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Bangladesh + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (26 August - 1 September 2014)

More than one million people are affected by floods in Bangladesh, while in Sri Lanka, low rainfall in August has aggravated the drought, which has hit 1.8 million people.

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Cambodia + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 25 August 2014)

Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.

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World + 10 others
CERF Quarterly Update - April – June 2014

By the close of the second quarter of 2014, donors had contributed $296.1 million to CERF for 2014, bringing total contributions to over 68 per cent of total pledges for the year.

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Delivering emergency care to the most vulnerable

Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.

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Philippines + 4 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 15 - 21 July 2014

In the Philippines, 54 people were reported dead, 100 were injured and three are still missing. Around 525,800 people were displaced and seeking shelter in 1,200 evacuation centres.

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Bangladesh + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 24 - 30 June 2014

In India, monsoon rains have triggered river overflows in the State of Assam, causing damage and evacuations, while in Bangladesh a tornado hit Satkhira district injuring 15 people.

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Sri Lanka + 7 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 10 - 16 June 2014

Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre reports 27 deaths, nine injuries and 104,000 people affected.

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Sri Lanka + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 3 - 9 June 2014

Heavy rainfall in southwest Sri Lanka has resulted in floods and landslides. Government figures indicate 24 people have died while nearly 120,000 have been affected by the floods.

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Bangladesh + 2 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 22 - 28 April 2014

In Myanmar, more than 2,700 people have been displaced following renewed conflict between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army in southern Kachin State.

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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 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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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 $507 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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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.
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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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