This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian programme managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents.
Why dead bodies do not cause epidemics
Wherever a natural disaster causes large numbers of deaths, one of the distressing questions facing rescue workers is always "How do we deal with the dead?"
Surprisingly, the answer is "Don’t rush!" Contrary to popular belief, dead bodies are a negligible health hazard. After a disaster, the top priority is to look after the living. Rushing to bury the dead diverts resources away from rescue efforts and can make it impossible to identify bodies later.
The INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction (INEE Minimum Standards) represent the first global tool to provide guidance on ensuring access to safe, relevant and quality education in emergency and early recovery contexts. Since every context is different, the indicators in this handbook are neither universally applicable to every situation, nor to every potential user.
Global trends in water-related disasters: an insight for policymakers is a unique report designed to support future national disaster policy programmes. Trends in natural disasters show they are continuously increasing in most regions of the world.
This practical guideline is for the use of all emergency stakeholders in all sectors. It provides technical guideline for physical and communication accessibility to ensure that persons with disabilities can access all emergency facilities.
Even if you do not see them, Persons with disabilit ies exist and have the same needs as others but may need specific support to meet these needs.
Older persons, pregnant women, children and other v ulnerable persons will also benefit from these adaptations.
Les désastres naturels tels que les tremblements de terre, les inondations et les ouragans peuvent provoquer des dégâts sur les infrastructures mais aussi des effets secondaires néfastes pour l’environnement, comme l’émission immédiate ou subséquente de substances dangereuses.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide live in areas affected by armed conflict and man-made crises. These crises have various negative effects on health, ranging from deaths and trauma due to military actions to subtler, indirect consequences such as an increased risk of infectious diseases as a result of various risk factors brought about by war.
- Following the bombings that took place in Baghdad in December 2009, NFIs were distributed to 855 families in Al Mansour, Dora and Al Qahera districts. Similar NFI distributions to affected families took place following the Baghdad blasts in August and October 2009, thus bringing the total number of beneficiaries of emergency interventions to 1,645 families.
- The district received rainfall during the month and the distribution was fair. The northwest divisions of Banane, Danyere and Mbalambala received very little rains while the rest of the divisions realised substantial amounts.
- The quality and quantity of pasture and browse continued to improve with high regeneration /regrowth of forage realized, thus improving the uptake for livestock and consequently reducing the trekking distances and enhancing faster livestock growth and reproduction.
- Les cultures de contre saison se généralisent et les récoltes ont commencé dans certains cas, procurant ainsi des disponibilités alimentaires diversifiées et des revenus aux populations. Les ménages connaissent de ce fait une sécurité alimentaire générale dans les zones soudaniennes et une insécurité alimentaire modérée dans les autres régions notamment à l'Est du Sahel.
The 2009 Humanitarian Accountability Report contains four chapters, as follows:
Chapter 1: An Overview of Humanitarian Accountability in 2009. The opening chapter provides an overview of the principal developments and apparent trends in relation to accountability in the humanitarian system.
Summary for 4th Quarter 2009
- Although food and fuel prices have dropped to reasonably stable levels, the price of maize meal remains high. These high prices impact the poor and unemployed urban populations, in particular HIV patients, who rely on purchases for their food.
- According to the weather forecast reports from the Lesotho Meteorological Department and from the SADC Drought Monitoring Centre, Southern African countries, including Lesotho, are likely to face low rainfall in the coming months, which may pose a great risk to agricultural activities and livelihoods of poor …
The purpose of this bulletin is to inform WFP programme unit and WFP partners about the trends of key factors influencing food security in Sierra Leone. The bulletin is based on secondary data and will in due course include primary data collected by WFP staff in collaboration with other agencies.
- The overall food security situation is relatively stable, despite the fact that the supply of rice, which is the staple food, is challenging in terms of meeting the national requirements1. Harvesting of rice, will be completed by end December.
FAITS SAILLANTS: Les cas confirmés de la Pandémie A (H1N1) sont encore présentent sur le continent Africain. D'autres préoccupations concernent toujours l'émergence de certaines maladies en Afrique Centrale de même que les pluies diluviennes avec des inondations causant des morts dans certains pays de l'Afrique.
Ce rapport concerne les Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant reçu des subventions du Fonds Central d'Intervention d'Urgence des Nations Unies.
- In the year 2009, reported distributions by Sector partners in Southern Sudan supported 68,539 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). This comprises 84% of the targeted planning figure for NFI &ES assistance in Southern Sudan as established in the 2009 UN & Partners Work Plan.
- Heavy downpours characterised this month's rainfall in the district, resulting in an average amount of 73.9mm of rainfall being recorded for an average 6.2 days compared to last month's 115.9 mm.
- Pasture improved greatly due to the rains, making distances to grazing areas also reduce by 38.1%. Livestock trekked shorter distances to graze, improving their body condition.
- Household access to water remained relatively easy compared to last month as they only had to walk a distance of 1.3km compared to last month's distance of 1.2km.