Earthquake

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Highlights

  • Monitoring of WFP’s earthquake response indicate a significant improvement in the share of households with acceptable food consumption.
    Virtually all assisted households were lifted out of food insecurity.

  • WFP continues to strengthen its relationship with the Government to explore opportunities for cooperation in 2017.

  • The Government of Ecuador approved WFP’s Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

Operational Updates

20 Jan 2017 description

La noche del miércoles 11 de enero se registró un sismo de magnitud 5.1 con epicentro en las costas del Pacífico de Guatemala, según el boletín sismológico emitido por el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología -INSIVUMEH-. Por el momento no se reportan daños personales ni materiales.

20 Jan 2017 description

by Stephen O’Brien and Stephen Catlin

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In an uncertain world, insurance can form part of a swifter, more predictable and cost-effective response package

20 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

A partir del sismo ocurrido el 17 de enero último, se ha mantenido por encima de sus niveles normales la actividad sísmica, con más de 250 eventos en las últimas 30 horas

20 Jan 2017 description

Document Summary

The earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015 with multiple aftershocks brought about widespread destruction across the country and resulted in 8,790 deaths, 22,300 injuries and 755,549 houses that were either damaged or completely destroyed. In response to the catastrophe, UN volunteers were mobilized and deployed in partnership with UNDP to deliver important services in the districts of Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk, Nuwakot, Chitwan and in Kathmandu.

20 Jan 2017 description

Disaster authorities in Solomon Islands are concerned powerful aftershocks will cause more damage to infrastructure already weakened by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in December.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

19 Jan 2017 description

Who:

Oxfam Canada

What:

Earthquake - Indonesia

When:

December 2016

People assisted:

10,000

Funds provided:

$150,000

Humanitarian assistance provided:

Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits

Background

19 Jan 2017 description

People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group’s Board last week.

The assistance will help to meet urgent needs of primary and secondary schools in the earthquake affected areas, and restore learning activities.

Kagera region in northwestern Tanzania was hit by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, September 10, 2016, resulting in 17 deaths and 440 injured people.

19 Jan 2017 description

Introduction

This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises.
The main objectives of this guideline are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;

18 Jan 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Some 400,000 families, or 1.4 million people, living in areas known to be geological disaster hot spots will be relocated, according to a government plan released Wednesday.

These families live in areas where geological disasters can not be prevented or reduced through human intervention, according to the plan, and they will be moved by the end of 2020.

18 Jan 2017 description

(pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU)

Executive summary

I Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. The human, environmental and economic impact of disasters, whether natural or man made, can be considerable. When a disaster occurs, the reaction must be swift. Sound disaster management saves lives, and effective coordination among different responders is critical to the successful preparation for and response to disasters.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Sphere Project

Resumen ejecutivo

Las Autoridades Nacionales de la Gestión de Desastres (NDMAs) son con frecuencia, aunque no siempre, la principal institución nacional con el mandato de coordinar y gestionar todos los aspectos relacionados con la mitigación, la preparación y la respuesta a desastres, a través de sus oficinas nacionales y provinciales respectivas. Muchas de estas autoridades han adoptado ahora políticas y directrices de gestión de desastres, algunas de las cuales hacen referencia explícita a las normas humanitarias.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Sphere Project

National disaster management policies and guidelines benefit from building on and incorporating references to international humanitarian standards. But what does it take to link both and how can humanitarian professionals engage with National Disaster Management Authorities to achieve that goal?

18 Jan 2017 description

At the end of 2016, Switzerland will be ending its humanitarian work in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Communities facing natural disasters and ongoing conflict in these countries have benefited from emergency aid, and high-quality reconstruction and prevention programmes. Switzerland will be continuing a number of cooperation and peacebuilding activities at a regional level.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Santiago de Cuba.-Para no solo pronosticar los sismos sino predecir su impacto y establecer estrategias que eviten desastres, es la propuesta de una metodología desarrollada por el Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Sismológicas (CENAIS), ubicado en Santiago de Cuba.

Fernando Guash, autor de la investigación con la que obtuvo su grado de Doctor en Ciencias, dijo a la ACN que partió de analizar los escenarios post desastres ocasionados por terremotos en Cuba y otros países para conocer sus tipicidades.

17 Jan 2017 description
report El Universo

Con el dinero que obtiene vendiendo cocos y gallinas y con su labor de jornalero, Ruisdael Solórzano ha ido comprando palos, maderos y otros materiales con miras a reconstruir su casa. La vivienda que tenía en la comunidad de Pechiche, que pertenece a la parroquia Río Chico, le fue arrebatada por el terremoto del 16 de abril, del cual ya han pasado nueve meses.

17 Jan 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

One and a half years after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, how have conditions in the affected zone evolved? This brief provides preliminary findings from the third round of the Foundation’s longitudinal mixed method research, Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring Nepal (IRM) project, which was conducted in September 2016. Full reports will follow in February.