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02 Oct 2017 description
Ambae Island’s entire population of more than 11,000 people prepare to evacuate their homes as Manaro volcano continues to rumble, belch ash, smoke and volcanic rocks.
22 May 2017 description
The Torres Group of Islands in Vanuatu was the worst affected by TC Donna. Assessments indicate there is sufficient food for two to three weeks, while shelter support is needed in Hiu Island.
20 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has affected the Torba Province, especially the Torres Island group. A significant number of houses were destroyed and the majority of houses were damaged across the islands.
11 May 2017 description
Lessons learned during Cyclone Pam two years ago have ensured Vanuatu Red Cross’ preparations and response to the latest large cyclone to hit the island nation have gone smoothly.
08 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified into a category 5 storm as it moves towards New Caledonia, while Bangladesh has seen an increase of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
06 May 2017 description
Torba Province remains the most affected area. Provincial authorities have conducted a quick rapid assessment with Community Disaster Committees on the four islands: Loh, Hui, Tegua and Toga.
27 Feb 2017 description
Following an outbreak of dengue in the Solomon Islands, 10,095 suspected cases have been reported. Recent heavy rains may exacerbate the situation.
06 Feb 2017 description
As of 6 February, about 178,000 people in north-eastern Mindanao remain displaced by flooding caused by a series of weather systems that since 8 January have brought heavy rains to the Philippines.
04 Nov 2016 description
Because tsunamis are the deadliest type of major natural disaster in terms of the proportion of victims killed, World Tsunami Awareness Day is being inaugurated on November 5, 2016.
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.
02 Aug 2016 description
The goal of robust legislation for disaster management is getting closer as the government moves into final drafting of recommendations to submit to the State Law Office, which intends the laws to be passed before year-end.
22 Jun 2016 description
report Save the Children
The report highlights the continuing impact that disasters have on education by profiling the earthquakes in Nepal, floods in Indonesia and Myanmar, Typhoon Koppu, and Cyclone Pam.
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
18 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service
As Fiji and other UN Member States are preparing for the historic signing of the Paris Agreement, residents of the South Pacific country are trying to recover from one of the region’s fiercest storms.
06 Apr 2016 description
Before approaching Fiji, Zena impacted northern Vanuatu on Tuesday night. Its National Disaster Management Office is deploying assessment teams to report on any damage.
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.
17 Mar 2016 description
report Theirworld
Despite the record number of children being affected by crises, less than 2% of all humanitarian aid in 2015 went to education. That has left an annual funding shortfall of $9 billion.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
17 Feb 2016 description
$56 million is required to implement the strategic plan which aims to provide support to affected countries, build capacity to prevent further outbreaks and control them when they do occur.