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Fires destroy nine homes in South Darfur camps

Radio Dabanga

EL SALAM CAMP / DEREIG CAMP (26 Oct.) - On Saturday, a fire broke out in El Salam camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur. Four shelters burned to ashes. On the same day, five homes at the nearby Dereig camp were destroyed by fire.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an El Salam camp elder reported that the strong wind on Saturday fanned a small fire that started in one of the houses so that spread rapidly over the southern part of the camp.

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DavOr LGU provides cash aid to fire victims, rice assistance to villagers

GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL October 20, 2014— The provincial government of Davao Oriental distributed cash aid and rice assistance to families in the village of Tibanban in Governor Generoso last October 14.

Thirty-five families received cash aid while some 2,489 poor families received rice assistance, distributed at the barangay gym.

Personally handed over by Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon, the cash aid distribution responds to the fire incident here last August, which burned residents’ houses down to the ground.

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DWIDP Bulletin July 2014, Series XV

Table of Contents

● Events / Activities

● Water Induced Disaster in Tamor River Sub-Basin, East Nepal

● Permeable Structures for River Training Work

● Determination of Reclaimable Land by Implementation of Levee Structure in a Part of Bagamati Basin

● Glimpses of Non-structural Approaches of DWIDP in Disaster Risk Reduction

● River and Flood Risk in Nepal

● El Nino episode and Monsoon Rain in Nepal

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Disaster Review 2013

DWIDP Concerns: Water Induced Disaster Prevention'


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

MDR00001, July 2014

Period covered: January to June 2014


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


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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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

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.