In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.
The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).
In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.
This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.
Humanitarian Neeeds Summary
WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment
6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.
Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement
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Funding shortfalls are undermining the ongoing humanitarian response in Pakistan, with aid agencies cutting critical life-saving assistance.
Needs in Syria increased to an estimated 2.5 million people and the number of refugees has doubled since July. Whilst humanitarian agencies have scaled up, these efforts are being undermined by funding shortfalls.
The government of Iran led the humanitarian response to two earthquakes that left 300 dead, 2600 njured and over 150,000 affected.
El Gobierno y Pueblo de la República Islámica de Irán, a través de su Embajador en Nicaragua, Morteza Khalaj, donó al Gobierno de Reconciliación y Unidad Nacional, un contingente de medicamentos para atender a las familias nicaragüenses que se encuentran en los diferentes albergues del país.
Islamabad, Oct 8, IRNA –The Iranian government will spend $80 million to rebuild houses for flood victims in the province of Sindh, media reported on Saturday.
Daily ‘The News’, quoting National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Spokesman Irshad Bhatti, reported that Iranian delegation under MD Iranian Housing Society has reached Karachi for survey.
He said that Iranian delegation has visited flood-affected area of Sindh for survey to make two-bed new houses with one kitchen and bath.
Islamabad, Sept 29, IRNA -- Chairperson of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) here Wednesday thanked Iran for sending noticeable humanitarian aid to Pakistan flood victims.
Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar made the remarks, heading a Pakistani delegation in a meeting to review the destruction caused by floods in southern parts of Pakistan.
Last month, Pakistan has been pounded by heavy monsoon rains which have caused massive floods in the province of Sindh. The floods have brought about massive damage to all infrastructures of the country.
Tehran, Sept 22, IRNA – Iran Red Crescent Society dispatched its first consignment of relief supplies to flood-hit Pakistan on Thursday.
The Iranian consignment includes 47 tons of medical equipment, tents, blankets and foodstuff and will be delivered to Pakistan Red Crescent Society in near future.
The consignment will be carried by trucks from the city of Zahedan in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan to Karachi, Pakistan, via Mirjaveh border crossing.
Mirjaveh is the main road crossing point between Iran and Pakistan.
Islamabad, Sep 12, IRNA – Pakistani former defense Minister and veteran Politian on Monday expressed gratitude to the government of Iran for pledging humanitarian aid to the flood victims in Pakistan.
Talking to IRNA, Aftab Shaban Mirani, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said that the whole province of Sindh and people of Pakistan are grateful for Iran’s much needed help.
On 17 May, xxthe UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded the region's pioneering role in placing disaster risk reduction efforts in the context of adapting to climate change during the launch of the United Nations first Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bahrain.
Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls
Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work
As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.
Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.