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18 Jul 2018 description

Mënschen hëllefen : agir au profit des plus vulnérables

18.07.2018

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise a dévoilé son rapport d’activité 2017. Au-delà du bilan de l’année passée, cette présentation a été l’occasion de revenir sur des événements marquants et de tracer des perspectives sur les actions en cours.

16 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

The year 2017 was poignantly marked by numerous humanitarian dramas around the world. From devastating natural disasters to deadly conflicts, Télécoms Sans Frontières has remained mobilised and adapted its response to the specific needs of the affected populations, introducing new and innovative means of providing communications aid.

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Según el ultimo boletín de las autoridades climáticas en Estados Unidos, el huracán María se convirtió potencialmente en un fenómeno natural "catastrófico categoría cinco"

.María alcanzó vientos de hasta 160 mph (260 km / h).

En las horas de la tarde del lunes, el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC), por sus siglas en inglés, reportó que el huracán María se convertía en "extremadamente peligroso subiendo a categoría cuatro".

14 Sep 2017 description

ROME – Le PAM a lancé une série d’opérations pour répondre aux dégâts causés par l’ouragan Irma dans les Caraïbes. Cette assistance vient soutenir les gouvernements nationaux, les organisations régionales, les agences de services de secours et catastrophes et les acteurs humanitaires de la région.

Plus de 200 000 personnes ont été touchées par l’ouragan - une des tempêtes les plus fortes jamais enregistrées dans l’Atlantique - dans l’Est des Caraïbes, région la plus gravement atteinte. Certaines îles, dont la Barbade et Saint-Martin, sont devenues presque inhabitables.

12 Sep 2017 description

ROME – WFP has launched a range of operations in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. These assistance activities are being mounted in support of national governments, regional organizations, disaster agencies and humanitarian actors across the region.

Worst hit by the hurricane – one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded – has been the Eastern Caribbean where as many as 200,000 people have been affected. Some islands, including Barbuda and St. Martin, are reported to be near uninhabitable.

09 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

This is a report of early indications of impacts from Hurricane Irma on islands in the Caribbean. It also includes useful information links for the islands impacted. It is based on initial reports from social media and public domain sources. Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Tuesday, September 5th in advance of initial landfall in the Caribbean. Situation Report No 1 was published on September 6, 2017, and Situation Report No 2 was published on September 7.

28 Sep 2016 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation

14 Oct 2014 description

NICARAGUA - EARTHQUAKE

• An earthquake of magnitude 7.3M and depth 40km occurred off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, on 14 October, 3.51 UTC.

• A Tsunami Threat message was issued on 4.11 UTC by the PTWC, for the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador up to 300km from the epicentre. JRC calculations indicate a possible tsunami generation of up to 0.1m in the northern coast of Chinandega. The Tsunami warning was discontinued at 4.35 UTC.

14 Oct 2014 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las fuertes precipitaciones de los últimos días ocasionan daños de diversa gravedad en Nicaragua, Guatemala, islas Bermudas y Colombia, entre otros países.

  • SEQUÍA: Aumenta el número de familias afectadas en Guatemala a 300,000 mientras el Gobierno y PMA continúan con la distribución de alimentos a estas personas.

14 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Recent heavy rains have caused damages in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Bermuda islands and Colombia, among other countries.

  • DROUGHT: The number of families affected increased to 300,000. The Government and WFP continue distributing food to affected people.

  • EBOLA: A second case was diagnosed in the USA, representing the first time someone is infected in the country. Countries in the region are strengthening their preparedness plans to deal with possible cases.

07 Jul 2014 description

Highlights

 PARAGUAY: The number of displaced people is 76,725. A CERF proposal of US$3 million is being drafted for the immediate response.

 BRAZIL: Floods have caused roadblocks, landslides and displaced several thousand families.

 CENTRAL AMERICA: A growing number of organizations called for urgent action to ensure the welfare and protection of unaccompanied migrant children.

07 Jul 2014 description

Destacados

 PARAGUAY: La cifra de personas desplazadas asciende a 76,725. Una solicitud de CERF ha sido presentada por un total de $3 millones de dólares y está siendo analizada.

 BRASIL: La crecida de varios ríos ha ocasionado bloqueos de carretera, deslizamientos y varios miles de familias desplazadas.

 AMÉRICA CENTRAL: Crece llamado de organizaciones a tomar medidas urgentes para asegurar el bienestar y la protección de los niños y niñas migrantes no acompañados.