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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,...
06 Jun 2011 description
OSLO, Norway – The world needs to urgently redefine its response to natural disasters and displacement, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today as he urged countries to adopt new measures to cope with climate-induced displacement within and across borders. Guterres made his...
26 May 2011 description
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW: A. Severe Weather Bulletin No. 14 re Typhoon “CHEDENG” (SONGDA) · Typhoon “Chedeng” has slightly intensified as it continues to move Northwestward · At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “CHEDENG” was located based on radar, satellite and surface data at 300 km...
25 May 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 May 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 27 May. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • Tropical Storm Songda, locally known as Chedeng, has...
24 May 2011 description
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW: A. Severe Weather Bulletin No. 5 re. Tropical Storm "CHEDENG" (SONGDA) Tropical Storm "CHEDENG" has slowed down as it moves in a west northwest direction