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20 Jan 2019 description

What is an El Niño event?

El Niño is a warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific. El Niño events tend to happen every three to seven years and can last from six months to two years. El Niño events can have profound effects on weather patterns around the world, impacting on different regions in different ways.

El Niño impacts in Afghanistan

19 Jan 2019 description
report Convoy of Hope

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.Convoy of Hope is responding to flooding and landslides caused in the wake of tropical cyclone Usman. Convoy has been working through local church partners, distributing fortified rice packs to displaced families who are taking shelter at local elementary schools in the towns of Bato and Tiwi in Camarines Sur and Albay provinces, respectively.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Food for the Hungry

WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: are these solutions sustainable?

Sustainable Change Leads to Lasting Impact

18 Jan 2019 description

Description of the disaster

29 December 2018: Tropical Depression (TD) Usman made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and weakened into a Low-Pressure Area.

PRC escalates preparations at the chapter and National HQ levels and started to deploy ERUs, rapid assessment teams, assets, equipment and personnel to the likely affected areas.

31 December 2018: IFRC allocates 242,368 Swiss francs (CHF) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society's readiness measures.

18 Jan 2019 description

A search is underway in Papua's highlands for three people, including a baby, who are missing after a flash flood.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

17 Jan 2019 description

Latacunga (Cotopaxi).- Un equipo técnico del Servicio Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos y Emergencias (SNGRE) se movilizó hasta el subtrópico de la provincia de Cotopaxi para evaluar daños y necesidades de la población afectada en los cantones La Maná y Pangua a causa de las lluvias.

17 Jan 2019 description
report The National

By TONY PALME

MORE than 2000 people living along the Minj River in Jiwaka received assistance from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Saturday.

The IOM distributed drinking containers to 500 households to address water issues in the area. This followed a joint assessment by the Jiwaka disaster coordinator John Kupul and IOM field officer Thomas Mek after flooding from the headwaters of the river to the Waghi River on Jan 2.

16 Jan 2019 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather

Bolivia (Update)

16 Jan 2019 description

CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS AND DRIVERS OF DISPLACEMENT

The majority of the recorded population were displaced during 2017 with 604 sites which reportedly opened in 2017 (DTM Rounds 3-8). Conflict was reported as the primary driver of displacement (1,773,482IDPs), followed by displacement due to climate induced factors (498,417IDPs). This trend is consistent over time, with conflict constantly being the primary cause of displacement across the country.

15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

15 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

Lima, 14 de enero de 2019.- En una acción rápida y articulada, los diferentes sectores del Poder Ejecutivo se encuentran trabajando y atendiendo eficazmente a los ciudadanos afectados debido a un aniego generado por el colapso de una tubería en la avenida Próceres de la Independencia, en San Juan de Lurigancho.

El presidente de la República, Martín Vizcarra, realizó una segunda inspección a la zona afectada y dispuso que los ministerios de Salud; Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento; y Defensa, lideren la acción multisectorial que se encuentra en marcha.

15 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the four hottest years on record since 1880 (NOAA, 2018; WMO, 2018). Such rising temperatures are expected to affect agricultural systems significantly and also strain food production (WEF, 2018). It is critical for the 2.5 billion people worldwide depending on agriculture and its subsectors – i.e. crop, livestock, fisheries and forestry − as their main source of livelihoods (FAO, 2017).

15 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.

15 Jan 2019 description

KEY FEATURES

  • The first draft of the Joint Response Plan GRP) was presented by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and Sector coordinators to the Strategic Executive Group (SEG) and the Government of Bangladesh.

  • The construction of a Shelter/NFI Distribution Point in Camp 20 extension has been completed and is ready for the launch of Shelter's Phase III programme.

  • New Health Facilities in Camp 15 and Camp 18 provide essential health services to refugees and host communities.

15 Jan 2019 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  • A total of 220,553 families / 926,585 persons were affected in 1,301 barangays in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, and VIII.

  • Of which, 661 families / 2,712 persons are being served inside 33 ECs and 1,269 families / 5,410 persons outside ECs.

Sources: OCD Ro Vand DSWD DROMIC Report No. 19 re TD USMAN as of 13 January 2019, 4PM.

B. CASUALTIES (TAB B)

14 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru
  •  A través de actividades lúdicas en el parque Medalla Milagrosa  Servicio fue monitoreado por el ministro de Educación, Daniel Alfaro

Para atender a las niñas, niños y adolescentes afectados por el gran aniego registrado en el distrito de San Juan de Lurigancho, el Ministerio de Educación (Minedu) desplegó varios equipos de especialistas que brindan acompañamiento socioemocional en el parque Medalla Milagrosa.