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Situation Reports / 15 Feb 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Feb 2014
HIGHLIGHTS • The number of people from South Sudan seeking shelter in Sudan stands at some 24,700 as of 10 February, according to the Government of Sudan and humanitarian organisations. • The AU announced the resumption of negotiations between the Government of Sudan an d SPLM-N on the … Read more
European Commission Humanitarian Aid department – 13 Feb 2014
Messages clés – Suite à l’escalade de la violence intercommunautaire au début du mois de décembre 2013, le nombre de personnes déplacées internes (PDI s ) a dépassé les 714 000. Plus de 288 000 se trouvent dans la capitale, Bangui. 60% d’en tre elles sont des enfants. Plus de la moitié … Read more
European Commission Humanitarian Aid department – 13 Feb 2014
Key messages – Following the escalation of the inter-communal violence in the beginning of December 2013, the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Central African Republic has increased to more than 714 000. Over 288 000 are reported in the capital Bangui. Sixty percent of them are … Read more
World Food Programme – 15 Feb 2014
South Sudan was affected by poor macro-economic performance even before the breakout of the current crisis, showing declining per capita GDP, shortage of foreign reserves, deflation, and a high spread between official and informal exchange rates. Despite the improved harvest, the country will still … Read more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 31 Jan 2014
UNHCR operational highlights – The awareness campaign on the multi-year resettlement operation of Congolese refugees took place from January 22 to 28 in several communes of Bujumbura. The aim was to give all the information on this operation and to raise awareness about responsible behavior from … Read more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 31 Jan 2014
Faits marquants dans les opérations de l’UNHCR – La campagne de sensibilisation sur l’opération pluri-annuelle de réinstallation des réfugiés congolais s’est déroulée du 22 au 28 janvier dans plusieurs communes de la Mairie de Bujumbura. Le but était de donner toute l’information … Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 15 Feb 2014
Maize is the main staple crop in Tanzania. Rice and beans are also very important, the latter constituting the main source of protein for most low- and middle- income households. Dar es Salaam is the main consumer market in the country. Arusha is another important market and is linked with Kenya in … Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 15 Feb 2014
Maize, sorghum, wheat, and groundnuts are the most important food commodities in South Sudan. Sorghum, maize, and groundnuts are the staple foods for the poor in most rural areas. Maize flour and wheat (as bread) are more important for middle-income and rich households in urban areas. Sorghum and … Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 15 Feb 2014
Maize grain and maize meal are the most important food commodities and indicators of food security in Zambia. All of the markets represented — with the exception of Kitwe — are in provincial centers and thus provide a geographic representation. Chipata and Choma are both areas of high maize … Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 15 Feb 2014
Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 13 Feb 2014
**HIGHLIGHTS** – Humanitarian aid delivered, and civilians evacuated from the besieged Old City of Homs – Estimated hundreds of thousands displaced from eastern Aleppo City and rural areas. – Nine days of access to Yarmouk camp enables distribution of food, medicines and medical attention to … Read more
US Agency for International Development – 14 Feb 2014
**HIGHLIGHTS** – Approximately 707,400 people remain internally displaced in South Sudan as a result of hostilities that began on December 15. – U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos declared the current crisis in South Sudan a Level Three Emergency on February … Read more

Africa Health and Disease Reporting

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Health and Diseases real-time reports from Africa is Citizens Initiative developed in 2013, based on Ushahidi-Crowdmap to monitor  the health situation in Africa: outbreaks, health system improvements, positive events. It leverages on Technology to coordinate incidences and Actions.

Through its reporting platform, Health&Diseases enables unprecedented collaboration between the African citizenry, doctors, health workers, the civil society, community based organizations, digital humanitarians and tourists to monitor the health situation in near real-time. Health&Diseases went live on March 15,2013.

Our workflow you can see here: http://hdcommunity.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/workflow/
If you want join to our team – please contact us via email.
If you want to become a volunteer – please fill out this form. [ http://hdcommunity.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/become-a-volunteer/ ]

http://africamed.crowdmap.com – community crowdsource map being done globally and virtually or by:
e-mail: africacrowdmap@gmail.com
by sending a tweet with the hashtag: #africamed

Relief Web Maps

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Maps / 14 May 2013

UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 13 May 2013
US Agency for International Development – 13 May 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 10 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 13 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 13 May 2013
Norwegian Refugee Council – 13 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 11 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 10 May 2013
Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre – 10 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 30 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 30 Apr 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization – 10 May 2013
US Agency for International Development – 09 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 06 May 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 08 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 06 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 07 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 07 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 07 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 07 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 30 Apr 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization – 09 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 30 Apr 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 07 May 2013
Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre – 08 May 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 29 Apr 2013

Maps / 16 Apr 2013

Food and Agriculture Organization – 15 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 13 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 28 Feb 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 10 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 12 Apr 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization – 12 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 11 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 08 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 02 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 27 Feb 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 10 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 06 Apr 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 11 Apr 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 08 Apr 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 02 Apr 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 11 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 27 Feb 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization – 11 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 10 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 01 Apr 2013
European Commission Humanitarian Aid department – 05 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 07 Apr 2013
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 04 Apr 2013
World Food Programme – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 12 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 12 Apr 2013
Food and Agriculture Organization – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 09 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 Dec 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 Dec 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 Dec 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 Dec 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 04 Apr 2013
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 Dec 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 Dec 2012
UN Office for the Coordination of Huma

info4 Kids Quick Links

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This is Katrina

from Katrina’s Children: a documentary

Special Topics

Disaster Education for Children

Ready.gov Kids

Advice on Talking to Children about Disasters

FEMA: Kids
Helping Children After a Disaster
Purdue Univ: “Terrorism and Children”
CDC: Children and Terrorism

Mental Health.com: Acute Stress Disorder

NY State: Age-Related Reactions of Children to Disasters
Child Trauma
Coping With a National Tragedy
NEA: Crisis Communications Guide & Toolkit
Guide to Children’s Grief
NIMH: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
APA: Managing Traumatic Stress:
Tips for Recovering From Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

Trauma Information Pages

Great Links at the Smithsonian

Formation and Evolution of the Earth and Solar System

This Dynamic Planet 
An interactive map lets you explore 1,500 volcanoes, 44,000 earthquakes, 170 impact craters, and all the tectonic plates that make up the earth’s crust. If a volcano erupts, or the crust trembles, you can find the event on this map. The back of the map would make a great poster for the classroom.

Geologic Time
Travel through 4.6 billion years of life’s history on Earth and get a sense of the interplay between Earth and life processes.

Human Culture and Diversity

Human Evolution in 3D 
Students can examine 3D renderings of skulls from humans and their biological ancestors at this site developed by the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Nutrients for Humanity 
In the Humanity Against Hunger web module, students become volunteers to help solve the severe food shortage faced in Africa. Through the interactive experience, students learn how nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous deficiencies can stunt plant growth in different ways. They also learn how replenishing the land with fertilizer can help farmers achieve higher yields of crops to feed more.

Kids Web Team 
This program brings facts about plant nutrients (N, P and K) to life through a series of advanced interactive activities and a game show. Ideal for science classes grades 5 — 8, the program keeps students’ attention with fast-paced movement and easy-to-understand material.

It’s Elementary
If students think soil science is boring, they should try this! The program contains three online games, lessons and facts to teach your students, grades K through 5, the importance of N, P and K. Best of all, the fun, comic format is guaranteed to capture both their attention and imagination.

Discovering and Understanding Life’s Diversity

Coral Reef Interactive 
This web-based tool is designed for students to take on the persona of a local resident, a hotel manager, or a tourist. In these roles, they weigh the interdependence between the economic and social impact of human activity and the biological needs of a coral reef and its conservation.

North American Mammals
There is a web page for every species on the continent with great images of mammals, audio recordings, range maps, scientific illustrations, a glossary, and an interactive map that lets students create field guides for anywhere in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico. Mammals are searchable by location, by name, and family tree. Special information on conservation of endangered species is also provided.

Mammal Family Reunion Designed for ages 11 and up, the Mammal Family Reunion interactive website allows students to explore questions about mammals.

Life of a Vertebrate Fossil
In this interactive, students follow a field team’s experience as they discover, excavate, transport, study, and display a vertebrate fossil.

Virtual Dinosaur Exhibit
In this online exhibit, students can explore 3D models of specimens from the Museum’s collections and learn more about how fossils are discovered, unearthed, and preserved.

Virtual Dinosaur Dig In this interactive simulation, students can find and excavate a specimen and learn about its anatomy, where it lived, what it ate, and how large it was. They can also see a recreation of what the specimen might have looked like with skin and muscle tissue.

Tree of Life Interactive The Tree of Life is an interactive phylogeny that represents the evolutionary history of vertebrates. Students can see at which different species evolved in history and learn about species that exemplify important branches of the vertebrate evolutionary tree.

Expedition to Galapagos
The Museum produced the 3D IMAX Film Galapagos, starring fishes curator Carole Baldwin. Students can explore the film’s website, including new species found in the Galapagos, a Q&A with Carole, and her personal journal and photo log.

Collections Database
Students can search the database to conduct virtual research on the Museum’s collections to make their own comparisons, using information and photos of the specimens in the collections.