Saving lives through faster emergency response
In June 2004, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was shaken by widespread crises, notably in the East of the country. To ensure that response organizations had the financial and material means to react quickly, the humanitarian community implemented a Rapid Response Mechanism program in October 2004.
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1.1 Classification, Worldwide case load and challenges due to Acute Respiratory infections
This publication provides generic guidance to assist both hosted and host families and ‘menus of options’ for specific support. Its goal is not to be exhaustive on this complex and multi-faceted topic, but rather to contribute to a ‘gap area’ and to complement existing guidance on community-based humanitarian action.
This guide has been informed by several country-level learnings and more specifically by the Haiti Shelter Cluster working group on host families.
The transitional shelter approach adds to other successful response approaches, such as core housing and semi-permanent housing, to broaden the range of options for governments and humanitarian stakeholders to support populations affected by disasters and conflicts.
1.1.Worldwide case load and burden due to Cholera
Every year, there are an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases and 100 000–120 000 deaths due to cholera. The epidemic trend of cholera is on increase in the world for the past few years.
Since 2000, the incidence of cholera has increased steadily, and reached 317 534 reported cases worldwide (pandemic) in 2010, including 7543 deaths. Majority of the cases and deaths are reported from Developing countries of African and Asian continents where the disease is endemic.
Humanitarian action aims to come to the aid of vulnerable people where lives are threatened, where vital needs are not satisfied, and where the most basic rights are trampled upon.
Afin de passer en revue les actions menées par la FAO face à la crise au Sahel en 2012 et de partager les bonnes pratiques, le Bureau Sous-régional des Urgences et de la Réhabilitation de la FAO-Afrique de l’Ouest/Sahel a organisé à Dakar du 4 au 6 décembre 2012 un Atelier régional de capitalisation des expériences liées à la préparation et à la réponse à la crise.
¿QUÉ ES LA PROTECCIÓN DE LA INFANCIA EN SITUACIONES HUMANITARIAS?
La definición de protección de la niñez, segun lo acordado por el Grupo de Trabajo para la Protección de Infancia, es "la prevención y la respuesta al abuso, negligencia, explotación y violencia contra los niños, niñas y adolescentes". Por lo tanto, cuando nos referimos a la protección de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, no involucramos a todos sus derechos, sino a un subgrupo de esos derechos.
The referendum held in January 2011 resulted in an independent South Sudan. However, since then there have been tensions between the North and the South around unresolved issues such as border demarcation, wealth-sharing and the disputed territory of Abyei. In early September 2011, intense fighting broke out in the Blue Nile State of Sudan between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army Movement-North (SPLM-N).
INTRODUCTION In 2007, for the first time, over half of Fiji’s population resided in urban areas. All of its ten towns and two cities were experiencing growth, and with growth comes challenges. Today, Fiji’s urban population is growing faster than its rural counterpart. This is due to both natural population growth in urban areas, and migration from rural zones as more and more people come in search of work and education.
The Emergency Evacuation Policy of Nauru. In any event such as fire, earthquake, severe accident, tsunami evacuation of school buildings will be required to ensure the safe of all students, staff, parents and visitors.
The aim of the policy is to evacuate all students, staff, parents and visitors in an organised and controlled movement from a threatened danger area to a safe area; evacuate everyone from school buildings to the safe area in the minimum possible time: and to ensure that exposure to danger and the possible risk of injury are minimised.
En situaciones de normalidad los Sistemas de Vigilancia en Salud Pública y los Sistemas de Información en Salud deben mantener un monitoreo continuo de la situación de salud - enfermedad de la población y la prestación de los servicios de salud. Esto permite disponer de una línea de base permanente de la morbilidad y mortalidad de una determinada región.