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22 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR
El presente análisis tiene por objetivo evaluar el impacto de las inundaciones en el estado de Tabasco entre los años 2007 y 2010 y de las inversiones en RRD en el bienestar socioeconómico de la población de Tabasco.
14 Mar 2013 description
The world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $100 billion due to an enormous increase in exposure of industrial assets to extreme disaster events.
12 Mar 2013 description
The plan was drafted by the Solomon Islands Government and humanitarian partners and was presented to donors on 7 March. SB$24 million of funding requirements remain unmet. A further SB$30.8 million has been identified for reconstruction activities. While emergency shelter and WASH needs are being met, the costly medium and longer term reconstruction of homes and rehabilitation of water systems will require additional funding.
26 Feb 2013 description
Tropical Depression Crising passed just below the southern Philippines, causing landslides and flash flooding. Heavy rain also caused flash flooding and landslides across Western Indonesia. 10 people were killed and over 5,000 homes destroyed.
21 Feb 2013 description
Aid agencies continue to provide hygiene kits and safe water to affected people whilst traditional water sources are being rehabilitated.
18 Feb 2013 description
The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week
11 Feb 2013 description
Aftershocks are preventing people from returning their home. Drinking water is the most acute need.
11 Feb 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
07 Feb 2013 description
The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society reports that water supply in Lata is significantly damaged, affecting more than 2,300 people.
06 Feb 2013 description
Many small islands are already suffering from recurrent flooding. More action needs to be taken to increase their capacities to deal with sea level rise.
09 Jul 2012 description
DESTACADOS: PARAGUAY: Las autoridades estiman que aún hay 10,000 familias en necesidad alimentaria. CUBA: Un inusual brote de cólera en la provincia de Granma ha dejado tres muertos. PERÚ: Las autoridades han movilizado más de 92,000 frazadas a las zonas afectadas por las heladas.
25 Jun 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS:  PERU: Cold Weather affects about 11,665 people in the Andean region.  MEXICO: Hurricane Carlotta affected more than 12,000 families in the state of Oaxaca  BOLIVIA: More than 720 confirmed cases of influenza AH1N1.
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
23 Dec 2011 description
report AlertNet
BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Unusually heavy rains unleashed devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam this year, disrupting the lives of some 15 million people and killing around 1,000. Damage to property and infrastructure runs to billions of dollars. Yet none of the countries asked for...
28 Nov 2011 description
Floods, triggered by torrential rain, have ravaged the central region over the weekend, with a countless number of houses and rice crops inundated or destroyed. According to a report from the Central Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Control, average rainfall on Friday and Saturday in central...
22 Nov 2011 description
Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods International rice prices are uncertain in the wake of flooding that has devastated several nations in Southeast Asia, according to FAO. Despite the loss of a few million tonnes of rice in Thailand because of the floods, FAO has raised its forecast...
10 Nov 2011 description
10 November 2011, Hanoi and Bangkok — The Viet Nam Red Cross is appealing to the international community for 1.1 million Swiss francs to assist 42,000 people who have been affected by the worst floods to affect the country’s Mekong Delta in more than a decade. The main focus of the National...
21 Oct 2011 description
BANGKOK, 21 October 2011 – The floods which have affected eight million people across South East Asia, and which now threaten Bangkok, have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction with many children drowning because they cannot swim, and thousands of workers now unemployed because of...
18 Oct 2011 description
CHF 210,710 is being allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,000 families (42,000 beneficiaries) for three months. Summary: Inhabitants of the Mekong Delta region in Viet Nam have been...
10 Oct 2011 description
Heavy rains across Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos have resulted in record flood levels in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta. According to authorities, water levels are at a 10 year high. At least 23 people have been killed, with 30,600 houses flooded and around 14,800 acres of rice crop submerged. An...