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30 Sep 2016 description
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Vice President Leni Robredo, newly installed as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council admits only around 1% of the target of 205,000 homes has been achieved.
30 Jul 2015 description
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As Pakistan faces its fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding, relief workers are urging the government to do more to ensure inevitable future inundations do less harm. At least 86 people have died and more than 500,000 have been affected over the past week.
11 May 2015 description
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Two people died but officials and aid agencies said a greater impact had been averted because people had learnt to heed warnings in the wake of the Haiyan disaster.
04 Nov 2014 description
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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.
17 Oct 2014 description
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A combination of reactive instincts, weak local governance, and geographic diversity means the country continues to grapple with the fall-out from small-scale disasters, experts say.
09 Oct 2014 description
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Due to stagnant water - an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes - the risk of an increase in dengue cases, malaria and cholera outbreak is high, as water sources are contaminated, said WHO.
17 Sep 2014 description
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Humanitarian teams are working alongside local government authorities to assess needs after a 'super-flood' wreaked havoc throughout Punjab, the most populous province.
11 Sep 2014 description
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Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable.
06 Aug 2014 description
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Experts say the landslide on August 2, one of the deadliest in the country’s recent history, is a wake-up call for hazard mapping, early warning, and disaster management.
23 Jun 2014 description
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As the typhoon season begins, a shortage of viable evacuation centres in areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan has raised concerns that survivors will not have alternative accommodation in case of another one.
12 Jun 2014 description
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Cash-strapped aid agencies are scrambling to respond to an escalating humanitarian crisis after Islamist militants seized control of Mosul, forcing half a million people to flee.
02 May 2014 description
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More than 3,000 families displaced by floods are facing looming food shortages after more than three months living in crowded, unsanitary conditions at a temporary camp.
28 Apr 2014 description
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Since fighting broke out across nearly half of South Sudan in mid-December, at least 75,000 people have fled to UN compounds, desperate for security and shelter. More than four months later, as battles continue, the displaced are still arriving at the UN gates.
16 Apr 2014 description
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Dense populations in cities mean a disaster would incur more fatalities and more damage to the infrastructure per square kilometer. Reaching affected people is also more difficult as access is blocked.
18 Feb 2014 description
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Building and planning code violations were largely to blame for the deaths - amid torrential rain earlier this month - of dozens of people in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.
17 Feb 2014 description
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In early February, a group of Arab donors visited the food-insecure regions of Brakna and Gorgol, a trip organized by UNOCHA. Gogol and Brakna are severely food insecure.
29 Jan 2014 description
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During the first half of January, 84 dengue cases were reported from one of the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Health officials are also on alert for a measles outbreak.
05 Dec 2013 description
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Up to 5 December, some 21,000 children have been screened for acute malnutrition; 172 had severe acute malnutrition and another 531 had signs of moderate acute malnutrition.
03 Dec 2013 description
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Back-to-back emergencies in the Philippines have exposed the need for more support for local aid workers, who are often the first responders but among the last to get help.
03 Dec 2013 description
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Food insecurity affects all nine townships of Chin State where 73 percent of the estimated 500,000 population live below the poverty line, according to government estimates.