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The 2014 Rainfall Season: South and East Asia

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.

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Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

09/17/2014 05:52 GMT

LEGAZPI, September 17, 2014 (AFP) - Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Mostly women, children and the elderly carrying bags of clothes were hauled out of farming villages near Mayon volcano's slopes on board army trucks and minibuses.

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Cómo desarrollar programas eficaces de recuperación tras desastres: Lecciones de países vulnerables

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TITULARES DE ARTÍCULOS

  • Una mejor reconstrucción después de un desastre natural tiene relación con la calidad de las nuevas estructuras y también con la participación de las comunidades, especialmente los pobres y vulnerables.

  • Formular planes de restauración antes de que ocurra una catástrofe puede ayudar a las personas y las comunidades a recuperarse más rápido y proteger los avances en materia de desarrollo.

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Global Estimates 2014 - People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970s. A new report from IDMC reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Comment mettre au point des programmes de reconstruction efficaces après une catastrophe ? En s’inspirant de l’expérience d’autres pays vulnérables

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LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Après une catastrophe, l’enjeu est de construire mieux, ce qui signifie bâtir des structures plus solides mais aussi faire participer les collectivités concernées, en particulier les populations pauvres et vulnérables.

  • La mise en place de plans d’action avant qu’une catastrophe ne survienne permet aux populations et aux collectivités de rebondir ensuite plus rapidement et de préserver les progrès accomplis sur le plan du développement.

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Preserved Packed Rice Distributed in Iloilo, Philippines

The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency relief, and Iloilo City Lions Club has been supporting people in the affected areas continuously.

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NDDRMC Update SitRep No.10 re Effects of Typhoon "Luis" (Kalmaegi) and Other Incidents

Typhoon "LUIS" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 12 September 2013 and exited on 15 September 2014.

I. EFFECTS OF TY LUIS

  1. Suspension of Class for 17 September 2014
    Mangin Elementary School in Dagupan City

  2. Affected Population (Tab A) (As of 4:00 AM, 17 September 2014)
    A total of 85,336 families / 371,394 persons were affected and displaced inside 51 evacuation centers in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, VI, CAR and NCR

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 1 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 16 September 2014, which means that magma has most likely intruded at depth and that current conditions could eventually lead to a larger eruption.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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An early warning gave time to prepare for the super typhoon - Case Study

February 2014

Iloilo, Philippines – The road to Sara District Hospital in the countryside of the central part of the Philippines is bordered by verdant trees and lively communities.

Children play on school yards and adults go about their daily routines. On the surface, the lives seem to go on normally.

A closer look however reveals the vestiges of the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan that hit the province just three months earlier, in November 2013.

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Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens to erupt

Authorities warned of a possible eruption of the Mayon volcano and expect to evacuate almost all of the 50,000 people in the danger zone within three days.

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