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Swift, well-coordinated actions by different components of UNMISS saw two separate outbreaks of fire in the Bentiu protection of civilians site being taken care of without any resulting deaths or injuries. The fires, occurring over the weekend, destroyed a total of 117 shelters.
“The coordination between different components of UNMISS was really commendable and that was what made a timely and effective response possible,” says Anastasie Nyirigira, Acting Head of the UNMISS Bentiu Field Office.
During the reporting period, 2,749 households in North and south Darfur were provided with ES/ NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners. A breakdown of distributions can be seen in the table below.
By Matt Maura
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Social Workers from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, will continue to provide extended hours assistance at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium for residents of the Jubilee Gardens and Tall Pines Communities.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in February, 2017
In this month of February, most frequent hazard incident was fire. A total of 22 fire incidents occurred in Barisal, Bhola, Dhaka, Chittagong, Faridpur, Jhenaidah, Gazipur, Patuakhali and Narayanganj districts. The other hazards that occurred in this month was landslide in Gowainghat upazila under Sylhet district. Also, the country felt little or no tremor on February 06 due to earthquake originated in India.
More than 600 people have been left homeless, destitute, and without food after a fire that broke out at camp El Neem north of Ed Daein in East Darfur destroyed 100 homes on Wednesday.
One of the camp sheikhs explained that the intense wind helped the fire to spread. Provisions and agricultural crops were also destroyed, however no injuries or loss of life were reported.
The sheikh appealed to the authorities and organisations to speed up the provision of aid to those affected.
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.
A massive fire swept through the crowded shanty Parola compound in Tondo area, near the port of Manila in the evening of February 7, destroying more than 1,000 makeshift houses and leaving 3,000 families (15,000 people) homeless. Seven people were reported injured.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in January, 2017
Hazards that occurred in January were fire incidents in several places like Dhaka, Comilla, Barguna,
Gazipur and Sylhet, earthquake felt in Dhaka, Sylhet, Comilla, Chittagong and other adjacent districts and landslide in Companignj upazila under Sylhet district.
• Severe bush fires started on 23 November in the two provinces of Haifa and Jerusalem resulting in the evacuation of 60 000 people.
• In immediate reaction to the fires, several Participating States have provided assistance via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
• 10 amphibious firefighting aircrafts, 2 command and logistical planes and 70 people were deployed through UCPM
• 179 flight hours and 216 water drops were operated.
• The last deployment ended on 30 November.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in November 2016
Hazards that occurred in November was only earthquake and three severe Fire incidents in Dhaka, Chittagong and Gazipur.
Description of the Hazard Incidences in November 2016
In November, there are reported two fire incidences – one in Chittagong and the other in Gazipur districts which caused material losses but the fire incidence in Ashulia was sever and caused human casualties.
ATHENS, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and two others were injured after a fire broke out at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesvos late on Thursday, a police official told Reuters.
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Overview of Hazard Incidences in October 2016
Hazard that occurred in October include launch capsize, building collapse and earthquake. Apart from these, three severe Fire incidents reported in this month. Moreover, light rainfall is seen in many districts throughout this month. Furthermore, in 26th and 27th of October, a deep depression was likely to observed, but it was not turned over to tropical cyclone.
During the reporting period, 6,190 households in North, South, and Central Darfur were provided with ES/ NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners. A breakdown of distributions can be seen in the table below.
Perú, 12 de Octubre 2016
Fuente: Radio Programas del Peru
Las 25 familias afectadas con el incendio en el asentamiento humano Unión del Sur en Nuevo Chimbote pasaron la noche en carpas.
El secretario tecnico de Defensa Civil de la comuna de Nuevo Chimbote, Benjamin Arteaga Sáenz, dijo que fueron 18 viviendas calcinadas. En tanto que otras 7 familias sufrieron el robo de sus pertenencias mientras desarmaban sus viviendas.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in September 2016
Natural hazards that occurred in September include Boat and launch capsize, Lightening and Riverbank erosion. Apart from these hazards, Fire incident was the only manmade hazard reported in this month.
The Government of Vanuatu and the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Service Agency (ACTESA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to support the mutual exchange of technical assistance in emergency management and strengthen the long-term resilience of the Pacific Island country.
This strategic collaboration has been facilitated in partnership with the Pacific Island Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) which is implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) and funded by the European Union’s €19.37million ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project.
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.
The number of hotspots that occurred between January and July 2016 is 72 per cent lower that during the same period in 2015. Last year the number of hotspots started to increase in June, whereas this year there has been no signifcant increase in June and July.
Between June and November 2015 the Government reported 2.6 million ha. of land burned; 90 per cent in Sumatra and Kalimatan Islands.
During 2016 rainfall in July was the second highest after February.
During the reporting period, 9,155 households in North, South, East, West and central Darfur was provided with ES & NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners.
Kinshasa, le 12 septembre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : Monsieur Jean-Baudouin LIPEMBU, Coordonnateur de la Caritas-Développement Basankusu, tire la sonnette d’alarme sur la situation actuelle de pauvreté croissante de la population dans ce diocèse situé dans le Nord ouest de la RD Congo. Cette pauvreté, selon monsieur J.-B.