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This year for UNDAC’s 25th anniversary, we have been highlighting a different emergency deployment each month as part of the Ready to Go campaign.

This month, as health experts have once again come out in force to battle the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we look back at UNDAC’s response to the deadly 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak.

Watch OCHA staff Gintaré Eidimtaité and Stefania Trassari present the greatest challenges they faced in the Ebola response.

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Civil-Military Coordination Service (CMCS), in collaboration with the Drafting Committee for the Recommended Practices would like to share with you the initial version of the Recommended Practices for Effective Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination of Foreign Military Assets (FMA) in Natural and Man-Made Disasters, version 1.0 (Recommended Practices).

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Want to learn more about Country-based pool funds?

Watch . This video describes how OCHA works in a decentralized manner to best address the needs of the most vulnerable people.

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In this short video, Mohanad Mekki, from the Deconfliction Liaison Team of OCHA Yemen, clarifies the humanitarian notification system for deconfliction.

Happy Learning !

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Please help us mobilize interested candidates for our upcoming PREP course in Reichenau, Austria, from 24 to 29 November 2018.

Register before Monday 1 October at

For additional information, please visit our webpage at

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#NotATarget World Humanitarian Day 2018

A little glimpse into how World Humanitarian Day was marked around the world.

And the specific contributions of our OCHA offices at

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Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Liaison Course. Motta di Livenza (Italy), 05-09 Nov. 2018

This training event, open to military and civilian personnel, is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills and tools needed to enhance their Civil Military Interaction capabilities with special reference to multinational and multidimensional contexts. Course content includes CIMIC Liaison Officer’s profile, task and responsibilities, CIMIC Liaison field experiences, Cross Cultural Competence, Civilian environment assessment, Common operational picture. Intercultural Communication & Negotiation are the core elements of competence and incorporated as guiding threads in the overall course curricula.

For further reference:

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Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Tactical Operator Course. Motta di Livenza (Italy), 08-19 Oct. 2018.

This training event is aimed to provide military personnel with knowledge and skills to perform Tactical CIMIC duties across the full spectrum of military Ops, from Disaster Relief to Art.5 Collective Defence Operations. It is now open to civilians since additional aim is to enhance knowledge of NATO military CIMIC Doctrine and procedures among the Humanitarian community. The 2 weeks course’s educational architecture entails a first week of basic knowledge & skills development and a final comprehensive field training exercise phase.

Application deadline is: 07 Sep. 2018

Further reference material @:

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Please help us mobilize interested candidates for our upcoming United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Course for Africa, which will take place in Entebbe, Uganda from 11 to 16 November 2018.

Applications are welcome before Monday 24 September at

With best wishes
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