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10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch
In 2016, Haiti was hit by the strongest hurricane in over 50 years and Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston. Thus Haiti ranks first and Fiji third in the index of the most-affected countries in 2016.
02 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam
Between 2008 and 2016, people in low- and lower-middle income countries were around five times more likely to be displaced by sudden-onset extreme weather disasters.
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.
03 Aug 2017 description
Climate change could make much of South Asia - home to a fifth of the world's population - too hot for human survival by the end of this century, researchers are warning.
21 Mar 2017 description
Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017, said the World Meteorological Organization. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system.
17 May 2016 description
report GFDRR
Annual total damages have increased tenfold between 1976–1985 and 2005–2014 from US$14 billion to more than US$140 billion. Such losses are expected to continue growing.
03 May 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
A staggering 330 million Indians, a quarter of the country’s population, are reeling under the effects of a severe drought, resulting in an acute drinking water shortage and agricultural distress.
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.
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.
26 Nov 2015 description
A preliminary estimate based on data from January to October shows that the global average surface temperature for 2015 so far was approximately 1°C above the pre-industrial 1880-1899 period.
12 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN
Iraq is the world’s second most dangerous country, but what is less well known is that its harsh climate, heavy rain as well as extremes in temperature, can also prove fatal. At least 58 people have died in the recent floods.
15 Sep 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
In recent months, up to five million people living across Syria have suffered the consequences of long and sometimes deliberate interruptions to their water supplies.
20 Aug 2015 description
In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, home to at least 410,000 refugees, temperatures have reached as high as 42 degrees. The heat isn’t just bringing discomfort; it’s bringing sickness.
28 Jul 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
22 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
To address the crisis, and despite the ongoing violence, UNICEF has trebled the scale of its water-trucking services from 800,000 to 2.5 million litres a day, the largest volume of water delivered since the start of the conflict.
21 Jul 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
14 Jul 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
07 Jul 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
25 May 2015 description
As of 23 May, more than 350 people are reported to have died in a heat wave in India. The heat wave, which began in mid-April, had its peak casualty rate from around 17 May.