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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Access limitations and attacks on aid operations continue
- 2010 Humanitarian Action Plan launched on 30 November
- Winter response ongoing; no major gaps reported
- Conflict-induced displacements in South, East, Western regions
- Civilian casualties unchanged despite onset of winter
In this Issue
NIRAPAD: Activities and Achievements in the Year 2009
Accountability in Emergencies and Impact Measurement Bengali Version of 'Good Enough Guide': Contribution to ECB Project
Emergency Preparedness Planning (EPP) Guideline for Partner NGOs of 'SHOUHARDO' Program, CARE - Bangladesh
Youth and Adolescent Led Disaster Management Module Development and Training of Trainer Implementation:
Technical Support to SHAPLA NEER
Research Project through NIRAPAD, Funded by ProVention People-centred Early Warning Dissemination Mechanism for Flash Floods in …
Since the beginning of the implementation of the Humanitarian Reforms in September 2005, WHO and partners have been working together both at the global/regional and country levels to improve the effectiveness, predictability and accountability of humanitarian health action.
To more closely monitor the evolution and transmission of international and local food prices, FEWS NET is monitoring and reporting on staple food prices in key markets in urban and town centers in food insecure countries. A selection of these market centers, along with additional markets in non-presence (no FEWS NET office) countries are presented here.
GENEVA (31 December 2009) - Two independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council -the Special Rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak, and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A.
HIGHLIGHTS - High food prices remain a significant concern for Nepal. The most recent year-on-year food price inflation figure provided by the Nepal Rastra Bank in November was over 16 percent.
The price of rice continued to be at the same or higher level even after the recent crop harvest; the prices in most Terai markets are higher by 10 to 40% compared to the same time last year.
International prices of food commodities have increased rapidly over the last three years due to several reasons including the decrease in the world cereal production, increase in fuel prices, and decrease in stock levels of staple foods, increase of demand related to economic growth and increase of the world population. The rise in food prices has exacerbated the poor livelihood conditions of the Palestinian population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which are caused by a systemic closure and movement restrictions.
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.