Newsletter August 2012 issue
August 13, 2012 / IFNet secretariat
|1. Major water-related disasters from June to July, 2012
1-1.Floods in China
triggered by strong rainfall since June 20 have left 50 people dead and
42 missing in 399 counties in Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang, Fujian,
Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and
Guizhou, with 1.247 million in urgent need of aid, as of June 29.
1-2.Landslide and Flood in Bangladesh
floods and landslides for five days of heavy rain since 22nd of June
caused serious disaster, which at least 100 people have died and 250,000
left stranded in Chittagong, Bandarban and Coxfs Bazar. Days of heavy
rain have caused mud banks to collapse, burying houses and blocking
1-3.Floods in India
triggered by torrential monsoon rains have left 79 people dead and
2.2million forced to leave their homes as of 2nd of July in Assam state
which borders Bhutan and Bangladesh where Brahmaputra River have
breached its banks, while extensive flooding has hit the states of
Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
1-4.Landslide in Uganda
series of landslides in 25th of June covers three villages in Bududa
District near Mount Elgon. More than 100 people were missing and about
30 confirmed killed, while more than 400,000 people could allegedly
require humanitarian aid as the rain intensified, forcing them to
abandon for fear of further landslides.
1-5.Floods and landslides in Russia
floods triggered after 280mm of the two monthsf average rainfall fell
in a few hours in 6th of July have left 171 people dead in Krymsk in
Krasnodar region near Black Sea. In addition to the dead, 320 people
allegedly sought medical assistance.
1-6. Rainstorm in Beijing in China
heaviest rainstorm in six decades in 21st of July has left 77 people
dead, 66,000 people evacuated and 2 million people affected in Beijing,
where the subway system and roads of urban areas in the capital were
1-7. Floods in Nigeria
flood triggered by the heavy rainfall in 22nd of July which has forced
Lamingo Dam to overflow has left 47 people dead, 36 people missing and
more than 200 houses destroyed in Jos, Plateau State capital.
1-8. Flood in North Korea
caused by typhoon Khanun and downpour between July 18th and 24th in the
almost areas of Democratic Peoplefs of Korea left 88 people dead, 134
people injured and 12,030 houses inundated, where the biggest human
loses were reportedly in Sinyang and Songchon counties of South Phyongan
2. World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku
Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku was held on July
3rd and 4th for the purpose to share experiences and lessons learned
from recent large-scale natural disasters, including Great East Japan
Earthquake, to conduct discussions at ministerial level on the major
themes related to disaster reduction. It also aims at building resilient
societies and supporting discussions on establishing post-Hyogo
Framework for Action (HFA) in the third World Conference on Disaster
Reduction in 2015 (which Japan has announced its intention to host).
The detailed information will be found on the below Website.
3. Support for training of Capacity Development of Policy Making in CCA
May 2012, IDI supported JICAfs training course gCapacity Development of
Policy Making in Climate Change Adaption (CCA) in Water Sector (B)h
that 2 legislators and 8 government officials from Viet Nam have
participated to learn policy and useful measures for climate change
adaption in Japan. IDI arranged the lectures from Prof. Koike (The Tokyo
University), MLIT, JMA, and JICA. In addition, participants had made
field trips to the site for fascine mattress method (Soda-Chinsho) in
Niigata Prefecture, flood disaster-affected site in Nara Prefecture, and
Rokko Sabo Office.
this training course, participants from Viet Nam are expected to
develop and promote the legislation on the disaster risk management and
restoration in their country.
is an open network, purpose of the activities is to share experiences
and information on flood issues. We look forward to your active
participation and flood related information to be shared among
participants. Please email to the IFNet secretariat for contact.
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