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31 Dec 2012 description
report Government of India

Understanding Eco-DRR: Introduction to the Book

Anil K. Gupta and Sreeja S. Nair

23 Dec 2012 description
  1. RESUME EXECUTIF

La bande sahélienne d’Afrique de l’ouest dont fait partie le Niger se trouve confrontée à des crises alimentaires de plus en plus fréquentes et de magnitude croissante. A cela s’ajoutent les suites des conflits armés en Libye et en Côte d’Ivoire en 2011, qui ont forcé au retour plus de 260 000 migrants. En l’absence de nouvelles opportunités économiques, la couverture des besoins vitaux de ces migrants et de leurs familles reste un défi.

21 Dec 2012 description

Haïti, trois ans plus tard… depuis le séisme dévastateur du 12 janvier 2010, d’énormes d’efforts ont été consentis pour aider le gouvernement à atteindre ses objectifs et améliorer les conditions de vie des Haïtiennes et Haïtiens.

17 Dec 2012 description

1. RÉSUMÉ EXÉCUTIF

Les effets des crises alimentaire et nutritionnelle se ressentent encore par une grande partie de la population en Mauritanie. L’assistance conjointe du Gouvernement et des partenaires d’aide dans le cadre du plan EMEL a permis de répondre aux besoins urgents des communautés les plus affectées. Cependant, ces communautés restent encore fragilisées par les chocs cumulés des crises précédentes.

24 Nov 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Nov 23 2012 (IPS) - “The city looked as if it had been bombed. On the way to my office, I passed people who had the same shocked look on their faces as I did. We would look at each other, and even though we were strangers, we’d ask ‘How did things go for you? Did anything happen to your house?’ It was a kind of warm solidarity that did me a lot of good.”

19 Nov 2012 description
report British Red Cross

With a rapidly growing population, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation and climate change, people’s overall levels of risk to disaster in Uganda are steadily increasing. The Uganda Red Cross, supported by the British Red Cross, has launched a new programme to help communities be better prepared for a range of risks, saving both lives and livelihoods. See photos from the programme.

14 Nov 2012 description

According to Sudan’s High Council of Civil Defense, some 270,000 people throughout Sudan have been affected by flooding since June 2012, with over 36,000 homes damaged and over 14,000 houses destroyed. Kassala in eastern Sudan is the worst affected state, followed by South Darfur, Gedaref and Sennar States.

12 Nov 2012 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Overview

29 Oct 2012 description

Ginebra, 29 de octubre de 2012 (OMS/OMM) – Paralelamente al cambio climático que sufre el mundo, aumentan los peligros para la salud humana. El Atlas del Clima y la Salud, publicado hoy conjuntamente por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM), ilustra algunos de los problemas más acuciantes que ello plantea.

29 Oct 2012 description

Genève, le 29 octobre 2012 (OMS/OMM) – Alors que le climat continue de changer dans le monde, les dangers augmentent pour la santé de l’être humain. L’atlas de la santé et du climat (The Atlas of Health and Climate), publié aujourd’hui conjointement par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé ( OMS) et l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), illustre certains des défis actuels et émergents les plus pressants.

15 Oct 2012 description

Highlights

  • Rains continue to pound much of region

  • Great Lakes crisis unabated

  • Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger

  • Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts

  • Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia

  • Oxfam warns Somalia’s food crisis likely to worsen in coming months

  • Massive flooding to affect food security and livelihoods in South Sudan

  • Kenya Law on Internally Displaced Persons passed

01 Oct 2012 description
report IRIN

BELETWEYNE/NAIROBI, 1 October 2012 (IRIN) - Several people have been killed and thousands displaced after heavy rains in central Somalia's Hiiraan Region caused the Shabelle River to burst its banks.

The worst affected areas are around the town of Beletweyne, the provincial headquarters of Hiiraan.

14 Sep 2012 description

NTS VIEWPOINT

Disaster preparedness: Still lacking in ASEAN?

By Gianna Gayle H. Amul

Apart from being prone to seasonal floods and storms, most ASEAN member states straddle the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area susceptible to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, compared to the relentless onslaught of natural calamities in the region, the development of ASEAN’s disaster mitigation mechanisms has been sluggish, if not long overdue.

07 Sep 2012 description

Highlights

  • Working with the Federal Ministry of Health and health partners, WHO has been assessing flood-hit areas, and has started filling gaps in the delivery and distribution of medicines, anti-snake venom vi-als and sanitation supplies to affected communities. Essential medicines and acute watery diarrheal kits were distributed to health facilities in affected areas of Kassala and Darfur region.

28 Aug 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012

Overview

23 Aug 2012 description
report The Guardian

Regular floods are destroying homes and livelihoods but also food crops, creating a generation of undernourished children

Read the Full Report by Syed Zain Al-Mahmood in Dhaka

16 Aug 2012 description
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15 Aug 2012 description

Asia's Booming Cities Must Go Green or Risk Disaster - ADB Study

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.