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The disaster descriptions in this report cover the period of the USG's fiscal year, October 1, 1994, through September 30, 1995. During FY 1995, BHR/OFDA responded to 57 new "declared" disasters. Many of the disasters in FY 1995 required a complex mix of USG financial and staff resources.
January 1996 - May 1997
Calling for a comprehensive approach to disaster
management embracing prevention, preparedness, response and recovery, this
manual provides a comprehensive guide on disaster recovery at all levels
for use in planning, training and operations. Its four main sections examine:
- Concepts and principles underpinning the recovery process
- Insight into the likely impact a disaster may have upon the community
- Structures to manage disaster recovery, together with planning and operational guidelines
- Specific services which may be provided
This study presents information and lessons on community recovery processes following disasters. Its main objectives are to study cases where societal disruption has been caused by serious environmental pollution, and to exchange information and lessons concerning the community recovery process following such disasters.
Dealing primarily with large-scale refugee situations,
this handbook aims to provide UNHCR and NGO field staff with a practical
protection tool relating to voluntary repatriation and promote consistency
in international refugee protection and in the practice of agencies working
in this area.
In addition to outlining a wide variety of practical approaches to protection issues in voluntary repatriation operations to provide ideas and tools, the following main issues are discussed:
- UNHCR's mandate for voluntary repatriation
These guidelines provide an outline of basic
contraceptive logistics management principles and procedures for use by
program managers in camps for refugees or displaced persons.
The guide seeks to help program managers design and implement a simple contraceptive logistics system in refugee camps where family planning programs are just beginning and can improve the system in a camp where family planning programs are underway.
This report examines how gender relations are
affected in the four phases of an armed conflict and which strategies can
be pursued to enhance women's bargaining power in decision-making processes
in conflict and peace negotiations. It offers the following chapters:
- Understanding conflict
- Towards a gender analysis of conflict
- Gender dimensions of conflict
- Conflict and interventions
This booklet stresses that today's multiple
and complex humanitarian crises pose challenges to the mandates and response
capacities of the United Nations and the international community. The increasing
demand for international action in internal conflicts is a reflection of
a new dimension in international relations. The document consists in two
Part I describes the current situation
Part II proposes guidelines for action.
This document is an output of the Inter-agency Standing Committee.
This study analyses the strengths and weaknesses
of the coordination effort of the international community in three major
crises: Afghanistan, Mozambique and Rwanda.
While focusing primarily on the approaches taken by the UN, including both the political-military and the humanitarian-development sides of the organisation, the interactions between the UN and NGOs are also explored.
The 1997 State of the World's Children
report examines the issue of child labour, urging an immediate end to hazardous
and exploitative child labour and advocating for urgent support for education
as the best means of combating the problem.
Arguing for the United Nations to take the lead in mobilising the widest possible coalition of partners among governments, communities, NGOs, employers and trade unions, the report provides specific recommendations for all actors in tackling the problem.
The State of World Population 1996 report examines
the causes of urban growth and the implications of expanding urbanization.
For this purpose, it includes the following chapters:
- The urban potential
- Conditions of life in urban areas
- Urban population dynamics
- Sources of city growth
- Urban-rural links: Transactions and transformation
- Policies, strategies and issues for improving cities
This document is a collection of fact-sheets
on environmental sanitation. The fact-sheets cover four major areas:
- Water supply
- Hygiene education.
The document is intended for those dealing with the difficult task of identifying priorities and promoting and implementing programmes in environmental sanitation at the country level.
To read the fact-sheets click here