The National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management (DRM NAP) 2008 ‐ 2018 provides a roadmap of how the Republic of Marshall Islands will go about implementing the strategy of establishing a coordinated and effective national disaster risk reduction and disaster management system for all hazards
An act to provide for the management of the pre and post effects of natural disaster in Tuvalu and other disaster related matters.
The Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is based upon existing environmental information, reports and expert judgments, understanding gathered from community consultations and climate change awareness raising with each Island Falekaupule, and the national NAPA prioritization workshop on Funafuti.
Presentación La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), como centro de conocimiento, tiene la responsabilidad institucional de sistematizar experiencias y comunicar aquellas lecciones que se han aprendido a partir de los diversos apoyos brindados al Gobierno de Guatemala y, en particular, al Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA), en la construcción de estrategias rurales para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional familiar.
Multiple humanitarian actors with different objectives, principles and modi operandi intervene in situations of armed conflict and internal violence in order to alleviate the plight of the victims: governmental and non-governmental organisations, international organisations, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and private companies, among others. The diversity of actors and approaches can help to alleviate suffering if they manage to act in a complementary fashion, on the basis of their respective operational abilities.
Since June 2000, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has supported the Nutrition Surveillance component of the FSAU to provide comprehensive understanding of the impact of the food security situation on nutritional status of the population of the country. FSAU has been conducting nutrition assessments in Somalia for the last seven years. During this time consistently high levels of acute malnutrition and under 5 mortality rates (U5MR) have been reported in many parts of South and Central Somalia.
Oil exploration in Colombia, the people speak out in the Permanent People=B4s Tribunal
The Permanent Peoples=B4 Tribunal (PPT) hearing on Oil Companies was held on 4-6 August 2007, with the participation of representatives of victims' organisations and international solidarity movements.
In 2007, the hitherto conflict affected northern and north eastern regions of Uganda witnessed further improvements in the security situation and peace as a result of the signing of the land mark Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of Uganda and the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in August 2006. This resulted in massive population movements with over 90% of the 466,103 IDPs population in Lango subregion returning to their original home lands.
PRICE & PENANCE PAID FOR A PERILOUS JOURNEY
Mangalanath Liyanarachchi - Trincomalee
The border, which separates the North from the South at Vavuniya, is a decisive landmark of a merciless twenty five year old war. The people of the North have to stake their lives everyday to cross over an immense, body of water to reach Trincomalee, the only gate-way to the outside world.
The danger lies in crossing the dreaded sea tiger base under the escort of security provided by the Navy, who are targeted by the Tigers.
1. Since Colonialism in Africa, the State (Ethiopia) has struggled for the liberty of all Africa as reflected in its role in the establishment of the OAU, whose principal purpose was eradication of colonialism. However, the international actions of the State were not matched by similar moves for the domestic protection of human and peoples' rights. For the most part, individual and collective rights in Ethiopia were neglected. Human rights violations were almost the norm. That is now past.
In reporting on this third anniversary of the tsunami and Plan's participation, the theme is not infrastructural provision but how Plan's approach of Child Centred Community Development or CCCD worked in an unprecedented natural disaster situation.
The photograph on the cover is thematically significant. It shows four children from Thailand at an early childhood care and development (ECCD) centre. These children were born around the time of the tsunami but their adult memory will probably have little space for the tsunami experience.
The Regional Humanitarian Funding Update provides a quarterly overview of funding levels and trends in the countries of the Central and East African region (CEA) based on data reported to the Financial Tracking System (FTS)
The CEA region faces the greatest level of humanitarian need anywhere in the world.
An Impact Assessment of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare/UN World Food Programme Food Support Programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Northern Namibia
The Community and Household Surveillance (CHS) was designed by WFP and partners as a system in the southern Africa region to monitor outcomes of the food assistance programmes as well as to monitor the food security situation in programme areas over time.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the specialized body within the United Nations organization (UN) with a specific mandate to address environmental concerns. In 1999, UNEP established the Balkans Task Force to study the environmental consequences of the conflict in Kosovo.
This 'Tsunami, India - Three Years After' report critically reflects on the progressachieved in the United Nations Tsunami recovery efforts in India over the last three years.
Although there is no doubt today that corruption in Afghanistan poses a serious risk to current efforts to rebuild state institutions and ensure stability and security, little is known about what the Afghan population actually considers as corrupt practice. What is acceptable and what is unacceptable behaviour in the local context? Do Western definitions of corruption and the associated behavioural standards apply to Afghanistan?
Recurrent drought following several poor rainy seasons has led to food insecurity and widespread malnutrition in the countries of the Horn of Africa region (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan). The public health and food security situation is poor. Poor nutrition, a rising number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and increasing incidence of other infectious diseases all contribute to high levels of morbidity and mortality in the subregion.
(1) At the International Donors' Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq held in Madrid on 24 October 2003, Japan announced its financial assistance package totaling up to $5 billion. The package comprises $1.5 billion of grant aid for immediate needs reconstruction of living standard of Iraqi people including power generation, education, water and sanitation, health and employment, as well as improvement of security and up to $3.5 billion, mainly in the form of Japanese ODA loans, in order to meet medium-term needs.
This protection assessment mission to Jordan is a joint effort of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB-MRS).