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24 Mar 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

ISTANBUL, Turkey, 24 March 2017 – Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards.

Currently chaired by Turkey, a leader in the field, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction runs from Sunday to Tuesday and is set to draw 500 participants.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

00:07. Huancavelica, mar. 24. Un sismo de 4.5 grados de magnitud en la escala de Richter se registró anoche en la región Huancavelica, reportó el Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP).

De acuerdo al informe del IGP, el movimiento telúrico ocurrió a las 23:34 hora local y el epicentro se ubicó a 14 kilómetros al noroeste de Huaytara.

Hasta el momento, las autoridades locales y del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) no han reportado daños personales o materiales a causa de este sismo, que tuvo intensidad de nivel II y III en Huaytara.

24 Mar 2017 description

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 21 -- Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), in partnership with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), tapped Xavier University Psychology Department to take the lead in organizing a team of volunteer experts from Cagayan de Oro City who would be sent to Surigao del Norte to provide psychosocial support to the survivors who are in the “state of shock” after the disaster.

23 Mar 2017 description

By Yuki Matsuoka

SENDAI, Japan, 23 March 2017 – Schoolchildren and businesses in Japan are working hard to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year blueprint adopted at a UN conference in their country in 2015.

22 Mar 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

MEXICO CITY, 22 March 2017 – Mexico City’s devastating, 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985 was a stark illustration of the disaster risks faced by the health sector, but it also triggered what became a global effort to protect hospitals from hazards.

After a tremor of 70 seconds, quake damage had reduced Mexico’s hospital capacity by 5,000 beds, sowing chaos in the emergency system at the precise moment that it was most need.

20 Mar 2017 description

El bienestar de las familias afectadas por el terremoto del 16 de abril de 2016 es prioridad para el Gobierno Nacional, muestra de ello es el cierre de albergues, la entrega de viviendas y bonos de desarrollo social; además de proyectos de reactivación económica. Hasta el momento se han cerrado 10 albergues en Esmeraldas y Manabí.

20 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit north-west Tanzania, Kagera region, on September 10 2016 at about 15:27 hours local East African time (12:27 GMT). The epicentre of the earthquake was reported to be about 44 km from Bukoba town, which is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near the border with Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. It was reported that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km and was categorized as being shallow. Shallow earthquakes are viewed to have a greater impact.

20 Mar 2017 description

Dear Friends,

How does MSF work? It’s a deceptively simple question with at least as many different answers as we have patients all over the world. However, there are some common threads. From the most basic nutritional assistance for malnourished children to the most complex medical research, all of our work is guided by the principles set out in our charter: upholding medical ethics, maintaining impartiality, bearing witness on behalf of our patients, ensuring we remain accountable to both our donors and beneficiaries, and preserving our independence.

20 Mar 2017 description



5.1 M earthquake shook Taik Kyi. The earthquake has damaged about 40 buildings. 26 people were also reportedly injured.



194 houses were damaged by landslide in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province


Flood inundated three subdistricts in Jakarta. Nearly 3,300 people were affected.

Flood affected 430 families in Bekasi, West Java Province. 135 people were evacuated because of the incident.

19 Mar 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters affected 1.15 million people in China in February, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday.

Natural disasters led to economic losses worth 480 million yuan (69.4 million U.S. dollars) and over 100 people were relocated, the ministry said.

In February natural disasters included freezing weather, snowstorms and drought, as well as earthquakes, landslides, and forest fires.

Over 2,000 houses were damaged and 76,300 hectares of crops affected.

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18 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Haiti

17 Mar 2017 description



AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate


FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March


17 Mar 2017 description

On March 10, in Ecuador, Volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony in Canoa for the reconstruction of a church destroyed in the earthquake last year. Archbishop Monsignor Lorenzo was in attendance to bless the event held and thanks to the efforts of Tzu Chi and local residents, a wonderful celebration was brought to fruition.

Under the bright sun, nearly 500 Canoa residents and special guests are attending the groundbreaking ceremony for church reconstruction. That means the beginning of Tzu Chi’s long-term project in Ecuador.

17 Mar 2017 description

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme and carried out by a team from the EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL), draws together primary research on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It investigates both the process of implementing MHPSS programmes and their receipt by affected populations, as well as assessing their intended and unintended effects.

17 Mar 2017 description

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme (HEP) and carried out by a research team from the University of Sheffield, represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries

15 Mar 2017 description

Quito (Pichincha).- El Presidente de la República, Rafael Correa, firmó el Decreto Ejecutivo 1338 mediante el cual renovó el Estado de Excepción en las provincias de Manabí y Esmeraldas las cuales fueron afectadas por el terremoto del 16 de abril de 2016 y sus réplicas.

15 Mar 2017 description

A Monday evening earthquake that measured 5.8 on the Richter scale destroyed three buildings in Taikkyi, Yangon Region. There were many minor injuries but no reported deaths, local authorities said yesterday.

The temblor began to shake buildings in Yangon at about 8:50pm. The moderate earthquake with a depth of about 10 kilometers had its epicenter in Taikkyi, 69 kilometers northeast of the city of Yangon and the northernmost township in Yangon Region, according to the US Geological Survey.

14 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:11 GMT

About 2,000 people were staying in roughly 440 demolished huts fashioned out of bamboo and plastic on prime land in the heart of Kathmandu

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, March 14 (Reuters) - Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages.