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Community Perception of Nomadic Herdsman Activities, Builsa South District of Northern Ghana, 2014, UDS

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by the University of Development Studies, Ghana, in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract:  The movement of nomadic herdsmen from the Sahel into forest areas is a natural response …

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Pesticide Use Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice and Related Short-Term Health Problems among Farmers Using Irrigation in Southwest Ethiopia, 2014, Jimma University

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by Jimma University, Ethiopia in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract: Pesticides offer many benefits, including preventing illness and death by controlling the insect vectors of diseases such as …

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An Analysis of Lightning-Related Damages and Deaths, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center.  Abstract: Every year, lightning kills about 50 people and causes property damage estimated at over a few …

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Cuento: el clima mi amigo

Este cuento es una herramienta que desarrolló la Cruz Roja Nicaragüense para sensibilizar niños al tema del cambio climático y de la gestión ambiental.

Building Capacity in Disaster Risk Management – Lessons learned in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Red Cross disaster management (DM) programme was set up to reduce the risk of natural disasters and to help communities protect themselves and overcome the effects of disasters. Its main objective is to raise awareness of disaster risks and how to prepare for disasters at the community level, …

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Nutrition Guidelines

The nutrition guidelines contain information and advice on globally accepted best practices to combat malnutrition and is intended to support “evidence-based programming” (i.e., interventions that are proven by careful research to be successful in achieving the intended objectives). The guidelines are to be used by National Societies for awareness-raising, capacity-building and integration into National Society …

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HIV and livelihoods in Africa – What can National Societies do?

Many experts consider that AIDS is not only a health, political and/or security crisis; it is increasingly being recognized as a livelihood crisis. As a result, support is urgently needed for household and community-based livelihoods activities. By raising awareness about HIV and supporting livelihoods of vulnerable families, National Societies can help increase people’s capacity to …

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Expect the Unexpected and Facing Fear: Emergency preparedness in schools

To prepare the population to act safely during unexpected events, the Canadian Red Cross has developed the preparedness program “Expect the Unexpected” to get ready for emergencies. This preparedness program is intended for students, their parents, teachers and Canadian Red Cross facilitators who may be called upon to contribute in class. The objective of this …

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Climate Change Awareness, Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, A Bangladesh Case Study

Bangladesh is not only vulnerable to rising sea levels, but is also one of the most flood  and cyclone prone countries in the world with 25 percent of its geographical area vulnerable. The floods and cyclones not only disrupt and take lives, but also isolate communities, severely affecting the livelihoods and education of the people …

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