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Haiti earthquake 2010 - two year progress report,

IFRC, 8 April 2014

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This report spans the Red Cross Red Crescent operations from January 2010 to November 2011, with a focus on the second year of the operations, marking the end of the prolonged emergency phase and a transition into more sustainable, community-driven solutions.

The emergency distributions of tarpaulins, hygiene kits and safe drinking water that dominated the Red Cross Red Crescent operation during the first year have given way to financial support to small businesses, vocational training to help people back into the job market, a large camp decongestion programme offering rental support and relocation grants, and the provision of transitional shelters to tens of thousands of people.

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Haiti earthquake 2010 - one year progress report,

IFRC, 8 April 2014

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On January 12 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck the most heavily populated area of the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Already struggling with poverty, low levels of healthcare, unemployment, lack of access to water and sanitation, and highly vulnerable to violent tropical storms; Haiti suddenly faced the biggest natural disaster in its history.

This report covers the Red Cross Red Crescent relief and early recovery operations from January to November 2010. Ten months of intensive activity has provided sufficient experience with which to reflect on what has been a monumental operation for the humanitarian community. The dust has settled and the engine is in motion. There is sufficient progress to weigh what has been accomplished and to gauge what still needs to be done.

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Disaster risk reduction makes development sustainable,

IFRC, UNDP, UNICEF, Oxfam, GFDRR, UNISDR, 8 April 2014

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The post-2015 development framework offers an unparalleled opportunity to ensure that disaster risk is significantly reduced all over the world, especially for those most vulnerable.

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The Global Water and Sanitation initiative 2005 – 2025,

IFRC, 20 March 2014

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The Red Cross Red Crescent Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI) promotes a common but adaptable approach amongst National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to establish large-scale, long-term sustainable water and sanitation programmes. It aims to advance efforts in scaling up equitable, sustainable and affordable access to water and sanitation services for all and thus contribute towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

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The impact of disaster risk reduction field sessions in Myanmar,

Myanmar Red Cross Society, 17 March 2014

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In 2010, the IFRC’s South-East Asia regional delega- tion held the first disaster risk reduction (DRR) field session in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), with the aim of empowering communities with information on the underlying causes of natural disasters. With increased awareness and understanding on methods to mitigate the impact of disasters, communities are not only better able to avoid them, they are also more resilient when they happen.

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Lao Red Cross: working in partnership with people living with HIV,

Lao Red Cross, 17 March 2014

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HIV prevalence in Lao PDR is estimated at 0.2–0.3 per cent of people aged 15-49-olds.2 The country’s HIV epidemic has also witnessed new trends in the last five years. The National Strategy and Action Plan for HIV/AIDS/STI Control and Prevention (NSAP) has described the epidemic scenario as a “concentrated epidemic.” The key affected populations are sex workers, clients of sex workers, men who have sex with men, and injecting drug users.

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Investing in the future Lao Red Cross,

Lao Red Cross, 17 March 2014

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In October 2011, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) made the decision to include a curriculum on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the formal education system, from primary school to university. The DRR curriculum has been drafted by the Ministry of Education and Sports Standing Committee, but has not yet been finalized as of December 2013.

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Mobilizing community support for orphans and vulnerable children in Cambodia,

Cambodian Red Cross, 17 March 2014

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Cambodia is a developing country, located in the southern part of the Indochina peninsula in South-East Asia. According to the 2008 census, the population of Cambodia in 2008 was 13.4 million, of whom 51.5 per cent were females and 48.5 per cent males. Around 80.5 per cent of the total population lives in rural areas. The country saw a decline in HIV prevalence among the general population in 2011, with 0.6 per cent of 15 to 49 year-olds living with HIV compared with 0.9 per cent in 2006.

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Civil Protection Guidance for National Societies and Federation Secretariat relations with European Union actors,

IFRC, 13 January 2014

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The purpose of this document is to propose guidance for National Societies (NS) and the Federation Secretariat that supports a principled and con¬structive engagement with the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (the Mechanism), and European Union (EU) Member States and their civil protection (CP) actors.

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Principles and Rules for Red Cross and Red Crescent Humanitarian Assistance,

IFRC, 13 January 2014

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National Societies provide humanitarian assistance to people who are vulnerable in their territories in situations of disaster, crisis and conflict. National Societies act in accordance with the Fundamental Principles of the Movement (Fundamental Principles) and are auxiliaries to the public authorities in their humanitarian work.

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