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Drought-Hit Horn of Africa UN, IGAD Appeal for Humanitarian Aid - AllAfrica.com
16/09 - 2014

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Drought-Hit Horn of Africa UN, IGAD Appeal for Humanitarian Aid
AllAfrica.com
The UN and East Africa's regional community on Monday, appealed to the international community to move swiftly and avert a looming humanitarian disaster in the Horn of Africa region. UN Assistant Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-Wha ...
UN, IGAD appeal for humanitarian aid for drought-hit Horn of AfricaShanghai Daily (subscription)
IGAD : World must act now to avert humanitarian disaster in the Horn of AfricaDiplomat News Network

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The California Drought Versus the Ice Bucket Challenge - The Wire
20/08 - 2014

The Wire

The California Drought Versus the Ice Bucket Challenge
The Wire
Please stop pouring lovely fresh water over your heads" - Africa. — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 19, 2014. Of course, they've got a point: The campaign, according to The Washington Post, has used an estimated 5 million gallons of water so far.

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Kidnapping, persecution, drought, famine: Africa mired in evil - OneNewsNow
27/08 - 2014

Kidnapping, persecution, drought, famine: Africa mired in evil
OneNewsNow
Christian persecution and other humanitarian issues continue on the African continent – most recently just off Somalia. Four people traveling recently from Kenya to a popular island off the coast of Somalia near the border with Kenya were kidnapped by ...

South Africa end 12-year drought in tournament finals and knock-outs with ... - Cricket Country
6/09 - 2014

Cricket Country

South Africa end 12-year drought in tournament finals and knock-outs with ...
Cricket Country
South Africa last won a tournament final in 2002, when they clinched the tri-series Down Under. Their victory in the Zimbabwe Triangular series final breaks that unwanted streak. Nishad Pai Vaidya looks back at South Africa's 12 years of hurt and anguish.
Faf du Plessis' third century puts South Africa in finalESPNcricinfo.com
Tri-series: Du Plessis ton puts South Africa in finalPakistan Observer

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Australia Looks to End Three Game Drought versus South Africa - Crunch Time News
6/09 - 2014

Crunch Time News

Australia Looks to End Three Game Drought versus South Africa
Crunch Time News
wallabies South Africa visits Australia on Saturday for a third round Rugby Championship game in Perth. Australia is looking to end its current three game losing streak to South Africa when they meet at Patersons Stadium. The Wallabies have not ...

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Rethinking resilience: prioritizing gender integration to enhance household and community resilience to food insecurity in the Sahel
16/09 - 2014
This report presents the findings and recommendations of a gender and resilience research conducted in Mali, Niger, and Northern Nigeria to examine the differing vulnerabilities and capacities of men, women, boys, and girls in the Sahel. It explores three primary questions: (i) how does gender influence the experiences, vulnerabilities, and capacities...
หนังสือคำศัพท์ด้านการบริหารจัดการความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติ / Glossary of terms in disaster risk management in Thai
16/09 - 2014
This disaster risk management (DRM) glossary of terms aims to address this very fundamental problem in promoting DRM/disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Thailand. It will be central to the contemporary understanding and evolving practice of DRM/DRR in Thailand, and will ensure that common definitions are clear across sectors and stakeholders, in turn,...
The Sustainable Development Goals: will they deliver climate compatible development for vulnerable countries?
15/09 - 2014
This working paper explores the unique opportunity offered by the convergence of timelines - with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)'s post-Kyoto deal on climate change, the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and a future framework on disaster risk reduction all set to be finalised - to achieve coherence between...
Risk sensitive heritage conservation in Sikkim
15/09 - 2014
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 117, September 2014:This issue focuses on the important theme of the ‘Need for disaster risk reduction (DRR) sensitive heritage conservation in the Himalayas'. The Himalayan states of India are home to a lot of heritage sites and structures, which include palaces, temples (gompas), monasteries, stupas and old neighbourhoods....
Facing uncertainty: the value of climate information for adaptation, risk reduction and resilience in Africa
12/09 - 2014
This document explains why and how climate information is a valuable resource for rural communities and those working with them in confronting climate variability and change. It is based on lessons from the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), implemented by CARE International, together with the national meteorological services in Ghana, Kenya and Niger....
Cooperation for water, energy, and food security in transboundary basins under changing climate
12/09 - 2014
This document highlights the role of river and aquifer basin organizations and the benefits of cooperation in managing transboundary basins. It focuses on three key issues within the overall umbrella of water, energy and food security in transboundary basins: (i) sustainable development; (ii) climate change adaptation in a transboundary context; and...

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