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07 Sep 2018 description

The Ministry of National Security is issuing the following update from the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) regarding Hurricane Florence. The public is advised that as of this afternoon (Sept. 6):

29 Nov 2017 description

Storm ravaged countries need the Commonwealth’s innovative regenerative model to build back better and stronger, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland asserted last night in a powerful presentation about the Commonwealth’s importance.

09 Oct 2017 description


Oleaje generado por tormenta extra-tropical en el Hemisferio Sur, arriba a la costa de El Salvador. Las olas son más rápidas y altas que las que habitualmente se observan en el litoral salvadoreño.


Para domingo 8, lunes 9 y martes 10 de octubre frente a diferentes sectores del litoral salvadoreño, se prevén olas con las siguientes características.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Start Network

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

The Start Fund Crisis Anticipation Window enables members to begin responding before a crisis turns into a disaster. Acting in anticipation of humanitarian crises is new for many agencies. It can be difficult to decide when to trigger an anticipatory alert through the Start Fund and what activities are the most effective.

30 Aug 2017 description

A Flood-Warning means that some flooding is already occurring or is likely to occur. The combination of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone and a mid-level trough system has been generating cloudy to overcast skies, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms across St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the morning.

Flash-flooding is already occurring in some areas. In this cause, on the Grenadine Island of Bequia. As a consequence, a Flood–Warning has been issued and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm this evening.

27 Jun 2017 description


Ministry of Health officials have announced that a state-of-the-art wellness centre will be constructed in Micoud.

The announcement was made at a recent meeting held to update residents on planned developments within the community. The meeting also served to provide feedback to government officials on the community’s health service challenges and needs, in order to inform the design and discuss appropriate sites for the development of the facility.

31 May 2017 description
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The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre has produced first flagship science report "Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less".

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration of science into informed decision making through synthesizing and translating evidence for disaster risk management and strengthening the science-policy and science-operation interface.

03 Apr 2017 description
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Technical report

This brief aims to help decision-makers across sectors in Myanmar incorporate climate change risks into planning and investment decisions by summarising key messages from a detailed technical analysis of climate change in Myanmar that is released alongside this report.

31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

15 Feb 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Mozambique, strengthening. On 15 February at 00.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 260 km north-east of Inhambane city (Inhambane province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm). It is expected to make landfall close to Massinga city (Massinga district, Inhambane province), on 15 February afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Tropical Cyclone (equivalent to a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale).

27 Jan 2017 description

Antsirabe, le 27 janvier 2017 : Afin de réduire la vulnérabilité des populations face aux effets néfastes et pervers du changement climatique et des phénomènes météorologiques, le PNUD a procédé au lancement à Antsirabe du projet « Amélioration des capacités d’adaptation et de résilience face au changement climatique dans les communautés rurales à Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Andrefana ».

27 Jan 2017 description

Launch of the project “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

28.5 million population (2015 ) 51% Female 49% Male

25.2% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2010)

23% of all disasters in Nepal are landslides (between 1970 and 2015)

US$732 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

51.5 million population (2014 ) 51.1% Female 48.9% Male

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017

$150M requested, targeting 525,000 people

65 operational presence: number of partners

US$1,161 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


24 Jan 2017 description
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Joint government and WFP programme helps ultra-poor cope better with effects of climate change

DHAKA – People are less likely to sell assets, go into debt or resort to skipping meals when their lives are disrupted by the effects of climate change, if they have received a simple package of training and cash grants, a new study has shown.

09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Vardah as it moves toward India. According to the JTWC on 09DEC16 2100UTC, Vardah was located approximately 619NM S of Calcutta, India. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 50 KT, gusts reaching 65 KT.

09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Vardah as it moves toward India. According to the JTWC on 09DEC16 2100UTC, Vardah was located approximately 619NM S of Calcutta, India. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 50 KT, gusts reaching 65 KT.

07 Dec 2016 description

Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey and Rachel Godfrey-Wood

This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information.

In particular, we focus on NGOs’ roles as knowledge brokers and intermediaries and how these contribute to the overall effectiveness of the climate services value chain in developing countries.

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