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14 Jan 2013 description

Last week a cold front with historically low temperatures and extreme weather conditions such as torrential rains and flash floods affected Asia and the Middle East. 420,000 people in China’s southwest Guizhou province, 10,000 in India, 2 million in Bangladesh as well as vulnerable populations in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan were affected by cold temperatures.

08 Jan 2013 description


As funds for this HIP had been completely allocated, an additional amount of EUR 800,000 has been added to enable response to valid and urgent funding proposals submitted to DG ECHO under this HIP.


07 Jan 2013 description

Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic have taken control of several towns and subsequent fighting has led to displacement and a deterioration of the already precarious humanitarian situation in the country.

03 Jan 2013 description

Tropical Storm Wukong (Quinta) made landfall over the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 26 December, affecting more than 240,000 people.

29 Oct 2012 description
report CARE

New Asia Impact Report provides greater donor accountability

CARE today launched the Asia Impact Report which provides a review of the impact of CARE’s work in Asia from 2005 to 2010. The report is the first of its kind in Australia and is part of CARE’s commitment to transparency, which is important for the 87 per cent of Australian donors who want to know more about how donations are spent.

31 Aug 2012 description

MAA00010 August 2012

Period covered: January to June 2012

Overview Seventy three allocations were made by the DREF during the first six months of 2012 for a total of CHF 11,778,445. Eighty per cent of the allocations were made as grants to support response to small or medium-scale disasters, referred to as DREF operations. Twelve emergency appeals received start-up funding loans. The allocations supported response to 69 different operations by 54 National Societies.

27 Aug 2012 description


During the 10th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (ADF XI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADF donors agreed to pilot the Disaster Response Facility (DRF) in the ADF XI period, 2013–2016. ADB will report on the implementation progress of the DRF at the ADF XI midterm review, and discuss the future of the DRF with the ADB Board of Directors and ADF donors at the ADF XII negotiations.

16 Aug 2012 description
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OCHA adds 500 free humanitarian symbols to communications tools and services

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present emergency and crisis-related information quickly and simply.

22 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank
  • Un nouveau portail consacré au climat décrit plusieurs scénarios possibles en matière de températures et de pluviosité et élargit l’accès aux données climatiques.

  • Un concours sera organisé à l’intention des développeurs afin de faire jaillir des idées sur l’évaluation des risques climatiques et la façon d’y faire face.

  • Quelque 31 sites web de données climatiques en libre accès pourraient être créés l’année prochaine dans les pays en développement.

22 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank
  • New climate portal depicts future scenarios for temperature and rainfall and expands access to climate data.

  • Apps for Climate competition hopes to jumpstart ideas for assessing and dealing with risk.

  • As many as 31 climate open data websites could be launched in developing countries in the next year.

29 Sep 2011 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Elena Correa with Fernando Ramírez Haris Sanahuja

About this Guide  

This book is designed for governments that make decisions on the application of preventive resettlement programs as disaster risk reduction measures, as well as for institutions and professionals in charge of preparing and implementing these programs, civil society organizations participating in resettlement and risk reduc-tion processes, and at-risk communities.

20 Sep 2011 description

By Necephor Mghendi and Afrhill Rances in Manila

One of the keys to protecting communities prone to climate-related hazards is integrating disaster risk reduction efforts with community-based risk management approaches. This was the message that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) took to governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, the private sector and academia at a recent Asia Pacific conference focused on developing policy responses to climate-induced migration.

09 Sep 2011 description

This report covers the period January to July 2011

In brief

Programme outcome: To further strengthen National Societies to deliver appropriate and timely disaster and crises preparedness, response and recovery assistance to vulnerable people.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief


The first half of 2011 saw major disaster events occurring in several countries including Australia,
Bangladesh, China, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu. Many societies across the zone continue to maintain a high level of programming in several new disaster response operations and continued comprehensive post-disaster recovery activities, while others have started reviewing their development activities in line with IFRC’s newly adopted Strategy 2020.

15 Jun 2009 description


PERU: Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that the number of cases of pneumonia in 2009 is the highest since 2006 (7,749) in children under 5 years old.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Heavy rains in several provinces put civil defense in alert.

INFLUENZA A(H1N1): As of 12 June 2009, there are 30,180 confirmed cases of the new virus influenza A (H1N1) infection, including 163 deaths in 26 countries of the Americas.