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20 May 2018 description

Heavy rainfall on Saturday caused flooding in the southern Thinadhoo island and Addu City.

Water seeped into two households each in the Hithadhoo, Feydhoo and Hulhudhoo wards of Addu City but no items were damaged, according to police, who assisted with pumping out the water.

Police officers have also been involved in pumping out floodwaters on Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.

16 May 2018 description

New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

  • Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1

  • Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.

  • The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.

19 Jan 2018 description

Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.

05 Dec 2017 description

A bout of extreme weather during the weekend caused damage to households and property in 62 islands across the Maldives.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding on 36 islands, strong winds tore off roofs and felled trees on 22 islands, and swells were reported from four islands, the National Disaster Management Centre told local media.

The flooding did not cause extensive damage in any of the affected households, according to the NDMC, but residents of three homes on the island of Hinnavaru and one on Naifaru in the northern Lhaviyani atoll were temporarily relocated.

18 Oct 2017 description

This paper presents a conceptual framework for the study of the vulnerability of Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal with a particular focus on the structural vulnerability.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

04 Jun 2017 description

Torrential rain and strong winds caused damages in 14 islands as a bout of bad weather continues to wreak havoc across the Maldives.

Fathmath Thasneem, head of the National Disaster Management Centre, told the press Thursday that the worst affected islands during the past 24 hours were Nilandhoo in the south-central Faafu atoll and Thinadhoo in the southern Gaafu Dhaal atoll.

02 Jun 2017 description

Government of Maldives donated USD 25,000 to Sri Lanka as flood relief.

Special Envoy of the President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives on Wednesday (31st May) met with the Sri Lanka Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake at the Foreign Ministry and handed over the cheque.

The two Ministers discussed several issues of importance relevant to bilateral relations of the two countries.

11 Oct 2016 description

Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.

10 Aug 2016 description

Introduction

There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

30 May 2016 description

Special Envoy of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Minister of Economic Development Hon. Mohamed Saeed has this morning handed over the relief aid from Maldives, to those affected by flooding and landslides across Sri Lanka. The relief aid was handed over to Minister of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka, Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.

23 May 2016 description

Sri Lanka

From 15 to 22 May, floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Roanu affected over 340,000 people across 22 districts.

05 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

MALE, 2nd May 2016 – The Republic of Maldives today initiated a project to provide emergency preparedness and response equipment to the nine most flood prone islands in the country, as part of a Government led flood preparedness and mitigation initiative.

03 Dec 2015 description

Some MVR3million (US$194,550) is required to help more than 300 households in southern Addu City recover from flooding caused by heavy rainfall last week, the city council has said.

The council has donated some MVR200,000 (US$12,970) to the recovery fund, while the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party raised MVR 29,00 (US$1,880) this weekend.

The government is awaiting a report from Finance Minister Abdulla Jihad and is yet to make an estimate of recovery costs.

25 Nov 2015 description

Southern Addu City has suffered the worst storm damage in 40 years after 12 continuous hours of torrential rain left streets inundated and flooded some 200 households.

“This is the worst flooding I’ve seen in decades. The water is knee-deep in most areas, and a majority of houses are under a foot of water,” saud Abdulla Thoyyib, the deputy mayor.