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27 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Drought, war and malnutrition make 2017 a record year for the procurement of emergency supplies for children

UNICEF spends an unprecedented US$550 million in supplies to respond to humanitarian crises

Photos available here

12 Jun 2014 description

Summary

During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.

03 Jun 2014 description

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- New brochure on UN-SPIDER available
- UN-SPIDER speaks at International Peace Institute Seminar
- UNOOSA co-chairs 14th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting in New York
- UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance
- Floods in Balkan: UN-SPIDER compiles list with satellite resources
- UN-SPIDER publishes article in Geospatial World magazine
- 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

03 Jul 2013 description

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you today to the round table on regional civil-military coordination in disasters. To our knowledge, this is the first such meeting in this region and I am happy to see interest in this event from as far as Australia, Europe, Caucasus, Central and South Asia and I am looking forward to open discussions on how we can promote cooperation and coordination between humanitarian and military communities in Central Asia and beyond.

11 Jan 2012 description

Overview

Natural hazards such as droughts, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Moreover, protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

19 Nov 2011 description

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

31 Dec 2010 description

in this issue

P.2 Morocco Red Crescent responds to Flash Floods

P.2 WFP extends Emergency Response to Syria Drought

P.2 Afghanistan: Bleak Outlook for Food Security in 2011

P.3 Numbers that mattered in 2010

22 Dec 2006 description

Location of operation: Central Asia (Tajikistan including cross-border initiatives with Northern Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan)(1)
Amount of Decision: EUR 6,050,000

22 Dec 2006 description

Lieu de l'opération : L'Asie centrale (le Tadjikistan y compris les initiatives transfrontalières avec l'Afghanistan du nord, le Kirghizistan, l'Ouzbékistan, le Turkménistan, le Kazakhstan) (1)
Montant de la décision : 6.050.000 EUR