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15 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Informó la Marina de Guerra

19:00. Lima, ago. 14. Un total de 52 puertos, caletas, terminales y muelles se encuentran cerrados en todo el litoral, como medida de prevención ante la presencia de oleajes anómalos, informó la Dirección de Hidrografía y Navegación de la Marina de Guerra del Perú.

11 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the Phonhong & Viengkham Districts, Vientiane Province, in the northwestern part of Lao People?s Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 1 August 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Phonhong 2,045 ha are likely flooded and in the district of Viengkham 1,077 ha. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.

10 Aug 2017 description

PORT VILA, VANUATU (10 August 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors is providing $8.2 million in total additional financing to continue the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and climate-proofing of roads affected by Cyclone Pam.

The additional funding consists of a $4.1 million loan and a $4.1 million grant from ADB’s Ordinary Capital Resources and the Asian Development Fund, respectively. The Government of Vanuatu is also contributing $1.2 million in the project.

08 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Peru

11:38. Lima, ago. 8.

Un total de 12 puertos, caletas, muelles y terminales del litoral centro y sur del país se mantienen cerrados por prevención ante la presencia de oleajes anómalos, informó el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN) del Ministerio de Defensa.

En su boletín informativo el COEN detalla que en el centro del país figura el Terminal Portuario LNG Melchorita, mientras que el sur está en esa condición el puerto de San Nicolás, las caletas Morro Sama y Vila Vila.

07 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

CATS PRINCIPLES

Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) aim to achieve 100 per cent open defecation free (ODF) communities through affordable, appropriate technology and behaviour change. Some of the key principles guiding CATS are:

• An emphasis on the sustained use of sanitation facilities by every community member, rather than simply the construction of infrastructure.

• The safe disposal of infant and young children’s faeces in toilets.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

As part of the Transforming Surge Capacity project, seven international humanitarian NGOs have come together to test out collaborative app roaches to surge response in the Asia region. This case study highlights how Islamic Relief, one of the platform partners moving towards more regionalised surge systems, has been able to support inter - agency collaboration in the project, and how it used learnings and outputs of the project to improve its own surge mechanisms.

04 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the District of Sanamay, Attapeu Province, in the southwestern part of Lao People's Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 July 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Sanamxay ~5,225 ha are likely flooded.This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.

04 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the Champasack, Sukhuma and Pathoomphone Districts, Champasack Province, in the southwestern part of Lao People's Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 July 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Sukhuma 4,334 ha are likely flooded, 5,619 ha in the district of Champasack and 5,854 ha in the district of Pathoomphone mostly affecting the plains along the Mekong river.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

03 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the District of Khongxedone, Salavan Province, in the southwestern part of Lao People?s Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 July 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Khongxedone ~2,921 ha are likely flooded mostly affecting the central part of the district along the ?Xe Don? river. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.

Highlights

27 Jul 2017 description
report CARE

Since the year 2000, disasters have been responsible for the loss of one million lives.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisations, CARE is one of the first to respond and the last to leave when disaster strikes. But there’s also a lot of work that we do preparing communities for disaster, to reduce their impact.

25 Jul 2017 description

Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Division

1. ESCAP and CFW for the Typhoon “Lawin”-Affected Households in CAR, Regions I, II and III:

  • Targets 200,624 households with damaged houses costing P2,755,713,635.00 at P30,000.00 each for households with totally damaged houses and P10,0000.00 each for those with partially damaged shelters:

  • A total of 161,474 households with damaged houses is targeted to avail the initial assistance of P5,000.00 each amounting to P807,370,000.00;

23 Jul 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.

05 Jul 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has turned over more than 3,500 houses to affected families of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the municipalities of Calubian, San Isidro, and Tabango in Leyte, in partnership with the Australian Red Cross (AusRC).

The accomplishment is part of the recovery assistance phase under PRC’s Haiyan Recovery Operations, which has been implemented in the nine provinces most heavily devastated by super typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

03 Jul 2017 description

Summary

Energy plays an important role in humanitarian response. In disaster-hit areas, energy becomes a rare commodity, along with water, food and shelter. The unavailability of this service hinders the development and resilience building efforts of entire communities in post-disaster situations. However, the value of energy is often overlooked in the humanitarian response system.

30 Jun 2017 description

Activities implemented:

  • Renovated and restocked three community nurseries in Nui, Nanumanga and Nukulaelae with planting materials.

  • Supplied the main government nursery in Funafuti with improved varieties of planting materials imported from SPC’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees.

  • Prepared nursery management training materials.

  • Trained DoA officers, casual workers and kapule community members on nursery management and plant propagation.