Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

478 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
16 Aug 2017 description



Le 13 août, des hommes armés ont pris d'assaut un restaurant dans la capitale Ouagadougou et ont tué 18 personnes et blessé 22 autres, selon le gouvernement. Deux attaquants ont été tués. Une attaque similaire dans un café voisin en janvier 2016 avait fait 30 morts.



16 Aug 2017 description

Burkina Faso

Terror attack kills at least 18 people
On 13 August, gunmen stormed a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou and killed 18 people, and wounding 22 others, according to the government. Two attackers were killed. A similar attack on a nearby cafe in January 2016 killed 30 people.


08 Aug 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

GENEVA, 8 August 2017 - Rapid urbanisation and climate change are major drivers of the many forest fires which continue to sweep across parts of southern Europe claiming many lives and significant economic losses, according to a leading expert.

Euronews reports that an area the size of Luxembourg has been destroyed by 677 forest fires this year across the European Union, an increase of 215% over the yearly average between 2008 and 2016.

03 Aug 2017 description
report Diario El Mundo

La alerta naranja continúa en el departamento a raíz de que los focos de quema ascendieron, según la Gobernación, quien pidió a la Autoridad de Bosques y Tierra realizar una pausa administrativa en los permisos de quemas para evitar riesgos.

El sistema de Alerta Temprana registró 291 focos de quema en solo mediodía, por lo que la alerta naranja se mantiene en el departamento. Cinthia Asin, secretaria de Medio Ambiente de la Gobernación, informó que han solicitado a la Autoridad de Bosques y Tierra (ABT) hacer una pausa administrativa para evitar riesgos altos de incendios.

03 Aug 2017 description
report El Comercio

Efectivos del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Quito combaten un incendio forestal en el cerro Puntas, localizado en la parte oriental del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito. El fuego se reportó pasadas las 09:00 de este jueves 3 de agosto de 2017.

Hasta esa elevación se han desplegado 15 efectivos, dos camionetas y dos motos de intervención rápida para tratar de extinguir las llamas.

29 Jul 2017 description
report Save the Children
file preview
English version
file preview
Summary - Arabic version

This report is the result of a fire risk reduction consultancy carried out in Lebanon by a team from Operation Florian in July and August 2016. The consultancy was commissioned by Save the Children Lebanon, in collaboration with the Lebanese Civil Defense, in order to make a situation study and needs assessment.

10 Jul 2017 description

By Nang Mya Nadi

More than 150 ethnic Karenni people have been left without shelter or household supplies after their houses were razed to the ground in a fire at a refugee camp in northern Thailand.

“The fire broke out in Ward 5 of Karenni Refugee Camp (1) at around 10pm on 5 July,” said a refugee in the camp, speaking by telephone to DVB. “About 30 houses were burnt down, but another 30 homes were dismantled to prevent the fire from spreading.”

06 Jul 2017 description
report Bangkok Post


MAE HONG SON - A fire destroyed living quarters at a refugee camp in Muang district late on Wednesday night, leaving about 200 Karen residents homeless.

A total of 36 huts in Ban Mai Nai Soi camp’s pok (living zone) 5 in Pang Moo were reduced to ashes by the blaze, that broke out about 10.45pm on Wednesday. There were no reports of casualties, Pisit Kitbunanan, chief of Muang district of Mae Hong Son, said after inspecting the devastated area on Thursday morning.

The cause of the fire was not known. Authorities were investigating.

04 Jul 2017 description

An emergency team from Qatar Red Crescent's (QRCS) mission in Lebanon immediately intervened to help the Syrian refugees affected by a fire at the Al-Raed refugee camp, Mandara, Beqaa.

Started at one tent, the big fire exploded a gas cylinder and a heating oil tank, destroying the camp's 87 tents, which accommodated 102 displaced families.

19 Jun 2017 description

UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, accompanied by Amy Martin, UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Darfur, and Major-General Fida Hussain, Acting Force Commander, UNAMID, visited the victims of the recent fire at Korma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), North Darfur, on 15 June 2017. The fire occurred on 9 June and destroyed some 700 homes; five displaced persons were killed as well.

06 Jun 2017 description


Sector partners - 11
IDPs in sites – 592,453 indiv. and 1,240,290 in
Host communities/ No. of sites – 207


02 Jun 2017 description


  • Ministry of Health and Sanitation staff and partners were trained on implementation of the stunting prevention pilot in Moyamba district.

  • Homeless storm victims received food assistance in Mile 91 town of Tonkolili district in northern Sierra Leone.

  • WFP, in collaboration with the national disaster management authority, Red Cross and Save the Children, provided food and non-food items to households affected by fire and host families sheltering them in Susan’s Bay area of the capital Freetown.

31 May 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidents in May 2017

07 May 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Hazard Incidents in April 2017

Among the other hazard, fire caused injury of 50 garment workers as well, guttered 10,000 sq. feet warehouse and 28 shops with financial loss amounting to approximately BDT 6.2 million. 8 people died in Sylhet, Jhalokathi, Kishoreganj and Munshiganj due to lightening throughout April.