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09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Vardah as it moves toward India. According to the JTWC on 09DEC16 2100UTC, Vardah was located approximately 619NM S of Calcutta, India. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 50 KT, gusts reaching 65 KT.

09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Vardah as it moves toward India. According to the JTWC on 09DEC16 2100UTC, Vardah was located approximately 619NM S of Calcutta, India. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 50 KT, gusts reaching 65 KT.

07 Dec 2016 description

Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey and Rachel Godfrey-Wood

This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information.

In particular, we focus on NGOs’ roles as knowledge brokers and intermediaries and how these contribute to the overall effectiveness of the climate services value chain in developing countries.

Key messages

18 Nov 2016 description

1 Background and Introduction

In March 2015, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Sendai, Japan.
In it, the United Nations Member States agreed and adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This framework is the main guiding instrument for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the countries and has a renewed sense of urgency within the scope of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.

29 Oct 2016 description

De acuerdo al último relevamiento disminuyó a 14 el número de personas desplazadas en todo el país: 8 en Canelones y 6 en Maldonado. Permanecen 12.700 clientes sin suministro de energía, de los 37.800 inicialmente afectados. Los CDE de cada departamento continúan coordinando acciones para mitigar las afectaciones generadas por los eventos ocurridos durante la vigencia de la advertencia naranja por vientos muy fuertes.

28 Oct 2016 description

El Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología (INUMET) emitió una advertencia de nivel naranja por vientos muy fuertes para los departamentos de Treinta y Tres, Lavalleja, Florida, Montevideo, Canelones, San José, Maldonado y Rocha, que rige desde las 20 hs del miércoles 26 de octubre y será actualizada a las 18 hs de 27 de octubre. El Sistema Nacional de Emergencias difundió recomendaciones para enfrentar este evento metereológico.

28 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

24 Jun 2016 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, hail and a tornado, affected the province of Jiangsu on 23 June causing widespread damage and casualties.
  • Local media report at least 98 people dead, at least 800 injured and hundreds of homes damaged across the province, as of 24 June early morning (UTC). Over the past weeks heavy rain has been affecting several provinces of the country, including the province of Jiangsu, causing deaths and damage.
20 May 2016 description

SITUATION

• TC ROANU formed over the south-western Bay of Bengal, near the south-eastern coasts of India, on 18 May. It then started moving in parallel with the coast of eastern India. On 20 May at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 120 km south of Ganjam district (Odisha state, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h.

20 May 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ROANU continued moving north-east over the western Bay of Bengal, near the eastern coasts of India, retaining its intensity. On 20 May at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 80 km south-east of Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh state, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h.
  • The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cyclone alert for the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The Government of Odisha has also issued warning for 12 districts.
11 Feb 2016 description

346 reported disasters
22 773 people dead
98.6 million people affected
US$66.5 billion economic damage

07 Oct 2015 description

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services
Source: Bahamas Information Services
Date: October 4, 2015

October 4, 2015 (Nassau, Bahamas) – Prime Minister Perry Christie led a delegation on Saturday to islands affected by hurricane Joaquin. Members of the delegation included many cabinet ministers, members of the opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis and Hon. Hubert Chipman MP, and top officials from NEMA, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, BTC and BEC.

03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux

PREFACE

16 Aug 2012 description
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30 Jun 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The 2009-2010 support programme aims to strengthen the Viet Nam Red Cross society's role as the leading humanitarian organization in Viet Nam.

Programme summary:

27 May 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08

In brief

Programme purpose: Support the ten National Societies in the South American Region to effectively operationalize the Inter American Plan 2007 - 2011.

Programme summary:

2008 was a transition year for the Federation Secretariat in South America.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008

In brief

Programme purpose: The support to the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) focuses on three main areas:

- Strengthen the VNRC's capacity to continue implementation of sustainable initiatives that reduce losses and effects from disasters.

- VNRC delivers quality health and care programmes and services that address the needs of vulnerable people in Viet Nam.

16 Jan 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 TC-2007-00178-VNM

16 January 2009

Period covered by this Final Report: 10 October 2007-10 October 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 3,231,507 (USD 2.7 million or EUR 1.9 million)

Appeal coverage: 77%;

Appeal history:

- Preliminary appeal launched on 10 October for CHF 3,231,507 (USD 2.7 million or EUR 1.9 million) for 12 months to assist 193,000 beneficiaries.

- Appeal launched on 17 October as above with minor adjustments to the operation.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 (USD 170,000 or EUR …