Past experience in relief operations has taught international relief workers that the late and post emergency phases are critical moments of change in the kind of assistance and support to provide to an affected country.
On January 12, 2010, at 16.50, a devastating earthquake of high magnitude (7.0) struck the island of Haiti. Two hundred thousand lives were lost in the first few seconds. Those who survived the initial overwhelming event were left with severe physical and psychological injuries.
The Sphere Project’s Handbook (Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response), is recognised as a key reference tool for effective and quality-oriented coordination of emergency interventions.
With the growing concern around the impact of climate changes and the potential development of more violence and conflicts to come, and consequently more mass victimization, there will be a growing need for quality training.
Recent natural disasters in the world (Gujarat, Bam, Kashmir and Yogyakarta) and man-made crises (war in Sierra Leone, Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan) have unfortunately shown that people with disabilities tend to be disproportionally victims of disaster and conflict.
Session Outline Wednesday, August 30 2006, 17:45-19:30 Welcome messages Prof. Louis Loutan, President of the Geneva Health Forum Organizing Committee Mr. Bernard Gruson, Chief Executive Officer, Geneva University Hospitals Prof. Claude Le Coultre, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva Mr. Pierre-François Unger, President of the Council of State of Geneva International Development […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS33, Monday, May 26 2008, 16:00-17:30, Room 15 Chair(s): Paul Bouvier, ICRC Senior Medical Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Head, Division of Orthopedics and Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland Obstacles in Relation to the Health Workforce: Accessibility of Services in Fragile States and Conflict Zones Salam Ismael, Founder […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS25, Tuesday, April 20 2010, 16:00-17:30, Room 2 Chair(s): Yves Etienne, Head, Assistance Divisions, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland, Davide Mosca, Director, Migration Health Department, International Organization for Migration, Switzerland Ethics in the Delivery of Humanitarian Health Assistance: Learning from the Narratives of Health Workers Lisa Schwartz, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, […]
We assessed under-nutrition and overweight prevalence in Western Sahara women (15-49 years) and children (6-59 months) living in refugee camps for over 35 years. Both were found highly prevalent the former among children, the latter among women.