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World + 10 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - East Asia and the Pacific | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Philippines + 1 other
Japan Provides Emergency Vehicles for the Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines

Chargés d'affaires to the Philippines Tetsuro Amano and CSUPT. Carlito Romero signed the grant contract for "The Project for Providing Emergency Vehicles for the Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines" on October 16, 2014 at the National Headquarters of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Quezon City. The total amount is US$ 202,760 (approximately 8.5 million pesos) and is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

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Fiji + 13 others
Asia-Pacific region: El Niño Snapshot - October 2014

What is El Niño?

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India + 1 other
13 October 2014: Tropical cyclones HUDHUD and VONGFONG

INDIA - Tropical cyclone HUDHUD

• HUDHUD made landfall in the area of Visakhapatnam, north Andhra Pradesh, in the morning (UTC) of 12 October, having max. sustained winds of approx. 200 km/h; then it moved inland, weakening.

• HUDHUD affected north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, south Odisha and Chhattisgarh with strong winds and heavy rainfall, as well as storm surge along the coast.

• According to media (as of 13 October), there were at least six dead (three in Andhra Pradesh, three in Odisha), water, electricity and communication networks damaged in Visakhapatnam.

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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 - 13 October 2014)

On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated

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India + 1 other
10 October 2014: Tropical cyclones HUDHUD and VONGFONG

INDIA - Tropical cyclone HUDHUD

• On 10 October, 6.00 UTC, HUDHUD had max. sustained winds of 120 km/h and its center was over the Bay of Bengal, approx. 520 km south-east of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Over the next 48h, it is forecast to move north-west and approach northern coastal Andhra Pradesh on 12 October, while further intensifying.

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9 October 2014: Tropical Cyclones HUDHUD and VONGFONG

India - Tropical Cyclone HUDHUD

• Tropical Cyclone HUDHUD is moving over the Bay of Bengal, strengthening. On 9 October at 6.00 UTC it had max. sustained wind speed of 111 km/h and its center was located over central Bay of Bengal, approx. 732 km south-east of Vishakhapatnam in northern Andhra Pradesh.

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World + 42 others
Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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India + 4 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 Sep - 7 Oct 2014)

At least 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 87,000 hectares of crops damaged in north-eastern India. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died due to landslides and collapsed buildings.

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Cambodia + 1 other
ADB, Japan Assist Grassroots Push to Reduce Disaster Impacts in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (6 October 2014) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Japan are supporting a grassroots project to manage risks and reduce impacts from floods and other natural disasters in vulnerable communities in Cambodia.

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World + 5 others
Study aims to price social, cultural costs of climate damage

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:20 GMT
Author: Thin Lei Win

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - How do you price a life lost to floods or cultural heritage destroyed by a storm? What are the costs when an ecosystem or territory is no longer habitable due to prolonged drought, sea-level rise or salt intrusion?

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Guinea + 4 others
Emergency grant aid in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West African countries

  1. On October 3, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 22 million US dollars (approximately 2.4 billion yen) through the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international organizations in order to respond to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West African countries.

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Tonga + 1 other
Japan handed over Water Supply System for Feletoa Village

02nd October 2014 On September 25th 2014, the Government of Japan handed over the Project for Upgrading of Feletoa Village’s Water Supply System. H.E. Dr. Kazuchika Hamuro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga handed over the upgraded water supply system on behalf of the people and Government of Japan during a commissioning ceremony held at 1:00pm, at Feletoa village in Vava’u.

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Tonga + 1 other
Japan handed over Water Supply System for Holonga Village

02nd October 2014 On September 25th 2014, the Government of Japan handed over the Project for Upgrading of Holonga Village’s Water Supply System. H.E. Dr. Kazuchika Hamuro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga handed over the upgraded water supply system on behalf of the people and Government of Japan during a commissioning ceremony held at 9:30am, at Holonga village in Vava’u.

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Sierra Leone + 14 others
Defeating Ebola conference in London: International community pledges more health workers, funding and supplies

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Representatives from more than 20 governments, a dozen NGOs, the UN and a number of multinational companies have pledged emergency medical facilities, health workers to provide care and training to local staff, funding, equipment and logistics.

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Tonga + 1 other
Japan handed over Water Supply System for Ha’alaufuli Village

On September 24th 2014, the Government of Japan handed over the Project for Upgrading of Ha’alaufuli’s Water Supply System. H.E. Dr. Kazuchika Hamuro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga handed over the upgraded water supply system on behalf of the people and Government of Japan during a commissioning ceremony held at 2:00pm, at Ha’alaufuli village in Vava’u.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Material didáctico e informativo donado por JICA Guatemala

La tarde del martes 30 de septiembre, la Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –SE-CONRED-, recibió por parte de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón –JICA, por sus siglas en inglés-, material didáctico e informativo para fortalecer la cultura de prevención en el país, así como Mochilas de las 72 horas.

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Philippines + 1 other
Philippines Receives Different Kind of Humanitarian Assistance in Japan

29 September 2014 – Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez expressed his sincere appreciation for an unusual donation to the Philippines at a ceremony held at the former Philippine Embassy Building in Nampeidai, Shibuya on September 17. Nine tons of emergency provisions were donated by the Chiyoda City Government in Tokyo for distribution by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines in October 2014.

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Philippines + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23 - 29 Sep 2014)

JAPAN

Mount Ontake erupted on 27 Sep, spewing large plumes of ash and gas high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. More than 500 rescue workers have been mobilised including the local police, fire department and the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

As of 29 Sep there are four confirmed deaths with a further 27 feared to be dead and 37 injured. According to authorities, similar small scale explosions may occur in future. However, there are no indications of a large scale eruption.

4 dead

27 missing

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Niger + 5 others
Japan pledges support to help African countries recover from disaster

Tokyo, 26 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters.

The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is working to help Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger and Rwanda, to better manage and prepare for recovery before disasters occur.