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25 Jun 2018 description
CERF funding enabled 12 UN agencies together with 589 partners to provide life-saving assistance in 2016 and 2017 to 22.5 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 47 countries.
16 Nov 2017 description
Vulnerable communities in Africa, the Pacific, and Caribbean are benefiting from improved early warning systems as part of a drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation.
10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch
In 2016, Haiti was hit by the strongest hurricane in over 50 years and Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston. Thus Haiti ranks first and Fiji third in the index of the most-affected countries in 2016.
17 Feb 2017 description
“More than 32,000 houses were damaged or destroyed,” says Red Cross. “The shortage of builders and building materials is delaying people’s ability to repair or reconstruct their homes.”
14 Feb 2017 description
Aid reaches the displaced in Myanmar, severe rainfall hits Fiji, Indonesia and Solomon Islands, while 9,300 people remain displaced in the Philippines after an earthquake.
13 Oct 2016 description
Fiji, India, Nigeria, Peru and Europe were recognized by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction as the five outstanding examples of successful efforts to reduce disaster mortality.
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 $3.4 billion remains.
06 Jul 2016 description
More than 60 million people worldwide are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event and many more are highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect.
06 Jun 2016 description
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesia, 30 people were injured and 912 houses damaged. In Myanmar over 5,280 people displaced following conflict in northern Shan State.
24 May 2016 description
The category 5 cyclone, the worst in Fiji’s history, affected 350,000 people - almost half Fiji’s population - and destroyed or damaged more than 30,000 homes.
09 May 2016 description
During the past week, strong winds, heavy rain and hail in various parts of Myanmar have affected over 64,500 people and damaged over 23,300 houses.
19 Apr 2016 description
"There is an acute need for the distribution of more seeds and seedlings to kick-start food production in areas hit by the cyclone and floods.", said UN Humanitarian Coordinator.
19 Apr 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
18 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service
As Fiji and other UN Member States are preparing for the historic signing of the Paris Agreement, residents of the South Pacific country are trying to recover from one of the region’s fiercest storms.
11 Apr 2016 description
Prolonged dry weather has triggered drought conditions across India and Sri Lanka. In Fiji, Cyclone Zena caused widespread flooding increasing the risk of water-borne diseases.
06 Apr 2016 description
Before approaching Fiji, Zena impacted northern Vanuatu on Tuesday night. Its National Disaster Management Office is deploying assessment teams to report on any damage.
05 Apr 2016 description
WHO and partners need US$ 2.2 billion to provide lifesaving health services to more than 79 million people in more than 30 countries facing protracted emergencies this year, according to WHO's Humanitarian Response Plans 2016.
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.
30 Mar 2016 description
The Fiji Government estimates that almost 350,000 people – 40% of the country’s population – have been affected by the Category 5 storm, the strongest ever to hit Fiji.
30 Mar 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.