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Do No Harm: Humanitarian Volunteer Self-care

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I know that many of you are quietly working away. Your gift is beautiful and you are changing the world. But the world needs you rested too.

-Heather Leson, President Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team -heather.leson@hotosm.org

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Tips For Humanitarian Volunteer Self-care… From Experience

  • Set boundaries.  If struggling to do so, you may need to reach out for support.
  • Rationalization is a dangerous mechanism.  It doesn’t matter the types of tasks you assign or complete: you still need to practice self-care and enhance well-being.
  • Do no harm: don’t bring affected population into your decision-making if you lack the ability to think clearly, overwhelmed or are suffering from sleep deprivation or insomnia.  You are incredibly more useful when your head is on straight.
  • Do no harm: if you are a leader, what kind of example are you setting for your team?  People look up to you and are most likely are following your lead.
  • You are not alone!  Other disaster response and humanitarian volunteers have experienced burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, toxic stress, and other physical and mental issues.  Support is available if you just ask for it!
  • You are a human being.  You will make mistakes.  You are susceptible to the circumstances you are in and exposed to.
  • Coordinators or leaders, it may seem like it all falls on you.  It doesn’t.  Life happens, events can never be fully controlled.  Your sole mission isn’t being present every minute.  You are more effective when you allow yourself to sleep, eat, take breaks, and breathe.  If you’re worried about leaving your crew, take breaks together.
  • Remember that the fact that you are providing aid or responding does not harden you from being personally vulnerable to disturbing content, no matter how you’ve coped in the past.
  • Asking for help shouldn’t have shame or stigma attached.  Make self-care a top priority and focus, not what others think.  It is absolutely to critical reach out if you can’t cope anymore.
  • Suppression, bottling up emotions and dishonesty are not coping mechanisms!
  • Difficulty thinking and performing simple tasks means your brain needs rest.
  • Be proud you are smart enough to recognize the need to rest, take care of yourself and/or reach out for help.
  • Listen to your body.  If you don’t feel well, or can barely keep your eyes open then rest, don’t rationalize.  Physical cues from your body mean you need to act now, or suffer later.
  • Observe yourself from time to time to make sure you’re in a healthy place emotionally, and mentally.
  • Refresh and revitalize!  Listen to your favorite music, read a book, enjoy the outdoors, do something you love.
  • Stay hydrated.  How much water are you drinking versus coffee?  If you don’t prefer water, there are other choices, non caffeinated and healthy.
  • Spend uninterrupted time with those you love.  Log off, stay off.  They need and deserve your love and time.  You do too.
  • Respect yourself and your well-being.   If scheduled and dreading the next time you volunteer, don’t.  Tell your coordinator you will not available.  Talk to someone you love or trust.
  • Don’t be talked into working longer than you planned.  Just because someone isn’t present doesn’t mean it’s automatically your responsiblity to take their place.
  • Keep a log of hours worked.  If you don’t have an official schedule, keep one.  See for yourself how long those “few extra minutes” turned into.
  • Consider the value in preserving your long-term ability to help others.

Relevant Self Tests

Tests don’t diagnose, but they are useful for evaluation and self-reflection.

Life Stress Test

PDF DIRECT LINK: http://www.compassionfatigue.org/pages/lifestresstest.pdf

Professional Quality of Life Scale Test

PDF DIRECT LINK: http://www.proqol.org/uploads/ProQOL_5_English_Self-Score_3-2012.pdf

Compassion Fatigue Test

HTML ONLINE TEST: http://www.compassionfatigue.org/pages/cfassessment.html

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Info4 Ukraine in Crisis

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In light of the events that continue to unfold in Ukraine, we have created an Info4 Ukraine Initiative.

Info4 Ukraine is a Facebook page dedicated to providing useful information including medical and mental health care available to the people of Ukraine, some news, other resources, and human rights information.  Info4disasters is also working with translators to translate basic first aid information and instruction for civilians through 1stAid4’s Ukrainian Twitter account, @1staid4ukrainia.

Learning Resources

As it happened: Ukraine crisis (Live Updates)
Reddit Page for Ukraine Crisis
Three maps to help understand what’s going on in Ukraine
Ukraine: ICRC urges respect for medical aid and humanitarian work
Ukraine revolution in pictures: Latest photos from Kiev’s Independence Square
Ukraine: The Haze of Propaganda

(For more links please visit our Facebook page Info4 Ukraine)

Resources Useful for Ukrainians

@1stAid4Ukrainia – Twitter account provides medical and first aid tips

Департамент охорони здоров’я інформує про надання психологічної допомоги у м. Львові та Львівській області (оновлено) / This link is from the Department of Health, and provides information on the provision of psychological assistance in Lviv and Lviv region (updated and in Ukrainian)

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group On Human Rights in Ukraine (in Українська and Русский )

Товариство Червоного Хреста: Личаківського району / Red Cross: Lucakivskovo area (link in Ukrainian)

(For more links please visit our Facebook page Info4 Ukraine)

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Updates on Ukraine / 02 Apr 2014

Source: International Crisis Group
As the Central African Republic becomes increasingly fractured along communal and regional lines, the re-emergence of the rebel Front populaire pour le redressement (FPR) in the north further worsened insecurity. Muslims continue to be targeted daily. African Union peacekeepers fell victim to two … Read more

 

Additional Information About Ukraine
 
Geography

Ukraine’s borders many countries: the east and northeast parts of Ukraine border Russia, the northwest region borders Belarus, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary constitute Ukraine’s western border.  Romania and Moldova establishes Ukraine’s southwest border.  The Black Sea and Sea of Azov are the south and southeast boundary.

 
Administrative Divisions

Ukraine is a unitary state, comprised of 24 oblasts (provinces), 2 municipalities (Kyiv and Sevastopol), and one autonomous republic (Crimea). There has been some confusion by some that Crimea has only recently designated itself as an autonomous republic. Due to severe ethnic tensions in the early 1990’s, pro-Russian groups pushed for the secession of Crimea and annexation to Russia. The Ukrainian and Crimean Parliaments came to the resolution that Crimea was to become autonomous republic, while still being a part of the Ukraine.

 
Complexities

It is vitally important to emphasize when considering the history of Ukraine and it’s conflicts that inflamed ethnic tensions between groups over time has warranted concern of increased ethnic and religious tensions as well as hate speech, but this concern has also prompted community and religious leaders to take action and remind that differences be put aside for common goals.

 

Ukrainian Red Cross (Video)

Since tensions began mounting in Kyiv in January 2014, the Ukrainian Red Cross has been on the front line, helping all the injured without distinction. So far, 300 people have received treatment. This short video shows the Ukrainian Red Cross in action.

 

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Updates on Ukraine / 08 Mar 2014

Source: UN News Service
7 March 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the need for peace and stability in Ukraine’s Crimea region, where the announcement of a referendum on joining Russia constitutes a “worrying and serious” development. Lawmakers in the autonomous Ukrainian region of Crimea voted … Read more
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
**Period covered by this update: 12 February to 5 March 2014.** **Summary:** Due to the escalating situation, the original sum of CHF 139,302 that had been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 13 December 2013 to support the Ukrainian Red Cross Society to enhance … Read more
Source: Amnesty
With journalists, activists and peaceful protestors facing increasing harassment and intimidation in Crimea, there is an urgent need for a strong international monitoring mission in Ukraine, said Amnesty International. It is calling for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe … Read more
References

Luxmoore, Jonathan. “CatholicPhilly.com: News from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.” Ukraine Church Urges Return to Peace amid Spiraling Street Violence. Catholic News Service, 21 Jan. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

“Military.” Autonomous Republic of Crimea. GlobalSecurity.org, 02 Mar. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

“Regions and Territories: Crimea.” BBC News. BBC, 22 Nov. 2011. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

The Catholic Free Press. “Ukrainian Churches Urge Peace as War Clouds Gather over Crimea.” The Catholic Free Press. Catholic News Service, 28 Feb. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

“The World Factbook: Europe: Ukraine.” Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, 27 Feb. 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.

“Ukraine: ICRC Urges Respect for Medical Aid and Humanitarian Work.” – ICRC. International Committee of the Red Cross, 20 Feb. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

Релігійно-інформаційна служба України. “Точка зору.” Рада Церков висловила підтримку легітимній владі України і закликала громадян сумлінно виконувати свої обов’язки. Інституту Релігії та Суспільства Українського Католицького Університету, 27 Feb. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.

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“There are times when you feel useless. Those times when you realize that it could have been you, but it is not, and you realize that sometime, randomness is what makes the difference. The Westgate situation is one of those situations.” says, Anahi Ayala. Read more at link below.

Kenya Westgate Mall Attack: social media sources http://wp.me/pVqIs-g5

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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

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Maps / 14 May 2013

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World Food Programme – 09 Apr 2013
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Situation Reports / 17 May 2013

UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 17 May 2013
Highlights • On 16 May 2013, AFAD – the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey announced that the total number of Syrians registered and accommodated in 17 camps in 8 provinces has increased to 194,425 including 336 Syrians receiving medical treatment in hospitals. • … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 15 May 2013
**Faits saillants:** * Des mouvements forcés de population continuent au sud-est du Territoire de Punia suite à l’activisme des groupes armés. * Le PAM cible environ 10 000 personnes pour les distributions générales de vivres en mai et juin dans le Territoire de Pangi. * Accès … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 May 2013
After making landfall in Bangladesh and moving forward to the northeast away from Myanmar, Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and dissipated on 17 May. Relevant storm tracking sites stopped tracking the weather system once it moved over northern Bangladesh early on 17 May. As of midday today, the … Read more
Government of Bangladesh – 17 May 2013
It covers the period from: Thu, 16 May 2013 : 2130 to Thu, 17 May 2013 : 1700 Hazards 1. Cyclone 2. Storm Surge 3. Landslide Affected Areas: Chittagong, Noakhali, Borguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Pirozpur, Laxmipur, Satkhira Read more
IFRC – 17 May 2013
**The situation** According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the depression formed in the Bay of Bengal has turned into cyclonic storm Mahasen on 12 May 2013. On 15 May 18:00hr, the cyclonic storm has moved over west central Bay and adjoining east central Bay moved slightly … Read more
IFRC – 17 May 2013
CHF 300,794 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 6,500 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged. Summary: After heavy rains that lasted for six … Read more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 17 May 2013
Operation Highlights Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq. UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in … Read more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 12 May 2013
**Political and Security South-central:** On 6 May, Al Shabab fighters ambushed the Raskambooni police base in Dobley town. The armed clashes lasted more than half an hour and one Raskambooni soldier died during the attack and three others were seriously injured. Two days later, the militants … Read more
Government of Pakistan – 11 May 2013
Highlights Epidemiological week no. 19 (5 to 11 May 2013) • Measles: This week a total of 37 alerts investigated. 403 measles cases were reporting from 17 districts. Vitamin‐A drops provided to all the suspects and district health teams took action to improve vaccination in affected areas. … Read more
UN Development Programme – 17 May 2013
**GENERAL TRENDS** NATURAL HAZARDS There is high probability of mudflows and floods in Vakhsh, Kafirnigan, Varzob, Shirkent, Karatag, Yakhsy and Kizilsu river basins during May. WEATHER In May temperature will be up to 1°C below long-term averages across most of the country. Precipitation is … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 13 May 2013
Key issues ● Israeli forces injure around 60 Palestinians in protests and clashes across the West Bank. Three Israeli forces individuals also injured. ● Israeli forces demolish 16 residential and livelihood structures, displacing 14 people and affecting over 80 others. ● One Palestinian man … Read more
Food and Agriculture Organization – 16 May 2013
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT – Wheat production forecast to recover from 2012 – Record 2013 maize harvest – Higher maize exports in marketing year 2013/14 Read more
Food and Agriculture Organization – 16 May 2013
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT – Maize production in 2013 to reach new records – Wheat production expected to recover in 2013 – Exports of maize could decline in marketing year 2013/14 – Domestic prices of maize, rice, and wheat are declining Read more
Food and Agriculture Organization – 30 Apr 2013
(Extract) Strong biosecurity measures needed to contain bird flu Implementing strong biosecurity measures coupled with good hygiene are required to contain the spread of the H7N9 strain of avian influenza virus, Hiroyuki Konuma, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Representative … Read more
Government of Pakistan – 04 May 2013
Highlights Epidemiological week no. 18 (28 Apr to 4 May 2013) • Measles: This week a total of 91 alerts investigated. 425 measles cases were reporting from 23 dis‐ tricts. Vitamin‐A drops provided to all the suspects and district health teams took action to improve vac‐ cination in … Read more
IFRC – 16 May 2013
GLIDE n° EP-2013-000059-CAF Summary: CHF 126,352 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 124,176 direct beneficiaries and 884,000 indirect beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF … Read more
US Agency for International Development – 16 May 2013
HIGHLIGHTS – Prolonged dry weather has triggered significant drought in northern Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) – A U.S. Government (USG) preliminary damage assessment team is scheduled to begin assessments of drought-affected areas in the coming days – To date, USAID has responded with … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 17 May 2013
HIGHLIGHTS – Shelter still faces major gaps in Bopha-affected areas – Issues of governance, justice, transition and security tackled in Mindanao – Early Recovery assists in clearing 75 km of debris from farms – MAM and SAM rates are addressed in MindanaoRead more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 16 May 2013
Highlights • No new official figures have been announced by the Government of Turkey on 15 May 2013, therefore the total number of Syrians registered and accommodated in 17 camps in 8 provinces remained the same at 193,767, including 364 who are under medical treatment in the hospitals. This is … Read more
World Health Organization – 13 May 2013
Résumé * Recrudescence des cas de rougeole dans l’arrière-pays dans la Nana Mamberé (nord –ouest RCA) * Le Paludisme dans les formations sanitaires appuyées par les ONGs: L’accès limité aux structures sanitaires et l’absence de fonctionnement du système de surveillance intégrée … Read more
UN Children’s Fund – 08 May 2013
Headlines – In post-coup Central African Republic insecurity persists, seven weeks after the Seleka rebel alliance seized power in a military coup in the capital Bangui. – The security situation remains highly volatile as looting and violence continues in the capital and in the interior of the … Read more
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Situation Reports / 16 Apr 2013

Government of Peru – 16 Apr 2013
I. ANTECEDENTES Desde el 29 de marzo del 2013, se idenficó agrietamientos y deslizamientos en la calle principal de la localidad de Kelcaybamba, en dirección al río Ocobamba, distrito de Ocobamba, provincia de La Convención. La Municipalidad Distrital de Ocobamba, evacuó a 21 familias en … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 16 Apr 2013
**Iran** An earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in South-eastern in Iran, near the city of Khash (86 Km), 78 Km from the border with Pakistan, on 16 April 2013 at 10:44:13 UTC (03:44:13 PM at epicentre). There are so far no official reports … Read more
International Organization for Migration – 15 Apr 2013
**Highlights** * Rapid Response Fund projects meet urgent humanitarian needs in Jonglei State 2 * Humanitarian access limited by security constraints and taxation issues 3 * Hygiene and sanitation promotion efforts focused on villages affected by the hepatitis E outbreak in * Upper Nile State 4 Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 16 Apr 2013
*Gu 2013 rains continue in many parts of the country* Light to moderate rains were reported in most parts of the country (Figure 1). However, rains between April 1 and 10 were less intense compared to late March. Nevertheless, recent rains have partially filled rural water catchments, and they are … Read more
Government of Kenya – 31 Mar 2013
1. HIGHLIGHTS ON RAINFALL AND TEMPERATURE Rainfall activities continued to increase both in intensity and space in most stations countrywide. Marsabit station in the Eastern Region recorded the highest rainfall amount of 265.6mm which was a great increase compared to 135.3mm received in Voi station … Read more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 14 Apr 2013
1) Political and Security South-central: The week’s activities were overshadowed by two terror incidents in Mogadishu (14 April), targeted at the Court house as well as a Turkish convoy moving between the Peace Hotel and Km4. Approximately 30 people were killed in the incidents as the Al … Read more
UN High Commissioner for Refugees – 14 Apr 2013
1) Political and Security The number of security incidents remains high in Banadir district, and the general situation is deemed unpredictable. On 14 April Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the complex attack including multiple VBIEDs, PBIEDs and a hostage situation targeted at the High Court … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 16 Apr 2013
**Faits saillants** – Affrontements à Mpeti (Territoire de Walikale) depuis début avril : mouvements de populations vers Kalembe (Masisi) – Le PAM et ses partenaires distribuent des vivres à plus de 260 000 personnes déplacées – Près de 700 000 personnes risquent de ne plus accéder aux … Read more
Iranian Red Crescent – 16 Apr 2013
This bulletin is being issued for information, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), has determined that external assistance is not required at this moment, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 16 Apr 2013
**HIGHLIGHTS** – Humanitarian situation is rapidly worsening in Central African Republic – Despite good harvest in 2012, high prices reduce access to food for most vulnerable households – 10.3 million people remain food insecure across the Sahel – While Côte d’Ivoire transitions to … Read more
Afrique Verte – 16 Apr 2013
Mensuel d’information sur le prix des céréales : Niger – Mali – Burkina Faso **Commentaire général:** Début avril, la tendance générale des prix est à la hausse principalement pour les céréales sèches. Seul le marché d’Agadez a enregistré une légère baisse sur le riz (-2%). Les … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 31 Mar 2013
FAITS SAILLANTS – Entre 7000 et 8000 déplacés à la suite des attaques dans le Département de Blolequin – Lancement de l’analyse des besoins humanitaires résiduels en phase de transition – Lutte contre le VIH à Bouaké – Portrait d’une ONG nationale participant au processus de transition Read more
World Food Programme – 16 Apr 2013
This monthly bulletin is published based on market data from different sources and aims to alert on latest developments. Based on consumption patterns in Afghanistan, it includes data of wheat and wheat flour; Terms of Trade between daily casual labor wage and wheat (Kg) as well as ToT for one year … Read more
World Food Programme – 31 Mar 2013
– Rainfall deficiencies in the early and late monsoon seasons have impacted key crop harvests and resulted in water shortages in various parts of the Dry Zone. – Yenangyaung and Chauk are amongst the hardest hit townships, with reports of groundnut, sesame and pigeon pea failures and multiple … Read more
Food and Agriculture Organization – 15 Apr 2013
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT – Favourable production prospects for the 2013 maize crop – Cereal imports expected to decrease in 2012/13 (October/September) – Maize and bean prices lower than a year earlier Read more
Food and Agriculture Organization – 15 Apr 2013
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT – Rice production is forecast to increase in 2013 – Cereal imports to remain high in 2012/13 (July/June) – Food security of population affected by hurricane Sandy remains difficult Read more
US Department of State – 11 Mar 2013
**Summary** Founded on January 13, 2012, the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) helps the Secretary improve the effectiveness and coherence of the U.S. government’s response tooverseas crises.With the hard work of our staff, the efforts of State’s … Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 30 Mar 2013
**KEY MESSAGES** – In West Africa, staple food prices remained stable or continued to decrease in February due to the availability of supplies from recent harvests across most of the Sahel, imports, and off-season crops. Millet and sorghum supplies declined in structurally-deficit areas … Read more
Government of Peru – 15 Apr 2013
HECHOS: El 19 de marzo de 2013 a las 20:00 hrs. aproximadamente, a consecuencia de las precipitaciones pluviales, se registró un deslizamiento afectando viviendas, instituciones educativas y vías de comunicación en la localidad de Antacalla, distrito de Andamarca, provincia Concepción. … Read more
Famine Early Warning System Network – 11 Apr 2013
**PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2013** This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year … Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 15 Apr 2013
DESTACADOS: – COLOMBIA: Primera temporada de lluvias deja al menos 70,000 personas afectadas. – PERÚ: Temporada estacional de lluvias ha dejado más de 176,000 personas afectadas. – ALC: Epidemia de Roya del Café provoca pérdida de 441 mil empleos. Read more
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – 15 Apr 2013
HIGHLIGHTS: – COLOMBIA: First rainy season affects at least 70,000 people. – PERU: The rainy season affects more than 176,000 people. – LAC: The coffee rust epidemic causes losses of more than 441,000 jobs in Central America. Read more