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This title is sourced from the IDS Knowledge Services Open API - http://api.ids.ac.uk.This paper was published to inform the round table talks on "the importance of housing, land and property (HLP) rights in humanitarian response" held in Geneva.The NRC and IFRC are the global focal point agencies within the HLP Area of Responsibility under the Global Protection Cluster, a collaboration between NGOs, UN agencies, and academic institutions. The statement of the Global Protection Cluster provides the basis for this paper to develop a deeper understanding of how a human rights framework, specifically the right to adequate housing, can inform responses to disasters and conflict and promote protection within humanitarian operations. This paper aims to present that HLP rights is a cross-sectoral issue, and although this manifestation is acknowledged by some, it still represents a barrier to operations.
As of August 2012, the Rockefeller Foundation has approved and funded 23 city projects that build urban climate change resilience (UCCR). These interventions have been initiated in the 10 core ACCCRN cities and have amounted to US $9.4 million, with some additional contributions from local governments and other local partners. Through ACCCRN, new projects in the 10 core cities will continue to be initiated until 2014, further expanding the base of practice. The city projects include both "hard" and "soft" measures, span multiple thematic sectors -- flood/ drainage, disaster risk reduction, water resources, housing and health -- with most projects addressing more than one sector in a single intervention. They also employ a range of approaches e.g. planning, further analysis, direct action, and coordination mechanisms.This catalogue provides a brief overview of ACCCRN city projects across 10 cities.The following project sheets provide basic information about the city project, intended impacts and key beneficiaries.They also highlight the climate change vulnerabilities and urban issues that each project aims to address, as well as how projects contribute to improved urban climate resilience of the city's systems. These aspects are further explained below and are highlighted in each project sheet.
This book presents the results and impact of the programme to help street children / children in the streets, which has been run for two years by the King Baudouin Foundation together with the Soros Foundations in ten Central and East European countries, working in partnership with the World Bank.
Street Children in Central and Eastern Europe: who are they, what are the causes of their predicament and what can be done about it? To answer these and other questions the foundation has set up the 'Street children / Children in the streets' programme together with the local Soros Foundations and the World Bank. After an introduction to the children's situation and a brief summary of the programme, 80 selected projects in 10 different countries are presented.
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