Hurricane

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May 4, 2010 - 4:51am

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Climate Change and Child led disaster mitigation efforts

March 12, 2010 - 12:03pm

CADME ( Coastal Area disaster Mitigation Efforts) is a coalition of twenty five organisations working together on Disaster Preparedness and climate Change in coastal districts of andhra pradesh in In

Assessing Local Capacity & Reconstruction in Aceh

October 7, 2008 - 8:23am

Assessing Local Capacity and Reconstruction
Assistance in Post-tsunami Aceh

Report of the Aceh Community Assistance
Research Project (ACARP)
December 2007

Participating Agencies

Meager Living of Haitians Is Wiped Out by Storms

September 11, 2008 - 6:05am

By MARC LACEY
Published: September 10, 2008

GONAÏVES, Haiti — Their cupboards were virtually bare before the winds started whipping, the skies opened up and this seaside city filled like...

Attempts to Aid Desperate Haitians Hindered by Floodwaters

September 9, 2008 - 1:43am

By Jonathan M. Katz
Associated Press
Friday, September 5, 2008; Page A12

Worst storm in 48 years batters Caribbean islands

September 8, 2008 - 2:04am

· Hurricane wrecks 80% of homes in Turks and Caicos
· Call for urgent help as Ike closes in on Cuba

Rory Carroll and Richard Luscombe in Miami
The Guardian,

Cuba Rejects American Offer of Hurricane Aid

September 8, 2008 - 1:56am

By MARC LACEY
Published: September 6, 2008

MEXICO CITY — The Cuban government turned down Washington’s offer of hurricane assistance Saturday, saying...

U.S. Offers Storm Aid to Cuba Only Through Relief Groups

September 5, 2008 - 3:02am

By MARC LACEY
Published: September 4, 2008

Sustainable Building Guidelines - post-Tsunami

July 26, 2008 - 7:59pm

Skat - Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development prepared the publication "After the Tsunami- Sustainable Building Guidelines for South-East Asia", which is based on Skat's longstandin

resource for agencies contemplating (or currently) working in Myanmar

June 4, 2008 - 10:09am

ALNAP has produced an article for agencies contemplating working in Myanmar.

Myanmar approves all pending visas for UN aid workers

May 29, 2008 - 5:11am

Myanmar approves all pending visas for UN aid workers

Sahana - Free & Open Source Disaster Management system

March 5, 2008 - 2:40pm

Sahana is a Free and Open Source Disaster Management system. "It is a web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves."

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

February 24, 2008 - 10:07am

I found this site recently and thought others might be interested. The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System, "provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre". Don't sign up for the SMS alerts unless you need it though (We don't want to overload their SMS gateway). One nice feature is the RSS feed which can be loaded into your favourite RSS reader. I was interested to know if there are any standby emergency aid workers out there who use a similar notification system. If so let us know. Also for those computer nerds out there they are using a standards based XML messaging format for emergencies called CAP .

Call for Papers

January 30, 2008 - 5:30pm

CALL FOR PAPERS ON GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES

On behalf of Perspectives on Global Issues, a journal founded and edited by graduate students from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, we would like to announce our call for papers for the spring issue of the journal, of which the focus is global issues of health.

Bangladesh Cyclone: Virtual Aid Drive to support in relief efforts

November 21, 2007 - 11:08am

Aidmatrix encourages you to support relief efforts for the recent Bangladesh Cyclone. Click on the Above link or visit http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=2437

When donating, you will be able to see a SAMPLE LIST of items and prices benchmarked from some of the world's leading humanitarian aid organizations, from their varied relief operations. The actual items/services provided and their actual costs will vary from this list, as actual needs are still being assessed. This list will evolve over time, to reflect the changing needs of the relief effort.

RE: "BOOKLET ON THE TYPE OF TOOLS NEEDED IN A DISASTER."

November 17, 2007 - 5:17pm

Hi

There is a concern about the specific tools to meet the minimum disaster requirement.
A booklet is to be wriiten about the use and types of tools for a humanitarian disaster.
These will be tools that would include specific tools for diiferent types of cultural burials, basic tools for the livelihoods and use for general repairs.

Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards

October 29, 2007 - 1:51pm

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines for livelihoods-based livestock responses to humanitarian crises. Following the process and format of the Sphere guidelines, LEGS is being developed through consultation with a wide group of interested organizations and individuals. LEGS covers a range of livelihoods-based responses, including destocking, accelerated offtake, veterinary services, supplementary feed, water, shelter and restocking. A ‘consultation’ draft was placed on the LEGS website during July and August for comment and feedback. Based on these responses, a ‘field test’ draft is now being produced, which will be tested in real-time emergencies as well as through a series of simulation workshops. The draft will then be finalized and LEGS is due to be published during 2008.

"Emergency Aid,Humanitarian Assistance and Humanitarian Aid?"

September 18, 2007 - 10:17am

Hi!
I have been asked to do some research into the distribution of EMERGENCY AID (Raw materials), Humanitarian Assistance (Basic Needs), and Humanitarian Aid for example : The wrong type of Aid can hamper the relief effort and can end up in the wrong hands. So how do agencies communicate, prioritise and make assessments? I would be grateful for any information on the above.

Diabetes and humanitarian crises

September 16, 2007 - 6:40pm

Hello. I'm new to the Network. I do not currently work in development. I am studying with the OU for an MSc in Development Management and I am in the final project phase. My chosen topic is looking at bringing the management of diabetes during natural and other humanitarian disasters into the 'mainstream' of aid provision.

Education in Emergencies: Gender Implications

June 13, 2007 - 6:11am

Education in Emergencies: The Gender Implications

According to many research findings women and girls are disproportionately affected in times of conflicts and natural disasters. The ominous impact of such emergency situations among girls is the apparent lack of access to schooling. This advocacy brief published by UNESCO describes ways to overcome barriers to education faced by women and girls in emergency situations. Such strategies include: locating schools closer to girls’ homes and away from dangers such as soldiers’ quarters; involving community members in ensuring safe travel to and from school; pro-actively recruiting and training women as teachers; providing feeding programs or rations for girl students, among many others.

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