Educación, ingreso y etnia son los factores sociales que más influyen en la salud de niños, niñas, adolescentes y madres
Presentación hoy del Informe sobre Equidad en Salud, de UNICEF y la Universidad de Tulane
The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is a partnership among sub-Saharan African and American universities led by Makerere University in Uganda. The RAN is co-directed by Tulane University and includes Stanford University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and four regional Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) located in Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa. The RAN is supported and funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Science, Technology and Innovation (USAID).
ResilientAfrica, a consortium that includes Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Makerere University in Uganda, Stanford University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has been awarded a $25 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to apply science and technology to strengthen the resilience of African communities against natural and man-made stresses.
Le présent rapport publie les résultats du programme d’Evaluation de l’Assistance Humanitaire en Haïti suite au séisme du 12 janvier 2010, dirigé conjointement par la Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy de l’Université de Tulane et par l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti. Le projet a bénéficié du soutien financier de la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates.
This report of the Haiti Humanitarian Assistance Evaluation of the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th was undertaken by Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy in partnership with the State University of Haiti (UEH) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Heavy violence continues in Syria while diplomatic pressure mounts against both the government and opposition. Health indicators are worsening, refugee counts increases, but some relief efforts were successful.
• UN Security Council officials unanimously issued a presidential statement on 21 MAR 2012, expressing its full support for the efforts of the Joint Special Envoy of the UN and the League of Arab States for Syria to help end the crisis.
• Heavy violence continues to be reported in the Karm al-Zaytoun neighborhood of Homs, the northwestern Idlib province, and the eastern city of Deir al-Zor.
• Syrian forces have placed land mines near the borders with Lebanon and Turkey, resulting in more civilian casualties (HRW 13 MAR 2012).
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More than a third of households affected by the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake and over half of those living in the camps have not recovered basic household assets nearly two years after the disaster, according to an analysis by Tulane University researchers.
January 4, 2012
Tulane University has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help universities in disaster-prone regions in Africa and Asia establish a network of education and development programs in disaster resilience and leadership.
As of 30 OCT 2011: The death toll is at 601 , the number of injured 4,152, the number pulled from rubble alive 188. (AFAD)
There have been 1,769 aftershocks since the earthquake occurred:
• 637 aftershocks with magnitudes 2-3
• 850 aftershocks with magnitudes 3-4
• 108 aftershocks with magnitudes 4-5
• 7 aftershocks with magnitudes 5-6
• A technical committee of 20 personnel from the government and 200 technical personnel from different provinces have started preliminary damage assessment.
• The counted death toll is at 461 at the moment (as of 26 OCT 0900 hrs. CET). 1352 people have been injured, and 2262 buildings destroyed. (AFAD)
• AS of 25 OCT there has been 678 aftershocks, one measuring 5.7.
• 13,000 tents have been dispatched through the Turkish Red Crescent point to about 40,000-45,000 homeless people. 3000 units of temporary housing have been planned for creation within a month.
• On 23 October 2011 in Turkey when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 13.41 (local time), around 12 miles (19km) from the eastern city of Van (Van province).
• Reportedly 279 people were killed and 1,300 wounded in Turkey
• 970 buildings have collapsed and electricity and telecommunications services have been disrupted in the city of Van and the nearby town of Erciş (Van). Damage to buildings has also occurred in parts of the neighboring Bitlis and Hakkari Provinces.
Over the past twelve months, the international community comprised of non-governmental organizations, United Nations, and donor governments have supported the Haitian people and its government by providing humanitarian assistance and development aid to rebuild the country.
Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), in partnership with the University of Haiti, will assess the impact of humanitarian aid in Haiti and whether it supports the sustainable recovery of the Haitian people.
Twenty-one years of war, destruction, and the displacement of over 1.5 million people have turned northern Ugandan into a humanitarian disaster. One of the war's principal perpetrators has been the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). To fill its ranks, the LRA has abducted tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom have been forced to maim and kill their victims.
Since the late 1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a spiritualist rebel group with no clear political agenda, has abducted tens of thousands of children and adults to serve as porters and soldiers. Rebel commanders have forced girls, some as young as 12 years old, to serve as sexual and domestic servants (1) and forced their fighters to inflict horrific injuries by cutting off the ears, noses, lips, and limbs of defenseless civilians. Experience of forced conscription into the LRA is traumatic and varies in scope and intensity.