Extratropical Cyclone

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15 Feb 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Mozambique, strengthening. On 15 February at 00.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 260 km north-east of Inhambane city (Inhambane province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm). It is expected to make landfall close to Massinga city (Massinga district, Inhambane province), on 15 February afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Tropical Cyclone (equivalent to a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale).

27 Jan 2017 description

Antsirabe, le 27 janvier 2017 : Afin de réduire la vulnérabilité des populations face aux effets néfastes et pervers du changement climatique et des phénomènes météorologiques, le PNUD a procédé au lancement à Antsirabe du projet « Amélioration des capacités d’adaptation et de résilience face au changement climatique dans les communautés rurales à Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Andrefana ».

27 Jan 2017 description

Launch of the project “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

28.5 million population (2015 ) 51% Female 49% Male

25.2% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2010)

23% of all disasters in Nepal are landslides (between 1970 and 2015)

US$732 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

51.5 million population (2014 ) 51.1% Female 48.9% Male

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017

$150M requested, targeting 525,000 people

65 operational presence: number of partners

US$1,161 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

24 Jan 2017 description
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Executive Summary

Joint government and WFP programme helps ultra-poor cope better with effects of climate change

DHAKA – People are less likely to sell assets, go into debt or resort to skipping meals when their lives are disrupted by the effects of climate change, if they have received a simple package of training and cash grants, a new study has shown.

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