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16 Oct 2017 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting

14 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Ministry of Finance has confirmed the activation of the $150M Catastrophic Bonus by the World Bank, which will be transferred to the National Disaster Fund (FONDEN), for health, education and roads infrastructure/reconstruction purposes. The fund is approved following verifications conducted by the US Geological Survey. (Source: SHCP, 10 Oct)

13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

13 Oct 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 142,913 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 11 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 318,791 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

10 Oct 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 140,538 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 8 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 318,207 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

09 Oct 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the town of Tlaquiltenango, Tlaquiltenango Municipality, Morelos State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 72 km west of the main shock epicenter of the 19 September 2017 M7.1 earthquake. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 1,216 potentially affected structures within the town boundary. The analysis was performed using a post-event Pleiades satellite image acquired on 05 October 2017 and Bing as pre-event image. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

09 Oct 2017 description

Tropical cyclone NATE continued moving inland, crossing southeastern Mississippi State and northwestern Alabama State as a tropical depression.

Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to keep moving inland toward the north-east, passing across the Tennesse Valley and the Central Appalachian Mountains. Heavy rain and strong winds may occur over several areas of Florida Panhadle, Alabama, Georgia, northern Gulf coast, Ohio Valley and east Mississippi River.

07 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday 5 October in the Caribbean near the coast of Nicaragua.

  • The storm caused heavy rains and landslides over several countries in Central America. It is still raining in certain areas.

  • As of 6 October, the death toll has risen to 28, with 14 people missing.

  • National Civil Protection systems have been responding with local coordination mechanisms.

07 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Search and rescue activities are now concluded. Government efforts are focused on reconstruction and continued response to the affected populations.

  • Final data reports 369 deaths, including 10 foreigners. Out of 228 deaths in Mexico City, 29 were children. (Source: Protección Civil. Oct.4)

  • 4 million students from 10 affected states will be temporary relocated in other schools. (Source: SEP).

06 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone NATE (previously named SIXTEEN) continued moving toward the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, strengthening. In the afternoon of 5 October it made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over north-eastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras reaching the Gulf of Honduras. On 6 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located 125 km east-southeast of Isla Guanaja (Honduras) and it had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm).

06 Oct 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the Historical Center of Puebla located in Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza Municipality, Puebla State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 90 km north of the epicentral zone of the 19 September 2017 M7.1 earthquake. the Institute of Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IGG-UNAM) identified 336 potentially damaged structures from which 256 are within Historical Center.

06 Oct 2017 description

On the morning of 27 September 2017, AMDA-Tenrikyo joint team visited an elementary school which was used as an evacuation center in La Novena Seccion, Juchitan, in Oaxaca Province. Though the security was tightened for burglary prevention, the team was admitted to the facility after negotiating with the facility representative.

05 Oct 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the southwestern part of Cuauhtemoc Municipality, Federal District, Mexico.
The analyzed area is located approximately 120 km northwest of the main shock epicenter of the 19 September 2017 M7.1 earthquake. The analysis was performed using a post-event WorldView-2 satellite image acquired on 26 September 2017 and a pre-event Bing basemap. UNITAR-UNOSAT identified 145 potentially damaged structures from which 25 are located in Roma Norte suburb, 24 in Roma Sur, 21 in Hipodromo and 20 in La Condesa.

05 Oct 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected, potentially damaged structures in the town of Jojutla, Jojutla Municipality, Morelos State, Mexico. The analyzed area is located approximately 82 km west of the main shock epicenter of the 19 September 2017 M7.1 earthquake. UNITARUNOSAT identified 1,102 potentially damaged structures. The analysis was performed using a post-event Pleiades satellite image acquired on 03 October 2017 and Bing as pre-event image.

This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).