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07 Aug 2018 description

Hurricane John 

Eastern North Pacific and Mexico and Baja California Peninsula (Alert)
On 7 August 2018, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA) reported Hurricane John is located 320 miles south west of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and 345 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, with strong wind gusts; it is expected to become a major hurricane tonight or early tomorrow. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.

25 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

México abordó su continua vulnerabilidad ante el impacto del cambio climático impulsando medidas para fortalecer la resiliencia climática en los humedales costeros del golfo de México. Estas medidas incluyen la elaboración e implementación de planes de gestión de humedales, el planteo de hipótesis de impacto ante el cambio climático, el diseño de medidas de adaptación y prestación de asistencia técnica para fortalecer la coordinación técnica y la generación de datos y análisis.

Desafío

25 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Mexico has addressed its continuing vulnerability to climate change impacts by promoting measures to enhance climate resilience in the coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico. Measures included devising and implementing wetland management plans, developing climate change impact scenarios, and designing adaptation measures and providing technical assistance to strengthen technical coordination and data generation and analysis.

Challenge

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.

01 Jun 2018 description

Este viernes 1 de junio inicia en toda la región del Mar Caribe y el Golfo de México la habitual temporada de huracanes y otros ciclones tropicales que se extiende hasta el 30 de noviembre, fenómeno que puede tener incidencia en los departamentos de La Guajira Bolívar, Atlántico, Magdalena, el archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Sucre, Córdoba, Chocó (Acandí, Unguía) y Antioquia (Golfo de Urabá).

31 May 2018 description

Atlas de Riesgo y Sistema de Alerta Temprana, valiosos para prevenir afectaciones por contingencias, subraya IPC.

Villahermosa, Tabasco.- La Comisión Estatal de Fenómenos Hidrometeorológicos, realizó una sesión para coordinar acciones entre los tres niveles de gobierno y establecer medidas preventivas ante el inicio de la temporada de ciclones tropicales y lluvias, a fin de mitigar los efectos de posibles contingencias.

31 May 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Los voluntarios son especialistas preparados para la intervención en desastres en todo el país

  • Cuenta con más de 2,566 vehículos: ambulancias y unidades de rescate para el apoyo de emergencias y desastres.

Ciudad de México a 31 de mayo de 2018.- Cruz Roja Mexicana está lista para actuar en casos de emergencia ante la temporada de huracanes que inicia este viernes 1° de junio en el Océano Atlántico. Los voluntarios se encuentran listos para apoyar cualquier situación de emergencia que se presente.

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.

22 May 2018 description
report Swiss Re

Mexico has been hit by no less than seven major catastrophes since 1985. In 2005 Hurricane Wilma caused total economic damages of over USD 22 billion ‒ more than USD 8 billion of which were uninsured. Small wonder that the federal government has been an innovator in disaster risk management.

FONDEN ´excess of loss´ reinsurance structure

Established:
2011

Insured perils:
Declared natural disaster (eg flood, hurricane, earthquake)

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.

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.

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.

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).