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03 Mar 2015 description

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

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26 Feb 2015 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

The cumulative number of reported dengue cases in 2014 was 47,331. This is about ten times and eighty times higher compared with the number in 2013 and 2012 respectively due to the dengue outbreak in Guangdong in end of 2014. In January 2015, 19 dengue cases were reported. This number is one-tenth of the previous month (December 2015), and almost the same as the same period in 2013 and 2012 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

26 Feb 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:26 GMT
Author: Andrew R.C. Marshall

THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar, Feb 26 (Reuters) - In this teeming camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, it's easy to overlook the internet huts. The raw emotion they generate is much harder to ignore.

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24 Feb 2015 description

I am very pleased to be here today at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to share some thinking on the future of humanitarian action.

13 Feb 2015 description

Greece
• Snow, rainfall, strong winds, and low temperatures affected Greece over the past three days, causing river overflow and landslides. Infrastructure, including ports, roads and railroads, as well as the electricity supply, were affected throughout the country, according to media. The weather conditions are expected to ameliorate starting 12 February and the ports have reportedly opened again.

12 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

523,592 Refugees and asylumseekers
2,361 Identified unaccompanied minors
1,393,736 Stateless persons
20,000 Estimated irregular maritime departures in 2014

Population of concern

A total of 2.7 million people of concern including 1.4 million stateless and over 700,000 internally displaced.

12 Feb 2015 description
report MERCY Malaysia

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Malaysian Climate

Malaysia is geographically located in South East Asia, consisting of Peninsular Malaysia that shares land and maritime borders with Thailand and Singapore, while East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines. Peninsular Malaysia is covered in forested mountain ranges running from north to south, with on either side low-lying coastal plains. East Malaysia is situated on the island of Borneo, divided between coastal regions, hills, valleys and a mountainous interior.

12 Feb 2015 description

Recovery Program

In reference to the Press Conference held on 12 January 2015, MRC has announced its recovery flood program at Kampung Pasir Tumboh in Gua Musang,

12 Feb 2015 description
report MERCY Malaysia

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Malaysia Climate

Malaysia is geographically located in South East Asia, consisting of Peninsular Malaysia that shares land and maritime borders with Thailand and Singapore, while East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines. Peninsular Malaysia is covered in forested mountain ranges running from north to south, with on either side low-lying coastal plains. East Malaysia is situated on the island of Borneo, divided between coastal regions, hills, valleys and a mountainous interior.

11 Feb 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

The cumulative number of reported dengue cases in 2014 was 47,331. This is about ten times and eighty times higher compared with the number in 2013 and 2012 respectively due to the dengue outbreak in Guangdong in end of 2014. In December 2014, 180 dengue cases were reported. Although this number is lower compared to the previous month (November 2014), it is still higher than in the same period in 2013 and 2012 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

10 Feb 2015 description
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Guidance on Land Use Planning
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Guidance on Livelihood

Ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004. With a view to gathering, learning and sharing from experiences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters in the region that occurred between 1993 and 2013, the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project (TGLLP) was created. The project sought to deliver three principle outcomes: a global lessons learned study, a Discovery Channel documentary tracking the recovery, and a disaster recovery toolkit for recovery practitioners.

05 Feb 2015 description

UN-SPIDER Beijing activities in 2015

02 Feb 2015 description

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) has provided more humanitarian assistance to victims of floods in Malaysia.

The humanitarian aid included 10,000 blankets, 1,000 school bags and 3,000 cookers, besides securing eight boats to facilitate the population's movement in the regions affected by floods water, as boats are deemed the only means of transportation.

The ERC's delegation has distributed aid among victims of the most affected areas, including five villages.

02 Feb 2015 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Like many of the villages in Kelantan, Kampung Pasir Tumboh has been struggling to obtain clean water since mid-December 2014. As one of the areas affected by the floods that devastated three states in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this village of around 450 people was submerged under floodwater that left waist-deep mud and debris in its wake. The floods, which at their peak displaced 230,000 people and killed at least 18, levelled houses to the ground, swept away bridges and damaged the village’s water sources.

29 Jan 2015 description

By Patrick Fuller, IFRC

Efforts to help flood-affected communities across three states of East Coast Peninsular Malaysia, received a significant boost when the Government of the Republic of Korea donated $100,000 US dollars to relief operations supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

29 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Thousands of Rohingya have fled to Malaysia

  • Refugees face threat of abduction and death

  • Penang police say no Rohingya murders there last year

By Aubrey Belford

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Abul Kassim, a Rohingya asylum seeker, was snatched from his home in the northern Malaysian state of Penang on Jan. 12. The next morning, his beaten and bloodied body was found.

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28 Jan 2015 description
report ShelterBox

Since late December, ShelterBox response volunteers have been in Malaysia helping provide shelter for people who have lost their homes after some of the worst flooding seen in at least 50 years.

In the eastern state of Pahang, where more than 130,000 people had been evacuated, a team made up of volunteers Torstein Nielsen (NOR) and Ben Julian (UK) found that the effects of the flooding have reached further than the waters themselves.

26 Jan 2015 description

MALAYSIA

Between mid-Dec and mid-Jan, heavy seasonal rains and strong winds affected large parts of Malaysia causing severe and extensive flooding in Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan. In addition to the three most affected states, four other states in Peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Johor,
Selangor and Perlis States) and one state in East Malaysia (Sabah) also experienced floods due to the heavy rainfalls.