The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.
Located in the south-western Pacific Ocean, New Zealand sits on two tectonic plates within the Pacific ring of fire, resulting in the country’s dramatic natural landscapes. New Zealand is prone to a range of natural hazards, such as floods, storms, cyclones, snow-storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, geothermal incidents, tsunamis, landslides, and lahar. Climate-related risks are expected to be exacerbated by climate change.
This report covers the period 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013.
The Belgian Fund for Food Security (BFFS) is a unique financing instrument that focuses on improving the food security of vulnerable populations in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa at great risk of food insecurity.
The fund was established in 2010 by an act of the Federal Parliament. It is financed by the National Lottery and secondarily, by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) which injects additional resources. It is a unique instrument of development since it is the result of a parliamentary initiative, fed by Lottery funds.
With a moderate El Niño expected to develop later this year, the global health community is closely monitoring seasonal climate forecasts. A new bulletin released by the IRI addresses ways in which health decision-makers can use climate information to reduce the potential for negative health impacts. IRI is a a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Early Warning Systems for Malaria and Other Climate Sensitive Diseases.
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:
The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.
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CDKN has recently published a Policy Brief derived from the project “Growing up in Adversity”, led by CDKN and the University of El Norte. The document presents the methodology of psycho-social intervention that was implemented among 90 families in a shelter in Manatí, Atlántico Department in Colombia, who were victims of flooding produced by the “La Niña” phenomena (2010-1011) and who were displaced as a result.
Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest
The number of South Sudanese refugees assisted since 16 December 2013 is now 110,657 in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo districts of Uganda. Together with those registered in Kampala (3,636), the total number assisted is now 114,293.
A PSN verification exercise was concluded in Kiryandongo and one is underway in Arua for refugees in Koboko (Congolese) and Rhino Camp (South Sudanese).
UN hands over the expert report to Government of Serbia
Belgrade, 4 June 2014.- The United Nations team of experts says that a massive reconstruction, recovery and clean-up effort is needed in response to the unprecedented floods that hit Serbia in mid-May.
In a report delivered to the Government of Serbia today, the experts warn of health risks from stagnant water, potential risk to the environment and damage to agriculture.