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21 Nov 2014 description

Southeast Asia Study Shows Gaps in Health Care for Trafficking Survivors

Human trafficking may lead to complex and long-term health complications, according to new research unveiled in Viet Nam today.

The study, carried out in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region by IOM and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, highlights the health outcomes and consequences of human trafficking and calls for greater emphasis on the healthcare needs of victims of trafficking.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Extortion, Discrimination, Abuse Await Those Resettled Under Australian Deal

(Sydney) –The Australian government should press Cambodian authorities to implement key reforms to improve treatment of refugees in Cambodia before transferring any refugees from Nauru, Human Rights Watch said today.

04 Nov 2014 description

BANGKOK, 3 November 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Employment (DOE) says it will need two weeks to complete the registration of 22,000 more migrant workers who could not be registered in time for the October 31 deadline.

01 Nov 2014 description
report Give2Asia

2013 Cambodian Floods

Late September 2013, heavy rains in 20 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces resulted in heavy flooding along the Mekong River and throughout the north and west. In total, the floods killed 188 and displaced 1.7 million people. More than 1,000 schools were completely destroyed, roughly 1,500 miles of roads were washed away, and over 200,000 to 244,000 hectares of rice fields were lost.

31 Oct 2014 description
South East Asia and the Pacific version 1
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 18 000 000

1. CONTEXT

This HIP covers the response to natural and man-made disasters as well as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience activities in South East Asia and the Pacific.

29 Oct 2014 description
report Maplecroft

A combination of climate change vulnerability and food insecurity is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries, including the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines, according to the seventh annual Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas (CCERA) released by global risk analytics company Maplecroft.

29 Oct 2014 description
report IRIN

PHNOM PENH, 29 October 2014 (IRIN) - As Australia moves ahead with a plan to resettle some 1,000 refugees in Cambodia, its government is trying to change a range of laws so as to give it a freer hand to dismiss future asylum claims.

27 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food purchasing power of households decreased 4% in rural areas while in urban areas increased 0.6% month-on-month.

  • Retail price of lowest quality rice in rural and urban areas increased by 2.8% and 0.8% respectively on a month-on-month basis.

  • Wholesale price of mixed rice decreased 3.3% month-on-month and remained stable year-on-year.

  • In September, inflation rate was 3.6%, and overall food prices increased 4.7% year-on-year.

27 Oct 2014 description

Global Highlights

  • During the third quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 13% year-on-year, down by 11% compared to the previous quarter.

  • Real prices of maize have fallen by almost a third since last year. They are down 18% from Q2-2014, reaching levels seen in early 2010.

  • Real prices of wheat dropped by 18% from Q2 to Q3-2014, falling to mid-2010 levels.

  • Real prices of rice are up 7% since Q2-2014.

23 Oct 2014 description

General Overview

Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org

Only significant disasters that satisfy the following criteria will be recorded in ADInet: 1. More than 100 people affected, and 2. Involving more than 1 subdistrict,

21 Oct 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

21 Oct 2014 description

DRC: A resurgence of ADF-NALU attacks in North Kivu are thought to have displaced 100,000 people, and killed at least 80. In South Kivu, there has been a significant increase in IDPs, mainly due to insecurity in Shabunda and Fizi territories. 7.3 million people across the country are estimated to be food insecure.

21 Oct 2014 description

By Angela Carreño and Alison Crawshaw

IOM Thailand, with the support of the Global Fund, is implementing a malaria Behaviour Change Communication campaign to reach migrants and their host communities with malaria and personal protection messages. This includes multilingual comic books, posters, flip charts, board games and radio broadcasts which together have reached almost 170,000 beneficiaries over the first two years of the campaign.

17 Oct 2014 description

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

17 Oct 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2014 main season rice production forecast to decrease slightly
  • Rice exports forecast to decline in 2014
  • Rice prices stable in recent months
  • Overall food security situation satisfactory
16 Oct 2014 description

They run, sniff and sense, though instead of cheese since they were little they were accustomed to TNT, the explosive used for anti-personnel mines. They are the giant African pouched rats, the light protagonists (weighing around 1.5kg, much less than the 5kg that would detonate the ordnances) of a mine clearing project that are helping communities devastated by war.

14 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.

09 Oct 2014 description

Luang Prabang (ICRC) – Twenty-four experts from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam gathered in Luang Prabang today to discuss national policies and best practices that could benefit people injured in accidents involving unexploded ordnance and improve their lives, as well as prevent new victims in the future. The one-day workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).