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Insurance offers new hope to Africa in fight against drought and natural disasters - The Independent
12/02 - 2015

The Independent

Insurance offers new hope to Africa in fight against drought and natural disasters
The Independent
Drought accounted for, on average, 34 per cent of all World Food Programme operations in Africa between 2002-12, a good proxy for overall international aid flows. ARC analysis suggests that a widespread catastrophic drought in sub-Saharan Africa today ...

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Drought stricken farmers receive no assistance - Annette Steyn - Politicsweb
22/02 - 2015

Politicsweb

Drought stricken farmers receive no assistance - Annette Steyn
Politicsweb
Large parts of South Africa are currently in the grip of a major agriculturally debilitating drought. This together with the current heat wave affecting the majority of the country is putting the nation's summer grain - specifically maize - and oil ...

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South Africa Sugar Industry Seen Losing $81 Million From Drought - Bloomberg
5/02 - 2015

South Africa Sugar Industry Seen Losing $81 Million From Drought
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Drought in South Africa's main sugar-producing region may cost the industry about $81 million, a growers' association said. Losses may total 920 million rand amid output cuts of as much as 60 percent this season if some areas of the ...

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Ivory Coast, Ghana look to end long drought at African Cup - USA TODAY
7/02 - 2015

USA TODAY

Ivory Coast, Ghana look to end long drought at African Cup
USA TODAY
BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — A decades-long drought for an African Cup of Nations title is about to come to an end. And another is going to be extended at the same time. The Ivory Coast will face Ghana on Sunday at Bata Stadium in the final, and ...

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Namibia still waiting for R100m drought relief from South Africa - Johannesburg Sunday World
24/02 - 2015

Johannesburg Sunday World

Namibia still waiting for R100m drought relief from South Africa
Johannesburg Sunday World
Namibia is still waiting for drought relief aid to the value of R100 million which South African President Jacob Zuma, during his state visit in November 2013, had promised his country would render.
Delay of R100m Drought Relief to Namibia from South AfricaAllAfrica.com

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News from Reliefweb

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World: ReliefWeb Highlights 2014
24/02 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb
Country: World

2014 was another record year for ReliefWeb, with over 4.97 million users accessing ReliefWeb more than 12 million times.

We added more than 54,000 reports and maps to ReliefWeb and covered all the year’s major crises such as the West Africa Ebola outbreak, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

We also introduced some great new initiatives that were designed to help you more easily access the humanitarian information on ReliefWeb. These included: Improved API, Organization Pages, Disaster Alerts, New filters and advanced search, and Content Trends.

World: Surge Capacity Section: 2014 Surge Deployments
13/02 - 2015
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

In 2014, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) in the Emergency Services Branch carried out 209 deployments to 29 countries: 93 from the Emergency Response Roster (ERR), 72 from the Stand-By Partnership Programme (SBPP), 33 from the Associates Surge Pool (ASP), eight from the Senior Surge roster and three from the Roaming Emergency Surge Officer (RESO)/Roaming Operational Stability Officer (ROSO) roster.

World: United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)
9/02 - 2015
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.

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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News from Preventionweb

PreventionWeb

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Towards building a culture of disaster resilience at early age
27/02 - 2015
This document reports on the lesson learning reflection Workshop for stakeholders working in Ethiopia on contextual Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in primary education curricula through a Children in Emergency Response and Disaster Mitigation. It captures and presents the critical process steps though which various multistakeholders under...
Committing to child-centred disaster risk reduction: an opportunity at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction
27/02 - 2015
This document summarizes World Vision's policy, in partnership with key child-centred organizations, for the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in their advocacy for the inclusion of children and their needs in the post-2015 Framework for DRR. In its statement World Vision specifically asks that the framework includes: (i) Children's...
Children in a post 2015 DRR framework
27/02 - 2015
This policy brief proposes a simple framework for advocating for the inclusion of children’s rights, needs and priorities for risk reduction.It begins with a framework for action, a brief summary of advocacy points for both the post-2015 development goals and the ‘HFA2’, as these frameworks are complementary and cannot...
ACP compendium of risk knowledge
27/02 - 2015
The ACP Risk Compendium was designed to raise the awareness and understanding of disaster risk across its three facets: hazards, vulnerability and capacity. It aims to remind decision-makers of the risk of natural hazards faced by the regions, sub-regions and countries; to create a culture of DRR advocacy; and to achieve further and enduring steps towards...
Early warning, early action: mechanisms for rapid decision making
27/02 - 2015
This report looks at the existing early warning and early actions systems in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, as well as at regional level, and combines the many ideas and examples found during the research process into a single model, or a model sytem. This is with the aim to to bring a paradigm shift in humanitarian action in order to move from the conventional...
UNISDR annual report 2014
26/02 - 2015
This 2014 annual report is a mid-term report on the UNISDR 2014-2015 Biennium Work Programme. 2014 was a year in which much time was spent defining the future of disaster risk management. There were major gatherings around the world to weigh up the experience of the last ten years of implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), and the work of...

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