Sri Lanka was once again affected by severe floods and landslides, in May 2017. While the spread of disaster situation was confined only to 15 districts compared to the 24 districts in the previous year, increased incidents of landslides and deaths in 2017 made the situation equally challenging.
Over 60 million people are currently displaced due to conflict or violence, and about 140 million are exposed to natural disasters. As part of humanitarian responses to those affected populations, growing attention is paid to cash transfers as a form of assistance. Cash is being strongly advocated by several actors, and for good reasons: they have the potential to provide choice, empower people, and spark economic multipliers. But what is their comparative performance relative to in-kind transfers? Are there objectives for which there are particular evidence gaps?
WASHINGTON, 22 de abril de 2016 -- El Vicepresidente para la Región de América Latina y el Caribe del Banco Mundial, Jorge Familiar, junto con el Embajador del Ecuador en Washington, Francisco Borja Cevallos, han firmado hoy un acuerdo que permitirá ayudar a los afectados por el reciente terremoto que asoló la costa Ecuatoriana hace unos días.
Washington, April 22, 2016 – The Vice President of the World Bank for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Jorge Familiar, alongside the Ambassador of Ecuador in Washington, Francisco Borja Cevallos, signed an agreement today to help the people affected by the recent earthquake that devastated the Ecuadorian coast a few days ago.
The book focuses on the largest refugee crisis since World War II: the Syrian refugee crisis. It exploits a wealth of survey and registry data on Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon to assess their poverty and vulnerability status, understand the predictors of these statuses, evaluate the performance of existing policies toward refugees, and determine the potential for alternative policies. Findings point to a complex situation. In the absence of humanitarian assistance, poverty is extremely high among refugees.
The Kurdistan region of Iraq is facing an economic and humanitarian crisis as a result of the influx of Syrian refugees which began in 2012 and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2014. The region's population increased by 28 percent over a short period, placing strains on the local economy, host community, and access to public services. This book provides national and regional policy makers with a technical assessment of the impact and stabilization costs needed for 2015 associated with the influx of refugees and IDPs.
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq Needs an Estimated US$1.4 billion this Year to Stabilize the Economy
This Rapid Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) provides a summary of the sectors affected by the heavy rains and devastating floods that occurred on December 24 and 25, 2013 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The DaLA focuses particularly on infrastructure damages and losses in order to inform the country's recovery, reconstruction and financial planning. It also includes short and medium term recommendations designed to further incorporate disaster risk management into land use and physical planning decision-making processes.
World Bank project to shore up basic services to households under pressure from hosting massive influx of refugees
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YOGYAKARTA, October 25, 2012 – Heads of Governments and Ministers from Asian countries are calling for a global program to make schools and hospitals more safe in the event of a natural disaster.
The Yogyakarta Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia, issued by participating countries at the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Management, urged for support towards local-level efforts to make schools safer in a cost-effective manner and a global program for safe schools and hospitals.
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE CONJOINT
Democratic republic of Congo, Lubumbashi, April 25, 2012 - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its partners move forward in the fight against malaria. In Lubumbashi, Katanga Province, the Government launched today a major campaign for the distribution of insecticide-treated long-lasting nets (LLINs). More than 24,660,000 million people, including 4.5 million children under 5 years and 1,250,000 million pregnant women, will benefit from the distribution which will have covered until the beginning of June in the provinces of Katanga, Bandundu, and North and South Kivu.
- Sierra Leone has been making strong efforts to prevent malaria, a dreaded disease
- Over three million mosquito nets have been distributed nationwide as part of a mass campaign
- Households owning at least one treated net rose from 33 percent in 2010 to 87 percent in June 2011
- THE DISASTER
Thailand is no stranger to natural disasters. The country has a long history of drought and flood cycles in seasonal variance. Flooding occurs every year in the Chao Phraya River Basin. Tropical storm cycles come from the east through Laos and Vietnam and touchdown in the northern parts of the country where water collects and flows downstream into the basin. With a changing climate and increasing variance and severity of weather, events similar to this flood may no longer be only 50 years in frequency.
February 15 to March 2, 2012
AT A GLANCE
The total number of food insecure people in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought has dropped from 13.3 m people in late 2011 to around 9 million people today. Much of the available information on food insecurity resulting from drought is being mixed with general food insecurity data so the numbers may not reflect the reality on the ground. In short, food insecurity in the region remains a major concern.
(16 de diciembre, 2011) Se necesitan al menos 4.329 millones de dólares para rehabilitación, reconstrucción, gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático en los cinco países de América Central afectados en octubre por la depresión tropical 12E, informó hoy la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
Tropical storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) hit the Philippines on September 26, 2009, causing widespread flooding Tropical storm Ondoy was quickly followed by typhoon Pepeng (international name Parma). It initially brought powerful winds with gusts of up to 230 km/hr then an extended period of heavy rains, with cumulative rainfall amounts exceeding 1,000 mm in some areas. The resulting river floods have been estimated to have a return period of around 50 years, meaning that statistically speaking, such a rainfall event occurs on average once in every 50 years.