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19 Aug 2018 description

Thursday, 16 August 2018 10:11 GMT

As climate change brings worsening storms and other extreme weather, measuring financial losses and deaths may not be enough

By Sebastian Rodriguez

CORRALILLO, Costa Rica, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When tropical storm Nate hit Costa Rica in 2017, it lashed the Central American nation for three days. Nearly a year later, memories of the storm are still fresh for many - including for Marielos Alvarado.

11 Jul 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Inter-Tropical Convergence (ZIC), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, caused Tropical Storm Nate to develop on 5 October 2017, which generated flooding throughout Costa Rica.

18 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Inter-Tropical Convergence (ZIC), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, caused Tropical Storm Nate to develop on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding throughout Costa Rica.

26 Apr 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 1,127,952 Swiss francs (decreased from 1,523,001 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Costa Rican Red Cross (CRRC) to deliver assistance and support to 24,000 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: livelihoods and basic needs (including multi-purpose/unconditional cash transfer programming [CTP]); health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction …

09 Apr 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of InterTropical Convergence (ZIC), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, caused Tropical Storm Nate to develop on 5 October 2017, which generated flooding throughout Costa Rica.

06 Apr 2018 description

The World Meteorological Organization’s Hurricane Committee meets from 9 to 13 April to review the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and to discuss regional coordination and operational planning to protect lives and property in the forthcoming one.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

15 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Intertropical Convergence (ZCI), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, hovered over Costa Rica; it subsequently developed into Tropical Storm Nate on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding and landslides throughout the country.

06 Dec 2017 description

Summary: Following the declaration of a yellow alert on 4 October 2017, the NRC activated its emergency operation centre, and it prepared its staff at the national and branch levels; it also activated its Monitoring and Information Commission to track situation reports from the Pacific Region departments of Rivas, Carazo, León and Chinandega and in the central regions of Matagalpa and Juigalpa.

01 Dec 2017 description

The three Rome-based UN agencies will strengthen their commitment to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with an initial focus on Haiti, Guatemala and Colombia.

November 30, 2017 - The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

03 Nov 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Tropical storm “Nate” formed on Thursday the 5th of October in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. The storm caused heavy rains and landslides throughout several countries in Central America. In Costa Rica, landslides caused significant damage to roads and villages, cutting off some areas. According to the National Emergency Commission more than 11,517 persons are in 178 shelters around the nation after having to leave their homes because of flooding and the risk of unstable ground giving way. More than a dozen main roads were closed, while others were only partially open.

03 Nov 2017 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Intertropical Convergence (ZCI), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, hovered over Costa Rica; it subsequently developed Costa Rica into Tropical Storm Nate on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding and landslides throughout the country.

01 Nov 2017 description

Feature

Iraq

Affected areas Kirkuk and Salah Din governorates
Cause of displacement Conflict
Figures More than 133,000 new displacements between 21 September and 17 October

Context

31 Oct 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Tropical storm “Nate” formed on Thursday the 5th of October off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. The storm caused heavy rains and landslides throughout several countries in Central America. According to the report of SINAPRED (National System for Disaster Prevention), 73 municipalities from 11 departments were affected by heavy rains and winds (Chontales, Madriz, Boaco, Rio San Juan, Nueva Segovia, Triangulo Minero, Carazo, Rivas, Granada and the North Caribbean.). There are varying degrees damage throughout the 124 neighbourhoods and communities.

23 Oct 2017 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide humanitarian assistance worth US$550,000 to four Caribbean countries (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Antigua and Barbuda) affected by a series of hurricanes that recently hit the Caribbean coastal areas.

o Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Nate have caused huge loss of human lives and property in the countries.

13 Oct 2017 description

Geneva / Panama, 12 October 2017 - Heavy flooding across Costa Rica has displaced thousands and disrupted critical water and sanitation services, leaving more than 500,000 people without drinking water across the country.

13 Oct 2017 description

The Appeal

The Costa Rica Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are supporting devastated communities after Tropical Storm Nate caused widespread flooding across the country.

  • 1,523,001 Swiss francs needed for urgent humanitarian relief

  • 24,000 people in desperate need of help

Snapshot

13 Oct 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 06 September to 13 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October 2017.

Highlights