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06 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  1. Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people

  2. Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people

  3. Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions

  4. El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries

  5. Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months

27 Nov 2018 description

What is policy coherence?

Policy coherence is an approach to policymaking that integrates all relevant policy fields to achieve common policy outcomes by maximizing synergies and eliminating trade-offs. It ensures that the Government of a nation ‘pulls in the same direction’ across all stages of policymaking and implementation.

From the perspective of disaster risk reduction and resilience, policy coherence requires that policies address the following dimensions:

07 Nov 2018 description

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe se aleja del cumplimiento del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero. Su número de personas subalimentadas aumentó por tercer año consecutivo: en 2017 alcanzó 39,3 millones, en gran medida debido a Sudamérica.

  • La malnutrición en la Región toma muchas formas: uno de cada diez niños y niñas menores de cinco años presenta retraso en el crecimiento; uno de cada cuatro adultos es obeso; una de cada cinco mujeres en edad fértil padece de anemia.

06 Nov 2018 description

Spanish and Ecuadorian researchers have developed a new methodology to estimate faults and volcanoes that can be activated in a region after an earthquake. The approach consist in evaluating changes of static stress on the surrounding faults and volcanoes and producing maps of potentially activated faults and volcanoes.

The main goal of the study is to achieve an effective transfer of knowledge and scientific techniques to non-expert users who are responsible for the management of disasters and risks.

01 Nov 2018 description

Majority of the world’s cities highly exposed to disasters, UN DESA warns on World Cities Day

30 October 2018, New York

Close to three in five cities worldwide with at least 500,000 inhabitants are at high risk of a natural disaster, cautions UN DESA in its latest data booklet, The World’s Cities in 2018. Collectively, these cities are home to 1.4 billion people or around one third of the world’s urban population.

27 Sep 2018 description
report Cordaid

Introduction

Development work has traditionally been centered on poverty reduction/ alleviation strategies, with attention on developing livelihood opportunities at the community level for the most disadvantaged. With climate change and the increasing frequency of natural hazards - including typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - the progress of poverty alleviation strategies has been severely compromised.

21 Aug 2018 description
report Start Network

Summary

The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

02 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, FSM, Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 31 July there have been 1,707 cases since February 2018; including 211 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. Source Dengue-like illness SitRep No 26, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna.

State of emergency volcanic eruption

12 Jul 2018 description

Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa

Africa Overview

Rainfall continues over the Sahel

12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

Violent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Guatemala have made the world’s headlines in the past few weeks. The eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has claimed the lives of 110 people and triggered the evacuations of thousands from their homes.

21 Jun 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

CARTAGENA, 21 June 2018 – Representatives of five cities in the Americas met this week in Colombia at the Sixth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss progress against the Sendai Framework, the global plan to reduce disaster losses by 2030.

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.