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26 May 2017 description

"Las cosas volaban por el aire, por todos lados. No imaginamos que encontraríamos tanta destrucción. No solo yo, sino muchas personas quisieran olvidarlo."

El 16 de abril de 2016, un terremoto escala 7,8 devastó la zona costera de Ecuador; causó la muerte de 671 personas y grandes pérdidas para otras cientos de miles.

Un año después, el país está recuperándose a un ritmo constante, con coraje y espíritu resiliente.


26 May 2017 description

Bishkek, 26th May 2017 – In response to two powerful earthquakes which struck Kyrgyzstan in early May, the European Commission is making available close to € 165 000 (moreover 12 million KGS) to provide emergency assistance to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 2 750 people in one of the heavily-hit districts of Chong Alay in the southern Osh region.

25 May 2017 description


“Things flew through the air all over the place. We didn’t imagine we would find so much destruction outside. Not only me, but many people would like to forget it.”

On 16 April 2016, a 7.8 scale earthquake devastated the coastal area of Ecuador. 671 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands suffered serious losses. One year later, the country is rising steadily with courage and a resilient spirit.


25 May 2017 description
report El Universo

Su último tuit como presidente de la República fue para anunciar el cierre del último albergue en Manabí, creado para los damnificados por el terremoto del 16 de abril de 2016.

Rafael Correa usó esa red social minutos antes de entregar el cargo en la Asamblea. “Hoy cerramos el último albergue oficial de los damnificados del terremoto. La herida nunca se cicatrizará, pero al menos nuestros hermanos ya no duermen en carpas”, posteó.

El exmandatario se refería así al cierre del albergue Llanos de Pedernales, en Manabí.

25 May 2017 description

KATHMANDU – The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today met at the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) to discuss sustainable methods to work together on better preparedness for crises.

24 May 2017 description

Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz
May 2017


This case study discusses government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan.

23 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: May 22, 2017 6:06 PM
VOA News

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it has extended Haitian immigrants’ access to a program of humanitarian protection for six months.

22 May 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 22 mai 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Le Statut de protection temporaire (Tps), accordé à plus de 58,000 migrantes et migrants haïtiens aux États-Unis d’Amérique, sera prolongé de six mois, soit jusqu’à janvier 2018.

La représentante démocrate de Miami (Floride), Frederica Wilson, en a fait l’annonce au journal américain Miami Herald, consulté par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Le Tps, qui a permis à des Haïtiennes et Haïtiens de s’établir en territoire américain, après le séisme du 12 janvier 2010, arrive à expiration le 22 juillet 2017.

22 May 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

Seven years ago an earthquake destroyed homes and schools in Haiti. It was the starting point of Finn Church Aid’s largest humanitarian operation up to then; an operation that allowed thousands of children to return to school and continue their education. What will be the legacy of that work?

21 May 2017 description

From 8 – 12 May, 2017, the Tanzania Red Cross Society, joined by IOM, are celebrating the “International Red Cross Week” in Bukoba. One of the Red Cross displays showcased during the celebrations included an emergency shelter with samples of NFI kits distributed as part of the ongoing IOM supported emergency response project following the 2016 earthquake in the region of Kagera, Tanzania.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description

Dr. Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, President of the Iranian Red Crescent visited the earthquake affected areas in North Khorasan and said that Red Crescent was immediately on the scene in the first hours of the earthquake and provided relief assistance besides performing its rescue operation. "Relief and rescue works were carried out so fast that 500 relief tents were erected to house quake victims by 5:30 am morning of the next day on Sunday," he also stated.

17 May 2017 description

CEBU CITY, May 11 (PIA) --- The series of earthquake drills being done in the country is a way to create a culture of preparedness among Filipinos, an official of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said. Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, Executive Director of NDRRMC, highlighted the importance of doing earthquake drills.

"We are doing this to create a culture of preparedness... Mas marami mag-survive kung marami ang marunong mag-respond (There will be more people who will survive if many would know how to respond)," he said.

17 May 2017 description


  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 M at a depth of 12 km hit northern Iran on 13 May at 18.01 UTC. The epicenter was located approx. 42 km north north-west of Bojnurd city (North Khorasan province). USGS PAGER indicates shaking up to "Very Strong" for 2 000 people and up to "Strong" for 8 000 people.

  • According to official reports, as of 16 May at 9.00 UTC, three people died and 225 people were injured in the city of Pishqaleh (North Khorasan province).

16 May 2017 description


El terremoto de magnitud 7,8 en la escala Richter que azotó la costa norte ecuatoriana el pasado 16 de abril causó considerables pérdidas humanas y materiales en las provincias de Manabí y Esmeraldas.

Además de 671 personas fallecidas y 9 personas desaparecidas, se estima unas 218 000 personas afectadas. El aproximado de viviendas destruidas y afectadas que han sido evaluadas es de alrededor de 16 185. Esto ha causado el desplazamiento de 16 663 personas a refugios y albergues temporales.

16 May 2017 description

The earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale that shook the northern coast of Ecuador on April 16 caused considerable loss of human life and material damage in the provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas. In addition to the 671 deaths and 9 disappearances, it is estimated that some 218,000 individuals were affected. The number of houses destroyed and affected is approximately 16,185. This has caused 16,663 people to become either displaced or to live in temporary shelters.