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31 May 2018 description
report World Bank

A bridge becomes a lifeline for many Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew.

25 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  3. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

22 May 2018 description
report Swiss Re

Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected. Surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured.

This financing gap is borne largely by the public sector, and may create long-term fiscal instability at a time when government budgets are stretched. Furthermore rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at such contingent liabilities faced by public administrations.

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

11 May 2018 description

Flooding continues in Somalia and Kenya

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

09 May 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Haiti is regularly exposed to natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides and droughts. The country has made progress in its recovery from multiple natural disasters since 2010; however, poor socio-economic conditions, a fragile political environment and food insecurity continue to affect development.

08 May 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery: Are we prepared for the next Pompeii?

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 — The great disasters of the past – like the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD or the hurricane that devastated Santo Domingo in 1930 – can provide valuable lessons to help governments and institutions increase the resilience of communities in the face of modern challenges, such as climate change and rapid urbanization.

08 May 2018 description

América del Sur

Colombia- Fuertes Lluvias- 3/5/18

La temporada de lluvias que ha azotado varias regiones del país, deja hasta el momento personas muertas, 151 municipios con daños en infraestructuras y 3.371 familias afectadas y damnificadas.

07 May 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P., 6 mai 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Un mois avant la période cyclonique (qui s’etend du vendredi 1er juin au vendredi 30 novembre 2018 dans les Caraïbes), de persistantes intempéries sont enregistrées dans plusieurs régions d’Haïti, causant des morts et des dégâts matériels.

Deux personnes sont décédées, dans la nuit du mardi 2 au jeudi 3 mai 2018, à Mirebalais (Plateau central, est), suite à l’effondrement partiel de leur maison.

06 May 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P., 03 mai 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Deux personnes sont décédées, dans la nuit du mardi 2 au jeudi 3 mai 2018, à Mirebalais (Plateau central) suite à l’effondrement partiel de leur maison, conséquence de fortes pluies qui s’abattent sur le pays depuis plusieurs jours, apprend AlterPresse de source officielle.

Les victimes sont une femme de 29 ans et une fillette de 9 ans, précise le Ministère de l’intérieur et des collectivités territoriales (Mict) dans un communiqué.

03 May 2018 description

Severe Weather

Colombia (update)

03 May 2018 description

Moisture deficits increase in West Africa, while flooding rains continue in Kenya and Tanzania

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

02 May 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

2.1 million people affected by hurricane Matthew, with 546 fatalities

1 million people still need humanitarian assistance more than one year after hurricane Matthew 140 000 households still require shelter solutions.

4.4 million people acutely food insecure, of which 1.3 million people severely food insecure (October 2017, CNSA)

37 546 internally displaced people (IDPs) in 26 camps (IOM)

01 May 2018 description

Certaines zones demeurent en crise en attendant les récoltes de printemps

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • La campagne de printemps se déroule normalement dans la majeure partie du pays, les sols étant labourés. Les pluies d’avril ont facilité leur emblavement, sauf dans quelques régions du Nord-Est, du Nord et dans le Haut Plateau à cause des chocs climatiques des derniers mois. Ceci a affecté la campagne d’hiver qui a même été inexistante pour certains ménages.

30 Apr 2018 description

From January to December 2017 the Logistics Cluster has supported 512 organisations, including national and international NGOs, UN agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and government agencies across 13 operations.

30 Apr 2018 description

Global Highlights

• In Q1-2018, the FAO cereal price index rose by 8.6 percent from Q1-2017, while the global food price index declined by 2 percent year-on-year.

• The real price for wheat was 22 percent above Q1-2017 levels: crops suffered dryness in the United States and cold weather in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, leaving production forecasts open to a downward revision.3 World ending stocks remain at record levels.

27 Apr 2018 description

Objectif : Protéger et réhabiliter les moyens d’existence des éleveurs et des pêcheurs artisanaux affectés par l’ouragan Matthew dans les départements de la Grande Anse, du Sud et du Sud Est en Haïti pour rétablir leur sécurité alimentaire.

Partenaires : Le Ministère de l’agriculture, des ressources naturelles et du développement rural, les services gouvernementaux et organisations non gouvernementales.

Bénéficiaires : 1 500 pêcheurs et plus de 8 000 éleveurs.

Activités réalisées :

27 Apr 2018 description

PRÓLOGO

Retos y cambios

El 2017 fue un año turbulento para la respuesta humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe. La seguridad y estabilidad de millones de personas fue puesta en peligro por desastres y emergencias mientras que el sector de asistencia humani-taria se sometió a un proceso intenso de reevaluar su propósito, sus prácticas y financiamiento.