US$150.3 million needed for Fast-Track Priorities from the Iraq Strategic Response Plan
Measles outbreak reported at Arbat Camp
Growing concern over humanitarian conditions in al-Baghdadi
Water trucking reaches 100,000 beneficiaries in Anbar towns
February 16, 2015 (BENTIU) – Fire has destroyed 102 shelters in a UN compound in Unity state for internally displaced people, according to residents who have resided at the site since the country’s current crisis erupted in mid-December 2013.
In an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune by satellite phone that the fire started when a woman lit a charcoal fire.
Most of shelters in various UN camps are made locally from flammable goods such as wood and grass.
ISIL seizes large parts of al-Baghdadi
WFP begins food distributions in Zummar and AlQuosh; assessments ongoing
In Erbil, 1,000 IDPs at Debagah site in need of WASH assistance
Situation in Kirkuk remains tense. Aid agencies operate with caution
Further support for Al-Wand IDP camp needed (Diyala)
• Arbat IDP camp population tops 16,000 individuals; concern over overcrowding rises
• More than 131,000 IDP families receive kerosene assistance
• New Alyawa Camp in Diyala to close in February
• Situation in Kirkuk still tense. Aid agencies operate with caution
• NGOs to carry out assessments in newly retaken areas of Ninewa Governorate
• More fire awareness needed in camps, after injuries and deaths reported
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.
An average of 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). With this number, the United Nations declared the country as one of the most disaster-prone in the world.
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.
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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