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13 Aug 2018 description

Millions of people are being put at risk as droughts across the world affect food production, and livestock this summer.

Australia is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, with the Red Cross launching an emergency appeal for farmers who have been hit hard in recent weeks. The extreme dry spell has seen rural communities lose cattle and crops, putting livelihoods in jeopardy.

10 Aug 2018 description

Disminución temporal de lluvias e incremento en la velocidad de los vientos procedentes del NorEste se estará registrando en las regiones de la Meseta Central y Oriente del país a partir de la segunda o tercera semana de agosto, asociado al segundo periodo de canícula, según anunció el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e hidrología -INSIVUMEH- en su último boletín especial de meteorología No. 13-2018.

10 Aug 2018 description

Beijing/Geneva, 10 August 2018 – A heatwave in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will have serious health consequences for children and elderly people unless urgent action is taken.

06 Aug 2018 description

A partir de la tercera semana de junio se ha visto una disminución considerable de lluvia en el territorio nacional, situación que según pronósticos del Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEHcontinuará hasta la primera quincena de agosto. Este déficit de lluvias ha afectado de manera considerable la producción agrícola (maíz y frijol) en el primer ciclo productivo de este año, esto podría agudizar la situación de inseguridad alimentaria de las familias, en los próximos meses.

04 Aug 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that available information points toward significant humanitarian needs that may require support from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund.

The Situation

03 Aug 2018 description
report The Guardian

Citizens urged to wage all-out battle to preserve food stocks amid ‘unprecedented’ drought

The North Korean government has called on its people to wage an “all-out battle” against a record heatwave as the country’s already fragile crops face drought and the authorities struggle to respond.

02 Aug 2018 description

ABSTRACT

Background

Heatwaves are a critical public health problem. There will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves under changing climate. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heatwave-related mortality at a global scale is limited.

Methods and findings

01 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 31 jul (AGN).- Instituciones de Gobierno, con el acompañamiento de organismos internacionales, se reunieron hoy para conocer el informe actualizado y definir acciones para atender el estado de emergencia en que se encuentran más de 100.000 familias afectadas por la canícula extendida, informaron las autoridades.

“Esperamos que una vez se haya establecido el plan de acción, la respuesta sea inmediata”, dijo durante una conferencia de prensa el titular de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Sesan), Juan Carlos Carías.

17 Jul 2018 description

Paraguay- Inundación Súbita 12/7/18

La cantidad de agua caída en los últimos días, produjo inundación súbita de caminos de acceso y vecinales, que afectó los medios de vida, principalmente cultivos de autoconsumo, de más de 365 familias.

De esta manera, la asistencia estatal se constituye en un apoyo al presupuesto de las familias afectadas, que podrán alimentarse por espacio de 20 a 40 días, aproximadamente, de acuerdo al tipo de kit de alimentos recibido.

Acciones de Respuesta:

13 Jul 2018 description

Guatemala- Actividad Sísmica10/7/18

El Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología,
Meteorología e Hidrología de Guatemala (Insivumeh) sumó al Pacaya y al Santiaguito, a los monitoreos constantes que realizan al de Fuego.

09 Jul 2018 description

By Patrick Fuller

ULAANBAATAR, 9 July, 2018 - Climate change and its influence on extreme temperatures captured the attention at the closing ceremony of the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) last Friday.

Extreme heat and extreme cold were the subjects of the two winning entries in the UNISDR Video Competition. The competition theme was “Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development”.

27 Jun 2018 description

Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge.

20 Jun 2018 description

"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Government of India

At least 10 people were killed and several others were injured in incidents of lightning strike in West Bengal with heavy monsoon rain triggering floods in Mizoram, even as heat wave conditions prevailed in north India.

The Meteorological (MeT) department has forecast light to moderate rain in some parts of northern India.

In West Bengal, four people were killed in lightning strikes in Bankura district, three in Hooghly district, while one death each was reported from West Midnapore, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts, officials said.

11 Jun 2018 description

Emergency medical treatment to some of the world’s poorest people at risk from a deadly heatwave that has seen temperatures in Pakistan reach as high as 45°C.

The UK is providing emergency medical treatment to some of the world’s poorest people at risk from a deadly heatwave that has seen temperatures in Pakistan reach as high as 45°C, significantly hotter than the temperature in London today which is expected to reach 24°C.

08 Jun 2018 description

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Volcano
Guatemala (update)

08 Jun 2018 description
report Government of India

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