Mud Slide

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18 Feb 2017 description

17 February 2017 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The abnormality with weather conditions back in 2015 triggered several mudflows and floods throughout Tajikistan highlighting the threat posed by climate-related disasters. Recognizing this threat, the United Nations Development Programme within the framework of “Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)” project conducted a feasibility study in eastern Khatlon to identify locations for implementation of disaster risk reduction initiatives

06 Feb 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Last year was relatively calm across the region, with countries that usually suffer from seasonal disasters, such as Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, mostly spared.

  • Tajikistan experiences one of the costliest years on record in terms of economic losses incurred by mudflows.

  • 2016 could also be dubbed the year of regional cooperation with governments making progress in joining efforts on risk reduction and border demarcation.

01 Feb 2017 description

AUTHORS:

Humaira Maheen, Elizabeth Hoban

ABSTRACT

Background: Women are more vulnerable than men in the same natural disaster setting. Preexisting gender inequality, socio-cultural community dynamics and poverty puts women at significant risk of mortality. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable because of their limited or no access to prenatal and obstetric care during any disaster or humanitarian emergency setting.

21 Dec 2016 description
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(Dushanbe, 21 December 2016) – People affected by large-scale disasters in Tajikistan can now be reached with vital international assistance faster than before. A customs agreement between the Government of Tajikistan and the United Nations in Tajikistan has entered into force. The first of its kind in Central Asia, the agreement will simplify the import, export and transit of humanitarian relief goods in large-scale emergencies.

29 Nov 2016 description

Hurricane Otto was the seventh hurricane in the Atlantic season, which officially ends tomorrow, 30 November. In Costa Rica, cantons in the northern part of the country were hardest hit (Los Chiles, Upala and Guatuso). In Nicaragua, the hurricane made landfall as category two (of five) with winds of up to 175 km/h, affecting the country’s southern Caribbean zone.

Costa Rica

29 Nov 2016 description

Otto fue el séptimo huracán de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico en 2016 que finaliza oficialmente mañana, 30 de noviembre. El impacto más fuerte del huracán Otto en Costa Rica ocurrió en los municipios de Los Chiles, Upala y Guatuso (norte). En Nicaragua, el huracán impactó como categoría 2 con vientos de hasta 175 km/h, afectando principalmente la zona del Caribe sur.

Costa Rica

26 Nov 2016 description

Otto es ahora una tormenta tropical y se desplaza sobre el Océano Pacífico. El sistema se encuentra ubicado a 395 km al sur oeste de San Salvador y se mueve en dirección al oeste. La tormenta lleva vientos sostenidos de 100 k/h. El sistema ya no representa peligro. Todas las alertas y avisos han sido cancelados.

Costa Rica

  • 60,000 personas no tienen acceso a agua potable en la costa Norte y Pacífico, 9 personas han muerto y no hay certeza en el número de desaparecidos

  • Se reportan 7,800 personas albergadas en 24 albergues

26 Nov 2016 description

Otto has downgraded to a tropical storm and is now over the Pacific Ocean, 395 km south west of San Salvador and moving west. The storm has sustained winds of 100 k/h but does not present danger - all of the alerts and warnings have been deactivated.

Costa Rica

  • 60,000 people do not have access to fresh water in the North and Pacific coasts, 9 people dead and there is uncertainty on the number of missing people.

  • Authorities report 7,800 people in 24 shelters.

17 Nov 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

At least four people were killed and thousands were affected by flash floods occurred as a result of heavy rains and strong winds on 9-12 May 2016 in nine districts of Tajikistan. According to the feedback and reports received from the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan`s (RCST) response teams and Governmental Emergency Committee sources, some 1,598 households were affected countrywide.

08 Nov 2016 description

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

08 Nov 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

08 Nov 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

08 Nov 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

08 Nov 2016 description

In 2010, fierce floodwaters poured down mountainsides, engulfing tiny villages dotted around Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in Pakistan’s mountainous north. Nearly 2,000 people died and 1.6 million homes were destroyed.

27 Oct 2016 description

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

27 Oct 2016 description

Summary

Across Sri Lanka, climate change related weather aberrations and resultant extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common. While this affects the country at large, farmers and agricultural workers face the worst impacts of this variability. The increased frequency of flood and drought incidence in the last ten years has caused severe hardship to poor farmers across Sri Lanka.