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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Introduction

The Honiara City Council Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment was developed in response to a request for assistance to UNDP and UN-Habitat by the Solomon Island Government through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey to implement key recommendations of the Solomon Islands National Development Strategy (2011-2020) and the National Climate Change Policy (2012-2017).

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World + 8 others
Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans for National Broadcasters in the Pacific

National broadcast stations of eight Pacific Island countries will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015.

The project is to help broadcast stations strengthen their ability to provide quality and timely information without fail. This timely communication will enable communities to prepare and respond to natural disasters, and to ensure that stations are well prepared and equipped to continue broadcast coverage during times of emergencies, while ensuring that staff remains safe.

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Lebanon + 6 others
Caritas Update 64 (Winter 2014)

Report
Caritas

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Since civil war broke out in Syria three years ago, 11.8 million people inside and outside of the country are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Over 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries. The majority of these refugees are in Jordan and Lebanon, the region’s two smallest countries. Their weak infrastructure and limited resources are nearing a breaking point under the strain of the refugees.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 25 June 2014)

There are over 1,000 people remaining in three 3 evacuation centres in Honiara following floods, with the Government encouraging home returns and the allocation of support based on levels of household impact.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 7 others
Ten-Year Review on Progress Towards and Contributions Made by the Pacific Region to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) from 2005-2015

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to appraise changes in disaster risk management (DRM) behaviour that have occurred in the Pacific Region since the adoption of the HFA in 2005, focusing on the overall progress towards achieving the three Strategic Goals and Five Priorities for Action outlined in the HFA. The report identifies the principal enabling factors behind the major achievements in DRM in the Region since 2005, as well as gaps in progress and the principal impediments in the Region to DRM.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18-24 June

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Call for long-term plan to help Solomon Islands' flood victims

Solomon Island's Government has been called on to develop a clear, long-term plan to help victims of April's floods, following attempts to close evacuation centres in the capital Honiara.

The Solomon Islands Government has been urged to develop a clear, long-term plan to help people still living in evacuation centres since April's devastating floods.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 12-17 June 2014

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Solomon Islands flood victims demand land

More than one thousand people are still living in the evacuation centers after April's flash floods. Some people say they will not leave until the government comes through with its promise to resettle them.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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Honiara evacuation centre closures delayed two months after Solomon Islands floods

Solomon Islands disaster officials have delayed plans to close the remaining evacuation centres, which were opened after the April floods.

Solomon Islands disaster officials have delayed plans to close the remaining evacuation centres, which were opened after the April floods.

Solomon Islands' National Disaster Council director Loti Yates told Pacific Beat the council has been given until June 21 to clear the remaining centres.

He says the closures were delayed by budgetary problems, but he expects NDC operations to be back on schedule soon.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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Health Ministry responds to nationwide diarrhoea outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has declared a nationwide diarrhoea outbreak.

Outbreaks of diarrhoea have affected over one thousand people and have resulted in at least 16 deaths in young children in the past two weeks.

These outbreaks have been reported in six provinces, including Guadalcanal, Western Province, Choiseul, Malaita, Central and Makira.

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Sri Lanka + 7 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 10 - 16 June 2014

Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre reports 27 deaths, nine injuries and 104,000 people affected.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 10 (as of 12 June 2014)

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Solomon Islands + 1 other
Support for Solomon Islands infrastructure following the floods

12 June 2014

The Australian Government is providing a further $2 million to help the Solomon Islands rebuild key infrastructure following the devastating floods that hit Honiara in April this year.

The funding comes on top of the Australian Government’s $3 million emergency flood assistance package to provide immediate humanitarian relief to the people affected by the disaster.

The floods caused major damage to roads and bridges in and around Honiara, cutting communities off from services, markets, employment and each other.

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Rotavirus claims more in Solomons

Save the Children in Solomon Islands says two more children have died from rotavirus in the past week in Western Province.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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24 cases of leprosy confirmed in Solomon Islands

Save the Children in Solomon Islands says there's an outbreak of leprosy affecting 24 people living in displaced people's centres in Honiara.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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Flood victims threaten revenge as Honiara evacuation centres close due to lack of funds

Threats against emergency staff as they encourage flood victims go back to their home provinces.

Flood victims in Solomon Islands have issued threats against disaster management staff as tension mounts over the plan to close evacuation centres this weekend.

Emergency authorities are running out of funds and are encouraging 1,500 people still living in the centres to return to their home provinces.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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World + 37 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 4 - 11 June

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Solomon Islands flood victims given assurances Honiara evacuation centres not closing

Flood victims in Solomon Islands say they've been given assurances they won't be forced out of government-run emergency shelters in Honiara.

About 1,500 people are still being housed in the evacuation centres after April's deadly flash floods which killed at least 21 people and left thousands homeless.

The Solomon Islands Government has denied local media reports that the flood centres will be closed this weekend.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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World + 21 others
Declaration : Sixieme session de la Plateforme oceanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe ; La voie a suivre, vers un developpement resilient aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes dans le Pacifique, 2 - 4 juin, Suva (Fidji)

NOUS, représentants des États et Territoires insulaires océaniens1 , du Timor-Leste, des organisations de la société civile, des organisations régionales et des partenaires du développement présents à la sixième session de la Plateforme océanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe, tenue à Suva (Fidji), du 2 au 4 juin 2014 ;

CONSCIENTS des défis à relever pour renforcer la résilience aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes en Océanie, tout en inscrivant la région dans une logique de développement durable ;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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