By Junior Stephen Penibeck Matock
Towards the end of 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) experienced floods, in two locations.
On 9 November, in Gemena, in the northeast of the DRC, over 2,000 people were affected by extensive floods that occurred in the neighbourhoods located on the banks of rivers Mombonga, Sukia and Labo.
Cazombo - At least 1,195 families from Cazombo village, in eastern Moxico's municipality of Alto Zambeze, were left homeless as a result of heavy rains that hit the region recently.
The information was released by a source from the Municipal Commission for Civil Protection, stating the rains caused the collapse of 394 houses in the localities of Chinuque, Chipoia, Jamba and Cerâmica.
The source added that the families affected are currently in the open as the Civil Protection Commission is struggling to provide assistance due to the lack of funds.
This map illustrates the estimated total precipitation accumulation for Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The total estimate was derived from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km, and covers the period from 12 to 18 January 2017. The average percipitation during January is usually 209 mm in Mozambique and 155 mm in Zimbabwe. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and are not a substitute for ground station measurements. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
This map illustrates the estimated total precipitation accumulation in Maputo province, Mozambique. The total estimate was derived from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km and covers the period from 01 to 17 January 2016 and the same period in2017. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and are not a substitute for ground station measurements. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
This map illustrates the estimated total precipitation accumulation for Mozambique. The total estimate was derived from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km, and covers the period from 1 to 17 January 2017. The average percipitation during January is usually 209.3 mm. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and are not a substitute for ground station measurements. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
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:
Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;
(pursuant to Article 287(4), second subparagraph, TFEU)
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.
By MJ Evalarosa, IFRC
The Philippine Red Cross, together with the state health department, and with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently rolled out an orientation on the Surveillance in Post Extreme Emergencies and Disaster (SPEED) programme. SPEED is a mechanism activated during emergencies to provide real-time health information to around 65 Red Cross community volunteers in the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur and Marinduque.
Reporting period: 25 Dec 2016 to 13 Jan 2017
Operation timeframe: 29 Dec 2016 to 30 Sep 2017
Appeal budget: CHF 1,600,392
N° of people targeted: 20,000 (4,000 families)
N° of people assisted: 6,200 (1,400 families)
25 December 2016: Typhoon Nock-Ten makes landfall in Catanduanes with 185 kph winds and gustiness of up to 255 kph.
Heavy rains and strong winds have been affecting the Visayas region and Mindanao over the past two days, causing floods and landslides. Approx. 209 mm of rain in 24 hours were recorded in Dipolog City (Mindanao island). As of 17 January, local media reported six deaths. 1 060 people have been evacuated and at least 5 000 people have been affected in Misamis Oriental Province.
Heavy rain has been affecting the southern provinces of the country over the past weeks, causing widespread flooding.
As of 17 January, local media reported that the death toll has reached 43 people.
Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to affect the southern areas of the country. As of 17 January, Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning for severe weather and possible flash floods in the southern provinces.
by Astrid Zweynert | azweynert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:13 GMT
"We see much more money being spent in responding to disasters and very little in preventing them"
By Astrid Zweynert
LONDON, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments need to step up efforts in preparing for disasters to cut the rising bill for helping people hit by crises, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said.
• UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and remain prepared to respond to requests for humanitarian assistance. UNICEF and partners reached more adults and children than planned, providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming. Reports of Grave Child Rights Violations have been identified, verified and responded to.
ĐỒNG THÁP – The Đồng Tháp Province People’s Committee has approved a project to control flooding and regulate freshwater in Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds).
The work, to cost VNĐ664billion (US$30 million), will be funded by official development assistance, public money and private investors.
It will be undertaken in the districts of Hồng Ngự, Tam Nông and Thanh Bình and Hồng Ngự Town, and completed by 2022.
It will mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural mishaps, safeguarding local livelihoods.
By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay
NAGA CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA)—“I am thankful to all of you for the big help you have extended to us. Our house was totally destroyed and our things were all soaked in water. Now, we can put something to shelter us.”
These were the simple words of Margie San Juan, a mother of 5 from Zone 2, Minalabac town whose house was demolished by typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten) before 2016 ended.
520,000 # of children affected out of
2,000,000 # of people affected
600,000 # hectares of damaged crops
1,750,000 # people with lost incomes
52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of 64
Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016
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