• Severe bush fires started on 23 November in the two provinces of Haifa and Jerusalem resulting in the evacuation of 60 000 people.
• In immediate reaction to the fires, several Participating States have provided assistance via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
• 10 amphibious firefighting aircrafts, 2 command and logistical planes and 70 people were deployed through UCPM
• 179 flight hours and 216 water drops were operated.
• The last deployment ended on 30 November.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in November 2016
Hazards that occurred in November was only earthquake and three severe Fire incidents in Dhaka, Chittagong and Gazipur.
Description of the Hazard Incidences in November 2016
In November, there are reported two fire incidences – one in Chittagong and the other in Gazipur districts which caused material losses but the fire incidence in Ashulia was sever and caused human casualties.
ATHENS, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and two others were injured after a fire broke out at a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesvos late on Thursday, a police official told Reuters.
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Overview of Hazard Incidences in October 2016
Hazard that occurred in October include launch capsize, building collapse and earthquake. Apart from these, three severe Fire incidents reported in this month. Moreover, light rainfall is seen in many districts throughout this month. Furthermore, in 26th and 27th of October, a deep depression was likely to observed, but it was not turned over to tropical cyclone.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in September 2016
Natural hazards that occurred in September include Boat and launch capsize, Lightening and Riverbank erosion. Apart from these hazards, Fire incident was the only manmade hazard reported in this month.
The Government of Vanuatu and the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Service Agency (ACTESA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to support the mutual exchange of technical assistance in emergency management and strengthen the long-term resilience of the Pacific Island country.
This strategic collaboration has been facilitated in partnership with the Pacific Island Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) which is implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) and funded by the European Union’s €19.37million ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.
The number of hotspots that occurred between January and July 2016 is 72 per cent lower that during the same period in 2015. Last year the number of hotspots started to increase in June, whereas this year there has been no signifcant increase in June and July.
Between June and November 2015 the Government reported 2.6 million ha. of land burned; 90 per cent in Sumatra and Kalimatan Islands.
During 2016 rainfall in July was the second highest after February.
During the reporting period, 9,155 households in North, South, East, West and central Darfur was provided with ES & NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners.
Overview of Hazard Incidence, August, 2016
Natural hazards that occurred in August include Boat capsize, Lightening, Earthquake, Storm, Riverbank erosion, flood and Waterlogging. Apart from these hazard, Fire and Bridge collapse was the only manmade disaster reported in this month.
Over the last 15 years, the use of satellite imagery for disaster management support increased significantly, from seven cases in 2000, to 123 in 2014, according to a recent review published in the journal _Science_.
HURRICANE EARL BELIZE
Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.
The 18th City Council adopted on August 1 Ordinance No. 13097-2016, declaring a portion of Barangay 17 in Cagayan de Oro City as a calamity area.
Legislators also authorized the City Budget Officer and City Accountant to charge the amount of P1,403,100 to the 5% Calamity Fund-Quick Response Fund CY 2016 as financial assistance to the victims based on the list of calamity victims submitted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office.