● Over 560,000 Palestinians in Gaza residing in areas prone to flooding are at risk of temporary displacement due to the precarious state of infrastructure.
● 2017 marked a record of US$18.2 million in revenue for agricultural exports from Gaza in an otherwise poor economic situation, with the unemployment rate reaching over 46 per cent.
Drought situation and phase classification
Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)
- Water availability was below normal at this of the year more so for Magarini sub county
- Pasture condition ranged between fair to good across the livelihood zones.
- The 3-month vegetation cover index (VCI) was 34.96 indicating moderate vegetation condition.
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 22 November to 13 December 2017. The next report will be issued once new information becomes available.
Hanoi, 13 December 2017 – In response to Typhoon Damrey, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Vietnam’s central and south-central regions in early November, the European Commission is providing 200 000 EUR (5.36 billion VND) in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected communities. The aid will respond to the urgent needs of more than 10 000 heavily impacted people in the provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa.
4.33M people affected
15 provinces affected
305,000 homes destroyed/damaged
Key Figures Humanitarian Response
1.1M people targeted
9 provinces prioritized
$54M funding requested (US$)
SONGKHLA, 13 December 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has confirmed that five southern provinces are still flooded.
According to the DDPM, the five provinces are Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani.
In Songkhla province, Songkhla Lake has overflowed its embankments and flooded the homes of more than 114,000 people.
130,800 people in the municipality of Phatthalung and surrounding areas are going through a similar ordeal.
This blog is part of a series exploring the housing reconstruction progress in Uttarakhand, India.
In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in the state of Uttarakhand located in the Himalayan foothills. The disaster – the worst in the country since the 2003 tsunami—hit more than 4,200 villages, damaged 2,500 houses, and killed 4,000 people.
by Yvonne Su
December 13 2017, Kabul – The Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Countries Fund, has launched a new multi-million dollar project aimed at insulating vulnerable Afghan communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
by Zoe Tabary | zoetabary | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 02:10 GMT
An effort to rehouse flood-battered residents in apartment buildings is winning converts
AKARTA, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whenever floods hit her one-room shack in northern Jakarta, Irma Susanti hangs her most precious furniture – a bed and a table – from the ceiling with a rope.
YÊN BÁI – Signs of revival have brightened up Mù Cang Chải District in northern mountainous Yên Bái Province, three months after a historic flood swept through the area.
By around 5.30 am on August 3, significant portions of the district had been submerged by floodwaters. Large rocks of between 5-10 tonnes carried by the water caused serious damage to homes and property. Even two-storey houses made of cement were destroyed in the natural disaster.
Flooding has caused more than 70 million baht in damage across Songkhla as local businesses struggle to recover.
However, the severity of the situation in the southern provinces has abated as water levels continue to recede.
Wasan Chaithaweewong, acting chief of the Songkhla Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, said 16 districts of Songkhla were ravaged by flood water, causing around 72 million baht in damage.
↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.
Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world due to its unique geographical location, topography and exposure to tropical cyclones. With 50% of the land less than 8 meters above sea level, and a coastline of some 600 km, coastal flooding is a common problem, as witnessed once again in 2017. However, loss of life in the densely populated South Asian nation has been greatly reduced by disaster risk reduction measures and early warning systems.
by Abdul Brima
08 December 2017: Sierra Leone is amongst the poorest countries in the world with alarming cases of mental health problems, worsened by events like the recent devastating floods. With little knowledge about the conditions, and even less support, patients suffer greatly. But support in psychological first aid (PFA) is giving renewed hope to victims of the recent mudslide disaster in Freetown.
The Emergency Appeal (EA) MDRSD023 for 3,258,282 Swiss francs was launched to support 12,900 households or 64,500 people affected by flood in shelter and settlement, health and care, WATSAN and national society capacity building. The EA was revised downward to 1,840,403 Swiss francs with fourmonth extension.
Most of the planned activities attributing to outcomes were accomplished (the infographics provide a snapshot of key accomplishments).
HCM CITY – High tides have exceeded warning level three of six, submerging HCM City streets and causing terrible traffic congestion.
The tides have flooded several streets and alleys since Wednesday. The city’s central area, moreover, experienced rising tides for the first time.
Huỳnh Tấn Phát Street in District 7, Lê Văn Lương Street in Nhà Bè District, Hồ Ngọc Lãm Street in Bình Tân District and Võ Văn Kiệt Avenue were among spots severely affected.