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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

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

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

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

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Terminology aims to promote common understanding and common usage of disaster risk reduction concepts and to assist the disaster risk reduction efforts of authorities, practitioners and the public. The previous version “Terminology: Basic terms of disaster risk reduction” was published in “Living with risk: a global review of disaster risk reduction initiatives” in 2004.

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

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

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

Introduction

Based on its long-standing experience in addressing the issue of domestic violence, the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) believes that protection of women from violence means protection of the family and society at large. Protection of women has a positive influence on development and social welfare in any given society. Lack of protection for women can result from many factors including the absence of appropriate laws, gender inequality and a patriarchal culture that reinforces gender-based discrimination.

31 Dec 2009 description

Introduction

Les modes de fonctionnement et les capacités des systèmes de prévention et de gestion des crises alimentaires des pays membres du CILSS, tout comme ceux du Burkina Faso à fournir en temps utile une information permettant des actions adaptées et ciblées, ont été récemment remis en cause.

31 Dec 2009 description

SAMUEL ATUOBI

KAIPTC MONOGRAPH No. 6

ABSTRACT

Using Sierra Leone as a case study, this paper examines the role of peace support operations (PSOs) and electoral assistance in post-conflict elections, and how they contribute to peace implementation and the restoration of democracy. In this paper, the role of PSOs and electoral assistance is seen as essential for the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections in post-conflict states.

31 Dec 2009 description

Dans ce numéro

- La Revue annuelle de l'UNDAF 2008-2009 p. 1

- Signature de la SCAP p. 2

- Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement : les Universitaires de douze pay s se concertent à Bamako p. 2

- Coup de projecteur: Appui du PAM à la coopérative agropastorale des femmes de Kabara (Tombouctou). p.3

- Lancement officiel du Programme Conjoint sur la Nutrition et la sécurité alimentaire p.3

- Participation des femmes dans la vie politique p. 4

- ENGAGEZ-VOUS ? AGISSEZ ? EXIGEZ! Les Nations Unies s'activent pour mettre fin aux violences faites aux femmes p.

31 Dec 2009 description
report Merlin

Disaster Risk Reduction in Merlin:

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a key focus for Merlin. Merlin's approach to DRR aims to mitigate the impact of disasters on health and promote the critical role of an effective health system in risk reduction at local, national and international levels. Experience and learning from Merlin's programmes is vital in understanding the approach and promoting it more widely.

In Myanmar, Disaster Risk Reduction has been integrated into the programme approach in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta.

31 Dec 2009 description

Highlights

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

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.

31 Dec 2009 description

In Nepal 3.7 million people are currently food insecure and each year an average of 1,000 are killed in natural disasters. In the south of the country 100,000 displaced flood victims returned home this year, while in the north tens of thousands left their infertile land to find work abroad. During the past 18 months the price of staple commodities has increased by up to 30 - 70 percent, and the government-owned oil corporation almost went bankrupt trying to maintain subsidized fuel costs.

31 Dec 2009 description

This edition of the Food Basket Bulletin attempts to provide detailed analysis on food prices, casual labor employment and wages for 2 time periods. In addition the overall food security situation with respect to prices, wages and employment for 2008 & 2009 has been graphically depicted for each region.