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06 Dec 2017 description
Running until March 2021, the project will strengthen weather-, climate- and water-related impact-based decision support services and so help protect lives and property.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
10 Oct 2017 description
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows that the greatest impacts of disasters are in countries which have the least capacity to prepare or respond to these events.
22 Jun 2017 description
Many ideas are emerging about how growing African cities can cut their risks. Among them: organise slum dwellers to improve the infrastructure or simply sort out which risks are the key ones, experts say.
29 May 2017 description
An estimated 503,560 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been affected by floods and landslides, with 82,998 people displaced. A total of 156 deaths has been confirmed.
08 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified into a category 5 storm as it moves towards New Caledonia, while Bangladesh has seen an increase of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
06 Apr 2017 description
A new publication focuses on five priority Asian countries that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.
22 Feb 2017 description
Mankind's ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a FAO report.
08 Feb 2017 description
After Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines shook up its methods for keeping the public risk-informed, and ensuring early dissemination of warnings and efficient evacuations to promote a “zero casualty” approach.
16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of some two million people, including 520,000 children, in the 18 most affected provinces.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
28 Oct 2016 description
According to the NDMA, about 10,000 educational institutions were damaged or destroyed in the 2010 mega-floods. Since then, another 10,000 schools have been damaged.
11 Oct 2016 description
Strengthening disaster-risk governance and coordination, combined with participation of affected populations, have proved successful in reducing disaster mortality.
17 May 2016 description
report GFDRR
By 2014, all 80 provinces and over 91% of cities/municipalities established DRM offices. To accelerate reforms, capacity building activities for local government agencies benefited from GFDRR funding and technical expertise.
15 May 2016 description
report Christian Aid
A new report shows that more than a billion people are set to be exposed to coastal flooding by 2060 through a combination of rising sea levels, storm surges and extreme weather.
25 Apr 2016 description
The Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
22 Jan 2016 description
Severe drought, flooding, heavy rains and temperature rises are all known effects of El Niño that can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, disease outbreaks, acute water shortages, and disruption of health services.
29 Dec 2015 description
Prevention measures including upgrading early warning systems, revising building codes, and more investment in flood defences are critical to protect more people against disaster impacts.
09 Nov 2015 description
report World Bank
The World Bank says such shocks - including crop failures, spikes in food prices, and increased incidence of diseases after heat waves and floods - could lead to irreversible losses.