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27 Sep 2016 description
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Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.

23 Sep 2016 description

Introduction

The 2015/ 2016 global El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, peaked in December 2015 and came to an end in May 2016. It resulted in unseasonably low precipitation levels and increases in temperature by as much as 3 degrees Celsius on average. These weather abnormalities have resulted in what has been characterized as “the worst drought in 50 years” for Southeast Asia.

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

21 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 August 2016, there were 850 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than that reported during the same period in 2015.

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

19 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP successfully implemented its School Feeding Programme including School Meals and Scholarship Programme for the 2015/2016 school year. The Programme will be resumed in November for the new 2016/2017 school year.

  • In the 2015/2016 school year, WFP’s School Feeding Programme reached 300,000 children in Cambodia.

Operational Updates

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

14 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

EU humanitarian assistance

Cambodia: €14.6 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

Lao PDR: €17 million in response to natural disasters since 1998

Vietnam: €26.6 million in response to natural disasters since 1994

Disaster preparedness

€31.7 million for disaster preparedness in the three Mekong countries since 1995, including €1.6 million in 2016-2017

Key messages

09 Sep 2016 description

Every year around the world, more than 250,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries that can cause total or partial paralysis of the limbs and trunk.

09 Sep 2016 description

Two people are killed or injured in Cambodia every week by landmines and unexploded bombs, making it one of the worst affected countries in the world.

Families here rely on MAG’s roving teams to respond quickly to reports of items found around their homes and schools, or on their farmland.

09 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

↗ Ample supplies and improved production prospects kept cereal prices generally under downward pressure. Maize and rice quotations fell the most, while high quality wheat prices firmed on strong demand.

↗ In Africa, food prices in South Sudan declined in August although they remained high, while in Nigeria the weak currency continued to underpin prices. In Southern Africa, decreasing maize quotations in South Africa eased prices in importing countries.

08 Sep 2016 description

Key Updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Malaysia, which previously reported Zika infections in 2014, has reported new mosquito-borne Zika virus infections in the past week

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

08 Sep 2016 description

Reliable access to water is critical for farmers everywhere, but, for many in developing countries grappling with poverty, unemployment, insufficient infrastructure and environmental degradation, climate change brings additional pressure.

To address these impacts, the Government of Canada partnered with UNDP, through the Climate Change Adaptation Facility, to strengthen resilience of vulnerable communities, including introducing solar-powered water supply in Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Mali, Niger and Sudan.

Cabo Verde

08 Sep 2016 description

Colombo, 8 September 2016 – One in seven people globally is a migrant, refugee or an internally displaced person. With countries across South-East Asia Region host to large migrant populations, WHO today called for focused attention to address their health needs.

06 Sep 2016 description

Rio de Janeiro/ICRC – With new injuries, a lack of high-quality medical care and even the collapse of essential services, war and armed violence cause more people to have disabilities. They also aggravate the challenges facing people with a disability, who already have fewer economic opportunities – and, very often, health problems – to cope with. As another humanitarian response to the needs of these victims, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) therefore set up a physical rehabilitation programme.

06 Sep 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 6 September 2016
Subjects: Cambodia

We are very concerned about the escalating atmosphere of intimidation of opposition politicians, their supporters, civil society, and peaceful demonstrators in Cambodia.

06 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No updates)

As of 31 July 2016, there were 237 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015)