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Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis - Circle of Blue WaterNews
12/11 - 2014

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Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis
Circle of Blue WaterNews
The international community's failure to respond quickly to early warnings of drought and food insecurity in 2011 led to the first famine of the 21st century, which devastated the Horn of Africa and killed 260,000 people. Three years later, Somalia is ...

Seasonal Drought in the Greater Horn of Africa and Its Recent Increase during ... - Insurance News Net
1/11 - 2014

Seasonal Drought in the Greater Horn of Africa and Its Recent Increase during ...
Insurance News Net
This paper provides a review of atmospheric circulation and sea surface temperature (SST) conditions that are associated with meteorological drought on the seasonal time scale in the Greater Horn of Africa (the region 108S-158N, 308-528E). New findings ...

AfDB Approves Major Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Programs ... - AllAfrica.com
26/11 - 2014

AfDB Approves Major Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Programs ...
AllAfrica.com
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $133-million program that will help countries in the Horn of Africa region break free from cycles of drought and famine. This second AfDB Group Drought Resilience and ...

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Coping with drought and climate change in Africa - Irish Independent
13/11 - 2014

Irish Independent

Coping with drought and climate change in Africa
Irish Independent
Three African universities are partners in the project. This autumn, 36 students in Africa enrolled in a new masters programme on transformative community development, delivered in Africa by the four partner universities. There is a real benefit to ...

Zimbabwe headed for another drought: farmers union - Caj News Africa
26/11 - 2014

Caj News Africa

Zimbabwe headed for another drought: farmers union
Caj News Africa
MASVINGO – ZIMBABWE's agricultural output for the 2014/15 season is forecasted to drop amid a shortage of inputs among peasant farmers, who constitute more than 90 percent of the drought-prone country's farmers. The Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU), ...

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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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UNISDR work programme 2014-2015: update, November 2014
28/11 - 2014
This document provides a summary of UNISDR's work in 2014, with a focus on facilitating the development and adoption of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction; preparing for the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in March 2015; and ensuring the recognition and integration of disaster risk reduction into public...
Annotative dictionary of disaster management terms / Açıklamalı afet yönetimi terimleri sözlüğü
28/11 - 2014
This document aims to maintain unity of terminology among disaster management authorities in Turkey. It was prepared by the Republic of Turkey, Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, with the contribution of stkaeholders from different communities (Public, private, NGO, Academics). It will be available in print format as well...
IDRC Davos 2014 outcomes report
28/11 - 2014
This report consists of two major parts. Part I provides a summary of the findings of the post-conference expert workshop with focus on science and technology, education and training, and implementation. Part II shows all the various comments which have been provided by the IDRC Davos 2014 participants to the pre-zero and the zero draft of the post-2015...
Resilience to extreme weather
27/11 - 2014
This document investigates how we can reduce the impact of extreme weather today while preparing ourselves for future changes, and what we can do to build our resilience. The authors explore these and other key questions to help inform important decisions about adaptation and risk reduction that are being made at global, national and local levels.Chapter...
Case study - Shire River Basin Management Programme: Malawi situational assessment
27/11 - 2014
This case study examines the situational assessment the Met Office carried out for the Department for Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) of Malawi, in order to deliver improved real-time weather monitoring and forecasting and to enable the DCCMS to supply climate variability and change scenarios for basin planning to support the programme's...
Case study - Water availability in the River Nile: assessing the impacts of climate change on the River Nile
27/11 - 2014
This case study details the work the Met Office undertook with the Danish Hydrological Institute and the Nile Forecasting Centre, to provide estimates of future water flow in the Nile, Egypt. It is intended to help assess future climate change by estimating the likelihood of predictions for the region, which will enable governments to plan adaptation...

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