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04 Sep 2015 description


  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region in June was estimated at 2.5 and 2.4 percent, respectively.

  • Prices for limes in the Philippines and Thailand fell by 5.3 percent and 53.5 percent, respectively, in June, but rose by 10.6 percent in Sri Lanka. z Prices for fresh vegetables in China have been fluctuating less on the season’s more plentiful supplies, except for tomato and kidney beans.

01 Sep 2015 description


  • At least 5,000 refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh found themselves stranded at sea in May, when the people smugglers and ship crews who had promised to take them to Malaysia abandoned them en masse in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. An additional 1,000 people who were thought to be at sea in May and remain unaccounted for may have unofficially disembarked without the knowledge of authorities.

01 Sep 2015 description

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Tuesday 9/1/2015 - 02:46 GMT

Australia must put allegations of rape and mistreatment at an immigration camp on the Pacific island of Nauru before a royal commission into child abuse, aid and welfare groups said Tuesday.

A Senate committee on Monday criticised the detention centre on the remote island as inadequate and unsafe for asylum-seekers and called for children to be removed from the facility as soon as possible.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Prak Chan Thul and Lincoln Feast

PHNOM PENH/SYDNEY, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Cambodia said on Monday it did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement with Australia, dealing a blow to the controversial resettlement scheme criticised by rights groups.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

28 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision


Khaing Min Htoo
World Vision Myanmar

“I am very happy that I received these cooking utensils and others materials for my household. It is very useful for us when we return to our home to restart our lives,” says Mar Mar, 30, a mother of an 8-month-old son.

The flood-affected families from the villages of Pwintbyu are displaced and staying in evacuation camps in Yenangyaung, set up by the government.

27 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)


27 Aug 2015 description

August 04, 2015: New Delhi/Dhaka: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the SPRINT Initiative is providing humanitarian assistance to the flood affected people of Bangladesh with a focus on maternal and child health services.

18 Aug 2015 description

By freelance correspondent Danielle Moylan in Kabul

In the hour before dawn, Kabul's streets, bustling by day, are empty, save for a handful of men riding bicycles to work and police officers at checkpoints.

But there is one exception — Kabul's official passport office, where thousands of Afghans have been lining up before sunrise each day to lodge applications. Some are even queuing overnight.

17 Aug 2015 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics

As at 31 July 2015, there were 2,015 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,842 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island. A further 878 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,890 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 Aug 2015 description


  • As of 14 August, the National Natural Disaster Management Committee of Myanmar (NNDMC) reported that 105 people have died and 1,368,867 people are affected by the flood in 13 states and regions.

  • Early recovery works have started in many places. Local authorities with the communities are working together in cleaning debris and repairing public facilities.

  • The ASEAN-Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) are stationed in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

13 Aug 2015 description

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Aug. 4 (PIA) – Some 1,533 families or 8000 individuals are benefiting from the housing units formally handed over by the Australian Government as part of its broad assistance to communities affected by typhoon Yolanda.

The housing units were handed over in a simple ceremony recently at Palo Municipal Hall, Palo, Leyte followed by visits to the shelter sites in Barangay Libertad in Palo and in Barangay Bagacay in Tacloban, City.

12 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

As of 30 June 2015, there were 43 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same reporting period of the previous three years, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).


11 Aug 2015 description

The family of a female Iranian asylum seeker, who was allegedly raped three months ago in Nauru, say the Federal Government has refused to allow her to be treated in Australia.

In May, 23-year-old Nazanin Bagheri left the Nauru detention centre to visit friends on the island.

She was raped as she made her way back to the family camp.

Ms Bagheri's brother Omid said following the attack, staff from medical provider, IHMS, informed the family his deeply traumatised sister would be sent to Australia for treatment.

10 Aug 2015 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children receives million dollar donation from the Australian government and warns that up to 100,000 children don’t have sufficient food and access to clean water in flood-hit Myanmar

Save the Children has received a $1 million dollar donation from the Australian government to help children affected by the monsoons floods in Myanmar – a third of Australia’s $3 million response to the devastating floods.

The $1 million donation will be used to support 50,000 people including 20,000 children in Magway Region and Chin State.

10 Aug 2015 description

The Australian Government will deploy a package of humanitarian relief supplies to those displaced by flooding and landslides in Myanmar following Cyclone Komen.

In partnership with the Myanmar Government, Australian non-government organisations and the United Nations, Australia will provide family kits comprising kitchen sets, bedding, clothing, mosquito nets, hygiene kits and school supplies.

06 Aug 2015 description

Sydney, Australia | Thursday 8/6/2015 - 08:02 GMT

Australia Thursday revealed 20 asylum-seeker boats carrying 633 people have been turned back since 2013 as it marked a year since a successful arrival under its hardline immigration policies.

The conservative government has taken a tough line to stop the flow of boatpeople since coming to power in September 2013, turning back vessels when possible in military-led operations.

Those that do arrive on land are denied permanent settlement in Australia.

06 Aug 2015 description

By Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Cochrane

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has declared a human rights inquiry into the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island to be null and void, because of perceived bias.

A three-person bench of the court unanimously decided the judge who started the inquiry was wrong to preside over proceedings and failed to disclose that an expert witness was a friend, according to local media reports.

05 Aug 2015 description

Today I announce the Australian Government will provide a package of support to Myanmar as it responds to the flooding and landslides following Cyclone Komen and heavy monsoonal rains.

This support responds to a request from the Government of Myanmar. Australia will provide $2 million toward the relief efforts. We are working with the Myanmar Government and humanitarian partners to determine how funding will be allocated.

03 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (no update)

As of 30 June, there were 43 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015(Figure 1).