By Ann Weru
FUKUSHIMA, 31 March 2015 – The fishing industry along the eastern coast of Japan is still reeling from the twin earthquake and tsunami that rocked the region four years ago, demonstrating starkly how disasters can strain key economic sectors and test resilience.
Fukushima has become synonymous with the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011. The 9.0-magnitude quake triggered a massive wave that pushed several kilometres inland, causing death and destruction.
Haiti - L’OIM a terminé la construction de 72 logements dans un quartier vulnérable à Port-au-Prince, la capitale d’Haïti, fortement touchée par le séisme de 2010.
Les fonds ont été fournis par le Bureau de la monétisation et des programmes d’aide au développement (BMPAD) du gouvernement haïtien, dans le cadre d’un projet de 16 millions de dollars coordonnés par l’Unité de construction de logements et de bâtiments publics (UCLPB) qui se concentre sur la reconstruction des communautés touchées par le séisme.
Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Sat, March 28 2015, 10:59 AM
The government’s plan to resettle 1,903 families displaced by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 30, 2009, in West Sumatra, has again been delayed.
West Sumatra Manpower and Transmigration Office head Syofyan said the sluggish implementation of the resettlement program was due to the lengthy process of freeing up a 5,000-hectare forested area for new settlements.
“The permit was issued in 2013 after waiting three years,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.
Haiti - IOM has completed the construction of 72 housing units in a vulnerable neighborhood in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince heavily affected by the 2010 earthquake.
Funds were provided by the Government of Haiti’s Bureau of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD) as part of a USD 16 million project coordinated by the country’s Unit for Housing and Public Buildings Construction (UCLBP) which focuses on rebuilding earthquake-affected communities.
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Four years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered a lot of damage, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is supporting the revival of local community. “Hare Valley”, a community care center for the elderly and other residents to connect socially, is expected to be completed in the spring. Concurrently with the construction project, more than 100 times of club activities took place in 2014, such as calligraphy course, fancywork course, eco-block workshop, ground-golf course, gardening workshop, etc.
On 20 April 2014, 216,859 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Nicaraguan Red Cross (NRC) in the delivery of immediate assistance to up to 3,000 people.
18 March 2015 – The Government of Haiti has made progress towards the holding of elections critical for the country’s stability and development, the top United Nations official in the Caribbean nation told the Security Council today.
Presenting the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré reported that the country had made “measurable gains towards the holding of long-overdue elections” by the end of 2015, despite the lingering “uncertainty” caused by the absence of a functioning Parliament.
The Headman’s Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution in Boushehr Province said: one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six housing units have been constructed at first and second stages of reconstruction at Shonbe & Tasooj affected by earthquake regions of Dashti Township. Heydari added: for first stage was spent amount of three hundred and forty-seven billion Rials as figure of facilities and forty-nine billion and five hundred million Rials as figure of gratuitous aids.
S$11.1m Multi-Purpose Community Hall in Rikuzentakata to serve 20,000 people
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2015 — About 275,000 residents in China’s Sichuan province will have access to better infrastructure services through a $100 million loan approved today by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors.
Five years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti is slowly getting back on its feet. Albeit greatly reduced compared to 2010, humanitarian needs persist. The UN has just launched a Transitional Appeal which serves as an integrated strategic and operational plan for humanitarian and resilience-building actions.
15 March 2015 – Integrating disaster risk reduction into development can save lives and livelihoods, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he toured Sendai, Japan, which was devastated four years ago by an earthquake and tsunami but which today, following an impressive rebuilding effort, is a reminder to the world that “we must turn all of the painful lessons of disasters into new policies for a better future.”
Con la consigna de “resolver y cumplir”, el Gobierno Nacional a través de sus altos funcionarios –Ministros, Viceministros y Directores de entidades, entre otros– estarán visitando el día de hoy el municipio de Ortega en el departamento del Tolima.
Como parte de los procesos de prevención y preparación ante el riesgo sísmico, los colombianos deben tomar conciencia sobre la importancia de construir bajo los lineamientos de sismoresistencia en el País, con el fin de reducir la vulnerabilidad de las comunidades ante este tipo de riesgos.
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, iglesia de Matanza, Santander, se vio afectada por el sismo del 10 de marzo. Esta construcción tiene cerca de 250 años de construida y sufrió daños considerables con el evento natural.
The Director’s Letter
Col. Joseph Martin, USAF
The imperative of sustaining public trust, and the complexity of governance demand strong accountability mechanisms to assure that the governments and other parties managing disaster response carry out their commitments
On March 11, 2015, it has been four years since the Great East Japan Earthquake left nearly 20,000 dead or missing and destroyed or partially destroyed nearly 300,000 homes. Large-scale construction such as banking and raising the ground is underway in the affected areas, construction of disaster public housings and new residential sites at higher land is gradually being completed. Some people started living in the new permanent accommodation, while more than 220,000 people still live in temporary housing.
Fuente: Diario de Centro America
El Gobierno comenzó la segunda fase de la reconstrucción de viviendas para las familias afectadas por el terremoto del 7 de julio de 2014 en 21 municipios del departamento de San Marcos.
La edificación estará a cargo del Ministerio de la Defensa Nacional, según el general de Brigada Julio Chiloy, comandante del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de Guatemala.