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04 May 2015 description
report Bangkok Post

Trafficking problem huge, Rohingya say

Thousands of Rohingya people who are possibly victims of human trafficking are being kept in at least 60 detention camps scattered throughout mountains along the Thai-Malaysian border, says a former president of the Rohingya Association of Thailand.

27 Apr 2015 description

Allan Dow, Communication Officer

25/04/2015 Bangkok, Thailand

Representatives and scientists from 15 countries in Asia have agreed the establishment of a regional network to exchange information on conservation, preservation and utilization of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR), the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 06:17 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

24 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Bumper 2015 rice production estimated
  • Cereal imports forecast to increase in 2014/15
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose slightly in March 2015 compared to same period last year
23 Apr 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

22 Apr 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 13 April, there were 66 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

09 Apr 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of March 24, there were 41 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015 (19 cases in January and 22 cases in February). Compared with the same period of the previous three years (2012 to 2014), the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased in 2015 (Figure 1)

Malaysia

08 Apr 2015 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

  • Relief items, including kitchen sets and hygiene kits, will be removed from budget and the balance will be returned to DREF; distributions will be undertake concurrently with the final handover of temporary shelters, outside of this DREF operation timeframe as a part of Malaysian Red Crescent Society’s larger recovery plan.

30 Mar 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

28 Mar 2015 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of March 24, there were 41 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015 (19 cases in January and 22 cases in February). Compared with the same period of the previous three years (2012 to 2014), the number of dengue cases reported in China for the months of January and February 2015 has increased (Figure 1).

Malaysia

27 Mar 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity has started rebuilding homes of those affected by the floods in Kelantan, Malaysia. The project will be overseen by Qatar Charity Indonesia and implemented in closer coordination with relevant government ministries, departments and local stakeholders. It seeks to rebuild thirty-two homes that were destroyed by floodwaters with a budget of QAR 360,000 (USD 99,000). Heavy rains in northern Malaysia caused serious flooding, loss of homes and property and the displacement of 120,000 people.

27 March 2015

23 Mar 2015 description
report Amnesty

The arrests of scores of protesters as well as two human rights lawyers in separate incidents yesterday and today in Malaysia are the latest troubling signs of an escalating crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly, Amnesty International said today.

“These latest in a string of recent arrests point to a clear and worrying trend and reveal the very grim reality of the Malaysian authorities’ stance on upholding basic freedoms,” said Hazel Galang-Folli, Amnesty International’s Malaysia Researcher.

13 Mar 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

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

Malaysia

13 Mar 2015 description

Extremely heavy rainfall blanketed important palm oil growing regions in Peninsular West Malaysia during December 2014, causing significant localized flooding and harvest disruptions. Rainfall totals exceeded 1,750 millimeters (70 inches) in some areas, which equates to roughly 300-600 percent of normal for the month. The most seriously affected states were Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan.

03 Mar 2015 description

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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