The Lake Chad Basin humanitarian emergency is among the most severe in the world. The protracted conflict has uprooted around 2.3 million people, stoked high levels of hunger and malnutrition, and subjected millions of civilians to extreme hardship. Insecurity is hampering the resumption of normal life, leaving conflict-affected families dependent on humanitarian assistance for survival.
IPIS lance une mise à jour majeure de sa carte interactive en RDC, qui affiche des données sur plus de 2400 sites miniers artisanaux et plus de 800 barrages routiers dans l’est du pays. Depuis décembre 2016, les équipes d’IPIS ont visité plus de 500 mines artisanales dans la région, collectionnant des données qui ont été ajoutées sur la carte interactive.
Reliable and affordable energy supply is crucial for the delivery of basic services such as health, water, sewage and education. However, in the Gaza Strip, home to almost 2 million Palestinians, a chronic electricity deficit has for more than a decade disrupted the delivery of such services. To allow for the maintenance of a minimum level of critical services, humanitarian agencies provide donor-funded emergency fuel to the most vital, life-saving health, water and sanitation facilities.
Disaster Alert is a web browser-accessible touch-friendly disaster monitoring and early warning interactive map created by the Pacific Disaster Center. It is powered by DisasterAWARE, the All-Hazard Warnings, Analysis, and Risk Evaluation System. DisasterAWARE is an integrated platform providing situational awareness, decision support, and information exchange capabilities to disaster management decision makers. It continually monitors information feeds from reliable meteorological and geolocial agencies around the world ensuring accurate, real-time reporting of hazard events.
ICIMOD has prepared flood inundation maps in view of the floods and landslides that this year’s monsoon has triggered in Bangladesh. The maps have been prepared using Advanced Land Observing Satellite 2/ Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS-2/PALSAR) and Sentinel-1 satellite images made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The main objective of the map is to provide practical information to donors, media, partners and colleagues on the objectives of the operation and its achievements in spite of the very fluid and volatile security situation.
Although it does not focus on unmet needs of refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people and migrants, the map is an essential tool in the fund raising efforts as more material and human resources are required to strengthen protection and assistance activities for millions of people affected by the humanitarian tragedy in Somalia.