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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

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.

Read more on AlertNet.

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 Critical Facilities
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Guidance on Housing
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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.