of communities and nations. The severity of disaster impact is closely associated with inequality, conflict, environmental degradation, badly planned and managed urban development and weak governance. It is often the poor who are forced to stay in marginalised, unstable and disaster prone areas.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Evidence on Demand

Effective post-disaster reconstruction programmes

This topic guide is a review of the state of play in post-disaster reconstruction. It builds on extensive research, literature and experience to date, most recently considering outputs from the 2015 Sendai Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It considers the status quo and puts forward alternative positions for facilitating effective reconstruction through a more seamless and re-planned approach.

The conclusions of this publication are the following (p. 57):

15 Dec 2015 description
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Guide méthodologique - Réduction des risques naturels en zone urbaine en Haïti
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 1
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 2
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 3
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 4
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 5
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 6
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 7
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 8
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 9
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Guide Methologique Gestion Risques Urbains - Part 10


Suite au séisme du 12 Janvier 2010 qui a dévasté Port au Prince, occasionnant plus de 200 000 morts et des dégâts matériels considérables, les évaluations effectuées par les acteurs de la reconstruction de l’aménagement urbain, de la réduction des risques, et de la préparation aux désastres, ont mis en évidence la nécessité pour l’État Haïtien de mettre en place une Méthodologie Nationale qui servirait de Standard pour la prise en compte de la réduction des risques dans l’aménagement urbain.

27 Jul 2015 description


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.

23 Jul 2015 description


All children deserve safe, accessible and culturally appropriate school buildings — regardless of class, creed, gender or ability. When children live in hazard-prone places where high winds, earthquakes, floods and other hazards threaten them, they need schools and grounds that protect them.

Yet recent disasters around the world attest to the fragility of many schools.

10 Jun 2015 description
report Shelter Cluster



  1. The transitional shelter approach adds to other successful response approaches, such as core housing and semi-permanent housing, to broaden the range of options for governments and humanitarian stakeholders to support populations affected by disasters and conflicts.

15 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR



The World Bank, through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), launched the Open Cities Project in November 2012 to create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk management in South Asian cities. Open Cities is one component of a broader World Bank and GFDRR program, the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI), further described in box 1.1.

06 Nov 2014 description


  • The public is using Twitter for real-time information exchange and for expressing emotional support during a variety of crises, such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, political protests, mass shootings, and communicable-disease tracking.31 By encouraging proactive standardization of hashtags, emergency responders may be able to reduce a big-data challenge and better leverage crowdsourced information for operational planning and response.

09 Oct 2013 description


On January 12, 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti and devastated the capital Port-au-Prince, and its peripheral municipalities (Delmas, Cité Soleil, Croix des Bouquets, Pétionville, Tabarre, Carrefour), the Ouest department and the cities of Léogâne, Grand Goâve, Petit Goâve, Ganthier, Gressier, as well as the Sud-Est department and, in particular, the city of Jacmel. The earthquake killed more than 220,000 people and displaced more than 1.5 million people.

05 Sep 2013 description

Le 12 janvier 2010, un tremblement de terre d’une magnitude de 7,0 sur l’échelle de Richter a frappé Haïti, dévastant la capitale Port-au- Prince, et les municipalités de sa périphérie, Delmas, Cité Soleil, Croix des Bouquets, Pétionville, Tabarre, Carrefour, les départements de l’Ouest et les villes de Léogâne, Grand Goâve, Petit Goâve, Ganthier, Gressier, le département du Sud-Est et plus particulièrement la ville de Jacmel.

12 Jun 2012 description

The handbook is focused on the reconstruction phase, in particular on permanent housing, not on transitional shelter. It also incorporates risk-reduction measures within reconstruction methodology in order to prepare for any future disaster. The handbook concentrates primarily on the transfer of emergency shelter to more permanent housing solutions following a disaster. It gives specific direction in how to overcome the complexity and challenges of reconstruction by ensuring that safe and sustainable approaches are taken within urban areas.

16 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

I. Overview: Recovery Framework

07 Sep 2011 description

Les procédures opérationnelles standardisées pour une réponse coordonnée aux expulsions forcées établissent un processus clair ainsi que des rôles et responsabilités pour les acteurs concernés. Ces directives opérationnelles sur la gestion de la question complexe des expulsions forcées des camps des personnes déplacées internes suite au séisme du 12 janvier 2011 ont été développées par les membres du Groupe de travail Logement-Foncier-Propriété (« HLP Working Group ») en Haïti, coordonné par ONU-Habitat avec le soutien du Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme.

09 Dec 2010 description

In December 2010, 26 experts from the international humanitarian community met in Cuba to discuss the use of field hospitals and foreign medical teams during emergency situations. The topics that were of most concern to participants were how to ensure that field hospitals or medical teams meet required standards and how to coordinate them so that they support national efforts. These minimum standards for foreign medical teams in case of disasters are a product of the discussions that took place.