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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.

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19 Jan 2017 description


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.

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09 Jan 2017 description


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.


05 Jan 2017 description

Cases of diarrhoea and conjunctivitis have increased in quake affected communities in Solomon Islands says the aid agency UNICEF.

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05 Jan 2017 description

The island council of Vilufushi in the south-central Thaa atoll has disputed the government’s claim of providing permanent shelter for families displaced by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Speaking at a ceremony held Monday night to mark the 12th anniversary of the tsunami, Defence Minister Adam Shareef Umar said the current administration has completed providing housing for families who lost their homes in the worst natural disaster in recorded Maldivian history.

03 Jan 2017 description

The Report on the 3rd Regional Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies in Asia. The conference was organized by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in collaboration with the Center for Crisis Psychology of Norway and Thammasat University's School of Global Studies in Thailand with support from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


01 Jan 2017 description

(Esmeraldas, 30 de diciembre de 2016) El Gobierno Nacional informa que las pruebas de las sirenas del Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) de tsunamis marcaron la jornada de trabajo de las autoridades este 30 de diciembre en el cantón Atacames.

Encabezados por el vicepresidente Jorge Glas y varios ministros, los técnicos dieron la orden para la activación de la sirena que alertó a la población de la zona costera para la prueba de sonido.

23 Dec 2016 description

In 2016, EM-DAT preliminary data indicates that 301 country level disasters occurred, affecting 102 countries. The impact of which sums up to a total of 7,628 deaths, 411 million affected people, and US$97 billion of economic damages.

22 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• A 7.8-magnitude earthquake that occurred on 9 December near Solomon Islands claimed the life of one person and injured another, damaged or destroyed 439 homes and damaged 21 schools and four health clinics, according to initial damage assessments

• The Weather Coast area of Makira Province, southern Malaita Province and eastern Guadalcanal Province were the most severely impacted; Provincial Emergency Response Teams are verifying the severity and scale of the impact

21 Dec 2016 description


Intensity class VII:
People have difficulty standing. Drivers on the road feel their cars shaking. Furniture may be overturned and broken. Loose bricks fall from buildings and masonry walls and cracks in plaster and masonry may appear. Weak chimneys may break at the roofline. Damage is slight to moderate in well-built structures; considerable in poorly constructed buildings and facilities.

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20 Dec 2016 description

Shelter, health and education are the priority areas for authorities responding to recent quakes in Solomon Islands.

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19 Dec 2016 description


Intensity class V:

Almost everyone feels movement whether inside or outdoors. Sleeping people are awakened. Liquids in containers are disturbed; some are spilled. Small unstable objects are displaced or overturned. Doors swing, close, or open. Shutters, pictures on the wall move.

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18 Dec 2016 description

Outcome of Livelihoods Committee 72 hour Assessment Training applied to the recent earthquake, Workshop sponsored by regional WFP VAM Unit and coordinated by the regional Pacific Food Security Cluster. Finalized and endorsed by Livelihoods Committee Vhair on December 16th, 2016.