Welcome to the movement to end slavery. Slavery thrives in the shadows. An estimated 27 million live in bondage today – yet we know about the plight of so few of them. The battle to end slavery begins by revealing it. What You Can Do: In order to provide the best data to map modern-day slavery, we have implemented controlled access to SlaveryMap. SlaveryMap
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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. The movement consists of several distinct organizations that are legally independent from each other, but are united within the movement through common basic principles, objectives, symbols, statutes and governing organisations. The movement's parts are: History of Movement The International Committee of the Red Cross Solferino, Jean-Henri Dunant and the foundation of the ICRC I.F.R.C
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Road to the WCDR Through its resolution A/RES/58/214, the United Nations General Assembly convened a World Conference on Disaster Reduction, to be held in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, from 18 to 22 January 2005. The Conference was to take stock of progress in disaster risk reduction accomplished since the Yokohama Conference of 1994 and to make plans for the next ten years. The GA requested the ISDR secretariat to serve as the secretariat of the Conference; a special unit for WCDR was established, coordinating the process of the World Conference. An open-ended Preparatory Committee was established, led by a Bureau consisting of five Member States representing the regional groups, plus the host country, Japan, as an ex-officio member. The Bureau led the discussions in reviewing organizational and substantive preparations for the Conference. World Conference on Disaster Reduction - 18-22 January 2005, Kobe Hyogo, Japan
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This category is for articles and categories about organizations involved in emergency management or disaster management. This include organizations directly involved in mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery; as well as those conducting business or, research and development in those areas. Category:Emergency organisations
Plan d'urgence Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les plans d'urgence ou plans catastrophes sont des dispositifs prévoyant l'organisation des secours en urgence en cas de catastrophes ou d'événements de grande ampleur ou à risque majeur mettant en péril la santé des personnes ou l'intégrité des biens. Modalités générales[modifier | modifier le code]
Emergency management For the legal concept, see Emergency Aid Doctrine Disaster management (or emergency management) is the term used to designate the efforts of communities or businesses to plan for and coordinate all personnel and materials required to either mitigate the effects of, or recover from, natural or man-made disasters, or acts of terrorism. Disaster management does not avert or eliminate the threats, although their study is an important part of the field. Events covered by disaster management include acts of terrorism, industrial sabotage, fire, natural disasters (such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.), public disorder, industrial accidents, and communication failures. Emergency planning ideals If possible, emergency planning should aim to prevent emergencies from occurring, and failing that, should develop a good action plan to mitigate the results and effects of any emergencies.
OperationSAFE According to the UN, there are currently 43,000,000 people in the world right now in need of humanitarian assistance. Many of these are children. Those of us who are parents know that children need more than just food, shelter and medical care. They need hugs and hope, emotional care as well. Some of these children have seen things, experienced things, and heard of things that children should never have to endure and bear the scars not just in flesh but in tender hearts and minds. In disaster zones, refugee camps, and orphanages around the world compassionate workers struggle to keep up with the overwhelming numbers of children who need care.
The Global Water Foundation (GWF)is a non-profit organisation dedicated to delivering clean water and sanitation to the world's neediest communities. Professional tennis player Johan Kriek founded the organisation in 2005 after attending meetings of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. The goals of the GWF echo the Millennium Development Goals established at the United Nations' Millennium Summit in September 2000. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Sarasota, Florida, and Raleigh, North Carolina, in the United States, the GWF's goal is to raise public awareness, contribute technical assistance and fund programs to improve water quality and provide adequate sanitation in schools, rural areas and other communities across developing nations. Global Water Foundation
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World Relief is an international relief and development agency. Founded in 1944 as the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, World Relief offers assistance to victims of poverty, disease, hunger, war, disasters and persecution. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the organization has offices worldwide. World Relief
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Disaster Prevention and Management | Resilience of traditional societies in facing natural hazards Purpose – This article sets out to address the response of traditional societies in facing natural hazards through the lens of the concept of resilience. Design/methodology/approach – This paper considers that resilient societies are those able to overcome the damage caused by the occurrence of natural hazards, either through maintaining their pre-disaster social fabric, or through accepting marginal or larger change in order to survive. The discussion is based on a review of the corpus of case studies available in the literature. Findings – The present article suggests that the capacity of resilience of traditional societies and the concurrent degree of cultural change rely on four factors, namely: the nature of the hazard, the pre-disaster socio-cultural context and capacity of resilience of the community, the geographical setting, and the rehabilitation policy set up by the authorities. These factors significantly vary in time and space, from one disaster to another.
A Home & Schooling for Orphaned Girls in India Provide a home and education for orphaned girls on the streets of Calcutta. With a hands-on approach, Baal Dan's volunteer staff personally visits orphanages throughout India, where they carefully select the very best environments for orphans and street children. When they can't find such a place, Baal Dan helps develop new facilities, including schools, libraries, and orphanages.
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