450 displaced people in need of housing after major fire in Kachin camp
Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 targets over 500,000 people for assistance
Government strengthens disaster preparedness with new Emergency Operations Centre
Humanitarian appeal for 2014 was 59% funded
Chapter 1: Introduction
YASSIN LOCALITY (16 Dec.) - A massive fire that broke out in Labado camp for the displaced in East Darfur on Friday afternoon, has led to the death of a woman, and the injury of four others. Hundreds of homes burned to the ground.
“The fire was sparked by children who tried to cook some food,” camp sheikh Ibrahim Adam Baraka explained to Radio Dabanga.
“The fire spread extremely fast over the camp. Salwa Adam El Nur (20) burned to death, and four others sustained serious burns. The camp hospital, a mosque, and 354 houses, were destroyed.”
SIRBA LOCALITY (10 Dec.) - A fire that broke out at Armankul camp for the displaced in Sirba locality, West Darfur, on Monday, destroyed a number of homes.
“The material damage was estimated at about SDG5,000 ($873), besides the loss of 250 (100kg) sacks of millet, 200 sacks of sorghum, 30 sacks of dry okra, and five barrels of diesel,” the coordinator of the Sirba camps told Radio Dabanga. “Many camp gardens were also destroyed.”
By Raman Letchumanan
President Jokowi’s visit to Riau Province recently and his comments on fires and smoke haze have raised hopes across the region. But the mere act of blocking canals on peatlands is, but one, of many interrelated and multifaceted issues he has to tackle.
KALMA CAMP (25 Nov.) - On Monday morning, 98 displaced villagers from the Labado area in East Darfur arrived at camp Kalma East. The fled their homes when pro-government militiamen burned their villages on Friday.
Saleh Mohamed Issa, the Secretary-General of the Kalma camps told Radio Dabanga that the newcomers came from the villages of Chawa and Tebeldiyat Timan.
Issa said that the newly displaced reported that in addition to the villages, vast areas of farms were destroyed. Abdel Jabbar Adam Suleiman and Juma Yousif Adam were seriously injured in the attacks.
EL SALAM CAMP / DEREIG CAMP (26 Oct.) - On Saturday, a fire broke out in El Salam camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur. Four shelters burned to ashes. On the same day, five homes at the nearby Dereig camp were destroyed by fire.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an El Salam camp elder reported that the strong wind on Saturday fanned a small fire that started in one of the houses so that spread rapidly over the southern part of the camp.
GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL October 20, 2014— The provincial government of Davao Oriental distributed cash aid and rice assistance to families in the village of Tibanban in Governor Generoso last October 14.
Thirty-five families received cash aid while some 2,489 poor families received rice assistance, distributed at the barangay gym.
Personally handed over by Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon, the cash aid distribution responds to the fire incident here last August, which burned residents’ houses down to the ground.
Secretariat of the Pacifi c Community's (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division through the Disaster Reduction Programme is committed to working with offi cials and communities around the Pacifi c to strengthen the ability of countries to protect people as much as possible from the impact of natural and manmade disasters.
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Table of Contents
● Events / Activities
● Water Induced Disaster in Tamor River Sub-Basin, East Nepal
● Permeable Structures for River Training Work
● Determination of Reclaimable Land by Implementation of Levee Structure in a Part of Bagamati Basin
● Glimpses of Non-structural Approaches of DWIDP in Disaster Risk Reduction
● River and Flood Risk in Nepal
● El Nino episode and Monsoon Rain in Nepal
DWIDP Concerns: Water Induced Disaster Prevention'
MDR00001, July 2014
Period covered: January to June 2014
Fifty-nine allocations were made by the DREF during the first six months of 2014 for a total of CHF 9,166,345. Just under 70 per cent of the amount of allocations were made as grants to support response to small or medium-scale disasters, referred to as DREF operations. Twelve emergency appeals received start-up funding loans. The allocations supported response to 55 different operations by 45 National Societies.
Pasay City – After many years of living dangerously along the Tripa de Gallina creek in this city, Gildo Cajuntoy and his family will now have their own home, safe from floods and fires common in informal settlements.
The Cajuntoy Family is one of the 98 informal settler- families (ISFs) from Brgy. 156, Tripa de Gallina, Pasay who was awarded with a new housing unit on Friday, July 25, through the government’s Oplan Lumikas para Iwas Kalamidad At Sakit (LIKAS) project.
The Cajuntoys and the other families were relocated to safer homes in Trece Martires, Cavite.
By: Jemin B. Guillermo
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 24 (PIA6) – Capiceños are becoming more alert, prepared and cautious to mitigate the impacts of disaster.
Capiz Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) head Ramil Atando said that the people here have become more proactive against disaster such as fire, flood and earthquake.
Period covered: January to December 2013