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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Trafigura’s toxic legacy in Côte d’Ivoire


Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump

Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.

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PACC Technical Report No. 4 - Vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment for Ontong Java Atoll, Solomon Islands

The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile August 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population

As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer.

Main Occupations

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El Salvador: Annual Report 2013 - MAASV002


Crime and violence threaten social development and economic growth in El Salvador and negatively affect the quality of life of its citizens. After a sharp and sustained increase in the levels of violent crime since 2000, the murder rate peaked at 71 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009, declining slightly to 69 in 2011.

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USAID announcements at the African Leaders’ Summit for Monday, August 4th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the following:

Food Security, Climate Smart Agriculture and Resilience

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A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat is a significant public health concern in India; extreme heat hazards are projected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Few of the factors driving population heat vulnerability are documented, though poverty is a presumed risk factor. To facilitate public health preparedness, an assessment of factors affecting vulnerability among slum dwellers was conducted in summer 2011 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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La Organización Meteorológica Mundial y la OMS unen fuerzas frente al cambio climático

UN News Service

08 de julio, 2014 — La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM) anunciaron este martes que van a aunar esfuerzos para abordar de forma conjunta el creciente impacto del cambio climático sobre la salud pública.

Esas organizaciones de la ONU han creado una Oficina sobre el Clima y la Salud para estudiar el riesgo de fenómenos como las temperaturas extremas, las inundaciones, las sequías y los ciclones.

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L'OMM et l'OMS établissent un bureau commun pour le climat et la santé

Genève, le 8 juillet 2014 (OMS/OMM) – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé et l'Organisation météorologique mondiale s'allient pour parer aux risques accrus que font courir à la santé humaine les aléas météorologiques et climatiques, tels que les températures extrêmes, les inondations, les sécheresses et les cyclones tropicaux.

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WMO and WHO Establish Joint Office for Climate and Health

Press Release No. 996

For use of the information media

Not an official record

Geneva, 8 July 2014 (WHO/WMO) - The World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization have joined forces to tackle the increasing risks to human health posed by weather and climate hazards such as extreme temperatures, floods, droughts and tropical cyclones.

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Toxic footprint of Syria’s War

Peace Direct

July 7 2014: Pieter Both and Wim Zwijnenburg, from PAX, discuss the long term health and environmental impacts of Syria's civil war.

Syria’s ongoing civil war has already resulted in over hundred-and-fifty thousand casualties and has brought enormous destruction in cities and towns all over the country. Apart from the direct impact of the armed conflict on the lives and livelihoods of Syrian citizens, health and environmental impacts are emerging as problems that deserve immediate as well as long term attention.

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Millennium Development Goals Report

United Nations

Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015: UN report

With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions

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Guatemalan Red Cross Annual Report 2013 (MAAGT002)

This report covers the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013


According to the last Human Development Index, Guatemala has improved by 35 per cent between 1980 and 2012, which is a significant result, but is still insufficient to bring the country up from the lowest rung on the ladder of Latin American countries. In the various departments the index values vary widely, with the lowest values being recorded in the northwestern regions of the country, where the indigenous populations are located.

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Strategy Paper for the Belgian Fund for Food Security


The Belgian Fund for Food Security (BFFS) is a unique financing instrument that focuses on improving the food security of vulnerable populations in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa at great risk of food insecurity.

The fund was established in 2010 by an act of the Federal Parliament. It is financed by the National Lottery and secondarily, by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) which injects additional resources. It is a unique instrument of development since it is the result of a parliamentary initiative, fed by Lottery funds.

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Emerging El Niño Conditions: Notes for the Global Health Community

With a moderate El Niño expected to develop later this year, the global health community is closely monitoring seasonal climate forecasts. A new bulletin released by the IRI addresses ways in which health decision-makers can use climate information to reduce the potential for negative health impacts. IRI is a a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Early Warning Systems for Malaria and Other Climate Sensitive Diseases.

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Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR, Southasiadisasters.net Special Issue no.113, June 2014

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

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Climate Displacement and Resilient Communities: Lessons from the case of Manatí, Colombia [EN/SP]

Also posted in Spanish

CDKN has recently published a Policy Brief derived from the project “Growing up in Adversity”, led by CDKN and the University of El Norte. The document presents the methodology of psycho-social intervention that was implemented among 90 families in a shelter in Manatí, Atlántico Department in Colombia, who were victims of flooding produced by the “La Niña” phenomena (2010-1011) and who were displaced as a result.

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Uganda + 3 others
Uganda Emergency Update - 4 - 10 June 2014

Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest

Main Highlights

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees assisted since 16 December 2013 is now 110,657 in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo districts of Uganda. Together with those registered in Kampala (3,636), the total number assisted is now 114,293.

  • A PSN verification exercise was concluded in Kiryandongo and one is underway in Arua for refugees in Koboko (Congolese) and Rhino Camp (South Sudanese).