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24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

24 Nov 2015 description

Representatives from UNDP-supported Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia recently toured meteorological facilities in the Philippines on a cross-continental mission to explore 'New Opportunities for the Deployment of Modern Climate and Weather Information Systems.' In this blog, Pascal Onegiu Okello looks at how takeaways from the South-South learning mission can be applied in Africa.

By Pascal Onegiu Okello

23 Nov 2015 description

Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes 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 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

23 Nov 2015 description

23/11/2015

“When the typhoon hit, our rice was almost ready and we were expecting a good harvest,” Susan Gaspay says looking out over the rice field she farms on. Striking between two farming seasons, the typhoon severely damaged ready-to harvest, harvested and newly planted rice, in addition to seed stocks and tools.

23 Nov 2015 description

20-YEAR REVIEW SHOWS 90% OF DISASTERS ARE WEATHER-RELATED; US, CHINA, INDIA, PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA RECORD THE MOST

23 November 2015, GENEVA – A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are the United States (472), China (441), India (288), Philippines (274), and Indonesia, (163).

23 Nov 2015 description

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Nov. 21 (PIA) – Typhoon victims here and in Quirino province recently received relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Viennalyn Rafallo, social welfare officer of DSWD regional office, said 4,130 food packs were allotted for Nueva Vizcaya while 10,947 were distributed in the neighboring province of Quirino.

“These were contained in 17 trailer trucks and were turned-over to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO). These were given to the typhoon victims in various municipalities,” she said.

23 Nov 2015 description

According to a 2015 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), some 795 million people in the world still do not have enough food to lead healthy active life, with the majority in developing countries. At the same time, disasters are happening through out the world almost every day. Global food shortage is becoming a serious issue.

21 Nov 2015 description
report CARE

OVERVIEW

An estimated 16.1 million people were affected by typhoon Haiyan, with 1.1 million damaged or destroyed homes and as many as 4.1 million people displaced – nearly four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. At least 6,300 people lost their lives and another 5.9 million workers lost the sources of income to support their families.

21 Nov 2015 description

By: Marcelo B. Lihgawon

TINOC, Ifugao, Nov. 20(PIA) - - The impact of typhoon "Lando" in the province has forced leaders of six municipalities and a barangay in the province to declare their respective places under state of calamity .

20 Nov 2015 description
report American Red Cross

American Red Cross Issues Two-Year Report on Typhoon Haiyan

The American Red Cross today released a two-year report on its work in the Philippines and how donations have helped families recover and rebuild following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

The report can be found here.

19 Nov 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Astrid Zweynert

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marnel Arcones's face lights up with a huge smile when he talks about going back to school after years of toiling as a child worker in factories, on farms and as a domestic helper.

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation

19 Nov 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

This report examines trends over the first half of 2015 in both open-source and agency-reported data. We are pleased that this quarterly security analysis includes information from 11 contributing agencies - one more than last quarter. As compared to last quarter, this edition contains more reported incidents both from open sources (88, up from 51) and agencies (223, up from 198). As described below, many of the additional reported incidents affected humanitarian infrastructure and occurred in Africa and the Middle East.

19 Nov 2015 description

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Based on the literature review commissioned by the HC, this discussion paper aims to provide recommendations for Canada-based humanitarian agencies and donors looking to improve their involvement in urban-based humanitarian responses.

19 Nov 2015 description

In this shared experience, the Philippine Red Cross recounts the challenges it encountered and how it overcame them when fighting broke out between Philippine government forces and a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front in September 2013. During the violence, the National Society suffered a security incident. By describing the actions it took in response and the lessons it learnt, the Philippine Red Cross hopes to help other National Societies facing similar challenges to their acceptance, security and access.

19 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank

Increasing temperatures and storm frequency from climate change, coupled with rising seas, are driving important changes in risk profiles in Asia and across the world. In response to these critical impacts of climate change, the world is coming together in Paris to formalize a new climate treaty – both to mitigate the causes of climate change and also to help countries adapt to the consequences of a warmer future.

19 Nov 2015 description

Daisy Jane M. Apit

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 19 (PIA)- Dengue cases in Caraga region dropped by 48% from January 1 to October 24 this year with 3,540 cases and 25 deaths recorded compared with last year’s same time period with 6,827 cases and 44 deaths, the Department of Health (DOH) - Caraga reported.

18 Nov 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:25 GMT

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fertile plains of Luzon island in the Philippines, farmers are in a race against time - a month after Typhoon Koppu destroyed their crops, they need to plant seeds in the coming weeks so they can repay loans at harvest time.

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation

18 Nov 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (no update)

As of 30 September, there were 1917 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September. From 1 to 30 September 2015, 1479 dengue cases were reported. The number of cases in the month of September in 2015 has increased, however was lower than the same period of 2014. (Figure 1)

Malaysia