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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:
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    Gaza: 1.5 million people trapped in despair

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 2009
    This 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.
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    Children on the frontline: children and young people in Disaster Risk Reduction

    Plan, 2009
    Children 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.
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    Air transport and destabilizing commodity flows

    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2009
    The 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.
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    The role of the affected state in humanitarian action: a case study on Indonesia

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    The 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.
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    All for one and one for all: intra-organizational dynamics in humanitarian action

    Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, 2009
    The 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.