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Archive for December 1st, 2014

What Happens to the Billions Poured into the U.N.?

Posted by feww on December 1, 2014

U.N. WFP says has no money for Syrian refugees!

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said today it has suspended a critical program providing food vouchers to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, due to a funding crisis.

Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt have used vouchers to buy food. “Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance will be devastating,” said WFP in a statement.

“A suspension of WFP food assistance will endanger the health and safety of these refugees and will potentially cause further tensions, instability and insecurity in the neighbouring host countries,” said WFP Executive Director. “The suspension of WFP food assistance will be disastrous for many already suffering families.”

Syrian refugees in camps and informal settlements throughout the region are ill prepared for yet another harsh winter, especially in Lebanon and Jordan, where many children are bare foot and without proper clothing. Many tents are drenched in mud and hygiene conditions are growing extremely precarious.

“We are very concerned about the negative impact these cuts will have on the refugees as well as the countries which host them. These countries have shouldered a heavy burden throughout this crisis,” said the WFP Regional Emergency Coordinator for the Syria Crisis.

 

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Significant Quake Strikes Arizona

Posted by feww on December 1, 2014

HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SEISMIC HAZARDS
EQS IN ARIZONA, CARLSBERG RIDGE
SCENARIOS: 704, 703,  700, [500,] 09, 08, 07, 02
.

M4.7 quake strikes SSW of Flagstaff, Arizona

Centered at 34.977°N, 111.740°W the event occurred at a depth of 10.2km (6.4mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.7Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-01 05:57:38 UTC
Location: 34.977°N 111.740°W depth=10.2km (6.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 12km (7mi) N of Sedona, Arizona
  • 25km (16mi) SSW of Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 36km (22mi) NE of Cottonwood, Arizona
  • 172km (107mi) N of Phoenix, Arizona

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Seismicity continues in Carlsberg Ridge

At least 13 significant events have occurred at Carlsberg Ridge, beginning Nov. 25, 2014. The latest event, measuring 5.2Mw and centered at 5.988°N, 61.313°E, occurred at a depth of 10.0km (6.2mi), according to USGS/EHP.

If the USGS data is accurate, all events have occurred at a similar depth of 10km.

FIRE-EARTH POS: 61 ±4
FIRE-EARTH PLE: 8800 644

The latest event (colored red on the map below) occurred at 5.988°N, 61.313°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi).

Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-01 03:47:50 UTC
Location: 5.988°N, 61.313°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 1087km (675mi) SE of Tamrida, Yemen
  • 1221km (759mi) ESE of Bandarbeyla, Somalia
  • 1341km (833mi) NNE of Victoria, Seychelles
  • 1,450km SSE of Salalah, Oman [FEWW estimate]

Carlsberg Ridge
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/NEIC

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‘Hundreds of thousands have fled’ their homes in NE Nigeria

Posted by feww on December 1, 2014

Five+ million  people are food insecure across 11 states in N. Nigeria: OCHA

More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria have been forced to flee their homes amid escalating violence by militant  group Boko Haram, creating a major crisis, aid agencies say.

“There’s a major crisis going on in the northeast, and it’s not being recognized for the crisis it is,” said the country director for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Nigeria. “Since late August, the insurgency movement has been aggressively and progressively taking Adamawa State over and establishing their presence, and what this means is that hundreds of thousands have fled.”

The mass displacement has left “countless” people without access to food, water, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities, said the Relief web.

“You’re talking about huge movements of populations and these people flee with nothing,” said the IRC director in Nigeria. “These are surprise attacks, so people literally come with only their shirts on their backs. They don’t know anybody, they don’t have anything and many aren’t getting anything.”

Worsening Crisis

More than 1.5 million people have been internally displaced since May 2013, when the Nigerian government first declared a state of emergency in the northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, government sources said. Up to 180,000 have taken refuge in neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, the European Union aid body ECHO said.

Food Insecurity

More than five million people are food insecure across 11 states in northern Nigeria this year, said OCHA.

“The crisis that is playing out in northeast Nigeria is always hitting the most vulnerable hardest,” said the UN regional humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel. “We’ve already seen an impact on children, with a big jump in numbers of moderate acute malnutrition in the last six months and there are early indications of big drops in agricultural production in the three states of emergency. And at the rate things are going at the moment, the situation could well get worse.”

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