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  • On 23 March, explosions at a military warehouse in Balakliia caused at least two civilian casualties (one fatality) and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings within 10 km of the site. Detonations are expected to continue for up to a week.

  • The State Emergency Services and volunteers supported evacuation of more than 20,000 people who left the area to other villages in Kharkivska oblast. Some people already started to return.

15 Mar 2017 description

By Matt Maura

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Social Workers from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, will continue to provide extended hours assistance at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium for residents of the Jubilee Gardens and Tall Pines Communities.

25 Oct 2016 description
report Harvard University

For immediate release: October 24, 2016

11 Oct 2016 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

19 Aug 2016 description

By Lucy Ghaham - A small health centre sits at the edge of Djibi, a village of 4,500 people on the outskirts of the bustling city of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Through the open-ended corridor that runs down the middle of the building you can see two of the many sites around Abidjan where, exactly ten years ago, truck after truck dumped over 540,000 litres of toxic waste unloaded from a ship at the nearby port.

17 Aug 2016 description

10e anniversaire de l’incident ‘Probo Koala’ - Vendredi 19 août 2016

GENÈVE (16 août 2016) – A propos du 10e anniversaire du déversement illégal de déchets toxiques en Côte d’Ivoire, un groupe d’experts des Nations Unies* exhorte le gouvernement ivoirien, l’ensemble des Etats responsables et de la communauté internationale à saisir cette occasion pour aborder les répercussions constantes des droits de l’incident.

17 Aug 2016 description

10th anniversary of the ‘Probo Koala incident’ - Friday 19 August 2016

GENEVA (17 August 2016) – Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts* urge the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to take this opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.

25 Jul 2016 description

The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.

Guest bloggers Ana Mosneaga from the United Nations University and Michaella Vanore from Maastricht University share their insights on the internally displaced elderly in Georgia and Japan. Cheng Boon Ong puts this further into perspective by sharing IDMC’s experience with gathering sex and age disaggregated data.

14 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

El 04 de febrero de 2016, a las 10:00 horas aproximadamente, se registró un derrame de petróleo en el Km 206 del Oleoducto Norperuano (Ramal Norte, ORN), ubicado a 13 km al sur de la localidad de Mayuriaga afectando localidades aledañas al río Morona. Código SINPAD 00074821.

18 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Peru

HECHOS:

El 04 de febrero de 2016, a las 10:00 horas aproximadamente, se registró un derrame de petróleo en el Km 206 del Oleoducto Norperuano (Ramal Norte, ORN), ubicado a 13 km al sur de la localidad de Mayuriaga afectando localidades aledañas al río Morona. Código SINPAD 00074821.

13 Mar 2016 description

By Hler Gudjonsson, IFRC

Mrs. Toshiko Yamada is one of the many devoted Japanese Red Cross Society volunteers who regularly visit residents of the temporary housing units in Fukushima. “My main task is to care for those who are already over 80 years old and living alone, to see if they are alright, and to cheer them up with small gifts,” the 81-year-old said. Together with other volunteers, she also takes part in cleaning the areas surrounding the units and planting flowers there.

10 Mar 2016 description

By Chie Ishihara and Yukiko Izutani, Japanese Red Cross Society

When the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami struck on 11 March 2011, more than 470,000 people, many from Iwate prefecture in northeast Japan, were forced to leave their homes and resettle in temporary housing settlements. Today, five years on, thousands are still unable to return to their places of origin and remain dependent on assistance provided by the government and the Red Cross.

10 Mar 2016 description

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10 March, 2016: Tokyo / Geneva. Five years on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011, thousands of displaced families and elderly people are still unable to return home and are in need of support from humanitarian organisations such as the Red Cross.

04 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Peru

HECHOS:

El 25 de enero de 2016, a consecuencia de la fisura en la línea que trasporta el crudo de petróleo del oleoducto Norperuano de Petroperú, se produjo el derrame de crudo que recorrió aproximadamente un kilómetro llegando hasta la quebrada Inayo, afectando las localidades Chiriaco Inayo, Distrito de Imaza, Provincia de Bagua.

04 Mar 2016 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 2 March 2016 – At the launch of its 5th anniversary Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami photo exhibition today, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) announced the concluding disbursement of the S$35.7M Japan Disaster Fund to six rehabilitation projects worth S$4M (~300 million yen), targeted at education, childcare and public welfare (details in Annex A).

23 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Peru

HECHOS:

El 25 de enero de 2016, a consecuencia de la fisura en la línea que trasporta el crudo de petróleo del oleoducto Norperuano de Petroperú, se produjo el derrame de crudo que recorrió aproximadamente un kilómetro llegando hasta la quebrada Inayo, afectando las localidades Chiriaco Inayo, Distrito de Imaza, Provincia de Bagua.

22 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Peru

HECHOS:

El 04 de febrero de 2016 a las 10:00 horas aproximadamente, se registró un derrame de petróleo en el Km 206 del Oleoducto Norperuano (Ramal Norte, ORN) ubicado a 13 km al sur de la localidad de Mayuriaga afectando localidades aledañas al río Morona. Código SINPAD 00074821.

22 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Peru

Se coordina acciones en beneficio de la ciudadanía de dicha provincia

Se coordina acciones con el gobierno regional, autoridades locales, representantes del Ministerio de Cultura, Marina de Guerra en beneficio de la ciudadanía de Datem del Marañón.