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28 Jul 2017 description
OCHA activa Fondo de Reserva para emergencias súbitas para financiar tres proyectos para atender zonas afectadas por el conflicto, emergencia por inundaciones y restricción de movilidad.
24 May 2017 description
Los nuevos fondos se utilizarán para fortalecer la resiliencia de las comunidades locales y apoyar las necesidades de seguridad alimentaria de las poblaciones afectadas por desastres naturales.
20 Apr 2017 description
Events such as the Colombia mudslide, the recent Peru floods, and last October’s Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic forces that place human settlements at risk.
16 Apr 2017 description
report ACT Alliance
The US$ 179,493 appeal targets priority needs in Mocoa identified as food security, WASH, community-based psychosocial support, protection, livelihood and early recovery.
07 Apr 2017 description
In total, 200 tents with the capacity of 1,000 people were set up in Mocoa. However, many of the affected families are staying with relatives and friends, which makes it difficult for them to access humanitarian aid.
06 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN
South America is in the grip of an unprecedented climate phenomenon that has unleashed unusually heavy rains and taken a destructive toll and could be several weeks away from abating.
03 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America
Several rivers burst their banks near the city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing into houses as people slept.
05 Jan 2017 description
report Munich Re
The losses totalled US$175 billion, two-thirds more than in the previous year. The share of uninsured losses remained substantial at around 70 per cent.
26 Sep 2016 description
Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, affecting 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities.
22 Aug 2016 description
A measles outbreak in Myanmar has caused 34 deaths, mostly young children. Health authorities have established containment zones and initiated an emergency vaccination campaign.
01 Aug 2016 description
Millions of people have been affected by floods triggered by monsoon rains and Typhoon Nepartak in China, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan.
25 Jul 2016 description
During the past week, torrential rains continued to affect several parts of Indonesia. On 19 July, at least 100 houses were inundated in Sorong city, West Papua province.
11 Jul 2016 description
A total of 449,000 people in China were affected by Typhoon Nepartak, including some 203,000 people in 10 cities. At least 7,500 families have been affected in the Philippines.
04 Jul 2016 description
At least 14 deaths have been recorded and some 20 people are reported missing, with 120,000 people temporarily relocated due to the recent flooding in China.
27 Jun 2016 description
In China, nine million people have been affected by torrential rainfall across 10 provinces. In the Philippines, 5,100 people in Maguindanao province have been affected by floods.
19 Jan 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.
13 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
For the last 2 weeks of 2015, the “Divisions Provinciales Sanitaires” of Ituri and in former Katanga province have recorded more than 180 cholera cases each.
12 Jan 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.
22 Dec 2015 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.
10 Dec 2015 description
Based on weekly GEO and three years of data on humanitarian needs across 150 countries, ACAPS has identified eleven countries where humanitarian needs are likely to be highest in 2016.