On March 14 - 18, experts from around the world will gather in Sendai, Japan for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). The meeting will lay down the guiding framework for how the world addresses natural disasters for the next 10 years.
Four years prior to the date of the WCDRR, a 9.0 earthquake struck 80 miles east of Sendai, sending 128 feet waves six miles inland. The Great East Japan Earthquake claimed the lives of 180,000 and caused $360 billion in damage. Many of the survivors were left with nothing and severely traumatized.
Table of content
- Remembering the Indian Ocean tsunami
- Colombo hosts first regional legislative drafting workshop on International Humanitarian Law
- Health care in Detention: An interview with the Colombo delegation's detention doctor
- Discussing acts of terror and International Humanitarian Law
- 25 years later - A personal journey through the ICRC in Sri Lanka
- ICRC activities: Ocotober-December 2014
The FENAD brick-making factory became self-sustaining two years after its initial financing in 2012
FENAD generates up to US$3,200 per month in profit; it has purchased its own land and provides jobs for roughly 100 persons
It sells quality materials and provides construction-related advisory services to its community
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
L’usine de fabrication de briques FENAD est devenue autonome en 2 ans après un financement initial en 2012
FENAD réalise jusqu’à 3200 dollars de bénéfices par mois, a acheté son propre terrain et fournit du travail à une centaine de personnes
Elle vend des matériaux de qualité et fournit des services de conseil en construction à sa communauté
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami that killed 283,000 people. We help people in devastated communities to rebuild their lives and their homes. In 2011, we began long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Here are some of the areas in which we’ve been engaged:
During the past 10 years since the end of December 2004, we have been able to support living of more than 200,000 people by receiving about 620 million yens for emergency aid from Ajinomoto Co. Inc., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kao Corporation, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. , Japan Platform, Japan Team of Young Human Power, Chabo!, Felissimo, Smile Heart Club of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. Management Organization for Postal Savings and Postal Life Insurance, Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association and many other individuals.
Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives
• From January to December 2014, 45,088 IDPs (14,193 families) were relocated from IDP camps to neighborhoods thanks to rental subsidy programs. 163 IDP sites were closed as a result.
• As of December 2014, there was a 53% reduction in the number of cholera cases compared to the same period last year.
• 53% of nutritional coverage provided in areas most affected by severe acute malnutrition.
Ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004. With a view to gathering, learning and sharing from experiences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters in the region that occurred between 1993 and 2013, the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project (TGLLP) was created. The project sought to deliver three principle outcomes: a global lessons learned study, a Discovery Channel documentary tracking the recovery, and a disaster recovery toolkit for recovery practitioners.
Cinq ans après le tremblement de terre qui a ravagé le pays, Haïti a fait des progrès importants bien que d’immenses défis demeurent. En dépit de la fragilité politique et structurelle, les progrès sociaux et économiques sont indéniables.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a violent earthquake that left some 200,000 people dead, 300,000 injured and 2.3 million homeless. Five years on, Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde/MdM) – present in Haiti since 1989 – remains mobilized and, among other activities, is fighting alongside the Haitian people to end the cholera epidemic that continues to ravage the country.
The abject failure to sustainably rehouse tens of thousands of people who lost everything in the devastating 2010 earthquake must be a top priority for the new Prime Minister of Haiti, Evans Paul, said Amnesty International in an open letter sent to the politician today.
More than 79,000 people are still living in makeshift camps in deplorable conditions, meanwhile violent forced evictions continue.
La nécessité de reloger durablement des dizaines de milliers de personnes ayant tout perdu dans le tremblement de terre de 2010 doit être la priorité du nouveau Premier ministre haïtien Evans Paul, écrit Amnesty International dans la lettre ouverte qu’elle lui a adressée lundi 2 février 2015.
Plus de 79 000 personnes vivent toujours dans des camps de fortune, dans des conditions déplorables, tandis que les expulsions forcées se poursuivent avec violence.
Tôt dans la matinée du 24 janvier 2015, la mission du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU a visité les réalisations du projet 16/6 dans deux quartiers ravagés suite au séisme du 12 janvier: Nerettes et Morne Hercule.
La mission a constaté que la vie reprend peu à peu dans ces quartiers où même la circulation était impossible après la catastrophe. La résilience de la population a eu raison de la catastrophe et de ses conséquences annoncées. Dans son rapport, la mission a salué la détermination et le courage du peuple haïtien.
The Humanitarian Response Fund (earlier called Emergency Response Fund) mechanism was introduced in Indonesia in 2001 to address emergency needs, by providing humanitarian NGOs, including national NGOs, with a rapid and flexible funding mechanism to meet short-term emergency priorities in vulnerable communities. Between 2001 and 2004, the Fund was mainly used to support various emergency response projects in post-conflict areas in Aceh, Maluku, North Maluku, Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan provinces.
Ciudad Belén, proyecto habitacional desarrollado por el Gobierno Sandinista en Managua, será la morada de unas 10 mil personas víctimas de inundaciones, derrumbes y terremotos el pasado año.
Este nuevo barrio edificado por orientación del Presidente de la República, Comandante Daniel Ortega, y la Compañera Rosario Murillo, Coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía, va floreciendo con nuevas facilidades poco a poco.
Este fin de semana se trasladaron 75 familias a Ciudad Belén que estaban albergadas en Las Mercedes.
The Director General’s Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution in Elam Province said: Now, function of reconstruction and construction of three thousand three hundred and twelve housing units have fifty percent physical progress.
Shahbazi expressed: from eight thousands and four hundred damages units at this earthquake, more than two thousands three hundred units were introduced for reconstruction to agent banks at Abdanan and Dehloran Townships.
He continued: ten thousands housing units have been recognized for requirement to reconstruction at these regions.
Since 2008, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has committed its resources and manpower to helping the people of Haiti through projects and applications parallel with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations set in the year 2000. Although projects began in 2008, aid efforts were increased in 2010 in the wake of the Haitian earthquake of that year. Because of the devastation and damage caused by the earthquake in 2010, relief and aid efforts extended beyond short-term emergency aid to mid to long term projects, which in turn effectuated all 8 of the United Nations’ MDGs.
Introduction and purpose of the study
On 26th of December 2004, an earthquake 240 kilometres off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive Tsunami which devastated nearby coastal areas of South-east and South Asia and affected countries as far away as East Africa. In total, an estimated 230,000 people were killed and 1.8 million people were displaced and in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India there was widespread destruction of houses and livelihoods.
Purpose of the study 1
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Le FRH est un fonds fiduciaire multi-bailleurs mis en place par le Gouvernement avec le soutien des bailleurs de fonds pour des financements en appui au Plan d’Action du Gouvernement haïtien (GH) pour le Redressement National et le Développement, à la suite du séisme de janvier 2010. La Banque Mondiale assure le Secrétariat ainsi que le rôle de Fiduciaire du Fonds.