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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.
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    Uncharted territory: land, conflict, and humanitarian action

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    This Policy Brief seeks to create awareness of the importance of land in a humanitarian crisis. The author argues that the end of a prolonged armed conflict will frequently see a large proportion of the population claiming or reclaiming access to land and land based resources with important implications for return, recovery, and reintegration processes. Key messages include:
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    The limits of statebuiliding: the role of international assistance in Afghanistan

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2006
    In Afghanistan, with previous state structures destroyed or neglected, the internationally assisted reconstruction program launched after the American-led intervention in November 2001 placed state building at its core.
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    Managing people in emergencies

    People in Aid, 2006
    The impact and effectiveness of relief and development operations depend on the quality of staff and volunteers and the support an agency gives them. This guide for humanitarian programme managers aims to help to create, manage and develop teams while working during emergency situations.
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    Alternative sampling designs for emergency settings: A guide for survey planning, data collection and analysis

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2009
    This guide is tailored for programme managers, monitoring and evaluation specialists and survey leaders working with government agencies and humanitarian organizations. It provides them with instructions how to carry out rapid yet statistically reliable population-based surveys in difficult settings where data on the prevalence of acute malnutrition is needed.
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    Forecasting numbers of people affected annually by natural disasters up to 2015

    Oxfam, 2009
    The analysis in this paper identifies an underlying upward trend in the numbers of people affected by climate related disasters since 1980. This paper predicts that, by 2015, on average over 375 million people per year are likely to be affected by climate-related disasters. This is over 50 per cent more than were affected in an average year during the decade 1998–2007.

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