By Iris van Deinse, IFRC
It has been three weeks since the deadly tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi swept away her house. Every time she thinks about that day, her eyes get wet. “Everyone thought I died,” says Nursiah, while she tries to find valuables and clothes in the debris. Only the blue roof in the rubble reminds her of a place that used to be home.
Urbanization is exacerbating global warming and cities like Hong Kong are heating up fast. And the most vulnerable, such as elderly people, are paying the higher price of hotter weather.
The need to accelerate climate change adaptation and improve multi-hazard early warning systems to increase resilience to extreme weather took centre-stage at WMO’s Regional Association for Asia and the Pacific (RAV), hosted by Tonga from 15-17 October.
Pacific countries presented the status of progress in the development of their early warning systems as part of a three-year project entitled “Strengthening Hydro-meteorological and Early Warning Services in the Pacific”.
Representatives from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu provided updates at a session in Tonga on progress and priorities.
This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Protection Sector in Lebanon aims to achieve the following results: OUTCOME 1: Persons displaced from Syria have their basic rights (incl.
CLUSTER SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
SO1: Contribute to the protection of newly displaced people and those affected by natural hazards. (NFIs, ESKs)
SO2: Improve the living conditions of the protracted internally displaced persons (Transitional shelters, NFIs)
SO3: Facilitate access to durable solutions for IDPs that are willing to locally integrate or return (Permanent shelters)
By Ciaran Gallagher
The UN has warned that Yemen is facing potentially “the worst famine in the world in 100 years”.
More than five million people are at immediate risk of starvation with the UN estimating that an additional 8 million are at risk in the short to medium term.
Lise Grande of the UN this week said: “We predict that we could be looking at 12 to 13 million innocent civilians who are at risk of dying from the lack of food.”
End the war
The debate surrounding cash assistance in conflict is back on the agenda this week, as Cash Week 2018 gets under way in London.
The dependence of many African economies on a few mineral commodities exposes them to a number of risks, including economic instability, conflict and damaging environmental effects.
Structural, institutional and regulatory reforms are needed to break the mineral dependence and promote economic diversification.
George Adu and John Bosco Dramani, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by the OCHA Yemen office. The next report will be issued when additional information on the emergency becomes available.
I. Situation Overview
ESCALATED ARMED CONFLICT IN AL HUDAYDAH GOVERNORATE
13 August 2018: In Ngo-Ketunjia division, Northwest province, an arson attack of unknown origin completely destroyed the administrative building of the Government Bilingual High School Ndop. Source: Cameroon-Info
27 August 2018: In Sikensi town, Lagunes district, a group of men armed with Kalashnikovs and dressed in military fatigues attacked and looted a school before tying up and beating a member of staff.
Since the onset of the conflict in Ukraine and the partition of the Donbas region in 2014, more than one million people have been registered as internally displaced in the government controlled areas of the country. Ongoing fighting and the impact of the conflict on livelihoods and employment have pushed hundreds of thousands from their homes, greatly affecting the population dynamics of eastern Ukraine as a whole.