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12 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Due to heavy rains and storms starting on 24 October 2018, a total of 2,545 houses of Krasnodar Krai (region) of Russia were flooded, affecting tens of thousands of people. With over 200,000 inhabitants living in the disaster-hit areas, the governor of Krasnodar Krai declared a state of emergency on 25 October. The local authorities started the response and relief operation immediately and 600 people were evacuated from the flooded houses.

09 Nov 2018 description

The IFRC’s Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies is now its second edition. This edition is the result of three years of testing, revision and feedback from protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and sectoral specialists, based on use in the field by Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers in many different humanitarian operations. In addition to new chapters (such as cash-based interventions), there is a stronger focus on sexual and gender-based violence and disability inclusion.

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.

09 Nov 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 38.5 million Swiss francs (with a funding gap of approximately 17.1 million Swiss francs), increasing from 22 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – to deliver assistance and support to an estimated 160,000 people (40,000 households) for 30 months.

08 Nov 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Through this operations update, a one month no-cost extension is being sought to complete implementation of the cash component of the operation. This interim report provides an update of the flood operations supported by the DREF in Côte d’Ivoire during the period from 18 June to 30 September 2018. It was agreed that the National Society activities are eligible from the 18 June 2018 although the DREF was issued on 3 July.

08 Nov 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Heavy seasonal monsoon has brought strong winds and heavy rains across large parts of Myanmar since the beginning of July 2018, causing increased water levels in major rivers and floods in many regions and states. As of 11 September 20183 , Nay Pyi Taw, Bago, Tanintharyi, Magway, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady regions as well as Mon and Kayin states have been affected.

08 Nov 2018 description

Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 08 November 2018 - The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has announced a significant expansion of Red Cross response and recovery efforts in the wake of two major disasters.

07 Nov 2018 description

The risk of disaster, due to a natural phenomenon, can happen at any time, so Land Rover and the Red Cross are helping people in remote areas to prepare for any emergency.

Such support has never been more important: the World Disaster Report 2018 estimates 134 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year. The report, by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), says challenging terrain, limited infrastructure, conflicts and natural hazards can all make it hard to get help to where it’s needed.

07 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

On 15 March 2018, a meeting of the Emergency Situations Commission of the Republic of Belarus was held to discuss the coming spring floods in Belarus. The meeting was facilitated by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus.

07 Nov 2018 description

Kuala Lumpur / Manila, 7 November 2018 – Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from 51 countries across Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East will meet in Manila from 11 to 14 November to address some of the most pressing humanitarian challenges in the region.

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, co-hosted by the Philippine Red Cross, brings together 300 leaders from 51 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The theme of the conference is engaging local humanitarian action in a fast-changing world.

07 Nov 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Since the first 6.4 magnitude earthquake magnitude earthquake struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday 29 July 2018, four further earthquakes and multiple aftershocks in the last month have impacted the districts of North Lombok, East Lombok, West Lombok, Central Lombok and Mataram in addition to Bali and Sumbawa islands. According to BNPB reports as of 1 October 2018, the disaster impacts of Lombok Earthquake is summarized below.

Summary of current response

05 Nov 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

Following the confirmation of Ebola cases in Kashenyi at the shores of lake albert in DRC, 40km from thee landing site in Uganda about 3 weeks ago; and the continued conflict in Beni which has hampered the Ebola control efforts, the WHO risk level of the outbreak spreading to Uganda has been increased from high to very high nationally and regionally, but still seen low globally. This calls for strengthening and scaling up of current interventions.

05 Nov 2018 description

Summary: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) was granted on 28 February 2018 for CHF 209,398 to the PNGRCS. The DREF reached 3,000 people in three Highlands provinces, who were affected by Highland Earthquake in PNG.

05 Nov 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Operation Update extends this DREF operation’s timeframe from three to four months, with a new end date of 29 November 2018. A three-month operation was launched when several weather disturbances enhanced the South West Monsoon in the country, bringing near continuous heavy rainfall to many parts of Metro Manila and adjacent northern provinces. These areas were put under the highest rainfall alert in accordance with the national weather bureau.

02 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Americas is a culturally diverse, geographically large and economically complex region, which accounts for around 26.3 per cent of the world’s migrants (68 million people). Poverty, family reunification, inequality and violence are common factors that motivate people to migrate in the Americas.

02 Nov 2018 description

This revised Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.9 million Swiss francs (increased from CHF 7.48 million) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies on the scaling up of their response to the increasing population movement in the Americas, supporting initially Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to deliver assistance to 282,905 people (including host communities) for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas: shelter, livelihoods and basic need, health, water and sanitation, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and …

02 Nov 2018 description

This operational update seek to inform on the progress of the implementation of the Niger Complex Emergency Appeal activities. The planned activities are continuing as planned. The modification of the EPoA arose in the section of Water hygiene and sanitation. Initially is was planned to construct 12 water points (boreholes). However following the advice of the donor, we integrated the constructed of one solar pump out the 12 water points.

Description of the disaster