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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).

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.

06 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2018

As delivered

Distinguished guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Advisory Board Annual Meeting. Today, we will celebrate the achievements of UNDAC as it marks its 25th Anniversary this year. We will discuss how we can further strengthen UNDAC to ensure that it continues to be a nimble, effective international emergency response mechanism in a fast-evolving operational environment.

24 Jan 2018 description

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

12 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

29 Oct 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

18 Oct 2017 description

Jessica Faieta

Subsecretaria General de la ONU y Directora del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

El mundo marca dos días internacionales claves este mes: uno para la Erradicación de la Pobreza el 17 de octubre y otro para la Reducción de Desastres, cuatro días antes. No es coincidencia que estén profundamente conectados.

30 Jun 2017 description

Regional Plan for the Americas helps shape the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Health

13 Sep 2016 description
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  • Los pronósticos indican probabilidad de tormentas muy fuertes en Guerrero, Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz y Oaxaca.

El pronóstico meteorológico para hoy es de tormentas intensas, de 150 a 250 milímetros (mm), en Chiapas, y tormentas muy fuertes (de 50 a 75 mm) en Guerrero, Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz y Oaxaca, informó la Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) @conagua_mx, a través del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) @conagua_clima.

31 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

México, 30 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: El Sol de México - MX

TOLUCA, México.- Un alud de tierra provocó el derrumbe de las bardas de una casa y afecto otras más que se encuentran ubicadas en el predio El Campanario en la zona de Llano Grande en Huixquilucan, Estado de México.

El derrumbe sorprendió a las personas cuando desde la parte alta cayó tierra, tiró las bardas y entró todo el lodo hacia las casas, señaló un vecino del lugar.

11 May 2016 description


Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.

03 Sep 2014 description

Mudslide, Guerrero. Heavy rains in recent days brought down two bridges and flooded 54 homes in the state of Guerrero. In addition, in Acapulco, 39 people had to be evacuated to a temporary shelter due to damage to 10 houses, product of a mudslide. Civil Protection Brigades are patrolling vulnerable areas. Rain is forecast to continue until tomorrow. (m.: Milenio)

04 Jun 2014 description

Boris has strengthened into a tropical storm as it heads for the Pacific Ocean coast of Mexico. Boris is moving toward the north near 5 miles per hour and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days. Boris is expected to produce as much as 10 to 20 inches of rain over a large part of southern Mexico through Saturday, with isolated amounts exceeding 30 inches likely over the mountainous terrain of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. These rains are likely to result in life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

26 Dec 2013 description
report Redhum

La temporada de ciclones 2013 fue una de las más activas en la historia de México con la interacción de dos sistemas que dejarían a su paso más de 150 muertos.

Una histórica temporada de ciclones fue la que vivió México en el 2013 ya que fue una de las más activas debido al comportamiento, intensidad e impactos directos que provocaron dichos fenómenos tropicales.

27 Sep 2013 description

Will Grant went to find out about the relief efforts to help stranded villages

Margarito Hernandez is still numb with grief. Answering at times with barely a murmur, at others in great torrents of words, he recounts the worst night of his life: Mexican Independence Day 2013.

Read the full article on the BBC.

20 Sep 2013 description

By Lizbeth Diaz and Anahi Rama

MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) - More rain lashed Mexico's northwest coast on Thursday, prompting evacuations and adding to flash floods that have created chaos across the country and killed at least 97 people. Storms have inundated vast areas of Mexico since the weekend, wrecking roads, destroying bridges and triggering landslides that buried homes and their occupants.

Read the full story on AlertNet

03 Mar 2013 description


  • BOLIVIA: 13,000 people affected by rains in La Paz. 107,500 people affected nationwide.

  • PERU: More than 100,000 people affected by rains. Some 4,200 people are homeless.

  • MEXICO: Authorities on alert as 37 per cent of the territory affected by drought.

03 Mar 2013 description


  • BOLIVIA: 13,000 personas afectadas por lluvias en La Paz. 107,500 a nivel nacional.

  • PERÚ: Más de 100,000 personas afectadas por lluvias. Unas 4,200 damnificadas.

  • MÉXICO: 37 por ciento del territorio con problemas de sequía. Las autoridades están en alerta.