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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 ...

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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E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk - News24
9/08 - 2014

The Nation

E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk
News24
Nairobi - Poor rains and multiple conflicts across eastern Africa have put over 14 million people in need of food aid, three years since extreme drought devastated the region, the United Nations said on Friday. "The situation is very worrisome," said ...
Drought and war in East Africa put 14 million people at risk: UNTimes LIVE
Drought, war in E Africa put 14m people at risk: UNThe Nation

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Tufts University tapped to strengthen drought resilience in Horn of Africa - Devex
29/08 - 2014

Tufts University tapped to strengthen drought resilience in Horn of Africa
Devex
The project aims to strengthen drought resilience in the Horn of Africa, mainly through knowledge management and learning activities, and catalyze economic growth in the dry lands at the community, national and regional levels. To deliver the project's ...

New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought - AllAfrica.com
19/08 - 2014

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought
AllAfrica.com
Farmers, scientists and resource managers can place sensors in the ground, but these only provide spot measurements and are rare across some critical agricultural areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The European Space Agency's Soil Moisture and ...
Where am I? > Home > Agriculture > New Satellite To Help Farmers ...Environmental News Network

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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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Managing risk and reducing vulnerability in humanitarian action
2/09 - 2014
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 116, August 2014:This issue deals with the various aspects of disaster management. It contains articles that expound upon the various measures to manage the risk of natural hazards and reduce underlying vulnerabilities. The articles address diverse topics from the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), ranging from...
The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report: what's in it for Small Island Developing States?
2/09 - 2014
This report distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in small islands, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)' experiences in adaptation and mitigation from the thousands of pages of the Fifth Assessment Report and complemented with similar, peer reviewed case studies from such countries. It aims to make the IPCC's important material...
Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) strategy and programming framework 2014-2024 (draft)
1/09 - 2014
The Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) strategy 2014–2024 builds on the strengths of well-founded and functional governance structures. It is designed to continue the process of embedding and institutionalizing CDM as the Caribbean's platform for achieving risk reduction.It proposes to do this over a ten year strategic period and expands on the...
A selected annotated bibliography and bibliography on landslides in India
1/09 - 2014
This document provides a source of inventory for those who are interested in the landslide subject or willing to do research on it. It is a compilation of the available literature and research work pursued on Indian landslides. It uses American Psychological Association (APA) citation style, one of the most used citation method, to reference the research...
Directory of institutions and resource persons for landslide management in India (draft version)
1/09 - 2014
This document extends relevant available information to stakeholders involved with landslide risk reduction in India. It compiles information from various sources, including organization websites, universities, institutions, departments, and agencies as well as individuals. It is intended to be used by all possible end users, besides knowledge based...
Living with risk: hazard risk resilience magazine, volume 1, issue 3, special issue
29/08 - 2014
This magazine is aimed to support practitioner and research communities who focus on hazards, risks or resilience including those who specialise in policy. It is also for anyone interested in learning about the the interdisciplinary research the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) specialises in such as building community resilience, climate...

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