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07 Dec 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 7 December 2018

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Secretary-General António Guterres, Excellencies and Ministers, distinguished guests,

Thank you for coming. One year ago, we had an excellent fundraising for CERF, and today we’re hoping to do even better. That’s up to all of you.

126 Member States and observers have contributed to the CERF.

This year, we have seen an unprecedented demand.

06 Dec 2018 description

Schools and houses on Vanuatu's southernmost island of Aneityum were damaged when a tsunami hit after yesterday's 7.5 earthquake off New Caledonia.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

05 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 121,298 people have gained access to safe drinking water.

• Hygiene promotion sessions have been carried out in 21 IDP camps with over 800 participants.

• 1,389,626 children have been vaccinated against measles and rubella.

• 1,015 pregnant and lactating women have received counselling on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and 93 health care and non-health care workers were trained in Infant Feeding in Emergency.

• 12,000 children received psychosocial support at 10 child friendly spaces.

05 Dec 2018 description
  • A strong earthquake of 7.5 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the south-west Pacific Ocean close to New Caledonia (special collectivity of France, total population 245 580) on 5 December at 4.18 UTC. The epicentre was located offshore 165 km south-east of La Roche (Maré Island, Loyalty Islands, east of New Caledonia) and 315 km east of Nouméa (Grande Terre Island, New Caledonia). Moderate shaking was felt by up to 3 000 people.

  • The main earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks, ranging between 5.6 M and 6.6 M at a depth of 10 km, until 6.43 UTC.

05 Dec 2018 description

NOAA / National Weather Service
U.S. Tsunami Warning System

CZC WEPA40 PHEB 050710 TSUPAC

...PTWC FINAL TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...

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THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNESCO/IOC PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION SYSTEM AND IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

04 Dec 2018 description

CWS received 3,000 collapsible jerry cans, 2,750 mosquito nets, 6,000 mats and 4,000 solar lamps from UNHCR to share with affected families……

The earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018 - and the resulting land liquefaction and landslides - killed 2,101 people. Palu was the worst-affected area: more than 1,700 people died there. Search and rescue operations were stopped on October 12; according to Indonesia’s national disaster management agency, at least 1,075 people are still reported missing.

04 Dec 2018 description

Jakarta, October, 30, 2018 – UNDP’s cash-for-work programme, involving quake survivors to clear the debris in tsunami and quake-hit areas of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, is now in full swing two months following the devastating natural disasters.

UNDP is implementing the cash-for-work programme in close partnership with national and local governments and national non-governmental organizations (NGO) until late January.

30 Nov 2018 description

Muisne (Esmeraldas).- 2349 personas entre estudiantes y docentes de las Unidades Educativas Luis Gonzaga y Muisne, funcionarios públicos, hoteleros y población en general participaron en el tercer ejercicio de simulacro por sismo de 8.6 con alerta de tsunami cumplido esta mañana en la isla y en la ciudad de Muisne.

29 Nov 2018 description

ONE ASEAN ONE RESPONSE FOR TYPHOON MANGKHUT

By mid-September it was all-hands-on-deck in the AHA Centre, with the monitoring team tracking the formation of largest storm cell of the year so far, as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean with a population of millions across the Philippines directly in its path. Read more

MONTHLY DISASTER REVIEW AND OUTLOOK

29 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP is providing operational support at Balikpapan airport to ensure the smooth flow of cargo and coordination of international assistance between Balikpapan and Palu.

• WFP is supporting the Government-led operation by providing 32 trucks and mobile storage facilities to enable the provision of relief items and services to those in need.

Background

29 Nov 2018 description

AIDMI's publication of SouthasiadisaAIDMI's publication of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "Understanding Recovery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands" and highlights the various aspects of the post–tsumani recovery process there.

29 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

WFP is supporting the Government of Indonesia and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) on logistics, food security and livelihoods following the 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi.

27 Nov 2018 description

What is policy coherence?

Policy coherence is an approach to policymaking that integrates all relevant policy fields to achieve common policy outcomes by maximizing synergies and eliminating trade-offs. It ensures that the Government of a nation ‘pulls in the same direction’ across all stages of policymaking and implementation.

From the perspective of disaster risk reduction and resilience, policy coherence requires that policies address the following dimensions:

27 Nov 2018 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is wrapping up its emergency response in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the province on 28 September, causing significant damage and loss of life.

As of 30 October, 2,101 people are known to have died. A further 4,438 people have been seriously injured.

Search and rescue operations were stopped on 12 October. According to figures released by Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), at least 1,373 people have been reported missing.

Reacting to the disaster

26 Nov 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 47, and Outlook for Week 47

  1. In Week 47, hydro-meteorological disasters are still dominating. As Viet Nam had experienced a Tropical Depression “Toraji” last week and are still responding to the landslides and flooding resulting from the disaster. This week, they are bracing for Tropical Storm “Usagi”. However, pre-emptive evacuations and warnings have been issued to mitigate and reduce the impact of disaster in the same area.

24 Nov 2018 description

News Release | 20 November 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 November 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500 million emergency assistance loan to support the Government of Indonesia’s recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi after recent disasters claimed thousands of lives and destroyed infrastructure, property, and livelihoods.