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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).

03 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

NOTA DE PRENSA N°434 2018-INDECI-OGCE

El Jefe del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI, General de Brigada EP Jorge Luis Chavez Cresta informó que las autoridades regionales y la Dirección Desconcentrada del INDECI en Cusco se movilizaron hasta el distrito de Huayopata con la finalidad de realizar la evaluación de daños y análisis de necesidades de la población afectada por un huayco ocurrido en las últimas horas.

03 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

NOTA DE PRENSA N°436 2018-INDECI-OGCE

Ante los daños ocasionados por el huayco que afectó el pasado 21 de diciembre los sectores de Choquellohuanca, Pedregal – Tablahuasi, Sicre e Iyape en el distrito de Huayopata en la provincia de La Convención en el departamento del Cusco, el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI movilizó inmediatamente un equipo técnico para proporcionar asistencia técnica a las autoridades regionales y locales para la respuesta y rehabilitación de la zona afectada.

20 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Las lluvias intensas que se registran en la sierra de Áncash han provocado la interrupción de la carretera Conococha – Llaclla, en el distrito de Ticllos, provincia de Bolognesi, dejando incomunicados, además, a pobladores de cuatro distritos; informó la Dirección Regional de Transportes y Comunicaciones (DRTC).

19 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Cuatro menores murieron y una mujer resultó herida a causa de un deslizamiento de piedra y lodo que sepultó una vivienda ubicada en el sector Río Colorado, en el distrito de Pozuzo, provincia de Oxapampa, región Pasco, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Los menores fallecidos son: Yulisa Ventura López y Erick Yamir Recys Durán, ambos de 3 meses de edad, Yurwil Ventura López (6) y Liz Yomayra Duran tolentino (15).

La herida fue identificada como Norma López Presentación (33).

19 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Debido a las lluvias intensas que se registran en la región Cusco, esta madrugada se produjo un deslizamiento que dejó tres viviendas y vías de comunicación afectadas en el centro poblado Condormocco, distrito de Echarate, provincia de La Convención, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Germanwatch

Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

30 Nov 2018 description

The rise of water level in Padma river during the first two weeks of last September caused major damage to the riverbank which led to collapse of embankments. In Naria and Zajira upazilas, an estimated 8,710 families or approximately 43,550 people have been displaced, all their houses were washed away.

14 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Debido a las intensas lluvias que caen en la sierra central, se produjo un deslizamiento de lodo y piedras que bloquea vías del distrito de Huancabamba, en la provincia de Oxapampa, región Pasco.

Según el informe del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Regional (COER) de Pasco, la emergencia se registró esta madrugada a 12 kilómetros del caserío de Ancahuachanán y a 18 kilómetros el sector Chilachi.

Agrega que fueron afectados alrededor de 130 metros lineales de vías vecinales que interconectan el distrito de Huancabamba.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Intensas lluvias provocaron desborde del riachuelo Torrechayoc ubicado en la provincia de Paucartambo

Con apoyo de maquinaria pesada de la Municipalidad Distrital de Challabamba (Cusco), se efectúan trabajos de limpieza tras el huaico registrado hoy por el desborde del riachuelo Torrechayoc, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Precisó que las intensas lluvias en la provincia cusqueña de Paucartambo provocaron el desborde del referido riachuelo.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Evento natural fue provocado por lluvias intensas

Al menos 30 familias resultaron damnificadas y afectadas por un huaico de grandes proporciones que inundó sus viviendas ubicadas en el distrito de Challabamba, provincia de Paucartambo, región Cusco, se informó.

El director del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) César Chonate, confirmó a la Agencia Andina que la emergencia se registró cerca de la medianoche y las primeras horas de esta madrugada a causa de las intensas lluvias.

09 Nov 2018 description

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09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

25 Oct 2018 description

Observations

  • Due to heavy torrential rains, Landslides/Mudflows have occurred in Mbale District, Uganda
  • As of 13 October 2018, there were landslides/mudflows satellite-detected in Bufutsa and Bumushisho Parishes
  • This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR – UNOSAT.
24 Oct 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone WILLA made landfall near Isla del Bosque village (Sinaloa State) early on 24 October (UTC) with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h (Category 3 hurricane). Very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are affecting the coast of south-western Mexico (southern Sinaloa, western Nayarit and western Jalisco States). On 24 October at 3.00 UTC its centre was located inland approx. 125 km south-west of Durango (Durango State), with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (Category 3 hurricane).

24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

24 Oct 2018 description

15 October 2018, Dushanbe – Within 2017, 720 cases of avalanches, 41 mudflow and 23 landslides have been registered in Tajikistan, the Committee of Emergency Situation under the Government of Tajikistan (CoES) reports during an interview organized by the UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction. According to the CoES mudslides and floods are the top hazards causing the most significant damage to the national economy.