Tsunami

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24 Feb 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

PARIS, 24 February 2017 – Deploying the power of technology worldwide and ensuring that communities know how to act in an emergency are the keys to curbing the risks posed by tsunamis, experts said this week.

Senior officials from the world’s regional tsunami alert centres have spent the past four days taking stock of progress in the development and implementation of warning and mitigation systems.

22 Feb 2017 description

The UNESCO Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (ICG/NEAMTWS) was formed in response to the tragic tsunami on 26 December 2004, in which over 250 000 lives were lost around the Indian Ocean region. After about 10 years, four Tsunami Watch Providers (TWPs) have been established: Turkey, Greece, Italy and France.

17 Feb 2017 description

Nota de Prensa No. 019-2017

Prevención:

Cedeño recibe reconocimiento Tsunami Ready       

::::: Copeco con apoyo internacional realizó el primer simulacro regional con pobladores y cuerpos de socorro de la zona

Cedeño se convirtió hoy en la primera comunidad Tsunami Ready de Honduras al cumplir con los requisitos de preparación y respuesta ante un fenómeno de este tipo.

13 Feb 2017 description

Countries bordering on the Pacific Ocean will test their capacity to handle a major tsunami in an exercise from 15 to 17 February, held to identify possible shortcomings in the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, established under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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.

07 Feb 2017 description

HONIARA, 3 February 2017 -- WHO and UNICEF are partnering with local civil society and the provincial government to deliver health and education supplies to those affected by the 7.8 magnitude December earthquake in Makira province.

A second shipment of emergency supplies which included an additional 10 tents and 35 tarpaulins are used by health centres and schools.

WHO Representative in Solomon Islands Dr. Sevil Huseynova and UNICEF Solomon Islands Chief of Field Office Mr. Yun Jong Kang visited affected clinics, schools and communities in Makira province.

06 Feb 2017 description

Provincial governments and aid organisations are still working to provide emergency supplies and assistance to people in Solomon Islands who were affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in December.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

02 Feb 2017 description

Recent emergencies in Philippines, Nepal and Haiti show the value of sound construction

When a natural disaster hits an SOS Children’s Village, the ability of its infrastructure to resist the forces of nature is crucial to keep the children and staff safe. That no fatalities due to natural disaster have been reported in the history of the organisation is testimony to the construction standards it maintains.

26 Jan 2017 description

There have been 14 earthquakes greater than Magnitude 6.0 since November 2016. Over 9000 people affected and about 4000 houses damaged in Makira and Malaita provinces of Solomon Islands in December 2016.

Other earthquakes escaped major damage, however humanitarian partners in the region are monitoring the occurence of earthquakes and are on high alert for possible response

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

101 million population (2015 ) 49.6% Female 50.4% Male

21.6% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2015)

US$2,899 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

20 Jan 2017 description

Disaster authorities in Solomon Islands are concerned powerful aftershocks will cause more damage to infrastructure already weakened by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in December.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

19 Jan 2017 description

Introduction

This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises.
The main objectives of this guideline are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;

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?

15 Jan 2017 description
report El Universo

Perdernales es uno de los cantones manabitas que cuentan con puntos de Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT). El miércoles se realizaron las primeras pruebas en un punto instalado en las calles González Suárez y Juan Pereira.

El sistema tiene sirenas con alcance de dos a tres kilómetros que alertarán a la población ante tsunamis y desbordamientos de represas.

La vicepresidenta de la República (e), Sandra Naranjo, y el director general del Servicio Integrado de Seguridad ECU-911, Andrés Sandoval, estuvieron en las pruebas.

11 Jan 2017 description

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Solomon Islands early this morning, in an area plagued by tremors since early December.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

09 Jan 2017 description

Synopsis

In December 2016, twelve years after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Aceh was once again struck by an earthquake. However, over the past decade the landscape of responders has evolved and changed and there is need for better understanding of new actors to strengthen coordination during disasters.

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