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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.
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    IASC guidelines on mental health and psychological support in emergency settings

    Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2007
    Armed conflicts and natural disasters cause significant psychological and social suffering to affected populations.
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    Building livelihoods: a field manual for practitioners in humanitarian settings

    Women's Refugee Commission, 2009
    Although necessary, emergency relief can only fulfil a limited role. For those that are forced to rely on humanitarian assistance for long periods aid must be provided for displaced persons to garner skills, training and economic opportunities in order to establish sustainable livelihoods.
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    2009 Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction: risk and poverty in a changing climate

    PreventionWeb, 2009
    There is a growing trend towards greater and more catastrophic natural disasters. Of the ten disasters with the highest death tolls since 1975, half have occurred in the five year period between 2003 and 2008; with the developing world witnessing nine of the ten worst.
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    Weathering the storm: participatory risk assessment for informal settlements

    PreventionWeb, 2008
    Residents of informal settlements often bear the brunt of extreme weather and associated flooding. This guide is intended to strengthen participatory risk assessment capabilities for a wide range of municipal and development professionals and practitioners. It is also relevant to professionals involved in housing, social development, health, adult education, CBOs and NGOs.
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    AID All in Diary: a practical tool for field based humanitarian workers

    AID All in Diary - a practical tool for field based humanitarian workers, 2009
    <p>The immediate pressures of working in a disasters environment mean that humanitarian workers can struggle to access the most relevant information needed for the situation in which they are working. The All In Diary is designed for use in disaster situations and is specifically aimed at field based humanitarian workers in international and local NGOs.