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06 Jan 2012 description

El presente documento representa un esfuerzo de trabajo de las instituciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales nacionales, relacionadas con la estimación y cuantificación de daños y pérdidas sectoriales, derivadas por el paso de la Depresión Tropical 12E. Para el efecto, se ha tenido el apoyo de la Misión Interagencial de la CEPAL, a solicitud del Gobierno de Guatemala.

31 Dec 2011 description

Pakistan's vulnerability to natural and human induced disasters is characterized by earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides, sea hazards and a range of complex emergencies. The response to the earthquake of 2005 signified the importance of a national platform to manage and coordinate the response efforts to deal with the risk of disasters in a synchronized manner.

31 Dec 2011 description
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Resumen

El presente informe se basa en una serie de datos originales reunidos por el Grupo Interinstitucional y de Expertos sobre los indicadores de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, bajo la coordinación del Departamento de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales de la Secretaría de las Naciones Unidas, en respuesta a la petición de la Asamblea General de que se realicen evaluaciones periódicas de los progresos logrados en la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

29 Dec 2011 description

RESUMEN

Los efectos acumulados de todos los eventos asociados tanto a la erupción del volcán Pacaya como de la tormenta tropical Ágatha ocurridos inmediatamente después de la erupción, los incidentes de deslizamientos, inundaciones y destrucción asociada a eventos de lluvias extraordinarias y las tormentas y depresiones tropicales ocurridas entre mayo y septiembre se han consolidado en este informe a pedido del Gobierno de Guatemala con la asesoría de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), del Banco Mundial y del Sistema de Naciones Unidas.

26 Dec 2011 description

STRUCTURE OF THE UGANDA HUMANITARIAN PROFILE 2012

PART 1. CONTEXT OVERVIEW INTRODUCTION

The Uganda humanitarian profile 2012 is the second version after a decision was made to end the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in Uganda. It builds on the humanitarian profile for 2011 to provide an update on the humanitarian issues in the country. This is both a preparedness and resource mobilization tool which is updated every year to inform government and the humanitarian community on key humanitarian issues in the country.

22 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The 37 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific work to help the most vulnerable groups in their respective countries who are most affected by disasters and socio-economic and health crises. With their widespread network of grassroots members and volunteers, they seek to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in disaster and non-disaster situations.

21 Dec 2011 description
  1. Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

17 Dec 2011 description

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Action needed to mitigate the effects of climate change on health

The PAHO/WHO Directing Council, at its 51st Meeting held in Washington, D.C., in September 2011, approved a Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change. It calls for countries to strengthen the ability of health systems to monitor and analyze climate change, to promote joint efforts of health and other sectors to reduce climate-related health risks, and to reduce the carbon footprint of the health sector in each country.

16 Dec 2011 description

(16 de diciembre, 2011) Se necesitan al menos 4.329 millones de dólares para rehabilitación, reconstrucción, gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático en los cinco países de América Central afectados en octubre por la depresión tropical 12E, informó hoy la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

15 Dec 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

Programme outcome: This report presents the progress on the implementation of the 2011 Country Support Plan for the Nicaraguan Red Cross (NRC). The Nicaraguan Red Cross work is guided by the Guayaquil Inter-American Plan 2007–2011 and Strategy 2020, which puts forward three strategic aims:

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The Viet Nam country office is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) secretariat regional team in Southeast Asia; it is made of 12 staff - six programme officers (national and international), five administrative staff (national) and one country representative (international). The country office has been in existence since 1991 and reports to the Southeast Asia regional office of the IFRC secretariat, in Bangkok.

2. What is our mission?

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we? The Timor-Leste country office is made up of three international delegates – a country representative, organizational development and health delegates - and three experienced national finance and administration staff. The country office shares the office compound of Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL), with whom they have a close and constructive relationship, and a broadbased programme of targeted support and organisational development.

2. What is our mission?

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Maldives has a small country office (head of country office and three support staff) supporting the development of the Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC).

2. What is our mission?

The mission of MRC, as set out in the Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015, is to volunteer, participate and partner in delivering humanitarian service to the most vulnerable.

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) regional office for South Asia has existed since 1997 to support the work of its member national societies and country offices to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the region. The support provided focuses on capacity building and technical assistance and advice. Increasingly we aim to follow an integrated approach to programming which we can present as a working example to the membership.

15 Dec 2011 description

1 Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

14 Dec 2011 description

GENEVA, 14 December 2011- The UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability have completed a four-month pilot test of the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT) designed to help disaster risk reduction efforts in over 1,000 cities and local governments that have signed up to UNISDR's global "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign. LG-SAT has been made possible with funding from the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid branch, ECHO.

14 Dec 2011 description

1 The Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

Preventing and alleviating human suffering, reaching those most vulnerable in every circumstance, promoting the improvement of the quality of their lives and strengthening their capacities .

3 Introduction