With USAID support, Project Concern International developed an urban disaster risk reduction model that is helping transform more than 17 vulnerable neighborhoods in Guatemala Department into more resilient, safe, and healthy communities
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.
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. 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 man-made disasters in the region.
Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. 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 disasters in the region.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) remains at the forefront of the humanitarian community’s shelter and settlements (S&S) activities, which focus on a common goal: the expeditious and appropriate provision of covered living space to adequately shelter displaced populations, while also promoting safer, healthier settlements that link emergency S&S assistance to longer-term recovery efforts.
Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided approximately $247 million to support WASH programs in more than 35 countries.
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. 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 manmade disasters.
This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates
The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:
The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector
Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery
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- Total economic losses from disaster events in H1 2016 rise by 38% to USD 71 billion, primarily due to natural catastrophe
- Insured losses from both natural and man-made catastrophes rise by 51% to USD 31 billion in H1 2016
- Earthquakes in Japan, thunderstorms in the US and Europe, and wildfires in Canada cause largest insured losses
- As many as 6 000 lives lost in disaster events in H1 2016, compared to 12 000 in the same period of the previous year
Preliminary sigma estimates show total economic losses from natural catastrophes and …
Syria - Conflict
TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El Gobierno ha evaluado unas 218,857 edificaciones en las provincias de Esmeraldas y Manabí, de estas 13,506 están afectadas y 3,270 destruidas.
INUNDACIONES EN GUATEMALA: Fuertes lluvias en el departamento de Izabal (1 de julio) provocaron el desborde del río Sumach que afectó a 300 personas. 50 viviendas se reportan con daños.
DESPLAZAMIENTO FORZOSO Y REFUGIADOS: El aumento de la violencia de las pandillas, el narcotráfico y el crimen organizado en El Salvador,
Guatemala y Honduras está forzando a miles de personas a huir hacia México y Estados Unidos. En 2015, las solicitudes de asilo del Triángulo Norte alcanzaron casi 110,000, en comparación con 21,000 en 2012.
FORCED DISPLACEMENT AND REFUGEES: Increasing violence from gangs, drug trafficking and organized crime in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is forcing thousands of people to flee to Mexico and the United States. In 2015, applications for asylum in the Northern Triangle countries reached nearly 110,000, a five-fold increase since 2012.
Posted by Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez on Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children — and girls in particular — are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.
While working in international education for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how natural disasters, famines and wars can sideline education.
EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: A month after the earthquake, the needs and priorities of the affected population are more clear and response plans are more detailed. The coverage of the appeal is only 15%. Some 660 people died in the earthquake and 13 persons remain missing.
MIGRATION: The number of unaccompanied children and adolescents entering the United States could reach 75,000 in 2016, an increase of 78% compared to 2015.
TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: Un mes después del terremoto, las necesidades de impacto y prioridades de la población son más claras y los planes de respuesta son más detallados. La cobertura total del llamamiento es solo del 15%. Unas 660 personas murieron en el terremoto y aún permanecen 13 personas desaparecidas.
MIGRACIÓN: La cifra de niños, niñas y adolescentes no acompañados que ingresan a los Estados Unidos podría alcanzar los 75,000 en 2016, un aumento de 78% en relación a 2015.