Dans les pays en développement, la principale victime est l'agriculture
Miami, United States | AFP | Thursday 11/26/2015 - 14:02 GMT |
Hurricane Sandra, the strongest storm on record this late in the Pacific hurricane season, surged to Category 4 off the coast of Mexico on Thursday.
Moving northwest towards Mexico, the storm has rapidly grown since it formed Tuesday -- reaching the second-highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale -- but forecasters expect it to weaken before hitting land.
Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
In developing countries the agriculture sector bears much of the economic impact
New Study Links Climate Change to Mounting Natural Disasters
WMO: 2015 likely to be Warmest on Record, 2011-2015 Warmest Five Year Period
Climate Change Breaches Symbolic Thresholds, Fuels Extreme Weather
Geneva 25 November 2015 (WMO) The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
- Tropical Cyclone SANDRA intensified significantly over the past 24 h, becoming a Category 1 Hurricane. On 25 November, at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located 870 km south-west of Colima State. It had a maximum sustained wind speed of 120 km/h.
- SANDRA will initially continue moving west and then will gradually turn north, intensifying further over the next 48 h. It may approach Socorro Island as a Category 2 Hurricane on 27 September. It will subsequently turn north-east, and weaken as it approaches Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.
HERNANI, Eastern Samar, Nov. 26 -- Local fisherfolk from three Eastern Samar towns, who were among the victims of super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, recently received a total of 63 ‘peace boats’ to help survivors recover from the disaster.
Dubbed as ‘BangKapayapaan,’ the delivery of peace boats is a joint project of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Agencia Española Cooperacion International para el Desarrollo (AECID or Spanish Aid).
By Kate Marshall, IFRC
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 over one million houses were flattened or badly damaged. Two years on, more than 66,000 homes have been built or repaired under the Red Cross recovery operation.
Spread over nine provinces in central Philippines the shelter programme has included the construction of new typhoon-resistant homes as well as cash assistance, training and materials to help some families rebuild themselves.
Le changement climatique franchit des caps symboliques et favorise les phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes
• During the first two weeks of November, availability of essential food commodities and fuel continued to deteriorate in several governorates of Yemen, mainly in those where conflicts and airstrikes intensified (Taiz, Sa'ada, Al Bayda, Al Jawf and Marib) as well as among those affected by the Chapala Cyclone (Soqatra, Hadramout and Shabwa).
Dubai, 24th November, 2015 (WAM) -- The Mohammed bin Rashid Charitable and Humanitarian Establishment has donated AED 2 million to the Emirates Red Crescent in support of its relief and rebuilding programmes in Yemen.
ABU DHABI, 24th November, 2015 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the foundation is sending aid by sea and air to the Socotra Archipelago.
Myanmar: Update on Red Cross flood response
In August, torrential rains and the offshore approach of cyclone Komen caused devastating floods and landslides in Myanmar.
The disaster displaced almost 1.7 million people and took the lives of 132, according to the Myanmar government. Half a million houses and 1.15 million acres of farmland were damaged, forcing the replanting of some 495,000 acres of crops, with serious consequences for the livelihoods of thousands of families.
A specialist in Vanuatu governance issues says the dissolution of the country's parliament could set back much-needed relief programmes.
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Manila, November 23rd, 2015 - The European Commission is providing an additional €300,000 to fund humanitarian assistance to those most affected by Typhoon Lando, known internationally as Typhoon Koppu, which hit the Philippines on 18th October. This funding will directly benefit thousands of small land-holders, farm tenants and daily agricultural labourers in Nueva Ecija, by providing them with cash transfers to support their immediate needs and provide them with income generating activities until agricultural farms in the area are rehabilitated.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
PORT VILA, VANUATU – Japan is providing a $5 million grant, administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to support the Government of Vanuatu’s school rebuilding drive in the wake of Cyclone Pam. ADB and the Government of Vanuatu signed the grant agreement at a ceremony today in Port Vila.