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18 Jul 2017 description

This paper was presented by Paul Power, CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia, for a panel discussion on Refugees and Responsibility at ‘Rethinking governance in an era of global insecurities, regional tensions and rising nationalism’, an international conference hosted by the University of Melbourne’s EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, 17 July 2017

Thinking regionally, not globally

17 Jul 2017 description


The accumulation of heavy rainfall has increased the water volume in rivers which consequently brought flooding to the downstream and low-lying areas such as in Uthai Thani and Chai Nat Provinces. As of now, 20 houses and 4,000 rai of paddy field were reportedly submerged in Uthai Thani. The local authority is in the effort to overcome of further impact of the flooding.


17 Jul 2017 description

To continue delivering humanitarian services, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) with the support from the International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (IFRC DREF), an emergency operation was conducted to provide immediate assistance to the Filipino returnees from the state of Sabah in Malaysia.

As of July 14, 2017, more than 3,000 returnees have arrived in Zamboanga City since the crisis started on February 15. Most of the returnees are from the eastern part of Sabah such as Semporna, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Sandakan-Romero and Sandakan-Kumunak.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

09 Jul 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017

  • 27.7 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

  • 104.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

07 Jul 2017 description

1. Executive summary

Following the Andaman Sea Crisis of May‒June 2015, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bangladesh conducted a community-based study to understand the push factors influencing migrants to travel through irregular channels and the challenges experienced by migrants upon returning to Bangladesh. The study aimed to build the evidence base regarding the needs of returning migrants to inform the development of more effective migrant reintegration practices.

07 Jul 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy


More than 34,000 migrant workers have returned to Myanmar since the Thai government launched a crackdown on illegal foreign workers, according to the Union minister for labor, immigration and population U Thein Swe.

The minister said the two governments were negotiating to issue work permits to undocumented Myanmar workers in Thailand, at the ministry’s press conference on the issue of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and Malaysia in Naypyitaw on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2017 description


  • The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported flooding in Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Dien Bien, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Lai Chau, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Binh Thuan and An Giang Provinces. The incident has caused 1 death, 1 missing and 4 injured. A total of 579 houses and 1,500 ha paddy fields were reportedly inundated.

  • Landslide has affected three districts in Ca Mau Province. At least 25 houses were damaged.


30 Jun 2017 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

30 Jun 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 May 2017, there were 1400 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1113 in immigration detention on the mainland and 287 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 542 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 22,701 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

29 Jun 2017 description


Continuous downpour has caused flashflood in Melaka State. Several villages in Alor Gajah and Jasin were reportedly flooded. The Fire Rescue Department and Civil Defence Force (APM) reported a total of 154 people from 33 families were evacuated due to the flashflood. The Chief Minister of Melaka and authority rushed to provide assistance to the flood victims. 

Additionally, flood also affected Johor Baru where 10 families/43 people were evacuated because of the incident. Meanwhile in Seremban, thunderstorm has damaged 11 houses.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary

23 Jun 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017

  • 25.3 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

  • 107.0 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

19 Jun 2017 description


Flood As a consequence of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, heavy rains poured Mindanao. The situation has triggered flooding in Maguindanao. Based on the latest report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 21 municipalities in Maguindanao Province were affected by flood. Nearly 303,000 people were reportedly affected by this situation.


18 Jun 2017 description


After battered by heavy rain, flash flood hit and inundated Hulu Langat, Selangor State and Batang Padang, Perak State. In Hulu Langat, 98 families or 398 people were evacuated by the local disaster response authority. Four evacuation centres were also established to serve the evacuees.

Meanwhile in Batang Padang, 12 families/48 people were also evacuated. One evacuation centre was set up to accommodate the evacuees.

Additional Data

Affected Families: 108
Affected Persons: 446