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05 Feb 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

04 Feb 2016 description

A regional tsunami warning exercise involving sixteen* countries of the Pacific is currently taking place from 1 to 5 February to provide participants with the opportunity to test and give feedback on the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) enhanced forecasting products.

02 Feb 2016 description

On this Edition

  • AHA Centre Emergency Response Organisation Exercise
  • Annual Disaster Report
  • INSIGHT
  • Steps for Continuous Improvement in
  • Emergency Operations at AHA Centre
28 Jan 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region Northern Hemisphere

China (no updates)
As of 31 December, there were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 December 2015, 62 dengue cases were reported with no associated deaths. The number of cases in the month of December decreased sevenfold compared to the number reported in the previous month (n=470) and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

27 Jan 2016 description

Vietnam will be one of the eight Asian countries in collaboration with Japan's Hokkaido and Tohoku Universities to launch a group of miniature satellites which will monitor weather patterns and storms across Asia.

14 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

General inflation in the region was estimated at 2.3 percent, and food price inflation at 2.6 percent in November compared to one year ago.

  • In China, prices for fresh vegetables rose as unusually cold weather in November hampered transport and disrupted supplies to markets.

  • In Indonesia, drought conditions linked to El Niño over large parts of the country resulted in major delays in planting of the main season crops.

14 Jan 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December, there were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 December 2015, 62 dengue cases were reported with no associated deaths. The number of cases in the month of December decreased sevenfold compared to the number reported in the previous month (n=470) and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

Malaysia (no update)

12 Jan 2016 description

Highlights 1-31 December 2015

  • Bangladesh: During December, IOM provided return assistance including food and onward transportation to 116 Bangladeshis under IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Programme. As of 31 December, the total number of returnees is 2,382. To date IOM has provided return assistance to 2,326 Bangladeshi nationals including reinsertion grant for 1,642 Bangladeshis.

08 Jan 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Fri, 8 Jan 2016 09:40 GMT
Author: Reuters

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre

BANGKOK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The number of migrants leaving Myanmar and Bangladesh by boat in the past four months has plummeted because of Thai and Bangladeshi crackdowns on human smugglers, the United Nations and a rights activist said on Friday.

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05 Jan 2016 description

MALAYSIA

  • 132 people were served iniside evacuation centre due to the flooding in Johor.

INDONESIA

  • Flood has affected 5 subdistricts in Jombang District, East Java Province. The intense rains has made the Konto and Varnekel River to overflow. Consequently, many houses and 280 ha of agriculture lands were reportedly submerged by water.
02 Jan 2016 description
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On this edition:

  • 2015: A Year in Review
  • Visioning 2016
  • 27th ACDM Meeting, 3rd Governing Board Meeting of the AHA Centre and related meetings
  • And many more
01 Jan 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2015 estimated at a record level

  • Cereal imports forecast to increase in 2015/16 marketing year (July/June)

Rice production in 2015 estimated at a record level

29 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 1 million people in Burma require humanitarian assistance

  • HCT requests $190 million through newly launched 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan

  • USG contributes additional $5 million for food assistance to IDPs and conflict-affected people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Dec 2015 description

By Ika Koeck, IFRC

In an effort to boost the preparedness of communities living in the flood-prone areas of Kelantan and Terengganu State, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), recently held a boat handover ceremony for the National Society’s Kelantan branch and its five adopted villages.

29 Dec 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (no update)

As of 30 November, there were 3,822 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 30 November 2015, 470 dengue cases were reported. The number of cases in the month of November in 2015 has decreased threefold compared to case numbers reported in the previous month and considerably lower than the number of cases reported in 2014, for the same reporting period. (Figure 1)

Malaysia (no update)