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Humanitarian response to urban crises: a review of area-based approaches

In recent years there has been increasing interest in area-based approaches among humanitarian actors responding to urban crises. Through analysis of case studies, as well as available policy literature, this paper proposes that, in an urban context, area-based approaches have three defining characteristics: they are geographically targeted, and adopt a multi-sectoral, participatory approach. Area-based approaches …

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INFORM – the Index for Risk Management

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response. The short animation is an introduction to INFORM – the Index for Risk Management. INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. Find out more at inform-index.org. http://www.inform-index.org/, INDEX FOR …

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Setting up a National Disaster Preparedness and Response Mechanism – Guidelines for National Societies (NDPRM)

NDPRM – E-Book version – 2014: The updated version of the NDPRM guidance in  English – Spanish  is an Epub file that can be downloaded using the appropriate E-Book reader following the link with  Instructions for EPub files. The French version is available through iTunes search engine, using the NDPRM acronyms. It is also available  in a pdf version. This interactive guide …

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Nepal’s Emergency Preparedness and Response System: Good practices, lessons learnt, and gaps

“Though landslides, floods and epidemics occur annually right across Nepal, this study focuses on just nine of the nation’s 75 districts: six in the Far- and Mid-West and three in the Eastern development regions. It further narrowed its focus to the 2008 flood of the Koshi River, the 2009 flash floods in Kailali and Kanchanpur …

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Disaster Risk Reduction, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene- Comprehensive Guidance

The guideline focuses in the links between WASH and DRR in emergency response and early recovery.    In this guideline the following WASH components are covered:  Water supply Excreta disposal Hygene practice Vector control Solid waste management Drainage of wastewater and stormwater Global WASH Cluster, UNICEF New York, 2011 Disaster Risk Reduction, Water, Sanitation and …

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Engaging Local Government in Urban Humanitarian Response

Resource type:Audio-visual materialLanguage:EnglishKeywords:Coordination, Government, National & regional actors, Refugees/IDPs, UrbanRegions:Western AsiaAgency:ALNAP, Mercy CorpsDate published:November 2014 Complex as they are in their markets and communities, cities are also intricate in their levels/structures of governance. As centres of politics and commerce, as well as home for tens of thousands, national, regional &and local/municipal government structures all have a role. Recently, humanitarians have taken steps …

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Better Programming Initiative – Options to improve the impact of programmes

The Better Programming Initiative (BPI) is an initiative born of the conviction that in communities affected by violence, well-planned aid programming with alternative and creative implementation options can support local capacities for recovery and reconciliation. It was recognised by trained field delegates and NS staff that this tool can also be used in any contexts …

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Preparedness for response to future disaster risk reduction: The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society experience

Evidence from recent disasters in other locations, shows that initial support, and a very significant portion of the total support provided, comes from the local community. With this in mind, in 2001 the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society (SARCS) began a community based approach with an integrated disaster preparedness and health training programme for local …

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