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Worldwide Chocolate Shortage Linked to Drought in West Africa, Indonesia - AccuWeather.com
1/12 - 2014

Worldwide Chocolate Shortage Linked to Drought in West Africa, Indonesia
AccuWeather.com
Drought conditions have been gripping Western Africa, which includes the number one area in the world for cocoa production, the Ivory Coast or Cote d'Ivoire, and Indonesia, according to the Global Drought Monitor. Indonesia is the world's number three ...

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Med student, 22, ends South Africa's 40-year drought at Miss World pageant - The Star Online
15/12 - 2014

The Star Online

Med student, 22, ends South Africa's 40-year drought at Miss World pageant
The Star Online
Rolene Strauss, a 22-year-old South African, has won the Miss World 2014 pageant in London, the organisers said in a statement released on Sunday Dec 14. Hungary's Edina Kulcsár came second and Elizabeth Safrit, representing the US, came third.

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Rugby: Wales beat South Africa to end 15-year drought - New Zealand Herald
29/11 - 2014

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Rugby: Wales beat South Africa to end 15-year drought
New Zealand Herald
Wales brought an emphatic end to 15 years of hurt at the hands of South Africa when it triumphed 12-6 at Millennium Stadium on Sunday (NZT). A crowd roar that threatened to lift the closed roof greeted Wales' first win over the Springboks since 1999 ...
Wales battle to drought-breaking triumph over SpringboksSportal.com.au
Wales end Springbok droughtOrange UK News
Gatland watches last moments of Wales win on TVYahoo News UK
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Accam hoping Grant's appointment will end Ghana's trophy drought - GhanaWeb
21/12 - 2014

GhanaWeb

Accam hoping Grant's appointment will end Ghana's trophy drought
GhanaWeb
Ghana's new Chicago Fire striker David Accam is hoping Avram Grant's appointment as Black Stars Head Coach will end the Black Stars 32-year trophy drought to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. “I know Avram Grant is a quality coach. He has coached at ...

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Real Madrid crowned world champion at Club World Cup - The Japan Times
21/12 - 2014

The Japan Times

Real Madrid crowned world champion at Club World Cup
The Japan Times
Although he didn't score in two games in Marrakech — almost a goal-drought for him — Cristiano Ronaldo nevertheless netted a total of 61 for Madrid and Portugal in 2014 — not far shy of his 69 in 2013, and 63 in 2012. Although off-target in ... both ...
Soccer News: Real Madrid crowned world champ at Club World CupBrownsville Herald
Real Madrid wins Club World Cup, takes streak of 22 wins into 2015Westerly News

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World: Violence against aid workers in 2013 [EN/FR/SP]
19/08 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

2013 set a new record for violence against civilian aid operations, with 251 separate attacks affecting 460 aid workers. The spike in attacks in 2013 was driven by escalating conflicts and deterioration of governance in countries like Syria and South Sudan.

Violencia contra trabajadores humanitarios en 2013

El año 2013 marcó un nuevo record en actos de violencia contra operaciones de ayuda, con 251 ataques efectuados a 460 trabajadores humanitarios. Este repunte es liderado por conflictos en progreso y el deterioro de la gobernabilidad en paises como Siria y Sudán del Sur.

Violences contre les humanitaires en 2013

L'année 2013 a enregisté un record de violence contre les opérations humanitaires, avec 251 attaques faisant 460 victimes parmi le personnel humanitaire. La hausse des attaques est due notamment à l'escalade des conits et la détérioration de la gouvernance dans les pays comme la Syrie et le Soudan du Sud

World: CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014
24/07 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, World

In June 2014, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$75 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity. This is the second of two annual Underfunded Emergencies (UFE) rounds.

World: World: Keeping up with megatrends
15/04 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

A study on the implications of climate change and urbanization for environmental emergency preparedness and response

Climate change: Climate-related disasters affected an estimated 2.6 billion people between 1999 and 2009, with the cost of responding to such disasters increasing tenfold between 1992 and 2008.

Urbanization: More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and, by 2030, the urban population is expected to exceed 5 billion.

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World: Enviromental Emergencies: Joint UNEP/OCHA Activities (as of 20 Feb 2014)
3/03 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) responds to environmental emergencies by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners. By pairing the environmental expertise of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the humanitarian network coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the JEU ensures an integrated approach in responding to environmental emergencies.

World: ReliefWeb Highlights 2013
19/02 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

In 2013 ReliefWeb continued to implement its ‘Strategy and Vision’ with the aim of becoming the humanitarian community’s ‘one stop shop’ for information. ReliefWeb is a service provided by OCHA that assists humanitarians to easily find reports, evaluations, analyses, maps, infographics, jobs announcements and training events from over 3,500 sources worldwide. ReliefWeb collected and published 43,924 humanitarian updates in 2013, covering acute crises in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan as well as natural disasters such as Typhoons Haiyan and Wutip.

World: United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Missions (UNDAC): from 1993 to 2013
6/02 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

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Cities on Volcanoes 8, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 9-13 September 2014: conference report
19/12 - 2014
In IAVCEI news 2014, no 3-4: This article reports on the eighth, biennial Cities on Volcanoes (CoV) conference held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from September 9-13, 2014, which aims to bring together geoscientists, emergency managers, social scientists, economists, city planners, engineers and educators to promote an exchange of ideas and stimulate dialogue...
Proceedings of the second ANDROID doctoral school in disaster resilience 2014
19/12 - 2014
This volume is the second edition of the doctoral school programme of the ANDROID network, established as part of ANDROID Work Package 3. Its main objective is to bring together doctoral candidates from academic institutions worldwide and provide them a multidisciplinary learning and knowledge sharing platform. It is intended to enable them to interact...
Partners for resilience: reflections on the zero draft for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (‘HFA-II')
18/12 - 2014
This paper is a response to the zero draft of the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action. In this paper, PfR welcomes the emphasis and considerations of the zero draft and at the same time recognises the many opportunities to strengthen the text further. It summarizes PfR's observations and recommendations in ten points: (i) the role of local communities;...
Beyond reaction: drought and climate change in Central America
18/12 - 2014
This document is a joint research report that was presented on the 5th of December during COP20 and on the 9th of December at the People's Summit in Lima, Peru. It argues that, for the construction of new governance under difficult conditions due to the drought and the impacts of climate change in Central America, it is urgent not only to allocate...
Lima call for climate action (advance unedited version)
17/12 - 2014
This document is a decision adopted by COP 20 and CMP 10, which the Parties concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement on climate change, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground rules on how all countries can submit contributions to the new agreement during the first quarter of next year.In the loss...
SA/SNZ HB 436:2013: risk management guidelines - Companion to AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009
17/12 - 2014
This handbook provides guidance on the implementation of AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009, Risk management - Principles and guidelines. AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 defines the concept of risk, explains how it comes about, and describes the principles, framework and process that allow risk to be managed effectively. It also provides an internationally agreed terminology...

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