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17 Jul 2018 description
WFP’s early warning systems monitor and forecast risk factors to enable governments and humanitarian actors to take early action to prevent a critical situation from becoming an emergency.
15 Jul 2018 description
Opportunities now exist to implement longer-term investment strategies and to build-up the country’s resilience to the recurrent shocks, writes the head of OCHA Somalia.
06 Jul 2018 description
Bangladeshi government receives first phase of $200 million funding package to improve water, sanitation, and disaster risk management for Rohingya refugees.
06 Jul 2018 description
The US$37 million project will result in scaled-up early warning systems, training on glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) preparedness and response, and new protective infrastructure.
02 Jul 2018 description
The second edition of OCHA's guide concentrates on key tools and services that can help disaster managers during the response and preparedness phases of the disaster programme cycle.
20 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America
Guinea is more prepared now. Health workers have learned to recognize the symptoms. The general public is more aware of it, too. And Conakry's Donka Hospital is being expanded.
14 Jun 2018 description
As Bangladesh’s annual wet season has arrived, the UN migration agency is working against the clock to secure infrastructure and strengthen preparedness measures in the refugee camps.
12 Jun 2018 description
The full scale of the disaster is not yet clear. Up to 1.7 million people may be affected by the eruption’s impact on human health, water sources, crops, livestock – everything communities depend on for their livelihoods.
12 Jun 2018 description
WHO is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that malaria cases among Rohingyas are detected early. WHO leads the health response in Cox’s Bazar.
08 Jun 2018 description
Humanitarian and development workers trying to reduce disaster risk too often ignore conflict in their interventions, researchers and policymakers said at a London event on conflict and disasters this week.
01 Jun 2018 description
22 diarrhea treatment centers (DTC) with a total bed capacity of 597, and hundreds of oral rehydration points (ORPs), have been set up across the various camps.
29 May 2018 description
Sagar has affected some 160,000 people in the northern Horn of Africa, killing dozens and causing severe damage to infrastructure and economic loss, especially for those with a traditional pastoral livelihood.
21 May 2018 description
The Ministry of Health, WHO and other key partners are implementing a ring vaccination to protect persons who have had contact with confirmed cases, as well as healthcare workers with potential exposure to EVD.
15 May 2018 description
El complejo está ubicado en el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional e incluye una bodega para resguardar ayuda humanitaria, vital para atender a la población que pueda ser afectada por desastres naturales.
14 May 2018 description
A huge amount of money could be saved by preventative action. An end to violent conflict – one of the main drivers of hunger – could cut food aid costs by up to 50% a year, says the report.
10 May 2018 description
Ten years after Nargis hit Myanmar killing 138,000 people, it is necessary to update early warning systems to track increases in extreme weather events to prevent disasters and save lives.
08 May 2018 description
The 12-acre plot is ready to receive shelters, water, hygiene and education facilities. It will provide new homes for nearly 500 families living in high-risk parts of the refugee site.
08 May 2018 description
The IFRC’s Forecast-based Action fund uses a combination of weather predictions and historical data to fix triggers for the automatic release of money for pre-agreed early action plans.
03 May 2018 description
Los directores regionales del UNICEF y WFP firmaron un acuerdo para apoyar a los gobiernos de la región a estar mejor preparados y equipados para utilizar los programas de transferencias monetarias.
01 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF estimates that over 100,000 people, with about 55,000 children, at risk due to floods and landslides and this figure could go up to 200,000 depending on the intensity of rains.