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15 Jun 2018 description

Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.

07 Jun 2018 description

Les problèmes liés au pâturage et les répercussions du conflit sur le commerce de bétail contribuent à faire augmenter les souffrances liées à la faim chez les éleveurs ouest-africains

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

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.

08 May 2018 description
  • Between 02 May and 06 May, 2018 heavy rainfalls affected several districts of Haiti (Artibonite, Grand-Anse, Nippes, North, North-East, South and South-East districts). The Haitian Civil Protection Directorate (DPC) disseminated alerts through mobile messaging in anticipation of the event, encouraging people to take precautions.
  • Three people died including a young girl, one person was injured and one person is still missing, mostly due to the rapid increase of the water level of rivers and streams.
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.

03 May 2018 description

Severe Weather

Colombia (update)

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.

27 Apr 2018 description

FOREWORD

Challenges and changes

2017 was a tumultuous year for humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean. The safety, security and stability of millions of people in the region was compromised by disasters and emergencies, while the humanitarian aid sector underwent a re-evaluation of its purpose, practices and financing.

26 Apr 2018 description

On 25 April 2018, the Haiti Civil Defense reported heavy rain and landslides in Canape Vert, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, causing one fatality; additionally, media reported the city has several high-risk zones due to landslides and floods. The complete reports are available in French and Spanish at: https://bit.ly/2HsRdoM and https://bit.ly/2HsRDeQ.

24 Apr 2018 description

Funding required: $25.31 B

Funding received: $2.97 B

Funding percentage: 11.8%

People in need: 131.1 M

People to receive aid: 95.1 M

Countries affected: 36

As at 31 March 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.31 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 131.1 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

20 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, DG ECHO gave EUR 3 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.

02 Mar 2018 description

Ground conditions improve in southern Africa, while Namibia and Angola remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

12 Feb 2018 description

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 - Just five months after the September earthquakes which completely destroyed 60,000 homes, more than 30,000 have been rebuilt by affected families provided with cash and technical assistance from the Mexican authorities.

In a first for Mexico, the authorities restored hope to affected communities across seven states, by issuing a total of 170,000 debit cards which allowed each family to draw up to US$8,000 to rebuild or repair their homes, in the first such experiment by the Mexican government.

09 Feb 2018 description

Rainfall expected to provide some relief to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, elsewhere dryness continues

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been belowaverage in South Africa.
    Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.

29 Jan 2018 description
report Shelter Cluster

INTRODUCTION & RATIONALE

An objective of the Global Shelter Cluster WG on Settlement Based approaches in Urban Areas is to contribute to building a body of knowledge to promote and improve the application of settlement based approaches in humanitarian response.

This initial collection of case studies represents one vehicle the WG is using to further the discussion on settlement based approaches.