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Expert Meeting: Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response

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On 24 and 25 February the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Leiden University and other partners organise the conference Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response. This expert meeting will bring together senior management (responsible for innovative practice) in the field of humanitarian response from public and private sectors as well as academia and INGOs/NGOs.

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24/02/2015 to 25/02/2015

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

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The Hague

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  • Netherlands

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Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Leiden University

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2014 report shows new opportunities for remote sensing technology in humanitarian assistance

The Policy Analysis and Innovation Section of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2014 report, dealing with humanitarian needs and assistance in 2013, as well as humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities in the global context.

The report illustrates how while 2013 witnessed roughly the same number of disasters as 2012, the number of affected people decreased from 124.5 million in 2012 to 97 million in 2013.

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Fri, 26/12/2014 - 08:11

UN-SPIDER speaks at International Peace Institute Seminar

UN-SPIDER Programme Coordinator Luc St-Pierre

On 13 and 14 May 2014, the International Peace Institute in Vienna organized the seminar "War and Peace in a Digital Age". UN-SPIDER's Programme Coordinator, Luc St-Pierre, was invited to speak about UN-SPIDER during the session "Technology for Peace".

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Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:17

Dartmouth Flood Observatory (DFO)

The Dartmouth Flood Observatory's mission is:

- to acquire and preserve for public use a digital map record of the Earth’s changing surface water, including changes related to floods, droughts, wetlands, shorelines, lakes, and reservoirs;

-  Conduct remote sensing based water measurement and mapping, when appropriate, in "near real time”;

- Support and encourage operational uses of remote sensing based surface water information.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Myanmar

Despite being a resource-rich country with a strong agricultural base, Myanmar is among the poorest nations in the world. Years of conflict and unresolved ethnic differences have contributed to the displacement of around 450,000 people and an influx of refugees in neighboring countries. OCHA established its presence in Myanmar in May 2008 at the onset of Cyclone Nargis to support the humanitarian response in the affected areas of the Ayerwaddy Delta.

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UN-OCHA – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year. These events are becoming increasingly frequent and severe, worsened considerably by the effects of climate change and growing population density. Conflicts, political instability and pandemics in the region also have dire humanitarian consequences.

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Burkinabe Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation (CONASUR)

CONASUR is a public institution with humanitarian vocationl; that was set up in order to adopt a strategy for prevention and reduction of the disastrous effects of natural disasters in Burkina Faso. CONASUR's mandate includes: set up and implement, with competent partners, the national plan for preparation and response to emergency situations in case of natural disasters; coordinate and evaluate national and/or external interventions aiming at reducing the effects of natural disasters; inform, sensitize and educate communities in the culture of prevention of natural calamities.

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