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EU Aid Volunteer uses digital mapping to help prepare for disasters in the Phlippines

Typhoons, earthquakes and floods often occur in the Philippines, one of countries most directly affected by the changing climate and natural disasters, such as the 2013 typhoon Haiyan. VSO EU Aid volunteer Arnoud Keizer from the Netherlands spent nine months with the Filipino government and communities affected by disasters, supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.

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When aid goes wrong: a lesson from Pakistan on why we can’t ignore markets

One month ago, a severe flood swept across Pakistan, damaging nearly 110,000 homes. Soon aid groups will have to move beyond providing immediate, life-saving assistance and begin thinking about how to help people rebuild their homes and lives. But will they repeat mistakes made four years ago?

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Philippines + 1 other
US Backs IOM Anti-Trafficking Activities in Typhoon-affected Areas of Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern about human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this problem since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers.

International Organization for Migration:

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Al menos un muerto y cinco desaparecidos por deslave en Sololá


Guatemala, 20 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: Siglo XXI

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Afghanistan + 3 others
Regional Snapshot South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment - PDMA/ NDMA / HCT, Punjab Floods, 17-20 Sept, 2014

Executive Summary

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Tajikistan: Floods in Khuroson District Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRTJ018 Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 16 April 2014, due to heavy rains and hailstorm, a mudflow hit Kizil-kala village of Mehnatobod administrative centre of Khuroson district, Khatlon province.

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EU provides humanitarian assistance to Jammu & Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi, 16th October, 2014: Following the floods that recently struck the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the European Commission is providing over 19 million (€250 000) to help some of the worst affected families meet their immediate needs through the upcoming winter. This humanitarian assistance will benefit over 12000 people in the districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.

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Protección Civil da aval para que familias vuelvan a volcán


El Salvador, 18 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

Las personas estuvieron seis meses alquilando viviendas fuera del volcán

SAN MIGUEL. La Dirección General de Protección Civil avaló el pasado jueves que las 233 familias que residen en zonas de vulnerabilidad por deslizamientos en el volcán Chaparrastique regresen a sus casas, pese a que las lluvias continúan en el país la posibilidad de deslizamientos en las comunidades es alta.

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Floods affect 66 Capiz villages

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 20 (PIA) – A total of 66 barangays in Capiz experienced flooding due to the continuous heavy rain here, October 19.

Report from the Capiz provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as of 6 a.m. today disclosed that the heavy rains put many barangays, especially the rice fields, underwater.

Of the total affected barangays, 17 were in Mambusao, 15 in Panitan, 13 in Sigma, six in Panay, five in Pontevedra, four each in Dao and Sapian, and one each in Ivisan and Roxas City.

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Mapa de susceptibilidad dinámica a deslizamientos y acumulación de flujos

Las fuertes lluvias de los últimso días en el territorio nacional favorecera a que se presenten deslizamientos, deslaves, daños en la red vial del país, crecidas repentinas de ríos, así como lahares en la cadena volcánica, tal y como lo muestra el mapa elaborado por CONRED donde nos indica las areas con mayor probabilidad a un deslizamiento en función de la saturación de agua en el suelo en una pendiente y en la cobertura vegetal.

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Boletín informativo no. 3774 - En últimas 24 horas mayores acumulados de lluvias en Petén, Zacapa y Costa de Jutiapa

En las últimas horas las lluvias han disminuido en algunos departamentos del territorio guatemalteco, sin embargo se mantiene el monitoreo constante por las fuertes lluvias que ocurrieron en las últimas 24 horas en Petén, Zacapa y la costa de Jutiapa, según el boletín meteorológico especial 39-2014 emitido por el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEH-.

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Post-flood rehabilitation of 29 priority houses completed under the EU Floods Recovery Programme

The rehabilitation works on 29 priority houses financed by the EU Floods Recovery Programme have been completed under the first phase of the housing component. Thanks to EU financing, three families from Maglaj, eight families from both Doboj and Banja Luka and 10 families from the Bijeljina region can now return home.

The rehabilitation works were finalised within less than two weeks from when work started, and the works included refurbishing floors and walls, replacing indoor and outdoor carpentries, and repairing roofs and facades.

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U Floods Recovery Programme: Dr Renzo Daviddi Opened Reconstructed School in Maglaj

On Friday, 17 October 2014, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH Dr Daviddi officially opened the Mixed Secondary School Maglaj and Edhem Mulabdić High School in Maglaj, both reconstructed as part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme funded by the European Union. The school suffered severe damage during the floods in May 2014. The EU-financed restoration works included electricity refitting, new heating system, new sanitary systems, new flooring, joinery replacement, refurbishing of walls, thermo-insulated facade and roof.