How to Start a Community Group?

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What is the Community Group?

The Community Group is new feature that allows you to build your own virtual Community of Practice (CoP) where you can start discussions, ask questions, and collect resources and stories.

Yemen

Past disaster events

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Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide – some 300,000 more than a year earlier. This total represents an enormous number of people needing...
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...
Case Studies (1)
In 2001, the Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCS) conducted a vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) study in Hajjah and Hodeidah governorates. The study showed that traffic accidents are a major hazard and the YRCS decided to initiate a pilot road safety project in the two governorates. The YRCS...

United Arab Emirates

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Recent (4)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
This report aims to improve awareness and understanding of the risks posed by climate change among public and private sector policymakers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It provides findings and recommendations to catalyse action, increase the prioritisation of climate change in the UAE, and...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...

Tunisia

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Recent (3)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...

Saudi Arabia

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Recent (4)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...
The Gulf Cooperation Council: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a “political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. The GCC was established in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in May 1981. The purpose of the GCC is to...

Qatar

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Recent (3)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...

Palestine

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Water and Sanitation in Gaza

UNICEF provides support to Palestinian students through rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions

UNICEF: Psychosocial relief in child-friendly safe spaces

Recent (9)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide – some 300,000 more than a year earlier. This total represents an enormous number of people needing...
This report presents nine case studies that illustrate the principles of Christian Aid’s Resilience Framework, and put the risks and opportunities it addresses into context. The first three case studies demonstrate the principles of the Resilience Framework. Community-led participatory...
In recent years, the humanitarian community has increasingly recognised the importance of getting critical information to and from people affected by disasters. The systems, learning and coordination around such communication support have improved since 2012 when, along with other media and...
http://www.worldbank.org/we - In one of the most densely populated areas in the world, the need for a dependable water supply is critical in the Gaza Strip. The scarce water resources presents a major humanitarian and development challenge. The environment is choked with untreated sewage,...
Case Studies (2)
This report presents nine case studies that illustrate the principles of Christian Aid’s Resilience Framework, and put the risks and opportunities it addresses into context. The first three case studies demonstrate the principles of the Resilience Framework. Community-led participatory...
In 1999-2000, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) embarked on a 6-month VCA, which assessed communities’ perceptions of the hazards most likely to occur, their needs and the resources available to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of these hazards – whether major disasters or daily...

Oman

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Government policies

Recent (3)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...

Morocco

Past disaster events

Recent (5)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...
Environmental and climatic factors not only account for migration to Morocco from sub-Saharan Africa, but also for movements out of and within the country, especially to the major coastal cities. With the severe impacts of climate change expected to rise in intensity in the coming decades,...
Le Croissant Rouge Marocain(CRM) a toujours été très actif dans le domaine de gestion des catastrophes notamment avec l’intervention de son équipe nationale de réponse aux catastrophes dont les prouesses ne sont plus à démontrer Cette étude de cas a été sollicitée par le Bureau Régional de la...
Case Studies (1)
Le Croissant Rouge Marocain(CRM) a toujours été très actif dans le domaine de gestion des catastrophes notamment avec l’intervention de son équipe nationale de réponse aux catastrophes dont les prouesses ne sont plus à démontrer Cette étude de cas a été sollicitée par le Bureau Régional de la...

Libya

Past disaster events

Government...

Recent (5)
Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cryclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver's seat to...
UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide – some 300,000 more than a year earlier. This total represents an enormous number of people needing...
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster...
As national Governments struggle to address the scale of disasters and the increased preparedness needs at all levels, there has been a push for more proactive measures to be taken by local government. Over the last decade, the main disaster risk reduction actors as well as other organizations...
The MENA Regional risk context: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is affected by some of the most acute and complex humanitarian emergencies in the world, primarily the result of armed conflict and other protracted violence. The conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen have...