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- DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2009The magnitude of Iraq’s problem with mine and unexploded remnants of war together with the socio-economic impact needs to be determined and addressed as a matter of urgency. As a recent signatory to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Iraq’s committed to be free of the impact of mines and unexploded ordnance by 2018.DocumentDuryog Nivaran: South Asia Network for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2009The concept of decentralised disaster risk management (DDRM) derives its insights from community-based disaster management (CBDM) in South Asia. As well as community ownership and leadership in risk reduction activities, the DDRM approach emphasizes the need for local level governance institutions to also be actively engaged in risk reduction.DocumentInternational Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University, 2009The climate has always presented a challenge to those whose livelihoods depend on it. For poor people, a variable climate presents a risk that can critically restrict options and so limit development. This document looks at the risk assessment tools such as index insurance that can be used to help vulnerable people deal with climate change.DocumentRAND Corporation, 2009This study discusses the protection of civilians during insurgency through civil counterinsurgency (COIN). Militarily COIN involves using force to defeat insurgents while the civilian aspect ensures the provision of services and better governance in order to weaken insurgency’s appeal to the population therefore a crucial aspect of development practice in the midst of conflict.DocumentBrookings Institution, 2009This paper is a report of a two-day workshop on 'Protecting and Promoting Rights in Natural Disasters in South Asia: Prevention and Response.' The objectives of the workshop were:DocumentInternational Committee of the Red Cross, 2009This awareness-raising article details the aftermath of the three-week military operation in Gaza on 27 December 2008, It points out that Gazans still cannot rebuild their lives. Most people struggle to make ends meet. Seriously ill patients face great difficulty obtaining the treatment they need. Many children suffer from deep psychological problems.DocumentPlan, 2009Children and young people are particularly vulnerable to disasters - one in every three survivors of the Indian Ocean Tsunami were women or children under the age of 15.DocumentStockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2009The air trafficking of illicit goods is a major factor in the continuation of conflicts. However, air freigt operators that have been identified in the trafficking of such commodity flows have also been employed to provide services for peace operations and humanitarian aid programmes.DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009The Republic of Indonesia is a very large and diverse country, which is crucial in understanding its experience of and approach to humanitarian issues and disaster management. It consists of over 17 000 islands covering more than 5,000 km.DocumentGlobal Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, 2009The spend on humanitarian crises has tripled in the last two decades. Indeed large-scale disasters such as Cyclone Nargis, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the recent earthquakes in China and Pakistan saw the mobilisation of a huge amount of resources from international agencies.