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14 Aug 2018 description

Le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie s’est engagé depuis 2015 dans une démarche visant à l’amélioration du réseau d’alerte existant et dispose aujourd'hui d'un parc de 61 sirènes, toutes testées mensuellement.

10 Aug 2018 description

It is hard to imagine that only 14 years ago Sri Lanka was severely devastated by the tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

Its waves submerged the southwestern part of Sri Lanka, killing tens of thousands and destroying the infrastructure.

But there is a lesson to be learnt here. Had Sri Lankans realised that through the destruction of a natural form of defence by chopping down the mangroves, it is unlikely they would have taken this course of action.

07 Aug 2018 description

An earthquake with the force of 7 Magnitude of the Richter Scale occurred on 5 August 2018 at 18.46 WIB, with the epicentre located inland at the depth of 15km, 18 km northwest of Lombok Timur or 22 KM northeast of Lombok Utara, Nusa tenggara Barat. The earthquake has the potential to trigger tsunami.

The initial tsunami alert has been stopped. Small tsunamis did happen, with height measured between 9 to 13 cm.No casualty or damage due to tsunami recorded.

05 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: August 05, 2018 9:30 PM
VOA News

At least 82 people have been killed when a powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and sending residents and tourists fleeing into the streets.

The death toll was expected to rise, with hundreds of people injured and thousands of houses severely damaged, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement on Monday.

03 Aug 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

Gemma Holliani Cahya
The Jakarta Post

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) revealed that high waves, which hit Gunung Kidul beach in Yogyakarta on Wednesday and Thursday, destroyed all the tsunami sirens within the Gunung Kidul beach tourist area.

“Seven tsunami sirens at Gunung Kidul beach have been destroyed. Right now there are no tsunami sirens available in the Gunung Kidul residential and tourist areas,” BNPB spokesperson Sutopo said on Thursday morning via his official Twitter account.

24 Jul 2018 description

Last year, IDMC recorded the highest levels of internal displacement by conflict and violence in a decade. We documented heart-breaking accounts of families escaping attacks and insecurity from Syria to the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. As always, this displacement took place against a backdrop of chronic poverty and political instability, and was compounded by weak governance and response capacities, complex needs and vulnerabilities, and difficult humanitarian access.

10 Jul 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ivet González

MAISÍ, Cuba, Jul 9 2018 (IPS) - Strong winds agitate the sea that crashes over Punta de Maisí, the most extreme point in eastern Cuba, where no building stands on the coast made up of rocky areas intermingled with vegetation and with sandy areas where people can swim and sunbathe.

10 Jul 2018 description

By Isabelle Granger

“How can policy and trade help disasters? What can the World Trade Organization do to support disasters?”

These were the first questions posed by Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, in his opening remarks at the WTO Natural Disaster and Trade Symposium that took place on 26 April 2018, as WTO is launching a research project to better understand the nexus between disaster relief and commercial trade, in collaboration with Australia, IFRC, and ISDR, among other partners.

06 Jul 2018 description
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6 July, 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction closed today with participating governments issuing the Ulaanbaatar Declaration which calls for greater accountability for disaster losses in Asia, the world’s most disaster-prone region.

The Ulaanbaatar Declaration was adopted, and a two-year Action Plan agreed, to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia. The Sendai Framework is the global plan adopted by UN member states in 2015 to reduce disaster losses.

04 Jul 2018 description

By Andy McElroy

ULAANBAATAR, 4 July 2018 – Vulnerable people are an untapped resource of wisdom, capacity and commitment to tsunami, and overall disaster resilience.

This was the resounding conclusion of a Special Session ‘Leave no one behind: Promoting inclusion in tsunami risk management’ at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today.

02 Jul 2018 description


How do international and regional tools and services support disaster response in Asia-Pacific?

28 Jun 2018 description

Por Brigitte Leoni

CARTAGENA, 26 de junio de 2018 – Aunque pueden ser muy poco frecuentes en las Américas, los tsunamis sí ocurren, ya que la región es altamente propensa a los sismos. En los últimos 500 años, unos 12 terremotos de al menos 7,0 grados de magnitud se han producido en el Caribe, cerca de Puerto Rico, las Islas Vírgenes y La Española, los cuales han generado más de 75 tsunamis.

27 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Chile

Por: IDE Chile - Jueves, 24 Mayo 2018

A través de la ejecución del Proyecto CITSU, el SHOA puso a disposición información vinculada a la ocurrencia de tsunamis en las costas de Chile, datos que fueron agregados al Centro de Descargas de la IDE Chile.

27 Jun 2018 description

As part of the Tsunami Inundation Maps project (CITSU), the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) made available information related to the occurrence of tsunamis on the Chilean coast. SHOA, which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the national tsunami warning system, established the CITSU project in 1977 to define probable flood levels for the main urban areas and ports along the coast in the case of approaching tsunamis. As a result of the CITSU project, more than thirty maps have been produced since its launch.

26 Jun 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

CARTAGENA, 26 June 2018 – Tsunamis may be rare in the Americas but they do happen as the region is highly seismic prone. A dozen earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have occurred in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola in the past 500 years generating more than 75 tsunamis.

22 Jun 2018 description
report GFDRR


Country Fiji

Risks Climate change exacerbating natural disasters

Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change

The government of Fiji has pioneered an innovative approach to assessing and quantifying the impacts of climate change which will help the Pacific Island country chart a resilient development path.


21 Jun 2018 description

“Heavy winter clothing arrived. We don’t have winter here! These things just aren’t needed.”

20 Jun 2018 description

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, June 18 (PIA) – Pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular 2016-48 dated April 5, 2016, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camarines Sur Provincial Office, is enjoining all concerned local government units to support their disaster resilience advocacy, particularly the OPLAN Listo.

The project aims to equip the LGUs with information on the appropriate actions they should implement, days prior to the occurrence of any calamity.

20 Jun 2018 description

“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late to escape. The wave washed them away and we never saw them again,” recalled U Kan Sein, a Junior Assistant Teacher in Labutta Township, Myanmar.