Tropical Cyclone

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27 Feb 2015 description

Points saillants

Grand sud :

  • 25% à 55% de déficit de précipitation entre septembre 2014 et janvier 2015 par rapport à la moyenne sur 15 ans.

  • Taux de malnutrition aigue severe (MAS) varie entre 2,3% et 9,2% apres mesure de perimetre brachial chez les enfants moins de 5 ans (<115 mm).

27 Feb 2015 description

Guiuan, Philippines | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 12:01 GMT

by Hervé ASQUIN

French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.

Hollande is on a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian archipelago, regarded as a frontline state in the struggle against global warming, as part of his campaign to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the Paris summit in December.

27 Feb 2015 description

26 Feb 2015 by Moortaza Jiwanji, Programme Manager for the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) at UNDP Pacific Centre

In January 2014, I was in Tonga working with the Government on recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Ian. While there, I heard about Digicel’s interest in supporting the recovery effort at the community level. This piqued my interest about the prospects for Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and how they could work in the Pacific around the topic of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM).

26 Feb 2015 description


On 8 November 2013 the lives of millions of people in the Philippines were changed as Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the country. The natural disaster killed 6,300 people and left 4 million displaced. The assistance of numerous local and international actors was required to restore the livelihoods of the total 16 million individuals affected. The European Commission alone allocated € 43.6 million to address the humanitarian and development impacts of the emergency.

26 Feb 2015 description
report Red Cross EU Office

In the Philippines, isolated and disadvantaged communites who survived Typhoon Haiyan are still in need of relief aid. Larger response gaps persist in Western Leyte, which requires more attention than Tacloban and surrounding municipalities. Food distributions are ongoing and remain a priority need. Food prices remain inflated and thousands of people still don’t have the financial means to buy food or have sufficient access to markets. As the emergency phase transitions into early recovery, increasing emphasis is being placed on cash for work and cash transfer programmes.

26 Feb 2015 description

In November 2013, the strongest typhoon on record tore a path of destruction across the central Philippines, displacing four million people. In the disaster’s wake, the government adopted an ambitious plan to relocate 200,000 households away from at-risk coastal areas and resettle them out of harm’s way.

25 Feb 2015 description

The cyclone-ravaged Ha'apai island group of Tonga will today host the Vice President of the World Bank for East Asia and the Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

24 Feb 2015 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 24 March 2014, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. On 26 March, 2014 a storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued. On 29 March, based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds, the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow and in the following days the rain intensified and spread to the islands of Grande Comoros and Mohéli.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

23 Feb 2015 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Tropical Cyclone Emergency Appeal was launched in December 2013 to assist households affected by the tropical cyclone disaster that hit Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland, Somalia on the 10 November 2013. A total of 142,380 persons were affected by the disaster, with 8,523 households being worst hit and 1,435 households having lost all their livestock.

23 Feb 2015 description

Manila -- The Philippine Red Cross will be sending out the third batch of corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets today for four Yolanda affected provinces, namely Palawan, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Cebu to aid in the rehabilitation efforts in the said provinces. More than 152,000 CGI sheets will depart from the PRC national headquarters in Manila bound to Coron, Palawan by midnight today.

23 Feb 2015 description


Fighting that broke out on 9 Feb between the Government of Myanmar Army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and other armed groups has continued in the Kokang self-administered zone, northeast Shan State.

22 Feb 2015 description


  • 16,755 people affected by Aila benefitted from the comprehensive recovery efforts

  • 265 families benefited from core family shelters

  • 30 deep tub-wells and 250 rainwater collection ponds were created to collect freshwater

  • 3 km of embankments were rebuilt to protect against floods; 3km of afforestation implemented to protect against soil degradation/landslides

20 Feb 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 494,965

Balance Requested: US$236,960

Geneva, 20 February 2015

Dear Colleagues,

On 16 January, 2014 Tropical Cyclone Chedza hit the south-western part of the country in the regions of Menabe and Melaky with heavy rains accompanied by strong winds of 100km/hr and a displacement of 15km/hr causing severe damage and massive flooding in most parts of North West of Madagascar. The persistent heavy rainfalls brought about severe flooding in most parts of the country.

20 Feb 2015 description

Many residents in the province of Samar are struggling to cope with the consequences of protracted armed conflicts, compounded by powerful typhoons that have hit this underdeveloped area of central Philippines in recent years.

20 Feb 2015 description

The purpose of this paper is to review the multilateral response system for environmental emergencies, using,as a case study, the response to Super Typhoon Haiyan as conducted by UNEP and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).