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Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) n° MDR00001, Mid-Year Update

MDR00001, July 2014

Period covered: January to June 2014

Overview

Fifty-nine allocations were made by the DREF during the first six months of 2014 for a total of CHF 9,166,345. Just under 70 per cent of the amount of allocations were made as grants to support response to small or medium-scale disasters, referred to as DREF operations. Twelve emergency appeals received start-up funding loans. The allocations supported response to 55 different operations by 45 National Societies.

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Reporte de situación nº 509 - Incendio Forestal afecta el distrito de Ayaviri – Prov. Melgar – Dpto. Puno

HECHOS:

El 05 de agosto 2014, se registró un incendio forestal afectando pastos naturales, cultivos y viviendas en las localidades de Mallirapata y Condormilla Bajo distrito de Ayaviri.

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Uruguay avanza en el proceso de preparación para afrontar emergencias y desastres

Uruguay cuenta con las herramientas necesarias para hacer frente con solvencia a un brote de dengue o a incendios forestales, aseguró el experto colombiano Jorge López Jaramillo, quien participó en dos ejercicios de simulación de este tipo de situaciones, en el marco del programa de “Fortalecimiento de capacidades técnicas y operativas” que adelanta el Sistema Nacional de Emergencias (Sinae).

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Extinguishing fire risks in Nepal

ADPC Executive Director Mr. Shane Wright met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Federal Affairs and Local Development of Nepal Mr. Prakash Man Singh in the Government Complex at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.

During the meeting discussions centered around the key issues relating to Fire Hazard Mitigation in Nepal. Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal emphasized the establishment of legislation for Fire Hazard Mitigation, improvement of the Government’s fire-fighting capacity and enhancement of the capacity of fire-fighters from National to district levels.

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Almost 100 beneficiaries from Pasay receive safer homes

Pasay City – After many years of living dangerously along the Tripa de Gallina creek in this city, Gildo Cajuntoy and his family will now have their own home, safe from floods and fires common in informal settlements.

The Cajuntoy Family is one of the 98 informal settler- families (ISFs) from Brgy. 156, Tripa de Gallina, Pasay who was awarded with a new housing unit on Friday, July 25, through the government’s Oplan Lumikas para Iwas Kalamidad At Sakit (LIKAS) project.

The Cajuntoys and the other families were relocated to safer homes in Trece Martires, Cavite.

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Capiceños gear towards disaster preparedness

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 24 (PIA6) – Capiceños are becoming more alert, prepared and cautious to mitigate the impacts of disaster.

Capiz Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) head Ramil Atando said that the people here have become more proactive against disaster such as fire, flood and earthquake.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N° 11/14, 26 mars 2014

Faits saillants

 Territoire de Bafwasende : Environ 20 000 personnes auraient trouvé refuge dans la brousse à Opienge suite à des incendies des maisons.

 Plus de 11 000 personnes déplacées et retournées dans la zone d’Aveba sans assistance faute d’accès suite à l’insécurité.

 Risques des tensions communautaires entre les autochtones et les éleveurs peuls dans le District du Haut-Uele.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Firefighters from USA visit Tacloban and other parts of Leyte and Samar to distribute donations

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 9 (PIA) - Firefighters from San Jose Fire Department, a group called Los Bomberos of Northern California USA, visited the Region recently, to distribute firefighters uniforms and corrugated sheets in Tacloban City and several municipalities of Leyte and Samar.

Los Bomberos is composed of eight firefighters, four of who are Filipinos. Two of the Filipinos can speak Tagalog while the remaining two can understand waray. Of the two who can understand Waray, one could also speark Waray in the person of James Darrel Poblete.

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Thailand + 1 other
Mae Hong Son launches fire preventive measures in four refugee camps

MAE HONG SON, 5 March 2514 (NNT) -- Authorities in Mae Hong Son have held a meetiong to discuss fire preventive measures for four refugee camps in the province.

According to Mae Hong Son Governor Surapon Panas-Ampon, local and UNHRC officials met on Tuesday to devise measures to prevent Mae Surin blaze from repeating itself.

The inferno that razed Ban Mae Surin refugee camp to the ground in 2013 killed 37 people and destroyed homes for 2,000 displaced inhabitants.

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Fire in Islamic Centre destroys 13 houses in South Darfur

Report
Radio Dabanga

GIREIDA (25 Feb.) -

A fire that broke out in an Islamic Centre in Gireida, South Darfur, on Sunday, wounded three women, and burned 13 houses to ashes.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an eyewitness reported that on Sunday fire broke out in the Islamic Centre of Sheikh Ahmaday in Gireida. Three women were injured, two of them seriously.

The fire also destroyed stores and stables. 250 large sacks of sorghum and 180 sheep were lost.

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République du Bénin : Analyse globale de la vulnérabilité et de la sécurité alimentaire (AGVSA), janvier 2014

Data were collected for the Benin Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) in February and March 2013. The analysis was based on two surveys – a household-level survey of 15,000 households and a key informants survey of 750 villages. Results are reliable at national, department and commune levels and they are indicative of the situation in the pre-lean season period. Nationally, 1,1 million people were found to be food insecure (representing 11% of all households). A third of households (34%) were classified as being marginally food secure.

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Fires in West and South Darfur affect more than 40 families

Report
Radio Dabanga

DARFUR (18 Feb.) -

A massive fire on Sunday in the town of Tullus, South Darfur, led to the burning of 40 houses. In West Darfur nine houses were destroyed by fire on Monday.

One of the victims in Tullus told Radio Dabanga that the fire broke out in a thatched hut and spread from there to burn about 40 houses. The losses are estimated at SDG700,000 ($122,000). He appealed to humanitarian organisations and the authorities to help the affected.

Murnei camp

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Thailand + 1 other
Fire destroys homes in Umphien refugee camp

Eleven homes were set ablaze in a fire at Umphein refugee camp on the Thai border on Monday. Residents were forced to dismantle a further 50 homes to prevent the fire spreading, according to the camp’s security coordinator, who said the fire had been sparked by a child playing with matches.

A temporary shelter was erected to house the 60 people affected by the complete destruction of nine homes and damage to a further two. No residents were injured.

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Fire in South Darfur camp destroys 100 shelters

Report
Radio Dabanga

NYALA (3 Feb.) -

An extensive fire broke out at Otash camp for the displaced in Nyala, South Darfur, on Monday. About 100 shelters were destroyed and ten sheep were killed.

A resident told Radio Dabanga that at about 3pm, a fire broke out at Centre 11 of the camp where 30,000 newly displaced were housed. He explained that it was difficult to control the fire quickly owing to a lack of water and sand.