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18 Aug 2016 description
report Swiss Re
  • 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 …

05 Jul 2016 description
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DESTACADOS:

  • 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.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Destacados

  • 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.

21 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

25 May 2016 description

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.

17 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

17 May 2016 description

Destacados

  • 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.

06 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoE coordinates response activities and distributes nearly 362,000 emergency food kits

  • GoE assesses an estimated 16,000 damaged buildings and other critical infrastructure with assistance from USAID/OFDA-deployed engineers and humanitarian actors

  • USAID/FFP observes that food needs are met at present but may increase in coming months

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 May 2016 description

USAID deployed four structural engineers to Ecuador to assist the Government of Ecuador with damage assessments following the April 2016 earthquake.

In response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016, USAID deployed four structural engineers to help the Government of Ecuador quickly assess earthquake-damaged buildings and infrastructure.

03 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoE leads emergency response activities, providing food, power, supplies, and water

  • USAID/OFDA supports OCHA humanitarian coordination and information management activities

  • USAID/FFP assesses food security in earthquake-affected areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA engineers survey earthquakeaffected structures in Manabí

  • Relief efforts continue to target severely affected communities in Manabí and Esmeraldas

  • UASID/OFDA supports emergency health care interventions in earthquake-affected areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts relief supplies to benefit 50,000 earthquake-affected people

  • U.S. military deploys mobile air traffic control tower to facilitate humanitarian operations

  • ERC Stephen O’Brien travels to Ecuador, announces $7 million in UN funding

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Apr 2016 description

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

26 Apr 2016 description

$130 MILLION TO SUPPORT NEPAL’S EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND RECOVERY

USAID’s commitment to Nepal has stood the test of time. In the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquake, our commitment remains stronger than ever. On June 25, 2015, the United States government announced $130 million to support Nepal’s earthquake relief and recovery needs. This contribution builds upon USAID’s investments on disaster preparedness, and is only the beginning of our contribution to Nepal’s earthquake recovery, which will span multiple years.

26 Apr 2016 description

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

USAID/Nepal is funding two housing reconstruction training and technical assistance projects, total $10.7 millon to date.

Building on more than two decades of investments in disaster preparedness, these projects will train an estimated 13,500 LOCAL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS and educate more than 285,000 AFFECTED HOMEOWNERS on building earthquake-resistant homes over the next five years.

26 Apr 2016 description

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

USAID/Nepal is funding two housing reconstruction training and technical assistance projects, total $10.7 millon to date.

Building on more than two decades of investments in disaster preparedness, these projects will train an estimated 13,500 LOCAL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS and educate more than 285,000 AFFECTED HOMEOWNERS on building earthquake-resistant homes over the next five years.

23 Apr 2016 description

By Capt. Jennifer Giles, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | April 22, 2016

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the fourth day of disaster relief flight operations in support of Joint Task Force Chinzei, led by the Japan Self Defense Force, after the island of Kyushu was hit by a series of earthquakes.

22 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Magnitude 7.8 earthquake causes fatalities, injuries, displacement, and significant structural damage in Ecuador

  • GoE declares a national state of emergency and requests international assistance

  • USAID provides initial assistance to address food needs, distribute emergency relief supplies, and support the coordination of relief efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS