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    Resource manual on flash flood risk management module 1: community-based management

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2008
    Frequent flash floods in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region pose a severe threat to life, livelihoods and infrastructure, both within the mountains and downstream. Vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities, the poor, women and children, are the worst hit. This manual aims to help communities build their capacity to manage flash floods and other disaster risks themselves.
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    IRIN PlusNews

    PlusNews is the global online HIV and AIDS news service of the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN).
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    A clash of principles? Humanitarian action and the search for stability in Pakistan

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    This paper analyses how humanitarian action can be effected in the midst of Pakistan’s military offensive against Taliban insurgents in the west of the country - which has generated a population exodus on a scale unmatched since the founding of the state in 1947.
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    Disaster risk reduction: a gender and livelihood perspective

    InfoResources, 2009
    This paper highlights gender as a very important factor in determining vulnerability in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The degree of vulnerability to disaster is determined by social variables like gender, age, health status, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic status and understanding these is necessary to identify the underlying causes of disasters and thus try to prevent them.
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    Personnel management in Iraq

    People in Aid, 2008
    This briefing paper highlights lessons learned about how humanitarian operations in Iraq have cultivated stable, effective and contented staff in a difficult programming environment.
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    Overview of landmines and explosive remnants of war in Iraq

    United Nations Development Programme, 2009
    The 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.
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    Decentralised disaster risk management training

    Duryog Nivaran: South Asia Network for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2009
    The 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.
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    Index insurance and climate risk: prospects for development and disaster management

    International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Columbia University, 2009
    The 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.
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    Reconstruction under fire: unifying civil and military counterinsurgency

    RAND Corporation, 2009
    This 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.
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    Protecting and promoting rights in natural disasters in south Asia: prevention and response

    Brookings Institution, 2009
    This 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: