Tropical Cyclone

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24 Aug 2016 description

After the emergency relief aid to the survivors of Typhoon Nepartak in Taiwan, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation continuously cooperates with Tzu Chi Hospital to provide free medical care for them.

24 Aug 2016 description

Emergency Appeal

Operation no. MDRDM002

Date of Issue: 23 August 2016

Glide number: TC-2015-000119-DMA

Date of disaster: 27 August 2015

Operation start date: 10 September 2015

Operation end date: 10 April 2016

Host National Society: Dominica Red Cross Society

Operation budget: 889,493 Swiss francs (CHF)

Number of people affected: 28,000

23 Aug 2016 description

Description

The development objective of the Infrastructure Reconstruction and Improvement Project for Vanuatu is to reconstruct and/or improve the disaster and climate resilience of selected public sector assets in provinces impacted by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam, and to provide immediate and effective response to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency.

23 Aug 2016 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 22, 2016 – On August 18, CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a payout of US$261,073 to the Government of Belize under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country on August 4 & 5 during Hurricane Earl. CCRIF’s prompt payment to the Government demonstrated its commitment to provide policy payouts within two weeks after a qualifying hazard event.

22 Aug 2016 description

Pacific women's voices crucial for disaster management.

The region is often hit by natural disasters with major cyclones devastating Vanuatu and Fiji in the past 18 months.

Aleta Miller of the UN Women's Fiji office says women are more affected than men in the aftermath and should be included in disaster management planning.

But she said aid agencies often cast women as victims first and risk ignoring what is truly needed.

22 Aug 2016 description

By Corinne Ambler, IFRC

Sam Naborokia has experienced many cyclones in his 83 years, but none as destructive as Tropical Cyclone Winston. When Winston struck his village on 20 February this year, the wheelchair-bound grandfather feared the worst.

“My grandchildren came and carried me and put me under the bed. Then as the storm got stronger they put me under the house. I felt so alone under there and when the morning came I crawled out and saw that there was no house,” he said.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Children in primary schools around the country will soon receive psychosocial support resource materials to help them overcome the trauma they experienced following Tropical Cyclone Winston earlier this year.

This follows the launch of resource materials by the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy today at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

The materials, mostly books with true local stories that children can relate to, were developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

8/18/2016

Australia has offered to assist Fiji establish a network of civilian disaster response teams to improve its ability to deal with events such as Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The issue was raised at a meeting in Suva today when the Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, gave a briefing on the cyclone relief effort to the visiting Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

22 Aug 2016 description

Fiji's Red Cross says the country's rebuild is being hindered by problems accessing building supplies.

Read the story at Radio New Zealand.

21 Aug 2016 description

The Australian Government will rebuild several schools in Ra and on Koro Island as part of its contribution to Fiji’s recovery and reconstruction following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, made the announcement today while visiting Vatukacevaceva Village School with Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Dr Mahendra Reddy. Vatukacevaceva Village School, located just outside Rakiraki in Ra Province, is one of the schools that will be rebuilt.

20 Aug 2016 description
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SITUATION

• TC DIANMU made landfall on 18 August in Guangdong (China) as a Tropical Storm; then it reached northern Vietnam on 19 August morning.

• As of 19 August morning, media reported 40 000 people evacuated and 200 houses damaged in Hainan province (China), one dead and at least 360 people evacuated in northern Vietnam.

20 Aug 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Storm Dinamu swept through the northern port city of Hải Phòng to the northern Ninh Bình Province after making landfall in the mainland yesterday, bring in heavy rains to the northern and northern central regions, the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre said.

The storm, the third of its kind to hit Viet Nam so far this year, was 20.7 degrees north and 106.4 degrees east at 2pm yesterday in the area of Hải Phòng city and Thái Bình province, hitting localities with maximum wind speeds of 90km per hour, the centre said.

20 Aug 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DIANMU made landfall on 18 August early morning (UTC) in Guangdong (China) as a Tropical Storm continued moving east slightly strengthening. As of 19 August early morning (UTC), about 40 000 people are reported to have been evacuated and 200 houses have been damaged in Hainan province (China).

  • On 19 August at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 75 km south-east of Hai Phong city and 200 km south-east of the capital Hanoi. It had max. sustained winds speed of 74 km/h (tropical storm).

19 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

In the wake of severe flooding across Bangladesh, India, China and Nepal, Save the Children warns that years of development progress could be eroded if education isn’t prioritised during the emergency response.

Intense flooding in South and East Asia has so far affected almost 40 million people since June, including approximately 10 million children, bursting riverbanks, washing away homes and destroying crucial infrastructure.

19 Aug 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Storm Dianmu has made landfall from the northern Hải Phòng port city to the northern Ninh Bình province this afternoon, the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre said.

The storm, the third of its kind to hit the country so far this year, is moving west at 15km to 20km per hour and was located off the provinces extending from Hải Phòng to Ninh Bình at 10am on Friday, with a maximum wind speed of 100km per hour, the centre said.

19 Aug 2016 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Dianmu landed in south China's Guangdong Province on Thursday afternoon, bringing torrential rain to much of the region.

This year's eighth typhoon landed in Dongli Township in the city of Leizhou at 3:40 p.m. on Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rainfall, which local authorities say could cause landslides in the region.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Figures released today by UNHCR and IOM show that forced displacement across Yemen is on the rise. The conflict has now uprooted 3,154,572 people which include 2,205,102 individuals who remain displaced across the country and some 949,470 displaced people who have attempted to return home.

The figures appear in the latest report of the Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM), a technical working group led by UNHCR and IOM as part of the humanitarian response to the crisis in Yemen.

19 Aug 2016 description

On 20 February, Cyclone Winston slammed into the Pacific Island Nation of Fiji. The Category Five tropical storm left immense damage in its wake, damaging or destroying more than 32,000 houses and affecting more than 350,000 people across the country.

19 Aug 2016 description

KEY 10TH REPORT DATA AT A GLANCE

Indicative information collected at the community level from key informants;

  • Conflict IDPs: 367,517 households/2,205,102 individuals

    • Natural disaster IDPs: 4,124 households/24,744 individuals
  • Conflict displaced returnees: 158,245 households/ 949,470 individuals