On 8 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency was declared in the Gaza Strip, following an escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and naval bombardment and Palestinian rocket fire into Israel. This is the worst escalation of conflict in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the Israeli occupation, surpassing the length and severity of Israel’s 2008/2009 Operation “Cast Lead”.
The Philippines was hit by three extreme weather disturbances (typhoons) in a span of 10 weeks from 25 September to 1 December 2006, then another lower order typhoon on 9 December. These events triggered landslides, flash floods, mudslides, widespread flooding and together with the associated high winds, caused destruction and damage to homes, community buildings, communications, infrastructure, roads, bridges, agricultural crops and fishing farms.
The 2006 Government-UN Joint Emergency Flood Appeal for Somali Regional State flooding seeks a total of US$7,006,063 to meet emergency non-food requirements as well as medium-term rehabilitation needs for the flood affected areas of the Region, with non-food US$ 6,326,164 and medium-term rehabilitation US$ 679,899 (see summary table below). The food need for the flood victims for three months is estimated to be 19,820 MT, which is to be covered by the DPPA from its existing relief resources or regular programs.
The renewed and spiralling levels of open warfare in the North and the East have shattered the fragile cease-fire causing grave humanitarian consequences including significant civilian casualties and new displacement. Persisting hostilities, albeit localised to some areas of the country, as well as the failure to implement the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA), do not allow hopes for an easy return to normalcy.
This appeal is intended to cover the urgent remaining needs of the population affected by two earthquakes, which hit the southern district of Qumsangir in Tajikistan on the 29th of July 2006. A total of 1,083 houses have been fully damaged and more than 1,500 have been partially damaged. A total of 21,000 people had lived in these fully and partially affected houses.