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19 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

A boy was injured in a large fire that broke out in Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Saturday.

Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of Kalma camp, with more than 160,000 residents one of the largest camps in Darfur, told Radio Dabanga that four-year-old Abdelmajeed Mohamed Abdeljabar sustained burns when the fire broke out at Block 8.

“30 homes were destroyed, and 22 other shelters were partially damaged,” he reported. “Two goats and a donkey burned to death.”

19 May 2015 description

Over 6,000 people and 1,000 units of equipment are involved in stabilizing the wildfire situation in Trans-Baikal Territory. More than 1,300 people and 200 units of specialized equipment are provided by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. An interagency emergency operations center continues working in the Emergencies Ministry Main Office to coordinate forces and equipment.

07 May 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Binh Thuan People's Committee has asked the Government for funds to upgrade 25 seriously degraded dams so that they can store more water as the central province reels from one of its worst droughts in a long time and dams are rapidly running out of water.

In three major dams — Ta Mon, Song Phan, and Tra Tan – water levels are very low while in many others it is at dead storage level, or below the lowest outlet. These reservoirs serve both agricultural and domestic use.

06 May 2015 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Disaster Incidences in April 2015

27 Apr 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 2 March 2015, a fire broke out in the densely-populated Parola Compound of Tondo district, Manila, totally destroying some 800 houses and severely damaging 200 more. The Social Welfare Department of Manila City estimated that almost 10,000 households (50,000 people) were affected, with some 5,000 households (25,000 people) seeking accommodation in evacuation centres in the aftermath of the fire.

24 Apr 2015 description

By Mark Krutov

MOSCOW -- For about two weeks now, wind-whipped wildfires have been raging across the Siberian region of Khakasia. At least 34 people have been killed and thousands left homeless as the fires have scorched hundreds of thousands of hectares.

Russian authorities say about 5,000 rescue workers are battling the blazes, which are still burning and dangerous in the unpredictable weather.

24 Apr 2015 description

The President has set the task to urgently identify the resources required to continue eliminating the consequences of fires and restore housing and other infrastructure facilities. All work should be completed by September 1.

Fires in the Siberian Federal District destroyed almost 2,000 homes, with the disaster zone covering 39 populated localities.

Earlier that day Vladimir Putin visited the shelter for fire victims in Khakassia and spoke with the people staying there.

21 Apr 2015 description

The Russian Emergencies Ministry saved from wildfires over 70 thousand houses in South Siberia, said Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov at the meeting held by Russian president Vladimir Putin in Abakan.

“Thanks to well-timed measures and professional actions of fire and rescue teams and emergency services over 70 thousand houses and infrastructure facilities in South Siberia have been saved from wildfires”, - the Minister said.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Confronting Climate Change

  • Monsoon pattern to become clear by May & June: Chairman NDMA

  • WFP hands over Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in Sindh

  • Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Catalyzing Cooperation: Disaster Diplomacy and its potential to shortcircuit the Climate-Conflict link

  • Muslim Aid completes two more water wells in Tharparkar

  • Steps in Karachi: ‘Restoring peace is PM’s main goal’

16 Apr 2015 description

Farmers in the steppe of southern Siberia have an old tradition of burning dried grass in the spring to fertilize the soil for the coming year. In April 2015, unusually warm temperatures and strong winds turned the tradition into a nightmare. Several fires escaped the control of their handlers and spread rapidly across the dry landscape. According to media reports, escaped fires had devastated several villages, caused the deaths of about two dozen people, and left thousands of people homeless.

13 Apr 2015 description

Moscow, Russia | | Monday 4/13/2015 - 16:35 GMT

by Anna SMOLCHENKO

Twenty six people died and nearly a thousand sought medical treatment after wildfires blamed on reckless human behaviour swept through Siberia, Russian authorities said on Monday.

Some 5,000 rescue workers battled through the night to contain the blazes in the Khakassia region of southeastern Siberia, where 23 people died, said investigators.

Fires also raged in eastern Siberia, claiming three lives including that of a three-year-old girl, authorities in the Chita region told AFP.

13 Apr 2015 description

A fire broke out in the refugee camp Ban Mai Nai Soi in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand, on Tuesday the 7th of April 2015. Fortunately there were no casualties, but significant damage was done and 148 houses were totally destroyed by the flames. Moreover two community buildings (one school and one psycho-social clinic) were burnt to the ground. 185 families – or 1,065 persons – have been directly affected by the fire, and they are now being cared for by the Ban Mai Nai Soi community of more than 11,000 people.

13 Apr 2015 description

At 11 AM in the morning of Tuesday the 7th of April a fire broke out in section 12 and section 1 of the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. Fortunately there were no casualties, but 185 houses and 2 community buildings – a school and a psycho-social clinic - were totally destroyed by the flames. A video filmed by one of the residents can be seen here