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27 Jul 2016 description

Typhoon Nepartak left several schools severely damaged, such as National Taitung Senior Commercial Vocational School, Kung-Tung Technical Senior High School, National Taitung University Affiliated Physical Education Senior High School. To help clean up efforts, Tzu Chi volunteers, current student, teachers, alumni and local soldiers all came together to restore the campus.

27 Jul 2016 description

More than 100 volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation have begun relief work in areas of southeast Taiwan devastated by typhoon. Nepartak hit Taiwan on the evening of July 7, bringing heavy winds and torrential rains. It caused the evacuation of more than 150,000 people and the cancellation of air and train services.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Neeta Lal

NEW DELHI, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) - Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two cows at cut-rate prices.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: July, 27/2016 - 09:00

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control and the National Committee for Search and Rescue held a teleconference yesterday to discuss measures to cope with storm Mirinae – the first to batter Việt Nam this year.

Authorities of Quảng Ninh, Hải Phòng, Thái Bình, Nam Định, Hà Giang, Lạng Sơn, Cao Bằng, Bắc Kạn, Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang, Bắc Ninh and Bình Định attended the event.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and to prepare for the impact of the upcoming Typhoon season. UNICEF and partners have reached more adults and children in the first half of 2016 than planned for providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming.
26 Jul 2016 description

Belgium’s USD 300 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) emergency programme in Fiji is assisting more than 5 000 families (approximately 25 000 people) struggling to recover from Tropical Cyclone Winston in northern Viti Levu and the maritime islands.

Tropical Cyclone Winston – one of the strongest cyclones to ever strike Fiji and one of the most severe to ever hit the South Pacific – killed a total of 44 people across the island nation, injured 126 and affected a total of 350 000 (approximately 40 percent of the population).

26 Jul 2016 description
report Pacific Community

Over 20 health professionals from all six provinces of Vanuatu are in Port-Vila this week to scale up public health surveillance with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme.

The week-long training is jointly organised by Vanuatu Ministry of Health and the Pacific Community (SPC) as part of the recovery activities in response to Cyclone Pam project funded by the German Development Bank (KfW).

25 Jul 2016 description
report World Vision

En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.

Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.

25 Jul 2016 description

The charity Habitat for Humanity says it plans a surge in the number of houses it builds in the next six months, in the face of more severe cyclones in the region.

Read the report here.

24 Jul 2016 description

PDC05E - 52A

At 500 AM HST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Darby was located near latitude 19.8 North, longitude 157.3 West. Darby is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast through Monday, with slow weakening Monday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

23 Jul 2016 description

A year of record breaking temperatures is leading to increased incidents of natural hazards, resulting in further calls for support.

New York, 21 July – As 2016 continues to shatter records as the hottest year on record, dozens of countries are feeling the impact through increased frequency and severity of weather events. From droughts to floods and storms, UNDP and partners are seeing increased demand for post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.

22 Jul 2016 description

Cambodia is being reshaped by increasingly complex and diverse population movements. Domestic and crossborder migration is one of the most significant transformational changes in Cambodian society and is set to continue. According to the 2008 Population Census, 26 per cent of the Cambodian population were migrants.Between 2010 and 2013, the Cambodia – Thailand corridor became the 9th most important migration stream globally (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013).

21 Jul 2016 description

The global climate is warming and there is growing evidence that climate variability is increasing in many places; extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in some parts of the world.

Three detailed case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts.

Read the full report

21 Jul 2016 description

Republic of Marshall Islands

Timeline

 February 03, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Emergency.

  • March 08, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Disaster.

  • April 27, 2016: U.S. President Barack Obama Declares Disaster in RMI.

Affected Populations

  • 21,000 people affected by severe drought conditions.

21 Jul 2016 description

Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in partnership with Oxfam Sri Lanka distributed disinfection kits to over 500 families in Shalamulla, Kolonnawa today. This is part of the SLRCS Flood & Landslide Recovery and Reconstruction Operation. People living in this village are one of the worst affected in the Colombo district.

The disinfection kits provided contains toiletries, cleaning equipment, sanitary items that would allow households to ensure that their environment remains clean after the contamination by flood waters.

21 Jul 2016 description

Moulin sur mer, le 18 juillet 2016 - Le Ministère de la planification et de la coopération externe (MPCE) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont ouvert officiellement dans la soirée du lundi 18 juillet un atelier de réflexion et de formation de haut niveau s’étalant sur deux semaines autour du thème : " Vers des villes résilientes : comment concilier les risques naturels et le développement urbain?"

21 Jul 2016 description

The village of Tukuraki in Yakete, Ba is based precariously under a steep mountain which means its risk of being hit by natural disasters is a reality for its community. In January 2012, a landslide plunged through the community killing a family of four and burying more than 50 percent of the village area after a week of heavy rain in the western division triggered the slip. The landslide also wiped out the village access road, fresh water resources, and homes.

21 Jul 2016 description

Around 1,000 women market vendors — farmers who were adversely affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston — have received agriculture supplies that will help in their efforts to replant their crops. The produce will eventually be sold to market.

For market vendor-farmer Adi Menani Tabua from Naqoro Village the supplies could not have come at a better time.