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USOI LANDSLIDE DAM & LAKE SAREZ

USOI Landslide Dam and Lake Sarez

An Assessment of Hazard and Risk in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan

Series:
ISDR Prevention Series
11 Oct 2000
Lake Sarez, which is located in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, was created in 1911. A massive landslide, triggered by an earthquake, blocked the Murgab River valley, creating a natural dam, which was called Usoi. In 1999, the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction Secretariat led...
NO REFUGE THE CHALLENGE OF INTERN

No Refuge

The Challenge of Internal Displacements

12 Sep 2003
This publication offers a guide for effective policy planning on issues of internal displacement and, at the same time, presents a vivid picture of the traumas faced by internally displaced people. It uses sophisticated analyses and descriptive case studies, which include Angola, Iraq, Colombia, ...
HUMANITARIAN DECADE CHALLENGE

Humanitarian Decade, The

Challenges for Humanitarian Assistance in the Last Decade and into the Future

3 May 2004
This two volume set reviews the work of the United Nations in the area of humanitarian assistance on the Tenth anniversary of resolution 46/182. The first volume discusses the guiding principles of the resolution, recent changes to the global political and humanitarian agenda, more efficient ways...
BROKEN BODIES BROKEN DREAMS

Broken Bodies, Broken Dreams

Violence Against Women Exposed

14 Jul 2006
Violence against women is a pandemic, one that transcends the bounds of geography, race, culture, class and religion. It touches virtually every community, in virtually every corner of the globe. Too often sanctified by custom and reinforced by institutions, it thrives on widespread impunity for ...
SHAME OF WAR SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAI

Shame of War, The

Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Conflict

4 May 2007
This reference book and photo essay examines the scope and nature of the sexual violence women suffer when men go to war and looks at the different ways the international community is addressing it. Above all, the aim of this book is to inform, to shock and to join the voices saying Enough!” The ...
TOMORROW

Tomorrow's Crises Today

The Humanitarian Impact of Urbanisation

20 Dec 2007
Tomorrow’s Crises Today : The Humanitarian Impact of Urbanization explores the effect of living in today's cities has on the millions of people who already live in metropolises, and those who are daily being drawn into them from the countryside - by the millions. Using 10 cities from around the w...
PROTECTING CIVILIANS CONTEXT

Protecting Civilians in the Context of UN Peacekeeping Operations

Successes, Setbacks and Remaining Challenges

23 Sep 2010
Since 1999, an increasing number of United Nations peacekeeping missions have been expressly mandated to protect civilians. However, they continue to struggle to turn that ambition into reality on the ground. This independent study examines the drafting, interpretation, and implementation of such...
SAFETY SECURITY NATL HUMANITAR

Safety and Security for National Humanitarian Aid Workers (Annex I to

To Stay and Deliver - Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments)

3 Nov 2011
National aid workers constitute the majority of aid staff in the field — upwards of 90 per cent for most international NGOs — and undertake the bulk of the work in assisting people in need. Although the statistics show that international (expatriate) aid workers have a higher per capita rate as v...