The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.
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PADF, George Washington University Train Students to Map Using Mobile Phones
El 27 de febrero de 2017, en la Ciudad de Guatemala, República de Guatemala, la Secretaría Ejecutiva del Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) recibió por parte del Pueblo y el Gobierno de la República de China (Taiwán), el tercer desembolso por US$ 375,000.00 dólares de los Estados Unidos de América, para ejecutar el Proyecto Regional “Fomento de la Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres como instrumento determinante para el Desarrollo Socioeconómico Nacional y Local, de los países Centroamericanos”, para el fortalecimiento …
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His Excellency Baushuan Ger, Taiwan's Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, handed over a cheque for USD$50,000.00 to Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, as a contribution to disaster relief efforts following the recent trough system.
Fuente: El Nuevo Diario
Con el propósito de ayudar a las familias damnificadas por los desastres producidos a causa de las lluvias que están afectando la zona norte del país, el embajador de la República de China (Taiwán), Valentino Tang, entregó este viernes a la Presidencia de la República Dominicana una donación de 100 mil dólares (4.6 millones de pesos).
23 November 2016, LONDON – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) welcomes a move by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to add the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards to its widely-respected country analyses.
The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, with its timely, reliable and impartial research offering governments, institutions and businesses the evidence base that they need to set strategy and make critical decisions.
Autoridades de la regional 6 de la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (Copeco) en el departamento de Choluteca, junto a otras instituciones que conforman el Sistema Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos, Sinager, desde tempranas horas se desplazaron hacia la aldea de Monjarás, en el municipio de Marcovia, para realizar las Evaluaciones de Daños y Análisis de Necesidades (Edan), para brindar la mejor ayuda a más de 400 familias de cuatro barrios de esta comunidad, que salieron afectadas por las recientes lluvias asociadas a un sistema de baja presión.
[JTWC] Summary: SUPER TYPHOON 25W (HAIMA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 301 NM EAST-NORTHEAST OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 14 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 190000Z IS 40 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 190900Z, 191500Z, 192100Z AND 200300Z.
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 2007 and FY 2016, 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.
This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates
On 27 September, Typhoon Megi, made landfall in Taiwan Province of China killing four people and injuring over 160 people. Megi caused power outages which affected over 3 million houses – the worst disruption of electrical supply in Taiwan Province of China since Typhoon Soudelor in 2015 (which cut power to more than 4 million houses).
China, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MEGI (GDACS, Local media)
Tropical Cyclone MEGI continued moving north-west over the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi, weakening and dissipating on 28 September.
Local media, as of 29 September early morning UTC, reported five people killed: four in Taiwan and another in Fujian province, mainland China. Meanwhile, 27 people are still missing after a landslide that occurred in Zhejiang province on 28 September.
Typhoon Meranti damaged several areas in Taiwan. Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation quickly provides humanitarian relief to those damaged area. The destruction that Typhoon Meranti brought to Penghu seems to have been more severe than originally anticipated. Tzu Chi volunteers were quick to offer aid to the island of Qimei and Wangan Township residents, ensuring they are looked after throughout their recovery efforts.
Once the sea has calmed, Tzu Chi volunteers from Penghu board a boat and head to offshore islands of Qimei and Wang-an Township.
China, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MEGI UPDATE (GDACS, JTWC, CWB, JMA, CMA, Local media)
TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Taiwan strait and made a second landfall over Huian county (Fujian province, China), as a Typhoon on 28 September early morning (UTC). On 28 September at 6.00 UTC its center was located over land close to Longyan city (Fujian) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93km/h (Tropical Storm).
- TC MEGI continued moving north-west and made landfall over Hualien county (Taiwan) on 27 September early morning (UTC), as a Typhoon. On 27 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located over eastern Taichung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h (Typhoon).
- Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west weakening. Its centre may move over Fujian province (China) on 27 September afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.
TC MEGI continued moving north-west strengthening. On 27 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 180 km south-east of Hualien county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 185 km/h.
[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 152 NM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 270000Z IS 36 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 270900Z, 271500Z, 272100Z AND 280300Z.
• TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, as a Typhoon. On 26 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 540 km south-east of Taitung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 176 km/h (Typhoon).
• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening. It may move over Taitung and/or Hualien counties (Taiwan) on 27 September morning (UTC) as an intense Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.
[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 343 NM SOUTH OF KADENA AB, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTH-WESTWARD AT 09 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 260000Z IS 32 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 260900Z, 261500Z, 262100Z AND 270300Z.