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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

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

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 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

Executive summary

Immigration to Nigeria

Nigeria is an important destination country for migrants in the West African region. The latest available figures indicate that the number of immigrants residing in Nigeria has more than doubled in recent decades, from 477,135 in 1991 to 971,450 in 2005 (NPC, 1991). The number of immigrants is expected to increase to 1.1 million in 2010 (UNPD, 2009).

31 Dec 2009 description

Executive Summary

Between 1999 and 2008, external aid to the West Bank and Gaza Strip increased by over 600% to 3.25 billion US Dollars per year. During the same time period, external aid to Palestinian Nongovernmental Organizations (PNGOs) increased by over 500% from 48 million US Dollars in 1999 to 257 million in 2008.

31 Dec 2009 description

Program Description

USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) launched the Northern Uganda Transition Initiative in June 2008. The program supports the voluntary return of internally displaced Ugandans to their homes by increasing their confidence in the ability of the Government of Uganda (GOU) to deliver strategic services and strive for their welfare. The OTI program is based in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda, which was the region hardest hit by the 23-year conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

31 Dec 2009 description

Executive Summary

With funding becoming increasingly difficult to sustain, 2009 never promised to be an easy year for the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) or for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people either side of the Thailand Burma border.

31 Dec 2009 description

Résumé

Le faible niveau de développement du Niger a engendré plus d'émigration que d'immigration, au cours des 10 dernières années. Il enregistre un taux net de migration négatif (par 1 000 habitants) de -0,6, bien qu'il soit en même temps progressivement devenu un pays de transit pour les migrants subsahariens (DPNU, 2008).

L'émigration nigérienne

Les données relatives à l'émigration sont très limitées au Niger.

31 Dec 2009 description

Résumé

Le Mali est principalement un pays d'émigration, bien que l'immigration de transit, encore faiblement appréhendée à ce jour, constitue également un élément important du profil migratoire malien. Le taux net de migration (pour 1 000 personnes) était de -5,7 sur la période 1995-2000 et de -2,4 sur la période 2000-2005 (Division de la population des Nations Unies (DPNU), 2008). L'immigration joue un rôle secondaire puisque en 2007, 98,5 % de la population vivant au Mali était de nationalité malienne.

31 Dec 2009 description

The town of Tarqumia is feeling the positive impact of a new water system which was recently completed under the Infrastructure Needs Program (INP) funded by USAID. The project, serving the Hebron Governorate in the West Bank , is enhancing the Palestinian Authority's capacity to offer decent living conditions to the town's residents.

15,500 residents of Tarqumia are now enjoying a continuous flow of fresh water. The residents include more than 8,000 women, who are witnessing improvement in their quality of life due to the certainty of water supply.

31 Dec 2009 description

EVENEMENTS CLES

La Guinée figure sur la liste des pays bénéficiaires de fonds "urgence sous financée" CERF pour 2010

I - Situation Humanitaire

1.1 Santé

Bilan des victimes du 28 septembre

Plus de deux mois après les événements du 28 septembre 2009, le Comité de Crise Sanitaire National appuyé par le cluster santé a fait le premier bilan relatif à la prise en charge des victimes du 28 septembre au cours d'une réunion le 16 décembre 2009.

31 Dec 2009 description

El conflicto interno de Colombia es la crisis humanitaria más grave de América Latina, la cual ha provocado el desplazamiento interno de más de 3 millones de personas y también se ha extendido fuera de sus fronteras, con poblaciones que buscan asilo y refugio en otros países, principalmente Ecuador (de acuerdo a fuentes oficiales se estima que existen alrededor de 135.000 personas con necesidad de protección internacional -PNPI- debido al conflicto colombiano viviendo en Ecuador).

Como respuesta a esta situación, el PMA - Ecuador ha implementado la Operación Prolongada de Socorro y …

31 Dec 2009 description

Jakarta

It is with great pleasure that I present you with IOM Indonesia's 2009 Annual Report. The Report summarizes our mission's strategic and operational services across Indonesia over the last 12 months. It also describes IOM's programming activities, which engage with Indonesia's diverse societies and cultures to manage the cross-cutting effects of both internal and external migration.

IOM Indonesia is currently one of the Organization's largest global missions.

31 Dec 2009 description
report Afghanaid

Food security project to benefit more than 10,000

Ghor has some of the starkest indicators of isolation, poverty and under-development of all provinces in Afghanistan.

Today, a vast majority of Ghor's population struggles to survive.