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19 Jan 2017 description

About 56,000 Rohingya live in Malaysia having fled and unrest and persecution in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar on Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks on Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world's Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding "humanitarian tragedy".

16 Jan 2017 description

In Malaysia, on December 31st 2016, heavy rains caused serious floods that hit Kelantan and Terengganu and affected over 10,000 residents. Looking down from inside a plane, parts of Terenganu were completely flooded. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in the early morning to seek out temporary shelters. The affected residents were evacuated to higher ground.

13 Jan 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 8-14 January 2016 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, Zika virus and seasonal influenza.

13 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected surface waters extent and evolution in southern Narathiwat Province (Thailand) and Northern Kelantan State (Malaysia) as observed from the Sentinel-1 images acquired on 11 December 2016 and 04 January 2017. Within the analysed area, an increase of surface waters extent was observed in the 04 January 2017 image compared to the 11 December 2016 image: ~71,000 ha of surface water were observed the 11 December 2016 and reached ~108,580 ha the 04 January 2017. All over the analysed area, it corresponds to an evolution of about 50%.

06 Jan 2017 description

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysians have started mobilising the first wave of aid as the flood conditions in Kelantan and Terengganu have taken a turn for the worse with over 23,000 victims evacuated so far.

Many of them are also banding together to make sure their relief supplies reach the east coast flood victims more effectively.

05 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o None

 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

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Jan 2017 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

Seasonal heavy rains have once again caused severe flooding in the East Coast of Malaysia, displacing around 25,000 people in the states of Kelantan and Terengganu. Government reports indicate that nearly 14,500 people remain in 51 evacuation centres in Kelantan, while 4,000 people are taking refuge in 60 recovery centres in Terengganu.

05 Jan 2017 description

The situation

The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the East Coast of Malaysia from 26th December 2016 have caused flooding in two states, namely, Kelantan and Terengganu. The floods have temporarily displaced about 25,000 people and have rendered some villages inaccessible due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. Public facilities including health centres and schools were also inundated. Schools were cancelled in many of the districts as they were converted into evacuation centres.

05 Jan 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 05 Jan 2017.

This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

05 Jan 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 November 2016, there were 1414 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1158 in immigration detention on the mainland and 256 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 560 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 26,186 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

04 Jan 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2098 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015.

Malaysia

04 Jan 2017 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN supports Pidie Jaya EQ relief efforts
  • How to respond during earthquake
  • Story from the ground, as told by an ASEAN-ERAT Members from Malaysia
04 Jan 2017 description
  • 139.7 M required for 2016

  • 45.1 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements

  • 94.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

03 Jan 2017 description
  • 4.2 M required for 2016
  • 809,938 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
  • 3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • 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:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin