The collection, supply and/or use of firewood and alternative energy – and consequences thereof, such as rape, murder, environmental degradation and indoor air pollution leading to respiratory infections – is a multi-sectoral issue which cannot be effectively addressed by a singularly-mandated agency or cluster acting alone.
Planning and preparation are needed to protect health facilities and make sure they are able to continue providing health care during and after emergencies. A safe health facility will protect patients, visitors and staff from hazards. It will continue to function and provide essential services when they are most needed. And it will have emergency response plans and a trained workforce to continue the normal provision of health care and cope efficiently with the additional demands resulting from the emergency.
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To investigate the feasibility, the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey
On 2–3 December 1984, the city of Bhopal, India, was hit by what is still believed to be the worst chemical incident in history. The hundreds of thousands of people affected by the Bhopal incident were victims of a combination of circumstances that made any potential incident in the industrial facility that produced pesticides particularly dangerous. This deadly combination of circumstances could have been avoided if a number of well-established security and safety principles had been followed before, during and after the chemical incident.
There has been a constant need for the Government of Indonesia to improve geographical targeting of more vulnerable areas for food and nutrition security related interventions. Recognizing World Food Programme (WFP) expertise in food security analysis and mapping, in 2003 the Food Security Council (FSC), chaired by the President of Indonesia, whose Secretariat is the Food Security Agency (FSA), collaborated with WFP to develop the national Food Insecurity Atlas (FIA) for Indonesia. The first FIA was developed and launched in 2005 and covered 265 rural districts in 30 provinces.
This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian programme managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide live in areas affected by armed conflict and man-made crises. These crises have various negative effects on health, ranging from deaths and trauma due to military actions to subtler, indirect consequences such as an increased risk of infectious diseases as a result of various risk factors brought about by war.
Why dead bodies do not cause epidemics
Wherever a natural disaster causes large numbers of deaths, one of the distressing questions facing rescue workers is always "How do we deal with the dead?"
Surprisingly, the answer is "Don’t rush!" Contrary to popular belief, dead bodies are a negligible health hazard. After a disaster, the top priority is to look after the living. Rushing to bury the dead diverts resources away from rescue efforts and can make it impossible to identify bodies later.
- The district received rainfall during the month and the distribution was fair. The northwest divisions of Banane, Danyere and Mbalambala received very little rains while the rest of the divisions realised substantial amounts.
- The quality and quantity of pasture and browse continued to improve with high regeneration /regrowth of forage realized, thus improving the uptake for livestock and consequently reducing the trekking distances and enhancing faster livestock growth and reproduction.
- UN Central Emergency Response Fund gives US$ 6 million to address hunger in Nepal following winter drought
- Nepal ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.
- The Ministry of Health and Population confirms two deaths due to H1N1 influenza in Nepal
- The Unified Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist lifts blockade of the Legislative Parliament after four months
A Task Force of the three major political parties, established in early December to resolve the ongoing …
- Hailstorms cause death, injuries and damage in Mashonaland Central province.
- Disease outbreaks stagnate.
- Highlights from ASG/DERC Ms. Catherine Bragg's mission to Zimbabwe.
- CAP 2010 launched with lower funding requirements.
I. Situation Overview
As the curtain closes on 2009, the outlook for Zimbabwe's humanitarian situation is less gloomy than last year.
This is the 68th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua.
With funding becoming increasingly difficult to sustain, 2009 never promised to be an easy year for the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) or for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people either side of the Thailand Burma border.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is situated in the north eastern part of Asia. It has a total land area of about 120 thousand square kilometers of which 80 percent are mountains. Administratively, the entire country is divided into nine provinces and the capital city of Pyongyang. Provinces are divided into cities (districts) and counties. A county is further subdivided into smaller geographic areas called ri, (gu, dong) and the county town called up. Cities (districts), on the other hand, consist of administrative areas known as dong.
This report assesses the situation of economic and social rights in Afghanistan and investigates the progress made by the Afghan government in ensuring these rights from early 1387 (March 2008) to late 1387 (March 2009). The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has already published three reports on economic and social rights in the years 2006, 2007, and 2008. This report is also available online at AIHRC website at www.aihrc.org.af.
Depuis 2003, les opérations humanitaires soutenues par la Commission européenne à travers son service d'aide humanitaire (DG ECHO) viennent en aide aux populations les plus vulnérables : réfugiées, déplacées et hôtes à l'Est et au Sud du Tchad et ce pour un montant total de 135 millions d'euros. L'assistance de la Commission européenne permet de couvrir les besoins essentiels de 268,000 réfugiés soudanais, de 74,000 réfugiés centrafricains et de 171,000 déplacés internes tchadiens ainsi que des populations tchadiennes les plus vulnérables qui les ont accueillies.
HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES
- Vulnerability intensified in Southern Sudan in 2009
- Almost twice as many people were displaced by conflict in 2009 than in 2008
- The food crisis that emerged in 2009 will spill over into 2010
- Around 111,526 IDPs are still in camps, with 101,722 still remaining in the IDP camps in Menik Farm, with 3987 in Jaffna, 2162 in Mannar. No IDPs are in Trincomalee now. When the Government announced that IDPs can freely move from the Menik Farm camps, most of the IDPs return to Menik Farm within 15 days.
- The former Indian Hospital in Zone 1 has now been transformed into a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities.
- 2 IDP zones have been decommissioned in Menik Farm as the numbers have decreased.
The Somalia Health Cluster Bulletin provides an overview of the health activities conducted by the health cluster partners operating in Somalia.
Ce rapport concerne les Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant reçu des subventions du Fonds Central d'Intervention d'Urgence des Nations Unies.