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meaningfully consulted and given the opportunity to take charge of their own affairs to the maximum extent possible and to participate in the planning and implementation of the various stages of the disaster response. VI. These Operational Guidelines seek to improve the practical implementation of international instruments protecting human rights. They shall not be interpreted as restricting, modifying or impairing the provisions of international human rights or, where applicable, international humanitarian and refugee law. They should be applied together with other relevant Codes of Conduct, Guidelines and Manuals. VII. Organisations providing protection and assistance in situations of natural disasters shall endeavour to have adequate mechanisms established to ensure that the Operational Guidelines
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DRAFT – Toolkit on Child Rights in Humanitarian Crises and Post-Crisis Transition, July 2012 Tool 2. Emergency Risk-Informed Situation Analysis Emergency Risk-Informed Situation Analysis xvi An emergency-informed country Situation Analysis should aim to answer the following questions: a. Which significant hazards and threats pose the biggest risk to children and women? Where will these hazards happen? Who is the most vulnerable therefore the most affected? The risk identification and prioritization exercise should aim to identify the most significant natural and man-made hazards in the country and should be conducted involving the widest possible representation of Governmental, UN and non-governmental partners. The extent to which hazards, especially those related to conflict and social unrest can be discussed will depend on the understanding and cooperation of the host government. In some cases, planning around natural disasters can provide a suitable proxy for planning for more politically sensitive conflict hazards. b. Why are these hazards affecting the most vulnerable with such force? What are the underlying and root causes of the vulnerabilities which are leading certain groups to suffer from the occurrence of natural or man-made disasters? The roots of socio-economic vulnerabilities are often culturally, historically or politically entrenched and thus may not be corrected in the span of a humanitarian programme cycle. While programme interventions might be designed to increase the immediate and medium term coping capacity of the groups at risk, they do not substitute for measures to address the root causes of vulnerabilities . Humanitarian and transition actors should determine whether and to what extent politically sensitive basic causes - such as flagrant human rights violations, racial, ethnic, gender-based or religious discrimination, corruption, - can and should be addressed. c. Who or which individuals and/or institutions have the duty to reduce these risks?
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