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10 Dec 2018 description

La Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres- UNGRD participó en la “Vigésimo Séptima Reunión Ordinaria del Comité Andino para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres - CAPRADE y Talleres de Buenas Prácticas - Fortalecimiento de Capacidades”, llevada a cabo en la ciudad de Lima, Perú del 4 al 6 de diciembre.

10 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

The objective of this report is to make recommendations for the Government of Grenada (GoG) for the formulation of a country-specific comprehensive disaster risk finance (DRF) strategy, based on the assessment of the legislative, financial management, fiscal, and insurance market environment in Grenada.

10 Dec 2018 description

En Afrique, où nombre de pays sont exposés aux risques de catastrophes naturelles provoquées par les changements climatiques, intégrer des stratégies globales de gestion de risques dans les processus de développement devient impératif. D’autant que les économies de nombreux pays africains reposent sur des secteurs sensibles au climat, tels que l'agriculture, les infrastructures, la foresterie, la pêche – entre autres.

10 Dec 2018 description

Three years ago, Lesotho, Southern Africa’s small mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa, was hit hard by the drought that led to the driest season in the region in 35 years. In the tiny dynastic nation, the El Niño driven-phenomenon resulted in a fall in maize production, the country's staple food.

But now thanks to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, climate change impacts in African countries like Lesotho have met their match.

10 Dec 2018 description

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis have so far contributed around Rs1 billion while local individuals as well as institutions have donated Rs7.47bn to the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams fund, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

Within a span of five months, a total of Rs8.46bn was deposited in The Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund, the SBP data showed.

10 Dec 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Hồ Chí Minh city needs up to VNĐ73 trillion (US$3.15 billion) for flood prevention projects by 2020, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.

VNĐ16 trillion will come from the city’s budget, VNĐ588 billion from the central Government budget, VNĐ20.2 trillion ($868 million) from private sources and VNĐ36 trillion ($1.5 billion) from official development assistance (ODA).

The figures were revealed last week during a seminar to find solutions for the flood management system, which is currently at the edge of its capacity.

09 Dec 2018 description

Juba 8 December, 2018 – The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), DFID, GAVI vaccine alliance and other partners, is set to vaccinate targeted healthcare and frontline workers operating in high risk states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola virus disease (EVD) as part of national preparedness efforts.

09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

09 Dec 2018 description

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent in cooperation with the British Red Cross held a training workshop about the Geographic Information System on 30/11- 3/12/2018.

The workshop brought together 33 coordinators, who work in the central operation management, the disaster management unit and field coordinators all over SARC’ branches.

08 Dec 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 3.3 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) to deliver assistance and support to up to 7,600 migrants every two weeks for a period of 12 months, as well as 1,500 households from local community for a period of two months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter (Non-Food Items – NFIs), livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Protection, …

08 Dec 2018 description

UNDP and partners under the UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R are developing a multi-country project focused on the needs of persons with disabilities to cope with climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

By Vasundhara Jolly, Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, Global Environmental Finance Unit, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. December 8, 2018.

07 Dec 2018 description

ABSTRACT

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is like tango, it takes two — the ocean and the atmosphere — to complete. This year, despite widespread above-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the atmosphere has not yet responded. Therefore, only “ENSO-neutral” conditions have prevailed in the region so far.

Although the stage is set for the tango, ENSO may or may not materialize, or just slightly influence some parts of the region.

07 Dec 2018 description

Summary of modifications from revised Emergency Plan of Action

This 12-month operations update provides an overview of consolidated achievements delivered through the operation in Dominica. The operation has been extended by 3 months (with a new end date of 31 March 2019) to complete the DRR activities funded by the appeal.

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

1) The operation was extended from 15 to 18 months; the new operation end date is 31 March 2019.

07 Dec 2018 description

JULIA RAWLINS-BENTHAM

Owning a piece of the rock is the dream of many Barbadians. That prime piece of land is chosen, and plans for that dream home are drawn according to taste and style and the mortgage acquired.

But, too often, little consideration is given to the risks caused by hazards to which the chosen plot is exposed. These hazards could range from floods, storm surge, wind damage, landslides, hurricanes and earthquakes.

07 Dec 2018 description

07 December 2018, Harare – The Embassy of Sweden announced today SEK 45 million grant to the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) to allow the timely roll out of the Crisis Modifier. Crisis modification is used in Resilience building as a tool to implement early actions based on early warning, in this case to better prepare the communities to withstand the shocks posed by the looming El Nino weather phenomenon. This new allocation brings Sweden’s allocation to ZRBF to SEK 120 million.

07 Dec 2018 description

Nouakchott – This week (04/12), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mauritania facilitated a mass displacement border crisis simulation exercise in Bassikounou, South-Eastern Mauritania, at the border with Mali. The exercise was designed to strengthen border management and coordination mechanisms between border communities and local stakeholders during a crisis.

07 Dec 2018 description

Bujumbura - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a joint training last week (26 November – 1 December) for border officials from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The training, held in the capital Bujumbura, aimed to strengthen the capacity of border officials to enhance public health preparedness and response at points of entry in both countries.

07 Dec 2018 description

FAO and partners to scale up efforts to reduce the impacts of the pest on smallholders in Eastern Africa

06 December 2018, Kigali¬:— Recognizing the enormity of the challenge the Fall Armyworm poses on smallholder farmers, government representatives and partners stressed the need to bolster a novel community-based approach being promoted in Eastern Africa to assist farmers and development agents at the frontline to identify and manage the spread of the pest.