Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, faces a myriad of resilience challenges. Not only is the city already exposed to multiple natural hazards, a changing climate will amplify many of the adverse impacts into the future. At the same time, rapid urbanization - most obviously expressed through the growth of informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas - is heightening community exposure and sensitivity to a range of climate and non-climate shocks and stresses.
Joint media release
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
6 December 2016
From 6th to 8th December we will travel to Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu, accompanied by Labor Senators and portfolio counterparts, the Hon Penny Wong and Claire Moore to emphasise Australia's bipartisan commitment to stability and economic growth in the Pacific.
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.
The 2015 Short Rains (October – December) are likely to be enhanced in most parts of the country with varied levels of impacts in the socio-economic sectors. In some parts of the rains are expected to continue into early 2016. The distribution is also expected to be good both in time and space. While the heavy rains may cause disruptions, some sectors may reap maximum benefits from the expected good rains depending on their levels of preparedness.
U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.
Today, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah completed a two-day visit to Kathmandu, during which he announced approximately $100 million in support of the people of Nepal subject to the availability of funding. Dr. Shah met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other key political leaders and spoke at the closing session of the Nepal Economic Summit, where he stressed the private sector’s role in accelerating Nepal’s economic growth. Dr.
Community leaders from Daku Village of the Rewa Delta area, today formally committed their community’s participation in a climate change adaptation activity, delivered through USAID’s Coastal Community Adaptation Project (USAID/C-CAP).
As part of the agreement, Daku will receive infrastructure support for their drainage management system which will greatly reduce flooding, associated water-borne diseases and property damage caused by the rising waters.
The Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is based upon existing environmental information, reports and expert judgments, understanding gathered from community consultations and climate change awareness raising with each Island Falekaupule, and the national NAPA prioritization workshop on Funafuti.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Modification 1 (17/09/2013)
As funds for this HIP had been completely allocated, an additional amount of EUR 2 000 000 has been added to enable response to valid and urgent funding proposals submitted to DG ECHO under this HIP.
Modification 2 (22/11/2013)
0 . Major changes since previous version of the HIP
AMOUNT: EUR 12 500 000
Bangladesh is affected by several humanitarian crises due to, in particular, the consequences of recurrent natural disasters, the influx of refugees from Myanmar and the situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
There must be continued support to vulnerable communities to prepare for and reduce the impacts of natural disasters in order to reinforce their resilience capacities.
The health emergency response capacities in the capital city, Kathmandu, must be strengthened to cope with the risk of a major earthquake.
Food assistance to the refugees from Bhutan living in Nepal should be continued
Understanding Eco-DRR: Introduction to the Book
Anil K. Gupta and Sreeja S. Nair
Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.
- THE DISASTER
Thailand is no stranger to natural disasters. The country has a long history of drought and flood cycles in seasonal variance. Flooding occurs every year in the Chao Phraya River Basin. Tropical storm cycles come from the east through Laos and Vietnam and touchdown in the northern parts of the country where water collects and flows downstream into the basin. With a changing climate and increasing variance and severity of weather, events similar to this flood may no longer be only 50 years in frequency.