Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name, ‘Yolanda’), made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It is considered to be one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in world history, based on maximum wind speed, with a wind gust reaching up to 320 km/hour at its peak.
In accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), the Information and Communications Sector covers the following activities:
The manufacturing or industrial sector is composed of several individual economic activities, according to the United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats. org/unsd/cr/registry/). These include the manufacture of the following:
• Food products;
• Tobacco products;
• Wearing apparel;
• Leather and leather-related products;
This chapter is part of the PDNA Guidelines Volume B for the ProductiveSector. It provides guidance for those working in the Agricultural Sector on conducting a post-disaster needs assessment, including analysing the effects and impact of a disaster, identifying recovery needs and creating a recovery strategy.
In this chapter, the Agricultural Sector is divided into four main sub-sectors, namely: 1) Crops; 2) Livestock (both production and animal health); 3) Fisheries and Aquaculture (including capture fisheries); and 4) Forestry.
Gender-based violence (GBV), particularly violence against women and girls (VAW/G), is widespread in Afghanistan and impacts all segments of Afghan society. Gender-based violence may take on different forms, including physical, mental and sexual violence, sexual exploitation, domestic violence as well as traditional harmful practices and is often condoned by and founded on deeply-entrenched norms that dictate a subservient status for women at the societal level.
In the 2003 OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) was tasked to assume a proactive role in analysing measures undertaken by participating States to improve the situation of Roma and Sinti, including in crisis and post-crisis situations.
Importance: Refugees and internally displaced persons are highly vulnerable to sexual violence during conflict and subsequent displacement. However, accurate estimates of the prevalence of sexual violence among in these populations remain uncertain.
Objective: Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of sexual violence among refugees and displaced persons in complex humanitarian emergencies.
En el presente informe se analiza la información publicada sobre la ocurrencia de grandes sismos en el Perú, con el propósito de consolidar el posible escenario sísmico y de tsunami que pueda presentarse en el borde occidental de la región central del Perú y que afectaría a la ciudad de Lima Metropolitana y a la provincia Constitucional del Callao.
A fin de conocer la ubicación geográfica de las zonas de mayor riesgo en el Perú, ante la ocurrencia de peligros naturales como los sismos y sus efectos secundarios, se realiza la revisión y evaluación de la ocurrencia de estos eventos y los niveles de sacudimiento del suelo que ellos producen, así como el de los tsunamis, la licuación de suelos y los deslizamientos de tierra y rocas en zonas de alta pendiente.
Gwenaelle Luc, NCA Expert
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The needs of crisis-affected populations with disabilities are notably absent from global sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender guidelines and standards for humanitarian practice, despite the fact that Article 25 of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that persons with disabilities should have the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care, including in the area of SRH, as provided to other persons.
Article 25 of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that persons with disabilities should have the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), as provided to other persons. Yet, the needs of crisis-affected populations with disabilities are notably absent from global SRH and gender guidelines and standards for humanitarian practice.
Since the start of the Syria crisis, Lebanon has welcomed the second largest number of refugees in the MENA region. The arrival of Syrian refugees into Lebanon has vastly altered the labour market landscape in the country – one that was already characterised by a vast, poorly regulated informal sector.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is widely practiced in 29 African countries and in some countries in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and it is estimated that more than three million girls, the majority under 15 years of age, undergo the procedure every year. Between 130 million and 140 million girls and women throughout the world have already undergone FGM.
Eric Kueneman, Donald G. Brown, Thomas S. Walker, Calvin O. Qualset .
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development .
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) .
March 10, 2016 .
Paul McNamara, Oliver Ferguson, Joe Dale .
UIUC, WI, CRS .
January 1, 2014 .
Vickie Sigman, Valerie Rhoe, Theresa Banda, Grace Malindi, John Peters .
UIUC, CRS, consultants (and USAID) .
July 1, 2014 .
Somalia has seen large-scale population displacement, deterioration of infrastructure and decline in access to services, all of which have limited the livelihood opportunities of poor Somali households. Declining access to natural resources and increasing frequency of drought cycles are making it increasingly difficult for rural households to maintain their livestock and crop production levels. This has eroded people’s capacities to cope through traditional means and left large parts of the population vulnerable to particular life cycle risks.
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This is the second of six common programme frameworks that have been developed to operationalise the Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Medium Term Plan, which is an integral part of the Kenya Vision 2030 Second Medium Term Plan for 2013-17.