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26 Apr 2017 description

Esmeraldas (Esmeraldas).- El salón Azul de la Universidad Técnica Luis Vargas Torres en la ciudad de Esmeraldas fue el escenario donde la Coordinación Zonal Uno (Imbabura, Carchi, Esmeraldas y Sucumbíos) presentó a la ciudadanía las acciones cumplidas durante el periodo fiscal 2016.

26 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

Renforcer la résilience agricole pour contrer les effets du changement climatique

L’atténuation et l’adaptation au changement climatique sont devenues des préoccupations majeures du XXIème siècle. Si ces problématiques environnementales concernent le monde entier, tous les pays n’en sont pas affectés de la même manière. Haïti fait partie des 10 pays les plus vulnérables face au changement climatique, et fait face à des événements météorologiques extrêmes, dont l’intensité, la fréquence et l’ampleur sont exacerbées par le changement climatique.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Dhaka - Cyclone Roanu swept through Bangladesh in May 2016, causing floods and landslides, submerging hundreds of homes and affecting up to 3.7 million people across the country.

In the immediate aftermath, 22-year-old midwife Tania Akter was swiftly dispatched to a health facility on the hard-hit island of Uttordhurong Union, in the south-eastern district of Cox’s Bazar.

On arrival, it was clear she had her work cut out for her.

26 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. While the nature and incidences of these crises vary significantly, they affect millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. Some populations are displaced from their communities or countries as a result of crises; others stay where they are, by choice or necessity. Forced displacement is becoming more common with the number of individuals displaced by conflict or violence peaking at 65.3 million in 2015, and an additional 25.4 million people displaced every year due to natural disasters and climate-related events.

26 Apr 2017 description

Executive Summary

Introduction and purpose of the research

It is widely believed that the practice of INGOs recruiting national staff, particularly in support of humanitarian response, can undermine national NGO capacity, but there has been very limited analysis about the ways in which it affects local NGOs’ ability to respond to crises themselves or the impact that it has on their ability to retain high quality staff.

26 Apr 2017 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 26 April, 2016 - Sweden is one of the world’s least disaster-exposed countries and over the last twenty years has had one of the lowest casualty rates anywhere in the world for events linked to natural hazards e.g. there were no reported disaster events in 2015 according to the 2016 World Disasters Report.

26 Apr 2017 description
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Technical annex

The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.

26 Apr 2017 description

By: Gian Libot

Understanding what people need during a crisis is an essential practice for humanitarians. Assessments have been there since the development of professionalized humanitarian response from the floods of Pakistan, to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In the Philippines, which is no stranger to regular natural calamities, the steady improvement of capturing people’s needs has been well documented.

25 Apr 2017 description

New study highlights benefits and costs of action and inaction on drought

Working paper seeks to support policy and practice on drought mitigation and preparedness

25 Apr 2017 description

Several months following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, families were still living in temporary shelters and vulnerable to falling winter temperatures. The heightened risk of weather-related disease outbreaks challenged relief agencies already hampered by commodity availability issues, including limited fuel supplies. USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) identified a need for stronger disease surveillance and health capacities in Nepal.

25 Apr 2017 description

Ashgabat, 20 April 2016: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan Civil Defense Department presented a new project proposal on disaster risk reduction 2017-2020 during the working meeting with line ministries.

The project will help align Turkmenistan's efforts with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

25 Apr 2017 description

By Denis McClean

Geneva, 25 April, 2017 - The EU Delegation, led by DG ECHO Commissioner Christos Stylianides, is set to play a major role at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction next month in Cancun, Mexico.

The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Mr. Stylianides will deliver a statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States, and European Commission representatives will participate in the main sessions and side-events to present EU global efforts to reduce disaster risks.

25 Apr 2017 description

"We felt the earth shake,” Uma recalls of the 2015 Nepal quake. “My brother, Umesh was just in front of me. The stable wall collapsed and I was trapped underneath it. I woke up in hospital, with a strange feeling of loss and in a lot of pain. I was missing one of my legs.”

“After that, I spent a long time at home in my room, until Jay, a Handicap International physical therapist, came to see me. [After weeks of physical therapy], I was given an artificial leg and learned to walk again. It changed my life."

24 Apr 2017 description

Anticipated scope and scale

Sindh province in Pakistan has been experiencing extreme hot and dry temperatures since 12 April. Many rural areas of Sindh are currently experiencing daily highs above 40°C, which are forecast to continue until early May. Average annual temperatures are in the mid-thirties at this time and increase to reach their peak in May and June, when urban areas including Karachi will be severely affected by the heatwave.

24 Apr 2017 description

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, the Vice Chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, met residents of Bogale town, Pyapon District and Kyonkan village, Pyapon township yesterday to oversee preparation works and ensure a proper response to natural disasters.

24 Apr 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Today, on Earth Day, we examine how climate-smart solutions hold the key to lifting people out of poverty.

We have been sharing the faces of the hunger crisis  in East Africa — bringing you the human stories that have sprung from devastating climate disasters in countries like Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

23 Apr 2017 description
report EurasiaNet

April 21, 2017 - 10:11am, by Aktan Rysaliev

Areas of northern and central Kazakhstan has been hit by intense floods caused by heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers, forcing thousands to flee their homes.

The crisis began unfolding on April 11 with the outbreak of intense downfalls. Rivers bursting their banks have barred roads in several northern regions of the country, including around the capital, Astana.

A detailed account of the crisis has been provided by Sputnik news agency.