- Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 1 | 1 - 30 January 2015
- IDMC: Why housing rights must be prioritised to end displacement of Zamboanga’s urban poor
- OCHA: Communications with Communities (CwC) Response and Preparedness Summary Typhoon Hagupit
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EARTHQUAKES: Strong earthquakes shook Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala without causing victims or major damages.
National authorities continue assessing the situation in these countries.
RAINS: The rise of the Chapare River in Bolivia has affected at least 2,000 people and damaged crops in the Chimoré municipality.
TYPHOON IN PHIPILLINES: At least 23 are dead and more than a million evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby as referred to by local authorities).
MOVIMIENTOS SÍSMICOS: Fuertes sismos sacuden Panamá, Costa Rica y Guatemala sin causar víctimas ni daños materiales de consideración. Las autoridades nacionales continúan evaluando la situación en estos países.
LLUVIAS: La crecida del río Chapare en Bolivia ha dejado al menos 2,000 personas damnificadas y cultivos dañados en el municipio de Chimoré.
TIFÓN EN FILIPINAS: Al menos 23 personas muertas y más de un millón evacuadas tras el paso del tifón Hagupit (bautizado como Ruby por las autoridades locales).
BOLIVIA – Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall continued affecting Bolivia on 25-26 January, adding to the floods, landslides and overflown rivers of the past two weeks.
• As of 26 January, four deaths and seven missing people were reported in the town of Rurrenabaque, close to the Beni river. As of the same day, the number of affected people countrywide had risen to 18 000, mainly in Beni, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and La Paz. (SENAMHI, Bolivian Government)
From Bolivia to the Philippines and from Vietnam to Nepal, humanitarian practitioners and organisations are developing new activities and strategies to further disseminate Sphere principles and standards.
In Bolivia, the national Sphere Group has just been reactivated. In addition to a range of training and promotional activities, they also carry out advocacy work. Notably, they are striving to incorporate Sphere standards into the Risk and emergencies management law of the Cochabamba department, which is currently under revision.
Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can have devastating consequences for children and their futures. Where children and their families are already vulnerable, for example because of low income, poor housing, or high population density, the impact of these sudden events is more severe.
ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
The women whose works are presented in this publication are teachers, trainers, resource-persons and leaders—disaster recovery and development eﬀorts should not reduce them to mere victims. disaster and development professionals, researchers, scholars and organizations partnering with grassroots women can use these case studies as examples, for ideas or for advocacy eﬀorts.
PHILIPPINES: UMCOR EXPANDS TYPHOON RESPONSE
Brussels - Small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America are to receive a productivity boost through United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) projects supported by a donation of more than €34 million from the European Union's (EU) Food Facility.
La Unión Europea donó hoy más de 30 millones de euros al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) para financiar proyectos de apoyo a pequeños agricultores de África, Asia y América Latina.
El PMA señaló que la iniciativa beneficiará a más de 2 millones de personas, entre ellos niños, mujeres y la población adulta más vulnerable.
Entre los países que recibirán fondos para los proyectos del organismo, se encuentran Bolivia, a donde se destinarán casi dos millones de euros; y Guatemala, con más de seis millones de euros.
El PMA indicó que la Unión Europea ha reconocido que la mejor …
The United Nations today stepped up aid to hundreds of thousands of flood victims on three continents, launching a $9.2 million flash appeal for 350,000 Bolivians, rushing in health care to 120,000 Mozambicans, and sending in food for some 6,000 families in the Philippines, where an earlier $48.7 million appeal has barely been funded.
"Bolivia is facing one of its most devastating disasters ever.
This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation