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30 Jan 2015 description

Period covered by this update:
1 July 2014 to 31 October 2014

Appeal target: CHF 16,267,217

Appeal coverage: 50 per cent

Appeal history:

30 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 20,000 people still remain in transitional shelters in Zamboanga – a 14 per cent decline in the last three months.

• 19 tropical storms affected the Philippines in 2014; the storm season was less active than the previous year.

• The Government focuses on disaster preparedness, calling for a “whole-of-society approach”.

• Evacuation orders lifted as the Mayon Volcano alert level is lowered.

• The Government invests in long-term solutions to resettle those regularly exposed to the threat of volcano eruption.

30 Jan 2015 description

Points saillants

  • 20.578 personnes se trouvent dans les sites d’hébergement dans l’ensemble du pays, dont 16.894 à Antananarivo

  • A l’exception du district de Vohipeno, les personnes déplacées dans les autres régions rentrent progressivement chez elles.

  • Les niveaux des rivières à Antananarivo ont beaucoup diminué, et l’alerte rouge a été levée

  • 969 salles de classe ont été endommagées, ce qui a perturbé le déroulement normal des cours pour 48.000 élèves.

29 Jan 2015 description

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 29(PIA)—Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Massimo Roscigno was here over the weekend to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor for a P21-M post-Yolanda assistance.

The assistance, according to Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, is intended for livelihood of farmers and fishermen in hard-hit northern Iloilo towns.

Ambassador Roscigno said earlier after Yolanda hit the province they already identified the northern towns of Iloilo for continued assistance, as expansion of their efforts in Leyte and Easten Samar.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Lovasoa Rabary

NAIROBI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Madagascar's government appealed for international aid on Wednesday after a tropical storm earlier this month devastated large swathes of the Indian Ocean island, causing damage worth around $40 million.

Sixty-eight people were killed and 130,000 displaced when the tropical storm Chedza hit Madagascar on Jan. 16, the National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster said.

read the full story here

28 Jan 2015 description

By David Tereshchuk*

January 27, 2015—Severe weather continues to take a tough toll on life in the Philippines. Even Pope Francis’ January visit there had to be curtailed in the Tacloban area, as Tropical Storm Mekkhal, with torrential rains and winds of up to 80 miles an hour, approached. The pope was there to visit survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which decimated the area in 2013.

28 Jan 2015 description

Mozambique

Funding proposals for flood response being finalized

Since the declaration of a red alert on 12 January, heavy rains and floods have affected 157,172 people (32,711 households) in Mozambique and the death toll currently stands at 120. The Prime Minister visited the hardest hit province of Zambézia this week, where 96 people have died and over 38,200 ha of crops were lost due to the storms and floods.

28 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:32 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

27 Jan 2015 description

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Tuesday 27/1/2015 - 18:02 GMT

Sixty eight people were killed in the tropical storm that battered Madagascar over a week ago, according to new figures released Tuesday ahead of a national day of mourning.

"The flag is to be at half-mast on Wednesday.... All festive activities are suspended," the government said.

The hardest hit area of the Indian Ocean island saw 25 deaths, with the majority killed by landslides unleashed by the tropical storm known as Chedza on January 16 and 17.

27 Jan 2015 description
report Plan

Posted by Alex Jacobs, Plan International Director of Programme Quality

How can aid agencies be more accountable to people? Alex Jacobs, Director of Programme Quality at Plan International, shares lessons from Typhoon Haiyan.

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description

Bilan de la tempête tropicale Chedza et des intempéries au 26/01/2015 à 16h

Après l'appel à la solidarité nationale lancé par le BNGRC le 19 Janvier dernier, nombre de donateurs ont répondu à l'appel. En parallèle, les actions d'assistance et de distribution de dons (vivres et non vivres) sont effectuées dans toutes les zones touchées par les intempéries de ces derniers jours.

Vous pouvez télécharger l'intégralité du rapport de situation de ce 26 janvier 2015 à 16h.

27 Jan 2015 description

La terminal de contenedores del Puerto “Guillermón Moncada” en Santiago de Cuba quedará iluminada con una donación del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA). La instalación de este nuevo sistema de luminarias forma parte del proyecto que se lleva a cabo para la recuperación de esta importante instalación portuaria, severamente dañada tras el paso del huracán Sandy.

27 Jan 2015 description
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TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE & SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
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INCLUSIVE AND EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE
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BUILDING RESILIENCE
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INNOVATING FOR RESULTS & SCALING UP INNOVATION
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MOVING FORWARD

Summary

The report covers results achieved in 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region. It illustrates UNDP’s support to poverty reduction and conservation of natural resources, strengthening democratic governance, building resilience and responding to crisis.

 UNDP assisted people in strengthening livelihoods and empowering themselves.

27 Jan 2015 description

Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has recently signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to enhance cooperation and coordination in relation to QRC's humanitarian activities in favor of the drought- and typhoon-affected communities throughout Somalia, particularly in health, water, capacity-building, and community resilience.

27 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

DHAKA, January 26, 2014 – The Government of Bangladesh today signed a $375 million financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) for the Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project. IDA is the World Bank’s concessional arm that helps the world’s poorest countries.