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05 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Chile

El evento reúne a expertos y organismos que trabajan en prevención y mitigación de estas catástrofes en los países de la cuenca del Pacífico.

29 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Chile

Ministro del Medio Ambiente recordó que a nivel global se están haciendo esfuerzos para limitar emisiones de CO2 y frenar el calentamiento global, en el marco del Acuerdo de París, esfuerzo al que Chile se ha sumado con fuerza ante la vulnerabilidad del país a los impactos de este fenómeno.

21 Aug 2016 description

Durante el jueves 18 y viernes 19 de agosto se llevó a cabo en Santiago el Seminario-Taller Internacional “Migrantes Y Refugiados: Los Derechos Humanos Desde Los Gobiernos Locales”.

19 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • BRAZIL: About 750,000 cases of dengue virus were confirmed in Brazil. The Brazilian Health Minister declared that the country is “technically” facing a dengue epidemic.

  • HONDURAS: At least 57,602 Honduran children and adults who illegally entered the United States are awaiting a decision on their migrant status.

  • CHILE: A red alert is active for the municipality of Chaitén and a yellow alert for the rest of the Lake Region.

19 May 2015 description

Destacados

  • BRASIL: Este año se han confirmado unos 750,000 casos de dengue en Brasil.
    El Ministro Brasileño de Salud declaró que Brasil enfrenta “técnicamente” una epidemia de dengue.

  • HONDURAS: Un total de 57,602 hondureños, entre niños y adultos que ingresaron ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, aguardan la decisión de un juez para definir su condición migratoria en este país.

  • CHILE: Las autoridades declararon Alerta Roja en la comuna de Chaitén y Alerta Amarilla en el resto de la Región de Los Lagos.

12 May 2015 description

Destacados

  • AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE: La tormenta tropical Ana se convierte en el primer ciclón tropical de la pretemporada de huracanes en el Atlántico. Dicha temporada iniciará de manera oficial el día 1 de junio y finalizará el 30 de noviembre de 2015.

  • CHILE: OCHA ha movilizado fondos de emergencia CERF para apoyar la respuesta a las inundaciones por un monto de $US 780,000 en los sectores de salud, gestión de albergues y agua y saneamiento.

12 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: Tropical Storm Ana became the first tropical cyclone of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane preseason. The hurricane season officially starts on 1 June and ends on 30 November 2015.

  • CHILE: OCHA mobilized US$780,000 from the CERF funds to support the response to the floods. The funds will be implemented in the sectors of health, shelter and water and sanitation.

  • EL SALVADOR: National authorities are assisting the people affected by high tides in coastal area of the country.

14 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • CHILE: About 164,140 people have been affected by flooding and mudslides.
    OCHA deployed an UNDAC team and staff from the regional office to support relief efforts.

  • PARAGUAY: About 5,000 people were affected by a strong storm in the northern part of the country. OCHA is processing an application for emergency funds to support the authorities in the response.

14 Apr 2015 description

Destacados

  • CHILE: Cerca de 164,140 personas están afectadas por inundaciones. OCHA ha desplegado un equipo UNDAC y personal desde la oficina regional para apoyar las tareas de respuesta.

  • PARAGUAY: Unas 5,000 personas fueron afectadas por un fuerte temporal en el norte del país. OCHA gestiona fondos de primera emergencia para apoyar a las autoridades en la respuesta

13 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Chile

La institución busca facilitar la comprensión de los reportes de actividad volcánica y los tecnicismos utilizados por volcanólogos y sismólogos. Se definieron más de 50 palabras; las más consultadas son “tremor” y "erupción estromboliana".

27 Aug 2014 description

By Denis McClean

DAVOS, 27 August 2014 - The Chilean town of Peňaflor is celebrating this week. A local NGO born out of the 2010 earthquake and tsunami has scooped the prestigious Risk Award at the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference in Davos, Switzerland, which ends tomorrow.

The Chilean NGO Inclusiva was among 77 organizations from 44 countries which submitted entries this year and won the €100,000 prize for its efforts to remove architectural, cultural and technological barriers for people living with disabilities (PWDs) in the town of Peňaflor.

17 May 2011 description
  1. Get Prepared for More Complex Scenarios
    Disasters claimed the greatest number of lives worldwide in 2010—more than any other single-year period in the last several decades. In just Haiti alone, the death toll was estimated at 230,000, although the actual number may never be known. The variety, frequency and complexity of these events will continue to increase, as we live in a more sophisticated and interdependent world, and countries must prepare for this.

12 May 2011 description
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Chile + 5 others
UNESCO 2010

Chapter 1

UNESCO’s post-disaster response

A series of severe natural disasters in all parts of the world marked 2010 with tragic consequences. These events tested to the full UNESCO’s capacities for rapid response. The Organization participated in 15 of the 25 humanitarian appeals launched by the United Nations, with project proposals in 13 post-conflict and post-disaster countries and regions. Some of these initiatives are described below.

Meanwhile, post-conflict and post-disaster work continued in many other countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

10 May 2011 description

Executive Summary

After the relatively moderate year of 2009, the extent of the impact of natural disasters took a turn for the worse in 2010. A total of 385 natural disasters killed more than 297 000 people worldwide, affected over 217.0 million others and caused US$ 123.9 billion of economic damages.

27 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: To save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises by reducing the impact of, and vulnerability to, disasters through the development and effective use of national, regional and international Red Cross and Red Crescent capacities and resources in sheltering.

Programme(s) summary:

28 Mar 2011 description

Executive Summary

The review comes at a time when the humanitarian community faces a number of daunting challenges. Disasters are increasing, as are the numbers of people affected by them. These are set out starkly in the Chair's foreword and in the report itself.

The UK is a major contributor in humanitarian crises, and is highly respected for its role. Some of the best known humanitarian organisations are UK based, and the British public gives generously in appeals.