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Impartial access to data and information relating to humanitarian aid

Impartial access to data and information relating to humanitarian aid

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Official, IGO & NGO Resources - Development Studies - Guides at Emory University - Main Library (Woodruff) Directories/Lists Directory of Development Organizations lists almost 54,000 organizations involved in development. For easier referencing, the directory has been divided into 6 geographical sections: Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. REST API - Fedora 3.5 Documentation Skip to end of metadataGo to start of metadata Introduction The Fedora REST API exposes a subset of the Fedora Access and Management APIs as a RESTful (Representational State Transfer) Web Service. Helping Africa manufacture its own emergency and disaster relief supplies Aid agency workers provide buckets for water to thousands of displaced people who have settled in makeshift houses in Lira, Uganda. Photograph: Ton Koene/Alamy In the current humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, Somalia, Niger and Kenya, the strong likelihood is that tarpaulins – one of the most basic relief items – will have come from China. Tarpaulin production is concentrated in Asia (80%), where India and China are the main manufacturers, and the US (18%).

Aid Workers Network This page focuses on where to find in-depth information (web sites, books, journal articles and other publications) on shelter options during a crisis situation. This page was authored by a volunteer from the AWN community. Updates and new pages are welcomed! What are SOPAC, Locum, and Insurge? What is SOPAC? SOPAC (Social Online Public Access Catalog) is a module for the Drupal CMS that provides true integration of your library catalog system with the power of the Drupal content management system while allowing users to tag, rate, and review your holdings. User input is then incorporated into the discovery index so that SOPAC becomes a truly community-driven catalog system. Other features include: Faceted browsingAjax-empowered interface with native jQuery support100% customizable interface via the Drupal template systemAbility to remove search limitersSaved searchesIntegrated renewals, holds placement, and fine paymentAbility to customize the user experience via the administrative control panelAbility to create custom functionality via a Drupal sub-module

European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid The core humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence underpin the day-to-day operations of humanitarian organisations. Humanitarian principles can lay the foundations for the trust and acceptance that enable NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent and UN agencies to operate. Commentary from NGOs and others in recent years, however, has repeatedly highlighted the increased politicisation of humanitarian aid. The Caritas Europa report Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice, published in October 2011, examines some of the practical consequences of this trend for the delivery of humanitarian aid, notably within the framework of the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid, which all European Union (EU) Member States have agreed to.[1] The report identifies inconsistencies between the policy and practice of Member States in the delivery of principled humanitarian aid, and makes recommendations to address this.

Development Studies Journal Ranking Table The following represents a first attempt at a “league table” for development studies journals. Basis - Selection was on the basis of development studies journals that appear in various other tables or lists. However, development economics journals (inc. Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, and The Developing Economies) were not included. Extreme Weather Whenever an episode of extreme weather – heatwave, flood, drought, etc – hits the headlines, someone somewhere is sure to point the finger of blame at human-induced climate change. Such claims are normally slapped down with the much-aired mantra: "You cannot blame a single episode of bad weather on global warming." But with the on-going record high temperatures affecting large parts of the US, there seems to be a noticeable reduction in such caveats and notes of caution.

Journal of Third World Studies New « ATWS Volume XXX, Number 1: Spring 2013Volume XXX, Number 2: Fall 2013 Dr. Harold Isaacs, Editor A scholarly and provocative periodical on Third World Problems and Issues, the pioneering effort in Third World Studies. EU approach to resilience: Learning from food crises European Commission Brussels, 3 October 2012 EU approach to resilience: Learning from food crises In a nutshell: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Programme At INTERPOL, we are working to identify, disrupt and dismantle transnational organized networks behind the trafficking in illicit goods. Trafficking in illicit goods, is a generic term used by INTERPOL to describe all types of illicit trade. It includes such practices as counterfeiting (trademark infringements), piracy (copyright infringements), smuggling of legitimate products and tax evasion. Selling fake or counterfeit products as the real thing is one aspect of this crime; so is selling genuine goods on the black market to avoid paying taxes. By avoiding regulatory controls the criminals behind these activities typically peddle often dangerous goods with a complete disregard for the health and safety of consumers.

Dealing with disasters: The Need for Increased Collaboration The world we live in is certainly not a perfect place. There are a number of things that need to be done to improve it. Sometimes governments set out on improving it, sometimes non-profit organizations set out on improving it and sometimes concerned citizens set out on improving it. Each of these stakeholders has their own vision of the problem at hand and ideas about how to solve them.