Out of 2.7 million hectares of agricultural land in Nepal, only 1.3 Mha have irrigation facilities. The majority of irrigation systems are small and medium-scale. Agriculture is a mainstay of the economy of Nepal, providing about 33% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and supporting the livelihoods of most of the population. Livelihoods based on agriculture are vulnerable due to the monsoon climate and the topography.
By Venus G. Villanueva
KALIBO, Aklan, 22 June (PIA6) -- Identified “Yolanda” beneficiaries from Aklan’s 8 municipalities are set to receive assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy or SMERA.
The beneficiaries will come from the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Libacao, Batan, Altavas, Balete, Banga and Madalag, according to DTI-Aklan OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen Iturralde, who shared this information during the “DTI Meets the Media” activity here recently.
But plenty of ideas on how to sort out the problems are emerging, from organising slumdwellers to simply deciding which are the key risks to take on first
By Laurie Goering
LONDON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Karonga, a lakeside city of about 60,000 in northern Malawi, face no shortage of risks.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rains during the period of January-March 2017 within the Cuvelai River Basin in Angola and localized rainfalls in Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati resulted in localized flooding in Iishana (shallow flood plains).
In May 2014, Serbia experienced its most severe flooding in more than a century, affecting 22% of its population, displacing 32,000 families and claiming 57 lives. A Recovery Needs Assessment supported by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) also revealed that in a matter of weeks, an estimated 125,000 people fell below the poverty line, illustrating the country’s vulnerability to extreme weather events.
A massive wall of water roared through a village in Tibet’s Sog county at the weekend, washing away several houses and damaging others in an incident local sources blamed on melting glaciers, the village leader told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Tuesday.
The June 16 incident in Sog (in Chinese, Suo) county’s Gyalchen township in the Nagchu (Naqu) prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region has resulted in “major hardships” for residents of the area, Yangphel, chief of Gyalchen’s No. 5 Village, said.
Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)
Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict
Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
La communauté humanitaire mobilisée pour accompagner le Gouvernement en cas d’urgence.
5,82 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire aigüe à travers le pays (IPC Février 2017).
Huit mois après Matthew des personnes affectées vivent encore dans des conditions précaires notamment dans les zones difficiles d’accès.
Lancement de la saison cyclonique 2017
At least five more people have died in fresh landslides, raising the death toll to 164. Many more are injured, in need of life saving assistance or still missing. More than 6 000 people are taking refuge in 42 shelters.
The rain has also caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, with significant damage to road and communications infrastructure. Some remote communities remain cut off since 13 June.
Despite improved delivery of emergency humanitarian assistance in many parts of Somalia, the food security situation and nutrition continue to deteriorate rapidly. A combination of severe food insecurity, high acute malnutrition, and high disease burden continues to plague millions. (FSNAU/ FEWS NET, 29th May 2017).
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Flood As a consequence of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, heavy rains poured Mindanao. The situation has triggered flooding in Maguindanao. Based on the latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 21 municipalities in Maguindanao Province were affected by flood. Nearly 303,000 people were reportedly affected by this situation.
In May, floods reported in northern parts of the country, including in East Luwu District of South Sulawesi Selatan on 12 May casued seven deaths and 11 injuries. In East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra and West Sumatra, floods caused one death and at least 32,000 people temporarily displaced.
BMKG reported that majority of the country experience normal dry seasons, with delayed start in its many parts including in Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua.
The last decade has seen major growth in humanitarian need, putting the international humanitarian system under pressure and stretching donor resources. Within this context, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) introduced multiyear humanitarian funding (MYHF) for protracted conflicts in 2014. This recognised the long-term nature of many of the top recipients of humanitarian aid, as well as the complexity of the contexts in which they were operating.
After battered by heavy rain, flash flood hit and inundated Hulu Langat, Selangor State and Batang Padang, Perak State. In Hulu Langat, 98 families or 398 people were evacuated by the local disaster response authority. Four evacuation centres were also established to serve the evacuees.
Meanwhile in Batang Padang, 12 families/48 people were also evacuated. One evacuation centre was set up to accommodate the evacuees.
Affected Families: 108
Affected Persons: 446