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27 Jan 2014 description

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

30 Dec 2013 description

An act to provide for the management of the pre and post effects of natural disaster in Tuvalu and other  disaster related matters.

30 Dec 2013 description

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.  

31 Dec 2007 description

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.

31 Dec 2007 description




Focus on Ethiopia is produced by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in collaboration with other UN agencies and partner NGOs. Focus on Ethiopia provides a monthly overview of humanitarian trends and activities in Ethiopia, as well as focusing on particular issues of interest.

31 Dec 2007 description

The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the needy in Myanmar with 500,000 kroons, donated through the World Food Program (WFP).

According to Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the humanitarian crisis and the blatant violation of human rights in Myranmar are very alarming. "According to UN data, one third of the nation's residents live below the poverty line," said Paet. "We hope that our small contribution, made through the WFP, can help to alleviate the situation for those in need," he added.

31 Dec 2007 description


New Indian Ocean Warning System Sounds Alert for Tsunamis

The tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean region in December 2004 caught hundreds of thousands of people off guard and cost them their lives. Within months, work began on a multinational warning system designed to relay reports of an undersea earthquake-and potential tsunami-to country officials who can pass the warning on to everyone in the storm's expected path.

The two-year, $16.6 million U.S. Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS) program is being implemented by a USAID-led consortium of five U.S.

31 Dec 2007 description

Affected population numbers are based on the Darfur Humanitarian Profile No.29 (01 Oct 2007).

31 Dec 2007 description

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.