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It is a hard and dangerous job at the best of times: the river is prone to flash floods and the current often carries logs and dead animals. (...) Last Tuesday (March 26), with the current swollen by heavy rains, the river crossing became too dangerous, even for regulars like Jose Luis. (...) The next day, a UNHCR team observed hundreds of Venezuelans crossing the river on improvised rafts or grasping ropes thrown across the foaming current.
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Score: 1442084.6 - https://www.unhcr.org/hk/en/21...-to-seek-help-in-colombia.html
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Rapid economic growth, driven by a raft of reforms since 1986 that saw a shift from a centrally-planned to a market economy, has transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to a lower middle-income nation. (...) Water pollution has significant costs on productivity of key sectors and human health, with the Mekong river one of 10 in-land rivers responsible for 90 percent of global marine plastic pollution.
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Score: 1440408.4 - https://www.fao.org/vietnam/fa...t-nam/viet-nam-at-a-glance/en/
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Rapid economic growth, driven by a raft of reforms since 1986 that saw a shift from a centrally-planned to a market economy, has transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to a lower middle-income nation. (...) Water pollution has significant costs on productivity of key sectors and human health, with the Mekong river one of 10 in-land rivers responsible for 90 percent of global marine plastic pollution.
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Score: 1440408.4 - https://www.fao.org/vietnam/fa...t-nam/viet-nam-at-a-glance/zh/
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WHO | Geneva University Hospitals - RAFT Network Access Home Alt+0 Content Alt+2 Search Search Submit Language عربي 中文 English Français Русский Español Menu Global Health Workforce Alliance About the Alliance Members & partners Country responses Knowledge centre Media centre Global Forums Geneva University Hospitals - RAFT Network Member profile Since 2000, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) have been involved in coordinating the development of a network for eHealth in Africa (the RAFT, Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine), first in Mali, and now extending to 10 French-speaking African countries. (...) RAFT has established multi-site operations in 14 North, West and Central African countries, as well as in Madagascar. RAFT also has limited operations in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo—the former Zaire—and is just beginning to connect a single location in Guinea.
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Score: 1427401.7 - https://www.who.int/workforcea...rtners/member_list/hugraft/en/
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DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION ON BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS IN FORCE IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT BY INLAND WATERWAY / SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SWITZERLAND
In so far as it may seem necessary or useful to agree on a standard form for the provisions concerning the section of the river between Neuhausen and the border between Alsace and Switzerland, the police requirements shall be drafted identically on all essential points, on the basis of a prior agreement between the two Governments. Article 3 Persons engaged in navigation and rafting shall not be subject to the payment of any tax based solely on the use of the waters of the river or on passage under bridges, even in the event of the construction of bridges of vessels on this section of the Rhine, or where, to ensure the safety of a permanent bridge, it is required that such passage be effected only with the assistance of a pilot appointed for the purpose. (...) Article 7 The two Governments shall organize, each on its own territory, the necessary technical and police supervision of the section of the river in question. Infringements of river police regulations shall be punished by the competent authorities in accordance with their respective laws.
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Score: 1401526.6 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...=TRANS/SC.3/R.158/ADD.1&Lang=E
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MINIMUM MANNING REQUIREMENTS FOR INLAND NAVIGATION VESSELS / TRANSMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Personnel Employees constituting the crews of river vessels, whatever their duties or functions on board. (...) Rest hours 4.1 Crew members of river vessels shall be entitled to: - daily rest; - one day of rest per week; - rest on holidays; - paid annual leave and such additional leave as is provided for by the legislation in force or by the collective agreement. (...) All crew members shall be bound to report for such work. 5.2 Emergency work on river vessels includes: - life saving or salvaging vessels, ship’s property or cargo; - putting out a fire on one’s own or another vessel or on shore installations, or moving the vessel to a safe place; - dealing with an accident, damage to the vessel or faulty machinery if the accident, damage or fault hinders further movement of the vessel; TRANS/SC.3/WP.3/R.89 page 8 - rendering assistance to other vessels in distress; - salvaging damaged rafts; - refloating one’s own or another vessel or a raft or recovering cargo from vessels in distress; - bringing vessels to shelter in stormy weather; - responding to a general alarm, lifeboat alarm or "man overboard" alarm. 5.3 Work requiring all hands on river vessels includes: - forming or breaking up convoys of vessels or rafts; - weighing anchor or hauling tow-ropes manually on non-motorized vessels; - making fast in bad weather, passing through a lock, entering or leaving a slipway or dock, or mooring at or casting off from an unequipped quay or shore; - lowering and raising masts manually when passing under bridges or suspended structures; - opening and closing cargo hatches manually, setting up and/or clearing remnants of cargo from loading ramps, gangways or decks; - putting in place or moving suction dredges, landing stages, pontoons, support vessels or floating transshipment gear or other floating structures; or repositioning the delivery pipeline of a suction dredge.
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Score: 1398864.6 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...DS=TRANS/SC.3/WP.3/R.89&Lang=E
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PETITION FROM THE BABIMBI PEOPLE CONCERNING THE CAMEROONS UNDER FRENCH ADMINISTRATION
This contraption could 'hardly be called a ferry, but was more lik~ a raft; it w~s moved by. means of cables, one of which; about 2 cm in diameter, ·' -· uas stretched acros_s the river serving as a ~~ider for the one 1-.' (...) PINELLI, the chief of the Babimbi subdivision, has forbidden the inhabitants of the two shores to use canoes to cross the river. This agent of the colonial administration is doubly responsible for the tragic drama and ignominious mourning which has strucl{ the people of Babimbi. (...) In 1948, a group of Cameroonian Evangelical youth, returning from .a religious conference, was submerged when crossing the river; a large number of people were drowned and much property lost.
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Score: 1371627.4 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...en&DS=T/PET.5/322/ADD.1&Lang=E
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. • Murchison Falls in the Northwest • Source of the River Nile – The Nile is more than the longest river in the world. (...) As the Nile River flows through on its 6600km journey to the Mediterranean it alternates between a placid course and the swirling white water rapids. Rafting is available on Bujagali falls, more than 4000miles in length, the mighty Nile is the longest river on earth.
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Score: 1371461.4 - https://www.itu.int/ITU-D/tech...il12_General%20Information.pdf
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APPLICATION OF THE THREE-TONE SIGNAL FOR VESSELS NAVIGATING BY RADAR IN REDUCED VISIBILITY CONDITIONS
The information on the application of the three-tone signal, transmitted by Governments and River Commissions, is given in the annex to this document. (...) Application of the three-tone signal by member States and River Commissions A. Bulgaria 4. Three-tone signal is applied on Bulgarian inland waterways, and vessels must be fitted with this equipment. (...) The Police Regulations for the Navigation of the Mosel no longer contain the requirement for the application of three-tone signal for vessels navigating by radar in reduced visibility. P. International River Sava Basin Commission 24. The Navigation Rules on the Sava River Basin are harmonized with CEVNI and contain the provisions for the application of three-tone signal for vessels navigating by radar in reduced visibility. 2 Automatic Identification System; Electronic Chart Display and Information System for inland navigation.
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Score: 1351989.3 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...TRANS/SC.3/WP.3/2020/18&Lang=E
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Methodology  Joint effort of RGoB and UN agencies  Sample Frame:  9 sub-sectors: hotels, tour operation, restaurant, guiding, river rafting, handicraft, airlines, entertainment centers (karaoke bars), street vendors  5 districts: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, Phuntsholing (Chukha)  Most were employees in hotel and tour operation (i.e., hotel staff and guides)  Sample size: 1320; response rate – 97.3% (1285) Key findings • Key Finding 1: The impact of COVID-19 is already deep, widespread and cross-cutting. • Finding 1.1: The decline of the tourism sector has a significant impact on the individual-level as well as household-level livelihood. • 32 percent of employees had already lost their job or been sent on leave without pay • For a majority of households, income from tourism is their only source of livelihood. • 74 percent of affected households reported a significant drop in income • Finding 1.2: Many households lack savings to carry them through the crisis. • 17 % - no savings or other means of subsistence starting immediately • 48 % - for up to two months. • 79 % - cannot sustain beyond 6 months.
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Score: 1340405.4 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...0Impact%20Assesment_Bhutan.pdf
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