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19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

24 Dec 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) expressed its gratitude to the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines for its humanitarian aid amounting to USD 100,000 or P5.1-million that will benefit the families devastated by the recent Tropical Storm Urduja in the Visayas.

PRC Secretary General Atty. Oscar Palabyab personally received the donation from Chinese Embassy to the Philippines Counsellor Sun Yi at the PRC National Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Lifang

BEIJING, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese central government has allocated 5.7 billion yuan (about 865.6 million U.S. dollars) in relief funds to help people in disaster-hit regions get through the winter.

The fund will help solve difficulties caused by disasters, including food shortages and inadequate clothing and heating, during winter and spring, according to a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

County-level authorities must make sure the money reaches those in need within 15 working days of receiving the funds, said the statement.

23 Nov 2017 description

Climate change is one of biggest challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. The Chinese Government has always attached great importance to tackling climate change and strengthened the work on low-carbon development and climate change adaptation since the beginning of 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period (2016-2020). As an important part of the five-year plan for national economic and social development, the Work Plan for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions During the 13th Five-Year Plan Period has been formulated and implemented.

13 Nov 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's national weather observatory on Saturday renewed a blue alert as Typhoon Haikui continues to bring gales to the South China Sea.

At 5 p.m. Saturday, the eye of Haikui was over the South China Sea, 325 km northeast of Sansha, Hainan Province, packing winds of up to 25 meters per second, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Most of the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, the Bashi Strait, parts of Fujian and Guangdong provinces will be hit by strong gales from Saturday evening to Sunday evening.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

31 Oct 2017 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2017. It is also available online here: www. internal-displacement.org.

Feature article

More than nine million new displacements in the first half of 2017

Our mid-year figures, published in August, show that conflict, violence and disasters caused 9.1 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017.

23 Oct 2017 description
report El Universo

Lima - Perú envió este sábado 14 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a Cuba, consistente en materiales para levantar viviendas temporales tras el azote en septiembre del huracán Irma a la isla, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

21 Oct 2017 description

As governments in several Caribbean countries start rebuilding key infrastructure, housing and communities after hurricanes Maria and Irma hit several island nations a month ago, the Government of the People’s Republic of China is supporting efforts to build back better.

Responding to the catastrophic damage left by two back-to-back category 5 hurricanes – the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic –the Ministry of Commerce of China has provided funds totaling US$5 million for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist communities in post-disaster recovery.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Khanun affected some 972,000 residents in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said Tuesday.

Some 407,000 people were evacuated, while more than 900 needed emergency relief supplies.

Nearly 100 houses collapsed and 54,100 hectares of crops were damaged across the five regions, while more than 500 hectares destroyed. Total direct economic losses amount to 560 million yuan (about 84.6 million U.S. dollars).

16 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yamei

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Khanun, the 20th typhoon this year, made landfall at around 3:25 a.m. Monday in Xuwen county, south China's Guangdong Province,bring gales of 28 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.

Rain started to fall in some cities in Guangdong from Monday morning, but did not considerably affect the daily lives of locals.

14 Oct 2017 description

Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructure, housing and communities after Hurricane Maria and Irma left catastrophic damage.

To help countries and communities respond, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is harnessing its core resources to support assessments, coordination and recovery planning in Maria and Irma-affected countries.

A dozen UNDP crisis recovery experts have also been deployed to the region and are immediately available to provide assistance.