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11 Feb 2015 description
Improved preparedness measures and early warning systems, as well as larger evacuations, consistently moved people to safety and reduced the number of casualties.
07 Jan 2015 description
report Munich Re
At 7,700, the number of fatalities was much lower than in 2013 (21,000) and also well below the average figures of the past ten and 30 years (97,000 and 56,000 respectively).
09 Dec 2014 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.
02 Dec 2014 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.
17 Nov 2014 description
Flooding across Indonesia has killed one person and affected over 53,000 people. Local authorities are responding to these events, deploying teams and relief items.
11 Nov 2014 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 Nov 2014 description
As of 5 Nov 2014, 10 bodies were recovered at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla estate. 1,875 people were affected, 5 were injured and 28 are still missing.
04 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN
Experts are advocating that rigorous early warning and evacuation procedures – now more focused on tsunami threats - be adapted to landslide-prone areas in other parts of the island as well.
03 Nov 2014 description
On 29 October a landslide occurred in Badulla district, east of Colombo. 1,067 people were affected, 3 people died, 100 are still missing and 66 house were totally destroyed.
21 Oct 2014 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.
20 Oct 2014 description
The death toll from Hudhud stands at 45 with around 920,000 affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps as authorities are providing food to 685,000 people.
14 Oct 2014 description
UNISDR said India had demonstrated that a “zero casualty” focus was both feasible and actionable after again minimising loss of life in the face of a severe cyclone.
13 Oct 2014 description
On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated
07 Oct 2014 description
At least 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 87,000 hectares of crops damaged in north-eastern India. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died due to landslides and collapsed buildings.
30 Sep 2014 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.
16 Sep 2014 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.
05 Aug 2014 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.
29 Jul 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
21 Jul 2014 description
In the Philippines, 54 people were reported dead, 100 were injured and three are still missing. Around 525,800 people were displaced and seeking shelter in 1,200 evacuation centres.
01 Jul 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.