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21 Sep 2016 description
23 countries have issued appeals requiring a total of $5 billion. Only 38 per cent is funded as of September 2016, leaving 60 million people at significant risk of further loss.
16 Aug 2016 description
The dramatic 2015-2016 El Niño event hit the poorest and most vulnerable communities hardest, disproportionally affecting women and girls. To date, a funding gap of $3.4 billion remains.
06 Jul 2016 description
More than 60 million people worldwide are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event and many more are highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect.
17 Jun 2016 description
Almost US$ 122 million needed over the 18 months to implement the revised Zika Strategic Response Plan which places support for women and girls of child-bearing age at its core.
23 May 2016 description
The Sri Lankan Government is leading the response supported by civil society, private organizations, NGOs and UN agencies who are providing relief items from existing in-country stocks.
26 Apr 2016 description
With more than 60 million people affected by extreme weather events worldwide, the "worst-case scenario" could become reality without more funding, said Stephen O'Brien.
04 Apr 2016 description
Humanitarian response in Fiji is moving into the early recovery phase. Priorities include providing permanent shelter and water and sanitation for 350,000 people.
21 Mar 2016 description
El Niño-induced drought has caused reduction of water supply in Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands. From 15 to 21 March, floods affected more than 17,000 in people in Indonesia.
07 Mar 2016 description
As of 7 March, over 1,300 people remain displaced in Myanmar due to fighting that began in early February. In the Philippines, an estimated 66,500 are displaced due to recent fighting.
15 Feb 2016 description
Clashes displaced more than 17,000 people in Maguindanao, Philippines. Fiji is on alert as Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Winston is forecast to pass close to Southern Lau group of islands.
08 Feb 2016 description
As of 8 Feb, Taiwan authorities confirmed at least 37 deaths caused by a 6.4M earthquake. The Marshall Islands has declared a state of emergency in relation to El Niño.
17 Dec 2015 description
report East-West Center
Governments and aid groups can take past experiences with regional drought, current actions being taken, and the predictions for El Niño’s anticipated effects to prepare for this climate event.
30 Nov 2015 description
The weather phenomenon is expected to continue for as long as two years, particularly affecting food security in the region. As many as 13 Pacific countries are at risk.
01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is warning that climate chaos could increase humanitarian emergencies at a time when resources and capacity are already under enormous strain.
14 Sep 2015 description
The United Nations is urging Pacific Islanders and their governments to prepare now for a looming El Niño emergency with the potential to affect more than four million people.
25 Jun 2015 description
The unfolding El Niño event is predicted to be possibly one of the strongest ever recorded, with threats of drought, increased rainfall, cyclones and diseases.
23 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank
The World Bank approved US$32.29 million in IDA grants and credits to support the Pacific Resilience Program – a series of projects to be carried out over the next five years.
22 Jun 2015 description
The 2014 - 2015 cyclone season has been one of the most active in terms of the number and intensity of cyclones, as well as the length of season.
19 Sep 2014 description
Normal to below normal rainfall is evident in many Pacific Island countries with the signs of El Niño development, while measles and chikungunya outbreaks are reported in the region.
26 Jun 2014 description
In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.