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Urban Profiling in Vietnam

American Red Cross (ARC) country office together with Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) has been implementing Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRM) Program, supported by USAID/OFDA funding since 2011 in Vietnam. Responding to increasing urban risk, particularly effects of climate change in cities, ARC and VNRC has agreed to shift the focus of the CBDRM program […]

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Learning from the Ebola Response in cities: Responding in the context of quarantine

As part of ALNAP’s Learning from the Ebola Response in cities, this paper describes approaches toquarantine in urban Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It focuses in particular on how humanitariansnavigated the context of urban quarantine, what worked and what didn’t and what can be learnt forfuture public health emergencies in urban contexts. This paper does

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Integrating climate change and urban risks into the VCA. Ensure effective participatory analysis and enhanced community action

Extreme climate variability and rapid, unplanned urbanization are magnifying risks to the most vulnerable people. These changing risk patterns, compounded by poverty, epidemics and demographic shifts, can exacerbate the vulnerability of communities.    This document includes:  Introduction  Core principles of VCA process Climate change impacts and how to adress themin the VCA process Vulnerabilty and capacity assesment in urban

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