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20 Jun 2018 description

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

Today on World Refugee Day we announce the Australian Government will provide additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya people in Bangladesh.

The UN estimates that more than 900,000 Rohingya are now living in Cox's Bazar, including more than 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar since August 2017.

20 Jun 2018 description

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, June 18 (PIA) – Pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular 2016-48 dated April 5, 2016, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camarines Sur Provincial Office, is enjoining all concerned local government units to support their disaster resilience advocacy, particularly the OPLAN Listo.

The project aims to equip the LGUs with information on the appropriate actions they should implement, days prior to the occurrence of any calamity.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

KON TUM — The Kon Tum Irrigational Work Management Board has spent nearly VNĐ2 billion (US$88,800) to repair 19 irrigational dams ahead of the flood season this year.

The money has been spent from the provincial irrigational management budget.

The 19 dams are in the four districts and cities of Ngọc Hồi, Đắk Glei, Đắk Hà and Kon Tum.

20 Jun 2018 description

"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.

20 Jun 2018 description

“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late to escape. The wave washed them away and we never saw them again,” recalled U Kan Sein, a Junior Assistant Teacher in Labutta Township, Myanmar.

19 Jun 2018 description


The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 72/133 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2017/14. The period covered by the report is 1 January to 31 December 2017.

19 Jun 2018 description



At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.

19 Jun 2018 description

Americas works to improve disaster statistics

CARTAGENA, 19 June, 2018- Representatives of eight national institutes of statistics in the Americas continue to meet today in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss better ways to work together to collect data and statistics to monitor progress on reducing disaster losses as outlined in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

19 Jun 2018 description

IFRC launches report on labour migration and trafficking

Bangkok / Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2018 – A major new report on labour migration and trafficking will be launched in Bangkok tomorrow. 

18 Jun 2018 description

ROME – In a ceremony held today at the annual session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD, which was first established in Brindisi, Italy in June 2000.

18 Jun 2018 description

Au sommaire
Inondations P.1
Mouvements de populations P.2
Accès humanitaire P.4
Sécurité alimentaire P.6


  • 170 000 personnes menacées par les inondations cette année au Niger

  • Plus de 16 000 PDI dans les régions de Tillabéry et Tahoua

  • Treize zones extrêmement et moyennement vulnérables à l’insécurité alimentaire de plus qu’en décembre 2017

  • La méningite en net recul comparé à 2017

  • Financement humanitaire en baisse cette année

18 Jun 2018 description

N'Djamena du 18 - 22 juin 2018 - Le Criquet pèlerin est un ravageur redoutable en raison de l'ampleur des dégâts qu'il peut provoquer aux productions agro-sylvo-pastorales en période d'invasion et aux importantes perturbations socio-économiques et environnementales qui en découlent.

18 Jun 2018 description


• 24 735 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains as .

• Several infrastructures in the camps have been damaged including 18 water points, 252 latrines and one health facility.

• The health sector Monsoon and cyclone contingency and response plan is activated.


• According to the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) exercise, there are an estimated 915 000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar as of 25 May 2018. Of these, 702 000 are new arrivals since 25 August 2017.

18 Jun 2018 description

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, June 5 (PIA) – The provincial government of Camarines Sur, in line with the upcoming National Disaster Resilient Month celebration this July, convened the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers (MDRRMO) from various municipalities to firm up activities related to the aforementioned event.

18 Jun 2018 description

The People's Committee of Quang Ngai province has just approved Decision No. 490/QD-UBND approving the project "Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Quang Ngai province" funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

18 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 35,272 refugees benefited from general food distribution in Luwani and Dzaleka camps

  • 884,522 children benefiting from school meals in 13 food insecure districts

  • 88,000 people suffering from acute malnutrition received nutrition treatment

  • 3,500 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Context

17 Jun 2018 description
report BBC Media Action

The resources on this page are intended to help explain the cyclone early warning signals that are being used in the camps; and give Rohingya people advice about how to prepare, at each warning level. The resources are based on common messages developed by the Cox's Bazar Emergency Communication Group in collaboration with the Cyclone Preparedness Programme. All flashcards come with guidance text (in Bangla) to help fieldworkers use the tool.

17 Jun 2018 description

This is not a list of messages to be read aloud to the community. Instead, field workers are encouraged to use this information to inform discussions with community members. These discussions should be as participatory as possible and allow time for questions and discussions of answers.

We encourage all field workers to:

  • Listen to the concerns and worries about cyclone early warning coming from communities. Cyclones can be a frightening concept and individuals may have different needs.

17 Jun 2018 description


Policy News

  1. Setting an innovative vision for transforming agriculture and food security under climate variability and change in East Africa
    Catherine Mungai and Maren Radeny

  2. How Ethiopia’s social safety net programme leads to climate change mitigation cobenefits
    Dawit Solomon, Dominic Woolf, Lili Szilagyi and Catherine Mungai

  3. Climate services in agriculture: What are the costs and benefits of investment for Africa?
    Lili Szilagyi and Catherine Munga