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Friday, August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016

Last Tuesday, August 2nd, Secretary General Luis Almagro launched the training sessions for the implementation of the institutional policy on Disaster Risk Management, issued by executive order on April 8th 2016. 
This institutional policy informs the General Secretariat’s efforts in mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management across all its secretariats, offices, organs and dependencies as outlined in the policy paper, “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change” 

What happened this week?

Belize: Hurricane Earl impacts Belize: Category 1 Hurricane, Earl, struck Belize early Thursday morning. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has declared an ALL CLEAR for the country. However, major infrastructure and building damage has been reported in addition to blocked roads due to high water levels. Flash flooding has been reported in the Cayo District and communities along the Macal and Mopan Rivers have advised to seek higher ground immediately. Cleanup of the highways is in progress. 29 shelters have been made available housing 907 people... Read more

Bolivia. As of July 31, seven departments, 106 municipalities, and 160,000 people have been affected by the drought in Bolivia. In addition, over 90,000 hectares of agriculture and over 121,000 cattle have been affected. Currently, 104 municipalities have declared a state of emergency... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Korea gives US$10 million boost to Sendai Framework implementation. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has signed a five-year, US$10 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea to support education and training for disaster risk reduction... Read more