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27 Aug 2015 description
report Redhum

Nicaragua, 26 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: El 19 digital

Con el apoyo del Gobierno de Japón, a través de la Agencia Internacional de Cooperación del Japón (JICA), el Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Ineter) instalará el Centro de Asesoramiento en Alertas de Tsunami para Centroamérica.

26 Aug 2015 description

By Hler Gudjonsson and Kate Marshall, IFRC

As it tracked northwest across the Pacific into East Asia, Typhoon Goni has left a trail of destruction in its wake.

26 Aug 2015 description

Managua, Nicaragua | AFP | Wednesday 8/26/2015 - 01:16 GMT

Japan will help Nicaragua open a tsunami early warning center this year that would serve all of Central America, an official said Tuesday.

The center would provide real-time earthquake and tsunami information for all countries in Central America, according to Wilfried Strauch of the Nicaraguan Seismological Office, Ineter.

Nicaragua asked Tokyo for the assistance, he said, "because they have so much experience with the issue, and an excellent tsunami warning system."

25 Aug 2015 description

• GONI passed over the Ishigaki and west of Miyako islands, southern Okinawa prefecture, as a Typhoon on 23 August. On 24 August, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 158km west of Amami islands and it had max. sust. Winds of 204 km/h.

• Over the next 24h, GONI is forecast to move north-east towards western Kyushu in southern mainland Japan, passing west of the rest of Okinawa prefecture and west of Kagoshima prefecture islands, as well. Its intensity will decrease, but it will remain a Typhoon. It may reach Kyushu on late 24 August.

24 Aug 2015 description

BANGLADESH

A rapid assessment launched after Cyclone Komen reports that a total of 2.6 million people affected, with Sathkia, Chittagong and Noakhali districts the worst affected. Nearly 220,000 households are in need of emergency assistance, the vast majority of whom require immediate food assistance. An estimated US$6.3 million is required to cover the needs and proposals were sent to donors.

2.6 million people affected

MYANMAR

24 Aug 2015 description

Manila, Philippines | 07:10 GMT

Typhoon Goni killed at least 26 people in landslides and floods in the Philippines, officials said Monday, as the storm bore down on Japan.

Rescue teams clawed away at a mountainside near the remote mining town of Mankayan in the country's north, after recovering the bodies of 13 miners buried by a landslide that struck the area two days earlier.

21 Aug 2015 description

Cuba – Drought
• Lack of rain from May to June has affected 68% of the country (11 provinces).
• Authorities refer to the current drought as the worst in the last 115 years. In Guantanamo, water usually used for agriculture is now used for human consumption.

19 Aug 2015 description

East Jerusalem, 17 August 2015 – In the presence of H.E. Prime Minister Dr Rami Al Hamdallah, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People inaugurated, with the Ministry of Health, the Government of Japan and UNICEF, a new maternity ward at Dr Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem, north of the West Bank.

18 Aug 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

This project is conducted in response to Global Disaster Preparedness Center’s (GDPC) call of developing a comprehensive understanding of the implications of social media analysis tools for disaster preparedness, focusing on the Asia Pacific region.

17 Aug 2015 description

Highlights
- Monsoon rains continue to cause severe flooding across Burma
- Floodwaters move southward, resulting in new displacement in Ayeyarwady and Bago regions
- USAID provides $4.5 million to support relief efforts

17 Aug 2015 description

Background

Between 2013 and 2014 over 45,500 Burundian migrants (51% women, 49% men), who, had never regularized their stay in Tanzania, were deported by the Tanzanian authorities after enactment of a new immigration law. Because of the rapid expulsion of Burundian migrants from Tanzania to Burundi, many left without belongings or in some cases, without even their spouses.

15 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • As of 14 August, the National Natural Disaster Management Committee of Myanmar (NNDMC) reported that 105 people have died and 1,368,867 people are affected by the flood in 13 states and regions.

  • Early recovery works have started in many places. Local authorities with the communities are working together in cleaning debris and repairing public facilities.

  • The ASEAN-Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) are stationed in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

14 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Japan

1 On August 14, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2.6 million US dollars (approximately 325 million Japanese yen) to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in response to the floods disaster.

13 Aug 2015 description

Luanda - At least two million USD have been made available by Japan for preparation project for a Resilient Recovery in five African countries, including Angola, said, Tuesday, the Asian country’s ambassador, Kuniaki Ito.

11 Aug 2015 description

Cotonou, le 6 août 2015: Le Centre de Perfectionnement aux Actions de Déminage et de Dépollution (CPADD) de Ouidah reçoit une fois encore une attention particulière du Japon, afin de mieux répondre aux multiples sollicitations en matière de formation des spécialistes en déminage humanitaire et aux opérations de maintien de la paix sur le continent africain. Il vient de bénéficier d’un matériel roulant et de la construction d’un bâtiment administratif, pour un coût global de 500 000 dollars US.

10 Aug 2015 description

UNDP and the Government of Japan are launching a Women Economic Empowerment programme geared to economically empower Yemeni women of Taiz and Ibb governorates. Mostly absent from the labour market, women possess an untapped potential for value chains and local economic activity which has become even more vital within the current crisis as livelihoods are directly and durably affected by the war, insecurity and the economic blockade.

09 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Erbil, Iraq, 25 July 2015 —With the humanitarian crisis in Iraq deteriorating by the week and funding reduced to alarmingly low levels, the Government of Japan has stepped in to provide vital support to the most vulnerable, who continue to suffer from increasing violence.

06 Aug 2015 description

Tehran, August 6, IRNA - The people of Japan has contributed 2,983,722 million dollars to UNHCR-Iran within the framework of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR), a regional, multi-year strategy, supporting voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration and assistance to host countries. Japan donates $2.9 million to Afghan refugees in Iran

05 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • Massive floods and strong winds have affected more than 259,000 people across 12 states and regions.

  • On 4 August, the Government of Myanmar welcomed international assistance for the flood response.

  • Floods have inundated more than 1 million acres of farmland. Damage to crops and arable land is likely to disrupt the planting season.

  • Priority needs include food, water and sanitation, access to health care, and provision or repair of shelter.

05 Aug 2015 description

Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA ) ’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), d onors have committed/contributed US $110.6 million of humanitarian assistance to the country since the start of 2015.