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08 Aug 2012 description
This report is issued by the UN RCHCO with inputs from its UN Field Coordination Offices and other partners and sources. The report covers July 2012. The next report will be issued the first week of September 2012. Political update More than two months after Nepal’s Constituent Assembly (CA) was...
06 Aug 2012 description
report ACT Alliance
Brief description of the emergency and impact Around midnight of 4 August 2012, cloud bursts triggered flash floods and land-slides along the river Assi Ganga and caused loss of life and destruction of houses and infrastructure, in the Uttarkashi district headquarters and surrounding areas. 34...
27 Jul 2012 description
report Christian Aid
July 25 2012 -Tens of thousands of people will be without safe drinking water for months as flooding continues in India’s Assam state, making them vulnerable to life-threatening conditions such as diarrhoea and dysentery. The north-eastern Indian state of Assam is suffering from its worst...
23 Jul 2012 description
report CARE, World Vision
CARE International in the Caucasus and World Vision Georgia conducted a joint rapid assessment of 11 communities in the Akhmeta, Telavi and Gurjaani municipalities of Kakheti on July 20th. The heavy rains, strong winds, hail and flooding that occurred overnight across Georgia in the early hours of...
23 Jul 2012 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to mount while financial resources to respond are declining, as reflected in funding to actions coordinated in the 2012 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) and contributions to the Emergency Response Fund. Funding shortfalls are most likely to...
18 Jul 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund
OVERVIEW UNICEF Pakistan needs US$ 2,828,000 to achieve the critical level of preparedness required to enable an immediate emergency response, given the indication of major floods, combined with areas of drought, affecting the country for the third year in a row. Funds will be used to pre-position...
16 Jul 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Average GAM of 18% countrywide and a Southern region average of 29.5% New displacements rise by 15 per cent in June 75 people die in landslides after earthquakes No ERF funding received to date in 2012, US$100,000 available to address emergencies. US$ 10 million requested. Afghanistan...
11 Jul 2012 description
by Stephen Ryan in India The monsoon is part of the yearly cycle of life in India, and has been for centuries. While those in the north west have been praying for rain to come and lower temperatures, the people of Assam have been inundated and driven from their homes. Soil and paddy fields have...
11 Jul 2012 description
report IRIN
BANGKOK, 11 July 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of people have been left food insecure after extensive flooding, landslides and flash floods in eastern Bangladesh at the end of June. Crops and seed stocks have been badly damaged and it will be three to four months before farmers are able to replant. “We...
04 Jul 2012 description
report Plan International
Plan has launched its aid response in Bangladesh following floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains. With an initial budget of US $ 500,000 the global child rights organization will meet basic needs of 6,000 of the poorest and hardest hit families in three districts with emergency cash...
04 Jul 2012 description
GENEVA, July 4 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that the situation for refugees fleeing Sudan's Blue Nile and South Kordofan states had become critical, with more than 200,000 people displaced into neighbouring South Sudan and Ethiopia and humanitarian...
27 Jun 2012 description
Situation Description: Flash Floods and Landslides affected parts of Makira Ulawa Province. This was the result of very heavy rain that was experienced in the Province over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of June 2012. There has not been any major weather related reasons that analysts from...
27 Jun 2012 description
WFP seasonal assistance to the poorest rural communities across the country helps many families cope with the consequences of the harsh winter they had been through. The family of thirty-year old Burulbu Moldomusaeva is among those families who have been worst-hit by the cold season and has...
15 Jun 2012 description
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is on full alert, ready to roll out its disaster action plan, as the country braces itself for the fury of typhoon Butchoy (international code name Guchol) that has threatened the country and likely to hit Eastern Visayas and Northern Luzon. PRC Chairman Richard J....
11 Jun 2012 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), on 11 June 2012, three earthquakes hit Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region; of varying magnitudes of 5.4 at 09:32am, 5.7 at 09.59am and 4.2 at 01.02pm local time respectively....
28 May 2012 description
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011. In brief Programme outcome In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the East Africa regional representation’s disaster management programme focuses on strengthening...
21 May 2012 description
This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 17 to 20 May 2012. The next report will be issued on or around 21 May 2012. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • Flash floods claimed 19 lives according to ANMDA including women and...
18 May 2012 description
report Kenya Red Cross
Kenya is experiencing a complex situation, where parts of the country, mainly in Nyanza, Rift Valley, Coast provinces and the Nairobi Metropolitan area have experienced flooding, following heavy rains that began mid April 2012 and the rains are still pounding in most of these places. Preliminary...
16 May 2012 description
CHF 122,954 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Georgia Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 400 households (1,800 people). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged. Summary: The central and eastern parts of...
27 Apr 2012 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. Heavy rains...