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World + 14 others
Latin America and the Caribbean – Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

OVERVIEW

· 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.

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Indonesia + 1 other
United States Provides Additional $200,000 to Support Indonesians Displaced by Mount Sinabung Eruptions

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.

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Indonesia + 1 other
United States Provides $100,000 in Assistance to Support Indonesians Displaced by Mount Sinabung Eruptions

Friday, February 7, 2014
Danumurthi Mahendra
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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.

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Indonesia + 10 others
23 January 2014: World events

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)

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World + 8 others
OFDA Boletín del mes de Junio 2013

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.

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Guatemala + 15 others
Disaster Risk Reduction – Latin America and the Caribbean Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2012

OVERVIEW

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.

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Cambodia + 13 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2003 – 2012: East Asia and the Pacific

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. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) have provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region, including cyclones in Burma and the Philippines; earthquakes in China, Indonesia, and New

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Indonesia + 10 others
More Effective Disaster Monitoring and Response System for ASEAN Through Collaborative Effort of AHA Centre and the USA

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.

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Philippines + 1 other
US cash grant powering WFP disaster preparedness and response activities in Luzon

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.

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Philippines + 1 other
Humanitarian assistance

USAID provides more than $30 Million in Humanitarian Assistance

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Japan + 2 others
Natural Disaster Response in Japan and Fiji

Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement

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World + 4 others
Disaster through a different lens: behind every effect, there is a cause

Behind every effect, there is a cause:

This manual for the media - compiled by journalists and disaster experts who understand that disaster risk reduction is a civic duty, government responsibility, national obligation and a good story - is for reporters and broadcasters who want to know more about those urgent, terrifying and all-too-often tragic moments when the fabric of national and civic government encounters the forces of nature.

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Colombia + 2 others
PAHO/WHO EOC Weekly Report - April 29 2011

COLOMBIA – FLOODS Heavy rain during the last month triggered by La Niña phenomenon in the tropical Pacific has caused extensive damage to Colombia’s 28 of the 32 departments. Floods and landslides caused 323 deaths, 321 injured and 7,450 homes destroyed.

ECUADOR – VOLCANIC ACTIVITY Activity in the Volcano Tungurahua of Ecuador began on Wednesday, 20 April, activating the country’s response plans. The volcano spewed ash clouds into the air, damaging crops and endangering health of residents in nearby villages.

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Misiones UNDAC (de 1993 a enero 2011)

Qué es UNDAC?
La Evaluacion y Coordinacion ante Desastres de las Naciones Unidas (UNDAC, para su siglas en ingles) es parte del sistema internacional de respuesta a emergencias repentinas.
UNDAC fue creado en 1993. Es diseñado para apoyar a las Naciones Unidas y los gobiernos de paises afectados por desastres durante la primer fase de una emergencia repentina. Ademas, UNDAC apoya en la coordinación de la llegada de socorro internacional al nivel nacional y/o al sitio de la emergencia.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNDAC Missions in Americas (from 1993 to January 2011)

What is UNDAC?
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies.
UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

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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 + 29 others
Common efforts to strengthen collective humanitarian response capacity should seek to alleviate suffering, improve survival chances, says General Assembly President


GA/10532

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

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Afghanistan + 27 others
OCHA - Geneva Natural Disasters Highlights No. 3

"This year has been a year like no other for humanitarian action, bracketed by devastating disasters, - the Indian Ocean Tsunami in the final days of 2004 and the South Asia earthquake of October 2005, on top of the worst hurricane season in living memory - and stretching all humanitarian agencies to their maximum capacity and beyond." (Introduction of Humanitarian Appeals 2006- 30 November 2005)
South Asia Earthquake, 8 October 2005

On Saturday 8 October 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake occurred in Northern Pakistan, its epicenter situated just 95

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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