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World + 11 others
UN-SPIDER April 2014 Updates

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan

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Croatia + 8 others
Nicaragua/Pakistan/India/Mexico/Greece/Serbia/Croatia/Hungary/Romania- Floods (ECHO Daily Flash 17/06/2013)

Nicaragua – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, SINAPRED, Local Media)

A strong 6.5M earthquake at a depth of 35km hit in the Pacific Ocean, ca. 40km off the coasts of Leon province, Nicaragua on 15 June at 17:34 UTC. USGS indicates 80,000 people exposed to "Strong" shaking, Local media report one person dead and light damage in the capital Managua and in the provinces of Chinandega and Leon.

Pakistan – Severe weather (Pakistan Government, Local Media)

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Mitigating the Risk of Natural Disasters in Romania

Report
World Bank

Daniel Kozak, Communications Officer in the World Bank's Romania office, offers this story.

The facade of Bucharest's Sector One City Hall is pure neo-Romanian baroque, festooned with pillars and arches and flanked by an imposing tower. The inside is a feat of earthquake proof design and engineering.

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Armenia + 12 others
Europe Zone, 2011 Annual Report MAA65001

This report covers the period from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

Programme summary

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Burkina Faso + 7 others
CÁRITAS APRUEBA MÁS DE DOS MILLONES EUROS EN LOS DOS ÚLTIMOS MESES PARA PROYECTOS EN TERCEROS PAÍSES

Report
Caritas
Los fondos se destinan a programas de ayuda de emergencia, desarrollo agrícola, seguridad alimentaria y educación en Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este Cáritas. 4 de noviembre de 2010.- El Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha aprobado, durante los meses de septiembre y octubre, un importante paquete de ayudas por valor total de 2.160.279 euros, que se destinarán a los proyectos presentados por diversas Cáritas nacionales de Africa, América Latina, Asia y Europa del Este en los apartados de ayuda de emergencia, educación, desarrollo
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China + 15 others
Facts and figures - climate change

Adovocacy Tool Kit

Overall situation

- In the past 100 years, the global average temperature has risen by about 0.74 degrees Celsius.

- The rate of change accelerated over the course of the 20th Century.

- Projections in temperature rise for the 21st century range from 2 to 4 degrees Celsius.

- It is very likely that this temperature rise is mainly caused by the emission of what are known as greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (C02) and methane. They are increasing, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels including coal, gas and oil, deforestation,

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Afghanistan + 45 others
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the UN: Report of the UN SG (A/64/84-E/2009/87)

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session Item 71 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2009
Geneva, 6-31 July 2009
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and disaster relief assistance

Summary

The present report has been prepared

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Afghanistan + 45 others
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/84-E/2009/87)

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
Point 71 a) de la liste préliminaire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire
d'urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies

Conseil économique et social
Session de fond de 2009
Genève, 6-31 juillet 2009
Point 5 de l'ordre du jour provisoire**
Assistance économique spéciale, aide

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Bangladesh + 13 others
Disasters in 2007 - floods, fires and hurricanes

PARIS, Dec 19, 2007 (AFP) - Some of the biggest disasters of 2007:

- In November, a cyclone kills around 3,300 people and leaves hundreds of thousands homeless and in desperate need of supplies in Bangladesh. A military-led relief effort, aided by a fleet of US helicopters, is hampered by huge logistical hurdles after many roads are washed away by a tidal wave or blocked by fallen trees.

- More than 3,200 people are killed and 25 million of others marooned and displaced in the worst floods in decades across South Asia between June and September. Heavy monsoon rains and snow

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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Indonesia + 26 others
Global action 2005-2006

A message from the ACT Coordinating Office
ACT celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2005. This decade of working together as an alliance of more than 100 churches and related agencies, assisting people in need in humanitarian crises, culminated in an extraordinary and unprecedented year of disaster response in 2005.

As a coordinating office, we facilitate the responses to crises, operationally and financially, of the many members of the alliance so that globally we are joined as Action by Churches Together.

As is tradition, our annual report is

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Kenya + 44 others
FAO/GIEWS Foodcrops and Shortages No. 3/2005

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs. Prospects for 2006 main season crops are unfavourable in Zimbabwe,
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Niger + 14 others
OCHA - Geneva Natural Disasters Highlights No. 2

Secretary General's visit to Niger
The Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, visited Niger from 22 to 25 August to see first-hand United Nations efforts to help the people of one of the world's poorest countries face the challenges of drought, desertification and the recent locust plague that have caused severe food shortages and put nearly 3 million people at risk.

The mission was intended to show solidarity with the people and Government of Niger and also to help focus international attention on the special developmental challenges faced by the countries of the Sahel, such as Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Dominican Republic + 13 others
OCHA - Geneva Natural Disasters Highlights No. 1


SNAPSHOT

UNDAC Teams deployment since 01 Jan. 2005 - to date:

- Sri Lanka-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Maldives-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Thailand-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Indonesia-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Seychelles-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Guyana - Floods

- Tokelau - Cyclone Percy

- Cook Islands- Cyclone Percy

- Dominican Republic. - Floods

- Indonesia - Earthquake

ASSISTANT EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR AND DIRECTOR OF OCHA GENEVA, MISSIONS TO:

- Abu Dhabi - ODSG Meeting, 7-10 May 2005

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 28 others
Chart: Where MCC material aid goes


Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

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Disaster Relief Emergency Fund Appeal No. 01.72/2001 Programme Update No. 1


This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Period covered: January - March, 2001.

Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 49.8%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 6,656,518

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Roumanie Tremblement de Terre Dec 1991 Rapportd'Information de l'UNDRO 1-2


UNDRO 91/1816

ROUMANIE
TREMBLEMENT DE TERRE
RAPPORT D'INFORMATION DE L'UNDRO NO. 1
3 DECEMBRE 1991

1. LE LUNDI 2 DECEMBRE 91 VERS 09H00 GMT, UN TREMBLEMENT DE TERRE (5.7 SUR ECHELLE RICHTER) A TOUCHE LES ENVIRONS DE LA VILLE TIMISOARA DANS L'OUEST DE LA ROUMANIE.

2. SELON INFORMATIONS INITIALES: AUCUN MORT, CINQ PERSONNES BLESSEES, PLUS DE 1,500 SANS ABRI, MAISONS ENDOMMAGEES.

3. REPRESENTANT RESIDENT DU PNUD ET DE L'UNDRO VERIFIE DEVELOPPEMENT SITUATION.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVE +

NO. DE TELEPHONE UNDRO: +41-22-731.02.11

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Romania Earthquake Dec 1991 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-2


UNDRO 91/1815

ROMANIA
EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
3 DECEMBER 1991

1. CLOSE TO 09.00HRS GMT ON MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 1991, AN EARTHQUAKE (5.7 ON RICHTER SCALE) AFFECTED AREA NEXT TO TOWN OF TIMISOARA IN WESTERN ROMANIA.

2. TENTATIVE INFORMATION INDICATES NO DEAD, FIVE INJURED, MORE THAN 1,500 HOMELESS, DAMAGE TO HOUSING.

3. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE MONITORING SITUATION.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA +

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS):
+41-22-733.20.10

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Southeast Europe - Earthquake May 1990 UNDRO Information Reports 1-3


UNDRO 90/0778
SOUTHEAST EUROPE EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
30 MAY 1990

1. A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE, MEASURING MORE THAN 7 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, HIT SOUTHEAST EUROPE TODAY 30 MAY 90.

PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTER: LATITUDE 47 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 26.8 DEGREES EAST DEPTH ABOUT 100 KM, ORIGIN TIME 10:39:00 GMT, MAGNITUDE 7.1 MS

2. THE EPICENTER OF THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE TENTATIVELY LOCATED BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF PIATRA NEAMT AND BRASOV IN ROMANIA.