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    On the edge: why older people’s needs are not being met in humanitarian emergencies

    HelpAge International, 2011
    When disaster strikes, older people are among the most vulnerable to neglect, injury, death and disease, yet their needs are often overlooked. This report sets out the scale and nature of this problem and makes recommendations for change.
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    Sex and age matter: improving humanitarian response in emergencies

    Feinstein International Center, USA, 2011
    Humanitarian aid is largely guided by anecdotes rather than evidence. Currently, the humanitarian system shows significant weaknesses in data collection, analysis and response in all stages of a crisis or emergency.  As a result, the present humanitarian system is much less evidence-driven than it should be and than it would like to be.
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    Humanitarian emergency response review

    Department for International Development, UK, 2011
    The scale, frequency and severity of rapid onset humanitarian disasters will continue to grow in the coming years, due to a number of factors - including rapid population growth, especially in disaster prone areas, and changes in sea levels, in global rainfall and stormpatterns. This Independent review of the UK Government's humanitarian response systems argues
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    Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters

    The primary purpose of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) is to work in close collaboration with practitioners, academics, researchers, policy makers and grassr
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    States of fragility: stabilisation and its implications for humanitarian action

    Overseas Development Institute [ES], 2010
    Stabilization includes a combination of military, humanitarian, political and economic activities to control, contain and manage areas affected by armed conflict and complex emergencies. This paper explores the evolution of international stabilization efforts and their significance for humanitarian action.
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    Helping South Asia cope better with natural disasters: the role of social protection

    Development Policy Review, 2007
    This article reviews major cash transfers to households as a mean of social protection in a number of Asian countries. Looking at Turkey, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Pakistan in particular, the author indicates the role which the World Bank has played as a post-disaster donor in those countries, noticing the positive impact of this support on short-term food security and long-term recovery.
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    Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters

    International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2005
    This paper presents a detailed overview of ‘The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015', which was adopted at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Hyogo, Japan in 2005. 
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    Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Pacific: the challenge of integration

    University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australian Tsunami Research Centre & Natural Hazards Research Laboratory (ATRC-NHRL), 2010
    This paper presents the integration of DRR and CCA initiatives in the pacific community, and draws upon the knowledge and insight of key stakeholders from multiple backgrounds to develop an understanding of the current status of DRR and CCA in the region.
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    Disaster risk management in a changing climate. Discussion paper prepared for the World Conference on Distaster Reduction on behalf of the Vulnerability and Adaptation Resource Group (VARG)

    International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2005
    Climate change is a reality, not a distant possibility in the future. Weather-related disasters are exerting an increasing toll on developing and developed countries, destroying lives and livelihoods and hampering development processes. The World Conference on Disaster Reduction is a testimony that international cooperation is needed to prevent natural hazards from translating into disasters.
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    Convergence of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

    PreventionWeb, 2008
    Development faces a growing threat from climate change. Yet despite the significant overlap, the respective agendas of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) have been left to evolve independently up until now.