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15 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 14 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

“I had never seen anything like it, and I asked my parents, and they said the same thing,” the farmer told IPS.

The tornado lifted fences protecting gardens in the area, whose name means “place in the middle of the water” in the Nahuatl language, and which is located on the south side of greater Mexico City, which is home to 22 million people.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

06 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Executive Summary

Climate-related hazards are increasing in Europe and Central Asia (ECA), and geographical variations notwithstanding, most societies are faced with the need to adapt by trying to minimize negative impacts while seizing on the few positive effects.

05 Dec 2017 description

In the face of climate change, the world continues to witness frequent and large-scale disasters. In the rst half of 2017 alone, 149 natural disasters occurred in 73 countries resulting in 3,162 deaths, affecting 80 million people and resulting in the estimated loss of US$32.4 billion.

01 Dec 2017 description
report CARE

This report, the result of internal research by CARE International, argues that partnerships in humanitarian response not only meet lifesaving needs but can also address gender inequalities. Based on the review of five recent emergency responses, the report explores which partnership models and practices can best foster gendertransformative humanitarian action.

Gender dimensions

28 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

GFDRR’s Resilient Recovery program is involved in every major disaster, helping affected countries assess damage as well as economic losses and needs, plan for recovery, and be better prepared to respond in the future. From hurricanes in the Caribbean to earthquakes in Nepal, the program has a record of supporting governments to rebuild lives and create a safer future through resilient recovery. And the program works with the disaster-prone countries before events in order to enhance their readiness for post-disaster recovery.

21 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL BONTE-GRAPENTIN ON MON, 11/20/2017 CO-AUTHORS: PATRICK MEIER, KEIKO SAITO

For many Pacific Island countries, natural disasters such as cyclones and tsunamis, are an all-too common occurrence. Out of the top 15 most at-risk countries for natural disasters globally, four are Pacific Island countries, and Vanuatu is consistently at the top.

20 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Evento natural se presentó en balneario de Buenos Aires

08:26. Trujillo, nov. 20.

Los fuertes oleajes que se registran en la costa de la provincia de Trujillo, arrastraron 300 metros de tubería de desagüe de 52 pulgadas, en el asentamiento humano Los Desamparados, en el balneario de Buenos Aires, en el distrito trujillano de Victor Larco, región La Libertad.

17 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Última información

Río Huallaga continúa en alerta roja y podría ocasionar inundación en zonas urbanas en los próximos días

El río Huallaga continúa en estado de alerta roja en la estación H- Yurimaguas, siendo su tendencia creciente en promedio para los próximos días. Esta situación podría ocasionar inundaciones de nuevas zonas urbanas de la provincia de Alto Amazonas (Loreto); específicamente en las zonas bajas de Yurimaguas, Lagunas y Santa Cruz, alertó el SENAMHI.

17 Nov 2017 description

Working and discussion papers | October 2017 | John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala

16 Nov 2017 description

Early results of Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative presented at climate change conference

Vulnerable communities in Africa and the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather as part of an international drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation. But further investments are needed to reduce the risks from hazards like tropical cyclones, floods and drought.

16 Nov 2017 description

Consuelo B. Alarcon

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- Tacloban City Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez expressed her gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for pushing the national government agencies to implement the Yolanda projects the soonest possible time.

This was emphasized by the local chief executive during a press conference held at Patio Victoria, San Jose as Tacloban marked the fourth year anniversary that brought devastation in the city.

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

14 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

After learning hard lessons, Pacific Island states are exerting greater control when disasters strike. But is the aid sector prepared to change?

13 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Cusco: Lluvias de moderada a fuerte intensidad se registró en Sicuani y La Convención por más de diez horas

Las precipitaciones de moderada a fuerte intensidad que se presentan en la sierra sur vienen reportando valores acumulativos muy superiores respecto al día anterior y a sus normales registros, sobre todo en la región Cusco, donde llovió por más de diez horas y se reportaron significativas lluvias, informó el SENAMHI al COEN DEFENSA.

Piura: Bomberos y serenos logran extinguir incendio forestal ocurrido en distrito de La Matanza

13 Nov 2017 description

Authors: John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala

13 Nov 2017 description

On the third anniversary of Supertyphoon Yolanda on November 8, 2016, Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to release P5,000 to affected households in Regions VI, VII, and VIII who have not received a single centavo or any other form of assistance from the government when the typhoon struck in 2013. Operationally, this refers to households that did not receive funds from the DSWD’s Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) program.

11 Nov 2017 description

At High-level meeting at FAO, Pacific leaders issue joint statement as a “call to action” to COP23

11 November 2017, Rome – Climate change poses an alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands, warned leaders of nine small island developing states (SIDS), representatives of regional development bodies, New Zealand and Australia at a meeting chaired by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today.