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Philippines + 14 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin 2013

The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.

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World + 45 others
CERF 2013 Summary

Member States and the private sector contributed $474 million to CERF for 2013—the highest-ever annual total. An additional $6.7 million was pledged and remains outstanding.

CERF received more than $502 million in contributions during 2013, including payments for 2012 and early funding for 2014. See table on the right for more details.

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World + 45 others
CERF Quarterly Update - October-December 2013

CERF and its partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises in the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, affecting 35 million people.

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Philippines + 8 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 29 October - 4 November, 2013

Cyclone Krosa is now south of Hong Kong and is forecast to hit Vietnam. Tropical storm 30 is likely to bring more heavy rain to IDPs in Zamboanga, who are living in camps which have already been flooded.

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Bangladesh: Location Map (2013)

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Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 30 July - 5 August, 2013

In Lao PDR, a dengue outbreak has claimed 77 lives and affected 36,000 people. OCHA has released an emergency cash grant, and the UN is working on a CERF rapid response proposal.

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World + 12 others
Central Emergency Response Fund provides an unprecedented $172 million to neglected emergencies in 2013

These allocations will support vital humanitarian aid in Bangladesh, Chad, Colombia, DPRK, Haiti, Madagascar, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, the Philippines and Somalia.

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Myanmar + 6 others
Asia-Pacific Region 28 May - 3 June, 2013, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Myanmar - Inter-communal violence displaced approximately 1,400 people in Lashio, Shan state on 29 May. Since then many have returned home, however nearly 440 people remain in two sites as of 2 June. The Gov., private donors and humanitarian agencies are providing assistance.
    Source: OCHA

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asia-Pacific Region 21 - 27 May, 2013, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Bangladesh - Tropical Storm Mahasen struck southern districts on 16 May. The Joint Needs assessment (JNA) identified unment needs in shelter, WASH and livelihoods in Patuakali, Bhola and Barguna. The govt and humanitarian partners have started responding and further assessments are being conducted. Source: PDC, OCHA

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Myanmar + 8 others
Asia-Pacific Region 14 - 20 May, 2013, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Bangladesh - Tropical Storm Mahasen struck southern districts on 16 May. The Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) is ongoing and preliminary findings are due to be presented tomorrow (21 May). 17 people have reportedly lost their lives, JNA results will provide a better understand of the impact of the cyclone on shelter and livelihoods.
    Source: PDC, OCHA Flash Update No. 7

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Bangladesh + 1 other
UN OCHA Flash Update 7, Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh and Myanmar

After making landfall in Bangladesh and moving forward to the northeast away from Myanmar, Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and dissipated on 17 May. Relevant storm tracking sites stopped tracking the weather system once it moved over northern Bangladesh early on 17 May.

As of midday today, the Government of Bangladesh had reported six deaths, and a limited number of people in flood affected districts were injured. While assessments are ongoing, in light of the potential damage anticipated over the last five days, reported damage to houses has been limited.

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Bangladesh + 1 other
UN OCHA Flash Update 6, Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh and Myanmar

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, made landfall in Bangladesh on the morning of 16 May (local time), bringing strong winds and heavy rains to Chittagong and surrounding districts. On its current path, it will continue to move northeast from Myanmar and towards the eastern states of India. The current speed at the centre of the storm is around 80 km/h and is expected to reduce its wind speed to 55 km/h as it continues to move inland.

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Myanmar + 1 other
Relocations must continue ahead of Cyclone Mahasen, urges UN

As the people and Government of Myanmar brace themselves for Cyclone Mahasen, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, Mr. Ashok Nigam, has called for the prompt relocation of everyone who will be affected.

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Myanmar + 3 others
UN OCHA Flash Update 5, Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh and Myanmar

Seven people are confirmed dead and more than 3,880 displaced. In Bangladesh, one million people were ordered to evacuate. A total of 35,550 people were relocated in Myanmar.

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Myanmar + 1 other
Bangladesh and Myanmar prepare for Tropical Cyclone

Governments and aid agencies have activated disaster response mechanisms in Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of the expected landfall early Friday (17 May) of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen.

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Myanmar + 2 others
Cyclone Mahasen - Areas Expected to be Impacted, Including IDP Areas and Populations - 15 May, 2013

The highest impact, surge and rainfall predictions are for the Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar areas of Bangladesh but there are serious concerns for Rakhine State, with more than 140,000 IDPs.

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Myanmar + 1 other
UN OCHA Flash Update 4, Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh and Myanmar

The highest impact, surge and rainfall predictions are for the Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar areas of Bangladesh but there are serious concerns for more than 140,000 IDPs in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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Marshall Islands + 5 others
Asia-Pacific Region 7 - 13 May, 2013, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Marshall Islands - The Government has issued an elevated state of disaster due to the severe drought in northern parts of the country, affecting between 3,200 and 5,000 people. Assessments are ongoing and an UNDAC team has arrived in country. WASH is the priority as there is a priority need for safe drinking water.
    Source: OCHA

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Myanmar + 1 other
Bangladesh and Myanmar Flash Update 3, Cyclone Mahasen (13 May 2013)

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen is currently located approximately 1,220 km (660 nautical miles) south of Kolkata, India, and has moved northwestward over the last six hours. The cyclone is expected to slow down over the next 24 hours before re-curving northeastward, and will slowly track northwards for the next 36 hours as the steering ridge remains weak and continues to re-orient itself. It is anticipated to gradually weaken before making landfall near Chittagong, Bangladesh late in the evening of 16 May or early hours of 17 May. Once it hits land, the cyclone will rapidly dissipate.

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Myanmar + 2 others
Bangladesh & Myanmar Tropical Cyclone Mahasen OCHA Flash Update 2, 12 May 2013

A Red Storm Alert remains in effect for Tropical Cyclone Mahasen which is currently moving across the Indian Ocean towards Bangladesh and Myanmar. The storm is expected to reach land on Thursday (16 May). In its current path the storm is expected to hit just south of Chittagong, Bangladesh but could, depending upon its final trajectory, bring life threatening conditions for millions of people in northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

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