This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with inputs from official institutions. It covers the period from 4 to 5 October 2016 at 17:00 hours. The next report will be published on 6 October 2016.
• Initial assessments are taking place today in Haiti over the affected areas in south-west, north-west and central departments.
• Cuba’s preparedness measures included the evacuation of over 1 million people. Homes, livelihoods and infrastructure have already been damaged.
Description of the disaster
Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.
Pacific island countries are working hard to address the escalating realities of climate change, including the impact on land, livelihoods, and on the food and water security of their most vulnerable communities. The need for accessible, predictable, adequate and appropriate financial support to meet the climate crisis is urgent and growing.
In the wake of El Niño
We are living in the most unusually warm period in history and this is taking a huge toll on the world’s most vulnerable. 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 looks set to be even hotter.
As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina1 , the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.
Heavy rainfall floods streets in Rawalpindi
Provinces asked to follow National Climate Change policy
Preventive measures against Congo virus advised: Experts
Pakistan to become water scarce in 4 years
Supreme Court rejects review appeals of 16 terror convicts set to hang
Pakistan’s Counter- Terrorism Policy
CPEC confronts terrorism
US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together against terrorism
UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities
CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive
NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters
India funding terrorists in Balochistan
Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism
NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism
Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks
PDMA demands 15,000 tents
Green Line Bus Rapid Transit ,a green disaster in the making
Pakistan glaciers threatened by climate change, ice-selling
German Government contributes Euro 1 million to WFP towards resilience and food security in Pakistan
Combating climate change: Saarc members told to enhance cooperation
Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung and Virginie Le Masson
This case study is one of four commissioned by BRACED to assess the links between resilience and gender in partners’ projects. It documents approaches used to promote gender equality within the BRACED Myanmar Alliance, as well as the latent challenges and opportunities in this process.
Congo Hemorrhagic Fever claims two lives in 10 days
Shahbaz wants coordination between government depts to cope with floods
Pakistan climate authority being set up to tackle challenges
22 killed as rain, flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan’s KP and Punjab province
UN warns of more heatwave deaths as climate change pushes up temperatures
We will make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion: PM
Terrorists, facilitators are on the run: COAS
NEW DELHI, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) - Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two cows at cut-rate prices.
- All rivers in KP in low floods: PDMA report
- First monsoon spell floods roads, causes accidents in Capital
- Need for more dams: Water storage capacity drops 35%
- Flood contingency plan prepared for Islamabad
- Directions issued for making anti-dengue campaign a success
- Pakistan will assist Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, says PM
- Pakistan gives shut-up call to India on Kashmir
- Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast: CTD still clueless about mastermind, facilitators
At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.
In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.
Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.
- PDMA directs Chitral administration to utilise Rs.15 million funds
- Collateral damage: Roads blocked in Shangla
- Monsoon rains reducing water crisis in parched Tharparkar
- Karachi struggles with power outages, waterlogged roads after heavy rain
- Global terrorism during 2016
- Pakistan's operation against terrorism has been successful: John McCain
- Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations: Nafees Zakariya
- Combined efforts needed to counter terrorism in South …
-Govt refuses to give Rs 7bn for flood warning system upgrade WASA prepared to face monsoon challenge
-Conference highlights government’s apathy towards Thar
-There's no adequate preparation against rains: official
-NDMA launches campaign to minimise losses during floods, says Asghar Nawaz
-Pakistan neither isolated nor desperate for talks with India
-Keep safe: Security tightened ahead of Youmi-Ali
-Thousands make a statement against terrorism at Amjad Sabri’s funeral
-Army ready to confront terrorism, extremism, cleanse Pakistan of menaces: COAS
Foreword About 6.9 million people in Pacific island countries cannot access improved sanitation. More than 4.8 million cannot access improved water supplies. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes water and sanitation as basic human rights. The General Assembly has called upon governments and international organizations to provide financial resources, build capacity and technology transfer to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking-water and sanitation for all (UN Resolution A/RES/64/292).