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  • Japan: New real-time flood projection system developed by joint Waseda and University of Tokyo team to be tested in Tokyo
    A team of Japanese researchers has developed a flood projection system that they claim is able to provide more accurate real-time estimates than existing ones. The system produces a constantly updated flood map, indicating the projected level of flooding with ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • rescEU: EU establishes initial firefighting fleet for next forest fire season
    To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the summer, the European Commission is launching today the first fleet of firefighting aircraft under the new rescEU system. Seven firefighting airplanes and six helicopters will be part of the rescEU ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Lake sediment records reveal unprecedented nature of recent floods in NW England
    A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009 and 2015 were the largest in 600 years. The research points to the impact of climate ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • WFP to consider suspension of aid in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen
    Source: World Food Programme Country: YemenHumanitarian workers in Yemen are being denied access to the hungry, aid convoys have been blocked, and local authorities have interfered with food distribution and the roll out of a biometric registration system.ROME – The ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Latest IOM report shows more than 830,000 individuals on the move in East and Horn of Africa in 2018
    Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, YemenEthiopians and Somalis made up 87% of the total ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Aid agencies seek $710 million to scale up drought response in Somalia
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: SomaliaThe number of people in crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity or worse is expected to reach 2.2 million by July, if aid is not scaled up. This is ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Rising heat scorches recovery efforts in cyclone-hit Indian state
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: IndiaAs well as having no electricity, not enough clean drinking water and no tree cover, thousands are now exposed to heatwave conditions, with temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.More than 10 million have been affected by ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Girls’ lives shattered by attacks on schools in Kasai, DRC
    Source: Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack Country: Democratic Republic of the CongoThe 2016-17 conflict affected all children, but girls were particularly harmed, used as “magical” forces that would ward off bullets, raped and married to troops. Democratic Republic ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • At least 38 children killed in shelling in Idilb and Hama, Northern Syria
    Source: Save the Children Country: Syrian Arab RepublicTwelve of the 38 children have died in the most recent escalation in violence since the end of April, which has displaced 180,000 people, including 80,000 children.At least 38 children have been killed ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Syrian runner overcomes obstacles to triumph in Lebanon
    Former national obstacle course champion achieves major success in exile, beating the odds to show that 'being a refugee doesn't make us invisible'. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2019-05-19