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27 Jul 2017 description

Bridgetown, Barbados July 24th, 2017 (CDEMA) – The importance of partnerships in building a more resilient region against the impact of disasters was the highlight at the official launch ceremony of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM10). The launch was held on June 30th 2017 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas.

27 Jul 2017 description

CEBU CITY, July 14 (PIA) --- To achieve disaster resilience in the community, Cebu City and Provincial Disaster Officers emphasized that disaster preparedness must start in the family.

“Whatever activities we did, balik gyud ta sapamilya kay kung andam ang pamilya, luwas ang Sugbuanon,” Katherine dela Calzada, Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer IV of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said during the recent Kapihan sa PIA at the Plenary Hall of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc (RAFI) this city.

27 Jul 2017 description
report CARE

Since the year 2000, disasters have been responsible for the loss of one million lives.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisations, CARE is one of the first to respond and the last to leave when disaster strikes. But there’s also a lot of work that we do preparing communities for disaster, to reduce their impact.

27 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

CO-AUTHORS: KEREN CHARLES, MELANIE KAPPES

Development professionals often complain about the absence of good-quality data in disaster-prone areas, which limits their ability to inform projects through quantitative models and detailed analysis.

26 Jul 2017 description

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a grant to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to assist with the review and strengthening of emergency response procedures in participating states.

26 Jul 2017 description

Bridgetown, Barbados July 24th, 2017 (CDEMA) – The importance of partnerships in building a more resilient region against the impact of disasters was the highlight at the official launch ceremony of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM10). The launch was held on June 30th 2017 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas.

26 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) made landfall over Peñablanca, Cagayan on 19 October 2016 with winds of up to 225 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 315 kph. Haima left 14 people dead and more than 2.4 million people affected in 5 regions across Luzon.

26 Jul 2017 description
report African Union

Lusaka, 21 July 2017 - Southern African countries met on Thursday and Friday to operationalize the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (Africa CDC) Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) in Lusaka, Zambia to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious and non-communicable diseases. The Africa CDC is working to harness the public health assets that already exist in the region including universities, national public health institutes, private laboratories, centres of excellence, non-governmental organisations and veterinary networks.

26 Jul 2017 description

Guatemala’s July eruption of the Volcano of Fire marks its sixth major eruption of 2017, during which time the University of Hawaiʻi–managed Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) and national agencies finalize new tools to help make better decisions faster.

26 Jul 2017 description

BANGKOK, 25th July 2017 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has coordinated with 43 provinces to prepare for heavy rains as tropical storm Sonca lesssens in intensity to a depression and moves across the north of the Kingdom.

The Kok River, one of four major rivers in Chiang Rai province, has been swollen by days of rain. Several pontoons and boats have been swept up against a sluice gate down river, which has exacerbated the situation, with floods being reported by owners of some farms and retail stores.

25 Jul 2017 description

Eloy Alfaro (Esmeraldas).- La identificación de las amenazas y vulnerabilidades dentro de la Cuenca del Río Ónzole, parroquia de Anchayacu, cantón Eloy Alfaro, provincia de Esmeraldas es el proyecto que está ejecutando la Secretaria de Gestión de Riesgos – Coordinación Zona 1, a través de sus Unidades de Análisis de Riesgos y Fortalecimiento de Desarrollo de Capacidades en función de sus competencias y recursos. El proyecto se consolidará en 5 meses.

25 Jul 2017 description

El pasado viernes 21 de julio tuvo lugar en las instalaciones del Ministerio de Turismo la jornada presencial de cierre del curso “Herramientas de GIR para el desarrollo local” con la presentación de los proyectos por parte de cada departamento. Este proceso de capacitación que inició en el mes de abril, combinó 35 encuentros departamentales, 3 encuentros regionales, 2 nacionales (apertura y cierre) y trabajo a distancia a través de la Plataforma Educativa Virtual del SINAE.

25 Jul 2017 description

Entre el 25 y el 27 de julio se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Tacuarembó, el Primer Curso Básico de Búsqueda y Rescate Urbano en estructuras colapsadas. Se trata de jornadas de trabajo teórico-práctico, organizadas por la Dirección Nacional de Bomberos con apoyo del SINAE.

Desde la Dirección Nacional del Sistema Nacional de Emergencias (SINAE) se entendió que la Dirección Nacional de Bomberos (DNB) fuera la institución de referencia para la respuesta ante este tipo de emergencias. Bomberos recoge ese mandato y trabaja en el tema.

25 Jul 2017 description
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Technical annex

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2016) 8795

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

25 Jul 2017 description

Bogotá, 24 de julio de 2017. Con la presencia del Dr. Fernando Bernal, Director Ejecutivo de la Seccional Valle del Cauca, Dr. Francisco Moreno Carrillo, Director General de Salud de la Cruz Roja Colombiana, Dr. Johannes Elsas, Delegado de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja y la participación de 17 Seccionales del país, se dio inicio al Taller Formador de Formadores para el control de Epidmeias transmitidas por vectores TOT, en la ciudad de Cali, el cual se extenderá hasta el domingo 30 de julio.

25 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

Bangladesh graduated to lower-middle-income country status in 2015 and enters the era of the Sustainable Development Goals from a solid base, having made progress in reducing poverty, hunger and undernutrition in recent decades.

Numerous policy instruments provide a conducive environment, and emerging programmes supported by reforms, notably in social protection, have the potential to reduce the levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, which remain high, affecting a large proportion of the population.

25 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides and avalanches, as well as hazards arising from human interaction. Among low income countries, Afghanistan is second only to Haiti in terms of the number of fatalities caused by natural disasters between 1980 and 2015. In the last few years, however, the Afghan Government has increasingly understood how the consequences of extreme weather events and disasters add to existing security risks.