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11 May 2016 description

28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.

19 Jun 2015 description

Malcolm Gladwell in his book refers to the ‘Tipping Point’ where little things can make a big difference: "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point" at which "ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do."

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

01 Nov 2012 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the region also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S.

27 Apr 2012 description

Edición Especial HOSPITALES SEGUROS

¿Alcanzaremos la meta fijada para el 2015 en el Plan de Acción de las Américas?

Hospitales seguros: una responsabilidad compartida, una meta a nuestro alcance

26 Apr 2012 description

Special Edition SAFE HOSPITALS
Will we meet the goal set for 2015 in the Plan of Action of the Americas?

Emergencies and disasters damage people, their property, and their environment in multiple ways. Whatever the impact, the priorities will be always to protect lives and the well-being of the affected communities and to reduce human suffering. The social, economic, and environmental cost of these events is enormous. Their impact can be felt for many years, particularly when health facilities stop functioning precisely when they are most needed.

18 Apr 2012 description
report World Bank

Escrito por Niels Holm-Nielsen

No hay dos terremotos en el mundo que causen igual daño, de acuerdo a los científicos. Esto es particularmente cierto en América Latina, una tierra de contrastes.

Mientras que en el 2010 un terremoto de grado 7 en la escala de Richter desoló a Haití, cobrando casi un cuarto de millón de vidas, en México, hace unas pocas semanas, un terremoto de similar magnitud (7.4) apenas causó grietas y unos pocos heridos.

18 Apr 2012 description
report World Bank

By Niels Holm-Nielsen

No two earthquakes in the world cause equal damage, according to scientists. This is particularly true in Latin America, a land of contrasts.

Whereas in 2010, an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale ravaged Haiti, claiming nearly a quarter of a million lives, a few weeks ago in Mexico, an earthquake of similar magnitude (7.4) caused only a few cracks and minor injuries.

10 Apr 2012 description

a. Contexto

El continente Americano es el segundo más propenso a la ocurrencia de desastres naturales. Solamente en 2010, el 25.2% de los desastres globales ocurrieron en esta región. Como ejemplo de los graves desastres vale la pena mencionar los estragos de eventos como el huracán Mitch que en 1998 azotó la región centroamericana dejando a su paso más de 3.2 millones de afectados y el terremoto de Pisco en Perú en 2007 que dejó más de 658.000 afectados.

18 Mar 2012 description

17 Mar 2012 20:16

By Antonio De la Jara and Terry Wade

MONTEVIDEO, March 17 (Reuters) - The Inter-American Development Bank has proposed allowing member countries to tap loans in case they need to respond to natural disasters, the multilateral lender's president said on Saturday.

Luis Alberto Moreno said the disaster funding would be financed by credits normally set aside for counter-cyclical spending in sharp economic downturns.

16 Jan 2012 description
report Swiss Re

17 January 2012, Zurich

Much of the world is still vastly underinsured against earthquake risk, study finds - Underinsurance often due to low risk awareness in earthquake-prone areas - Earthquake models should consider secondary-loss factors more comprehensively

19 Nov 2011 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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.

30 Aug 2011 description
report Cruz Roja Chilena

En marco del Taller Regional de Intercambio de Experiencias sobre Riesgo Urbano en las Américas, organizado por la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja, el director nacional de gestión del riesgo, Nelson Hernández, expuso sobre la gestión en desastres que desarrolló nuestra organización tras el 27F.

07 Jun 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Americas zone office is guided by its work with the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas in line with Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.

06 Jun 2011 description

Geneva/Oslo, 6 June 2011 – Over 42 million people across the world were forced to flee due to disasters triggered by sudden‐onset natural hazards in 2010, according to a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)’s Geneva‐based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). In 2009, 17 million people were displaced by such disasters, and 36 million in 2008.