PDC showcases joint product innovations with UN OCHA and WFP during humanitarian partnerships conference

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 46 km ESE of Peace River, Canada

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    29 minutes ago WARNING

  • Snow Squall - Orillia, Ontario, Canada

    21 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Tallahassee, FL WFO Region, US

    43 minutes ago WATCH

  • Snowfall - Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 20 km SW of Taupo, New Zealand

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

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    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Tallahassee, FL WFO Region, US

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Syracuse, NY Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Mobile, AL WFO Region, US

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Extreme Cold - Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

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  • High Wind - Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Flood - Atlanta, GA Region, United States

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  • Snowfall - Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

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  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Meander River, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

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  • Blowing Snow - Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Blowing Snow - S of Eastmain, Québec, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Munising, MI Region, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Anmatjere, Northern Territory, Australia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - N of Walpole, Western Australia, Australia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - NE of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Rainfall - Natashquan, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - E of Montreal, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Eastmain, Québec, Canada

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  • Snowfall - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada

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  • Blizzard - Kangirsuk, Québec, Canada

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  • Snowfall - Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme cold - Shanxi Province, China

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Iran and Caspian Sea

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Zhem Basin, SE of Zhem River, Kazakhstan and Caspian Sea

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilindoni, Lindi and Pwani, Tanzania

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Viseu, Pará, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tanjungpinang, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Parnaiba, Piauí, Brazil

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hari Basin, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chennai, Eastern India

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aurangabad, Bihar, India

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Nagchu, Xizang, China

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Hechi, Guangxi, China

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Greece

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Little Current, Ontario, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - W of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Sept-Iles, Québec, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Rainfall - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Hearst, Ontario, Canada

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Babahoyo, Los Rios, Ecuador

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SE of Vallegrande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    14 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Reykjanes Ridge

    15 hours ago WATCH

  • Arctic Outflow - Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Balancan, Tabasco, Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Rosario, Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, NW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Totness, Coronie, Suriname

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mahakam Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, NE of Penner River, India and Bangladesh

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Baoshan, Southwest China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Thanjavur, Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and Duke He Rivers, China

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Cambodia and Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Itapicuru Basin, Brazil

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Buzi Basin, N of Buzi River, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, Thailand

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, N of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Afghanistan and Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Qiantang Jiang Basin, China and Taiwan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Fiji region

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • High Wind - SW of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    21 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Italy

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    4 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

February 19, 2019

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) joined the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and World Food Programme (WFP) to showcase the innovative products of their partnership at the fifth Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) on February 4-8, 2019. More than 2,200 experts gathered at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland to exchange ideas and collaborate on solutions to common humanitarian challenges afflicting nations worldwide.

“We need broad collaboration among a wider group of stakeholders to create a better future for the millions of people around the world affected by humanitarian crises,” said Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller. She described unprecedented challenges being faced by the humanitarian assistance community and the need to work together to adopt collaborative and holistic approaches that, in a globalized society, are often interconnected.

During the five-day event, participants were able to learn about the tangible ways in which PDC, OCHA, and WFP were leading by example to support the cause for collaboration. “We are proud of the work we have done to fill gaps in each of our organizations’ capabilities. As global leaders with a common mission to reduce disaster losses and save lives, we have unique expertise and each of us hold an important piece of the puzzle,” said PDC Disaster Management Specialist, Todd Bosse. He said the new analytical products jointly created by the three international leaders support more efficient and accurate estimation of disaster impacts and humanitarian needs during preparedness and response operations.

By merging information exclusively held by each organization and leveraging PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessment of exposure to any type of hazard in any part of the world—it has opened a world of new possibilities to enhance response and preparedness, according to Mr. John Marinos, Regional Information Management Officer at OCHA’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). “The combined data and scientific modeling capabilities have already been used to support active response operations for major events like the 2018 earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia and left hundreds of thousands in need of assistance.” He said the technological capabilities provide new insights for advanced planning and exercises in data-poor geographic locations like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea where almost no information is available.

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OCHA, WFP, and PDC are already is discussion about expansion of the partnership to include OCHA’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) and other areas around the world. “This is really only the beginning. As we continue to fill gaps in information through WFP programs and PDC’s National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) program, we will be able to improve life-saving activities and preparedness planning on a global scale,” said PDC’s Director of Global Operations and disaster response expert, Dr. Erin Hughey.

During the conference, PDC also held many side meetings to explore new opportunities for collaboration with organizations like INFORM, the International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), MapAction, WFP’s Global Logistics Cluster, the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre, and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines.

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