• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
ACCESS TO WATER WILL REMAIN A HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY WITHOUT A MASSIVE FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL COMMITMENT OF STATES
As of 15 September 2016
161,581 Total Burundian population of concern
158,863 Total Burundian population post influx
63,878 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
53,497 Total population in Nduta Camp
44,008 Total population in Mtendeli Camp
198 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site
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.