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10 Jan 2013 description
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BANGKOK, 10 January 2013 (IRIN) - Electrical engineers and hazardous waste experts join emergency rosters. Power mapping becomes as important as hazard mapping in emergency prevention and response. #fragilecities shows up as often as #fragilestates in Twitter searches. Humanitarian science fiction? No, welcome to what demographers call the new urban millennium and the challenges, as well as changes, aid groups face responding to emergencies in urban areas.

09 Jan 2013 description
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DAKAR, 9 janvier 2013 (IRIN) - Quelques organisations d'aide humanitaire sortent peu à peu de leur champ d'action habituel que sont la guerre et les catastrophes naturelles pour s'attaquer aux conséquences de la violence criminelle à grande échelle en milieu urbain. Cela soulève des questions concernant le cadre juridique de telles interventions et les méthodes de travail employées.

08 Jan 2013 description
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DAKAR, 8 January 2013 (IRIN) - The gradual expansion by a small number of humanitarian agencies beyond their traditional remits of war and natural disaster towards tackling the consequences of large-scale criminal violence in urban settings raises questions about the legal framework and working methods of such interventions.

20 Dec 2012 description
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  • Civil-military coordination in health aid problematic
  • More rules of engagement needed
  • Haiti, Afghanistan highlight weaknesses
  • “Politico-health” facilities potentially dangerous

NEW YORK, 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Delivering health aid to hotspots including Haiti and Afghanistan has brought together - and at times pitted against one another - humanitarians and militaries in an uneasy but increasingly necessary union.

10 Aug 2011 description
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GENEVA, 9 August 2011 (IRIN) - Disaster-scarred Haiti heaved a sigh of relief after emerging relatively unscathed at the beginning of August when tropical storm Emily skirted the capital Port-au-Prince, where more than 600,000 people still live in camps with little protection from the elements.

But with almost four months to go until the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, humanitarian agencies say the plight of the camp dwellers remains a major concern.