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DARA team travels to Haiti to assist EU presidency aid efforts

DARA has sent a team of experts to Haiti to provide technical assistance to the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID in its Spanish acronym) in its EU Presidency commitment to contribute to the coordination of the Union’s on the ground [...] Read more...

DARA urges international community to learn from past mistakes in Haiti

The evaluation agency had reported neglect and lack of disaster preparedness in Haiti on behalf of donors and agenciesAs the world reels in shock at the sight of thousands of dead, injured and hungry Haitians, DARA experts, who had visited the Haiti various times [...] Read more...

DARA supports donors contributing to the United Nations Humanitarian Reform

DARA has provided the Spanish government, the fourth largest donor to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2009, with technical assistance. The CERF is one of the central pillars of the United Nations Humanitarian Reform, as well as one of the main [...] Read more...

DARA presents HRI 2009 findings at interactive Madrid event

DARA presented the HRI 2009 findings in a special and interactive debate with leading UN and NGO representatives, as well as journalists at Caixa Forum in Madrid on 3rd December. The debate, which examined how best to overcome the barriers facing the humanitarian [...] Read more...

Countdown to Launch of Humanitarian Response Index 2009

DARA will hold two events for the international launch of its global Humanitarian Response Index 2009 findingson Tuesday 10th November in Washington DC. The first of these events will be a press conference at the National Press Club, which will then be followed [...] Read more...

First Evaluation of International Committee of the Red Cross IDP policy

Evaluation of ICRC DARA is currently participating in the first evaluation of the International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC) policy on internally displaced persons (IDPs). The evaluation is the first to look at the organizations operational position towards [...] Read more...

Countdown to Launch of Humanitarian Response Index 2009

DARA will hold two events for the international launch of its global Humanitarian Response Index 2009 findings on Tuesday 10th November in Washington DC. The first of these events will be a press conference at the National Press Club, which will then be followed [...] Read more...

UNICEF Asia-Pacific Country Offices regional training

DARA has completed a regional training course for 14 Asia-Pacific Country Offices of UNICEF in the Philippines, from September to October this year. After introducing an evaluation policy in 2008, UNICEF Country Offices in the Asia Pacific region organized [...] Read more...

The HRI 2009 report reveals gaps in the effectiveness of humanitarian aid as economic crisis bites

Almost half of the world’s main donor governments are not doing enough to ensure that public funding for humanitarian assistance is reaching those most in need, when they need it most, according to DARA’s 2009 Humanitarian Response Index (HRI), launched in Washington DC on 10 November. Read more...

HRI praised at the CGI 2009 for contribution to better humanitarian donorship

DARA’s Humanitarian Response Index was featured in a session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York as one of four outstanding commitments from previous years. Read more...

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