HEAVY RAINS: Yellow alert in Uruguay for heavy storms. At least four deaths in the USA after a tornado hit Mississippi and Louisiana.
EARTHQUAKE: A 5.5 degree (Richter) earthquake occurred on Friday, December 26, in Panama causing no damage.
10 YEARS AFTER THE TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA: On the 10th anniversary of the tsunami that devastated Indonesia, the United Nations highlights the importance of disaster preparedness activities.
LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Alerta amarilla en Uruguay por fuerte temporal y, al menos, cuatro fallecidos en EEUU tras el paso de un tornado por Mississippi y Louisiana.
SISMO: Un sismo de 5.5 grados en la escala de Richter se registró el viernes, 26 de diciembre, en Panamá sin causar daños ni afectaciones.
10 AÑOS DE TSUNAMI EN INDONESIA: Naciones Unidas destaca la importancia de las actividades de preparación ante desastres cuando se cumplen 10 años del tsunami que arrasó Indonesia.
GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS SUBSECTOR OVERVIEW
ALBAY PROVINCE, Philippines, October 08, 2014 — The U.S. government has provided Php4.4 million to assist displaced families affected by the Mayon Volcano in Albay province.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology placed Mayon Volcano under Alert Level 3, which prompted the Provincial Government of Albay to evacuate more than 12,000 families living within the six-kilometer radius permanent danger zone.
AMÉRICA CENTRAL: Unos 52,000 niños han sido detenidos por las autoridades en Estados Unidos, intentando ingresar de forma ilegal al país. Ya iniciaron las repatriaciones hacia sus respectivos países de origen.
PERÚ: Unas 130 familias están en proceso de ser reubicadas debido a riesgos ya que viven cerca al Volcán Ubinas.
URUGUAY: Inundaciones repentinas en Uruguay obligaron a la evacuación de 230 personas.
América Central y México
CENTRAL AMERICA: About 52,000 children have been detained by authorities in the United States, attempting to illegally enter the country. The process of deportation to home countries has begun.
PERU: About 130 families are being relocated due to the high risk presented by close proximity to the Urbinas Volcano.
URUGUAY: Flash floods in Uruguay forced 230 people to evacuate their homes.
Central America and Mexico
UNITED STATES – Wildfires
· Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.
Medan - Ambassador Robert Blake provided an additional $200,000 for logistical support as part of the ongoing emergency response to the Mount Sinabung eruptions in North Sumatra. The U.S. government is supporting operations and logistics through Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as the agency continues to manage the emergency response to the Mt. Sinabung eruptions in Karo District, and assist affected populations. This funding is in addition to the $100,000 released on February 6 to provide critical supplies to those displaced in the aftermath of the eruptions.
Friday, February 7, 2014
JAKARTA – In response to the ongoing eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, United States Ambassador Robert Blake offered $100,000 to support the Government of Indonesia’s response. The U.S. government, through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing humanitarian relief items to people residing in evacuation centers.
SOUTH SUDAN - Conflict
34 children died of diarrhoea and suspected measles in the UNMISS Protection of Civilians area in Bor in the last seven days due to a lack of health workers who could not be deployed because of hostilities. More than 200 humanitarian aid workers had to be relocated over the last few days from various locations (mainly Malakal, Leer and Minkaman) because of hostilities and increased security risks. (ECHO)
El Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones de USAID/ OFDA promueve la resiliencia de comunidades locales
A través de RDAP, USAID/OFDA ha financiado cinco acuerdos de "small grant" en la región de América Latina y el Caribe (LAC), para beneficiar a las comunidades locales, por medio de proyectos de reducción del riesgo de desastres (RRD) y gestión del riesgo.
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a multitude of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and drought. El Niño, a climate pattern that occurs on average once every three to seven years, periodically exacerbates the impacts of hydrometeorological events. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.
Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons, as well as limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S.
The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) is working with a team of international specialists, supported by the U.S. Government, to develop an ASEAN Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS). The system will allow the Jakarta-based Centre to visually monitor, geographically detect and synthesize multiple streams of data on hazardous events or disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, floods, and other natural disasters.
MANILA - A US$750,000 cash grant from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is powering the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response project in four of the most disaster-prone provinces of Northern Luzon.