Disaster Management

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20 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Monitoring of WFP’s earthquake response indicate a significant improvement in the share of households with acceptable food consumption.
    Virtually all assisted households were lifted out of food insecurity.

  • WFP continues to strengthen its relationship with the Government to explore opportunities for cooperation in 2017.

  • The Government of Ecuador approved WFP’s Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

Operational Updates

20 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.

  • WFP supports strengthening drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.

  • WFP is promoting the reduction of the main gender gaps affecting the economic empowerment of women along the bean value chain.

20 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • The IR-EMOP 201021 has been finalized on 22 December, 2016.

  • The Country Office has presented a proposal to the Government of Korea in the framework of Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Preparedness, for 2018-2020.

Operational Updates

  • WFP has finalized all activities under IR-EMOP 201021. Post Distribution Monitoring has been carried out.

20 Jan 2017 description

by Stephen O’Brien and Stephen Catlin

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In an uncertain world, insurance can form part of a swifter, more predictable and cost-effective response package

20 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

A partir del sismo ocurrido el 17 de enero último, se ha mantenido por encima de sus niveles normales la actividad sísmica, con más de 250 eventos en las últimas 30 horas

20 Jan 2017 description

Dushanbe, 19 January, 2017. The first joint Steering Committee meeting of projects recently launched within UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme for the period of 2016-2021 has been conducted with participation of all contributing agencies, national implementing stakeholders and international partners.

20 Jan 2017 description

ASUNCIÓN, 20 January 2017 – More than 34 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean still suffer from hunger, but the region is boosting its ability to make agriculture sustainable and ensure food security by curbing disaster risk.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and regional body the Organization of American States have worked together with governments to craft a blueprint for implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the agriculture, food and nutritional security spheres.

20 Jan 2017 description

Papua New Guinea's National Agriculture Research Institute is partnering with civil society in the Highlands to help build resilience to future droughts.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

19 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Chile

El trabajo con la PDI ha permitido investigar más de mil casos y lograr la detención de unos 100 imputados.

Seguir rebajando la cantidad de incendios forestales en periodo estival y generar conciencia sobre la responsabilidad humana en la generación de los mismos es parte del compromiso conjunto entre la PDI y CONAF, el cual se potencia con el relanzamiento de “Bosque Seguro” un plan de la PDI que en su quinto año de existencia pretende continuar con sus exitosos resultados.

19 Jan 2017 description

Introduction

This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises.
The main objectives of this guideline are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;

19 Jan 2017 description

El secretario de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional se reunió con Diego Recalde, representante de la Organización de la Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura –FAO- , Beatrice Bussi, y la Jefe de Cooperación de la Delegación de la Unión en Europea en Guatemala, quienes presentaron el Programa First.

19 Jan 2017 description

El pasado 12 de enero en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR) junto con la Cruz Roja Argentina firmaron un convenio marco de cooperación con la Comisión de los Cascos Blancos.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 22 December, the Government of Armenia adopted a decision on the establishment of a State School Feeding Foundation. The Foundation will serve as a main implementation and coordination unit of the Government for the school meals programme.

  • On 21 December, following the request of the Government of Armenia, WFP and FAO organized the first Food Security Coordinating Group (FSCG) Meeting to ensure a coordinated and cohesive response to food insecurity in case of humanitarian crises.

19 Jan 2017 description

Food insecurity and malnutrition in protracted crises: a vicious circle

Protracted crises are situations in which a significant proportion of the population is acutely vulnerable to death, disease, and disruption of livelihoods over a prolonged period of time.

Such crises are extremely challenging contexts in which to fight hunger and malnutrition – the most serious and common consequences – and poverty and account for over two-thirds of international humanitarian assistance.

19 Jan 2017 description

About 12 million people across EthiopiaKenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple **droughts**.

19 Jan 2017 description

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 18 January 2017 (NNT) - Provincial authorities in the South of Thailand have prepared measures to handle another round of flooding as more downpours are expected later this week.

In Prachuap Khiri Khan, people living near Khlong Bang Saphan have been told to notify village heads and evacuate if the river begins to overflow the embankments. Provincial Governor Thawee Narissirikul told every unit to be on high alert for any emergencies.

19 Jan 2017 description

Une volonté réaffirmée de protéger les moyens d’existence basés sur l’agriculture en situations d’urgence

19 Jan 2017 description

Renewed commitment for protecting agriculture-based livelihoods in emergencies

19 January 2017, Rome - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its member countries' capacity to respond immediately to disasters and crises, and to strengthen the long-term resilience of vulnerable farmers and herders.

19 Jan 2017 description

Luxembourg, 18.01.2017 – La signature d’un accord-cadre sur trois ans entre le département international de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Direction de la coopération au développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères permettra d’améliorer l’habitat de communautés dont le cadre de vie et le milieu sont menacés et de réduire l’impact des aléas naturels et socio-économiques.