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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – May 19, 2015

Posted by feww on May 19, 2015

Egyptian authorities behaving like animals

Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to the International Federation for Human Rights.

Men, women and children are being raped “to eliminate public protest,” said a report. Detainees are routinely subject to virginity tests, rape and gang rape after arrest.

“The study notes a surge in sexual violence after the Egyptian military takeover in July 2013.”

Time running out for thousands in distress at sea: UNHCR

Time is running out for thousands of people in distress at sea, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday warned, urging governments in the Southeast Asia region to urgently rescue the vulnerable people.

“We estimate that nearly 4,000 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh remain stranded at sea with dwindling supplies on board. This includes some 2,000 men, women and children stranded on at least five boats near the Myanmar-Bangladesh coasts for more than 40 days. Unconfirmed reports suggest the number could be higher,” UNHCR spokesman told journalists in Geneva on Tuesday.

Chadians Fleeing Boko Haram

An estimated 32,000 Chadians and other internally displaced persons (IDPs) have fled Boko Haram attacks and crossed the border from Nigeria into Chad’s Lac Chad region since the beginning of January 2015, said IOM.

Islamic State terrorists take control of Ramadi, Iraq

Islamic State terrorists have taken control of Ramadi. At least 500 have been killed and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 already displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing, reported Acaps.

Sudan: Fighting between Southern Reizeigat and Maaliya tribes in Abu Karinka, East Darfur, has reportedly displaced up to 24,000 households – 168,000 people. Those who remain have been cut off from water, food, and fuel aid. Measles cases have climbed to 4,127 so far this year, with West Darfur the worst-affected state. http://geo.acaps.org

Burundi: Displacement has increased sharply with the worsening political crisis. 105,000 people are seeking asylum in neighbouring countries, including 78,000 in Tanzania, where living conditions are worsening rapidly. Political protests continue in Burundi, despite the President warning that protesters will be considered accomplices of perpetrators of the attempted coup. http://geo.acaps.org

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Who made the wonderland so surreal?

Posted by feww on December 18, 2014

Eat your heart out, Alice – Part II

Surreal ( deceptive, extortionate, psychopathic, genocidal)

The number of richest people in the world has more than doubled since the financial crisis, up from 793 in March 2009 to 1,645 in March 2014. Their  aggregate net worth is $6.4 trillion, up from $5.4 trillion just a year ago, according to Forbes.

AND, here are some more of the consequences:

  • Sudan:
    • 6.6 million people (20% of the population) need humanitarian assistance (17/11/2014).
    • 2 million children under 5 are acutely malnourished (OCHA, Aug 2014).
    • 3.5 million people were projected to be in Crisis and Emergency phases of food insecurity by November 2014 (GIEWS, Jun. 2014).
  • South Sudan:
    • 50,000 estimated killed in violence in South Sudan since December 2013 (ICG).
    • 1.4 million IDPs between Dec. 2013 and Sept. 2014 (OCHA).
    • 3.8 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance (OCHA, 30/10/24).
    • More than 1 million people in Crisis and Emergency phases of food insecurity October – December 2014 (FEWSNET, Nov. 2014).
    • From January to March 2015, 2.5 million people are projected to be in  Crisis and Emergency Phase including about half the population of Greater Upper Nile (IPC, Sept. 2014).
  • Chad:
    • 5.5 million people, or 55% of the population, in Chad are affected by humanitarian crisis including 2.2 million children (UNICEF, Nov. 2014).
    • 2.6 million Chadians are estimated to be food insecure or severely food insecure (OCHA, 15/10/2014).

CONTINUED…

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Mega Disasters Uproot 144 Million Africans in 4 Years

Posted by feww on May 26, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
MASS DISPLACEMENTS
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Extreme climatic events, related conflicts displace 144 million in the Horn of Africa

Some 144 million people have been displaced  in the Horn of Africa region between 2008 and 2012 due to the mega disasters caused by climate change, according to a joint report by the Institute for Environment and Human Security of United Nations University, and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

The new report by said thousands of people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of being displaced across borders as extreme weather increases in frequency.

“As extreme weather increases in intensity thousands are at risk of being displaced. Many of the displaced receive some assistance, but the support varies. There is a need for more predictive protection and assistance. We must start in the hardest affected regions,” according to NRC spokesperson.

famine in Africa - Kevin Carter
Sudanese Famine 1993. A vulture patiently awaits a starving Sudanese child to die, dated March 1993. Pulitzer Prize winning photo by the deceased photojournalist Kevin Carter.

The majority of those displaced in the four-year period fled from floods, storms and wildfires and other impacts of climate change, said  the report.

Most of the victims remained in their own countries as internally displaced people, but many fled across the borders to neighboring countries.

“Drought forces people to leave their homes in Somalia and Ethiopia and flee to Kenya, Egypt or Yemen. Most of those fleeing are pastoralists, small scale farmers and agro-pastoralists,” said the report.

The impact of climate-related disasters are intensified by ethnic and political discriminations, according to the report, which cites  armed conflict and lack of humanitarian access in Somalia as major contributing  factors  to worsening conditions caused by the drought and famine.

People are forced to cross borders when Extreme Weather Events flood their habitat, or destroy their crops, said the report.

“Individuals leave for another country for a variety of reasons, but in many cases the driving factor is related to the loss and deterioration of livelihood,” said representative from UNU.

 

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Disaster Declared in 15 Counties in Arkansas, 10 in Iowa

Posted by feww on April 12, 2013

Severe storm, tornado cause significant damage to Arkansas counties

Arkansas Governor Beebe declared 15 counties across Arkansas disaster areas on Thursday, a day after a severe storm and at least one tornado swept through the state.

An EF-2 tornado touched down in the Botkinburg area of Van Buren County on Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

The tornado had peak winds of up to 135 mph and a width of about 400 yards; it damaged or destroyed dozens of houses.

Counties covered under the declaration are Cleburne, Conway, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Lincoln, Montgomery, Polk, Sharp, Stone, Union, Van Buren, White, and Yell Counties.

Damage assessments continue, and additional counties may be added to the disaster declaration, according to Gov. Beebe’s Office.

Iowa Disaster Declaration

Governor Branstad has declared disaster for 10 counties in northwest Iowa following the losses and damage caused by severe weather.

Counties included in the proclamation are Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth and Sioux.

Beginning April 9, severe storm systems affected the state of Iowa.  The storm systems spawned severe weather, including damaging winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, freezing rains, and ice storms and caused significant damage to public and private property, power outages resulting from downed power lines and poles, and large debris piles. Full declaration posted here.

Iowa Disaster Declaration #2

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 22 Iowa counties as disaster areas due to the combined effects of freezing temperatures and continuing drought conditions.

Other Disaster Declarations in Iowa

“Kossuth County, Iowa has been designated as a primary disaster area for drought conditions beginning March 15, 2013 and continuing. Seven Iowa counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for program based on this designation. The contiguous counties are: Emmet, Hancock, Humboldt, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Winnebago, and Wright,” said a report.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on Tokyo

Pyongyang  has decried Japan’s standing order to shoot down any North Korean missile heading toward Japanese islands, threatening a nuclear strike against Tokyo.

If Japan maintains its “hostile posture,”  N. Korea has warned, Tokyo would be “consumed in nuclear flames.”

At least 50,000 Sudanese flee to Chad amid Darfur clashes

More than 50,000 Sudanese have fled into southeastern Chad since last week following renewed tribal conflict in the Darfur region, UN officials said. Some 74,000 refugees have fled to Chad in the past two months, the UN High Commission for Refugees said, Reuters reported.

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DISASTER CALENDARApril 12, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,065 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,065 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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