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Colombia + 6 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 375

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las fuertes precipitaciones de los últimos días ocasionan daños de diversa gravedad en Colombia, Honduras, Uruguay y México, entre otros países.

  • SISMO EN BOLIVIA: Se registran 106 familias evacuadas como consecuencia del sismo de 4.9 grados registrado en la madrugada del primero de octubre.

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Colombia + 6 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 375

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Heavy rains in recent days have caused damages in Colombia, Honduras, Uruguay and Mexico, among other countries.

  • EARTHQUAKE IN BOLIVIA: 106 families remain in shelters due to the 4.9 degree earthquake registered on 1 October.

  • EBOLA: Texas (USA) is on high alert to stop the spread of ebola as it encountered the first diagnoses in the Americas. The first local transmission of the disease outside Africa was registered in Spain.

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World + 8 others
FACTBOX - Communities that uprooted and relocated after disasters

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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00 GMT

Author: Alisa Tang

After disasters strike, communities sometimes have no choice but to build a new life in a new place.

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World + 11 others
UN-SPIDER May 2014 Updates

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- New brochure on UN-SPIDER available
- UN-SPIDER speaks at International Peace Institute Seminar
- UNOOSA co-chairs 14th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting in New York
- UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance
- Floods in Balkan: UN-SPIDER compiles list with satellite resources
- UN-SPIDER publishes article in Geospatial World magazine
- 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

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World + 2 others
Caribbean and Central American countries teaming up for seismic and climate catastrophe risk coverage

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GFDRR

When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility’s (CCRIF) was the first institution able to mobilize emergency funds within the first two weeks of the disaster to respond to the immediate needs of the Government.

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Haiti + 1 other
Audit of USAID/Haiti’s New Settlement Construction Activities

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

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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 + 8 others
Disaster mitigation drill held in W. Sumatra

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Jakarta Post

Around 2,100 delegates from 18 countries and international organizations are attending a joint disaster mitigation exercise, called the Mentawai Megathrust Direx Exercise (MMDirex), hosted by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Padang and Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, from March 17 to 23.

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Yemen + 6 others
Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia – Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

OVERVIEW

 Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA) 2. In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

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Philippines + 2 others
INTERVIEW-Philippines will avoid problems from Haiti aid effort-USAID

Author: Alistair Scrutton

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippine government is strong enough to ensure long-term reconstruction in the wake of devastating Typhoon Haiyan is effective and avoid the aid problems seen after the Haiti earthquake three years ago, the U.S. Agency for International Development head said on Tuesday.

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Haiti + 33 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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Haiti + 1 other
US Funds IOM Aid to Victims of Sexual Violence in Haiti Camps

IOM has received US$ 600,000 from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide immediate relief to victims of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Haitian displacement camps with a high incidence of SGBV cases.

The funding will allow IOM to provide a comprehensive SGBV response in camps through urgent medical assistance, referrals and relocation support. It will also help to raise awareness of the issue among the local population and reinforce the institutional network of response actors.

International Organization for Migration:

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Philippines + 1 other
U.S. Embassy Offers Aid to Victims of Bohol Quake

Manila, October 18, 2013 -- The United States Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has allocated $50,000 (approx 2,150,000 PhP) of emergency response funds to provide non-food relief items to earthquake affected communities. The relief will be coordinated through USAID’s implementing partner, Plan International. In addition, through USAID's VisayasHealth Project, 6000 units of hygiene kits will be made available to earthquake victims in Bohol.

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Philippines + 2 others
Philippines: Earthquake in Bohol Province Situation Report No. 4 (as of 21 October 2013)

The latest humanitarian bulletin highlights that the capacity of humanitarian actors is overstretched as many are responding to the emergency in Zamboanga and successive typhoons.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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