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20 Feb 2017 description


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.

10 Feb 2017 description

The Situation

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.

05 Feb 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

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.

05 Dec 2016 description

Situation overview

• 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.

05 Dec 2016 description
report NIRAPAD

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.

25 Nov 2016 description

by Reuters

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.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

09 Nov 2016 description
report NIRAPAD

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.

13 Oct 2016 description
report Redhum

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.

09 Oct 2016 description
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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.

05 Oct 2016 description
report Pacific Community

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.

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.

22 Sep 2016 description

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.

19 Sep 2016 description

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.

12 Sep 2016 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 12 septembre 2016 ( : 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.

07 Sep 2016 description
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Overview of Hazard Incidence, August, 2016

Natural hazards that occurred in August include Boat capsize, Lightening, Earthquake, Storm, Riverbank erosion, flood and Waterlogging. Apart from these hazard, Fire and Bridge collapse was the only manmade disaster reported in this month.

25 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Bolivia, 24 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: El Deber - BO

C. Peña Y Lillo / D. Agreda

Los estudiantes de siete colegios de las provincias Sara y Guarayos no pasaron clases por la densa humareda. Se anunció el envío de medicamentos y alimentos para los afectados

El humo, la sequía y las quemas han hecho que el municipio de Ascensión de Guarayos sea declarado en estado de emergencia y que las clases se suspendan en varias comunidades de las provincias Sara y Guarayos.

10 Aug 2016 description

Over the last 15 years, the use of satellite imagery for disaster management support increased significantly, from seven cases in 2000, to 123 in 2014, according to a recent review published in the journal _Science_.

09 Aug 2016 description


Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.


09 Aug 2016 description
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Earl tocó tierra como huracán categoría 1 (jueves 4 de agosto). Las autoridades distribuyeron paquetes de alimentos y agua entre los afectados. Unas 2,500 personas se refugiaron en 94 albergues temporales de emergencia, de estos 164 continúan en albergues.


Earl afectó a 1,046 personas en los departamentos de Quiché y Petén. Se reportaron 162 viviendas con daños, además de la suspensión de clases en los departamentos afectados.


05 Aug 2016 description

The 18th City Council adopted on August 1 Ordinance No. 13097-2016, declaring a portion of Barangay 17 in Cagayan de Oro City as a calamity area.

Legislators also authorized the City Budget Officer and City Accountant to charge the amount of P1,403,100 to the 5% Calamity Fund-Quick Response Fund CY 2016 as financial assistance to the victims based on the list of calamity victims submitted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office.