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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Neighbors on Alert as China Releases Deluge of Water from Mekong Dam

Radio Free Asia

Huge volumes of water being discharged from a hydropower dam on the Mekong River in southern China’s Yunnan province have placed the country’s downstream neighbors on high alert amid concerns over possible flash floods.

Officials in Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia are closely monitoring levels of the Southeast Asian artery after being informed by Beijing that the 1,750-megawatt Jinghong dam will need to release a huge volume of water downstream from Sept. 5-30 due to heavy rain upstream.

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Philippines + 13 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September


Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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World + 30 others
Cachée sous nos yeux : Une analyse statistique de la violence envers les enfants

De nouvelles données recueillies au niveau mondial mettent en évidence la prévalence de la violence envers les enfants, déclare l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 septembre 2014 – La plus importante collecte de données jamais effectuée sur la violence envers les enfants révèle l’ampleur stupéfiante des sévices physiques, sexuels et psychologiques qu’ils subissent et met en évidence les attitudes qui perpétuent et justifient cette violence, véritablement « cachée sous nos yeux » dans chaque pays et communauté du monde.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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Thailand + 3 others
1,252 Migrant workers have registered at the Surin One Stop Service

SURIN, 2 September 2014 (NNT) - 1,837 Migrant workers have registered at the Surin One Stop Service since it opened on August 4th up to September 1st 2014.

The Surin Employment Authority has stated that since the opening of the Surin One Stop Service for migrant workers, laborers from Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia have been coming in droves. A total of 704 workers have applied for legal documents as hired migrant workers.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Thailand + 7 others
Two Years with No Moon: Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand

A new report details how Thailand’s use of immigration detention violates children’s rights, risks their health and wellbeing, and imperils their development.

Human Rights Watch:

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Cambodia + 1 other
"Third wave" of malaria resistance lurks on Thai-Cambodia border


PHNOM PENH, 29 August 2014 (IRIN) - Public health experts and scientists warn history's third major bout of drug-resistant malaria could spread across Asia to Africa unless "radical action" is taken. Artemisinin-resistant strains on the Thailand-Cambodia border threaten the treatment's efficacy and pose containment challenges.


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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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CWS Initial Appeal: Cambodia Flooding




Cambodia is currently experiencing severe flooding in 12 provinces. More than 43,443 people have already been affected by the floods– of these, 8,881 people have been evacuated from their communities. At least 19 have died.

The flooding has also damaged schools, rural health centers, roads and bridges. At least 121,000 acres of rice fields and 15,000 acres of other crops have been damaged or destroyed by the floods. Nearly 30,000 livestock have also been evacuated.

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Cambodia - Floods (ECHO Daily Flash 22 August)

Floods have been affecting Cambodia since July, due to an early onset of the rainy season, according to local media quoting the National Committee for Disaster Management. As of 19 August, the death toll has reached 45, while over 11 500 families had to evacuate their homes. Water levels are currently declining across the country.

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Philippines + 8 others
ECHO Factsheet – East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific – August 2014

Key messages

  • The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. The three largest disasters worldwide in the past four years have occurred in East and Southeast Asia.

  • Together with implementing partners, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) carries out rapid assessments of needs and delivers immediate help to those affected by natural and man-made disasters. In the period 2013-2014, the Commission allocated more than € 90.69 million in humanitarian funding to the region.

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Myanmar + 1 other
Myanmar Staff Complete HALO Management Course

HALO Trust

Eight men and women from Mon, Karen and Kayah ethnic groups in Myanmar have completed an extensive six-month training course in Cambodia. The newly trained staff then quickly went to work on an inaugural pilot survey project in Mon state

These are significant steps forward for mine action in Myanmar where, despite being one of the most heavily mine-impacted countries in the world, no clearance to international standards has taken place.

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Thailand + 1 other
Thailand and Cambodia step up to address migrant worker problem

BANGKOK, 18 August 2014 (NNT) - Thailand's Director-General of Department of Employment Sumet Mahosot and Cambodian Director-General of the Labor Department Seng Sakada today briefed the press about the controversial migrant worker issue.

The discussion comprised 4 topics. First, there is the requirement of proof of nationality, so Cambodia will arrange for 5 mobile units to check for nationality proof and will issue passports to those who don't have them. Operations are expected to commence in the beginning of September and at least 1,500 passports per day will be issued.

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Army Divers Aid in Cambodia De-mining

By Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers

U.S. Army

KOH RONG, Cambodia, August 14, 2014 — The remnants of war still exist throughout the Pacific theater's waterways. Unexploded ordnance and sunken munitions line the rivers and streams frequently traveled by military and civilian alike.

Nearly a year ago, Army divers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, certified equipped, trained and certified Cambodian Mine Action Center divers on military diving protocol and salvage diving operations.

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Malaysia + 11 others
Dengue Situation Update, 12 August 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

In the last past weeks, Malaysia has experienced an increase in new dengue cases. As of 23 July:

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 53,246
  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 147

The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013. As of 19 July (Table 1):

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 35,264
  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 134
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Thailand + 3 others
Chonburi extends deadline for the registration of migrant workers

CHON BURI, 13 August 2014 (NNT)- Chonburi province will extend the deadline for the registration of undocumented foreign workers from Burma, Cambodia and Laos in keeping with the NCPO’s policy to eliminate human trafficking and labor abuse.

The two One Stop Service centers in the province will be operating until Oct 31st, 2014 while the previous deadline was in mid August. The extension of the deadline was decided on because of the crowd of employees needing registration and the inability of the centers to meet the huge demand for service each day.

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Cambodia: Food Price and Wage Bulletin: No. 65, July 2014


  • Food purchasing power of households increased 4.9% in rural areas while in urban areas decreased 1.6% on a month-on-month.

  • Retail price of lowest quality rice remained stable in rural areas but increased 2.3% in urban areas on a month-on-month basis.

  • Wholesale price of mixed rice increased 1.8% month-on-month and decreased 9.1% year-on-year.

  • The Inflation Rate was 4.9%, food prices increased 0.7% and gasoline prices increased 2.7% month-on-month in June.