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Entries in emergencies best/promising practices (20)

Tuesday
Jan062015

L’intervention humanitaire dans une situation de conflit violent: Boîte à outils d’indicateurs tenant compte des conflits (avec notes d’orientation)

  

This toolbox adapts a sample of 15 indicators from the SPHERE Project's Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response to be even more conflict sensitive while remaining practical and user-friendly.

It facilitates more intentional collaboration between humanitarian response and justice and peacebuilding program practitioners in the design and implementation of joint programmatic efforts.

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Monday
Dec152014

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators (Arabic version)

  

This toolbox adapts a sample of 15 indicators from the SPHERE Project's Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response to be even more conflict sensitive while remaining practical and user-friendly.

It facilitates more intentional collaboration between humanitarian response and justice and peacebuilding program practitioners in the design and implementation of joint programmatic efforts.

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Friday
Nov212014

Typhoon Haiyan: Cash-for-Shelter Pilot Findings

Typhoon Haiyan: Cash-for-Shelter Pilot Findings   

This handout summarizes the findings from a cash-for-shelter pilot study in the Philippines.

The study found that cash grants can be effective and flexible in meeting the needs of families. Cash grants can also provide a positive incentive to use "build back safer" techniques.

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Wednesday
Feb122014

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience: Discussions With Communities From CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience: Discussions With Communities From CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects   

What does resilience mean to vulnerable communities? This question is crucial when designing initiatives to promote disaster risk reduction and resilience.

Catholic Relief Services recently interviewed vulnerable people from 12 communities in Asia and Latin America about what makes communities resilient. This study offers recommendations and lessons learned about what types of programs are most effective in promoting resilience.

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Tuesday
Oct152013

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators   

This toolbox adapts a sample of 15 indicators from the SPHERE Project's Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response to be even more conflict sensitive while remaining practical and user-friendly.

It facilitates more intentional collaboration between humanitarian response and justice and peacebuilding program practitioners in the design and implementation of joint programmatic efforts.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation   

Toward Resilience is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations that are working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides

  • essential introductory information,
  • principles of effective practice,
  • guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings,
  • case studies and
  • links to tools and resources.

Download a free PDF in English (1.6 MB)
Download a free PDF in French (4.4 MB)
Download a free PDF in Spanish (3.8 MB)
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Tuesday
Feb122013

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l’adaptation au changement climatique

Vers la resilience : Un guide pour la reduction des risques de catastrophes et ladaptation au changement climatique   

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l'adaptation au changement climatique est un document d’introduction destiné au personnel des organisations humanitaires et de développement, travaillant avec les populations dont la vie et les droits sont menacés par les catastrophes et le changement climatique.

Le guide fournit des informations préliminaires essentielles, des principes de pratique efficace, des directives pour l’action dans un large éventail de secteurs et de contextes, des études de cas et des liens vers des outils et des ressources utiles pour l’application d’une approche de la réduction des risques de catastrophe et de l’adaptation au changement climatique intégrée et fondée sur le droit.

Download a free PDF in English (1.6 MB)
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Tuesday
Feb122013

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guia para la reduccion del riesgo de desastres y adaptacion al Cambio Climatico   

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático es un recurso de carácter introductorio destinado al personal de organizaciones de desarrollo y ayuda humanitaria que trabaja con personas cuyas vidas y derechos se ven amenazados por los desastres y el cambio climático.

La guía contiene información introductoria, principios de prácticas efectivas, directrices para la acción en una serie de sectores y entornos, estudios de caso y enlaces de internet hacia herramientas y recursos útiles para la aplicación de un enfoque integrado basado en derechos para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la adaptación al cambio climático.

Download a free PDF in English (1.6 MB)
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Friday
Jan112013

Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects

Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects   

This step-by-step guide explains how to manage the two main types of CRS post-disaster or post-conflict construction: owner-driven and contractor-built. The intended audience includes non-construction professionals, construction professionals who are new to international relief and engineers.

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Friday
Jun012012

Maximizing the Value of “Cash for Work”: Lessons from a Niger land recuperation project, CRS EARLI

This report describes the 20 best practices distilled from a recent Real Time Evaluation of EARLI, a cash for work program implemented by CRS in Niger.

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Thursday
May312012

Maximiser les bénéfices de l’approche “travail contre rémunération” : Les leçons du projet EARLI de restauration des terres au Niger

Les 20 bonnes pratiques qui suivent sont tirées d’une récente évaluation en temps réel (ETR) d’un projet d’urgence mis en œuvre par CRS, financé par USAID/OFDA, qui utilise le travail contre rémunération (“cash for work”) pour répondre à l’insécurité alimentaire dans les départements de Ouallam et Tillabéry, au Niger.

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Friday
Apr272012

Learning From the Urban Transitional Shelter Response in Haiti: Lessons From CRS' 2010–2012 Post-earthquake Activities

This handbook documents Catholic Relief Service’s experience in planning and implementing its urban transitional shelter response in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The publication highlights challenges, successes and key aspects that could be useful in future responses to urban disasters.

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Friday
Sep092011

Building Equitable Transitional Shelters in Guatemala

After Tropical Storm Agatha, CRS and its partners helped Guatemalans identify the families that most needed new homes. Then participants used sustainable building practices and innovative green technologies to reduce costs, promote healthier living and reduce their impact on the environment, thereby decreasing the risk of future disasters.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Ayudando a Jóvenes Jamaiquinos a Preparar sus Comunidades ante un Desastre

En las zonas céntricas pobres de Kingston, St. Patrick’s Foundation identificó dos problemas— un alto número de jóvenes en riesgo y la necesidad de reducir el riesgo a desastres—y los convirtió en una oportunidad.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Uso de Vales para Ayuda en Emergencias en Guatemala

En mayo 2010, fuertes lluvias provocadas por la tormenta tropical Agatha ocasionaron deslizamientos devastadores de tierra en comunidades del altiplano e inundaciones en zonas costeras. Uno de los componentes centrales de este proyecto fue el uso de vales para apoyar la respuesta a la emergencia, una iniciativa que empodera a las personas y familias y fortalece los comercios locales.

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