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"drought" AND (africa - Google News

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African Risk Capacity Elects First African GM, As It Pays Out US$25 Million in ... - AllAfrica.com
26/01 - 2015

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African Risk Capacity Elects First African GM, As It Pays Out US$25 Million in ...
AllAfrica.com
Addis Ababa — African Risk Capacity elects first African GM, as it pays out US $25 million in drought insurance claims. "The implementation of the Africa's Disaster Risk Reduction adopted in 2004, has led not only to a paradigm shift from crises ...
Bermuda insurance helps drought-hit nationsRoyal Gazette
Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian AidThePoultrySite.com
ARC to Pay U.S$25 Million in Drought ClaimsThe Herald

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Drought Threatens Sugar Crop in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal - UkrAgroConsult
20/01 - 2015

Drought Threatens Sugar Crop in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal
UkrAgroConsult
... might close down its Umzimkulu mill as a result of the drought, the Mercury newspaper reported on Jan. 19, citing Dave Howells, managing director for South African operations. A spokesman for Illovo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Can South Africa end their World Cup trophy drought? - Zee News
20/01 - 2015

Can South Africa end their World Cup trophy drought?
Zee News
Nine runs were needed off the last over. With one wicket remaining, Australia should have been the clear favourites, but there stood one man – Lance Klusener – who had single-handedly brought South Africa into a winning position. Damien Fleming was ...

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Philanthropist Howard Buffett backs brown revolution in Africa - Al Jazeera America
1/02 - 2015

Al Jazeera America

Philanthropist Howard Buffett backs brown revolution in Africa
Al Jazeera America
WILLCOX, Ariz. — Dressed in a padded jacket against the high desert chill of a southern Arizona winter, philanthropist Howard Buffett got fired up about one of his favorite subjects, soil. “This is a very similar environment to South Africa,” he said ...

Somali drought causing death - www.worldbulletin.net
16/01 - 2015

Somali drought causing death
www.worldbulletin.net
The Wajid district in Somalia's Bakool region has been hard-hit by drought since mid-2014. It is not immediately clear what plans the government has – if any – to send humanitarian assistance to the region. According to UN figures, famine killed at ...

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News from Reliefweb

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World: Violence against aid workers in 2013 [EN/FR/SP]
19/08 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

2013 set a new record for violence against civilian aid operations, with 251 separate attacks affecting 460 aid workers. The spike in attacks in 2013 was driven by escalating conflicts and deterioration of governance in countries like Syria and South Sudan.

Violencia contra trabajadores humanitarios en 2013

El año 2013 marcó un nuevo record en actos de violencia contra operaciones de ayuda, con 251 ataques efectuados a 460 trabajadores humanitarios. Este repunte es liderado por conflictos en progreso y el deterioro de la gobernabilidad en paises como Siria y Sudán del Sur.

Violences contre les humanitaires en 2013

L'année 2013 a enregisté un record de violence contre les opérations humanitaires, avec 251 attaques faisant 460 victimes parmi le personnel humanitaire. La hausse des attaques est due notamment à l'escalade des conits et la détérioration de la gouvernance dans les pays comme la Syrie et le Soudan du Sud

World: CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014
24/07 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, World

In June 2014, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$75 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support 11 countries in two regions where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low: West Africa’s Sahel and the Horn of Africa. With this regional approach, CERF aims to help relief agencies address the complex and interlinked regional consequences of violent conflict, mass displacement of people and deepening food insecurity. This is the second of two annual Underfunded Emergencies (UFE) rounds.

World: World: Keeping up with megatrends
15/04 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

A study on the implications of climate change and urbanization for environmental emergency preparedness and response

Climate change: Climate-related disasters affected an estimated 2.6 billion people between 1999 and 2009, with the cost of responding to such disasters increasing tenfold between 1992 and 2008.

Urbanization: More than half of the world’s population lives in cities and, by 2030, the urban population is expected to exceed 5 billion.

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World: Enviromental Emergencies: Joint UNEP/OCHA Activities (as of 20 Feb 2014)
3/03 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Environment Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) responds to environmental emergencies by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners. By pairing the environmental expertise of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the humanitarian network coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the JEU ensures an integrated approach in responding to environmental emergencies.

World: ReliefWeb Highlights 2013
19/02 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

In 2013 ReliefWeb continued to implement its ‘Strategy and Vision’ with the aim of becoming the humanitarian community’s ‘one stop shop’ for information. ReliefWeb is a service provided by OCHA that assists humanitarians to easily find reports, evaluations, analyses, maps, infographics, jobs announcements and training events from over 3,500 sources worldwide. ReliefWeb collected and published 43,924 humanitarian updates in 2013, covering acute crises in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan as well as natural disasters such as Typhoons Haiyan and Wutip.

World: United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Missions (UNDAC): from 1993 to 2013
6/02 - 2014
Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

News from Preventionweb

PreventionWeb

PreventionWeb Documents & Publications
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Kyoto declaration 2005 on Protection of cultural properties, historic areas and their settings from loss in disasters
30/01 - 2015
This declaration establishes a framework for work on the preservation of cultural properties and historic areas. It seeks the integration of disaster risk reduction strategies into the management of World Heritage Sites taking into consideration the greater participation of stakeholders. The declaration was adopted at the Kyoto International Symposium...
An interdisciplinary perspective on social and physical determinants of seismic risk
30/01 - 2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 3, 761-789, 2015 www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/3/761/2015/ DOI: 10.5194/nhessd-3-761-2015This study seeks to systematically examine the relationships among the various physical and socioeconomic determinants underlying disasters using seismic risk analysis. It aims to assess disaster risk as a function...
Flood resiliency: insights from a survey of the Calgary business community
30/01 - 2015
This document presents the outcomes of a survey conducted by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce with the aim to better understand the full impacts of the flood that occurred in 2013, and to assess both disaster mitigation efforts and flood recovery programs. The survey was conducted among the Chamber's members and the community at large.The flood...
Remaking the case for linking relief, rehabilitation and development: how LRRD can become a practically useful concept for assistance in difficult places
30/01 - 2015
Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Working Paper, April 2014:This report gives some thought as to how far resilience and 'linking relief, rehabilitation, and development (LRRD)' could be made practically useful. It describes how LRRD can be defined conceptually, how it can be put into practice, and explains the implications of LRRD for the existing...
Opportunities to address the emergent disaster risk landscape in urban India
29/01 - 2015
This brief addresses the emergent disaster risk landscape in India as a major threat to urban development investments and gains. Nowadays Indian cities are exposed to a new pattern of climate-related disaster risks. Floods in Srinagar in September 2014, triggered by extreme rainfall, were the deadliest to hit the valley in the last 60 years. The port...
Guide to Assessing Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
29/01 - 2015
This guide aims to review the state-of-the-art knowledge about disaster risk. Its results provide an empirical basis for tailoring research agendas and informing the post-Hyogo Framework.The guide is based on a preliminary assessment of the landscape of integrated disaster risk research that provided a template for a methodological approach for systematic...

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