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Washington, December 14, 2018 - The World Bank announced a new US$140 million grant to maintain the delivery of emergency cash transfers to 1.5 million poor and most vulnerable Yemeni households, covering a total of 9 million individuals. The new grant is from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank fund for the world’s poorest countries.
Between June 1 and August 18, 2018, Kerala experienced the worst floods ever since 1924. The torrential rains triggered several landslides and forced the release of excess water from 37 dams across the state, aggravating the flood impact. Nearly 341 landslides were reported from 10 districts. The devastating floods and landslides affected 5.4 million people, displaced 1.4 million people, and took 433 lives. The Government reports that 1,259 out of 1,664 villages spread across the state’s 14 districts were affected.
Germany, through KfW, contributes an additional €15 million to the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program
Technical Deep Dive on Seismic Risk and Resilience
Every year, approximately 70,000 people die worldwide from natural disasters. Most of these deaths are caused by building collapse during earthquakes, and the great majority occur in developing countries. Earthquakes also push approximately 4 million people into extreme poverty every year. Earthquakes test the strength of societies, governments, and the built environment.
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La Banque mondiale recrute un Consultant avec expertise et expérience de la gestion de base de données et des enquêtes auprès des ménages, pour la définition d’un Questionnaire Harmonisé pour la collecte de données sur les individus qui sont bénéficiaires de programmes de filets sociaux en République centrafricaine (RCA).
La définition du Questionnaire Harmonisé est la première étape d’un processus pour le pilotage et la mise en œuvre d’un Registre intégré de bénéficiaires des programmes de filets sociaux.
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Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Finance
Jump into a case study and understand how governments have to make difficult trade-offs in the aftermath of a disaster. Gain key insights into a range of innovative disaster risk finance projects across the globe.