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11 May 2018 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

Seven years have passed since the 311 Eastern Japan Earthquake. The Taiwan Red Cross has already completed its visit of reconstruction projects in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate, areas hit hardest by the earthquake. As of this year, 62 public housing projects have been completed in Iwate Prefecture, providing housing for 330 families. However, due to the preparation of the Tokyo Olympics, 372 households are still under construction. A total of 702 households are expected to be completed by 2020.

08 May 2018 description
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Chemical releases associated with floods
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Chemical releases associated with cyclones
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Chemical releases associated with earthquakes


20 Apr 2018 description
report Transitions Online

Kyiv and Washington are calling on Ukrainian separatists not to stop the pumps in a mine where a small nuclear bomb was detonated in 1979.

20 April 2018

Ukrainian Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak said the potential existed for a “radiation catastrophe” if plans to flood the Yunkom coal mine go ahead, The Irish Times reports.

20 Apr 2018 description

Análisis en terreno: Visitas de control y reconocimiento a lo largo de la quebrada Lizama y Caño Muerto, Barrancabermeja, Colombia

12 Apr 2018 description
report El Espectador

Así lo advirtió Erik Solheim, director ejecutivo del PNUMA. El comité de expertos, que estaría llegando la próxima semana, hará una evaluación de los impactos sociales y ambientales que dejó el derrame de petróleo del pozo la Lizama 158 de Ecopetrol

En una carta dirigida al ministro de Ambiente Luis Gilberte Murillo, el director ejecutivo del Programa de la ONU para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) Erik Solheim, advierte que ha solicitado a la organización crear un comité que visite la zona donde ocurrió el derrame de petróleo por una falla del pozo La Lizama 158 de Ecopetrol.

10 Apr 2018 description

EUCPM activation

  • Starting 2 March 2018, an oil spill occurred from Ecopetrol´s Lisama field 158 in the Santander province of Colombia. The leak was reportedly contained one month later. The spill primarily affected La Lizama and Sogamoso river ecosystems. The Sogamoso River is a tributary of the Magdalena River, Colombia’s largest source of water.

06 Apr 2018 description

On 13 March 2018, over 1,000 Palestine refugee students from four UNRWA schools in Khan Younis, Gaza, gathered to fly kites of hope in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to hit Japan. For the seventh year, messages of continued empathy and solidarity soared into the skies of Gaza. The Kites of Hope festival was held at the Khan Younis Training Centre in southern Gaza. UNRWA Director of Operations (DUO) in Gaza, Mr. Matthias Schmale, the Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Mr.

03 Apr 2018 description

Barrancabermeja, Santander, marzo 31 de 2018. Luego de una visita al sitio del afloramiento en el sector de La Fortuna, por parte del ministro de Ambiente, Luis Gilberto Murillo; la directora del ANLA, Claudia González; el director de la CAS, Juan Gabriel Álvarez; la Alcaldesa Encargada de Barrancabermeja, Francy Álvarez Ospino, e integrantes de los Comités Departamental y Municipal para la Gestión de Riesgo de Desastre, se confirmó que el pozo Lizama 158 está sellado y su amenaza está controlada.

30 Mar 2018 description

Barrancabermeja, Santander. Marzo 28 de 2018. En el Puesto de Mando Unificado (PMU), ubicado en el corregimiento La Fortuna en Barrancabermeja, el ministro de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, Luis Gilberto Murillo, lideró jornada de trabajo con los entes gubernamentales, ambientales y Ecopetrol, para revisar los avances con respecto a la atención de la emergencia en el pozo Lizama 158.

13 Mar 2018 description


“Prepararse para lo inesperado e imposible”

Algunos podrían preguntarse, dado el amplio y creciente número de crisis naturales y originadas por el ser humano –para las cuales estamos preparándonos y respondiendo–, por qué la Cruz Roja / Media Luna Roja está dedicando tiempo y recursos a la preparación para emergencias nucleares, eventos que históricamente son poco comunes.

13 Mar 2018 description

By Yuki Matsuoka

TOKYO, 13 March 2018 - A study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has emphasized the importance of economic recovery to the well-being of communities in the post-disaster phase.

Professor Itsuki Nakabayashi from Meiji University noted that, according to his study, both the availability of jobs and livelihoods, and the revitalization of commercial districts in the neighborhood, are integral to individual perceptions of recovery, and thus the resilience of local businesses plays a major role in post-disaster community well-being.

09 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank


  • Poised to become a mega-city by 2030, more pressure is being placed on Dar es Salaam’s essential services, infrastructure, and disaster management

  • The World Bank is working with Dar es Salaam to coordinate, develop, and modernize the city’s disaster response capacity

  • This collaboration has already resulted in a new Emergency Response Plan, and an increase in emergency communications coverage from 50% to 100% of the city

30 Jan 2018 description
  • UN Environment conducted an independent audit of the sites affected by the 2006 waste dumping from the Probo Koala in various parts of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  • The audit finds that none of the sites where waste from the Probo Koala was dumped show contamination exceeding the limits set by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for remediation. As a result, none of these sites requires additional intervention to clean up contamination from the 2006 dumping event.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. 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 emergencies in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. 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 range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.