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23 Oct 2018 description
infographic Pacific Disaster Center

NWS Summary: At 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Willa was located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 107.2 West. Willa is moving toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this general motion should continue tonight. Willa is forecast to accelerate toward the north-northeast and move over or very near the Islas Marias early Tuesday and make landfall along the west-central coast of mainland Mexico in the hurricane warning area Tuesday afternoon or evening. Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph (250 km/h) with higher gusts.

23 Oct 2018 description
infographic Pacific Disaster Center

Capital exposure estimated using PDC’s All-Hazard Impact Model (AIM) (Experimental) Population and household estimates obtained from weighted census block data (2010).

23 Oct 2018 description
infographic Pacific Disaster Center

*Anticipated impacts are experimental and should be used For Planning Purposes Only. Severity of damage will vary throughout the impacted area. Anticipated Impacts are based on Advisory 11.

23 Oct 2018 description
infographic Pacific Disaster Center

*Anticipated impacts are experimental and should be used For Planning Purposes Only. Severity of damage will vary throughout the impacted area. Anticipated Impacts are based on Advisory 11.

23 Oct 2018 description
infographic Pacific Disaster Center

*Anticipated impacts are experimental and should be used For Planning Purposes Only. Severity of damage will vary throughout the impacted area. Anticipated Impacts are based on Advisory 11.

23 Oct 2018 description

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top U.N. adviser has urged the global body to put victims at the heart of its efforts to combat sexual harassment, saying it had to do more than pay lip service to zero tolerance.

Purna Sen said the United Nations too often sidelined victims in favour of technocrats, citing the current practice of sharing the outcome of internal investigations only with the suspect - and not the complainant.

22 Oct 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

General Objective

Assess individual and community characteristics of Jordanian and Syrian women engaged in the formal labour market to inform programming aimed at removing gendered barriers to Jordanian and Syrian women’s participation on the labour market.

Specific Objective(s)

22 Oct 2018 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 22, 2018. On Friday October 19th, Barbados Prime Minister Honourable Mia Amor Mottley met with CCRIF CEO Mr. Isaac Anthony, Deputy Chairperson Mrs. Desirée Cherebin and Board member Mrs. Faye Hardy at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF to the Government of Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk in October. The payout of US$5.8 million – or BDS$11.6 million – was made under the country’s Excess Rainfall policy and was made within 14 days of the event.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Pacific Disaster Center

NWS Summary: At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Willa was located near latitude 19.1 North, longitude 107.2 West. Willa is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. Willa is forecast to accelerate toward the north-northeast and move over or very near the Islas Marias early Tuesday and make landfall along the southwestern coast of mainland Mexico in the hurricane warning area Tuesday afternoon or evening.

22 Oct 2018 description

By Jared Ferrie and Annie Banerji

OU KRALANH, Cambodia/TOLAKCHUIN, India, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Phally Chhiv placed a pot of simmering soup filled with fish and greens on a wooden platform outside her one-room home in northwestern Cambodia - using nutrient-packed minnows that experts hope can help to end global hunger.

22 Oct 2018 description

Activists are concerned that a shortage of housing in Germany is hindering refugee integration

By Morgan Meaker

MUNICH, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Firas swapped civil war in Syria for a chaotic refugee camp in Germany. Now he wants a home.

Since January 2016, the 28-year-old graduate has lived in three different refugee camps in Germany's southern Bavarian region and is now worn out and sick of night-long noise.

22 Oct 2018 description

Poor countries without insurance face crippling losses in the face of worsening floods, storms and other disasters

By Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disaster-prone developing nations, including Bangladesh and Indonesia, are exposed to crippling losses when storms, floods or earthquakes strike because they suffer from a dangerous lack of insurance, industry experts said on Monday.

20 Oct 2018 description

Malians are cautiously turning to a new farming technique that could boost harvests and help them adapt to the effects of climate change

By Dieneba Deme

BAGUINEDA, Mali, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in the Malian desert near the famed town of Timbuktu a decade ago, a passerby could have mistaken the crop for another desert mirage.

19 Oct 2018 description

Overview

On 28 September 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake had it’s epicenter in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province triggering a tsunami with waves upto 3 metres high and landslides that resulted in widespread damage and loss of lives. The earthquake occured less than two months after a series of earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island.

19 Oct 2018 description

While the technology has not advanced far enough to make a full swap viable, some solar projects are already underway in the field and aid workers expect many more to follow

By Lin Taylor

LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cheap, reliable and hard to hijack, the sun could be an ideal energy source in many war zones and disaster areas, prompting aid agencies to consider ditching costly fuel for solar power.

19 Oct 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, October 19, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – yesterday hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges of development and displacement.

18 Oct 2018 description

by Michael Taylor | @MickSTaylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:00 GMT

By Michael Taylor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Weeks after a powerful 2016 earthquake sent glass and masonry toppling from buildings in New Zealand's capital, work began on how the "lifelines of the city", such as water supplies, could be protected in the event of a similar or bigger disaster.