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04 Mar 2013 description
In Central African Republic, an armed faction of the Seleka rebel coalition attacked the northern town of Sido in an apparent breach of the recent peace accord; 1,100,000 people estimated affected.
11 Dec 2012 description
In 2012 so far, floods were the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia (44%), accounted for 54% of the death toll, 78% of people affected and 56% of all economic damages in the region.
06 Dec 2012 description
An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available
03 Dec 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
26 Nov 2012 description
Household food security in Kyrgyzstan has deteriorated, with an estimated 25 % of the population - about 1.3 million people - considered food insecure
19 Nov 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
12 Nov 2012 description
Both Guatemala and Myanmar were affected by earthquakes during the reporting period. On 7 November, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck the pacific coast of Guatemala, affecting more than 600,000 people followed by a second quake of 6.2 magnitude on 11 November. There were no immediate reports of...
05 Nov 2012 description
Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army...
29 Oct 2012 description
This week, renewed violence between Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims took place in Rahkin state in Myanmar, affecting an estimated 28,000 people. Sectarian violence between the two communities in June already left more than 75,000 people displaced. Despite a four-day truce that was supposed to...
22 Oct 2012 description
This week, armed violence continued to escalate in Syria with heavy fighting occurring in Homs, Daraa, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus. The Government has been accused of using cluster munitions in populated areas. There is an increasing risk of regional spill over, the most recent...
14 Oct 2012 description
report Inter Press Service
By Julia Kallas UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 2012 (IPS) - Women and girls can be powerful agents of change, but they are disproportionately affected by disasters because of social roles, discrimination and poverty. The International Day for Disaster Reduction on Saturday this year celebrates the theme...
08 Oct 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front agree on framework towards a new Bangsamoro political entity. 367,000 people still displaced by monsoon floods in Luzon. New United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines assumes post. Link: Philippines...
02 Oct 2012 description
report AmeriCares
Grants help partners quickly respond to disasters October 1, 2012 AmeriCares Global Pre-Positioning Initiative, launched in early 2012, has already helped crucial aid quickly reach flood survivors in Pakistan, the Philippines, Colombia, India and Indonesia – aid that is put in place before...
06 Sep 2012 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children warns that more typhoons are expected in coming months Over half a million children are still living in evacuation centres or with host families a month after floods triggered by Tropical Storm “Haikui” hit the Philippines. Save the Children warns that the most severe...
20 Aug 2012 description
Situation Overview: "IGME" has intensified into typhoon as it continues to move north slowly. EFFECTS: A. INCIDENTS MONITORED Two (2) flashflood incidents in Region 1 B. AFFECTED POPULATION As of 6:00pm, 20 August 2012, the total population affected in Region 1 is 353 families/...
13 Aug 2012 description
The European Union is allocating € 700,000 to support the emergency response and provide relief to the families affected by floods in the Philippines during the past week. Mr Lubomir Frebort, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, said that the European Commissioner...
15 Jun 2012 description
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is on full alert, ready to roll out its disaster action plan, as the country braces itself for the fury of typhoon Butchoy (international code name Guchol) that has threatened the country and likely to hit Eastern Visayas and Northern Luzon. PRC Chairman Richard J....