Showing posts with label displacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label displacement. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

China: Natural disasters kill 123 in May. More than 518,000 residents were relocated...

Natural disasters left 123 people dead, 15 missing and affected more than 20 million people across China in May, according to government statistics.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rescue nears completion in Colombia landslide disaster

Colombia's disaster response service said Wednesday search and rescue operations in the central municipality of Salgar are being wrapped up after a massive landslide hit the area and killed 83 people earlier this week.

Monday, February 23, 2015

As Malawi reels from devastating floods, UN food agency delivers vital supplies

 UN, 23 February 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery of a first round of emergency supplies to more than 288,000 people in flood-affected Malawi, providing much needed relief amid continuing rains.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Floods claim 158 lives in Mozambique (official)

A total of 158 people have been killed in storms and floods that have hit central and northern Mozambique this year, the country's state news agency AIM reported Wednesday...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Severe flooding hits southeast Asia (Malaysia and Thailand among countries affected)


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Severe flooding has killed 13 people and left at least 180,000 displaced in Malaysia and neighbouring Thailand, officials said.

In Malaysia, rescue teams on Saturday were struggling to reach inundated areas in the northeast as victims accused the government of being slow to provide aid and assistance after the country's worst flooding in decades.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Floods displaces 120,000 people in Indonesia's Aceh

More than 120,966 people have fled home, as floods are afflicting Indonesia's Aceh province in the northern tip of Sumatra Island, an official said here on Wednesday.

The waters submerged by up to 400 cm high in the districts of North Aceh and East Aceh, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency told Xinhua via phone.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals

UN, 17 September 2014 – A new United Nations-backed report launched today reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year. The report, Global Estimates 2014: people displaced by disasters, conducted by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), shows that the risk of displacement due to disasters has more than doubled over the last four decades–largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations, particularly in vulnerable countries.

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