This report covers the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013
Around 2,100 delegates from 18 countries and international organizations are attending a joint disaster mitigation exercise, called the Mentawai Megathrust Direx Exercise (MMDirex), hosted by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Padang and Mentawai Island, West Sumatra, from March 17 to 23.
Most countries in South-East Asia do not have any legislation regulating the rights of asylumseekers and refugees, and UNHCR conducts refugee status determination in the absence of a national asylum system. Three countries in South-East Asia have national asylum systems at varying levels of development. One country has limited processing for certain groups under an “admissions board” process.
- Who are we?
The 37 national Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) societies in Asia Pacific work to help the most vulnerable groups in their respective countries who are most affected by disasters and socio-economic and health crises. With their widespread network of grassroots members and volunteers, they seek to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in disaster and non-disaster situations.
- Who are we?
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) seeks to save lives and change minds under its Strategy 2020. This ambition guides the IFRC regional office for Southeast Asia (SEARO) in its support to 11 national Red Cross Red Crescent societies in the region: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012
MANILA, Dec. 21 (PNA) -- A year after typhoon ‘Sendong’ hit Cagayan de Oro City on December 17, 2011, donations continue to pour in for the recovery of victims.
Recently, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman received a check worth P6.4 million from Her Excellency Ambassador Malai Halimah Yussop of the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam for the construction of additional core shelters for typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims.
- Philippines - TC Bopha (Pablo) struck the southern Philippines nearly 2 weeks ago. Nearly 960,000 people remain displaced, of whom almost 26,000 are in 63 evacuation centers. The rest are staying outside of the centers. As of 17 Dec, 1,043 people are reported as dead and another 844 are missing. The GoP continues to lead search and rescue operations, response and damage assessments. Access difficulties from damaged infrastructure remain a key issue.
APEC lends support for health innovation, eyes greater worker productivity, economic sustainability
Issued by the APEC Health Working Group
St Petersburg, Russia, 28 June 2012 – APEC member economies participating in the APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy Wednesday recognized the urgent need for APEC member economies to invest in the health of their populations at all stages of life in order to fully capture the economic returns of a healthy and productive populations.