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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

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Comparatively few major natural catastrophe losses in first half-year

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During the first half of the year, 2,700 people died as a result of natural disasters, compared to 9,100 deaths in the first six months of 2013. There were around 490 loss-relevant natural disasters.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18-24 June

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 4 - 11 June

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 21 – 27 May

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Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean Volume 17 | January – April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Disasters in the first quarter (Jan-April) affected 1.9 million people.

 OCHA allocated $3.2 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by floods in Bolivia.

 No respite from coffee rust is expected until 2016. The rust, seasonal drought and current food shortage are exacerbating the risk of food insecurity.

 Seismic activity has increased in the region. Nicaragua and Chile were affected by earthquakes with magnitudes above 6 degrees on the Richter scale.

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Boletín Humanitario América Latina y el Caribe Volumen 17 | Enero – Abril, 2014

DESTACADOS

 Los desastres ocurridos en el primer cuatrimestre (enero – abril) afectaron a 1,894,496 personas.

 OCHA asignó $3,2 millones en fondos CERF para asistir a los afectados por las inundaciones en Bolivia.

 No se prevé una mejora en la situación de la Roya del Café hasta 2016. La Roya, la sequía estacional y el periodo de escasez de alimentos; agrava la situación de riesgo por inseguridad alimentaria.

 La actividad sísmica se ha incrementado en la región. Nicaragua y Chile han sido afectados por sismos superiores a 6 grados.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 – 20 May

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Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, April 2014 - Issue 9

HIGHLIGHTS

Food price inflation in the region increased to 4.5 percent in March from 4 percent in February but still weaker than general inflation, which slowed to 5.7 percent.

  • FAO estimates China’s 2013 aggregate cereal production was 547.4 million tonnes in 2013, 1.4 percent higher than the 2012 record crop, even with a 1 percent smaller rice harvest.

  • In Indonesia, the price of rice has increased by 11.2 percent year-on-year despite record paddy production of 71 million tonnes in 2013.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 7 - 13 May

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22 - 29 April

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 March

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 February – 04 March

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RCA earmarks over AED 50 mn for annual foreign aid

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WAM Abu Dhabi, 26th Feb. 2014 (WAM) - The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has set aside AED 50.5 million for its seasonal humanitarian programmes abroad.

The oversees budget was approved in a meeting of the foreign assistance committee chaired by Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, RCA Secretary General, who said the committee had answered requests and appeals for help from international relief organizations and official entities.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18 - 25 February

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Global Weather Hazards Summary - February 14-20, 2014

Heavy rains may lead to localized flooding in parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa

1.Portions of Tanzania have experienced below average seasonal rainfall since late November. Poorly distributed rains since early December have also led to developing dry conditions in the Morogoro and Pwani provinces further east. The anomalous dryness has already negatively impacted vegetation conditions in the region. Recent rains, though, have reduced long-term deficits and improved ground conditions.