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15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

08 Jan 2019 description

In 2018, Afghanistan has experienced severe droughts, especially in the northern and western parts. At the request of the Afghan side, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) established a special service channel for Afghanistan on the World Meteorological Centre (Beijing) portal.

12 Dec 2018 description

Kabul, 12 December 2018 – With an urgent need to scale up disaster risk reduction across Afghanistan and to address humanitarian needs, UN Environment carried out a three-day interactive training course in Kabul from 10 -12 December 2018, to examine the challenges and opportunities for advancing ecosystem-based disaster reduction measures in humanitarian action and development planning.

07 Dec 2018 description

ABSTRACT

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is like tango, it takes two — the ocean and the atmosphere — to complete. This year, despite widespread above-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the atmosphere has not yet responded. Therefore, only “ENSO-neutral” conditions have prevailed in the region so far.

Although the stage is set for the tango, ENSO may or may not materialize, or just slightly influence some parts of the region.

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.

20 Nov 2018 description

High risk countries and potential impacts on food security and agriculture

In view of the potential impact of the 2018/19 El Niño on food security and agriculture, high risk countries in Southern Africa, Horn of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America should be prioritized for further monitoring, analysis and early action.

02 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Drought internally displaces an estimated 253,600 people as of September 30

• Some drought-affected households likely to experience IPC 4 levels of acute food insecurity by January

• Conflict, strained capacity hinder humanitarian response efforts

Key Developments

26 Sep 2018 description

A WMO-led project to establish a functioning hydrometeorological service in Afghanistan to improve early warnings and provide accessible and accurate weather forecasts to increase resilience has “achieved more than anyone could imagine,” according to an Afghan government minister.

08 Aug 2018 description

Weekly Highlights 01 August to 07 August 2018

Natural Disasters Update:

Drought IDP Overview in Herat:

01 Aug 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 July to 31 July 2018

  • 7 provinces affected by flood, Landslide, Heavy rainfall and drought

  • 11 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 547 families

  • 12 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

  • 1,039 families (7,273 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

25 Jul 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 July to 24 July 2018

  • 7 provinces affected by flood, Landslide, Heavy rainfall and drought

  • 7 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 511 families

  • 12 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

  • 926 families (6,482 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

18 Jul 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 July to 17 July 2018

  • 5 provinces affected by flood, Landslide, Heavy rainfall and drought

  • 06 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 503 families

  • 11 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

  • 199 families (1,393 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

11 Jul 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 July to 10 July 2018

  • 3 provinces affected by flood, Landslide, Heavy Rainfall and dry spell

  • 4 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 222 families

  • 47 families (348 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

  • 8 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

Natural Disasters Update:

Bamyan:

09 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 380,000 undocumented Afghans return from Iran and Pakistan

  • Drought conditions in Badghis, Ghor, and Herat affected more than 22,400 people from January to mid-June

  • USG provides more than $76 million in FY 2018 assistance to respond to acute needs across Afghanistan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Jul 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 Jun to 30 Jun 2018

  • 3 provinces affected by flood, river bank erosion and dry spell

  • 4 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 222 families

  • 7 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

  • 326 families (2,282 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

  • IOM distributed relief assistance to 143 families (1,001 individuals) affected by river bank erosion

26 Jun 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 Jun to 26 Jun 2018

• 3 provinces affected by flood, river bank erosion and dry spell

• 4 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 222 families

• 7 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

• 326 families (2,282 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

• IOM distributed relief assistance to 143 families (1,001 individuals) affected by river bank erosion

04 May 2018 description

In Numbers

54,063 people displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018

5,500mt of food assistance and US$119,000 cash based transfers distributed

US$20.9 m six months (Apr-Sept 2018) net funding requirements, representing 34% of total

Operational Updates

  • The Government of Pakistan has permitted over 2.3 million Afghan nationals residing in Pakistan to stay there until 30 June, further delaying an increase in returns and postponing the pressure of the humanitarian system in Afghanistan.