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31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

- 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.

31 Dec 2009 description
report Government of Kenya

- 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.

31 Dec 2009 description

- 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.

31 Dec 2009 description

Points saillants au cours pour Décembre 2009

- Une importation de céréales sèches (mil, maïs et sorgho) d'intensité variable en provenance du Nigéria, du Bénin et du Burkina Faso, indique qu'en ce moment les marchés transfrontaliers jouent un rôle actif dans l'amélioration de l'offre sur les marchés nationaux ;

- Des prix constants s'établissant à plus de 15% au dessus de la moyenne pour la période dans toutes les régions, y compris dans les zones de production, laissent entrevoir des difficultés d'approvisionnement en céréales, particulièrement pour les …

31 Dec 2009 description


The global economic crisis in 2009 created many challenges for humanitarian aid organizations- including DPDO. In the face of diminishing donations, we strengthened strategic planning to continue meeting the needs of program beneficiaries.

31 Dec 2009 description

FAO initiative to promote climate change mitigation in agriculture in developing countries

Agriculture accounts for an estimated 14 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also has significant potential to capture atmospheric carbon and store it in soils and plants. A number of suitable technologies and practices can sequester carbon in smallholder agriculture.

31 Dec 2009 description


- UN Central Emergency Response Fund gives US$ 6 million to address hunger in Nepal following winter drought

- Nepal ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.

- The Ministry of Health and Population confirms two deaths due to H1N1 influenza in Nepal

- The Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist lifts blockade of the Legislative Parliament after four months


Political Developments

A Task Force of the three major political parties, established in early December to resolve the ongoing …

31 Dec 2009 description

December Highlights

- WFP urgently needs further contributions in order to deliver food to those in need. Pipeline breaks begin for January distributions.

- WFP food distributions continued to increas in December 2009 programmes .

- The extension to the current Emergency Operation to March 2010 forsees a cash-for-work pilot project in Diyala.

- New projects being finalised for 2010 include a two year Development Project beginning in April 2010 in Capacity Building in Support of the Public Distribution System and Social Safety Net programmes in Iraq.

31 Dec 2009 description

Executive Summary

December 26, 2009 marks five years since the earthquake and tsunami that caused unprecedented devastation and loss of life across Aceh and Nias. The Multi Donor Fund for Aceh and Nias (MDF) was formed in response to the Government of Indonesia's (GOI) efforts to coordinate and mobilize donor support for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the affected areas.