Winds of more than 126 kmp/h hit Gopalpur of Odisha between 0430 and 0530 hours IST on 11th October 2018 causing heavy damage worth Rs. 2,200 crores according to the Government assessment. Houses worth Rs. 150 crore and as per input subsidy crops amounting to Rs. 233 crore were damaged.
At least 300 earthquake and tsunami survivors in Sigi regency are cleaning up debris in disaster-hit areas in Central Sulawesi in a cash-for-work relief program sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Governments in low- and middle-income countries are increasingly investing in social protection, and also address many of their own people's 'humanitarian' needs themselves. For their international partners, who may have an important role in filling gaps when household needs exceed national capacity to meet them, support for the strengthening of national systems - combined with a shift from short-run to more durable approaches - is becoming a unifying framework for assistance.
The Caribbean region’s already high vulnerability to natural disasters is likely to be exacerbated as the frequency and severity of disasters increase from climate change effects. But for several reasons, countries in the region invest little in building resilience and rely heavily on ex-post external assistance to recover from such disasters.
The annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo), will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 28 to 30 November 2018.