Technological Disaster

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13 Feb 2017 description

This case study gives an overview of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) initial emergency response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) which happened on the 11 March 2011. The timeframe covered is approximately 3 weeks during the time of launch of the response and frst phase of the relief period. It also looks at the challenges the Emergency response teams faced after the cascading disaster which triggered the accident at the Fukushima – Daiichi nuclear power plant.

08 Feb 2017 description

By Kenneth Deal

In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami brought unimaginable destruction to Japan. These natural disasters were made more catastrophic by their impact on nuclear reactors at Fukushima. Though almost six years have passed, the life-threatening and massively destructive effects of this disaster remain a vivid reminder of the critical importance of national preparedness for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents.

28 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and smoke plumes at oil wells south of Mosul, and also east of Baiji, Iraq. The Mosul fires began with an initial fire at one or two wells on 8 May 2016, lasting less than one day, and intermittently burned in June. The current fire complex began on 3 July with daily fire detections occurring until about 12 July, when the fires greatly increased in number and continued to burn until gradual reductions in detected fires occurred starting in November 2016. The fires east of Baiji have been active since early January 2016.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Sphere Project

Resumen ejecutivo

Las Autoridades Nacionales de la Gestión de Desastres (NDMAs) son con frecuencia, aunque no siempre, la principal institución nacional con el mandato de coordinar y gestionar todos los aspectos relacionados con la mitigación, la preparación y la respuesta a desastres, a través de sus oficinas nacionales y provinciales respectivas. Muchas de estas autoridades han adoptado ahora políticas y directrices de gestión de desastres, algunas de las cuales hacen referencia explícita a las normas humanitarias.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Sphere Project

National disaster management policies and guidelines benefit from building on and incorporating references to international humanitarian standards. But what does it take to link both and how can humanitarian professionals engage with National Disaster Management Authorities to achieve that goal?

13 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and smoke plumes at oil wells south of Mosul, and also east of Baiji, Iraq. The Mosul fires began with an initial fire at one or two wells on 8 May 2016, lasting less than one day, and intermittently burned in June. The current fire complex began on 3 July with daily fire detections occurring until about 12 July, when the fires greatly increased in number and continued to burn until gradual reductions in detected fires occurred starting in November 2016. The fires east of Baiji have been active since early January 2016.

13 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and environmental damage at and around Al Qayyarah, approximately 60 Km south of Mosul, Iraq. The main frame shows fires and the oil spill as seen in imagery collected between 23 December 2016 and 7 January 2017. Marke in blue are fires that were detected in 21 November 2016 but appear extinguished as of 23 December 2016. Insets on the left show the growing oil spill north of Al Qayyarah, detected with both radar and optical imagery from multiple dates.

08 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Peru

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI inició la entrega a las autoridades regionales de Loreto de 43 toneladas de bienes de ayuda humanitaria, para atender las necesidades básicas de 7,511 personas damnificadas y afectadas por el derrame de petróleo en las 26 comunidades del distrito de Urarinas.

05 Jan 2017 description

En tan solo 9 meses la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres- UNGRD realizó la construcción de 77 viviendas nuevas para más de 385 habitantes del barrio Niño Jesús, sector Robledo en el municipio de Quibdó; quienes perdieron sus casas, al presentarse un cortocircuito en un almacén de repuestos para carros y motos generando un incendio que se propago rápidamente a las viviendas vecinas.

04 Nov 2016 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

El 21 de agosto de 2016, a las 17:00 horas aproximadamente, se produjo un derrame de petróleo en el canal de flotación a la altura del Km. 54 + 200 y del Km 55+500 en el tramo I del Oleoducto Norperuano, afectando localidades de los distritos de Urarinas y Parinari.

04 Nov 2016 description

Tsunamis are rare, powerful and unpredictable natural hazards, with devastating consequences for coastal populations caught in their path. The vast majority are caused by earthquakes in active seismic areas and occur along a limited range of inhabited shores around the world (Figure 1). In total, 16 major tsunamis killed 250,900 people in 21 countries between 1996 and 2015, according to EM-DAT records.

04 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

3 November 2016 – Japan’s initiative to raise the awareness of the risks posed by tsunamis will this weekend mark a milestone when World Tsunami Awareness Day makes its debut on 5 November – an occasion that goes beyond paying tribute to the victims of tsunamis.

01 Nov 2016 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected fires and smoke plumes at oil wells south of Mosul, and also east of Baiji, Iraq. The Mosul fires began with an initial fire at one or two wells on 8 May 2016, lasting less than one day. Subsequently, on several dates in June small-scale fires burned for durations of less than one day. The current fire complex began on 3 July with daily fire detections occurring until about 12 July, when the fires greatly increased in number, continuing to the present at that scale. The fires east of Baiji have been active since early January 2016.

25 Oct 2016 description
report Harvard University

For immediate release: October 24, 2016

24 Oct 2016 description

By Rocio Diaz-Agero Roman

NEW YORK, 24 October 2016 – The future of Fukushima Prefecture dramatically changed on 11 March 2011. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan’s eastern seaboard unleashed a powerful tsunami that triggered a devastating nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant.

Speaking at an event ‘Fukushima After 2049 Days: Current revitalization on the ground’ at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, Mr. Masao Uchibori, underscored that the region’s clocks did not stop that day.