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05 Feb 2016 description

Oficiales de protección civil de Cuba y República Dominicana anunciaron un incremento de su colaboración en un sistema de alerta temprano ante eventos hidro-meteorológicos extremos, como sequias y huracanes, que impactan directamente la seguridad alimentaria de la población, en un encuentro organizado por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) en Cuba.

05 Feb 2016 description

The Myanmar Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. In 2015, US$ 5 million was allocated to partners for life-saving humanitarian work in Myanmar, including US$ 1.3 million for the emergency response to the floods and landslides in Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Rakhine.

04 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance

Since re-establishing its presence in the Philippines in 2006, WFP has supported school feeding, supplementary feeding for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years of age, provision of micronutrient powders, general food distribution (GFD), cash for assets (CFA) and cash for training (CFT) in Mindanao. WFP pays particular attention to the empowerment of women across all activities, for example, CFT projects that chart income-generating paths for women.

04 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

3rd February 2016 Tonga will be benefit from state-of the art techniques that allow them to assess risks from natural disasters such as tropical cyclones and earthquakes under the assistance provided under the joint Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) .

PCRAFI assists participants from line Ministries, especially the Ministry of Finance and the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO), in risk modelling and risk profiling.

That will help government draw up risk reduction measures.

03 Feb 2016 description

Catholic Relief Services conducted an in-depth study to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the modalities for delivering shelter and Wash assistance in its Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. This study, Pintakasi hopes to contribute valuable lessons learned and share best practices from the program with the shelter/WASH recovery communities of practice in the humanitarian sector as a whole.

02 Feb 2016 description

Yangon – January 29 2016 - Six months on from the devastating floods that struck Myanmar, around 400,000 people have received emergency assistance and support in their recovery from the Myanmar Red Cross Society and its partners in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

At their peak the floods affected over 9 million people across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions. The floods temporarily displaced over 1.7 million people and destroyed 15,000 homes as well as more than 840,000 acres of agricultural crops.

02 Feb 2016 description

On this Edition

  • AHA Centre Emergency Response Organisation Exercise
  • Annual Disaster Report
  • INSIGHT
  • Steps for Continuous Improvement in
  • Emergency Operations at AHA Centre
01 Feb 2016 description

When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central **Philippines** on 8 November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security.

01 Feb 2016 description

In November of last year, Typhoon Koppu hit the Philippines hard, especially in the province of Nueva Ecija. Then Typhoon Melor in December brought yet another wave of disaster and some of the onion seeds Tzu Chi gave were damaged. So, Tzu Chi volunteers mobilized once again to distribute more onion seeds, ahead of the planting season.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

28 Jan 2016 description

The number of severely malnourished children has spiked in northern Arakan state in Burma, a European Union agency said, after floods six months ago dealt a new blow to an area home to a persecuted population with little access to basic services.

About 90 percent of the people in northern Arakan [Rakhine] State are Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority that faces discrimination and violence in mostly Buddhist Burma. The government does not recognise them as citizens, and many Rohingya are excluded from healthcare, education and employment.

27 Jan 2016 description

On December 14th, typhoon Melor, known in the Philippines under the name of ‘Nona', struck the Philippines, killing 42 people and causing over 1.2 million euros in damage.

27 Jan 2016 description

Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda from Barangays Sto Nino, Sagrada, Quezon, and Old Busuanga in Busuanga, Palawan check on their mudcrab pens constructed in mangrove areas in their community.

The construction of the mudcrab pens was funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), which provided P754,000 under the ‘Yolanda’ Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP).

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 3,284,640
Total affected children (under 18): 1,970,784
Total people to be reached in 2016: 66,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 53,700

2016 programme targets

Nutrition

• 45,000 mothers/caregivers accessed infant and young child counselling for appropriate feeding

• 1,450 children aged 6 to 59 months admitted to SAM programmes

• More than 75 per cent recovery rate for children treated for SAM

Health

26 Jan 2016 description

AUTHORS

Mari Sato Yasuka Nakamura Fumi Atogami Ribeka Horiguchi Raita Tamaki Toyoko Yoshizawa Hitoshi Oshitani

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