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26 Apr 2015 description

Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • Given the shallow depth of the earthquake, aftershocks are expected to continue for some time. Aftershocks are expected to cause further damage and debilitate already weak infrastructure.

  • The number of casualties is expected to increase into the thousands.

  • Kathmandu Valley (population: 2.5 million) is a densely populated area; many people live in buildings that cannot withstand a significant seismic event. 6.6 million people live within the affected areas.

28 Jan 2015 description
report GAVI Alliance
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Key Outcomes Resources Assured for 2016-2020

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives

Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

22 Jan 2013 description

NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2012

After an intense year of natural disasters in 2011, countries in the Asia-Pacific region welcomed a reduction in the number of events in 2012. OCHA and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters recorded 93 natural disaster events in 2012, in which over 3,200 people were killed and more than 75 million people were affected. China and the Philippines experienced the most disasters in 2012.

06 Mar 2012 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10566

Security Council
6729th Meeting (AM & PM)

Ahead of Open Debate, Secretary-General Warns New Window of Opportunity ‘Narrow’;
His Representative Agrees ‘We Do Not Have Luxury of Time’, Urgent Action Required