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The global climate in 2015–2019

World Meteorological Organization, (2019)


Compared to the previous five-year assessment period 2011–2015, the current five-year period 2015–2019 has seen a continued increase in carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions and an accelerated increase in the atmospheric concentration of major greenhouse gases (GHGs), with growth rates nearly 20% higher. The increase in the oceanic CO2 concentration has increased the ocean’s acidity. The five-year period 2015–20191 is likely to be the warmest of any equivalent period on record globally, with a 1.1 °C global temperature increase since the pre-industrial period and a 0.2 °C increase compared to the previous five-year period.
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/re...


The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Humanitarian Price of Climate Change and How it Can be Avoided

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, (2019)


A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian network warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050. It estimates that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of storms, droughts and floods could climb beyond 200 million annually – compared to an estimated 108 million today. It further suggests that this rising human toll would come with a huge financial price tag, with climate-related humanitarian costs ballooning
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Plan de acción del Caribe sobre la salud y el cambio climático

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), (2019)


Este plan de acción se basa en las necesidades y realidades del Caribe, y describe la estructura y las medidas generales que deben orientar el trabajo a nivel nacional y regional. La ejecución de este plan logrará que la región se ocupe plenamente de los procesos del cambio climático y los acuerdos mundiales en la materia. Beneficiará a los países y territorios del Caribe al fortalecer sus métodos de cooperación técnica y facilitará el acceso a los recursos humanos, técnicos y financieros necesarios para abordar los efectos de cambio climático sobre la salud.
http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456...


National Earthquake Preparedness and Response Plan

Government of Myanmar, Eds.: European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), (2019)


It aims to minimize damage to property, reduce injury and lives lost, and normalize the lives of those affected in a timely manner in the case of a damaging earthquake in the country. It also seeks to contribute to the achievements of Myanmar Sustainable Development Goals as well as respond to Global and Regional Frameworks which Myanmar has endorsed.
http://www.mm.undp.org/content/dam/myanmar/docs/Pu...


Gestão de Cadáveres após Desastres: Manual para Equipes de Primeira Resposta no Terreno

Cordner, s.; R. Coninx; H.J.Kim; et al., Eds.: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); CICV, et al., (2016)


Segunda edição (revisada). Portuguese Version of Management of dead bodies after disasters: a field manual for first responders
https://www.paho.org/disasters/index.php?option=co...


Cholera: Introduction (English/Portuguese/Arabic عربى/Hausa)

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food. This course provides a general introduction to cholera and is intended for personnel responding to outbreaks in complex emergencies or in settings where the basic environmental infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. It includes materials that can be accessed in English, Arabic and Hausa. Free Online Course. Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should be able to: describe the case definition and alerts for cholera; describe main transmission routes; list list the key preventive actions; and explain how cholera control is multisectoral. Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
https://openwho.org/courses/cholera-introduction-e...


Extreme weather and disaster preparedness: 2018 cyclone preparedness lessons learnt

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society , et al., Eds.: UNHR, (2019)


Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response. One of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, Bangladesh each year experiences a high degree of seasonal variety, including southwest monsoon and two cyclone seasons. With its long coastline on the Bay of Bengal and with a landscape consisting of flat deltaic plains and sandy hills, Cox´s Bazaar is highly exposed to natural hazards and extreme weather, including cyclones, torrential rain, landslides, flash floods, storm surges and extreme temperatures. The 2018 Cyclone Preparedness Lessons Learnt Exercise aims to capture and analyse knowledge acquired by humanitarian actors during their cyclone preparedness efforts and operations in the Rohingya refugee camps during the 2018 cyclone seasons. The purpose is to provide a reference document for planning for future cyclone seasons, support evidence-based advocacy, and identify gaps in preparedness which need to be addressed in advance of the 2019 cyclone seasons. The report focuses on lessons learnt in the refugee camps, not host communities Large File: 17 MB
https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/extreme-we...


Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies

World Health Organization; Water Engineering Development Centre, Eds.: World Health Organization, (2013)


Download these technical notes directly from the website: These four-page illustrated notes, originally prepared in 2011 and updated in 2013, provide practical, evidence-based recommendations in responding to immediate and medium-term water, sanitation and hygiene needs of populations affected by emergencies. The notes are relevant to a wide range or emergency situations, including both natural and conflict-induced disasters. They are suitable for field technicians, engineers and hygiene promotors, as well as staff from agency headquarters.
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publica...


Geo-informatics Applications in Disaster Management (Facilitator’s Guide)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Relief and Resettlement Department, (2016)


This module carries pre-training entry level assessment as well as hands on exercise manual on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic Positioning System (GPS) and some applications of these technologies on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) especially for hazard mapping, monitoring and risk assessment module as well as the damage assessment module. Practical manual developed using open source products like Quantum GIS , RStudio, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth Engine.
This module can also can be used by other training facilitators, non-technical professionals and selflearners as well. However, it is strongly recommended that training participants and self-learners already have some basic knowledge of Computer Basic, Geoinformatics and disaster management.
No publication year indicated.
Original file: 29,5 MB
http://unhabitat.org.mm/wp-content/uploads/2018/06...


Geo-informatics Applications in Disaster Management (Facilitator’s Guide) (Burmese Version)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MSWRR), Relief and Resettlement Department, (2016)


This module carries pre-training entry level assessment as well as hands on exercise manual on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic Positioning System (GPS) and some applications of these technologies on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) especially for hazard mapping, monitoring and risk assessment module as well as the damage assessment module. Practical manual developed using open source products like Quantum GIS , RStudio, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth Engine.
This module can also can be used by other training facilitators, non-technical professionals and selflearners as well. However, it is strongly recommended that training participants and self-learners already have some basic knowledge of Computer Basic, Geoinformatics and disaster management.
No publication year indicated.
Original file: 30,5 MB
http://unhabitat.org.mm/wp-content/uploads/2018/06...


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