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11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

07 Dec 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 7 December 2018

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Secretary-General António Guterres, Excellencies and Ministers, distinguished guests,

Thank you for coming. One year ago, we had an excellent fundraising for CERF, and today we’re hoping to do even better. That’s up to all of you.

126 Member States and observers have contributed to the CERF.

This year, we have seen an unprecedented demand.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

29 Nov 2018 description

ONE ASEAN ONE RESPONSE FOR TYPHOON MANGKHUT

By mid-September it was all-hands-on-deck in the AHA Centre, with the monitoring team tracking the formation of largest storm cell of the year so far, as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean with a population of millions across the Philippines directly in its path. Read more

MONTHLY DISASTER REVIEW AND OUTLOOK

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:

17 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

08 Nov 2018 description

by JC Gaillard and Ilan Kelman

Inclusive warning systems

Warning systems for hazards used to be assumed to be top-down: supply technology, data and messages, and then connect to the people affected as the ‘last mile’ of the warning system. Yet lessons from past decades+ alongside recent work+ explain why bringing in affected people last creates problems. Instead, warning systems need to be inclusive from the beginning.

08 Nov 2018 description
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United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

06 Nov 2018 description

by Brigitte Leoni

New York, 5 November 2018 – Students attending a World Tsunami Awareness Day Event in New York have called for more educational programmes on disaster risk reduction from an early age.

Twenty students, aged 16 to 18 years, and their teachers from the United Nations International School and Keio Academy discussed ways to be better informed to prevent and deal with disasters at the event organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Government of Japan.

06 Nov 2018 description

by Brigitte Leoni

NEW YORK, 6 November, 2018 - There were repeated calls for greater attention to the needs of those most vulnerable in disaster situations, at a high-level event yesterday to mark the 3rd edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

05 Nov 2018 description

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will release a ‘Know the Tsunami Warning Signs Video’ on Monday 5th November, 2018 to commemorate “World Tsunami Awareness Day.” This video was produced locally by NEMO in collaboration with a number of popular local Soca Artistes, through funding from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) under the Country Directed Fund (CDF).

05 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19329-ENV/DEV/1901-OBV/1836

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de sensibilisation aux tsunamis, célébrée le 5 novembre:

Les tsunamis sont rares mais dévastateurs. Je l’ai constaté de mes propres yeux lors de ma récente visite à Sulawesi, en Indonésie, peu après le tremblement de terre et le tsunami qui sont survenus le 1er octobre. Plus de 2 000 personnes y ont trouvé la mort et des milliers d’autres ont été touchées ou déplacées.

02 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19329-ENV/DEV/1901-OBV/1836

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Tsunami Awareness Day, observed today:

Tsunamis are rare but devastating. I saw this first-hand during my recent visit to Sulawesi, Indonesia, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami of 1 October. More than 2,000 people died and thousands more were harmed or displaced.

02 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA, 2 November 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today called attention to the significant loss of life and economic losses associated with tsunamis, notably for countries bordering the Indian and Pacific Oceans, over the last twenty years.

A review of available data from tsunami events puts these losses at 251,770 deaths and US$280 billion out of recorded economic losses for earthquakes and tsunamis of US$661.5 billion (1998-2017).

17 Oct 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PARIS, 17 October, 2018 - A meeting to raise tsunami awareness opened with one minute’s silence yesterday in memory of the 2,000 confirmed dead and 680 officially missing in the tsunami and earthquake which struck Indonesia on September 28.

The double disaster left almost 70,000 people homeless and 11,000 injured in the Indonesian cities of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi.

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN Women

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is on a visit to Bali, Indonesia, from 12 to 16 October to participate in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

12 Oct 2018 description

Leesa Carson, Head of Community Safety, Geoscience Australia

In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly called for the International Day for Disaster Reduction to help build a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

Almost thirty years later, the International Day for Disaster Reduction is marked every year on 13 October to raise awareness of this global issue, and what can be done, to decrease the risk and impact of natural disasters to communities.