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11 May 2017 description
Lessons learned during Cyclone Pam two years ago have ensured Vanuatu Red Cross’ preparations and response to the latest large cyclone to hit the island nation have gone smoothly.
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.
02 Nov 2016 description
In conflict situations, simple communication technologies can help researchers and humanitarian organisations collect more accurate data on the effects of humanitarian aid.
11 Oct 2016 description
Strengthening disaster-risk governance and coordination, combined with participation of affected populations, have proved successful in reducing disaster mortality.
30 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN
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.
16 Aug 2016 description
The dramatic 2015-2016 El Niño event hit the poorest and most vulnerable communities hardest, disproportionally affecting women and girls. To date, a funding gap of $3.4 billion remains.
08 Aug 2016 description
In Myanmar, nearly 360,000 people have been displaced by seasonal monsoon flooding. In the Philippines, 8,300 people are displaced following Tropical Storm Nida.
02 Aug 2016 description
The goal of robust legislation for disaster management is getting closer as the government moves into final drafting of recommendations to submit to the State Law Office, which intends the laws to be passed before year-end.
01 Aug 2016 description
Millions of people have been affected by floods triggered by monsoon rains and Typhoon Nepartak in China, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan.
22 Jun 2016 description
report Save the Children
The report highlights the continuing impact that disasters have on education by profiling the earthquakes in Nepal, floods in Indonesia and Myanmar, Typhoon Koppu, and Cyclone Pam.
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.
17 May 2016 description
A HelpAge analysis of more than 16,000 proposed projects between 2010 and 2014 found that only 154 had any activity specifically targeting older people, most of which weren’t funded.
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.
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.
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.
18 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service
As Fiji and other UN Member States are preparing for the historic signing of the Paris Agreement, residents of the South Pacific country are trying to recover from one of the region’s fiercest storms.
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.
07 Jan 2016 description
Current estimates suggest that 4.3 million people in 12 Pacific countries could be at risk from changed rainfall patterns caused by El Niño (drought and increased rainfall).