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07 Oct 2016 description

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The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

04 Aug 2016 description

The El Niño 2015-16 in the Context of Past El Niños

The 2015/16 El Niño Event

An El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, gaining in intensity until it reached its peak in December 2015. The event came to an end in May 2016, becoming one the strongest on record, together with the El Niños of 1982-83 and 1997-98.

07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

20 May 2016 description

Este boletín analiza la seguridad alimentaria, la producción y comercio de cereales y las políticas de los países referidas a la seguridad alimentaria durante el primer trimestre de 2016.

Mensajes Principales

03 May 2016 description

Highlights

 EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: The death toll from the earthquake rose to 660 people dead and 31 still missing. The government of Ecuador, local emergency services, the Red Cross and other organizations continue to provide food, potable water, shelter, emergency medical services and other basic services to the affected people.
Humanitarian partners continue deploying national and international assistance and performing multi sector initial rapid assessments (MIRA) in coordination with local counterparts.

11 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • FLOODS: The number of people affected by floods in Argentina has increased.
    More than 16,000 people have been evacuated.

  • DROUGHT AND FOOD INSECURITY:
    Two million people need humanitarian assistance in Haiti. The humanitarian community is requesting US$193.8 million to address this and other emergency needs in the country.

11 Apr 2016 description

Destacados

  • INUNDACIONES: El número de personas afectadas por las inundaciones en Argentina ha aumentado drásticamente.
    Más de 16,000 personas han sido evacuadas.

  • SEQUÍA & INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: 2 millones de personas en Haití requieren asistencia humanitaria. La comunidad humanitaria está solicitando US$193.8 millones para atender esta y otras situaciones en el país.

09 Mar 2016 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño has passed its peak but it remains strong and will continue to influence the global climate. It is expected to weaken in the coming months and fade away during the second quarter of 2016. The World Meteorological Organization states that models indicate a return to an El Niño neutral state during the second quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, strong El Niño conditions are quite likely through March-April. It is too early to predict if there will then be a swing to La Niña (the opposite of El Niño).

24 Feb 2016 description

Destacados

  • VIRUS ZIKA: La OMS presentó un plan de respuesta por $56 millones para apoyar a los países en la atención de las personas afectadas por Zika. El plan se centra en la vigilancia epidemiológica, la respuesta y la investigación con el fin de prevenir la transmisión adicional, informar a la gente de los riesgos asociados con el virus y el desarrollo de una vacuna.

24 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • ZIKA VIRUS: WHO presented a response plan for $56 million to support countries in their care for people affected by ZIKA. The plan focuses on surveillance, response, and research in order to prevent further transmission, informing people of the risks associated with the virus, and development of a vaccine.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

22 Jan 2016 description
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El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries, WHO says

Geneva, 22 January 2016—The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.