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21 Nov 2017 description
The estimates of natural disaster economic damages (US$ 154 billion) place last year as the fifth costliest since 2006, 12% above the 2006-2015 annual average.
03 Nov 2017 description
Since 2000, more than 11 million people have been affected by tsunamis, resulting in some 250,000 deaths, with the highest death tolls in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan, India and Thailand.
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.
12 Dec 2016 description
A 6.4M earthquake in Aceh resulted in 101 deaths, 670 injuries and displaced more than 83,000 people. Nearly 3,000 homes were heavily damaged.
14 Nov 2016 description
Incessant rains across Java Island and in Aceh and Jambi provinces triggered floods. The government warned that 41 million people across Indonesia were at moderate or high at risk of landslides.
04 Nov 2016 description
Because tsunamis are the deadliest type of major natural disaster in terms of the proportion of victims killed, World Tsunami Awareness Day is being inaugurated on November 5, 2016.
30 Aug 2016 description
By 2050, 3.4 billion people could be living in water-stressed areas in Asia and the Pacific while water demand will increase by 55%, states new report.
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
10 Mar 2016 description
Thousands of displaced families and elderly people are still unable to return home the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011.
11 Feb 2016 description
The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis.
04 Feb 2016 description
Participants from 16 countries are giving feedback on Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory enhanced forecasting products.
27 Oct 2015 description
A new ESCAP report identifies emerging new risks in the region. It focuses on cross-border disasters, such as earthquakes, droughts, tropical cyclones and floods.
05 Jun 2015 description
Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance, finds IDMC report.
15 Apr 2015 description
A new policy brief stresses that addressing social and psychological consequences of displacement is as important as the (re-)construction of physical infrastructure and environmental remediation.
17 Mar 2015 description
FAO analysed post-disaster needs assessments in 48 developing countries between 2003 and 2013, and found that nearly a quarter of damages were borne by the agricultural sector.
10 Feb 2015 description
The Toolkit is targeted at practitioners responsible for implementing recovery programmes, designed as a ‘how to’ guide on managing complex post-disaster recovery programmes.
30 Jan 2015 description
Between October and December 2014, landslides occurrences increased by 224 per cent, flooding by 21 per cent and whirlwinds by 31 per cent compared to the same period in 2013.
28 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN
Even after receiving more than US$7.7 billion in aid, Aceh remains one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia, with 18 percent of the population living below the country’s poverty line, against the national average of 11 percent.
26 Dec 2014 description
Like most of their peers around the world, countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami had few pre-established rules for managing incoming humanitarian assistance.
23 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN
The disaster halted the violence, giving space for humanitarian response and unprecedented cooperation between Jakarta and the rebels.