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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 ...

Drought and climate change in the Horn of Africa require responsibility and ... - MinnPost
21/10 - 2014

MinnPost

Drought and climate change in the Horn of Africa require responsibility and ...
MinnPost
The Horn of Africa is considered one of the poorest regions in the world, and ongoing droughts continue to plague this region. The 2011-2012 drought and famine was the worst to hit the region in 25 years, and claimed 260,000 lives. Half of the lives ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

AFCON Pendulum Swings Back to South Africa as Fallen Champs Nigeria Lick ... - Bleacher Report
20/11 - 2014

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AFCON Pendulum Swings Back to South Africa as Fallen Champs Nigeria Lick ...
Bleacher Report
Finally, for the first time since their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Republic of Congo, Nigeria had their destiny in their own hands. Having beaten the Republic of Congo 2-0 away in their penultimate match, Nigeria knew they just ...
Four things that will make Bafana crySuperSport
Three Players Keshi should drop for South Africa ClashGoal.com
Five star Serero has 'more to offer'The New Age Online

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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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Boletín actualidad CRID, noviembre 2014
20/11 - 2014
In Spanish:En esta edición encontrará reportes de eventos como la presentación del "Primer Informe Regional del Estado de la Vulnerabilidad y Riesgos de Desastres en Centroamérica" elaborado por la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR),...
A critical analysis of disaster risk management law of Pakistan
20/11 - 2014
This book presents a seminal study on natural disasters from managerial as well as politico-legal perspectives. The book proposes that hazards turn into disasters mainly due to governmental incapacities and inefficiencies not only to avert the disasters but also to enable the communities to cope with them without sustaining much loss to their lives...
Insights from the frontlines of disaster risk: ten key recommendations by experts from South Asia on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction
18/11 - 2014
This document communicates key recommendations of experts working on disaster risk reduction in Nepal, Pakistan and India on the issues that subsequent drafts of the the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction must contain. Insights were collected in the context of the pre-zero draft, just before the release of the zero draft and this note considers...
President's state, local, and tribal leaders task force on climate preparedness and resilience: recommendations to the President
18/11 - 2014
This report presents recommendations on key actions the Federal Government can take to better support state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders working to prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change. These recommendations focus on opportunities to remove barriers to resilient investments, modernize Federal grant and loan programs...
Safe havens: protected areas for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
18/11 - 2014
This publication presents 18 case studies to demonstrate how Protected Areas (PAs) can be better managed for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). The chapters vary from scientific studies to good practices, as well as (existing or required) policy frameworks that enable appropriate management. The book presents approaches...
Achieving disaster resilience in U.S. communities: executive branch, congressional, and private-sector efforts
18/11 - 2014
This report examines the disaster resilience efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government and public-private partnerships. Its recommendations are the product of a series of dialogues hosted by the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Reflecting thoughts, findings, and...

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