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31 Dec 2010 description
report Government of Peru


En diciembre del año 2008, mediante Resolución Jefatural Nº 486 – 2008-INDECI, el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil aprobó el Plan Nacional de Educación Comunitaria en Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, el mismo que enmarca las intenciones educativas que desarrollan los Gobiernos Regionales para fortalecer la Cultura de Prevención en la población peruana.

31 Dec 2010 description

The 2010 Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is an update of the 1999 Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual, the authoritative guidance on reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings.

31 Dec 2010 description

The guidelines presented in this document represent a common cluster approach towards livestock related activities in Somalia, based on best practice, cultural, social and environmental acceptability. The guidelines in no way detract fro m the participation of disaster-affected communities in t he assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation o f assistance programs. These guidelines are also intended to provide strong justification for recommending certain livelihood protection and structural agricultural interventions for emergency response.

31 Dec 2010 description

All children and young people have the right to good quality education.* In all regions of the world, children and young people with disabilities are starting to be included in schools and other non-formal places of learning. They are participating actively and successfully in learning and they are achieving.

31 Dec 2010 description

It is important for every country to consider whether it should initiate an effort to develop, review, and/or improve their chemical accidents programme. UNEP created this Guidance to support such efforts.

31 Dec 2010 description
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Opportunities for Green Recovery and Reconstruction: An Introduction


Although disasters wreak havoc, the rebuilding efforts that follow represent a significant and important opportunity to restore communities in a more environmentally and socially sustainable way. Humanitarians, conservation practitioners, government officials, local communities, and donor organizations can take steps to ensure reconstructed communities are built back safer through actively addressing environmental sustainability, reducing risk and vulnerability to future disasters, and adapting to the realities of our changing climate.

31 Dec 2010 description

There have been significant interdecadal and interannual fluctuations in the frequency of tropical cyclone (TC) formation and occurrence over the Western North Pacific (WNP) in the last 50 years. Different interpretations on the trend of TC frequency over WNP have been reported, depending upon the best track dataset, analysis period, TC classification, etc.. Thus, based on available publications, we cannot conclude whether there is a long term trend in the TC frequency over WNP.

31 Dec 2010 description

This document is for humanitarian health actors working at national and sub-national level in countries facing emergencies and crises. It applies to Health Cluster partners, including governmental and non-governmental health service providers.

31 Dec 2010 description

Shelter after disaster: strategies for transitional settlement and reconstruction offers governments, coordinators and implementers a framework for integrated shelter, settlement and reconstruction following natural disasters.

The guidelines were revised with the consensus of the Shelter Meeting, and the key approach is also published both in the World Bank Handbook and forthcoming Sphere Project Minimum Standards. The revision is of the 1982 edition, Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance.

31 Dec 2010 description

This compilation presents different cases of post disaster recovery highlighting the role of community. Involvement of community in the overall process of determining what is to be done, how it is to be done, who it is to benefit, and how to implement decisions to ―build back better‖ are emphasized.

31 Dec 2010 description

These guidelines are intended to help Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) incorporate effective gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches into their disaster management strategies when assisting communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

31 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

- Rice prices in local markets have shown an upward trend since July/August peaking at very high levels in December.

- A political crisis and civil unrest was reported in the country as the referendum for the new constitution took place in November.

- The food security situation is particularly severe in the South where crops were affected by drought. Agencies estimate 2.5 million people are severely food insecure.

- Government policies in food security and agriculture are hampered by the political tensions.

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

In this issue:

End-of-2010 Letter from UNICEF-Iraq Repre-sentative, Sikander Khan (2)

Advocating for Targeted Investments in Iraq's Most Deprived Children to Accelerate MDG Attainment with Equity (4)

Iraq Celebrates the 21st Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Sever-al Governorates Commit to Establish Child Rights Committees (5)

Nationwide Polio Drive Reaches Over Five Million Children to Keep Iraq Polio Free (7)

Thousands of Students Celebrate Global Handwashing Day; Improve their Health and Well-Being by Learning to Wash Their Hands (8)

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31 Dec 2010 description

Overview of household food security between August and December 2010

- Overall food security situation is similar to the April-July period (6% severe and 24% moderate) but the dietary diversity of households not cultivating crops and living in remote areas and the number of meals eaten daily decreased.

- Rural households still benefit from a fairly good harvest, healthier livestock and high remittances but seasonal employment opportunities are decreasing.

- High staple food prices represent the main threat to households' food security.

31 Dec 2010 description


- There have been 874 cases globally this year (794 type 1 and 80 type 3), compared with 1,503 cases at this time last year (464 type 1 and 1,039 type 3).

- 20 countries have reported cases in 2010, compared with 23 at this time last year.