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19 Dec 2014 description
report Bangkok Post

Republished with permission. © Post Publishing PCL. www.bangkokpost.com

Malaysia hit hard closing Sungai Kolok border crossing

Writer: Post reporters and dpa

Heavy rain and flooding along the Thai-Malaysian border have left one child dead, two people missing, dozens of villages inundated, and the Sungai Kolok border crossing closed.

19 Dec 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


18 Dec 2014 description


Thailand – Severe weather

• Heavy rain caused floods in a number of provinces of southern Thailand in the last week.

• According to media (as of 16 December), two people were reported missing and 22 140 people were affected in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, more than 5 000 people were affected in the province of Patthalung and 300 houses were flooded in Narathiwat province.

• In the next 48h, isolated heavy to very heavy rain may affect parts of the southern provinces of Thailand.

16 Dec 2014 description


Indonesia - Landslide

• The death toll, due to the landslide that affected the regency of Banjanegara in Central Java on 12 December, has risen to 51, while rescue efforts continue for the remaining 75 missing people, according to BNPB, as of 15 December.

Thailand – Severe Weather

• Heavy rainfall has affected southern Thailand in the past couple of days, with 83mm measured in 24h in Nakhon Si Thammarat on 14 December.

15 Dec 2014 description

On 26 December 2004, the world experienced the Indian Ocean Tsunami, one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. At an event held at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand last week, panelists took stock of the progress made in building greater resilience to disasters in Asia-Pacific, and also highlighted outstanding gaps and priorities for the way forward.

10 Dec 2014 description

GENEVE, 10 décembre (HCR) – Le HCR a alerté, mercredi, sur le fait que la communauté internationale perdait de vue la priorité de sauver des vies dans le climat de confusion qui règne entre les pays côtiers et les blocs régionaux sur la réponse à apporter au nombre croissant de personnes s'engageant dans de dangereuses traversées des mers en quête d'asile ou pour migrer.

10 Dec 2014 description

GENEVA, December 10 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Wednesday warned that the international community was losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and regional blocs over how to respond to the growing number of people making risky sea journeys in search of asylum or migration.

05 Dec 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


04 Dec 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)

Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.

03 Dec 2014 description


Flood - Flood in several west coast area causing 1death and 436 evacuated


Wind - Tropical Storm Sinlaku affecting more than 46,000 people and 1,362 people evacuated.


Flood - 155 houses damaged in Central Viet Nam due to Tropical Storm Sinlaku


Several floods and strong wind occurs in Indonesia causing several impacts to population

Flood - Flood in Aceh, Flood in Sukabumi

01 Dec 2014 description

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | Monday 12/1/2014 - 18:00 GMT

The Thai and Malaysian premiers agreed Monday that stalled talks on ending southern Thailand's deadly Muslim insurrection could only resume once all rebel attacks cease and its various insurgent groups come to the table as one.

The conditions spelled out by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, agreed in a meeting with hardline new Thai leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha, appeared to cast doubt on any speedy resumption of the peace talks on the bitter and stubborn conflict.

30 Nov 2014 description

La FAO honore les réalisations du Brésil, du Cameroun, de l’Ethiopie, du Gabon, de la Gambie, de l’Iran, du Kiribati, de la Malaisie, de Maurice, de la Mauritanie, du Mexique, des Philippines et de l’Uruguay

30 novembre 2014, Rome - Treize pays ont obtenu aujourd'hui la reconnaissance de la FAO pour les progrès exceptionnels qu'ils ont réalisés dans la lutte contre la faim et qui leur ont permis d'atteindre les objectifs internationaux avant la date limite de fin 2015.

30 Nov 2014 description

FAO honors achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay

30 November 2014, Rome - Thirteen countries today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement which includes reaching international targets ahead of the end-of-2015 deadline.

24 Nov 2014 description

Weekly Forecast 24 - 30November 2014

Dense fog will be expected in the Northern Thailand, while scattered rain still remain in the Southern States with potential isolated heavy rain in the lower part. Therefore Flooding and landslide is still a potential hazard in the lower part of Thailand Southern States. This will bring similar conditions to Malaysia as several flooding occurred in the past week.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Bangkok Post

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When Abid was five, immigration officials arrested him and his family, Pakistani refugees fleeing religious persecution. The officials took them to the squalid immigration detention centre in central Bangkok. There, they joined hundreds of other refugees detained indefinitely, awaiting some distant possibility of release.

19 Nov 2014 description

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh navy rescued more than 600 boatpeople from a large trawler - carrying Burmese flag - adrift in the Bay of Bengal on November 17, while they were trying to go to Malaysia by sea route, said Noor Mohamed, a local from Teknaf town.

17 Nov 2014 description


Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed one person and damaged 30 houses in West Sumatra Province and inundated 372 houses in Riau Province. In West Java Province, a landslide injured three people and flash floods from the Cisangli River inundated approximately 220 houses, affecting 1,200 people.

Flooding affected over 53,000 people in Aceh Barat Daya and Aceh Jaya Districts.

14 Nov 2014 description

Generando el espacio para que expertos de Indonesia, Vietnam, Malasia y Tailandia compartieran sus experiencias en la formulación de políticas y proyectos de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres y Adaptación al Cambio Climático, así como su institucionalidad para la coordinación de estos temas se desarrolló El “Foro de Intercambio de Experiencias con el Sudeste Asiático en Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres”.

11 Nov 2014 description

​La capital colombiana y la zona del bajo Sinú en el Departamento de Córdoba y los Municipios de Lorica, San Bernardo del Viento, Purísima, Chimá y Cotorra, serán la sede del “Foro de Intercambio de Experiencias con Sudeste Asiático en Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres”, que se cumplirá entre el 11 y 14 del presente mes.

10 Nov 2014 description


Affected People 7,500 (est.)

Displaced People 350 (est.)

Weekly Forecast

10 to 16 November 2014
The active low pressure cell over the lower South China Sea is expected over the middle Gulf of Thailand and the southern to the Andaman Sea. More rain and isolated heavy to very heavy rain is expected in the Southern Thailand.

Meanwhile, Medium to heavy rainfall is expected in Central and Northern Sumatera, West Java, East, West and Northern Kalimantan, Western Sulawesi and Central Papua.