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[INFOGRAPHIC] WASH in Sub-Saharan East Africa
19 January 2016

[INFOGRAPHIC] WASH in Sub-Saharan East Africa

The AIDF infographic shows that 66% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to water and only 30% have access to sanitation. Poor sanitation leads to diarrheal diseases, which are responsible for 17% of all deaths of children under five. The Uganda country study showed that over 75% of the population lack a safe place to go to the toilet and 20% don’t have access to safe water. Furthermore, every year over 8,000 children die from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

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Kärcher Futuretech water treatment systems in use in Kathmandu
10 December 2015

Kärcher Futuretech water treatment systems in use in Kathmandu

According to information from the UN, around 4.3 million people were affected by the consequences of the two severe earthquakes in Nepal. To safeguard the population's supply of drinking water, mobile water treatment plants from Kärcher Futuretech were deployed very quickly after the first earthquake. With a 24/7 operational and technical hotline and drinking water experts on hand, Kärcher Futuretech also supported the Federal Agency for Technical Relief.

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International Volunteer Day
10 December 2015

International Volunteer Day

5th December was recognised as the International Volunteer Day (IVD) dedicated to celebrating the ongoing efforts of volunteers around the world and the importance of donating time and energy for the benefit of others. IVD was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985.

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Celebrating UN World Toilet Day with keynote confirmation from UNICEF
19 November 2015

Celebrating UN World Toilet Day with keynote confirmation from UNICEF

Today’s UN World Toilet Day highlights the largest international development challenges – ending the global water, sanitation and hygiene crisis. While access to improved drinking water sources has been mostly on track and 91% of the global population now have drinking water, access to sanitation is the most lacking target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme report (2015), 2.4 billion people or 68% of the world’s population live without adequate sanitation and 946 million people who defecate in the open.

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[report] Mobile for Development: Transforming Global Healthcare
10 November 2015

[report] Mobile for Development: Transforming Global Healthcare

As technological changes and solution-based innovations forge ahead in near future, the mobile landscape will be transformed. The health sector is increasingly adopting mobile health interventions as it strives to meet patient demand. Once mHealth becomes integrated into public health systems, personalised medicine and population health management will become more desirable.

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[E-book] Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Emergency Procurement
04 September 2015

[E-book] Best Practices and Lessons Learnt in Emergency Procurement

Looking ahead to the AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2015, the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) has released the AIDF Guide to Emergency Procurement. Within disaster relief logistics, procurement accounts for 65% of total expenditures. The latest figures released by the United Nations Procurement Division found the total procurement of goods increased by $826 million, a jump of 12.1 percent. This reflects a stark trend: the last decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of natural disasters across the world.

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Humanitarian Aid and Trends in Procurement
31 August 2015

Humanitarian Aid and Trends in Procurement

AIDF has released an infographic that explores humanitarian aid and trends in procurement. Within disaster relief logistics, procurement accounts for 65% of total expenditures by the UN organisations. The latest figures released by the United Nations Procurement Division found the total procurement of goods increased by $826 million, a jump of 12.1 percent. This reflects a stark trend: the last decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of natural disasters across the world.

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Global Gathering in Washington D.C Drives Humanitarian Industry Forward
12 February 2015

Global Gathering in Washington D.C Drives Humanitarian Industry Forward

In November last year AIDF hosted its 6th annual Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C. This year’s event brought together humanitarian experts from NGOs, UN and government, military and the private sector for two days of thought-provoking discussions on how to improve disaster response.

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Infographic: Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction
16 October 2014

Infographic: Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction

This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is celebrated on 13 October every year and this year’s theme is “Resilience for life”. The focus of this year is on older people as their needs are often ignored, despite being some of the most vulnerable people in disasters. IDDR encourages all citizens and governments, to participate in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. In connection with the day, Aid & International Development Forum recognizes the importance of disaster reduction and has released an infographic on “Building Resilience for Disaster Reduction”.

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World Humanitarian Day: Infographic about the importance of partnerships in disaster management
27 August 2014

World Humanitarian Day: Infographic about the importance of partnerships in disaster management

Aid & International Development Forum, releases an infographic on “How Partnerships & Technology Can Improve Disaster Management”. The infographic was produced in connection with the upcoming World Humanitarian Day, which falls every year on the 19th August. The day commemorates those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service. This year’s focus is all about putting the spotlight on #HumanitarianHeroes across the globe who are committed to making a difference.

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Increasing need of more efficient disaster response
24 July 2014

Increasing need of more efficient disaster response

NGOs, UN agencies, Governments, Military & Defense representatives, and private sector experts will gather in Washington D.C. to discuss best practice and collaborations for effective disaster relief. Recently, natural and man made disasters have occurred in different parts of the world, spanning from the Philippines, Middle East to South Sudan.

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Watch 2013 Highlights Video
06 March 2014

Watch 2013 Highlights Video

Watch our highlights video from last year's AIDF Washington exhibition. We are thrilled to introduce to you the new and improved 6th Annual AIDF Disaster Relief Summit. Based on your valuable feedback from past AIDF events, this year’s programme is even more practical, inspiring and focused on your specific needs.

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