Overview of Disaster Incidences in September, 2015
Flood situation deteriorated in September and along with consequent riverbank erosion, it severely affected much community. Other natural hazards in September include flash floods and land slide. Flash flood occurred on September 1 and 22. The rate of riverbank erosion affected several places in 17 districts. Landslides occurred in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong district. Apart from these hazards, embankment collapse, fire incidents and boat capsize occurred in September.
Overview of Disaster Incidences in August, 2015
By Denis McClean
TEHRAN, 5 October 2015 - Iran’s commitment to ensuring Safe Schools was made clear yesterday as it announced plans to spend $3 billion over the next five years to complete its programme of retrofitting or reconstructing all public schools located in the country’s seismic zones.
The country has also offered to share its technical expertise and knowledge with other countries in the Worldwide Safe Schools Initiative (WISS) launched by UNISDR and partners at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, in March.
Central America - Food Insecurity
• Guatemala - a food insecure population of 1 to 2.49 million people from February until next main harvest in August 2016.
• Honduras, many poor households will have very limited maize reserves after the 2015 drought and will be facing a food crisis by March.
• El Salvador & Nicaragua - the number of people affected is lower but still of concern with critical numbers being reached from March 2016.
The Papua New Guinea Fire Chief says the service will not be able to assist many of the people battling fires around the country.
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CCCM Agency – RSG, UNHCR and LW
A regular CMC meeting was held on 11th August. The meeting was participated by 31 (12 Female) CMC members, representatives from camp based committees (Food Management Committee-FMC) and Women Development Group-WDG).
Shelter repair and maintenance issue was discussed by LWF with Camp Management Committee (CMC) and land owners/hosts on 14th August.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
A fire that reached the highest alarm broke out on 2 March 2015 in the densely-populated compound of Parola in Tondo in the Philippine capital, Manila. More than 10,000 families (50,000 people) were affected, losing homes and essential household items. More than 1,000 houses were destroyed or damaged by the fire. Most of the affected people took refuge in evacuation centres set up by the city government of Manila.
Yangon, 31 Aug—Residents in 13 wards in Shwepyitha Township will soon be provided with clean drinking water from Nyaunghnapin water treatment plant, said Yangon City Development Committee.
New water pipelines will be laid out in the township and existing water pipelines cleaned. The water supply network will include 80 taps dedicated to the prevention of fire. YCDC is currently supplying 205 million gallons of water sourced from Gyobyu, Phugyi, Hlawga dams and Ngamoeyeik water treatment plant.
—Yi Yi Myint, Ohnma Thant
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has launched a new project to deliver clean drinking water to the local communities inside Syria, at a total cost pf $179,000 (QR 651,170).
During the first phase, QRC's office in Turkey purchased four large water tanks to provide drinking water to civilians in Syria.
Generally, water facilities and networks have been destroyed due to the four-year Syrian crisis. There are no official authorities to secure drinking water for households and public utilities.
Ghana’s Embassy in Cote D’Ivoire has through the effort of His Excellency Lt. General P.A. Bay, presented a cash donation of Five Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty Nine US Dollars (US5,459 Dollars) to the management of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) at a brief ceremony in Accra.
The donation which was made on behalf of the June 3 flood and fire disaster victims by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration took place on Monday August 3, 2015.
Overview of Disaster Incidences in July 2015
Bestcare Humanitarian Aid Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization with a focus to provide social service where needed, has presented 12 boxes of clothing to support the victims of the June 3 flood and fire disaster. The items included 5 boxes of female cloths and 7 boxes of male cloths.
The Fiji Cane Growers Council has set up fire task forces and is encouraging farmers to take all means necessary to prevent fires due to drought conditions.
Natural hazards that occurred in June include monsoon flood, flash flood, riverbank erosion, thunder storm, lightening and land slide. Flash flood occurred in first and last week of this month. Monsoon flood that affect 11 districts started on 13th June and still continued. Rates of riverbank erosion have been accelerated in June and during the month it occurred in many places. It continued from 5th June to first week of July and affects 12 districts. Three incidents of thunder storm reported in June.
- It was reported that a fire erupted at Aden's oil refinery on 28 June, due to shelling.The damage and impact on the port operation has to be confirmed.
Limited access continue to impede the humanitarian response operations in Yemen.
Sana’a airport is operational, with UNHAS, Yemeni Airways and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operating flights from Djibouti to and from Sana’a.Sea transport
This report portrays general reflection of the disasters that took place in May 2015 and their impacts and associated response and the early recovery efforts undertaken by the Government and other humanitarian actors. The scope of the report allowed NIRAPAD team to review secondary documents regarding emergency response interventions undertaken in Bangladesh, May 2015. Therefore, the report mainly reflects the information available in published documents.