March 3, 2013 | 2:22pm
With the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, on January 12, 2010, accounts of Haiti’s reconstruction shortfalls peppered the media.
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This study, commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), set out to identify and document those strategies and practices that have enabled humanitarian organisations to maintain effective operations in contexts characterised by high security risks.
The report explores the latest trends and identifies shifts in public-private partnerships that will help improve humanitarian response, development aid and the health of millions of people around the world.
This report outlines the crisis in Haiti following the deadly hurricane of January 2010. It concludes with recommendations for addressing the challenges and improving the situation.
This report summarizes the U.S. Government’s response to the child protection emergency in Haiti and the role played by the the Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005 secretariat. We also report on progress on priorities identified in last year’s annual report. Progress on several priorities was slower than planned due to the imperative need to devote most of our small team to the Haiti crisis.
This paper is a summary of lessons learned gathered at a conference of the Disaster Management Alliance in 2008. Conference participants looked at the success stories as well as the areas for ongoing growth that the DMA should focus on, and specific support that each of the member countries required as part of an overall plan through 2012.
Migration as a Tool for Disaster Recovery: A Case Study on U.S. Policy Options for Post-Earthquake Haiti
Allowing victims of natural disaster to migrate can play a critical role in the recovery of the affected country, but the United States has no system that allows for this type of assistance. Victims of natural disasters do not qualify as refugees under U.S. or international law, and migration policies toward those fleeing disasters are haphazard and tightly constrained. This paper explores the legal means by which this could change to make migration an inexpensive tool among many for post-disaster assistance.
The BBC World Service Trust is currently broadcasting humanitarian radio programmes and coordinating outreach activities in Darfur. This report outlines findings from interviewing opinion leaders to identify the most effective strategies to communicate humanitarian information to the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and host communities of Darfur.
This document offers a brief overview of humanitarian assistance provided by USAID to Uganda between 1997 and 2009.